The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 10 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 218 194 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.83% 7.59% 5.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.53% 8.30% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 99 56
Average daily rate
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£478 £475 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £571 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £490 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £47.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+26.59% +4.44%
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
2287 2338 1907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.67% 91.47% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1190 993
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 £225 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 165 133
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 47 £500 +10.49% 24
Warwickshire -2 37 £475 +11.76% 5
Shropshire +5 34 £450 +5.88% 1
Coventry -1 20 £538 +26.47% 5
Worcestershire +13 13 £485 - 3
Solihull +3 10 £300 -33.33% 2
Staffordshire -11 2 £425 - 3
Wolverhampton +4 1 £180 -62.10% 2
Walsall +2 1 £550 +10.00%
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 72 (17.02%) Oracle
1 72 (17.02%) TOGAF
2 67 (15.84%) Finance
3 60 (14.18%) Migration
3 60 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (14.18%) Java
4 56 (13.24%) Enterprise Architecture
5 54 (12.77%) Data Modelling
6 52 (12.29%) Microsoft
7 51 (12.06%) CRM
8 48 (11.35%) SOA
9 47 (11.11%) IBM
10 46 (10.87%) Windows
11 45 (10.64%) WebLogic
12 44 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (10.17%) Technical Architecture
14 41 (9.69%) SAP
15 38 (8.98%) Open Source
16 37 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
17 33 (7.80%) SQL
18 32 (7.57%) UNIX
19 30 (7.09%) ETL
20 29 (6.86%) ITIL
20 29 (6.86%) Security Architecture
21 28 (6.62%) XML
21 28 (6.62%) Firewall
22 26 (6.15%) Middleware
22 26 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
22 26 (6.15%) Linux
23 25 (5.91%) IBM InfoSphere

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 45 (10.64%) WebLogic
2 20 (4.73%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.78%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (3.31%) Lync
5 11 (2.60%) Apache
6 8 (1.89%) JBoss
7 7 (1.65%) Documentum
8 6 (1.42%) SAS
8 6 (1.42%) Confluence
8 6 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.18%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
9 5 (1.18%) SAP EP
10 4 (0.95%) CMS
10 4 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 6 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.71%) Simulink
2 3 (0.71%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.24%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.24%) CATIA
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.65%) SAP EWM
4 6 (1.42%) SAP FI
4 6 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (1.42%) SAP CO
5 5 (1.18%) SAP QM
5 5 (1.18%) SAP HCM
6 4 (0.95%) SAP APO
7 3 (0.71%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.71%) Exstream
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.71%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.71%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.47%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.24%) SAP PS
9 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.36%) Office 365
3 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.42%) SaaS
5 5 (1.18%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Force.com
6 1 (0.24%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.24%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.62%) Firewall
2 15 (3.55%) LAN
2 15 (3.55%) WAN
3 12 (2.84%) Network Security
4 11 (2.60%) DNS
5 7 (1.65%) SAN
6 6 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (1.42%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.18%) MPLS
8 4 (0.95%) SMS
9 3 (0.71%) VoIP
9 3 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.47%) NAS
10 2 (0.47%) LDAP
10 2 (0.47%) WLAN
10 2 (0.47%) DHCP
10 2 (0.47%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.24%) HTTP
11 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (5.91%) IBM InfoSphere
3 23 (5.44%) Oracle Database
4 21 (4.96%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.73%) SQL Server
6 15 (3.55%) Big Data
7 12 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (2.36%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.36%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.13%) DataStage
10 7 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.42%) SAP Data Services
12 5 (1.18%) Data Mart
13 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.71%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.71%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.71%) HBase
13 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (2.36%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (1.89%) JUnit
3 8 (1.89%) Eclipse
3 8 (1.89%) ERwin
3 8 (1.89%) Subversion
3 8 (1.89%) Selenium
4 7 (1.65%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.42%) JIRA
6 5 (1.18%) IntelliJ
6 5 (1.18%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.95%) Toad
8 3 (0.71%) MorphX
8 3 (0.71%) Hudson
8 3 (0.71%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.24%) Juju
9 1 (0.24%) CA Gen
General
1 67 (15.84%) Finance
2 22 (5.20%) Automotive
3 21 (4.96%) Manufacturing
4 20 (4.73%) Retail
5 10 (2.36%) Banking
6 4 (0.95%) Law
6 4 (0.95%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.47%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.47%) Billing
8 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.62%) XML
2 26 (6.15%) Middleware
3 19 (4.49%) SOAP
4 16 (3.78%) JSON
5 15 (3.55%) .NET
5 15 (3.55%) J2EE
6 13 (3.07%) Web Services
6 13 (3.07%) REST
7 11 (2.60%) Play Framework
8 10 (2.36%) Spring
8 10 (2.36%) HTML
8 10 (2.36%) J2SE
9 8 (1.89%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.89%) HTML5
9 8 (1.89%) SAP PI
10 7 (1.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 7 (1.65%) XSD
11 5 (1.18%) WSDL
11 5 (1.18%) XSLT
11 5 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.91%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.44%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.31%) Data Integration
4 11 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.13%) DataPower
5 9 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.65%) Replication
7 6 (1.42%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.18%) SCADA
8 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.18%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.95%) PKI
10 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.71%) NHS
10 3 (0.71%) Clustering
10 3 (0.71%) IVR
10 3 (0.71%) Social Media
10 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.87%) Windows
2 32 (7.57%) UNIX
3 26 (6.15%) Linux
4 19 (4.49%) AIX
5 16 (3.78%) Solaris
6 8 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.42%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.42%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.18%) VMS
10 1 (0.24%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.24%) HPUX
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.02%) TOGAF
2 60 (14.18%) Migration
2 60 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (13.24%) Enterprise Architecture
4 54 (12.77%) Data Modelling
5 51 (12.06%) CRM
6 48 (11.35%) SOA
7 44 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (10.17%) Technical Architecture
9 38 (8.98%) Open Source
10 30 (7.09%) ETL
11 29 (6.86%) ITIL
11 29 (6.86%) Security Architecture
12 26 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (5.67%) Data Management
14 22 (5.20%) Project Management
15 21 (4.96%) E-Commerce
15 21 (4.96%) Content Management
15 21 (4.96%) SDLC
16 20 (4.73%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 60 (14.18%) Java
2 33 (7.80%) SQL
3 7 (1.65%) C
4 6 (1.42%) Shell Script
4 6 (1.42%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.18%) Scala
5 5 (1.18%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.71%) X++
6 3 (0.71%) MATLAB
6 3 (0.71%) C#
7 2 (0.47%) C++
7 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.47%) ABAP
7 2 (0.47%) Python
7 2 (0.47%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.24%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.24%) Perl
8 1 (0.24%) PHP
8 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.31%) CCNP
3 14 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.36%) Degree
5 8 (1.89%) CCIE
6 7 (1.65%) CCNA
6 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.18%) CCDP
8 4 (0.95%) CISSP
8 4 (0.95%) CISM
9 3 (0.71%) CCDA
9 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.71%) CISA
10 2 (0.47%) PMP
10 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.24%) MBA
11 1 (0.24%) CGEIT
11 1 (0.24%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.55%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.13%) QA
3 5 (1.18%) COBIT
4 3 (0.71%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (1.89%) Docker
4 7 (1.65%) PowerHA
5 4 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.71%) vCloud
7 2 (0.47%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) LXC
Systems Management
1 10 (2.36%) Puppet
2 6 (1.42%) SCCM
3 3 (0.71%) SCOM
3 3 (0.71%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.24%) vMotion
5 1 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.24%) Oozie
5 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.24%) OpenView
5 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 72 (17.02%) Oracle
2 52 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 47 (11.11%) IBM
4 41 (9.69%) SAP
5 22 (5.20%) Pega
6 19 (4.49%) Cisco
7 18 (4.26%) VMware
8 16 (3.78%) webMethods
8 16 (3.78%) Juniper
9 13 (3.07%) Cognos
9 13 (3.07%) Netezza
10 10 (2.36%) Informatica
11 9 (2.13%) Talend
12 8 (1.89%) HP
13 6 (1.42%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.18%) BEA
14 5 (1.18%) hybris
15 4 (0.95%) CheckPoint
15 4 (0.95%) TIBCO
16 3 (0.71%) Adobe
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