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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 10 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 243 142 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.43% 6.50% 5.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.30% 7.13% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 68 50
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£463 £451 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -9.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £473
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.50 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.18%
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
2359 1992 1720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.51% 91.25% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1029 806
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £222 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 126 178
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.05 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham +24 74 £459 -0.81% 11
Shropshire +4 31 £463 +2.49% 1
Warwickshire +2 27 £475 +2.70% 1
Coventry -7 22 £513 +13.88% 4
Staffordshire - 18 £463 - 3
West Bromwich - 7 £425 -
Worcestershire +3 6 £501 -
Wolverhampton +8 4 £425 +6.25% 2
Walsall +1 3 £400 -17.52%
Solihull 0 2 £388 +19.23% 1
Dudley - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 91 (22.09%) Oracle
2 84 (20.39%) Microsoft
3 69 (16.75%) Windows
4 59 (14.32%) SQL Server
4 59 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (14.08%) Java
6 54 (13.11%) .NET
7 49 (11.89%) UNIX
7 49 (11.89%) TOGAF
8 48 (11.65%) Migration
8 48 (11.65%) Linux
8 48 (11.65%) SQL
9 46 (11.17%) Finance
10 43 (10.44%) Middleware
10 43 (10.44%) WebLogic
11 37 (8.98%) SOA
11 37 (8.98%) IBM
11 37 (8.98%) Oracle Database
12 35 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (8.50%) Open Source
13 34 (8.25%) Security Cleared
13 34 (8.25%) Web Services
14 33 (8.01%) XML
14 33 (8.01%) CRM
14 33 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 32 (7.77%) Active Directory
15 32 (7.77%) Jenkins
16 31 (7.52%) Technical Architecture
17 29 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (7.04%) Apache

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 43 (10.44%) WebLogic
2 29 (7.04%) Apache
3 27 (6.55%) BizTalk Server
4 23 (5.58%) SharePoint
4 23 (5.58%) JBoss
5 22 (5.34%) WebSphere
6 20 (4.85%) Confluence
7 17 (4.13%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.70%) IIS
8 7 (1.70%) Documentum
8 7 (1.70%) Drupal
9 6 (1.46%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.97%) SAP Portal
11 4 (0.97%) Node.js
11 4 (0.97%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.97%) CICS
12 3 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (6.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.70%) MS Office
3 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.49%) Simulink
3 2 (0.49%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 27 (6.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.73%) Maximo
4 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.49%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.24%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.49%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.85%) Firewall
2 14 (3.40%) Network Security
3 11 (2.67%) WAN
4 8 (1.94%) LAN
5 7 (1.70%) SAN
5 7 (1.70%) Internet
6 5 (1.21%) DNS
6 5 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.21%) NAS
7 4 (0.97%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.97%) FTP
8 3 (0.73%) HTTP
8 3 (0.73%) VoIP
9 2 (0.49%) Wireless
9 2 (0.49%) MPLS
9 2 (0.49%) BGP
9 2 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (14.32%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.98%) Oracle Database
3 33 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (4.37%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (4.13%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.16%) MySQL
8 11 (2.67%) Big Data
9 7 (1.70%) HBase
9 7 (1.70%) SSDT
10 6 (1.46%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.21%) DB2
11 5 (1.21%) Data Mining
11 5 (1.21%) MarkLogic
12 4 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (7.77%) Jenkins
2 28 (6.80%) Subversion
3 22 (5.34%) Hudson
4 21 (5.10%) Maven
4 21 (5.10%) JIRA
5 10 (2.43%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.18%) SoapUI
7 8 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.21%) Ant
8 5 (1.21%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.73%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.49%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.49%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.49%) NUnit
10 2 (0.49%) NCover
10 2 (0.49%) StyleCop
10 2 (0.49%) MSTest
10 2 (0.49%) NDepend
10 2 (0.49%) ReSharper
General
1 46 (11.17%) Finance
2 21 (5.10%) Automotive
3 19 (4.61%) Manufacturing
4 18 (4.37%) Retail
5 10 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.43%) Banking
6 4 (0.97%) Retail Banking
6 4 (0.97%) Marketing
7 3 (0.73%) Advertising
7 3 (0.73%) Publishing
7 3 (0.73%) Law
8 2 (0.49%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.11%) .NET
2 43 (10.44%) Middleware
3 34 (8.25%) Web Services
4 33 (8.01%) XML
5 23 (5.58%) J2EE
6 22 (5.34%) REST
7 19 (4.61%) SOAP
8 13 (3.16%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (2.43%) XSD
9 10 (2.43%) WSDL
10 9 (2.18%) CSS
10 9 (2.18%) HTML
10 9 (2.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 8 (1.94%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.70%) LAMP
12 7 (1.70%) Ajax
12 7 (1.70%) JSON
12 7 (1.70%) jQuery
13 6 (1.46%) WCF
13 6 (1.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.50%) Open Source
2 27 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.64%) User Experience
4 12 (2.91%) Clustering
4 12 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.67%) DataPower
6 10 (2.43%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.18%) Replication
7 9 (2.18%) NHS
7 9 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.70%) Blog
8 7 (1.70%) Social Media
8 7 (1.70%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.70%) Taxonomies
9 6 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.21%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.73%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.73%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 69 (16.75%) Windows
2 49 (11.89%) UNIX
3 48 (11.65%) Linux
4 25 (6.07%) AIX
5 21 (5.10%) Solaris
6 20 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (3.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.97%) zOS
11 3 (0.73%) Android
11 3 (0.73%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.49%) VMS
13 1 (0.24%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.24%) SUSE
13 1 (0.24%) HPUX
13 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (14.32%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (11.89%) TOGAF
3 48 (11.65%) Migration
4 37 (8.98%) SOA
5 35 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (8.01%) CRM
7 31 (7.52%) Technical Architecture
8 29 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (6.07%) Data Modelling
9 25 (6.07%) Data Migration
10 23 (5.58%) Asset Management
11 20 (4.85%) ITIL
11 20 (4.85%) UML
11 20 (4.85%) RUP
12 18 (4.37%) ETL
12 18 (4.37%) E-Commerce
12 18 (4.37%) Scrum
12 18 (4.37%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (4.13%) EAI
13 17 (4.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 58 (14.08%) Java
2 48 (11.65%) SQL
3 17 (4.13%) C#
4 15 (3.64%) Perl
5 13 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.94%) PHP
7 7 (1.70%) Python
7 7 (1.70%) PHP5
7 7 (1.70%) C
8 5 (1.21%) VB
9 4 (0.97%) Pascal
9 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.73%) C++
10 3 (0.73%) ABAP
10 3 (0.73%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.49%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.24%) VC++
Qualifications
1 34 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.31%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.67%) Degree
4 8 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.70%) CCNP
5 7 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.21%) PMP
6 5 (1.21%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.97%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.73%) CCIE
8 3 (0.73%) CITP
8 3 (0.73%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (0.73%) CCNA
9 2 (0.49%) CCIP
9 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.24%) CCDA
10 1 (0.24%) CCDP
10 1 (0.24%) MCTS
10 1 (0.24%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.97%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.43%) Squid
3 6 (1.46%) Docker
4 5 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (5.10%) Puppet
2 9 (2.18%) CA LISA
3 5 (1.21%) SCCM
4 3 (0.73%) SCOM
4 3 (0.73%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.24%) OpenView
6 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.24%) OPNET
6 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 91 (22.09%) Oracle
2 84 (20.39%) Microsoft
3 37 (8.98%) IBM
4 29 (7.04%) SAP
5 25 (6.07%) Cisco
6 24 (5.83%) Pega
7 22 (5.34%) Red Hat
8 21 (5.10%) TIBCO
9 16 (3.88%) BEA
10 12 (2.91%) webMethods
11 10 (2.43%) VMware
12 9 (2.18%) Green Hat
13 7 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.70%) Netezza
14 6 (1.46%) Informatica
14 6 (1.46%) Juniper
14 6 (1.46%) Citrix
15 5 (1.21%) BMC
15 5 (1.21%) CA
16 4 (0.97%) Business Objects
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Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
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Rate: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 13 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Stafford
Real Staffing
Rate: £42 - £45 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago