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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 12 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 66 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.17% 7.19% 7.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.62% 7.74% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 35 21
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £645 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £55.00 £36.13
% change year-on-year
- +52.24%

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
568 594 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.11% 92.81% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 370 331
Median daily rate £380 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.69 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017, 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 44 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 35 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (21.88%) Finance
5 27 (21.09%) CRM
6 26 (20.31%) SharePoint
7 22 (17.19%) Dynamics CRM
8 21 (16.41%) Migration
9 19 (14.84%) IBM
10 18 (14.06%) Manufacturing
11 17 (13.28%) ITIL
12 16 (12.50%) Data Modelling
13 15 (11.72%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (11.72%) Business Development
14 14 (10.94%) Dynamics AX
14 14 (10.94%) Retail
15 13 (10.16%) Office 365
15 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (10.16%) Public Cloud
16 12 (9.38%) Data Centre
16 12 (9.38%) Telecoms
16 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (8.59%) VMware
17 11 (8.59%) Logical Data Model
18 9 (7.03%) E-Commerce
18 9 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
18 9 (7.03%) Windows
18 9 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 8 (6.25%) TOGAF
19 8 (6.25%) Content 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 26 (20.31%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.72%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.34%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.78%) Apache
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) Mule
5 1 (0.78%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.78%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MS Office
2 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (17.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (10.94%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (4.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (1.56%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.16%) Office 365
3 5 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.34%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.56%) Yammer
7 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.47%) Network Security
1 7 (5.47%) SAN
2 6 (4.69%) LDAP
3 4 (3.13%) Skype
3 4 (3.13%) SSL
4 3 (2.34%) DHCP
4 3 (2.34%) DNS
4 3 (2.34%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.34%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.56%) Internet
5 2 (1.56%) MPLS
5 2 (1.56%) PBX
5 2 (1.56%) VoIP
5 2 (1.56%) WAN
6 1 (0.78%) FCAPS
6 1 (0.78%) Firewall
6 1 (0.78%) LAN
6 1 (0.78%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.78%) PSTN
6 1 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.56%) Redis
2 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.78%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.78%) DataStage
3 1 (0.78%) DB2
3 1 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.78%) QualityStage
3 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.78%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.78%) JMeter
General
1 28 (21.88%) Finance
2 18 (14.06%) Manufacturing
3 14 (10.94%) Retail
4 12 (9.38%) Telecoms
5 8 (6.25%) Marketing
6 5 (3.91%) Banking
7 3 (2.34%) Advertising
7 3 (2.34%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.78%) Automotive
9 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) REST
1 4 (3.13%) Web Services
2 3 (2.34%) JDBC
2 3 (2.34%) ODBC
2 3 (2.34%) SAML
3 2 (1.56%) .NET
3 2 (1.56%) JRules
4 1 (0.78%) COM
4 1 (0.78%) CSS
4 1 (0.78%) CSS3
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
4 1 (0.78%) HTML5
4 1 (0.78%) Java EE
4 1 (0.78%) jQuery
4 1 (0.78%) Kafka
4 1 (0.78%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) POJO
4 1 (0.78%) SOAP
4 1 (0.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (10.16%) Public Cloud
2 12 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.91%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.34%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.34%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.56%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.56%) PKI
6 2 (1.56%) Wiki
7 1 (0.78%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.78%) SCADA
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.03%) Windows
2 7 (5.47%) Linux
3 3 (2.34%) Unix
3 3 (2.34%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) HPUX
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.09%) CRM
3 21 (16.41%) Migration
4 17 (13.28%) ITIL
5 16 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 15 (11.72%) Business Development
7 12 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (8.59%) Logical Data Model
9 9 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.03%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.25%) API Development
10 8 (6.25%) Content Management
10 8 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (6.25%) Information Management
10 8 (6.25%) TOGAF
10 8 (6.25%) Workflow
11 7 (5.47%) Application Rationalisation
11 7 (5.47%) Change Management
11 7 (5.47%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.47%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) Java
1 6 (4.69%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.34%) C
4 2 (1.56%) C#
5 1 (0.78%) PHP
5 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.13%) Degree
3 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.56%) MCITP
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.78%) CCIE
5 1 (0.78%) CCNA
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.78%) CISSP
5 1 (0.78%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) Basel II
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (4.69%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.91%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.34%) SRDF
5 2 (1.56%) vCloud
5 2 (1.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.78%) Docker
6 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Nagios
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.84%) IBM
3 11 (8.59%) VMware
4 7 (5.47%) Dell
4 7 (5.47%) HP
5 6 (4.69%) EMC
5 6 (4.69%) Oracle
5 6 (4.69%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.13%) 3PAR
6 4 (3.13%) SAP
7 3 (2.34%) Brocade
7 3 (2.34%) Cisco
7 3 (2.34%) Google
7 3 (2.34%) NetApp
8 2 (1.56%) Apple
8 2 (1.56%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.56%) ILOG
8 2 (1.56%) Informatica
8 2 (1.56%) Pega
8 2 (1.56%) SolarWinds