The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architect
Rank 38 46 50
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 20 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.24% 1.05% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 1.21% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Average daily rate
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£463 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £470 £505
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.26%
Technical 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
558 497 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.44% 86.89% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 302 241
Average daily rate £350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 19 46
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £9.27 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £20.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architect across the Birmingham region.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect across the Birmingham region.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title.

1 16 (64.00%) Windows
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (24.00%) Replication
5 6 (24.00%) .NET
5 6 (24.00%) Citrix
5 6 (24.00%) CRM
5 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (24.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (24.00%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.00%) Retail
7 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
8 3 (12.00%) EdgeSight
8 3 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (12.00%) AIX
8 3 (12.00%) Linux
8 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (12.00%) UNIX
8 3 (12.00%) SQL
8 3 (12.00%) AppSense

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (24.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) AIX
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.00%) Android
3 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (24.00%) CRM
3 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps
4 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Scala
2 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) EdgeSight
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) AppSense
3 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.00%) F5
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco