The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 35 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 5 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.95% 6.62% 12.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 6.80% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate £730 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.77% -15.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
239 147 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.36% 97.35% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 40 22
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £231 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £11.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +216.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Architect
Cheshire

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
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 18 April 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Local Government
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) ERP
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) PaaS
3 2 (20.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Master Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (20.00%) GIS
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (20.00%) SAP

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
General
1 3 (30.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Master Data Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (20.00%) NetApp
2 2 (20.00%) Brocade