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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 8 32 20
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 13 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.30% 2.01% 4.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.38% 2.08% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate
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£600 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% +30.76%
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 £44.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -1.66%
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
105 192 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 91.30% 96.48% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 73 39
Average daily rate £376 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £458 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 26
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.64% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.80 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £43.05 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 8 (40.00%) Finance
1 8 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 5 (25.00%) SAP
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (20.00%) DB2
4 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (15.00%) Data Management
5 3 (15.00%) Local Government
5 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (10.00%) Analytics
6 2 (10.00%) Master Data Management
6 2 (10.00%) Metadata Management
6 2 (10.00%) Network Security
6 2 (10.00%) Data Validation
6 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Information Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Data Governance
6 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
6 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Retail
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) DB2
1 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (5.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Local Government
4 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (15.00%) Data Management
4 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Master Data Management
5 2 (10.00%) Metadata Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Information Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Data Governance
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Lagan