The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 7 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 96 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.55% 4.24% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.52% 4.64% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 18 17
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£500 £438 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £372 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -24.32%
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
767 754 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.30% 91.39% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 353 470
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 43
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 £8.50 £14.45 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.93 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 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 29 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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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 +13 38 £568 +31.59% 2
Chester +18 13 £440 -
Knutsford +11 12 £425 - 1
Macclesfield -3 4 - - 2
Crewe - - - - 2
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 30 (20.41%) Oracle
2 29 (19.73%) TOGAF
3 28 (19.05%) Finance
4 27 (18.37%) Windows
4 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
4 27 (18.37%) Enterprise Architecture
5 26 (17.69%) Information Security
6 25 (17.01%) Zachman Framework
7 23 (15.65%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 20 (13.61%) Security Cleared
10 19 (12.93%) Java
11 17 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (11.56%) Data Architecture
11 17 (11.56%) Security Architecture
12 16 (10.88%) SC Cleared
12 16 (10.88%) ITIL
13 15 (10.20%) Data Modelling
14 13 (8.84%) CESG
14 13 (8.84%) Oracle EBS
14 13 (8.84%) Service Management
15 12 (8.16%) Migration
16 11 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (7.48%) Banking
16 11 (7.48%) ITSM
16 11 (7.48%) CISSP
16 11 (7.48%) Reference Data
16 11 (7.48%) Protective Monitoring
17 10 (6.80%) Data Integration
17 10 (6.80%) Data Protection

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (4.08%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (3.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.04%) SAS
3 3 (2.04%) IIS
4 2 (1.36%) CICS
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (8.84%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) PaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.44%) WAN
2 7 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.40%) LAN
3 5 (3.40%) Firewall
4 4 (2.72%) Wireless
4 4 (2.72%) SAN
5 3 (2.04%) Internet
5 3 (2.04%) DNS
5 3 (2.04%) DHCP
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.68%) SMS
7 1 (0.68%) LDAP
7 1 (0.68%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.76%) DB2
2 6 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.40%) InterSystems Cache
4 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.72%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.36%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.68%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.68%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.76%) Maven
3 1 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 28 (19.05%) Finance
2 11 (7.48%) Banking
3 7 (4.76%) Retail
3 7 (4.76%) Marketing
4 4 (2.72%) Advertising
5 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.36%) Local Government
5 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.44%) .NET
2 7 (4.76%) J2EE
2 7 (4.76%) JDBC
2 7 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 7 (4.76%) RESTful
3 6 (4.08%) JNDI
3 6 (4.08%) OSGi
3 6 (4.08%) JSP
3 6 (4.08%) JMS
4 5 (3.40%) SOAP
4 5 (3.40%) EJB
5 4 (2.72%) Middleware
6 1 (0.68%) Struts
6 1 (0.68%) Web Services
6 1 (0.68%) Spring
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.68%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.68%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 13 (8.84%) CESG
4 11 (7.48%) Reference Data
5 10 (6.80%) Data Integration
6 5 (3.40%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.04%) Open Source
7 3 (2.04%) Life Science
8 2 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.36%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.68%) IVR
9 1 (0.68%) GIS
9 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.68%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.37%) Windows
2 7 (4.76%) UNIX
3 4 (2.72%) Linux
4 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) MVS
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.73%) TOGAF
2 27 (18.37%) Enterprise Architecture
3 26 (17.69%) Information Security
4 25 (17.01%) Zachman Framework
5 17 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (11.56%) Data Architecture
5 17 (11.56%) Security Architecture
6 16 (10.88%) ITIL
7 15 (10.20%) Data Modelling
8 13 (8.84%) Service Management
9 12 (8.16%) Migration
10 11 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.48%) ITSM
10 11 (7.48%) Protective Monitoring
11 10 (6.80%) Data Protection
11 10 (6.80%) CRM
11 10 (6.80%) Security Management
12 9 (6.12%) MVC
12 9 (6.12%) Strategic Planning
13 8 (5.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.93%) Java
2 6 (4.08%) SQL
3 2 (1.36%) Apex Code
3 2 (1.36%) Python
4 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.68%) C#
4 1 (0.68%) C++
4 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (13.61%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.88%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.48%) CISSP
4 8 (5.44%) CISA
5 4 (2.72%) Degree
5 4 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.72%) CCIE
6 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.80%) BS7799
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.40%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (20.41%) Oracle
2 27 (18.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.44%) Adobe
4 7 (4.76%) VMware
5 6 (4.08%) Cisco
6 5 (3.40%) IBM
6 5 (3.40%) SAP
7 3 (2.04%) Informatica
7 3 (2.04%) HP
8 2 (1.36%) Brocade
8 2 (1.36%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.36%) Dell
8 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.36%) NetApp
9 1 (0.68%) Citrix
9 1 (0.68%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.68%) FatWire
9 1 (0.68%) AppSense
9 1 (0.68%) Mercator
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