The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 19 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 48 23 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.11% 4.05% 5.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.92% 4.41% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 13
Average daily rate
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£495 £445 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £550 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.58 £38.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +41.66%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
606 521 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.78% 91.73% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 271 331
Average daily rate £338 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 33
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.05 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £175.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.26% -2.94%
Architect
West Midlands

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 18 (25.35%) SOA
2 16 (22.54%) Oracle
3 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
4 12 (16.90%) CRM
5 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
6 10 (14.08%) MVC
6 10 (14.08%) TOGAF
6 10 (14.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (14.08%) SAP
6 10 (14.08%) Java
6 10 (14.08%) .NET
6 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
7 9 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (12.68%) Finance
8 8 (11.27%) XML
9 7 (9.86%) OOP
9 7 (9.86%) OO
9 7 (9.86%) REST
10 6 (8.45%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
10 6 (8.45%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (8.45%) UML
10 6 (8.45%) ITIL
10 6 (8.45%) J2EE
10 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
10 6 (8.45%) IBM
10 6 (8.45%) Middleware
10 6 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (7.04%) Retail
11 5 (7.04%) Cocoa

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 3 (4.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.41%) FileNet
2 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.41%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.63%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.41%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) SaaS
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) Wireless
2 2 (2.82%) Network Security
2 2 (2.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.41%) SAN
3 1 (1.41%) BGP
3 1 (1.41%) OSPF
3 1 (1.41%) LAN
3 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.82%) Big Data
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.41%) Ant
2 1 (1.41%) PhoneGap
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Retail
3 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Local Government
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) .NET
2 8 (11.27%) XML
3 7 (9.86%) REST
4 6 (8.45%) J2EE
4 6 (8.45%) Middleware
5 5 (7.04%) Cocoa
5 5 (7.04%) SOAP
5 5 (7.04%) Web Services
5 5 (7.04%) Cocoa Touch
6 4 (5.63%) XSD
6 4 (5.63%) WSDL
7 3 (4.23%) HTML
7 3 (4.23%) CSS
7 3 (4.23%) HTML5
7 3 (4.23%) JSON
8 2 (2.82%) WCF
8 2 (2.82%) WPF
8 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.82%) Akka
8 2 (2.82%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (5.63%) Kindle
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.82%) Open Source
3 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.41%) IVR
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.23%) Windows
3 1 (1.41%) UNIX
3 1 (1.41%) Android
3 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) SOA
2 12 (16.90%) CRM
3 10 (14.08%) MVC
3 10 (14.08%) TOGAF
3 10 (14.08%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (9.86%) OOP
5 7 (9.86%) OO
6 6 (8.45%) Waterfall
6 6 (8.45%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (8.45%) UML
6 6 (8.45%) ITIL
7 5 (7.04%) Project Management
7 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.04%) Memory Management
7 5 (7.04%) Analytics
8 4 (5.63%) ERP
8 4 (5.63%) EAI
8 4 (5.63%) Migration
8 4 (5.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) Java
2 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.04%) Objective-C
4 4 (5.63%) SQL
5 3 (4.23%) C#
6 2 (2.82%) Scala
6 2 (2.82%) C
7 1 (1.41%) VB6
7 1 (1.41%) Ruby
7 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) CCIE
3 2 (2.82%) CCSP
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) MCTS
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) MCP
4 1 (1.41%) MCAD
4 1 (1.41%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Oracle
2 10 (14.08%) SAP
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.45%) IBM
4 4 (5.63%) Cisco
4 4 (5.63%) TIBCO
4 4 (5.63%) Juniper
5 2 (2.82%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.82%) F5
5 2 (2.82%) Mercator
5 2 (2.82%) Remedy
5 2 (2.82%) BMC
5 2 (2.82%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) Intel
6 1 (1.41%) BEA
6 1 (1.41%) Siebel
6 1 (1.41%) Facebook
6 1 (1.41%) Sencha
6 1 (1.41%) Pega
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