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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 14 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.33% 1.36% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.26% 1.46% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £65.35 £47.00
% change year-on-year
-31.14% +39.04%
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
108 206 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 90.00% 93.21% 96.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 56 59
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 16
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 7 (31.82%) Adobe
1 7 (31.82%) MVC
1 7 (31.82%) TOGAF
1 7 (31.82%) Maven
1 7 (31.82%) Marketing
1 7 (31.82%) RESTful
1 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
1 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 6 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 6 (27.27%) OSGi
2 6 (27.27%) DevOps
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 6 (27.27%) OO
3 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (22.73%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (22.73%) InterSystems Cache
3 5 (22.73%) Local Government
4 4 (18.18%) SAP
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) DB2
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (9.09%) Information Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (22.73%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (4.55%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 5 (22.73%) InterSystems Cache
3 3 (13.64%) DB2
4 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Maven
1 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (31.82%) Marketing
2 5 (22.73%) Local Government
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) RESTful
1 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
2 6 (27.27%) OSGi
3 2 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) MVC
1 7 (31.82%) TOGAF
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) OO
2 6 (27.27%) DevOps
3 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) SOA
6 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
6 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Information Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
6 2 (9.09%) Master Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Adobe
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
3 4 (18.18%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft