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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 33 28 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 38 43 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.72% 5.69% 8.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.22% 6.22% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 33
Average daily rate £505 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £244 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £498 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.19% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.03 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.40% +57.14%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
728 691 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.43% 91.40% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 316 331
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 44 26
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.60 £10.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 20 £510 +13.33% 1
Chester -21 5 £730 +102.77%
Knutsford +1 3 £445 +14.83%
Macclesfield +3 2 £467 +33.42%
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (32.38%) Security Cleared
2 31 (29.52%) SC Cleared
3 22 (20.95%) Service Management
3 22 (20.95%) LAN
4 21 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 20 (19.05%) WAN
5 20 (19.05%) Finance
6 19 (18.10%) ITIL
6 19 (18.10%) Zachman Framework
7 18 (17.14%) PaaS
8 17 (16.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (15.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (15.24%) MVS
9 16 (15.24%) High Availability
9 16 (15.24%) Big Data
9 16 (15.24%) IaaS
9 16 (15.24%) Data Analysis
9 16 (15.24%) Asset Management
9 16 (15.24%) Strategic Planning
9 16 (15.24%) VME
10 15 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (14.29%) Oracle
11 14 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (11.43%) Management Information System
12 12 (11.43%) Windows
13 11 (10.48%) Security Architecture
14 10 (9.52%) CISSP
14 10 (9.52%) CESG
15 9 (8.57%) Information Security
15 9 (8.57%) Oracle EBS

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.86%) IIS
3 2 (1.90%) SAS
3 2 (1.90%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.90%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.14%) PaaS
2 16 (15.24%) IaaS
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.95%) LAN
2 20 (19.05%) WAN
3 6 (5.71%) Wireless
4 5 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (4.76%) SAN
5 4 (3.81%) DHCP
6 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.90%) DNS
7 2 (1.90%) SNMP
7 2 (1.90%) Internet
7 2 (1.90%) NAS
8 1 (0.95%) Multicast
8 1 (0.95%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.95%) Network Security
8 1 (0.95%) DWDM
8 1 (0.95%) OSPF
8 1 (0.95%) BGP
8 1 (0.95%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.95%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.24%) Big Data
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.90%) MySQL
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.95%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Maven
1 1 (0.95%) Hudson
1 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 8 (7.62%) Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Local Government
3 4 (3.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Law
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) Middleware
2 4 (3.81%) JSON
3 3 (2.86%) CSS
3 3 (2.86%) HTML
3 3 (2.86%) .NET
3 3 (2.86%) XML
3 3 (2.86%) HTML5
3 3 (2.86%) REST
3 3 (2.86%) CSS3
3 3 (2.86%) Ajax
4 2 (1.90%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.90%) Play Framework
4 2 (1.90%) DOM
4 2 (1.90%) J2EE
4 2 (1.90%) Django
4 2 (1.90%) JMS
5 1 (0.95%) JAXB
5 1 (0.95%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.95%) JNDI
5 1 (0.95%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.52%) CESG
3 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.71%) Reference Data
4 5 (4.76%) Data Integration
4 5 (4.76%) GIS
5 4 (3.81%) Open Source
6 3 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.86%) Life Science
7 2 (1.90%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.95%) Tandem
8 1 (0.95%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.95%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.24%) MVS
1 16 (15.24%) VME
2 12 (11.43%) Windows
3 6 (5.71%) Linux
4 5 (4.76%) UNIX
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.90%) AIX
6 2 (1.90%) Solaris
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.95%) Service Management
2 21 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 19 (18.10%) Zachman Framework
3 19 (18.10%) ITIL
4 17 (16.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (15.24%) Asset Management
5 16 (15.24%) Data Analysis
5 16 (15.24%) Strategic Planning
5 16 (15.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (15.24%) High Availability
6 15 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
7 14 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (10.48%) Security Architecture
9 9 (8.57%) Protective Monitoring
9 9 (8.57%) Information Security
10 8 (7.62%) Information Security Management
10 8 (7.62%) Security Management
10 8 (7.62%) Data Modelling
10 8 (7.62%) Data Protection
11 7 (6.67%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.67%) Java
2 3 (2.86%) Python
2 3 (2.86%) Ruby
2 3 (2.86%) SQL
3 2 (1.90%) XPath
3 2 (1.90%) Scala
3 2 (1.90%) C#
4 1 (0.95%) C++
4 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.95%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (32.38%) Security Cleared
2 31 (29.52%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.52%) CISSP
4 8 (7.62%) CISA
5 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.86%) CCIE
6 1 (0.95%) PMP
6 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.95%) Degree
6 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) BS7799
2 2 (1.90%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.90%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) Puppet
1 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) Oracle
2 7 (6.67%) Cisco
3 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.76%) VMware
4 5 (4.76%) Cyber-Ark
5 4 (3.81%) IBM
6 3 (2.86%) Mercator
6 3 (2.86%) SAP
7 2 (1.90%) HP
7 2 (1.90%) Dell
7 2 (1.90%) ESRI
7 2 (1.90%) NetApp
7 2 (1.90%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.90%) Teradata
7 2 (1.90%) Brocade
8 1 (0.95%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.95%) Google
8 1 (0.95%) F5
8 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.95%) Mapinfo