The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Staffordshire region that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 18 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.39% 1.21% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 1.27% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £490
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.92 £59.50 £54.00
% change year-on-year
-26.18% +10.18%
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 Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
220 157 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 96.49% 95.15% 98.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 94 67
Median daily rate £325 £333 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £420 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £8.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £22.40 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Staffordshire region that featured Architect in the job title.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 4 £510 -
Tamworth - 3 £545 -
Cannock - 1 £400 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £500 -
Architect
West Midlands

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
3 4 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 4 (28.57%) CESG
3 4 (28.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) CRM
3 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Retail
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Clustering
5 2 (14.29%) MySQL
5 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (7.14%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.14%) Extranet
2 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (14.29%) Data Lake
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) HDInsight
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) Power BI
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) CESG
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 4 (28.57%) CRM
1 4 (28.57%) Project Planning
2 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Machine Learning
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Presales
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) CCA
2 2 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 4 (28.57%) XenApp
1 4 (28.57%) XenDesktop
2 2 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) Google
5 1 (7.14%) hybris
5 1 (7.14%) MuleSoft
5 1 (7.14%) WSO2