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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 28 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 40 93 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.40% 8.64% 12.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 9.05% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 66 70
Median daily rate £475 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £371 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £660 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £490 £490
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.92 £59.50 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-26.18% -2.45%
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
682 1028 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.04% 95.54% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 659 431
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 44 67
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.54 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £33.00 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 27 August 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 27 August 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 21 £445 -25.79%
Chester - 5 £438 - 2
Crewe +11 2 £523 -5.00%
Wilmslow -6 1 £550 +10.00%
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 51 (30.54%) Security Cleared
2 45 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (26.95%) Java
3 41 (24.55%) SC Cleared
4 34 (20.36%) Migration
4 34 (20.36%) Microsoft
5 31 (18.56%) Oracle
5 31 (18.56%) Active Directory
6 30 (17.96%) Windows
6 30 (17.96%) Linux
7 23 (13.77%) Finance
8 20 (11.98%) SOA
8 20 (11.98%) REST
8 20 (11.98%) Data Centre
8 20 (11.98%) Windows Server
9 19 (11.38%) PowerShell
9 19 (11.38%) SOAP
10 18 (10.78%) JBoss
10 18 (10.78%) SCCM
10 18 (10.78%) TOGAF
10 18 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (10.18%) JSON
11 17 (10.18%) JavaScript
12 16 (9.58%) J2EE
12 16 (9.58%) MS Excel
13 15 (8.98%) SQL
13 15 (8.98%) IBM
13 15 (8.98%) Middleware
13 15 (8.98%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (8.98%) High Availability

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 (10.78%) JBoss
2 13 (7.78%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.59%) Apache
3 11 (6.59%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.39%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.39%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.60%) Confluence
6 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.79%) SaaS
3 7 (4.19%) PaaS
4 6 (3.59%) Office 365
5 4 (2.40%) IaaS
6 2 (1.20%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.20%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.78%) HTTP
2 9 (5.39%) Internet
2 9 (5.39%) Skype
3 7 (4.19%) WAN
4 6 (3.59%) DHCP
4 6 (3.59%) Firewall
5 4 (2.40%) LAN
5 4 (2.40%) VPN
6 3 (1.80%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.80%) MPLS
6 3 (1.80%) Network Security
6 3 (1.80%) SSL
6 3 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.80%) Wireless
7 2 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.20%) SAN
7 2 (1.20%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.60%) FTP
8 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.78%) MySQL
2 11 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.39%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (4.19%) DB2
6 4 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.20%) Redis
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.60%) Big Data
8 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.60%) Subversion
2 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.60%) TestComplete
General
1 23 (13.77%) Finance
2 14 (8.38%) Banking
3 10 (5.99%) Retail
4 5 (2.99%) Law
5 3 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.20%) Advertising
6 2 (1.20%) Local Government
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.98%) REST
2 19 (11.38%) SOAP
3 17 (10.18%) JSON
4 16 (9.58%) J2EE
5 15 (8.98%) Middleware
6 14 (8.38%) CSS
6 14 (8.38%) HTML
6 14 (8.38%) HTML5
6 14 (8.38%) XML
7 13 (7.78%) CSS3
8 12 (7.19%) .NET
8 12 (7.19%) ActiveMQ
9 11 (6.59%) Apache Camel
9 11 (6.59%) JDBC
10 9 (5.39%) Dropwizard
11 8 (4.79%) Web Services
12 6 (3.59%) ASP.NET
12 6 (3.59%) CAML
13 5 (2.99%) XSD
14 4 (2.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.98%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.59%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.19%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.19%) Visualisation
4 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.59%) Smart Meter
5 5 (2.99%) CESG
5 5 (2.99%) Clustering
6 4 (2.40%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.80%) User Experience
8 2 (1.20%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) BYOD
9 1 (0.60%) CMDB
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.60%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.96%) Linux
1 30 (17.96%) Windows
2 20 (11.98%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.99%) AIX
6 6 (3.59%) HPUX
6 6 (3.59%) Solaris
7 5 (2.99%) Unix
7 5 (2.99%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) MVS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.36%) Migration
3 20 (11.98%) SOA
4 18 (10.78%) TOGAF
5 15 (8.98%) Enterprise Architecture
5 15 (8.98%) High Availability
6 14 (8.38%) Open Source
7 13 (7.78%) Software Engineering
8 12 (7.19%) E-Commerce
8 12 (7.19%) Technical Architecture
8 12 (7.19%) Test Automation
9 11 (6.59%) ArchiMate
9 11 (6.59%) E-business
9 11 (6.59%) UML
10 9 (5.39%) CRM
10 9 (5.39%) ITSM
10 9 (5.39%) Microservices
10 9 (5.39%) Project Management
10 9 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.79%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.95%) Java
2 19 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 17 (10.18%) JavaScript
4 15 (8.98%) SQL
5 11 (6.59%) C
5 11 (6.59%) C++
6 7 (4.19%) VB
7 6 (3.59%) C#
7 6 (3.59%) FQL
8 2 (1.20%) PHP
8 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (30.54%) Security Cleared
2 41 (24.55%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.19%) Degree
4 5 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CCEA
6 1 (0.60%) CCIE
6 1 (0.60%) CCNA
6 1 (0.60%) CCNP
6 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CLAS
6 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.60%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (18.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.59%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.40%) XenApp
5 3 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (10.78%) SCCM
2 14 (8.38%) SCOM
3 6 (3.59%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 34 (20.36%) Microsoft
2 31 (18.56%) Oracle
3 15 (8.98%) IBM
4 14 (8.38%) VMware
5 12 (7.19%) Citrix
6 9 (5.39%) HP
7 7 (4.19%) EMC
7 7 (4.19%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.19%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.59%) Juniper
9 5 (2.99%) FireEye
10 4 (2.40%) Tripwire
11 3 (1.80%) Forcepoint
11 3 (1.80%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.80%) Teradata
12 2 (1.20%) ATG
12 2 (1.20%) LogRhythm
12 2 (1.20%) SAP
12 2 (1.20%) Symantec
12 2 (1.20%) Talend
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