The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford 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 11 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 7.81% 7.97% 5.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.20% 9.24% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +14.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Knutsford 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
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
61 119 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 95.31% 86.23% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 57 43
Average daily rate £375 £368 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £176 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
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 Knutsford

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
4 3 (23.08%) Informatica
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) J2EE
4 3 (23.08%) Data Management
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) Change Management
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) Security Management
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) CICS
5 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
5 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 2 (15.38%) JNDI
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) JDBC

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 (15.38%) CICS
2 1 (7.69%) PowerExchange
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) OLAP
2 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle OLAP
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 2 (15.38%) JDBC
2 2 (15.38%) JSP
2 2 (15.38%) JNDI
2 2 (15.38%) JMS
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (7.69%) Struts
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
1 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
1 3 (23.08%) Change Management
1 3 (23.08%) Security Management
1 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
1 3 (23.08%) Validation
1 3 (23.08%) Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
2 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Master Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) OOP
3 1 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Informatica
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (7.69%) FatWire
4 1 (7.69%) Teradata
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle