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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 24 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 44 53 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.74% 7.44% 6.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.95% 7.70% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 41 25
Median daily rate £575 £575 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+1.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.84 £37.82 £52.25
% change year-on-year
+13.27% -27.61%
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
739 688 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.48% 96.63% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 431 408
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 38 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (27.93%) Microsoft
3 25 (22.52%) Finance
4 23 (20.72%) CRM
5 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 16 (14.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (14.41%) Migration
7 16 (14.41%) Java
8 15 (13.51%) IBM
9 12 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (9.91%) Oracle
10 11 (9.91%) Windows
11 10 (9.01%) Data Centre
11 10 (9.01%) OO
11 10 (9.01%) JBoss
11 10 (9.01%) Cisco
12 9 (8.11%) SOA
12 9 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (8.11%) Information Management
12 9 (8.11%) Marketing
13 8 (7.21%) Project Management
13 8 (7.21%) Active Directory
13 8 (7.21%) Windows Server
14 7 (6.31%) MuleSoft
14 7 (6.31%) DevOps
14 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
14 7 (6.31%) SQL
14 7 (6.31%) .NET
14 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management

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 (9.01%) JBoss
2 6 (5.41%) Apache ServiceMix
2 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.50%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.50%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.60%) IIS
4 4 (3.60%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.70%) Mule
6 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.80%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.90%) Apache
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.90%) IBM Connections
7 1 (0.90%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.80%) SAP HCM
4 2 (1.80%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.60%) Office 365
4 3 (2.70%) IaaS
4 3 (2.70%) PaaS
5 2 (1.80%) SaaS
5 2 (1.80%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) WAN
2 4 (3.60%) LAN
2 4 (3.60%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.70%) Firewall
4 2 (1.80%) MPLS
4 2 (1.80%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.80%) VoIP
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.90%) DHCP
5 1 (0.90%) DNS
5 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.90%) FCAPS
5 1 (0.90%) IPv4
5 1 (0.90%) L2TP
5 1 (0.90%) Network Security
5 1 (0.90%) OSPF
5 1 (0.90%) PPP
5 1 (0.90%) SSL
5 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.60%) DB2
2 4 (3.60%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.90%) DataStage
4 1 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.90%) QualityStage
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Selenium
1 1 (0.90%) TestComplete
1 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (22.52%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Marketing
3 5 (4.50%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.50%) Retail
4 3 (2.70%) Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.90%) Billing
6 1 (0.90%) Law
6 1 (0.90%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) .NET
1 7 (6.31%) Middleware
2 6 (5.41%) CSS
2 6 (5.41%) HTML
2 6 (5.41%) JSON
2 6 (5.41%) RESTful
2 6 (5.41%) Web Services
3 5 (4.50%) JMS
3 5 (4.50%) XML
4 4 (3.60%) JSP
4 4 (3.60%) Servlets
4 4 (3.60%) Spring
4 4 (3.60%) Struts
5 3 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.80%) JRules
7 1 (0.90%) J2EE
7 1 (0.90%) SOAP
7 1 (0.90%) WAP
7 1 (0.90%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.60%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.60%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.60%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.80%) CMDB
5 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.80%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.80%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.80%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.90%) iPad
6 1 (0.90%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.91%) Windows
2 8 (7.21%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.80%) Linux
5 2 (1.80%) Unix
5 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.72%) CRM
3 16 (14.41%) Enterprise Architecture
3 16 (14.41%) Migration
4 10 (9.01%) OO
5 9 (8.11%) Information Management
5 9 (8.11%) SOA
5 9 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.21%) Project Management
7 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
7 7 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (6.31%) DevOps
8 6 (5.41%) API Development
8 6 (5.41%) Business Development
8 6 (5.41%) Customer Insight
8 6 (5.41%) Data Analysis
8 6 (5.41%) Open Source
8 6 (5.41%) SDLC
8 6 (5.41%) TOGAF
8 6 (5.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.41%) Java
2 7 (6.31%) SQL
3 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.80%) C
5 1 (0.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.60%) CISSP
3 3 (2.70%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.70%) CCNP
3 3 (2.70%) Degree
4 2 (1.80%) CCIE
4 2 (1.80%) CISA
4 2 (1.80%) CISM
4 2 (1.80%) IISP
5 1 (0.90%) CLAS
5 1 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.90%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.80%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.80%) ISO27005
2 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.60%) XenDesktop
2 4 (3.60%) XenServer
3 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) vCloud
4 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.90%) Puppet
2 1 (0.90%) SCOM
2 1 (0.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (27.93%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.51%) IBM
3 11 (9.91%) Oracle
4 10 (9.01%) Cisco
5 7 (6.31%) Citrix
5 7 (6.31%) MuleSoft
6 5 (4.50%) Pega
6 5 (4.50%) WSO2
7 4 (3.60%) BEA
7 4 (3.60%) Rackspace
7 4 (3.60%) SAP
7 4 (3.60%) Sybase
7 4 (3.60%) Vitria
7 4 (3.60%) VMware
8 3 (2.70%) Google
8 3 (2.70%) Juniper
8 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.80%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.80%) Mitel
9 2 (1.80%) Tripwire
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