The median contractor rate for an Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 11 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 43 104 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.74% 11.34% 9.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.13% 12.02% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 80 67
Median daily rate £475 £473 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.52% -5.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £43.15
% change year-on-year +21.05% +10.08%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 603 865 920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.51% 94.33% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 627 559
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 47
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Cheshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Cheshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Cheshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Cheshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Cheshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +7 6 £475 -2.56% 3
Warrington -16 5 £475 - 2
Chester +9 2 £538 +19.44%
Widnes - 1 £475 -
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 26 (34.21%) Finance
2 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.68%) Banking
4 16 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (19.74%) Office 365
6 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (18.42%) Information Security
6 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
7 13 (17.11%) Web Services
7 13 (17.11%) Migration
8 12 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 11 (14.47%) PaaS
9 11 (14.47%) Virtual Team
10 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
10 10 (13.16%) Project Planning
11 9 (11.84%) High Availability
11 9 (11.84%) Cisco
11 9 (11.84%) Java
11 9 (11.84%) Data Centre
12 8 (10.53%) TOGAF
12 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
12 8 (10.53%) CISM
12 8 (10.53%) SQL
12 8 (10.53%) CISSP
13 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
13 7 (9.21%) Network Design
13 7 (9.21%) NoSQL
13 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
14 6 (7.89%) Security Architecture
14 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.95%) IIS
3 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.32%) SAP MDG
1 1 (1.32%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (19.74%) Office 365
3 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (14.47%) PaaS
5 5 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (6.58%) SaaS
6 3 (3.95%) IaaS
6 3 (3.95%) OneDrive
6 3 (3.95%) Yammer
7 2 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) DNS
1 6 (7.89%) VPN
2 5 (6.58%) Firewall
2 5 (6.58%) LAN
2 5 (6.58%) MPLS
2 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.58%) WAN
3 4 (5.26%) Internet
3 4 (5.26%) Skype
3 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.63%) BGP
5 2 (2.63%) EIGRP
5 2 (2.63%) Intranet
5 2 (2.63%) VoIP
5 2 (2.63%) Wireless
6 1 (1.32%) DMZ
6 1 (1.32%) PSTN
6 1 (1.32%) SAN
6 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.63%) Big Data
3 2 (2.63%) DB2
3 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) GIS
4 1 (1.32%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.32%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.63%) JIRA
2 2 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (1.32%) Ant
3 1 (1.32%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.32%) EasyMock
3 1 (1.32%) JBehave
3 1 (1.32%) JUnit
3 1 (1.32%) Maven
3 1 (1.32%) Mockito
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (34.21%) Finance
2 18 (23.68%) Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Retail
3 6 (7.89%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Local Government
5 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) Web Services
2 6 (7.89%) JSON
2 6 (7.89%) XML
3 5 (6.58%) Apache Camel
3 5 (6.58%) J2EE
3 5 (6.58%) REST
4 4 (5.26%) CSS
4 4 (5.26%) CSS3
4 4 (5.26%) HTML
4 4 (5.26%) HTML5
4 4 (5.26%) OAuth
5 3 (3.95%) .NET
5 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.95%) Ajax
5 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.95%) WAP
6 2 (2.63%) SAML
7 1 (1.32%) JMS
7 1 (1.32%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Virtual Team
2 9 (11.84%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) BYOD
6 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.32%) PKI
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.42%) Information Security
3 13 (17.11%) Migration
4 12 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 10 (13.16%) Project Planning
6 9 (11.84%) High Availability
7 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 8 (10.53%) TOGAF
8 7 (9.21%) Network Design
9 6 (7.89%) Internal Audit
9 6 (7.89%) Load Balancing
9 6 (7.89%) Microservices
9 6 (7.89%) OO
9 6 (7.89%) Re-Platforming
9 6 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (7.89%) Scrum
9 6 (7.89%) Security Architecture
9 6 (7.89%) Security Management
9 6 (7.89%) TDD
9 6 (7.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) Java
2 8 (10.53%) SQL
3 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.95%) C#
6 2 (2.63%) AWK
6 2 (2.63%) Korn
6 2 (2.63%) Perl
6 2 (2.63%) Python
6 2 (2.63%) sed
7 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) CISM
1 8 (10.53%) CISSP
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) CCIE
3 1 (1.32%) CCNP
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) COBIT
2 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.95%) UAG
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.95%) SCCM
2 2 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.32%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.32%) Nagios
3 1 (1.32%) Puppet
3 1 (1.32%) SCOM
3 1 (1.32%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.84%) Cisco
3 4 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.26%) VMware
4 3 (3.95%) Dell
4 3 (3.95%) IBM
4 3 (3.95%) Symantec
5 2 (2.63%) Google
5 2 (2.63%) Juniper
5 2 (2.63%) McAfee
5 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.63%) Splunk
5 2 (2.63%) Trustwave
5 2 (2.63%) Veritas
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix
6 1 (1.32%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.32%) Teradata
6 1 (1.32%) TSYS
6 1 (1.32%) Veeam
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