Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £715 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 14 December 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.

Lead Architect
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 86 103
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 5 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 0.66% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.70% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 9
Cheshire median daily rate £715 £675 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% -3.57% +20.17%
10th Percentile £606 £558 £612
90th Percentile £723 £710 £709
North West median daily rate £610 £650 £700
% change year-on-year -6.15% -7.14% +19.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 1268 1290 2009
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 94.16% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 925 1361
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 51 86
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -9.09% +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £33.38
North West median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +24.38%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in Cheshire

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Architect in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in Cheshire

Lead 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 Lead Architect within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 14 December 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 +8 5 £715 +4.00%
Lead Architect
North West

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Smartphone
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) Social Media
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
1 3 (60.00%) Business Transformation
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (60.00%) Identity Access Management
1 3 (60.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (60.00%) Domain Models
1 3 (60.00%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (40.00%) Target Operating Model
2 2 (40.00%) SFIA
2 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Finance

Lead 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (60.00%) Smartphone
1 3 (60.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 3 (60.00%) Business Transformation
1 3 (60.00%) Collaborative Working
1 3 (60.00%) Domain Models
1 3 (60.00%) Identity Access Management
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (40.00%) SFIA
2 2 (40.00%) Target Operating Model
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) SAP