The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 9 8 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +29
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 126 123 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.27% 12.54% 4.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.03% 13.21% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 95 21
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £438 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £700 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £486
% change year-on-year
- +2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.96 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+42.73% -
Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
967 931 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.16% 94.90% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 584 391
Median daily rate £425 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.54 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Architect in the job title.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Cheshire region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 89 £475 -14.79% 3
Chester -7 11 £450 -2.70%
Runcorn -2 3 - - 1
Knutsford -11 3 £469 -10.71% 2
Macclesfield -12 2 £500 +7.99%
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 85 (31.37%) Migration
2 76 (28.04%) Data Centre
3 67 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (22.51%) Java
5 59 (21.77%) Security Cleared
6 39 (14.39%) SC Cleared
7 38 (14.02%) Linux
8 37 (13.65%) Finance
9 36 (13.28%) Microsoft
9 36 (13.28%) Windows
10 34 (12.55%) IBM
11 33 (12.18%) Oracle
11 33 (12.18%) Enterprise Architecture
12 32 (11.81%) JavaScript
13 30 (11.07%) Active Directory
13 30 (11.07%) VMware
14 24 (8.86%) Citrix
15 22 (8.12%) HP
15 22 (8.12%) JBoss
15 22 (8.12%) Firewall
16 21 (7.75%) LAN
16 21 (7.75%) SOAP
17 20 (7.38%) J2EE
17 20 (7.38%) SOA
17 20 (7.38%) MS Excel
17 20 (7.38%) Internet
18 19 (7.01%) WAN
18 19 (7.01%) .NET
18 19 (7.01%) Web Services
18 19 (7.01%) TOGAF

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 22 (8.12%) JBoss
2 14 (5.17%) Skype for Business
3 13 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.06%) Apache
4 11 (4.06%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.58%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.85%) CICS
6 5 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.11%) Confluence
7 3 (1.11%) Drupal
8 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.74%) Node.js
9 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.58%) Office 365
3 7 (2.58%) SaaS
4 6 (2.21%) PaaS
5 5 (1.85%) IaaS
6 4 (1.48%) SoftLayer
7 3 (1.11%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.12%) Firewall
2 21 (7.75%) LAN
3 20 (7.38%) Internet
4 19 (7.01%) WAN
5 16 (5.90%) VLAN
6 14 (5.17%) Skype
7 12 (4.43%) HTTP
7 12 (4.43%) VPN
8 11 (4.06%) DNS
8 11 (4.06%) Network Security
9 8 (2.95%) IPsec
10 7 (2.58%) DHCP
11 6 (2.21%) SSH
11 6 (2.21%) SSL
12 4 (1.48%) BGP
12 4 (1.48%) FabricPath
12 4 (1.48%) IPv4
12 4 (1.48%) IPv6
12 4 (1.48%) MPLS
12 4 (1.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.43%) MySQL
2 11 (4.06%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (3.69%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.21%) DB2
6 4 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.48%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.37%) Big Data
8 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.21%) Subversion
3 5 (1.85%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.48%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.48%) TestComplete
5 3 (1.11%) JIRA
5 3 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.37%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.37%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 37 (13.65%) Finance
2 17 (6.27%) Banking
3 12 (4.43%) Billing
4 10 (3.69%) Retail
4 10 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.95%) Marketing
6 5 (1.85%) Law
7 4 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.74%) Advertising
8 2 (0.74%) Local Government
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.75%) SOAP
2 20 (7.38%) J2EE
3 19 (7.01%) .NET
3 19 (7.01%) REST
3 19 (7.01%) Web Services
4 17 (6.27%) XML
5 16 (5.90%) Middleware
6 15 (5.54%) CSS
6 15 (5.54%) HTML
7 14 (5.17%) HTML5
7 14 (5.17%) JSON
8 13 (4.80%) CSS3
9 12 (4.43%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (4.06%) Apache Camel
10 11 (4.06%) JDBC
11 10 (3.69%) XSD
12 7 (2.58%) EJB
13 6 (2.21%) ASP.NET
13 6 (2.21%) CAML
14 5 (1.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 76 (28.04%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.01%) FlexPod
3 13 (4.80%) Clustering
4 11 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.95%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.95%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.95%) VCE vBlock
5 8 (2.95%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.21%) User Experience
7 5 (1.85%) CESG
7 5 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.85%) PMI
7 5 (1.85%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.48%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.48%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.48%) iSeries
9 2 (0.74%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.02%) Linux
2 36 (13.28%) Windows
3 18 (6.64%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (5.17%) AIX
6 11 (4.06%) HPUX
6 11 (4.06%) Solaris
7 8 (2.95%) Unix
8 7 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.85%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.11%) MVS
11 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.37%) VMS
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (31.37%) Migration
2 67 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (12.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 20 (7.38%) SOA
5 19 (7.01%) TOGAF
6 18 (6.64%) Software Engineering
6 18 (6.64%) Test Automation
7 17 (6.27%) Network Design
8 16 (5.90%) ArchiMate
9 15 (5.54%) CRM
9 15 (5.54%) High Availability
10 14 (5.17%) Mentoring
10 14 (5.17%) Open Source
11 13 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (4.80%) Project Management
11 13 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (4.43%) E-Commerce
12 12 (4.43%) UML
13 11 (4.06%) E-business
13 11 (4.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.51%) Java
2 32 (11.81%) JavaScript
3 19 (7.01%) PowerShell
4 16 (5.90%) C++
5 12 (4.43%) C
6 11 (4.06%) SQL
7 7 (2.58%) C#
7 7 (2.58%) VB
8 6 (2.21%) FQL
8 6 (2.21%) Python
9 5 (1.85%) Assembly Language
9 5 (1.85%) COBOL
10 4 (1.48%) Lisp
11 2 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (21.77%) Security Cleared
2 39 (14.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.43%) Degree
4 8 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.21%) CCNP
6 5 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.85%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.48%) CCEA
7 4 (1.48%) CCIE
7 4 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.11%) CCNA
8 3 (1.11%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.74%) CLAS
10 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.37%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.06%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.74%) QA
6 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.37%) RMADS
System Software
1 30 (11.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.17%) SCCM
1 14 (5.17%) SCOM
2 6 (2.21%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.74%) StatsD
3 2 (0.74%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.55%) IBM
3 33 (12.18%) Oracle
4 30 (11.07%) VMware
5 24 (8.86%) Citrix
6 22 (8.12%) HP
7 18 (6.64%) Cisco
8 11 (4.06%) Sun
9 10 (3.69%) NetApp
10 9 (3.32%) EMC
11 8 (2.95%) Dell
11 8 (2.95%) Juniper
12 7 (2.58%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.21%) Palo Alto
13 6 (2.21%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.85%) Chordiant
15 4 (1.48%) 3PAR
15 4 (1.48%) ATG
15 4 (1.48%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.48%) Teradata
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