The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 49 49 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 12 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.69% 1.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.28% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £373 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.22% -17.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.98% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% +1.85%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
640 549 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.40% 91.65% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 303 329
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 £236 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.15 £11.50
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%
Technical Architect
West Midlands

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
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 29 July 2014, 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 7 (43.75%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 4 (25.00%) Analytics
4 4 (25.00%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) UML
4 4 (25.00%) SOA
4 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) JSON
5 3 (18.75%) OOP
5 3 (18.75%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) Scala
6 2 (12.50%) Open Source
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (12.50%) REST
6 2 (12.50%) Office 365

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) PhoneGap
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) JSON
2 3 (18.75%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) REST
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
3 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) J2EE
3 2 (12.50%) Akka
3 2 (12.50%) Play Framework
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) Cocoa
4 1 (6.25%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) WPF
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
3 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) UML
3 4 (25.00%) SOA
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) OOP
4 3 (18.75%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
6 1 (6.25%) Android Development
6 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) Scala
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCIE
2 2 (12.50%) CCSP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Citrix
1 2 (12.50%) Juniper
1 2 (12.50%) VMware
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Sencha