The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 19 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 64 50 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.30% 6.69% 7.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.52% 6.90% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 36
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £490 £488
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% -16.19%
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
751 725 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.41% 97.05% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 448 394
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 39
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.93 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.50 £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Architect in the job title.

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 30 July 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 Birmingham region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 31 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.88%) Microsoft
3 24 (23.08%) Finance
4 22 (21.15%) CRM
5 16 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (14.42%) Oracle
6 15 (14.42%) Migration
7 14 (13.46%) Project Management
7 14 (13.46%) Java
8 13 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (10.58%) SOA
10 10 (9.62%) Cisco
10 10 (9.62%) Windows
10 10 (9.62%) OO
10 10 (9.62%) JBoss
10 10 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (8.65%) Marketing
11 9 (8.65%) Information Management
11 9 (8.65%) TOGAF
11 9 (8.65%) IBM
12 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
12 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
12 8 (7.69%) SQL
12 8 (7.69%) Windows Server
12 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
13 7 (6.73%) MuleSoft
13 7 (6.73%) DevOps
13 7 (6.73%) .NET
13 7 (6.73%) SQL Server

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 10 (9.62%) JBoss
2 6 (5.77%) Apache ServiceMix
3 5 (4.81%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.88%) IIS
5 3 (2.88%) Mule
6 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.92%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.96%) Apache
7 1 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.96%) CMS
7 1 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.96%) IBM Connections
7 1 (0.96%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.92%) SAP HCM
4 2 (1.92%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.81%) PaaS
4 4 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.88%) IaaS
5 3 (2.88%) SaaS
6 2 (1.92%) Office 365
6 2 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.96%) Heroku
7 1 (0.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) WAN
2 4 (3.85%) LAN
2 4 (3.85%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.88%) Firewall
3 3 (2.88%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.92%) VoIP
5 1 (0.96%) BGP
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.96%) DHCP
5 1 (0.96%) DNS
5 1 (0.96%) IPv4
5 1 (0.96%) L2TP
5 1 (0.96%) MPLS
5 1 (0.96%) Network Security
5 1 (0.96%) OSPF
5 1 (0.96%) PPP
5 1 (0.96%) SSL
5 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) DB2
2 4 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.96%) Big Data
4 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Selenium
1 1 (0.96%) TestComplete
1 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (23.08%) Finance
2 9 (8.65%) Marketing
3 3 (2.88%) Billing
4 2 (1.92%) Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Law
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) .NET
1 7 (6.73%) Middleware
2 6 (5.77%) CSS
2 6 (5.77%) HTML
2 6 (5.77%) JSON
2 6 (5.77%) RESTful
3 5 (4.81%) JMS
3 5 (4.81%) Web Services
3 5 (4.81%) XML
4 4 (3.85%) JSP
4 4 (3.85%) Servlets
4 4 (3.85%) Spring
4 4 (3.85%) Struts
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.96%) J2EE
6 1 (0.96%) REST
6 1 (0.96%) SOAP
6 1 (0.96%) WAP
6 1 (0.96%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.81%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.85%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.92%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.92%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.92%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.92%) User Experience
5 1 (0.96%) CMDB
5 1 (0.96%) iPad
5 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.96%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Windows
2 8 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.85%) Linux
4 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.92%) Unix
6 1 (0.96%) AIX
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.96%) Solaris
6 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.81%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (21.15%) CRM
3 15 (14.42%) Migration
4 14 (13.46%) Project Management
5 13 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (10.58%) SOA
7 10 (9.62%) OO
8 9 (8.65%) Information Management
8 9 (8.65%) TOGAF
9 7 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.73%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.73%) DevOps
10 6 (5.77%) API Development
10 6 (5.77%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.77%) Customer Insight
10 6 (5.77%) Data Analysis
10 6 (5.77%) ITIL
10 6 (5.77%) Open Source
10 6 (5.77%) Product Management
10 6 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.46%) Java
2 8 (7.69%) SQL
3 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.96%) C#
4 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.96%) Python
4 1 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
1 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.85%) CISSP
3 3 (2.88%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.88%) CCNP
4 2 (1.92%) CCIE
4 2 (1.92%) CISA
4 2 (1.92%) CISM
4 2 (1.92%) Degree
4 2 (1.92%) IISP
4 2 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.96%) CLAS
5 1 (0.96%) EMC Certification
5 1 (0.96%) MCSE
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.88%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.92%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (1.92%) ISO27005
3 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.96%) COBIT
4 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) XenDesktop
2 4 (3.85%) XenServer
3 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) SCCM
2 1 (0.96%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.96%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.96%) Puppet
2 1 (0.96%) SCOM
2 1 (0.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (27.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.42%) Oracle
3 10 (9.62%) Cisco
4 9 (8.65%) IBM
5 7 (6.73%) Citrix
5 7 (6.73%) MuleSoft
6 5 (4.81%) VMware
6 5 (4.81%) WSO2
7 4 (3.85%) BEA
7 4 (3.85%) Pega
7 4 (3.85%) Rackspace
7 4 (3.85%) SAP
7 4 (3.85%) Sybase
7 4 (3.85%) Vitria
8 2 (1.92%) EMC
8 2 (1.92%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.92%) Juniper
8 2 (1.92%) Mitel
8 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.92%) Sun