The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 8 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 332 212 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.49% 8.90% 8.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.01% 9.29% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 123 98
Median daily rate £488 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £411 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £490 £490
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £33.55 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.80% -11.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £59.50 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-22.26% -2.45%
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
3015 2283 2227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.29% 95.80% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1812 1358 1140
Median daily rate £400 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 150 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
Shropshire -2 97 £480 +6.66%
Birmingham -1 67 £500 +2.56% 13
Warwickshire -3 48 £495 +10.00% 6
Solihull +11 39 £225 -47.05% 2
Coventry -15 12 £479 +1.64% 3
Staffordshire -4 8 £420 -24.32% 1
Wolverhampton +4 4 £600 +233.33%
Walsall -1 3 £545 -0.90%
West Bromwich -1 1 £400 -16.66%
Herefordshire -5 1 £513 -
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 West Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 185 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (25.94%) Java
3 102 (16.75%) MongoDB
4 99 (16.26%) Oracle
4 99 (16.26%) Linux
5 93 (15.27%) Spring
6 90 (14.78%) Puppet
7 83 (13.63%) Microsoft
8 81 (13.30%) Software Architecture
9 79 (12.97%) SQL
10 77 (12.64%) Security Cleared
11 75 (12.32%) Spring Boot
12 73 (11.99%) SC Cleared
13 65 (10.67%) Git (software)
14 63 (10.34%) Maven
15 62 (10.18%) Unix
16 61 (10.02%) Windows
16 61 (10.02%) VMware
17 55 (9.03%) Finance
17 55 (9.03%) Enterprise Architecture
17 55 (9.03%) RabbitMQ
18 54 (8.87%) Waterfall
18 54 (8.87%) TOGAF
19 52 (8.54%) Cisco
19 52 (8.54%) Open Source
20 51 (8.37%) Microservices
21 50 (8.21%) Project Planning
22 49 (8.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
23 47 (7.72%) Data Warehouse
23 47 (7.72%) Docker

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 32 (5.25%) JBoss
2 31 (5.09%) Confluence
2 31 (5.09%) SAS
3 25 (4.11%) WebLogic
4 14 (2.30%) Captiva
4 14 (2.30%) Documentum
5 12 (1.97%) Apache Pig
5 12 (1.97%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (1.64%) Apache
6 10 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.48%) IIS
7 9 (1.48%) Liferay
7 9 (1.48%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.31%) Apache ServiceMix
8 8 (1.31%) CMS
9 7 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.99%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.82%) CICS
12 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (4.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.82%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.82%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.66%) SAP HCM
4 4 (0.66%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.79%) PaaS
4 16 (2.63%) IaaS
5 13 (2.13%) SaaS
6 9 (1.48%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.15%) Office 365
8 6 (0.99%) Heroku
9 5 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.16%) Boomi
11 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.93%) LAN
2 24 (3.94%) VoIP
3 23 (3.78%) WAN
4 22 (3.61%) NetScaler
4 22 (3.61%) Wireless
5 15 (2.46%) Firewall
5 15 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (2.13%) HTTP
7 10 (1.64%) DAB
7 10 (1.64%) DNS
7 10 (1.64%) VPN
8 9 (1.48%) Network Security
9 7 (1.15%) MPLS
9 7 (1.15%) SSL
9 7 (1.15%) Unified Communications
9 7 (1.15%) VLAN
10 6 (0.99%) IPv4
10 6 (0.99%) Skype
11 5 (0.82%) DHCP
11 5 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (16.75%) MongoDB
2 47 (7.72%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (7.06%) Hadoop
4 41 (6.73%) Oracle OWB
5 32 (5.25%) SQL Server
6 25 (4.11%) Pentaho
6 25 (4.11%) RDBMS
6 25 (4.11%) Relational Database
7 23 (3.78%) Big Data
8 21 (3.45%) Cloudera CDH
9 12 (1.97%) Apache Hive
9 12 (1.97%) Sqoop
10 9 (1.48%) DB2
11 8 (1.31%) MySQL
12 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.99%) Data Mart
13 6 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (0.99%) Power BI
14 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 63 (10.34%) Maven
3 49 (8.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 40 (6.57%) ClearQuest
5 32 (5.25%) JIRA
6 31 (5.09%) SoapUI
7 25 (4.11%) ClearCase
7 25 (4.11%) WebDriver
8 6 (0.99%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.99%) FishEye
8 6 (0.99%) GoCD
8 6 (0.99%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.49%) Selenium
10 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.33%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.33%) JUnit
11 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.16%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (9.03%) Finance
2 25 (4.11%) Retail
3 20 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.64%) Automotive
4 10 (1.64%) Marketing
5 9 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.31%) Banking
7 5 (0.82%) Billing
8 2 (0.33%) Advertising
8 2 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (15.27%) Spring
2 75 (12.32%) Spring Boot
3 55 (9.03%) RabbitMQ
4 43 (7.06%) Hystrix
4 43 (7.06%) JSON
5 42 (6.90%) ELK Stack
6 40 (6.57%) REST
7 38 (6.24%) WireMock
8 37 (6.08%) Play Framework
9 35 (5.75%) J2EE
10 32 (5.25%) Swagger
11 30 (4.93%) SOAP
12 26 (4.27%) Node.js
13 24 (3.94%) .NET
13 24 (3.94%) Web Services
14 18 (2.96%) Middleware
15 15 (2.46%) HTML
16 14 (2.30%) XML
17 12 (1.97%) CSS
17 12 (1.97%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.75%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 15 (2.46%) Data Integration
3 15 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.31%) User Experience
5 7 (1.15%) Smart Meter
6 6 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 6 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 6 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 6 (0.99%) N-Tier
6 6 (0.99%) Taxonomies
7 5 (0.82%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.66%) CMDB
8 4 (0.66%) DataPower
9 3 (0.49%) CESG
9 3 (0.49%) Clustering
10 2 (0.33%) Robotics
10 2 (0.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 99 (16.26%) Linux
2 62 (10.18%) Unix
3 61 (10.02%) Windows
4 28 (4.60%) Windows Server
5 18 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.31%) AIX
7 8 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.15%) Solaris
9 6 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.82%) SUSE
10 5 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (13.30%) Software Architecture
3 55 (9.03%) Enterprise Architecture
4 54 (8.87%) TOGAF
4 54 (8.87%) Waterfall
5 52 (8.54%) Open Source
6 51 (8.37%) Microservices
7 50 (8.21%) Project Planning
8 44 (7.22%) Migration
9 43 (7.06%) RUP
10 38 (6.24%) CRM
10 38 (6.24%) Scrum
10 38 (6.24%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (5.91%) Continuous Delivery
12 34 (5.58%) SOA
13 31 (5.09%) Technical Architecture
14 28 (4.60%) Data Architecture
15 27 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (4.27%) ITIL
17 25 (4.11%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 158 (25.94%) Java
2 79 (12.97%) SQL
3 36 (5.91%) Scala
4 34 (5.58%) JavaScript
5 30 (4.93%) Shell Script
6 27 (4.43%) PL/SQL
7 11 (1.81%) R
8 6 (0.99%) C#
8 6 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.33%) C
9 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.16%) ABAP
10 1 (0.16%) C++
10 1 (0.16%) Python
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 73 (11.99%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (2.13%) Degree
5 11 (1.81%) CCNP
6 6 (0.99%) CCIE
6 6 (0.99%) CCNA
6 6 (0.99%) CISSP
7 4 (0.66%) MBA
8 3 (0.49%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.49%) CCDP
8 3 (0.49%) ISEB
8 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.33%) CCDA
9 2 (0.33%) CISA
9 2 (0.33%) CISM
9 2 (0.33%) CLAS
9 2 (0.33%) IISP
9 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.81%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (0.33%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.33%) QA
4 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 47 (7.72%) Docker
2 25 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.13%) HDFS
4 12 (1.97%) Apache Flume
4 12 (1.97%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (1.64%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.15%) XenApp
8 6 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.66%) XenServer
11 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.16%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.16%) RACF
12 1 (0.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 90 (14.78%) Puppet
2 39 (6.40%) Graphite
3 27 (4.43%) Grafana
4 9 (1.48%) Consul
5 8 (1.31%) SCCM
6 6 (0.99%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.99%) Kibana
6 6 (0.99%) logstash
7 3 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.16%) SCOM
9 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 99 (16.26%) Oracle
2 83 (13.63%) Microsoft
3 61 (10.02%) VMware
4 52 (8.54%) Cisco
5 45 (7.39%) Pega
6 39 (6.40%) WSO2
7 27 (4.43%) Cloudera
8 25 (4.11%) Citrix
8 25 (4.11%) SAP
9 21 (3.45%) Informatica
10 20 (3.28%) EMC
11 19 (3.12%) Platfora
12 18 (2.96%) IBM
13 16 (2.63%) Juniper
14 12 (1.97%) HP
15 11 (1.81%) Brocade
16 9 (1.48%) Intel Security
16 9 (1.48%) MuleSoft
17 8 (1.31%) Red Hat
18 7 (1.15%) Adobe
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £670.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £670.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 22 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Ubique Systems UK Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: Yesterday