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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 11 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 105 99 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.43% 9.88% 8.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.12% 10.45% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 71 41
Median daily rate £470 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £420 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.80 £50.79
% change year-on-year
+25.66% -25.57%
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
866 947 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.23% 94.51% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 566 419
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 49 44
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.88% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +5 66 £475 -9.52%
Chester -6 10 £450 -18.18% 2
Runcorn 0 3 - -
Macclesfield -12 2 £500 +5.26%
Knutsford -13 2 £488 -2.50%
Crewe - 1 £570 - 1
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 66 (27.73%) Migration
2 61 (25.63%) Security Cleared
3 59 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (23.95%) Java
5 52 (21.85%) Data Centre
6 44 (18.49%) SC Cleared
7 42 (17.65%) Oracle
8 38 (15.97%) Finance
9 37 (15.55%) Microsoft
10 36 (15.13%) Linux
11 33 (13.87%) Windows
12 29 (12.18%) Active Directory
13 25 (10.50%) IBM
13 25 (10.50%) JavaScript
14 22 (9.24%) Enterprise Architecture
14 22 (9.24%) JBoss
15 21 (8.82%) MS Excel
15 21 (8.82%) SOA
15 21 (8.82%) Citrix
15 21 (8.82%) VMware
16 20 (8.40%) Firewall
16 20 (8.40%) J2EE
16 20 (8.40%) SQL
17 19 (7.98%) .NET
17 19 (7.98%) SOAP
17 19 (7.98%) XML
17 19 (7.98%) PowerShell
17 19 (7.98%) REST
17 19 (7.98%) Windows Server
18 18 (7.56%) Software Engineering

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 22 (9.24%) JBoss
2 14 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 13 (5.46%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.62%) Apache
4 11 (4.62%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.94%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.10%) CICS
6 5 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.10%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.26%) Confluence
7 3 (1.26%) Drupal
8 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.26%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.94%) Office 365
2 7 (2.94%) SaaS
3 6 (2.52%) PaaS
4 5 (2.10%) IaaS
5 4 (1.68%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.40%) Firewall
2 18 (7.56%) LAN
3 16 (6.72%) Internet
4 14 (5.88%) Skype
5 12 (5.04%) HTTP
5 12 (5.04%) VLAN
6 11 (4.62%) VPN
6 11 (4.62%) WAN
7 10 (4.20%) DHCP
8 8 (3.36%) Network Security
9 7 (2.94%) DNS
10 6 (2.52%) IPsec
10 6 (2.52%) SSL
11 5 (2.10%) MPLS
12 4 (1.68%) SSH
13 3 (1.26%) BGP
13 3 (1.26%) Intranet
13 3 (1.26%) IPv4
13 3 (1.26%) IPv6
13 3 (1.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.04%) DB2
1 12 (5.04%) MySQL
2 11 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.20%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.42%) Big Data
7 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.52%) Subversion
3 5 (2.10%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.68%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.68%) TestComplete
5 3 (1.26%) JIRA
5 3 (1.26%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.42%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (15.97%) Finance
2 17 (7.14%) Banking
3 10 (4.20%) Retail
4 6 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.10%) Billing
5 5 (2.10%) Law
6 4 (1.68%) Marketing
7 3 (1.26%) Advertising
7 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.84%) Local Government
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.40%) J2EE
2 19 (7.98%) .NET
2 19 (7.98%) REST
2 19 (7.98%) SOAP
2 19 (7.98%) XML
3 16 (6.72%) Middleware
3 16 (6.72%) Web Services
4 15 (6.30%) CSS
4 15 (6.30%) HTML
4 15 (6.30%) JSON
5 14 (5.88%) HTML5
6 13 (5.46%) CSS3
7 12 (5.04%) ActiveMQ
8 11 (4.62%) Apache Camel
8 11 (4.62%) JDBC
9 10 (4.20%) XSD
10 7 (2.94%) Dropwizard
10 7 (2.94%) EJB
11 6 (2.52%) ASP.NET
11 6 (2.52%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.85%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.46%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.36%) Visualisation
5 6 (2.52%) Smart Meter
5 6 (2.52%) User Experience
6 5 (2.10%) CESG
6 5 (2.10%) Clustering
6 5 (2.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.10%) PMI
7 4 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.68%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.26%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.26%) iSeries
9 2 (0.84%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.13%) Linux
2 33 (13.87%) Windows
3 19 (7.98%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (5.04%) AIX
7 9 (3.78%) Unix
8 8 (3.36%) HPUX
8 8 (3.36%) Solaris
9 5 (2.10%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.84%) MVS
12 1 (0.42%) VMS
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (27.73%) Migration
2 59 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (9.24%) Enterprise Architecture
4 21 (8.82%) SOA
5 18 (7.56%) Software Engineering
6 17 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 15 (6.30%) High Availability
8 14 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 14 (5.88%) Open Source
9 13 (5.46%) ArchiMate
9 13 (5.46%) CRM
9 13 (5.46%) Network Design
9 13 (5.46%) TOGAF
10 12 (5.04%) Project Management
10 12 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.04%) UML
11 11 (4.62%) E-business
11 11 (4.62%) SDLC
11 11 (4.62%) TDD
11 11 (4.62%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.95%) Java
2 25 (10.50%) JavaScript
3 20 (8.40%) SQL
4 19 (7.98%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.04%) C
5 12 (5.04%) C++
6 7 (2.94%) C#
6 7 (2.94%) VB
7 6 (2.52%) FQL
8 5 (2.10%) Assembly Language
8 5 (2.10%) COBOL
9 3 (1.26%) Lisp
10 2 (0.84%) PHP
10 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 61 (25.63%) Security Cleared
2 44 (18.49%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.88%) Degree
4 7 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.10%) CCNP
5 5 (2.10%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.68%) CCEA
6 4 (1.68%) CCIE
6 4 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.26%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.84%) CCNA
8 2 (0.84%) CLAS
9 1 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.10%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.42%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) RMADS
System Software
1 29 (12.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.88%) SCCM
1 14 (5.88%) SCOM
2 6 (2.52%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.84%) StatsD
4 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.42%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (17.65%) Oracle
2 37 (15.55%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.50%) IBM
4 21 (8.82%) Citrix
4 21 (8.82%) VMware
5 13 (5.46%) EMC
6 11 (4.62%) HP
7 9 (3.78%) Juniper
8 8 (3.36%) Cisco
9 7 (2.94%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.94%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.10%) Chordiant
11 4 (1.68%) ATG
11 4 (1.68%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.68%) Teradata
11 4 (1.68%) Tripwire
12 3 (1.26%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.26%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.26%) FireEye
12 3 (1.26%) Riverbed
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