Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 13 6
Rank change year-on-year -16 -7 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 68 113 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.45% 8.67% 13.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.68% 9.22% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 91 183
Cheshire median daily rate £550 £650 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +18.18% +11.11%
10th Percentile £464 £425 £375
90th Percentile £675 £738 £700
North West median daily rate £565 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £53.00 - £59.50

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 1,198 1,226 1,915
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 94.09% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 866 1,282
Cheshire median daily rate £415 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £226 £213 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 61 83
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -13.44% +2.42%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £28.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% -18.60% +30.30%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Warrington -14 20 £613 -5.77% 5
Crewe -18 10 £600 - 3
Knutsford - 9 £510 - 3
Macclesfield +9 6 £563 +18.42% 1
Widnes - 1 £500 - 1
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (22.06%) Java
4 13 (19.12%) Banking
4 13 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (14.71%) SaaS
5 10 (14.71%) TOGAF
5 10 (14.71%) ERP
6 8 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (10.29%) CRM
7 7 (10.29%) Windows
7 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
7 7 (10.29%) PaaS
7 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
7 7 (10.29%) Public Cloud
8 6 (8.82%) SDLC
8 6 (8.82%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (8.82%) Office 365
8 6 (8.82%) Middleware
8 6 (8.82%) Scrum
8 6 (8.82%) Migration
8 6 (8.82%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.35%) Retail Banking
9 5 (7.35%) Blue Coat
9 5 (7.35%) Symantec
9 5 (7.35%) Project Management
9 5 (7.35%) SAP
9 5 (7.35%) .NET
9 5 (7.35%) UML

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 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) SAP SD
2 2 (2.94%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.47%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (14.71%) SaaS
4 7 (10.29%) PaaS
5 6 (8.82%) Office 365
6 2 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.94%) IaaS
7 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Unified Communications
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (4.41%) Firewall
2 3 (4.41%) SSL
3 2 (2.94%) BGP
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (2.94%) LAN
3 2 (2.94%) Network Security
3 2 (2.94%) OSPF
3 2 (2.94%) Skype
3 2 (2.94%) WAN
3 2 (2.94%) Wireless
3 2 (2.94%) WLAN
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.47%) Big Data
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) Essbase
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.88%) Rational Rose
2 3 (4.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.94%) MSI
3 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.47%) Ant
4 1 (1.47%) Hudson
4 1 (1.47%) Maven
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.47%) Selenium
4 1 (1.47%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Middleware
2 5 (7.35%) .NET
3 4 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.88%) Web Services
4 3 (4.41%) Spring
4 3 (4.41%) XML
5 2 (2.94%) J2EE
5 2 (2.94%) Software Packaging
5 2 (2.94%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.47%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.47%) Java EE
6 1 (1.47%) Kafka
6 1 (1.47%) Mason
6 1 (1.47%) Node.js
6 1 (1.47%) OAuth
6 1 (1.47%) React
6 1 (1.47%) RESTful
6 1 (1.47%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.47%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Public Cloud
2 4 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.41%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.94%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.94%) Social Media
4 2 (2.94%) State Machine
5 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Unix
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.71%) ERP
2 10 (14.71%) TOGAF
3 8 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (10.29%) CRM
4 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
5 6 (8.82%) Business Analysis
5 6 (8.82%) Identity Access Management
5 6 (8.82%) Migration
5 6 (8.82%) Scrum
5 6 (8.82%) SDLC
6 5 (7.35%) Project Management
6 5 (7.35%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (7.35%) UML
7 4 (5.88%) Analytics
7 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (5.88%) Open Source
7 4 (5.88%) SOA
7 4 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) Java
2 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.94%) Python
2 2 (2.94%) Ruby
2 2 (2.94%) Scala
3 1 (1.47%) C
3 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) CCDP
1 3 (4.41%) CCNP
1 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) ProxySG
2 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Ansible
1 4 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) WSUS
3 1 (1.47%) CloudForms
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) Blue Coat
2 5 (7.35%) SAP
2 5 (7.35%) Symantec
3 4 (5.88%) Casewise
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle
5 2 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) Capita
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) Google
6 1 (1.47%) HP
6 1 (1.47%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.47%) Veritas