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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 9 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 265 168 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.38% 7.61% 5.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.01% 8.24% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 74 63
Average daily rate £500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £550 £596
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.44 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.81 £41.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+29.66% -7.00%
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
2406 2038 1980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.28% 92.26% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1133 1032
Average daily rate £384 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 183 143
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire -2 55 £510 +16.57% 3
Birmingham -3 52 £500 +8.10% 19
Warwickshire +19 47 £500 +17.64% 4
Coventry +5 24 £500 -16.62% 4
Solihull +2 23 £550 +37.50% 5
Worcestershire +12 4 £475 -26.92% 2
Staffordshire -7 3 £438 -12.50% 3
Wolverhampton +2 1 £350 -22.22% 1
Kingswinford - 1 £413 -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 96 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (15.80%) Oracle
3 79 (15.22%) Unix
4 78 (15.03%) Microsoft
5 76 (14.64%) Java
6 70 (13.49%) Pega
7 67 (12.91%) Finance
8 64 (12.33%) SQL
8 64 (12.33%) Windows
9 62 (11.95%) TOGAF
10 61 (11.75%) Data Modelling
11 56 (10.79%) Migration
12 54 (10.40%) SOA
12 54 (10.40%) WebLogic
13 52 (10.02%) VMware
14 47 (9.06%) Security Cleared
15 45 (8.67%) Enterprise Architecture
15 45 (8.67%) SAP
15 45 (8.67%) SQL Server
15 45 (8.67%) CRM
16 41 (7.90%) Linux
17 37 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
18 36 (6.94%) Cisco
18 36 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
18 36 (6.94%) .NET
19 35 (6.74%) Shell Script
19 35 (6.74%) Software Architecture
19 35 (6.74%) Waterfall
20 34 (6.55%) Retail
20 34 (6.55%) Service Management

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 54 (10.40%) WebLogic
2 26 (5.01%) Documentum
3 23 (4.43%) SharePoint
4 20 (3.85%) JBoss
5 19 (3.66%) Captiva
6 17 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (3.28%) Skype for Business
7 15 (2.89%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.12%) MS Exchange
9 10 (1.93%) CMS
10 9 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.35%) IBM Domino
11 7 (1.35%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (1.16%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.96%) Apache
13 5 (0.96%) Confluence
13 5 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.35%) MS Office
3 3 (0.58%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.58%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Simulink
4 1 (0.19%) SPSS
4 1 (0.19%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.19%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.96%) Teamcenter
3 4 (0.77%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.58%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.39%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.19%) SAP xRPM
6 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.47%) Office 365
3 13 (2.50%) IaaS
4 12 (2.31%) PaaS
4 12 (2.31%) SaaS
5 9 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.39%) Force.com
7 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.19%) Heroku
8 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.05%) Firewall
2 20 (3.85%) WAN
3 17 (3.28%) LAN
4 12 (2.31%) MPLS
4 12 (2.31%) Skype
5 11 (2.12%) VoIP
6 8 (1.54%) Ethernet
7 7 (1.35%) Internet
7 7 (1.35%) SAN
7 7 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.16%) DNS
9 4 (0.77%) CTI
9 4 (0.77%) DWDM
9 4 (0.77%) SDH
9 4 (0.77%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.58%) 4G
10 3 (0.58%) ATM
10 3 (0.58%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.58%) VPN
10 3 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (5.20%) Oracle OWB
4 21 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.08%) Hadoop
5 16 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (2.12%) Big Data
8 11 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 11 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.54%) DTS
9 8 (1.54%) Informix
9 8 (1.54%) QlikView
10 7 (1.35%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.16%) IBM InfoSphere
11 6 (1.16%) Pentaho
12 5 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 29 (5.59%) ClearCase
2 25 (4.82%) ClearQuest
3 13 (2.50%) CA Gen
4 5 (0.96%) JIRA
5 3 (0.58%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.58%) Hudson
5 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.58%) Subversion
5 3 (0.58%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.39%) JUnit
6 2 (0.39%) Selenium
6 2 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.19%) Maven
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.19%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
General
1 67 (12.91%) Finance
2 34 (6.55%) Retail
3 25 (4.82%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.47%) Banking
5 11 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.73%) Automotive
7 5 (0.96%) Billing
8 4 (0.77%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Electronics
9 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Legal
9 2 (0.39%) Marketing
9 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.94%) .NET
2 25 (4.82%) J2EE
3 23 (4.43%) REST
4 21 (4.05%) Web Services
5 20 (3.85%) XML
6 19 (3.66%) HTML
7 18 (3.47%) SOAP
8 15 (2.89%) HTML5
9 11 (2.12%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.93%) Middleware
11 8 (1.54%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.54%) EDI
11 8 (1.54%) SAP PI
12 7 (1.35%) JSON
13 6 (1.16%) CSS
13 6 (1.16%) RESTful
13 6 (1.16%) WCF
14 5 (0.96%) CSS3
14 5 (0.96%) jQuery
15 4 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.39%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.50%) Social Media
4 12 (2.31%) Data Integration
5 10 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.93%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.16%) iPad
8 5 (0.96%) DataPower
9 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.58%) IVR
9 3 (0.58%) SCADA
9 3 (0.58%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 79 (15.22%) Unix
2 64 (12.33%) Windows
3 41 (7.90%) Linux
4 23 (4.43%) Solaris
5 21 (4.05%) AIX
6 17 (3.28%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) HPUX
10 1 (0.19%) SUSE
10 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (18.50%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (11.95%) TOGAF
3 61 (11.75%) Data Modelling
4 56 (10.79%) Migration
5 54 (10.40%) SOA
6 45 (8.67%) CRM
6 45 (8.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 37 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
8 35 (6.74%) Software Architecture
8 35 (6.74%) Waterfall
9 34 (6.55%) Service Management
10 30 (5.78%) Technical Architecture
11 29 (5.59%) RUP
12 28 (5.39%) ITIL
13 26 (5.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 24 (4.62%) Security Architecture
15 23 (4.43%) Data Management
15 23 (4.43%) Project Planning
16 22 (4.24%) Project Management
17 21 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (14.64%) Java
2 64 (12.33%) SQL
3 35 (6.74%) Shell Script
4 22 (4.24%) PL/SQL
5 21 (4.05%) C#
6 18 (3.47%) Perl
7 16 (3.08%) JavaScript
8 12 (2.31%) XPath
9 8 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.54%) VB
10 6 (1.16%) C
11 4 (0.77%) C++
11 4 (0.77%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.58%) Python
12 3 (0.58%) Scala
12 3 (0.58%) Tcl
13 2 (0.39%) ABAP
13 2 (0.39%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.19%) Ruby
14 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.47%) Degree
4 11 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (2.12%) CISSP
5 8 (1.54%) GIAC
6 7 (1.35%) CISM
7 6 (1.16%) CISA
8 3 (0.58%) SANS
9 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.39%) CCNA
9 2 (0.39%) CCNP
9 2 (0.39%) CLAS
9 2 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.39%) ISEB
9 2 (0.39%) MBA
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.19%) MCP
10 1 (0.19%) MCSE
10 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.28%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.54%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.19%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.19%) MISRA
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.35%) vSphere
4 5 (0.96%) PowerHA
5 4 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.58%) Docker
6 3 (0.58%) vCloud
6 3 (0.58%) XenApp
7 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.19%) HDFS
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (1.35%) SCCM
2 6 (1.16%) Puppet
3 5 (0.96%) SCOM
4 3 (0.58%) vRealize
5 2 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.39%) QRadar
5 2 (0.39%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.19%) Grafana
6 1 (0.19%) Graphite
6 1 (0.19%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.19%) Nessus
6 1 (0.19%) Oozie
6 1 (0.19%) OpenView
6 1 (0.19%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.19%) SCSM
Vendors
1 82 (15.80%) Oracle
2 78 (15.03%) Microsoft
3 70 (13.49%) Pega
4 52 (10.02%) VMware
5 45 (8.67%) SAP
6 36 (6.94%) Cisco
7 34 (6.55%) EMC
8 32 (6.17%) Informatica
9 30 (5.78%) webMethods
10 25 (4.82%) IBM
11 20 (3.85%) BEA
12 17 (3.28%) Red Hat
13 16 (3.08%) Juniper
14 10 (1.93%) Brocade
15 7 (1.35%) Cloudera
15 7 (1.35%) Cognos
15 7 (1.35%) HP
15 7 (1.35%) Lotus
16 6 (1.16%) Citrix
16 6 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
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