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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 9 10 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 299 248 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.23% 9.87% 7.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.72% 10.47% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 119 93
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £33.55 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.80% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.84 £37.82 £52.25
% change year-on-year
+13.27% -27.61%
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
3076 2369 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.94% 94.31% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1836 1356 1231
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 £250 £235 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 148 174
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.14 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.92 £34.20 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 63 £475 +5.55% 1
Solihull 0 48 £425 +41.66%
Warwickshire +4 43 £500 +11.11% 3
Birmingham -5 41 £575 - 20
Coventry -19 15 £539 -6.26% 4
Staffordshire +10 14 £500 +17.64%
Worcestershire -9 3 £528 +8.76%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 155 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (20.16%) Java
3 98 (16.07%) Microsoft
4 79 (12.95%) Security Cleared
5 77 (12.62%) SC Cleared
5 77 (12.62%) Oracle
5 77 (12.62%) Linux
6 68 (11.15%) Spring
7 67 (10.98%) MongoDB
8 64 (10.49%) Windows
8 64 (10.49%) SQL
9 61 (10.00%) Cisco
9 61 (10.00%) Puppet
10 56 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 55 (9.02%) Finance
12 54 (8.85%) Migration
13 50 (8.20%) Spring Boot
14 49 (8.03%) Git (software)
14 49 (8.03%) SAP
15 48 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 47 (7.70%) Open Source
17 46 (7.54%) Software Architecture
18 45 (7.38%) Maven
18 45 (7.38%) Enterprise Architecture
19 43 (7.05%) TOGAF
19 43 (7.05%) VMware
19 43 (7.05%) CRM
20 42 (6.89%) LAN
21 41 (6.72%) Data Centre
21 41 (6.72%) RabbitMQ

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 22 (3.61%) Confluence
1 22 (3.61%) JBoss
1 22 (3.61%) SAS
2 20 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.79%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (1.97%) IIS
5 10 (1.64%) Apache
6 9 (1.48%) Liferay
7 8 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (1.31%) Apache ServiceMix
7 8 (1.31%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.15%) Apache Pig
8 7 (1.15%) Documentum
8 7 (1.15%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.98%) CMS
9 6 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.82%) CICS
10 5 (0.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 33 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.31%) SAP HCM
4 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.98%) SAP MII
5 5 (0.82%) SAP APO
5 5 (0.82%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.33%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.33%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.16%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.16%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.95%) IaaS
4 17 (2.79%) PaaS
5 15 (2.46%) SaaS
6 14 (2.30%) Office 365
6 14 (2.30%) SuccessFactors
7 8 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.66%) Boomi
10 2 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.89%) LAN
2 35 (5.74%) WAN
3 32 (5.25%) VoIP
4 23 (3.77%) Wireless
5 22 (3.61%) NetScaler
6 18 (2.95%) VPN
7 16 (2.62%) Firewall
8 15 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (2.30%) HTTP
9 14 (2.30%) MPLS
10 12 (1.97%) VLAN
11 11 (1.80%) IPv4
12 10 (1.64%) DAB
12 10 (1.64%) Network Security
13 9 (1.48%) DNS
13 9 (1.48%) FCAPS
14 8 (1.31%) Ethernet
14 8 (1.31%) WLAN
15 7 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.98%) MongoDB
2 34 (5.57%) SQL Server
3 33 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (4.10%) Hadoop
5 24 (3.93%) Oracle OWB
6 20 (3.28%) Big Data
6 20 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.11%) RDBMS
8 14 (2.30%) IBM InfoSphere
8 14 (2.30%) Pentaho
9 13 (2.13%) Cloudera CDH
10 9 (1.48%) DB2
10 9 (1.48%) MySQL
11 8 (1.31%) SAP HANA
12 7 (1.15%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.15%) SAP Data Services
12 7 (1.15%) Sqoop
13 6 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (8.03%) Git (software)
2 45 (7.38%) Maven
3 36 (5.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (3.93%) ClearQuest
4 24 (3.93%) SoapUI
5 22 (3.61%) JIRA
6 14 (2.30%) ClearCase
7 13 (2.13%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.31%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.98%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.98%) FishEye
10 6 (0.98%) GoCD
11 5 (0.82%) Selenium
12 3 (0.49%) CA Gen
12 3 (0.49%) JUnit
13 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.33%) IntelliJ
14 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 55 (9.02%) Finance
2 38 (6.23%) Manufacturing
3 26 (4.26%) Retail
4 18 (2.95%) Automotive
4 18 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.64%) Banking
5 10 (1.64%) Marketing
6 3 (0.49%) Legal
6 3 (0.49%) Local Government
7 2 (0.33%) Advertising
7 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.33%) Billing
7 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.16%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (11.15%) Spring
2 50 (8.20%) Spring Boot
3 41 (6.72%) RabbitMQ
4 34 (5.57%) JSON
5 30 (4.92%) ELK Stack
5 30 (4.92%) Hystrix
5 30 (4.92%) J2EE
6 28 (4.59%) REST
7 27 (4.43%) .NET
8 25 (4.10%) WireMock
9 24 (3.93%) Web Services
10 23 (3.77%) Play Framework
11 20 (3.28%) Middleware
11 20 (3.28%) SOAP
12 19 (3.11%) Swagger
13 17 (2.79%) Node.js
14 16 (2.62%) XML
15 15 (2.46%) HTML
16 12 (1.97%) Struts
17 11 (1.80%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 17 (2.79%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.46%) Data Integration
4 14 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (1.97%) Data Structures
6 11 (1.80%) CMDB
7 10 (1.64%) User Experience
8 7 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.15%) Public Cloud
9 6 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.98%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.98%) Taxonomies
10 5 (0.82%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.66%) CESG
12 3 (0.49%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.49%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (12.62%) Linux
2 64 (10.49%) Windows
3 39 (6.39%) Unix
4 32 (5.25%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.97%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.48%) Solaris
9 8 (1.31%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.15%) AIX
11 5 (0.82%) SUSE
11 5 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (25.41%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (8.85%) Migration
3 48 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (7.70%) Open Source
5 46 (7.54%) Software Architecture
6 45 (7.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 43 (7.05%) CRM
7 43 (7.05%) TOGAF
8 40 (6.56%) Microservices
9 39 (6.39%) Waterfall
10 35 (5.74%) Project Planning
11 33 (5.41%) Presales
12 31 (5.08%) ITIL
12 31 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
13 30 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
14 29 (4.75%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (4.75%) RUP
14 29 (4.75%) Scrum
15 28 (4.59%) Data Architecture
16 26 (4.26%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (20.16%) Java
2 64 (10.49%) SQL
3 22 (3.61%) JavaScript
3 22 (3.61%) PL/SQL
4 21 (3.44%) Scala
5 15 (2.46%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.64%) C#
6 10 (1.64%) R
7 5 (0.82%) C
8 4 (0.66%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.49%) ABAP
9 3 (0.49%) Perl
10 1 (0.16%) C++
10 1 (0.16%) PHP
10 1 (0.16%) Python
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 79 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 77 (12.62%) SC Cleared
3 12 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.64%) CCNP
5 8 (1.31%) CISSP
6 6 (0.98%) Degree
7 5 (0.82%) CCNA
8 4 (0.66%) CCIE
8 4 (0.66%) ISEB
8 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.49%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.49%) CISA
9 3 (0.49%) CISM
9 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.49%) MCSE
10 2 (0.33%) CCA
10 2 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.33%) IISP
10 2 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.62%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.66%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.33%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (5.90%) Docker
2 30 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.13%) XenDesktop
4 11 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (1.31%) HDFS
6 8 (1.31%) XenApp
7 7 (1.15%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.66%) XenServer
11 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.16%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.16%) RACF
12 1 (0.16%) vCloud
12 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 61 (10.00%) Puppet
2 26 (4.26%) Graphite
3 14 (2.30%) Grafana
4 12 (1.97%) SCCM
5 9 (1.48%) Consul
6 6 (0.98%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.98%) Kibana
6 6 (0.98%) logstash
7 3 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.33%) QRadar
9 1 (0.16%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) Opsview
9 1 (0.16%) SCOM
9 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 98 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 77 (12.62%) Oracle
3 61 (10.00%) Cisco
4 49 (8.03%) SAP
5 43 (7.05%) VMware
6 40 (6.56%) IBM
7 29 (4.75%) WSO2
8 26 (4.26%) Citrix
9 23 (3.77%) Pega
10 18 (2.95%) Juniper
11 17 (2.79%) BT
12 16 (2.62%) EMC
13 14 (2.30%) Cloudera
14 13 (2.13%) Platfora
15 12 (1.97%) Brocade
15 12 (1.97%) Intel Security
16 10 (1.64%) Informatica
16 10 (1.64%) ServiceNow
17 9 (1.48%) CA
17 9 (1.48%) Red Hat
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