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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 23 23 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 45 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.12% 6.42% 3.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.38% 6.97% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 19
Average daily rate
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£500 £464 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £425 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £499 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £54.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.18% +54.28%
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
705 689 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.92% 92.11% 92.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 384 383
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.75 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £11.20 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 28 (25.45%) TOGAF
2 22 (20.00%) Finance
3 19 (17.27%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.55%) CRM
5 15 (13.64%) ITIL
5 15 (13.64%) Migration
6 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
7 13 (11.82%) Data Modelling
7 13 (11.82%) Information Security
7 13 (11.82%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (11.82%) Relational Database
8 12 (10.91%) SharePoint
9 11 (10.00%) .NET
9 11 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (9.09%) WAN
10 10 (9.09%) LAN
10 10 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (8.18%) Network Design
11 9 (8.18%) Data Migration
11 9 (8.18%) Oracle
11 9 (8.18%) Java
11 9 (8.18%) E-Commerce
11 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
12 8 (7.27%) Middleware
12 8 (7.27%) Project Management
12 8 (7.27%) Banking
12 8 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (6.36%) IBM
13 7 (6.36%) Data Warehouse

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 12 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (5.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.64%) Lync
4 3 (2.73%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.82%) Node.js
5 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.91%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.91%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.91%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.55%) SaaS
2 5 (4.55%) Office 365
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.73%) PaaS
5 1 (0.91%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) LAN
1 10 (9.09%) WAN
2 4 (3.64%) SAN
3 3 (2.73%) DNS
3 3 (2.73%) Network Security
4 2 (1.82%) MPLS
4 2 (1.82%) Firewall
4 2 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (0.91%) H.323
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.91%) Skype
5 1 (0.91%) LDAP
5 1 (0.91%) Intranet
5 1 (0.91%) Extranet
5 1 (0.91%) DHCP
5 1 (0.91%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.82%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.73%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.82%) DataStage
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.82%) Big Data
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.91%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Retail
3 3 (2.73%) Law
4 2 (1.82%) Legal
4 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.91%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) .NET
2 8 (7.27%) Middleware
3 4 (3.64%) SOAP
3 4 (3.64%) Web Services
4 2 (1.82%) J2EE
4 2 (1.82%) RESTful
5 1 (0.91%) REST
5 1 (0.91%) VXML
5 1 (0.91%) Java EE
5 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.91%) JDBC
5 1 (0.91%) XML
5 1 (0.91%) XSD
5 1 (0.91%) XSL
5 1 (0.91%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.45%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.55%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.73%) DataPower
5 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.82%) NHS
6 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.82%) IVR
6 2 (1.82%) PKI
6 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.91%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.91%) Derivative
7 1 (0.91%) Replication
7 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.45%) Windows
2 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.82%) UNIX
3 2 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.45%) TOGAF
2 16 (14.55%) CRM
3 15 (13.64%) ITIL
3 15 (13.64%) Migration
4 13 (11.82%) Information Security
4 13 (11.82%) Data Modelling
5 11 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (8.18%) Network Design
7 9 (8.18%) Data Migration
7 9 (8.18%) E-Commerce
8 8 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (7.27%) Project Management
9 7 (6.36%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.36%) Validation
9 7 (6.36%) Data Architecture
9 7 (6.36%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (5.45%) Matrix Management
10 6 (5.45%) Scrum
10 6 (5.45%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.18%) Java
2 7 (6.36%) SQL
3 3 (2.73%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.82%) C#
5 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.64%) CISM
4 4 (3.64%) CISSP
5 3 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.73%) CCNP
5 3 (2.73%) CISA
6 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.82%) Degree
7 1 (0.91%) CCIP
7 1 (0.91%) CCNA
7 1 (0.91%) PhD
7 1 (0.91%) CGEIT
7 1 (0.91%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.91%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) COBIT
2 4 (3.64%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.82%) QA
4 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.91%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.91%) XenApp
4 1 (0.91%) vSphere
4 1 (0.91%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.91%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.91%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.91%) vMotion
2 1 (0.91%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (17.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.18%) Oracle
3 7 (6.36%) IBM
4 5 (4.55%) VMware
5 4 (3.64%) Cisco
6 3 (2.73%) Juniper
7 2 (1.82%) SAP
7 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.82%) F5
7 2 (1.82%) Talend
8 1 (0.91%) Verint
8 1 (0.91%) Demandware
8 1 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.91%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.91%) ATG
8 1 (0.91%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.91%) Pega
8 1 (0.91%) hybris
8 1 (0.91%) Sage
8 1 (0.91%) HP
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