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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 26 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 38 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.05% 3.24% 4.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.45% 3.48% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 17
Average daily rate
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£450 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £375 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
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
697 603 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.69% 93.06% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 382 298
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £184 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.19% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.50 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 22 (23.66%) SOA
2 16 (17.20%) Technical Architecture
2 16 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.90%) MVC
3 12 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.90%) TOGAF
3 12 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.83%) CRM
5 10 (10.75%) XML
5 10 (10.75%) Oracle
5 10 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
5 10 (10.75%) Mentoring
5 10 (10.75%) Business Transformation
6 9 (9.68%) Apple iOS
6 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.68%) SAP
6 9 (9.68%) OOP
6 9 (9.68%) Middleware
6 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.60%) IBM
7 8 (8.60%) Java
7 8 (8.60%) Waterfall
8 7 (7.53%) UML
8 7 (7.53%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.45%) HTML
9 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
9 6 (6.45%) Finance

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (5.38%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.30%) Node.js
3 3 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) Drupal
4 1 (1.08%) TPMS
4 1 (1.08%) FileNet
4 1 (1.08%) CICS
4 1 (1.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.30%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.08%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Office 365
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) WAN
2 3 (3.23%) LAN
2 3 (3.23%) Firewall
3 2 (2.15%) Network Security
4 1 (1.08%) 4G
4 1 (1.08%) VoLTE
4 1 (1.08%) ATM
4 1 (1.08%) Wireless
4 1 (1.08%) VoIP
4 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.08%) Internet
4 1 (1.08%) 3G
4 1 (1.08%) OSPF
4 1 (1.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.15%) Big Data
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.08%) DB2
4 1 (1.08%) Informix
4 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) Ant
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (6.45%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Legal
3 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.08%) Automotive
5 1 (1.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Local Government
5 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) XML
2 9 (9.68%) Middleware
3 6 (6.45%) HTML
4 5 (5.38%) .NET
4 5 (5.38%) CSS
4 5 (5.38%) SOAP
4 5 (5.38%) Web Services
4 5 (5.38%) Cocoa
4 5 (5.38%) jQuery
4 5 (5.38%) HTML5
4 5 (5.38%) REST
4 5 (5.38%) PhoneGap
4 5 (5.38%) Cocoa Touch
5 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.30%) Silverlight
5 4 (4.30%) JSON
5 4 (4.30%) XSD
5 4 (4.30%) WSDL
6 3 (3.23%) Ajax
7 2 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) User Experience
3 5 (5.38%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.30%) iPad
4 4 (4.30%) Kindle
5 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.08%) IVR
5 1 (1.08%) PDA
5 1 (1.08%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.08%) Blog
5 1 (1.08%) FMCG
5 1 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.30%) Android
2 4 (4.30%) UNIX
2 4 (4.30%) Linux
3 3 (3.23%) AIX
4 2 (2.15%) Windows
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) SOA
2 16 (17.20%) Technical Architecture
3 12 (12.90%) MVC
3 12 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.90%) TOGAF
3 12 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (11.83%) CRM
5 10 (10.75%) Business Transformation
5 10 (10.75%) Mentoring
6 9 (9.68%) OOP
6 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (8.60%) Waterfall
8 7 (7.53%) UML
8 7 (7.53%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.38%) EAI
9 5 (5.38%) OO
9 5 (5.38%) Memory Management
9 5 (5.38%) Analytics
10 4 (4.30%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.60%) Java
2 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.38%) Objective-C
3 4 (4.30%) SQL
4 1 (1.08%) C#
4 1 (1.08%) PHP
4 1 (1.08%) Ruby
4 1 (1.08%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.08%) MCP
4 1 (1.08%) MCAD
4 1 (1.08%) MCSD
4 1 (1.08%) CCIE
4 1 (1.08%) CCSP
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) ISSAP
4 1 (1.08%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
2 4 (4.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 11 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.75%) Oracle
3 9 (9.68%) SAP
4 8 (8.60%) IBM
5 5 (5.38%) TIBCO
6 4 (4.30%) Sencha
7 3 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.15%) VMware
8 2 (2.15%) F5
8 2 (2.15%) Citrix
8 2 (2.15%) Juniper
8 2 (2.15%) Cisco
9 1 (1.08%) Intel
9 1 (1.08%) Siebel
9 1 (1.08%) Sybase
9 1 (1.08%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.08%) CA
9 1 (1.08%) Metastorm
9 1 (1.08%) Facebook
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