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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 14 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 233 163 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.65% 6.82% 5.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.41% 7.47% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 82 49
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£463 £465 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.43% -5.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £470
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £44.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -19.54%
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
2477 2181 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.95% 91.26% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1449 1127 777
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 150 152
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +22 73 £453 -2.00% 8
Warwickshire +8 34 £500 +12.67% 5
Shropshire +11 32 £463 -5.61% 3
Coventry -13 23 £450 -2.70% 4
Staffordshire - 17 £450 - 5
Wolverhampton +8 5 £425 +6.25%
Worcestershire +4 5 £500 - 1
Herefordshire - 3 £375 - 1
Walsall -3 2 £425 -13.04%
Solihull -1 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 85 (21.04%) Oracle
2 72 (17.82%) Microsoft
3 69 (17.08%) Windows
4 56 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (13.12%) Java
6 52 (12.87%) TOGAF
7 50 (12.38%) Migration
8 48 (11.88%) Linux
9 47 (11.63%) UNIX
10 46 (11.39%) .NET
11 45 (11.14%) SQL Server
12 43 (10.64%) SOA
12 43 (10.64%) Finance
13 41 (10.15%) Middleware
14 39 (9.65%) WebLogic
14 39 (9.65%) Open Source
14 39 (9.65%) Oracle Database
15 38 (9.41%) SQL
16 35 (8.66%) CRM
16 35 (8.66%) IBM
16 35 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
17 32 (7.92%) Active Directory
18 30 (7.43%) Security Cleared
19 28 (6.93%) Jenkins
19 28 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
20 27 (6.68%) Web Services
20 27 (6.68%) XML
20 27 (6.68%) SAP
20 27 (6.68%) Data Modelling
21 26 (6.44%) Subversion

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 39 (9.65%) WebLogic
2 24 (5.94%) SharePoint
3 23 (5.69%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (5.45%) JBoss
4 22 (5.45%) Apache
5 20 (4.95%) WebSphere
5 20 (4.95%) Confluence
6 15 (3.71%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.73%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.73%) Documentum
8 6 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.24%) SAP Portal
10 4 (0.99%) Node.js
10 4 (0.99%) CICS
11 3 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPEL
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.50%) Lync
12 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.73%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.50%) Simulink
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (5.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.72%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.74%) Maximo
3 3 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.25%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.50%) Office 365
4 2 (0.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.25%) Boomi
5 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.46%) Firewall
2 15 (3.71%) WAN
2 15 (3.71%) Network Security
3 14 (3.47%) LAN
4 9 (2.23%) SAN
5 8 (1.98%) DNS
6 7 (1.73%) Internet
7 5 (1.24%) NAS
7 5 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.99%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (0.99%) MPLS
8 4 (0.99%) VoIP
9 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.50%) Wireless
9 2 (0.50%) BGP
9 2 (0.50%) HTTP
10 1 (0.25%) DHCP
10 1 (0.25%) FTP
10 1 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.65%) Oracle Database
3 28 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (5.69%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (3.22%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.97%) Big Data
10 7 (1.73%) SAP BW
10 7 (1.73%) SSDT
10 7 (1.73%) IBM InfoSphere
10 7 (1.73%) HBase
11 6 (1.49%) MySQL
12 5 (1.24%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.99%) DB2
14 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.74%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 28 (6.93%) Jenkins
2 26 (6.44%) Subversion
3 21 (5.20%) JIRA
4 19 (4.70%) Hudson
5 17 (4.21%) Maven
6 10 (2.48%) Git (software)
7 9 (2.23%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.25%) Ant
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.25%) ERwin
11 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.25%) Juju
General
1 43 (10.64%) Finance
2 21 (5.20%) Automotive
3 20 (4.95%) Retail
4 14 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.48%) Banking
7 5 (1.24%) Marketing
8 3 (0.74%) Advertising
8 3 (0.74%) Law
8 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.39%) .NET
2 41 (10.15%) Middleware
3 27 (6.68%) Web Services
3 27 (6.68%) XML
4 22 (5.45%) SOAP
5 21 (5.20%) J2EE
6 20 (4.95%) REST
7 13 (3.22%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (2.97%) XSD
8 12 (2.97%) WSDL
9 11 (2.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 9 (2.23%) ASP.NET
11 7 (1.73%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (1.73%) JSON
12 5 (1.24%) RESTful
13 3 (0.74%) CSS
13 3 (0.74%) HTML
13 3 (0.74%) EDI
13 3 (0.74%) XSLT
13 3 (0.74%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.65%) Open Source
2 21 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.97%) Clustering
5 11 (2.72%) DataPower
6 10 (2.48%) NHS
7 9 (2.23%) Replication
7 9 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.98%) User Experience
9 7 (1.73%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.73%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.49%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.99%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.99%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.74%) PKI
13 2 (0.50%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 69 (17.08%) Windows
2 48 (11.88%) Linux
3 47 (11.63%) UNIX
4 24 (5.94%) AIX
5 21 (5.20%) Solaris
6 20 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.99%) zOS
10 3 (0.74%) Android
11 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.50%) VMS
12 1 (0.25%) SUSE
12 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (12.87%) TOGAF
3 50 (12.38%) Migration
4 43 (10.64%) SOA
5 35 (8.66%) CRM
5 35 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (6.68%) Data Modelling
7 26 (6.44%) Data Migration
8 25 (6.19%) Asset Management
9 24 (5.94%) ETL
9 24 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
11 20 (4.95%) ITIL
11 20 (4.95%) RUP
11 20 (4.95%) Technical Architecture
12 19 (4.70%) UML
13 18 (4.46%) E-Commerce
13 18 (4.46%) DevOps
14 17 (4.21%) Service Delivery
14 17 (4.21%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 53 (13.12%) Java
2 38 (9.41%) SQL
3 15 (3.71%) C#
4 14 (3.47%) Perl
5 7 (1.73%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.73%) Python
6 4 (0.99%) C
7 3 (0.74%) ABAP
7 3 (0.74%) C++
7 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.50%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.50%) VB
8 2 (0.50%) PHP
8 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.25%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.25%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.25%) Pascal
9 1 (0.25%) COBOL
9 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 30 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.23%) CCNP
4 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.73%) Degree
6 5 (1.24%) PMP
6 5 (1.24%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.99%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.99%) CCNA
7 4 (0.99%) CCIE
8 3 (0.74%) CCIP
9 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.50%) CCDA
9 2 (0.50%) CCDP
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.25%) MCTS
10 1 (0.25%) MCPD
10 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.24%) QA
2 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 32 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.48%) Squid
3 8 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.73%) Docker
5 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.50%) vCloud
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 22 (5.45%) Puppet
2 9 (2.23%) CA LISA
3 5 (1.24%) SCCM
4 3 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.74%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.25%) OpenView
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 85 (21.04%) Oracle
2 72 (17.82%) Microsoft
3 35 (8.66%) IBM
4 27 (6.68%) SAP
5 25 (6.19%) Cisco
6 23 (5.69%) Pega
7 22 (5.45%) Red Hat
8 19 (4.70%) TIBCO
9 15 (3.71%) BEA
10 13 (3.22%) VMware
11 12 (2.97%) webMethods
12 9 (2.23%) Solace
12 9 (2.23%) Green Hat
13 8 (1.98%) Juniper
14 6 (1.49%) Citrix
15 5 (1.24%) CA
15 5 (1.24%) Business Objects
16 4 (0.99%) Talend
16 4 (0.99%) Akamai
16 4 (0.99%) CheckPoint
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Network ITR
Rate: 350 to 400 per day GBP
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 months rolling
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £430 - £600 per day + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day + Flexible Working
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago