The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 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 West Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Architect
Rank 111 101 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £475 £625 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £531 £468
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +13.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Applications Architect
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Applications Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 £500 -
Applications Architect
England

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Applications 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 Applications Architect in their job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) Struts
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Billing
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Java EE
4 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
4 1 (12.50%) SaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Memory Management
4 1 (12.50%) Vaadin
4 1 (12.50%) Relational Database

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Applications 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 Applications Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Struts
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
1 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
1 1 (12.50%) Vaadin
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP