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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 13 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 247 264 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.92% 10.32% 7.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.44% 10.95% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 116 92
Median daily rate £519 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £33.55 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.93% -16.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £39.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+27.38% -12.77%
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
2617 2410 2272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.54% 94.21% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1584 1329 1261
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £204 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £516 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 115 189
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £31.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 December 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
Birmingham +7 69 £550 +12.82% 16
Shropshire -7 32 £525 +10.57%
Solihull -2 28 £438 +6.70%
Warwickshire -7 23 £569 +3.40% 5
Coventry -28 19 £500 - 3
Staffordshire - 12 £485 - 2
Wolverhampton +5 5 £450 +12.50%
Worcestershire +2 5 £525 -2.09% 1
Herefordshire +19 1 £500 +11.11%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 135 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (20.74%) Microsoft
3 80 (13.38%) Finance
3 80 (13.38%) Security Cleared
4 78 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 77 (12.88%) SC Cleared
6 70 (11.71%) Java
7 61 (10.20%) CRM
8 59 (9.87%) Oracle
9 57 (9.53%) SAP
10 56 (9.36%) Cisco
10 56 (9.36%) Manufacturing
11 55 (9.20%) Migration
12 51 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 51 (8.53%) Windows
13 49 (8.19%) Linux
14 48 (8.03%) Dynamics CRM
15 47 (7.86%) Data Centre
16 46 (7.69%) SQL
16 46 (7.69%) LAN
17 45 (7.53%) TOGAF
18 44 (7.36%) VMware
19 43 (7.19%) IBM
20 39 (6.52%) Presales
20 39 (6.52%) WAN
21 37 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
21 37 (6.19%) Open Source
21 37 (6.19%) Waterfall
21 37 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
21 37 (6.19%) SharePoint

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 37 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.18%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (2.51%) Confluence
3 15 (2.51%) SAS
4 13 (2.17%) Apache
4 13 (2.17%) OpenStack
5 12 (2.01%) JBoss
6 10 (1.67%) IIS
6 10 (1.67%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.51%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.34%) Apache ServiceMix
8 8 (1.34%) Documentum
9 7 (1.17%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.84%) CICS
12 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.67%) Mule
13 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.50%) Mule ESB
13 3 (0.50%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 15 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.17%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 48 (8.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.00%) SAP HCM
6 5 (0.84%) SAP APO
6 5 (0.84%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.84%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.84%) SAP MII
7 4 (0.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.67%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.50%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.33%) SAP GTS
9 2 (0.33%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 78 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (3.68%) Office 365
4 21 (3.51%) IaaS
5 14 (2.34%) PaaS
5 14 (2.34%) SaaS
6 12 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.01%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.67%) Boomi
10 3 (0.50%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
11 2 (0.33%) Yammer
12 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.69%) LAN
2 39 (6.52%) WAN
3 31 (5.18%) VoIP
4 19 (3.18%) Wireless
5 17 (2.84%) Firewall
5 17 (2.84%) VPN
6 15 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (2.34%) MPLS
8 12 (2.01%) Unified Communications
9 11 (1.84%) VLAN
10 10 (1.67%) DNS
10 10 (1.67%) NetScaler
11 9 (1.51%) FCAPS
11 9 (1.51%) IPv4
11 9 (1.51%) Network Security
11 9 (1.51%) Skype
12 8 (1.34%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.34%) WLAN
13 6 (1.00%) DHCP
13 6 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.69%) MongoDB
2 30 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
2 30 (5.02%) Hadoop
3 29 (4.85%) SQL Server
4 18 (3.01%) Oracle OWB
5 17 (2.84%) MySQL
6 16 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.51%) Big Data
7 15 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (2.51%) Pentaho
7 15 (2.51%) RDBMS
8 14 (2.34%) IBM InfoSphere
8 14 (2.34%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.84%) Cloudera CDH
10 8 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.34%) SAP HANA
11 6 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.00%) SAP Data Services
11 6 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (4.68%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.68%) Maven
3 18 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 18 (3.01%) ClearQuest
4 15 (2.51%) JIRA
5 12 (2.01%) ClearCase
6 11 (1.84%) SoapUI
7 10 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (1.00%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.00%) FishEye
9 6 (1.00%) GoCD
9 6 (1.00%) Selenium
10 4 (0.67%) CA Gen
10 4 (0.67%) ERwin
10 4 (0.67%) JUnit
11 3 (0.50%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.33%) Ant
General
1 80 (13.38%) Finance
2 56 (9.36%) Manufacturing
3 33 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.85%) Retail
5 21 (3.51%) Automotive
6 18 (3.01%) Marketing
7 12 (2.01%) Banking
8 9 (1.51%) Advertising
9 4 (0.67%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.67%) Local Government
10 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.50%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.85%) Spring
2 26 (4.35%) REST
3 23 (3.85%) JSON
4 21 (3.51%) Web Services
5 19 (3.18%) RabbitMQ
5 19 (3.18%) Spring Boot
6 16 (2.68%) J2EE
7 15 (2.51%) .NET
8 14 (2.34%) SOAP
9 12 (2.01%) ELK Stack
9 12 (2.01%) Hystrix
10 11 (1.84%) HTML
10 11 (1.84%) Middleware
11 10 (1.67%) 802.1X
11 10 (1.67%) RESTful
11 10 (1.67%) Swagger
12 9 (1.51%) WireMock
12 9 (1.51%) XML
13 8 (1.34%) CSS
13 8 (1.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.86%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.34%) Public Cloud
3 17 (2.84%) Data Integration
4 15 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.51%) User Experience
5 11 (1.84%) CMDB
5 11 (1.84%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.17%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.84%) Private Cloud
8 5 (0.84%) Taxonomies
9 4 (0.67%) CESG
9 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.50%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.50%) Clustering
10 3 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.53%) Windows
2 49 (8.19%) Linux
3 30 (5.02%) Unix
4 19 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.17%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.00%) Solaris
8 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.84%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.67%) zOS
11 3 (0.50%) AIX
11 3 (0.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (10.20%) CRM
3 55 (9.20%) Migration
4 51 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (7.53%) TOGAF
6 39 (6.52%) Presales
7 37 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (6.19%) Open Source
7 37 (6.19%) Waterfall
8 36 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
9 31 (5.18%) Customer Engagement
10 30 (5.02%) Technical Architecture
11 29 (4.85%) Project Planning
12 28 (4.68%) Data Architecture
12 28 (4.68%) Data Management
13 27 (4.52%) ITIL
14 26 (4.35%) Configuration Management
14 26 (4.35%) Data Modelling
15 25 (4.18%) Data Migration
16 23 (3.85%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 70 (11.71%) Java
2 46 (7.69%) SQL
3 15 (2.51%) PL/SQL
4 11 (1.84%) Shell Script
5 10 (1.67%) R
6 8 (1.34%) C#
7 7 (1.17%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.17%) Scala
8 6 (1.00%) ABAP
8 6 (1.00%) Perl
9 5 (0.84%) PHP
9 5 (0.84%) Ruby
10 4 (0.67%) C
10 4 (0.67%) Python
11 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 77 (12.88%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.00%) Degree
4 5 (0.84%) CISSP
4 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.67%) ISEB
6 3 (0.50%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.50%) CCIE
6 3 (0.50%) CCNP
6 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.50%) MCSE
7 2 (0.33%) CCA
7 2 (0.33%) CCNA
7 2 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.33%) CLAS
7 2 (0.33%) GIAC
7 2 (0.33%) MCITP
7 2 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.51%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.67%) QA
3 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (4.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.01%) Docker
3 15 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.51%) XenApp
5 9 (1.51%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.67%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.50%) HDFS
10 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.33%) vCloud
11 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 1 (0.17%) RACF
11 1 (0.17%) vSphere
11 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (4.68%) Puppet
2 10 (1.67%) SCCM
3 9 (1.51%) Graphite
4 8 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.17%) Grafana
6 4 (0.67%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.67%) Kibana
6 4 (0.67%) logstash
6 4 (0.67%) Nagios
7 3 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.50%) SCOM
8 2 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.33%) QRadar
9 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.17%) Consul
9 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.17%) Oozie
9 1 (0.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 124 (20.74%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.87%) Oracle
3 57 (9.53%) SAP
4 56 (9.36%) Cisco
5 44 (7.36%) VMware
6 43 (7.19%) IBM
7 27 (4.52%) BT
7 27 (4.52%) Pega
8 23 (3.85%) WSO2
9 16 (2.68%) Juniper
9 16 (2.68%) TOWER Software
10 15 (2.51%) Capita
10 15 (2.51%) Cloudera
10 15 (2.51%) EMC
11 13 (2.17%) Citrix
12 12 (2.01%) Brocade
12 12 (2.01%) Platfora
13 10 (1.67%) Google
13 10 (1.67%) Informatica
13 10 (1.67%) ServiceNow
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