Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 13 7
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 84 132 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.30% 8.93% 11.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.60% 9.52% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 107 190
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.63% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £450 £396 £375
90th Percentile £649 £738 £700
North West median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £53.00 £46.25 £59.50
% change year-on-year +14.59% -22.27% -27.44%

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 1273 1386 1998
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 93.78% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 1002 1326
Cheshire median daily rate £409 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £266
90th Percentile £617 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 86
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 15 £715 +10.00%
Knutsford - 14 £475 -
Crewe -11 6 £550 +5.26% 2
Macclesfield +5 3 £500 -
Chester +1 2 £538 +21.13% 1
Widnes - 1 £500 -
Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 32 (38.10%) Banking
2 31 (36.90%) Finance
3 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (22.62%) Office 365
5 14 (16.67%) Migration
6 13 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (14.29%) PaaS
7 12 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 12 (14.29%) Retail Banking
8 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
8 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (13.10%) Waterfall
9 10 (11.90%) Translating Business Requirements
10 9 (10.71%) SaaS
10 9 (10.71%) Scrum
11 8 (9.52%) Information Security
11 8 (9.52%) Java
11 8 (9.52%) Web Services
11 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
11 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
12 7 (8.33%) SOA
12 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
13 6 (7.14%) Symantec
13 6 (7.14%) XML
13 6 (7.14%) Risk Management
13 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
13 6 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (5.95%) Open Source
14 5 (5.95%) Blue Coat
14 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office

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 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.38%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.38%) IIS
3 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.62%) Office 365
2 13 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (14.29%) PaaS
4 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (10.71%) SaaS
6 4 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.38%) IaaS
7 2 (2.38%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (2.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (3.57%) Firewall
1 3 (3.57%) SSL
2 2 (2.38%) BGP
2 2 (2.38%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (2.38%) DNS
2 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) Intranet
2 2 (2.38%) LAN
2 2 (2.38%) Network Security
2 2 (2.38%) OSPF
2 2 (2.38%) Skype
2 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.38%) VPN
2 2 (2.38%) WAN
2 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.38%) Wireless
2 2 (2.38%) WLAN
3 1 (1.19%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) DB2
2 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MSI
2 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (38.10%) Banking
2 31 (36.90%) Finance
3 12 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) Web Services
2 6 (7.14%) XML
3 4 (4.76%) JSON
3 4 (4.76%) OAuth
3 4 (4.76%) Software Packaging
4 3 (3.57%) .NET
4 3 (3.57%) REST
5 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.38%) Ajax
5 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.38%) CSS
5 2 (2.38%) CSS3
5 2 (2.38%) HTML
5 2 (2.38%) HTML5
5 2 (2.38%) Middleware
5 2 (2.38%) SAML
5 2 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.38%) WAP
6 1 (1.19%) Node.js
6 1 (1.19%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.76%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.57%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.57%) Social Media
4 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.38%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.38%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.38%) State Machine
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Windows
2 3 (3.57%) Unix
3 2 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.67%) Migration
3 12 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 11 (13.10%) Waterfall
5 10 (11.90%) Translating Business Requirements
6 9 (10.71%) Scrum
7 8 (9.52%) Information Security
8 7 (8.33%) SOA
9 6 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 5 (5.95%) Change Management
10 5 (5.95%) Open Source
11 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
11 4 (4.76%) Internal Audit
11 4 (4.76%) Project Planning
11 4 (4.76%) Re-Platforming
11 4 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (4.76%) Security Architecture
11 4 (4.76%) Security Management
11 4 (4.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.52%) Java
2 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.38%) AWK
3 2 (2.38%) C#
3 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.38%) Korn
3 2 (2.38%) sed
3 2 (2.38%) SQL
4 1 (1.19%) Python
4 1 (1.19%) Ruby
4 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.57%) CCDP
1 3 (3.57%) CCNP
1 3 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.57%) CISM
1 3 (3.57%) CISSP
2 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) COBIT
2 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (4.76%) ProxySG
3 3 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) SCCM
1 4 (4.76%) WSUS
2 2 (2.38%) Ansible
2 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) Symantec
3 5 (5.95%) Blue Coat
4 4 (4.76%) Cisco
4 4 (4.76%) Citrix
4 4 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
5 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.38%) Veritas
6 1 (1.19%) EMC
6 1 (1.19%) Google
6 1 (1.19%) HP
6 1 (1.19%) IBM