The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 13 29 24
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.20% 2.43% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.26% 2.56% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +31.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £888 £450 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -4.34%
Architect
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108 195 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 88.52% 94.66% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 66 46
Average daily rate £400 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 27
Average hourly rate £18.02 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.90% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Chester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Chester region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 6 (35.29%) TOGAF
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) SAP
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (23.53%) DB2
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (17.65%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) Local Government
4 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) Information Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
5 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) UNIX
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 2 (11.76%) Identity Management
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Unified Process
6 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (5.88%) NetWeaver
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe CQ
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
1 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) DB2
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) SAP HANA
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
3 1 (5.88%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Maven
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Local Government
3 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
1 1 (5.88%) OSGi
1 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) TOGAF
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) Information Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Identity Management
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) DoDAF
6 1 (5.88%) MODAF
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Data Management
6 1 (5.88%) Unified Process
6 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
1 5 (29.41%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe