The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 50 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.73% 0.46% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 0.67% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £320 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -26.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £320 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £430 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
Technical Architecture
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
489 451 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.03% 69.60% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 302 221
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.80 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture.

1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 4 (20.00%) iPad
5 4 (20.00%) Analytics
5 4 (20.00%) User Experience
5 4 (20.00%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 4 (20.00%) jQuery
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) System Testing
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) SOA
5 4 (20.00%) UML
5 4 (20.00%) CRM
5 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (20.00%) HTML
5 4 (20.00%) .NET
5 4 (20.00%) CSS
5 4 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) CICS
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
2 1 (5.00%) TPMS
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) TRIRIGA
1 4 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) ATM
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Informix
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Ant
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Automotive
1 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Architect
2 8 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 7 (35.00%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Integration Architect
4 4 (20.00%) CRM Architect
4 4 (20.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Chief Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Chief Technical Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Applications Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) HTML
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
1 4 (20.00%) XML
1 4 (20.00%) Silverlight
1 4 (20.00%) jQuery
1 4 (20.00%) Ajax
2 3 (15.00%) JSON
2 3 (15.00%) HTML5
2 3 (15.00%) PhoneGap
2 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) LAMP
4 1 (5.00%) JavaBeans
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) iPad
2 4 (20.00%) User Experience
3 3 (15.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
4 1 (5.00%) Blog
4 1 (5.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Android
1 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (30.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) System Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Analytics
4 4 (20.00%) SOA
4 4 (20.00%) UML
4 4 (20.00%) CRM
4 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.00%) OOP
5 3 (15.00%) Android Development
5 3 (15.00%) iOS Development
5 3 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) PHP5
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Sencha
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com