The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 11 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
+27 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 73 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.11% 4.11% 3.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.73% 4.49% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 13
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £66.00 £36.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+83.33% +33.33%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
750 712 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.63% 91.40% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 298 433
Average daily rate £375 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 45
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.14 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Architect
North West

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 27 £500 +8.10% 3
Knutsford +12 12 £425 +3.28% 2
Chester +17 11 £440 - 4
Crewe - - - -
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 22 (20.75%) TOGAF
3 21 (19.81%) Java
4 18 (16.98%) Windows
4 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
4 18 (16.98%) Zachman Framework
5 17 (16.04%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (15.09%) Oracle
7 15 (14.15%) Enterprise Architecture
8 14 (13.21%) Information Security
9 13 (12.26%) Service Management
10 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
11 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
11 11 (10.38%) Security Architecture
11 11 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
11 11 (10.38%) CRM
12 10 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (8.49%) Banking
13 9 (8.49%) Migration
13 9 (8.49%) MVC
13 9 (8.49%) Data Architecture
13 9 (8.49%) Dynamics CRM
13 9 (8.49%) Strategic Planning
14 8 (7.55%) Maven
14 8 (7.55%) Marketing
14 8 (7.55%) Jenkins
14 8 (7.55%) DevOps
14 8 (7.55%) .NET
14 8 (7.55%) Adobe

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.66%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.89%) CICS
3 2 (1.89%) IIS
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.94%) SAS
4 1 (0.94%) CMS
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) PaaS
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.55%) WAN
2 7 (6.60%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.72%) LAN
4 4 (3.77%) Wireless
4 4 (3.77%) Firewall
5 3 (2.83%) DNS
5 3 (2.83%) SAN
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.89%) DHCP
7 1 (0.94%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.94%) SMS
7 1 (0.94%) Internet
7 1 (0.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.72%) InterSystems Cache
3 4 (3.77%) DB2
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.94%) Big Data
6 1 (0.94%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Maven
1 8 (7.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Banking
3 8 (7.55%) Marketing
4 4 (3.77%) Retail
5 3 (2.83%) Advertising
6 2 (1.89%) Local Government
6 2 (1.89%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.94%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) .NET
2 7 (6.60%) JMS
2 7 (6.60%) J2EE
2 7 (6.60%) JDBC
2 7 (6.60%) AngularJS
2 7 (6.60%) RESTful
3 6 (5.66%) JNDI
3 6 (5.66%) OSGi
3 6 (5.66%) JSP
4 4 (3.77%) Middleware
4 4 (3.77%) EJB
4 4 (3.77%) SOAP
5 2 (1.89%) JSON
5 2 (1.89%) Visualforce
5 2 (1.89%) Web Services
5 2 (1.89%) XML
5 2 (1.89%) DOM
6 1 (0.94%) XSLT
6 1 (0.94%) CSS
6 1 (0.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.60%) CESG
4 6 (5.66%) Reference Data
4 6 (5.66%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.83%) Life Science
6 2 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.89%) Open Source
6 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) IVR
7 1 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.94%) GIS
7 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.94%) CMDB
7 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 5 (4.72%) UNIX
2 5 (4.72%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.94%) MVS
4 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.75%) TOGAF
2 18 (16.98%) Zachman Framework
3 15 (14.15%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (13.21%) Information Security
5 13 (12.26%) Service Management
6 11 (10.38%) Security Architecture
6 11 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (10.38%) CRM
7 10 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (8.49%) Migration
8 9 (8.49%) MVC
8 9 (8.49%) Data Architecture
8 9 (8.49%) Strategic Planning
9 8 (7.55%) DevOps
9 8 (7.55%) Data Modelling
10 7 (6.60%) SOA
10 7 (6.60%) Project Management
10 7 (6.60%) Security Management
11 6 (5.66%) Data Protection
11 6 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.81%) Java
2 4 (3.77%) SQL
3 3 (2.83%) Apex Code
4 2 (1.89%) XPath
4 2 (1.89%) Python
5 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.94%) C#
5 1 (0.94%) C++
5 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.72%) CISSP
4 4 (3.77%) Degree
5 3 (2.83%) CCIE
5 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.83%) CISA
6 1 (0.94%) PMP
6 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.94%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) BS7799
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.89%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Puppet
1 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.09%) Oracle
3 8 (7.55%) Adobe
4 5 (4.72%) Cisco
5 4 (3.77%) VMware
5 4 (3.77%) IBM
6 3 (2.83%) HP
6 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.89%) Brocade
7 2 (1.89%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.89%) NetApp
7 2 (1.89%) Dell
8 1 (0.94%) SAP
8 1 (0.94%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.94%) Citrix
8 1 (0.94%) Informatica
8 1 (0.94%) AppSense
8 1 (0.94%) FatWire
8 1 (0.94%) Mercator