The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 25 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 46 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.08% 3.49% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.54% 3.81% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 16
Average daily rate
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£475 £460 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £383 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £543 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £452 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.55% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -
Architect
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
703 603 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.99% 91.50% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 394 336
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £26.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Birmingham region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 17 (19.32%) SOA
2 15 (17.05%) Technical Architecture
3 14 (15.91%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
4 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.64%) CRM
6 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 11 (12.50%) Oracle
6 11 (12.50%) SAP
6 11 (12.50%) MVC
6 11 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 10 (11.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (11.36%) XML
7 10 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (10.23%) OOP
8 9 (10.23%) Middleware
8 9 (10.23%) Apple iOS
8 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
9 8 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 8 (9.09%) Finance
9 8 (9.09%) Java
10 7 (7.95%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.95%) Business Transformation
11 6 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (6.82%) QA
11 6 (6.82%) .NET
11 6 (6.82%) UML
11 6 (6.82%) IBM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.55%) Node.js
1 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.14%) FileNet
3 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.14%) CICS
3 1 (1.14%) TPMS
3 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.55%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.14%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Office 365
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) WAN
2 3 (3.41%) Wireless
2 3 (3.41%) Firewall
2 3 (3.41%) LAN
3 2 (2.27%) Network Security
4 1 (1.14%) OSPF
4 1 (1.14%) BGP
4 1 (1.14%) Internet
4 1 (1.14%) VoIP
4 1 (1.14%) ATM
4 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) Informix
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
4 1 (1.14%) DB2
4 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.27%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) Ant
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Retail
3 3 (3.41%) Legal
3 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Billing
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Automotive
5 1 (1.14%) Local Government
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.36%) XML
2 9 (10.23%) Middleware
3 6 (6.82%) .NET
4 5 (5.68%) Cocoa
4 5 (5.68%) SOAP
4 5 (5.68%) Web Services
4 5 (5.68%) HTML
4 5 (5.68%) HTML5
4 5 (5.68%) Cocoa Touch
4 5 (5.68%) REST
4 5 (5.68%) PhoneGap
5 4 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.55%) Silverlight
5 4 (4.55%) JSON
5 4 (4.55%) jQuery
5 4 (4.55%) WSDL
5 4 (4.55%) XSD
5 4 (4.55%) CSS
6 2 (2.27%) Ajax
7 1 (1.14%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.55%) iPad
3 4 (4.55%) Kindle
3 4 (4.55%) User Experience
3 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.14%) IVR
5 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.14%) FMCG
5 1 (1.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.23%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.55%) Android
2 4 (4.55%) UNIX
2 4 (4.55%) Linux
3 3 (3.41%) Windows
3 3 (3.41%) AIX
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) SOA
2 15 (17.05%) Technical Architecture
3 14 (15.91%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.64%) CRM
6 11 (12.50%) MVC
6 11 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 10 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (10.23%) OOP
8 9 (10.23%) Mentoring
9 8 (9.09%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.95%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.95%) Business Transformation
11 6 (6.82%) UML
11 6 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.68%) Migration
12 5 (5.68%) OO
12 5 (5.68%) ITIL
12 5 (5.68%) Memory Management
12 5 (5.68%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.09%) Java
2 5 (5.68%) Objective-C
2 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.41%) SQL
4 1 (1.14%) C#
4 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) CCIE
3 2 (2.27%) CCSP
3 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.14%) ISSAP
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.14%) MCP
4 1 (1.14%) MCAD
4 1 (1.14%) MCSD
4 1 (1.14%) Degree
4 1 (1.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
2 4 (4.55%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 11 (12.50%) Oracle
1 11 (12.50%) SAP
2 6 (6.82%) IBM
3 4 (4.55%) Sencha
3 4 (4.55%) Juniper
3 4 (4.55%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.41%) Cisco
5 2 (2.27%) F5
5 2 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix
5 2 (2.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.14%) Remedy
6 1 (1.14%) Sybase
6 1 (1.14%) BEA
6 1 (1.14%) BMC
6 1 (1.14%) CA
6 1 (1.14%) HP
6 1 (1.14%) Intel
6 1 (1.14%) Siebel