The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Architect
Rank 64 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 8 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.85% 0.39% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.41% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £300 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £63.00 - -
IT 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
854 724 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.04% 94.27% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 423 417
Average daily rate £400 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 52 73
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £41.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

IT Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Architect in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IT Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Architect across the Cheshire region.

IT Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

IT Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

IT Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

IT 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 IT Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Macclesfield +2 7 £281 -37.50%
Warrington - 1 £700 -
IT Architect
North West

IT Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited IT 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 IT Architect in their job title.

1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) AIX
2 7 (63.64%) HPUX
2 7 (63.64%) Solaris
2 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) IBM
2 7 (63.64%) Sun
2 7 (63.64%) HP
2 7 (63.64%) Dell
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Clustering
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
2 7 (63.64%) FlexPod
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 7 (63.64%) VCE vBlock
3 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) Node.js
5 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) IaaS
5 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring

IT Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited IT 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 IT Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
General
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Clustering
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
1 7 (63.64%) FlexPod
1 7 (63.64%) VCE vBlock
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) AIX
2 7 (63.64%) HPUX
2 7 (63.64%) Solaris
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) SABSA
3 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
3 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (9.09%) CISSP
1 1 (9.09%) CLAS
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
1 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) StatsD
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) Dell
1 7 (63.64%) HP
1 7 (63.64%) IBM
1 7 (63.64%) Sun
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix