Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £519 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 27 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -16 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 89 71 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.49% 5.72% 10.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.74% 6.02% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 151
Cheshire median daily rate £519 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £448 £415 £375
90th Percentile £689 £575 £638
North West median daily rate £543 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £65.75 -
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 £47.91
% change year-on-year - +35.67% -18.80%

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 1,321 1,179 1,760
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 94.93% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 823 1,214
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £258 £242 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 68 62
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £41.75 £46.50 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £22.00 £18.99
% change year-on-year -14.59% +15.88% +2.68%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -2 17 £450 -5.26% 8
Crewe - 16 £546 - 2
Warrington +1 11 £513 -6.82%
Chester -3 7 £600 +37.14%
Macclesfield - 4 £613 -
Wilmslow - 4 - - 1
Widnes -4 1 £500 +5.26%
Runcorn - 1 - -
Alderley Edge - 1 £575 - 1
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 38 (42.70%) Finance
2 32 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (17.98%) Risk Management
5 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (14.61%) Banking
7 12 (13.48%) Information Security
7 12 (13.48%) Waterfall
8 11 (12.36%) Project Planning
8 11 (12.36%) TOGAF
8 11 (12.36%) CISM
8 11 (12.36%) CISSP
8 11 (12.36%) Virtual Team
9 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
9 9 (10.11%) Java
9 9 (10.11%) SQL
9 9 (10.11%) SaaS
10 8 (8.99%) Office 365
10 8 (8.99%) SAP
11 7 (7.87%) Project Management
11 7 (7.87%) IaaS
11 7 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
12 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (6.74%) Information Architecture
12 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
12 6 (6.74%) ITIL
12 6 (6.74%) Windows
12 6 (6.74%) ERP
12 6 (6.74%) Customer Requirements

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 1 (1.12%) Confluence
1 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.12%) IIS
1 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.12%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (1.12%) InVision
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.25%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.12%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.11%) SaaS
3 8 (8.99%) Office 365
4 7 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (7.87%) IaaS
5 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.25%) Boomi
5 2 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.12%) DMZ
2 1 (1.12%) DNS
2 1 (1.12%) Firewall
2 1 (1.12%) SAN
2 1 (1.12%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (1.12%) VLAN
2 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.25%) Big Data
3 2 (2.25%) Essbase
3 2 (2.25%) OLAP
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.12%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.12%) Spatial Data
4 1 (1.12%) Text Mining
4 1 (1.12%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Rational Rose
2 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.25%) JIRA
3 1 (1.12%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.12%) Selenium
3 1 (1.12%) SonarQube
General
1 38 (42.70%) Finance
2 13 (14.61%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Law
3 3 (3.37%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Local Government
5 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) Middleware
1 5 (5.62%) Web Services
2 4 (4.49%) .NET
3 3 (3.37%) Node.js
4 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.25%) HTML
4 2 (2.25%) JSON
4 2 (2.25%) REST
4 2 (2.25%) Spring
5 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.12%) CSS
5 1 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.12%) HTML5
5 1 (1.12%) jQuery
5 1 (1.12%) MDX
5 1 (1.12%) OAuth
5 1 (1.12%) SAML
5 1 (1.12%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (1.12%) SOAP
5 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Virtual Team
2 4 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) CESG
4 2 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) Taxonomies
4 2 (2.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.12%) Fintech
5 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.12%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.74%) Windows
2 4 (4.49%) Unix
3 3 (3.37%) Linux
4 1 (1.12%) AIX
4 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.12%) Solaris
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (1.12%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.96%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (17.98%) Risk Management
4 12 (13.48%) Information Security
4 12 (13.48%) Waterfall
5 11 (12.36%) Project Planning
5 11 (12.36%) TOGAF
6 7 (7.87%) Project Management
7 6 (6.74%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (6.74%) ERP
7 6 (6.74%) Information Architecture
7 6 (6.74%) ITIL
7 6 (6.74%) SDLC
7 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.62%) CRM
8 5 (5.62%) DevOps
8 5 (5.62%) Migration
8 5 (5.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) Java
1 9 (10.11%) SQL
2 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.25%) C
3 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.12%) C#
4 1 (1.12%) Java 8
4 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) CISM
1 11 (12.36%) CISSP
2 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) GDPR
1 2 (2.25%) PMO
2 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
3 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.25%) SCCM
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.99%) SAP
3 4 (4.49%) Symantec
4 3 (3.37%) Casewise
4 3 (3.37%) Dell
4 3 (3.37%) McAfee
5 2 (2.25%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.25%) Informatica
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle
5 2 (2.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.12%) Adobe
6 1 (1.12%) Attivio
6 1 (1.12%) Citrix
6 1 (1.12%) EMC
6 1 (1.12%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
6 1 (1.12%) Splunk
6 1 (1.12%) Sun
6 1 (1.12%) Trustwave