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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 16 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 55 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.71% 4.46% 5.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.54% 4.91% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 14
Average daily rate
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£500 £458 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £560
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 £61.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+74.28% +29.62%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
644 550 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.32% 90.76% 96.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 300 338
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 31
Average hourly rate £12.38 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.64 £11.15 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 25 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 25 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 21 (26.25%) SOA
2 16 (20.00%) Oracle
3 13 (16.25%) MVC
3 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
4 12 (15.00%) Java
5 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.75%) CRM
5 11 (13.75%) TOGAF
5 11 (13.75%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
6 10 (12.50%) XML
6 10 (12.50%) .NET
6 10 (12.50%) SAP
7 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (11.25%) OOP
7 9 (11.25%) Finance
8 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (10.00%) Middleware
8 8 (10.00%) Apple iOS
9 7 (8.75%) REST
9 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
9 7 (8.75%) OO
9 7 (8.75%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (7.50%) Migration
10 6 (7.50%) UML
10 6 (7.50%) ITIL
10 6 (7.50%) J2EE
10 6 (7.50%) HTML
10 6 (7.50%) IBM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (3.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.25%) FileNet
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Node.js
3 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.00%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.75%) Office 365
2 2 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) WAN
1 3 (3.75%) Wireless
2 2 (2.50%) Network Security
2 2 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.25%) OSPF
3 1 (1.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.75%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.50%) Big Data
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) PhoneGap
2 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.25%) Ant
3 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Legal
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Local Government
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) .NET
1 10 (12.50%) XML
2 8 (10.00%) Middleware
3 7 (8.75%) REST
4 6 (7.50%) HTML
4 6 (7.50%) HTML5
4 6 (7.50%) J2EE
5 5 (6.25%) CSS
5 5 (6.25%) SOAP
5 5 (6.25%) Web Services
5 5 (6.25%) Cocoa
5 5 (6.25%) JSON
5 5 (6.25%) Cocoa Touch
6 4 (5.00%) XSD
6 4 (5.00%) WSDL
7 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.75%) jQuery
8 2 (2.50%) Spring
8 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.50%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.00%) Kindle
3 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) Open Source
5 1 (1.25%) IVR
5 1 (1.25%) FMCG
5 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.75%) UNIX
2 3 (3.75%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) AIX
2 3 (3.75%) Android
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) SOA
2 13 (16.25%) MVC
3 11 (13.75%) TOGAF
3 11 (13.75%) CRM
3 11 (13.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (11.25%) OOP
4 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.75%) OO
5 7 (8.75%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
6 6 (7.50%) ITIL
6 6 (7.50%) UML
6 6 (7.50%) Migration
7 5 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.25%) Project Management
7 5 (6.25%) Memory Management
7 5 (6.25%) Analytics
8 4 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.00%) Service Management
8 4 (5.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) Java
2 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.25%) Objective-C
4 4 (5.00%) SQL
5 3 (3.75%) C#
6 2 (2.50%) Scala
7 1 (1.25%) VB6
7 1 (1.25%) Ruby
7 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) CCIE
3 2 (2.50%) CCSP
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.25%) MCTS
4 1 (1.25%) MCP
4 1 (1.25%) MCAD
4 1 (1.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) Oracle
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.50%) SAP
4 6 (7.50%) IBM
5 4 (5.00%) Juniper
5 4 (5.00%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.75%) Sencha
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco
7 2 (2.50%) HP
7 2 (2.50%) F5
7 2 (2.50%) BMC
7 2 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.50%) Remedy
7 2 (2.50%) VMware
7 2 (2.50%) Citrix
7 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.25%) Pega
8 1 (1.25%) Facebook
8 1 (1.25%) Intel
8 1 (1.25%) BEA
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