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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 19 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 60 94 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.77% 10.25% 8.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.26% 10.82% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 69 44
Median daily rate £450 £550 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £374 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £680 £540
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 £46.25 £59.50 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-22.26% -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
726 869 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.04% 94.77% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 518 397
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £284 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 47 53
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.12 £35.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 July 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 July 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 -3 31 £405 -35.20%
Chester +1 7 £438 -22.22%
Crewe +11 2 £523 -
Macclesfield -3 2 £500 +5.26%
Runcorn +2 1 - -
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 60 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.83%) Java
3 52 (25.37%) Security Cleared
4 43 (20.98%) Migration
5 41 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 41 (20.00%) Oracle
6 38 (18.54%) Microsoft
7 35 (17.07%) Finance
8 34 (16.59%) Windows
8 34 (16.59%) Linux
9 29 (14.15%) Active Directory
10 28 (13.66%) Data Centre
11 25 (12.20%) JavaScript
12 23 (11.22%) JBoss
13 22 (10.73%) SOA
13 22 (10.73%) SQL
14 21 (10.24%) J2EE
14 21 (10.24%) MS Excel
15 20 (9.76%) REST
15 20 (9.76%) Windows Server
16 19 (9.27%) .NET
16 19 (9.27%) SOAP
16 19 (9.27%) XML
16 19 (9.27%) IBM
16 19 (9.27%) PowerShell
17 18 (8.78%) Software Engineering
17 18 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
18 17 (8.29%) Banking
18 17 (8.29%) Test Automation

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 23 (11.22%) JBoss
2 14 (6.83%) Skype for Business
3 13 (6.34%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.37%) Apache
4 11 (5.37%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.41%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.44%) CICS
6 5 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.44%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.44%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.46%) Drupal
8 2 (0.98%) Confluence
8 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (10.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.49%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.90%) SaaS
4 7 (3.41%) Office 365
4 7 (3.41%) PaaS
5 6 (2.93%) IaaS
6 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.46%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.83%) Skype
2 13 (6.34%) HTTP
2 13 (6.34%) Internet
3 9 (4.39%) Firewall
4 7 (3.41%) WAN
5 6 (2.93%) DHCP
6 5 (2.44%) LAN
6 5 (2.44%) VPN
7 3 (1.46%) Intranet
7 3 (1.46%) MPLS
7 3 (1.46%) Network Security
7 3 (1.46%) SSL
8 2 (0.98%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.98%) SAN
8 2 (0.98%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.98%) Wireless
9 1 (0.49%) FTP
9 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.34%) MySQL
2 12 (5.85%) DB2
3 11 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.88%) SQL Server
5 8 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.93%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.98%) Redis
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.49%) Big Data
10 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.93%) Subversion
3 5 (2.44%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.95%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.95%) TestComplete
5 3 (1.46%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.98%) JIRA
6 2 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.49%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (17.07%) Finance
2 17 (8.29%) Banking
3 9 (4.39%) Retail
4 5 (2.44%) Law
5 3 (1.46%) Advertising
5 3 (1.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.98%) Billing
6 2 (0.98%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.24%) J2EE
2 20 (9.76%) REST
3 19 (9.27%) .NET
3 19 (9.27%) SOAP
3 19 (9.27%) XML
4 17 (8.29%) JSON
4 17 (8.29%) Middleware
5 16 (7.80%) Web Services
6 15 (7.32%) CSS
6 15 (7.32%) HTML
7 14 (6.83%) HTML5
8 13 (6.34%) CSS3
9 12 (5.85%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (5.37%) Apache Camel
10 11 (5.37%) JDBC
11 10 (4.88%) XSD
12 9 (4.39%) Dropwizard
13 6 (2.93%) ASP.NET
13 6 (2.93%) CAML
13 6 (2.93%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.66%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.85%) Mainframe
3 11 (5.37%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.90%) Visualisation
5 6 (2.93%) Smart Meter
5 6 (2.93%) User Experience
6 5 (2.44%) CESG
6 5 (2.44%) Clustering
6 5 (2.44%) PMI
7 4 (1.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.95%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.46%) Replication
9 2 (0.98%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.98%) Social Media
10 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.59%) Linux
1 34 (16.59%) Windows
2 20 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.85%) AIX
6 9 (4.39%) Unix
7 8 (3.90%) HPUX
7 8 (3.90%) Solaris
8 5 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.49%) MVS
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (20.98%) Migration
3 22 (10.73%) SOA
4 18 (8.78%) Software Engineering
5 17 (8.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (8.29%) Test Automation
6 16 (7.80%) High Availability
7 14 (6.83%) E-Commerce
7 14 (6.83%) Open Source
7 14 (6.83%) Project Management
7 14 (6.83%) TOGAF
8 12 (5.85%) ArchiMate
8 12 (5.85%) CRM
8 12 (5.85%) TDD
8 12 (5.85%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (5.37%) E-business
9 11 (5.37%) SDLC
9 11 (5.37%) UML
10 10 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (4.39%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 55 (26.83%) Java
2 25 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 22 (10.73%) SQL
4 19 (9.27%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.85%) C
5 12 (5.85%) C++
6 7 (3.41%) C#
6 7 (3.41%) VB
7 6 (2.93%) FQL
8 5 (2.44%) Assembly Language
8 5 (2.44%) COBOL
9 2 (0.98%) PHP
9 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 52 (25.37%) Security Cleared
2 41 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.32%) Degree
4 5 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.95%) CCEA
5 4 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.46%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CCIE
7 1 (0.49%) CCNA
7 1 (0.49%) CCNP
7 1 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.49%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) RMADS
System Software
1 29 (14.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.93%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.95%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (6.83%) SCCM
1 14 (6.83%) SCOM
2 6 (2.93%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.98%) StatsD
4 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 41 (20.00%) Oracle
2 38 (18.54%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.27%) IBM
4 17 (8.29%) Citrix
5 16 (7.80%) VMware
6 11 (5.37%) HP
7 8 (3.90%) EMC
8 7 (3.41%) Juniper
8 7 (3.41%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.41%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.44%) Chordiant
9 5 (2.44%) FireEye
10 4 (1.95%) Tripwire
11 3 (1.46%) ATG
11 3 (1.46%) Cisco
11 3 (1.46%) Forcepoint
11 3 (1.46%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.46%) Sun
11 3 (1.46%) Teradata
12 2 (0.98%) SAP