The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 60 39
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 8 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.51% 2.16% 4.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.34% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 26
Median daily rate £438 £500 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £483
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £514 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.80% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

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 505 898 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.46% 92.20% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 565 456
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £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 28 38 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Cheshire

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Cheshire

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in Cheshire

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Chester +12 6 £438 -2.77%
Warrington +21 2 £375 -31.81%
Technical Architect
North West

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) Microservices
2 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (54.55%) NoSQL
2 6 (54.55%) OO
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) J2EE
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) High Availability
3 5 (45.45%) Apache Camel
4 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) JSON
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Office 365
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM
5 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
5 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (18.18%) Skype
6 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (9.09%) User Experience
6 1 (9.09%) Relational Database

Technical 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Skype
2 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) J2EE
1 6 (54.55%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) Apache Camel
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Microservices
2 6 (54.55%) OO
3 5 (45.45%) High Availability
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Service Management
6 1 (9.09%) SOA
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle