The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Architect
Rank 112 112 93
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
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£520 £530 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +28.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £463 £444
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Applications Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2182 2129 1622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.30% 90.98% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1089 750
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 199 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Applications Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 July 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 2 £470 -
Coventry +6 1 £550 +3.77%
Warwickshire - 1 £515 -
Applications Architect
England

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (30.00%) Clustering
3 3 (30.00%) Amdocs
3 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (30.00%) Capita
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Replication
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (10.00%) Operations Management
5 1 (10.00%) SCCM
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (20.00%) CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Amdocs
1 3 (30.00%) Capita
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) IBM