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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 12 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 253 216 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.01% 8.47% 7.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.50% 8.96% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 113 84
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £398 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.96 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+42.73% -
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
2662 2412 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.80% 94.59% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1523 1474 1127
Median daily rate £390 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 146 173
Median hourly rate £15.21 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 78 £500 +11.11% 2
Birmingham -15 42 £475 - 18
Warwickshire -1 41 £450 +2.85% 3
Coventry -6 16 £450 - 8
Solihull 0 14 £225 -35.71% 4
Staffordshire 0 4 £500 -9.09%
West Bromwich +6 1 £400 -16.66%
Wolverhampton -1 1 - -
Worcestershire -13 1 £550 +9.89% 1
Smethwick - 1 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 150 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (25.28%) Java
3 96 (17.98%) Oracle
4 88 (16.48%) Linux
5 82 (15.36%) Unix
6 79 (14.79%) Software Architecture
7 74 (13.86%) MongoDB
8 72 (13.48%) Pega
9 71 (13.30%) Microsoft
10 70 (13.11%) SQL
11 66 (12.36%) Windows
12 64 (11.99%) TOGAF
12 64 (11.99%) Puppet
13 62 (11.61%) Spring
14 58 (10.86%) Enterprise Architecture
15 57 (10.67%) VMware
16 53 (9.93%) Spring Boot
17 52 (9.74%) Waterfall
18 50 (9.36%) Finance
19 49 (9.18%) Security Cleared
20 48 (8.99%) SOA
21 45 (8.43%) Migration
22 44 (8.24%) Data Modelling
23 43 (8.05%) CRM
23 43 (8.05%) Microservices
24 42 (7.87%) Oracle OWB
24 42 (7.87%) WebLogic
25 40 (7.49%) RUP
25 40 (7.49%) Maven
25 40 (7.49%) SC Cleared

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 42 (7.87%) WebLogic
2 29 (5.43%) JBoss
3 28 (5.24%) Documentum
4 27 (5.06%) Captiva
5 26 (4.87%) Node.js
6 20 (3.75%) Confluence
7 18 (3.37%) SharePoint
8 15 (2.81%) SAS
9 13 (2.43%) CMS
9 13 (2.43%) Skype for Business
10 12 (2.25%) Tomcat
11 10 (1.87%) Apache Pig
11 10 (1.87%) MS Exchange
12 9 (1.69%) Liferay
13 8 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (1.31%) IBM Domino
15 6 (1.12%) IBM Notes
15 6 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.94%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (0.94%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.56%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.56%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.37%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.37%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.37%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.19%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.18%) Office 365
3 12 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.25%) PaaS
4 10 (1.87%) IaaS
4 10 (1.87%) SaaS
5 6 (1.12%) Heroku
6 5 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.81%) WAN
2 12 (2.25%) LAN
2 12 (2.25%) NetScaler
2 12 (2.25%) Skype
3 10 (1.87%) Firewall
4 8 (1.50%) HTTP
4 8 (1.50%) VoIP
5 5 (0.94%) DAB
5 5 (0.94%) DNS
6 4 (0.75%) DWDM
6 4 (0.75%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.56%) 4G
7 3 (0.56%) CTI
7 3 (0.56%) IPv4
7 3 (0.56%) Network Security
7 3 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.56%) Wireless
8 2 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.37%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (13.86%) MongoDB
2 42 (7.87%) Oracle OWB
3 34 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (5.99%) SQL Server
5 28 (5.24%) Hadoop
6 17 (3.18%) Big Data
7 15 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.25%) Pentaho
8 12 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.87%) Apache Hive
9 10 (1.87%) Sqoop
10 9 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.50%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.50%) Relational Database
12 7 (1.31%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.12%) Data Mart
13 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.75%) DTS
Development Applications
1 40 (7.49%) Maven
2 39 (7.30%) ClearQuest
3 36 (6.74%) Git (software)
4 31 (5.81%) ClearCase
5 26 (4.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 25 (4.68%) WebDriver
7 21 (3.93%) JIRA
8 18 (3.37%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.12%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 50 (9.36%) Finance
2 28 (5.24%) Retail
3 15 (2.81%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.50%) Automotive
4 8 (1.50%) Billing
5 6 (1.12%) Banking
6 5 (0.94%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.75%) Publishing
8 2 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (11.61%) Spring
2 53 (9.93%) Spring Boot
3 34 (6.37%) J2EE
3 34 (6.37%) Play Framework
4 32 (5.99%) JSON
4 32 (5.99%) RabbitMQ
5 27 (5.06%) REST
6 26 (4.87%) .NET
6 26 (4.87%) Hystrix
7 25 (4.68%) ELK Stack
8 22 (4.12%) SOAP
9 19 (3.56%) Swagger
10 15 (2.81%) Web Services
11 12 (2.25%) Middleware
12 11 (2.06%) ASP.NET
13 8 (1.50%) HTML
13 8 (1.50%) XML
14 6 (1.12%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.12%) Struts
14 6 (1.12%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.68%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.93%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.81%) Data Integration
4 11 (2.06%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.31%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.12%) iPad
8 5 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (0.94%) Social Media
9 4 (0.75%) DataPower
10 3 (0.56%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.37%) Clustering
11 2 (0.37%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.37%) IVR
11 2 (0.37%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.37%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.37%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 88 (16.48%) Linux
2 82 (15.36%) Unix
3 66 (12.36%) Windows
4 17 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.06%) Solaris
6 10 (1.87%) AIX
6 10 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.94%) SUSE
8 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.19%) VMS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (28.09%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (14.79%) Software Architecture
3 64 (11.99%) TOGAF
4 58 (10.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 52 (9.74%) Waterfall
6 48 (8.99%) SOA
7 45 (8.43%) Migration
8 44 (8.24%) Data Modelling
9 43 (8.05%) CRM
9 43 (8.05%) Microservices
10 40 (7.49%) RUP
11 39 (7.30%) Project Planning
12 34 (6.37%) Scrum
13 30 (5.62%) Open Source
14 28 (5.24%) Continuous Delivery
14 28 (5.24%) ITIL
15 26 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (4.12%) Analytics
16 22 (4.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (25.28%) Java
2 70 (13.11%) SQL
3 39 (7.30%) Shell Script
4 34 (6.37%) Scala
5 31 (5.81%) JavaScript
5 31 (5.81%) PL/SQL
6 9 (1.69%) C#
6 9 (1.69%) Perl
7 8 (1.50%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.94%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.75%) VB
9 4 (0.75%) XPath
10 2 (0.37%) C
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Python
11 1 (0.19%) R
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 40 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.56%) Degree
4 10 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.31%) CCNP
6 5 (0.94%) CISSP
7 4 (0.75%) CCIE
7 4 (0.75%) CCNA
7 4 (0.75%) MBA
8 3 (0.56%) CCDP
8 3 (0.56%) CISA
8 3 (0.56%) CISM
9 2 (0.37%) CCDA
9 2 (0.37%) IISP
9 2 (0.37%) ISEB
9 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.19%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.19%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.75%) QA
3 3 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (0.37%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (5.06%) Docker
2 12 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.87%) Apache Flume
3 10 (1.87%) HDFS
3 10 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.94%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.75%) XenServer
6 3 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 64 (11.99%) Puppet
2 26 (4.87%) Graphite
3 18 (3.37%) Grafana
4 3 (0.56%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.19%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.19%) Kibana
5 1 (0.19%) logstash
5 1 (0.19%) OpenView
5 1 (0.19%) SCOM
5 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 96 (17.98%) Oracle
2 72 (13.48%) Pega
3 71 (13.30%) Microsoft
4 57 (10.67%) VMware
5 36 (6.74%) Informatica
6 34 (6.37%) EMC
7 30 (5.62%) SAP
8 22 (4.12%) Cisco
9 19 (3.56%) IBM
10 15 (2.81%) Citrix
10 15 (2.81%) WSO2
11 14 (2.62%) Cloudera
11 14 (2.62%) webMethods
12 12 (2.25%) Juniper
13 11 (2.06%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.69%) BEA
14 9 (1.69%) HP
15 7 (1.31%) Brocade
15 7 (1.31%) Lotus
15 7 (1.31%) Platfora
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