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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 18 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 62 136 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.84% 11.88% 10.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.40% 12.43% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 100 54
Median daily rate £650 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £395 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.84 £37.82 £52.25
% change year-on-year
+13.27% -27.61%
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
738 1094 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.30% 95.55% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 743 387
Median daily rate £388 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 72
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.33 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.33% +7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 48 £650 +13.04%
Chester +5 4 £438 -10.25%
Crewe +8 1 £475 -13.63% 1
Wilmslow -5 1 £550 +10.00%
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 45 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.30%) Java
3 40 (24.10%) Security Cleared
4 32 (19.28%) Oracle
5 31 (18.67%) Linux
5 31 (18.67%) SC Cleared
6 30 (18.07%) Migration
7 25 (15.06%) Active Directory
8 23 (13.86%) Data Centre
9 22 (13.25%) Finance
9 22 (13.25%) Windows
10 20 (12.05%) TOGAF
11 19 (11.45%) SOAP
11 19 (11.45%) SOA
11 19 (11.45%) REST
12 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
12 18 (10.84%) JBoss
13 17 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (10.24%) JSON
14 16 (9.64%) Middleware
14 16 (9.64%) J2EE
14 16 (9.64%) JavaScript
15 15 (9.04%) IBM
15 15 (9.04%) Open Source
15 15 (9.04%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (8.43%) HTML5
16 14 (8.43%) Banking
16 14 (8.43%) VMware
16 14 (8.43%) HTML
16 14 (8.43%) SQL

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 18 (10.84%) JBoss
2 11 (6.63%) Apache
2 11 (6.63%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.01%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.41%) CMS
6 2 (1.20%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.20%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (4.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.63%) Office 365
4 6 (3.61%) PaaS
4 6 (3.61%) SaaS
5 5 (3.01%) IaaS
6 4 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.81%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.83%) HTTP
2 8 (4.82%) Internet
3 7 (4.22%) WAN
4 6 (3.61%) DHCP
5 4 (2.41%) LAN
5 4 (2.41%) MPLS
5 4 (2.41%) Network Security
5 4 (2.41%) VPN
6 3 (1.81%) DNS
6 3 (1.81%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.81%) Firewall
6 3 (1.81%) SAN
6 3 (1.81%) SSL
6 3 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.81%) Wireless
7 2 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.20%) Skype
7 2 (1.20%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.23%) MySQL
1 12 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (5.42%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.22%) DB2
4 6 (3.61%) Big Data
4 6 (3.61%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.41%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.41%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.81%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.81%) HBase
7 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.20%) DataStage
7 2 (1.20%) OLAP
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.20%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.20%) QlikView
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.60%) Subversion
1 1 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (13.25%) Finance
2 14 (8.43%) Banking
3 10 (6.02%) Retail
4 5 (3.01%) Law
5 2 (1.20%) Advertising
5 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.45%) REST
1 19 (11.45%) SOAP
2 17 (10.24%) JSON
3 16 (9.64%) J2EE
3 16 (9.64%) Middleware
4 14 (8.43%) CSS
4 14 (8.43%) HTML
4 14 (8.43%) HTML5
4 14 (8.43%) XML
5 13 (7.83%) CSS3
6 12 (7.23%) ActiveMQ
7 11 (6.63%) Apache Camel
7 11 (6.63%) JDBC
8 9 (5.42%) .NET
9 7 (4.22%) Web Services
10 6 (3.61%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.61%) CAML
10 6 (3.61%) Dropwizard
11 5 (3.01%) XSD
12 3 (1.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.86%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.63%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.02%) Visualisation
4 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.22%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.61%) Smart Meter
7 5 (3.01%) Clustering
7 5 (3.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.41%) Biometrics
8 4 (2.41%) CESG
8 4 (2.41%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.41%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.81%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.81%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.81%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.81%) User Experience
10 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.20%) Ontologies
10 2 (1.20%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.67%) Linux
2 22 (13.25%) Windows
3 13 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (6.02%) AIX
5 7 (4.22%) Windows 10
5 7 (4.22%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.61%) HPUX
6 6 (3.61%) Solaris
6 6 (3.61%) Unix
7 5 (3.01%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.60%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (27.11%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.07%) Migration
3 20 (12.05%) TOGAF
4 19 (11.45%) SOA
5 17 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (9.04%) Open Source
7 13 (7.83%) Enterprise Architecture
7 13 (7.83%) High Availability
8 11 (6.63%) E-business
9 10 (6.02%) Data Management
9 10 (6.02%) Project Management
9 10 (6.02%) Service Management
10 9 (5.42%) ArchiMate
10 9 (5.42%) E-Commerce
10 9 (5.42%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (4.82%) Business Transformation
11 8 (4.82%) ITSM
11 8 (4.82%) Microservices
11 8 (4.82%) Service Design
11 8 (4.82%) UML
Programming Languages
1 42 (25.30%) Java
2 16 (9.64%) JavaScript
3 14 (8.43%) SQL
4 13 (7.83%) C
5 11 (6.63%) C++
6 6 (3.61%) C#
6 6 (3.61%) FQL
6 6 (3.61%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.61%) VB
7 2 (1.20%) Perl
7 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.20%) Python
8 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (24.10%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.63%) Degree
4 6 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.81%) CCNP
7 2 (1.20%) CCIE
7 2 (1.20%) CCNA
7 2 (1.20%) CISSP
7 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.60%) CISM
8 1 (0.60%) CITP
8 1 (0.60%) IISP
8 1 (0.60%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.61%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (15.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.22%) XenApp
4 6 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.41%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.81%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) SCCM
2 6 (3.61%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.81%) SCOM
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 32 (19.28%) Oracle
2 18 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.04%) IBM
4 14 (8.43%) VMware
5 13 (7.83%) Citrix
6 9 (5.42%) HP
7 7 (4.22%) EMC
7 7 (4.22%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.22%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.61%) Juniper
9 5 (3.01%) FireEye
10 4 (2.41%) Teradata
10 4 (2.41%) Tripwire
11 3 (1.81%) AppSense
11 3 (1.81%) Forcepoint
11 3 (1.81%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.81%) SAP
12 2 (1.20%) Cisco
12 2 (1.20%) Sybase
12 2 (1.20%) Symantec