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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 23 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 50 43 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.85% 6.41% 4.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 7.15% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 15
Average daily rate
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£451 £500 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £425 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £462
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.15 £50.79 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +28.57%
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
693 601 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.93% 89.57% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 357 249
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £27.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 29 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.97%) TOGAF
3 25 (20.16%) SQL Server
4 23 (18.55%) Finance
5 20 (16.13%) CRM
5 20 (16.13%) Relational Database
6 18 (14.52%) .NET
7 17 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (13.71%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (12.10%) Windows
8 15 (12.10%) SharePoint
8 15 (12.10%) E-Commerce
9 14 (11.29%) Active Directory
9 14 (11.29%) SQL
9 14 (11.29%) Migration
9 14 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (10.48%) Middleware
11 11 (8.87%) Oracle
11 11 (8.87%) LAN
11 11 (8.87%) WAN
11 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (8.06%) Network Design
12 10 (8.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (8.06%) Asset Management
12 10 (8.06%) Data Migration
12 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (8.06%) Web Services
12 10 (8.06%) Management Information System
13 9 (7.26%) Scrum

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 15 (12.10%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.65%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.23%) Lync
4 4 (3.23%) Node.js
5 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.61%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.81%) PegaRULES
7 1 (0.81%) Documentum
7 1 (0.81%) SAS
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.81%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.81%) Mule
7 1 (0.81%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.61%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (13.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.03%) SaaS
4 4 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.87%) LAN
1 11 (8.87%) WAN
2 4 (3.23%) SAN
3 2 (1.61%) MPLS
3 2 (1.61%) Firewall
3 2 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.61%) DNS
3 2 (1.61%) VoIP
3 2 (1.61%) Network Security
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.81%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (0.81%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.16%) SQL Server
2 20 (16.13%) Relational Database
3 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.23%) MySQL
7 3 (2.42%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.61%) DataStage
8 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.61%) Big Data
8 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.81%) SSDT
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (18.55%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Banking
3 7 (5.65%) Retail
4 3 (2.42%) Law
5 2 (1.61%) Legal
5 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.52%) .NET
2 13 (10.48%) Middleware
3 10 (8.06%) Web Services
4 7 (5.65%) SOAP
5 4 (3.23%) REST
6 2 (1.61%) RESTful
6 2 (1.61%) MDX
6 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.61%) XML
7 1 (0.81%) XSD
7 1 (0.81%) XSL
7 1 (0.81%) JMS
7 1 (0.81%) WSDL
7 1 (0.81%) VXML
7 1 (0.81%) Spring
7 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.81%) Java EE
7 1 (0.81%) JDBC
7 1 (0.81%) JSP
7 1 (0.81%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.65%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.84%) Replication
4 5 (4.03%) Clustering
5 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.23%) NHS
6 3 (2.42%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.61%) DataPower
7 2 (1.61%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.61%) PKI
7 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.61%) User Experience
7 2 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.81%) Derivative
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.10%) Windows
2 5 (4.03%) Linux
3 3 (2.42%) UNIX
4 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.81%) AIX
5 1 (0.81%) SUSE
5 1 (0.81%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.97%) TOGAF
2 20 (16.13%) CRM
3 17 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (12.10%) E-Commerce
5 14 (11.29%) Migration
5 14 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (8.06%) Asset Management
6 10 (8.06%) Network Design
6 10 (8.06%) Data Migration
7 9 (7.26%) Scrum
7 9 (7.26%) Data Modelling
7 9 (7.26%) ETL
8 8 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.45%) ITIL
8 8 (6.45%) Information Security
8 8 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (5.65%) Open Source
9 7 (5.65%) Project Management
9 7 (5.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.29%) SQL
2 8 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (5.65%) SC Cleared
1 7 (5.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.42%) CISA
2 3 (2.42%) CISM
2 3 (2.42%) CCNP
2 3 (2.42%) CISSP
2 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.81%) CCIP
3 1 (0.81%) Degree
3 1 (0.81%) CGEIT
3 1 (0.81%) CRISC
3 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) COBIT
1 3 (2.42%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.61%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.81%) XenApp
4 1 (0.81%) vSphere
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (1.61%) EdgeSight
2 2 (1.61%) SCCM
3 1 (0.81%) vMotion
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.87%) Oracle
3 9 (7.26%) IBM
4 5 (4.03%) Cisco
4 5 (4.03%) Citrix
5 4 (3.23%) TIBCO
5 4 (3.23%) VMware
5 4 (3.23%) Akamai
6 3 (2.42%) Pega
6 3 (2.42%) Talend
6 3 (2.42%) Juniper
7 2 (1.61%) SAP
7 2 (1.61%) AppSense
7 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.61%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.61%) F5
8 1 (0.81%) Verint
8 1 (0.81%) SnapLogic
8 1 (0.81%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.81%) Vitria
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