The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 11 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 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 17 40 21
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 177 69 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.50% 3.72% 5.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.29% 4.07% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 36 66
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£500 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £547 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.58 £38.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +41.66%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2136 1697 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.47% 91.53% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 793 998
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 137 144
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Architect
England

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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 Architect across the West Midlands region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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 Architect across the West Midlands region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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 Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 46 £500 +13.63% 20
Coventry +4 40 £420 -12.50% 11
Warwickshire +16 24 £460 -4.16%
Solihull - 7 £515 - 3
Staffordshire +1 3 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Walsall - 1 £475 - 3
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Architect in their job title.

1 80 (23.32%) SAP
2 62 (18.08%) Oracle
3 58 (16.91%) TOGAF
4 55 (16.03%) SOA
5 54 (15.74%) Enterprise Architecture
6 50 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 46 (13.41%) CRM
8 44 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (11.37%) Data Modelling
10 37 (10.79%) IBM
10 37 (10.79%) Finance
11 33 (9.62%) Java
12 31 (9.04%) .NET
12 31 (9.04%) Migration
12 31 (9.04%) Technical Architecture
13 30 (8.75%) Middleware
13 30 (8.75%) SQL
13 30 (8.75%) Web Services
13 30 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (7.87%) Security Cleared
15 26 (7.58%) Windows
15 26 (7.58%) Relational Database
16 24 (7.00%) Automotive
17 23 (6.71%) SOAP
18 22 (6.41%) EAI
18 22 (6.41%) Manufacturing
18 22 (6.41%) SC Cleared
19 21 (6.12%) SQL Server
19 21 (6.12%) XML
20 20 (5.83%) J2EE

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (5.83%) WebSphere
2 17 (4.96%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.75%) Documentum
5 5 (1.46%) Lync
6 4 (1.17%) CMS
6 4 (1.17%) Apache
6 4 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.29%) Node.js
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.29%) Drupal
8 1 (0.29%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.29%) FileNet
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.04%) Casewise Modeler
3 3 (0.87%) MS Office
4 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 13 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.33%) SAP SD
2 8 (2.33%) SAP FI
2 8 (2.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (2.33%) SAP CO
3 7 (2.04%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (1.17%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.87%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.87%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.58%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.29%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.46%) SaaS
2 3 (0.87%) Office 365
2 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.66%) Firewall
2 11 (3.21%) WAN
3 9 (2.62%) FTP
4 8 (2.33%) LAN
5 6 (1.75%) Wireless
5 6 (1.75%) Internet
6 5 (1.46%) HTTP
6 5 (1.46%) VPN
6 5 (1.46%) MPLS
7 4 (1.17%) IPsec
7 4 (1.17%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.87%) Network Security
8 3 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.87%) OSPF
8 3 (0.87%) BGP
9 2 (0.58%) SAN
9 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.58%) RIP
9 2 (0.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (7.58%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 16 (4.66%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.21%) Big Data
6 9 (2.62%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.33%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.33%) SAP BW
8 7 (2.04%) MySQL
8 7 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.04%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.75%) SAP Data Services
9 6 (1.75%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.87%) DB2
12 3 (0.87%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (1.17%) ClearCase
1 4 (1.17%) ClearQuest
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.58%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.29%) FxCop
4 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.29%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.29%) Ant
4 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.29%) Log4j
4 1 (0.29%) NUnit
4 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 37 (10.79%) Finance
2 24 (7.00%) Automotive
3 22 (6.41%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.21%) Marketing
5 8 (2.33%) Retail
6 7 (2.04%) Banking
7 6 (1.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.04%) .NET
2 30 (8.75%) Web Services
2 30 (8.75%) Middleware
3 23 (6.71%) SOAP
4 21 (6.12%) XML
5 20 (5.83%) J2EE
6 17 (4.96%) REST
7 16 (4.66%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 12 (3.50%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (2.92%) Spring
10 9 (2.62%) HTML
10 9 (2.62%) Hibernate
11 8 (2.33%) ASP.NET
12 7 (2.04%) CSS
13 6 (1.75%) XSLT
13 6 (1.75%) Struts
13 6 (1.75%) .NET Framework
14 5 (1.46%) Cocoa
14 5 (1.46%) JMS
14 5 (1.46%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.37%) Open Source
2 12 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.21%) Mobile Computing
4 10 (2.92%) GIS
4 10 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.62%) DataPower
6 7 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.75%) Replication
8 4 (1.17%) AS400
8 4 (1.17%) Data Extraction
8 4 (1.17%) iPad
8 4 (1.17%) Kindle
9 3 (0.87%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.87%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.29%) Statistics
11 1 (0.29%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.58%) Windows
2 14 (4.08%) Linux
3 13 (3.79%) UNIX
4 12 (3.50%) VMS
5 11 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.62%) Solaris
7 8 (2.33%) AIX
7 8 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.46%) SUSE
9 4 (1.17%) zOS
10 3 (0.87%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.87%) Android
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.58%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.91%) TOGAF
2 55 (16.03%) SOA
3 54 (15.74%) Enterprise Architecture
4 46 (13.41%) CRM
5 44 (12.83%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (11.37%) Data Modelling
7 31 (9.04%) Migration
7 31 (9.04%) Technical Architecture
8 22 (6.41%) EAI
9 19 (5.54%) ETL
9 19 (5.54%) Analytics
10 18 (5.25%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (5.25%) ERP
10 18 (5.25%) UML
11 17 (4.96%) ITIL
12 15 (4.37%) E-Commerce
12 15 (4.37%) MVC
12 15 (4.37%) Data Analysis
12 15 (4.37%) Data Mapping
13 14 (4.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.62%) Java
2 30 (8.75%) SQL
3 16 (4.66%) C#
4 10 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.04%) VB
7 6 (1.75%) ABAP
8 5 (1.46%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.46%) Objective-C
8 5 (1.46%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.87%) C
9 3 (0.87%) Perl
9 3 (0.87%) Scala
10 2 (0.58%) C++
10 2 (0.58%) VB6
10 2 (0.58%) VBA
11 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) Korn
Qualifications
1 27 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.96%) Degree
4 5 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.46%) CCIE
5 3 (0.87%) CCNP
6 2 (0.58%) CCSP
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.58%) CITP
6 2 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.58%) CISM
6 2 (0.58%) MBA
6 2 (0.58%) CISSP
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.29%) MCTS
7 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.29%) ISEB
7 1 (0.29%) MCP
7 1 (0.29%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.79%) QA
2 6 (1.75%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.17%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.58%) vSphere
4 2 (0.58%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.29%) Xen
5 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (2.33%) SCCM
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.58%) MOM
3 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.29%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 80 (23.32%) SAP
2 62 (18.08%) Oracle
3 50 (14.58%) Microsoft
4 37 (10.79%) IBM
5 16 (4.66%) Cisco
6 9 (2.62%) Informatica
7 8 (2.33%) VMware
8 7 (2.04%) Casewise
9 6 (1.75%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.75%) HP
10 5 (1.46%) Juniper
10 5 (1.46%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.46%) Siebel
10 5 (1.46%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.17%) ATG
11 4 (1.17%) JBoss
11 4 (1.17%) BEA
11 4 (1.17%) Citrix
11 4 (1.17%) EMC
11 4 (1.17%) Endeca
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