The median contractor rate for a Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
North West / Cheshire
Rank 21 7 11
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 34 132 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.32% 13.66% 11.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.61% 14.77% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 82 75
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

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 514 894 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.54% 92.55% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 568 466
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 58
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Warrington -6 10 £550 -
Chester +14 9 £438 -
Knutsford -2 2 - - 3
Crewe - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 21 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 15 (18.75%) Oracle
2 15 (18.75%) Web Services
2 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (15.00%) NoSQL
3 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (13.75%) Technical Architecture
4 11 (13.75%) MongoDB
4 11 (13.75%) Microservices
4 11 (13.75%) TOGAF
4 11 (13.75%) SQL
4 11 (13.75%) Java
4 11 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (12.50%) J2EE
5 10 (12.50%) Project Management
5 10 (12.50%) Migration
5 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 10 (12.50%) Business Transformation
5 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
6 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
6 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
7 8 (10.00%) Cisco
7 8 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (10.00%) SDLC

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.75%) SAS
3 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.25%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.25%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.25%) Office 365
4 2 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.50%) PaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (8.75%) Internet
2 7 (8.75%) LAN
2 7 (8.75%) WAN
3 4 (5.00%) MPLS
3 4 (5.00%) Network Security
3 4 (5.00%) Skype
4 3 (3.75%) Ethernet
4 3 (3.75%) Wireless
5 2 (2.50%) Firewall
5 2 (2.50%) VLAN
6 1 (1.25%) DMZ
6 1 (1.25%) DNS
6 1 (1.25%) FTP
6 1 (1.25%) SSL
6 1 (1.25%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 11 (13.75%) MongoDB
3 8 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (8.75%) Big Data
5 6 (7.50%) Hadoop
5 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.25%) Apache Hive
6 5 (6.25%) DB2
6 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
7 4 (5.00%) HBase
7 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.25%) OLAP
8 1 (1.25%) OLTP
8 1 (1.25%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.25%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.25%) SAS EBI
8 1 (1.25%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Selenium
2 2 (2.50%) Ant
2 2 (2.50%) CruiseControl
2 2 (2.50%) EasyMock
2 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.50%) JBehave
2 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.50%) JUnit
2 2 (2.50%) Maven
2 2 (2.50%) Mockito
2 2 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.25%) ERwin
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
2 5 (6.25%) Local Government
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.75%) Web Services
2 10 (12.50%) J2EE
3 6 (7.50%) JSON
3 6 (7.50%) Middleware
3 6 (7.50%) XML
4 5 (6.25%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.50%) Backbone.js
5 2 (2.50%) CSS
5 2 (2.50%) CSS3
5 2 (2.50%) Express
5 2 (2.50%) HTML
5 2 (2.50%) HTML5
5 2 (2.50%) JMS
5 2 (2.50%) JMX
5 2 (2.50%) Material Design
5 2 (2.50%) RESTful
5 2 (2.50%) Spring
5 2 (2.50%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (7.50%) Taxonomies
4 5 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.25%) User Experience
5 4 (5.00%) BYOD
5 4 (5.00%) CESG
5 4 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.25%) PKI
7 1 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Unix
3 5 (6.25%) AIX
3 5 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (13.75%) Microservices
2 11 (13.75%) Technical Architecture
2 11 (13.75%) TOGAF
3 10 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 10 (12.50%) Migration
3 10 (12.50%) Project Management
3 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
5 8 (10.00%) SDLC
6 7 (8.75%) Data Management
6 7 (8.75%) Data Protection
6 7 (8.75%) SOA
6 7 (8.75%) TDD
7 6 (7.50%) Information Security
7 6 (7.50%) Load Testing
7 6 (7.50%) Network Design
7 6 (7.50%) OO
7 6 (7.50%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) Java
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.25%) Perl
4 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (5.00%) CISSP
4 4 (5.00%) CITP
4 4 (5.00%) IISP
4 4 (5.00%) MBCS
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.50%) CCIE
6 2 (2.50%) CCNP
7 1 (1.25%) CCA
7 1 (1.25%) CCNA
7 1 (1.25%) CISM
7 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.25%) MCSE
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) Capistrano
2 2 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.50%) Nagios
2 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.50%) Puppet
2 2 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.25%) SCOM
3 1 (1.25%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Oracle
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (3.75%) Dell
4 3 (3.75%) VMware
5 2 (2.50%) Google
5 2 (2.50%) IBM
5 2 (2.50%) Intel Security
5 2 (2.50%) SAP
5 2 (2.50%) Splunk
5 2 (2.50%) Symantec
5 2 (2.50%) Trustwave
6 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.25%) Citrix
6 1 (1.25%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.25%) IDERA
6 1 (1.25%) Informatica
6 1 (1.25%) Mercator
6 1 (1.25%) Teradata
6 1 (1.25%) Veeam