Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £526 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 37 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 17.62% 10.53% 10.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.07% 11.57% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 20
Preston median daily rate £526 £434 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.33% -21.14% +2.33%
10th Percentile £500 £363 £450
90th Percentile £586 £497 £839
Lancashire median daily rate £585 £535 £610
% change year-on-year +9.35% -12.30% +19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Preston median hourly rate £44.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.37% - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £53.00 £46.25 £59.50
% change year-on-year +14.59% -22.27% -27.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Preston
Contract vacancies in Preston with a recognized job title 194 121 177
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.38% 90.98% 90.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 73 97
Preston median daily rate £425 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -22.62% +14.29%
10th Percentile £323 £100 £198
90th Percentile £550 £467 £585
Lancashire median daily rate £406 £388 £430
% change year-on-year +4.84% -9.88% +22.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 37
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +10.29% +55.50%
10th Percentile £19.22 £11.25 £22.56
90th Percentile £56.85 £59.31 £44.00
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.56% +63.64%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Preston

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Preston.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Preston

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Preston over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Preston

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Preston.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Preston

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 30 (81.08%) Migration
2 25 (67.57%) SC Cleared
2 25 (67.57%) Security Cleared
3 20 (54.05%) Data Centre
4 15 (40.54%) Solaris
5 12 (32.43%) AIX
6 9 (24.32%) DNS
7 7 (18.92%) HPUX
7 7 (18.92%) Oracle
8 6 (16.22%) Windows
8 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
8 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
8 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
9 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
9 5 (13.51%) High Availability
9 5 (13.51%) IBM
9 5 (13.51%) Linux
9 5 (13.51%) Clustering
9 5 (13.51%) Firewall
9 5 (13.51%) Identity Management
10 4 (10.81%) N-Tier
11 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
11 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
11 3 (8.11%) Mainframe
11 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (8.11%) Network Design
12 2 (5.41%) VLAN
12 2 (5.41%) Information Architecture
12 2 (5.41%) Middleware
12 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) DNS
2 5 (13.51%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) SAN
3 2 (5.41%) VLAN
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (54.05%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) Clustering
3 4 (10.81%) N-Tier
4 3 (8.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.70%) AS400
5 1 (2.70%) iSeries
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Solaris
2 12 (32.43%) AIX
3 7 (18.92%) HPUX
4 6 (16.22%) Windows
5 5 (13.51%) Linux
6 2 (5.41%) Unix
7 1 (2.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) High Availability
2 5 (13.51%) Identity Management
2 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.11%) Network Design
4 2 (5.41%) Information Architecture
4 2 (5.41%) Network Management
4 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.70%) Change Control
5 1 (2.70%) Conceptual Models
5 1 (2.70%) Data Management
5 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.70%) Master Data Management
5 1 (2.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Perl
1 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (67.57%) SC Cleared
1 25 (67.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.51%) IBM
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.70%) Brocade
6 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) F5
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) Sun