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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 8 10 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 339 212 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.27% 8.64% 7.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.75% 9.09% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 119 103
Median daily rate £496 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.42% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £490
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £33.55 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% -2.45%
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
3153 2331 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.52% 94.99% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1884 1377 1208
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 151 182
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% -2.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.85 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 24 August 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 24 August 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 0 92 £468 +3.88% 1
Birmingham +5 63 £513 +2.50% 21
Warwickshire +1 53 £500 +4.16% 1
Solihull +9 38 £425 +41.66% 4
Coventry -20 14 £491 -1.75% 6
Staffordshire +9 9 £500 +17.64% 2
Wolverhampton +3 3 £600 +233.33%
Walsall -2 3 £545 -0.90%
Herefordshire -2 1 £513 - 1
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 174 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (24.92%) Java
3 96 (16.27%) Linux
4 92 (15.59%) Oracle
4 92 (15.59%) MongoDB
5 91 (15.42%) Spring
6 89 (15.08%) Microsoft
7 83 (14.07%) Puppet
8 74 (12.54%) SQL
9 71 (12.03%) Spring Boot
10 69 (11.69%) Software Architecture
10 69 (11.69%) Security Cleared
11 67 (11.36%) SC Cleared
12 66 (11.19%) Git (software)
13 63 (10.68%) Maven
14 60 (10.17%) Windows
15 54 (9.15%) Finance
15 54 (9.15%) RabbitMQ
16 53 (8.98%) Cisco
17 50 (8.47%) Migration
17 50 (8.47%) VMware
17 50 (8.47%) Waterfall
17 50 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
18 49 (8.31%) Open Source
19 48 (8.14%) TOGAF
20 47 (7.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 47 (7.97%) Docker
21 46 (7.80%) Microservices
21 46 (7.80%) Project Planning
22 45 (7.63%) Unix

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 32 (5.42%) Confluence
2 25 (4.24%) JBoss
3 23 (3.90%) SAS
4 18 (3.05%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.20%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (1.69%) Apache
6 10 (1.69%) Documentum
7 9 (1.53%) Apache Pig
7 9 (1.53%) IIS
7 9 (1.53%) Liferay
8 8 (1.36%) Apache ServiceMix
8 8 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.19%) Captiva
9 7 (1.19%) CMS
9 7 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.19%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.85%) CICS
11 5 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.68%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.19%) SAP MII
4 6 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.02%) SAP HCM
5 5 (0.85%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.34%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.34%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.22%) PaaS
4 18 (3.05%) IaaS
5 17 (2.88%) SaaS
6 14 (2.37%) SuccessFactors
7 9 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.19%) Office 365
9 6 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.51%) Boomi
11 2 (0.34%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.17%) Heroku
12 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.93%) LAN
2 30 (5.08%) WAN
3 26 (4.41%) VoIP
4 23 (3.90%) NetScaler
5 22 (3.73%) Wireless
6 15 (2.54%) Firewall
7 14 (2.37%) HTTP
7 14 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (2.20%) VPN
9 11 (1.86%) IPv4
9 11 (1.86%) MPLS
10 10 (1.69%) DAB
10 10 (1.69%) DNS
11 9 (1.53%) VLAN
12 8 (1.36%) Network Security
13 7 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.19%) SSL
14 6 (1.02%) FCAPS
14 6 (1.02%) Skype
14 6 (1.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (15.59%) MongoDB
2 36 (6.10%) Oracle OWB
3 32 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (5.42%) SQL Server
4 28 (4.75%) Hadoop
5 21 (3.56%) RDBMS
5 21 (3.56%) Relational Database
6 20 (3.39%) Big Data
7 15 (2.54%) Pentaho
8 13 (2.20%) Cloudera CDH
9 9 (1.53%) Apache Hive
9 9 (1.53%) DB2
9 9 (1.53%) Sqoop
10 8 (1.36%) IBM InfoSphere
10 8 (1.36%) MySQL
11 7 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
12 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 66 (11.19%) Git (software)
2 63 (10.68%) Maven
3 47 (7.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 35 (5.93%) ClearQuest
5 33 (5.59%) JIRA
6 30 (5.08%) SoapUI
7 19 (3.22%) ClearCase
8 18 (3.05%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.19%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.02%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.02%) FishEye
10 6 (1.02%) GoCD
11 4 (0.68%) Selenium
12 3 (0.51%) JUnit
13 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.34%) IntelliJ
14 1 (0.17%) Ant
14 1 (0.17%) Gradle
14 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (9.15%) Finance
2 29 (4.92%) Manufacturing
3 26 (4.41%) Retail
4 16 (2.71%) Automotive
5 11 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.69%) Marketing
7 8 (1.36%) Banking
8 4 (0.68%) Billing
9 3 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (15.42%) Spring
2 71 (12.03%) Spring Boot
3 54 (9.15%) RabbitMQ
4 41 (6.95%) Hystrix
5 40 (6.78%) ELK Stack
5 40 (6.78%) JSON
6 36 (6.10%) WireMock
7 35 (5.93%) J2EE
8 31 (5.25%) REST
9 30 (5.08%) Swagger
10 29 (4.92%) Play Framework
11 26 (4.41%) .NET
11 26 (4.41%) SOAP
12 22 (3.73%) Node.js
13 21 (3.56%) Web Services
14 18 (3.05%) Middleware
15 15 (2.54%) HTML
15 15 (2.54%) XML
16 13 (2.20%) Struts
17 12 (2.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.27%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.37%) Data Integration
3 14 (2.37%) Data Structures
4 9 (1.53%) User Experience
5 8 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.19%) CMDB
6 7 (1.19%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.02%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.02%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.02%) Taxonomies
8 5 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.85%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.68%) CESG
10 3 (0.51%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.51%) Replication
11 2 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.34%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 96 (16.27%) Linux
2 60 (10.17%) Windows
3 45 (7.63%) Unix
4 31 (5.25%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.53%) AIX
8 9 (1.53%) Solaris
9 6 (1.02%) SUSE
9 6 (1.02%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.68%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (11.69%) Software Architecture
3 50 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
3 50 (8.47%) Migration
3 50 (8.47%) Waterfall
4 49 (8.31%) Open Source
5 48 (8.14%) TOGAF
6 46 (7.80%) Microservices
6 46 (7.80%) Project Planning
7 41 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (6.78%) RUP
9 38 (6.44%) Scrum
10 35 (5.93%) CRM
11 34 (5.76%) Continuous Delivery
12 29 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (4.92%) ITIL
13 28 (4.75%) Technical Architecture
14 24 (4.07%) Presales
15 23 (3.90%) Project Management
16 22 (3.73%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 147 (24.92%) Java
2 74 (12.54%) SQL
3 28 (4.75%) Scala
4 27 (4.58%) JavaScript
5 26 (4.41%) PL/SQL
6 20 (3.39%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.69%) R
8 8 (1.36%) C#
9 6 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.85%) C
11 2 (0.34%) ABAP
11 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.17%) C++
12 1 (0.17%) Perl
12 1 (0.17%) Python
12 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 67 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (1.86%) CCNP
5 9 (1.53%) Degree
6 7 (1.19%) CISSP
7 6 (1.02%) CCNA
8 5 (0.85%) CCIE
9 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.51%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.51%) CISA
10 3 (0.51%) CISM
10 3 (0.51%) ISEB
10 3 (0.51%) MCSE
11 2 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.34%) CLAS
11 2 (0.34%) GIAC
11 2 (0.34%) IISP
11 2 (0.34%) MBA
11 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.51%) QA
3 2 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (0.34%) ISO27005
3 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (7.97%) Docker
2 27 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.20%) XenDesktop
5 11 (1.86%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.69%) HDFS
6 10 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (1.53%) Apache Flume
8 8 (1.36%) XenApp
9 7 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.68%) XenServer
12 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.17%) RACF
13 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 83 (14.07%) Puppet
2 37 (6.27%) Graphite
3 25 (4.24%) Grafana
4 12 (2.03%) SCCM
5 9 (1.53%) Consul
6 6 (1.02%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.02%) Kibana
6 6 (1.02%) logstash
7 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.17%) QRadar
9 1 (0.17%) SCOM
9 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 92 (15.59%) Oracle
2 89 (15.08%) Microsoft
3 53 (8.98%) Cisco
4 50 (8.47%) VMware
5 43 (7.29%) SAP
6 38 (6.44%) WSO2
7 32 (5.42%) Pega
8 27 (4.58%) IBM
9 26 (4.41%) Citrix
10 16 (2.71%) Juniper
11 15 (2.54%) Cloudera
11 15 (2.54%) EMC
11 15 (2.54%) Informatica
12 13 (2.20%) Platfora
13 11 (1.86%) BT
14 10 (1.69%) Brocade
14 10 (1.69%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.53%) Intel Security
15 9 (1.53%) MuleSoft
16 8 (1.36%) HP
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