The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Technical Architecture
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 76 78
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 0 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 1.10% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.29% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 1
Median daily rate - £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £486 £475
% change year-on-year +2.82% +2.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 - £49.50

Technical Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 471 932 860
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 82.78% 85.11% 85.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 634 542
Median daily rate £405 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 39
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in Cheshire

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in Cheshire

Technical Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Content Management
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
1 4 (100.00%) Web Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) RESTful
1 4 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
1 4 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Express
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) API Design

Technical Architecture
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 2 (50.00%) CMS
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Ant
2 2 (50.00%) CruiseControl
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) EasyMock
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) JBehave
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) Mockito
2 2 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Java Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Java Solutions Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Web Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) CSS3
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) HTML5
1 4 (100.00%) RESTful
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 2 (50.00%) Dropwizard
2 2 (50.00%) Express
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) JMX
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Material Design
2 2 (50.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (100.00%) Content Management
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 4 (100.00%) Scrum
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Dependency Management
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Capistrano
1 2 (50.00%) Nagios
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) ATG
1 2 (50.00%) Google
1 2 (50.00%) hybris