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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 20 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 15 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.17% 2.39% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.58% 2.58% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £730 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.93% +61.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.50%
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
228 194 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.83% 92.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 68 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £215 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £15.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015, 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 13 (41.94%) TOGAF
2 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (29.03%) Mobile App
5 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (25.81%) Java
5 8 (25.81%) CSS
6 7 (22.58%) SOA
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
6 7 (22.58%) Citrix
6 7 (22.58%) SAML
6 7 (22.58%) Local Government
6 7 (22.58%) OAuth
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (22.58%) Open Source
6 7 (22.58%) CSS3
7 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.13%) Banking
7 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
7 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
7 5 (16.13%) Web Services
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle
8 4 (12.90%) Windows
8 4 (12.90%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (12.90%) Data Management
8 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
8 4 (12.90%) Dynamics AX

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 4 (12.90%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.45%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.23%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.23%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Local Government
3 5 (16.13%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) CSS
2 7 (22.58%) SAML
2 7 (22.58%) OAuth
2 7 (22.58%) CSS3
3 5 (16.13%) Web Services
4 3 (9.68%) REST
4 3 (9.68%) RESTful
5 1 (3.23%) Play Framework
5 1 (3.23%) JSON
5 1 (3.23%) Middleware
5 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Mobile App
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Reference Data
4 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) FlexPod
5 1 (3.23%) Replication
5 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) TOGAF
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (22.58%) SOA
4 7 (22.58%) Open Source
5 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
5 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.90%) Data Management
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Architecture
7 3 (9.68%) Data Governance
7 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Unified Process
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (9.68%) RUP
8 2 (6.45%) ETL
8 2 (6.45%) Change Management
8 2 (6.45%) PRINCE
8 2 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
1 7 (22.58%) Citrix
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) TSYS
3 1 (3.23%) Lagan
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) SAP