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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 12 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 272 236 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.44% 8.76% 7.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.95% 9.31% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 119 81
Median daily rate £500 £463 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £377 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
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 £47.91 £42.00 £41.03
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +2.37%
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
2733 2535 2227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.86% 94.13% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 1502 1149
Median daily rate £390 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 164 162
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 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 3 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 +1 98 £500 +8.10%
Birmingham -15 43 £488 +7.14% 15
Warwickshire 0 40 £480 +8.16%
Coventry -12 16 £500 +11.11% 3
Solihull -1 10 £425 +21.42% 2
Worcestershire -6 2 £538 +7.44% 1
Staffordshire -5 1 £525 +18.64%
Smethwick - 1 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 134 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (24.42%) Java
3 100 (19.23%) Oracle
4 83 (15.96%) Unix
5 82 (15.77%) Linux
6 77 (14.81%) Pega
7 73 (14.04%) Software Architecture
8 68 (13.08%) SQL
9 65 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 64 (12.31%) MongoDB
11 63 (12.12%) VMware
11 63 (12.12%) Windows
12 62 (11.92%) Microsoft
13 55 (10.58%) Spring
13 55 (10.58%) Puppet
13 55 (10.58%) Enterprise Architecture
14 51 (9.81%) Waterfall
14 51 (9.81%) Finance
15 47 (9.04%) Spring Boot
16 46 (8.85%) SOA
16 46 (8.85%) Security Cleared
17 45 (8.65%) Data Modelling
18 44 (8.46%) WebLogic
19 42 (8.08%) Oracle OWB
20 40 (7.69%) RUP
20 40 (7.69%) Shell Script
21 39 (7.50%) ClearQuest
21 39 (7.50%) EMC
21 39 (7.50%) Project Planning
22 37 (7.12%) Migration

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 44 (8.46%) WebLogic
2 33 (6.35%) Documentum
3 31 (5.96%) JBoss
4 28 (5.38%) Captiva
5 23 (4.42%) Node.js
6 19 (3.65%) Confluence
7 15 (2.88%) SAS
7 15 (2.88%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.50%) CMS
8 13 (2.50%) Skype for Business
9 11 (2.12%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.92%) Apache Pig
11 8 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (1.54%) Liferay
11 8 (1.54%) MS Exchange
12 7 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (1.35%) IBM Domino
13 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.96%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (0.96%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.58%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.38%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.69%) Office 365
3 10 (1.92%) PaaS
4 8 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.54%) IaaS
4 8 (1.54%) SaaS
5 6 (1.15%) Heroku
6 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.08%) WAN
2 13 (2.50%) LAN
3 12 (2.31%) Skype
4 11 (2.12%) Firewall
5 8 (1.54%) VoIP
6 6 (1.15%) NetScaler
6 6 (1.15%) SAN
7 5 (0.96%) DNS
7 5 (0.96%) HTTP
8 4 (0.77%) DWDM
8 4 (0.77%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.77%) MPLS
8 4 (0.77%) VPN
9 3 (0.58%) 4G
9 3 (0.58%) CTI
9 3 (0.58%) IPv4
9 3 (0.58%) Network Security
9 3 (0.58%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.38%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (12.31%) MongoDB
2 42 (8.08%) Oracle OWB
3 36 (6.92%) SQL Server
4 32 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (5.38%) Hadoop
6 15 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (2.50%) Big Data
8 12 (2.31%) Pentaho
9 10 (1.92%) Apache Hive
9 10 (1.92%) Sqoop
10 9 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.35%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.35%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.96%) Data Mart
14 4 (0.77%) DTS
Development Applications
1 39 (7.50%) ClearQuest
2 35 (6.73%) Maven
3 31 (5.96%) ClearCase
3 31 (5.96%) Git (software)
4 22 (4.23%) WebDriver
5 21 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (3.85%) JIRA
7 13 (2.50%) SoapUI
8 6 (1.15%) CA Gen
9 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 51 (9.81%) Finance
2 26 (5.00%) Retail
3 16 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.73%) Banking
5 8 (1.54%) Automotive
6 7 (1.35%) Billing
7 5 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.77%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.58%) Spring
2 47 (9.04%) Spring Boot
3 31 (5.96%) J2EE
4 29 (5.58%) Play Framework
5 27 (5.19%) JSON
5 27 (5.19%) RabbitMQ
6 26 (5.00%) REST
7 24 (4.62%) .NET
8 20 (3.85%) ELK Stack
9 19 (3.65%) SOAP
10 17 (3.27%) Swagger
11 13 (2.50%) Web Services
12 11 (2.12%) .NET Framework
12 11 (2.12%) Middleware
13 9 (1.73%) HTML
14 6 (1.15%) ASP.NET
15 5 (0.96%) CSS
15 5 (0.96%) Struts
15 5 (0.96%) Velocity
15 5 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.88%) Data Integration
4 11 (2.12%) Data Structures
5 9 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.35%) Smart Meter
7 6 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.15%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.15%) iPad
8 5 (0.96%) Social Media
9 4 (0.77%) DataPower
10 3 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.38%) Clustering
11 2 (0.38%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.38%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.38%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.38%) Robotics
11 2 (0.38%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 83 (15.96%) Unix
2 82 (15.77%) Linux
3 63 (12.12%) Windows
4 15 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.31%) Solaris
6 11 (2.12%) AIX
7 10 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.77%) SUSE
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (14.04%) Software Architecture
3 65 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 55 (10.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 51 (9.81%) Waterfall
6 46 (8.85%) SOA
7 45 (8.65%) Data Modelling
8 40 (7.69%) RUP
9 39 (7.50%) Project Planning
10 37 (7.12%) Migration
11 35 (6.73%) CRM
11 35 (6.73%) Microservices
12 31 (5.96%) Scrum
13 27 (5.19%) ITIL
14 26 (5.00%) Open Source
15 25 (4.81%) Technical Architecture
16 24 (4.62%) Project Management
16 24 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (4.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (24.42%) Java
2 68 (13.08%) SQL
3 40 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 31 (5.96%) Scala
5 29 (5.58%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.58%) PL/SQL
6 9 (1.73%) C#
6 9 (1.73%) Perl
7 7 (1.35%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.77%) VB
9 4 (0.77%) XPath
10 2 (0.38%) C
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Python
11 1 (0.19%) R
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
11 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.73%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.65%) Degree
4 8 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.96%) CCNP
6 4 (0.77%) CCIE
6 4 (0.77%) CISSP
6 4 (0.77%) MBA
7 3 (0.58%) CCDP
7 3 (0.58%) CISA
7 3 (0.58%) CISM
8 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.38%) CCDA
8 2 (0.38%) CCNA
8 2 (0.38%) IISP
8 2 (0.38%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.19%) GIAC
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.31%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.77%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (0.38%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 22 (4.23%) Docker
2 10 (1.92%) Apache Flume
2 10 (1.92%) HDFS
3 9 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.15%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.38%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.38%) vSphere
7 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.38%) XenServer
8 1 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 55 (10.58%) Puppet
2 21 (4.04%) Graphite
3 16 (3.08%) Grafana
4 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.19%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.19%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.19%) Kibana
4 1 (0.19%) logstash
4 1 (0.19%) OpenView
4 1 (0.19%) QRadar
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
4 1 (0.19%) SCOM
4 1 (0.19%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 100 (19.23%) Oracle
2 77 (14.81%) Pega
3 63 (12.12%) VMware
4 62 (11.92%) Microsoft
5 39 (7.50%) EMC
6 37 (7.12%) Informatica
7 34 (6.54%) SAP
8 20 (3.85%) Cisco
9 18 (3.46%) IBM
9 18 (3.46%) webMethods
10 15 (2.88%) WSO2
11 14 (2.69%) Cloudera
12 12 (2.31%) Juniper
13 11 (2.12%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.73%) BEA
14 9 (1.73%) HP
15 7 (1.35%) Brocade
15 7 (1.35%) Lotus
15 7 (1.35%) Platfora
16 6 (1.15%) Citrix
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