Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 19 15
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 100 84 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.59% 6.56% 8.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.96% 6.87% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 52 109
Cheshire median daily rate £525 £500 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £411 £428 £390
90th Percentile £638 £619 £738
North West median daily rate £533 £528 £508
% change year-on-year +0.95% +3.79% -3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £65.75 -
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £65.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year -30.77% +40.54% -22.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,257 1,222 1,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.39% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 872 1,077
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 53
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £38.75 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -6 21 £411 -13.58% 1
Crewe -1 18 £550 +4.76%
Warrington -2 15 £575 -19.58% 5
Chester +1 3 £550 +2.33%
Macclesfield -2 3 £600 +20.00% 5
Runcorn - 1 - - 2
Alderley Edge - 1 £575 -
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 39 (39.00%) Finance
2 29 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (18.00%) IaaS
5 17 (17.00%) SaaS
5 17 (17.00%) Risk Management
6 15 (15.00%) Banking
6 15 (15.00%) Office 365
7 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (12.00%) Information Security
8 12 (12.00%) PaaS
8 12 (12.00%) Waterfall
9 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (11.00%) Virtual Team
9 11 (11.00%) CISM
9 11 (11.00%) Migration
9 11 (11.00%) Project Planning
9 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
9 11 (11.00%) CISSP
10 10 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (9.00%) Java
12 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
13 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (7.00%) DevOps
13 7 (7.00%) Middleware
13 7 (7.00%) Windows
13 7 (7.00%) CRM
13 7 (7.00%) Firewall
14 6 (6.00%) Service Delivery

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 3 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.00%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (18.00%) IaaS
3 17 (17.00%) SaaS
4 15 (15.00%) Office 365
5 12 (12.00%) PaaS
6 10 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (4.00%) Boomi
8 3 (3.00%) iPaaS
9 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) Firewall
2 4 (4.00%) SAN
2 4 (4.00%) WAN
3 3 (3.00%) LAN
3 3 (3.00%) NAS
4 2 (2.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.00%) DMZ
5 1 (1.00%) DNS
5 1 (1.00%) Network Security
5 1 (1.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (1.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) Essbase
2 2 (2.00%) OLAP
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.00%) MarkLogic
3 1 (1.00%) MySQL
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.00%) Text Mining
3 1 (1.00%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.00%) JMeter
2 1 (1.00%) Selenium
2 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (39.00%) Finance
2 15 (15.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.00%) Law
3 3 (3.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
5 1 (1.00%) Local Government
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) Middleware
2 4 (4.00%) Node.js
3 3 (3.00%) .NET
3 3 (3.00%) Web Services
4 2 (2.00%) JSON
4 2 (2.00%) REST
4 2 (2.00%) Spring
5 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.00%) HTML
5 1 (1.00%) HTML5
5 1 (1.00%) jQuery
5 1 (1.00%) OAuth
5 1 (1.00%) RESTful
5 1 (1.00%) SAML
5 1 (1.00%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (1.00%) SOAP
5 1 (1.00%) Taurus
5 1 (1.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Virtual Team
2 5 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.00%) Handset
4 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.00%) PKI
4 3 (3.00%) Replication
4 3 (3.00%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.00%) CESG
5 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.00%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.00%) Fintech
6 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.00%) Android
3 3 (3.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.00%) Linux
4 2 (2.00%) Unix
5 1 (1.00%) AIX
5 1 (1.00%) HPUX
5 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.00%) Solaris
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.00%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.00%) Risk Management
3 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (12.00%) Information Security
4 12 (12.00%) Waterfall
5 11 (11.00%) Migration
5 11 (11.00%) Project Planning
6 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (7.00%) CRM
6 7 (7.00%) DevOps
7 6 (6.00%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (6.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (6.00%) ITIL
7 6 (6.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.00%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (5.00%) Scrum
9 4 (4.00%) ERP
9 4 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.00%) Java
2 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.00%) SQL
4 2 (2.00%) C
5 1 (1.00%) Java 8
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.00%) CISM
2 11 (11.00%) CISSP
2 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) ISEB
4 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) GDPR
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (4.00%) SCCM
4 3 (3.00%) OpenView
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.00%) SAP
3 5 (5.00%) Dell
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle
5 3 (3.00%) HP
5 3 (3.00%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.00%) Veeam
5 3 (3.00%) Veritas
5 3 (3.00%) VMware
6 2 (2.00%) Casewise
6 2 (2.00%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.00%) Informatica
6 2 (2.00%) Zscaler
7 1 (1.00%) EMC
7 1 (1.00%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.00%) IBM
7 1 (1.00%) McAfee
7 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.00%) Sun
7 1 (1.00%) Symantec