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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 17 28 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 191 113 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.66% 5.27% 6.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.36% 5.74% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 53 77
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£488 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £455 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £49.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+74.28% -19.54%
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
2286 1970 2134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.70% 91.84% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1019 1050
Average daily rate £340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 139 137
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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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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 +21 50 £490 +3.15% 13
Warwickshire +19 45 £425 -8.60% 1
Coventry -9 22 £400 -15.34% 1
Shropshire -3 14 £425 - 1
Walsall - 4 £500 -
Worcestershire - 3 £550 -
Solihull -2 2 £450 +8.10% 1
Staffordshire -5 1 - - 4
Herefordshire - 1 - - 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 71 (19.09%) Oracle
1 71 (19.09%) SAP
2 67 (18.01%) TOGAF
3 64 (17.20%) SOA
4 54 (14.52%) Microsoft
4 54 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 44 (11.83%) Finance
5 44 (11.83%) CRM
6 42 (11.29%) Java
7 40 (10.75%) Technical Architecture
8 39 (10.48%) IBM
8 39 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (10.48%) Middleware
9 34 (9.14%) SQL
9 34 (9.14%) Security Cleared
10 33 (8.87%) Data Modelling
11 32 (8.60%) .NET
11 32 (8.60%) Windows
11 32 (8.60%) Migration
12 28 (7.53%) Web Services
12 28 (7.53%) ERP
13 27 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
13 27 (7.26%) XML
13 27 (7.26%) SOAP
13 27 (7.26%) WebSphere
14 25 (6.72%) SQL Server
15 23 (6.18%) J2EE
15 23 (6.18%) MS Excel
15 23 (6.18%) SC Cleared
16 22 (5.91%) UNIX

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 27 (7.26%) WebSphere
2 21 (5.65%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (2.15%) Apache
5 8 (2.15%) CMS
6 6 (1.61%) Documentum
7 4 (1.08%) CICS
7 4 (1.08%) TPMS
8 3 (0.81%) Lync
8 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.54%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.54%) SAS
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.27%) Node.js
10 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
Applications
1 23 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.81%) Casewise Modeler
2 3 (0.81%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.15%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (2.15%) SAP CO
2 8 (2.15%) SAP FI
3 7 (1.88%) SAP SD
3 7 (1.88%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (1.08%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.81%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.54%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.54%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.54%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.27%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.34%) Office 365
2 4 (1.08%) SaaS
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.38%) Firewall
2 19 (5.11%) WAN
3 14 (3.76%) LAN
4 13 (3.49%) Internet
5 10 (2.69%) FTP
6 7 (1.88%) VoIP
7 5 (1.34%) Wireless
7 5 (1.34%) HTTP
8 4 (1.08%) ATM
8 4 (1.08%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.08%) VPN
8 4 (1.08%) MPLS
8 4 (1.08%) IPsec
9 3 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.81%) OSPF
9 3 (0.81%) BGP
9 3 (0.81%) SAN
10 2 (0.54%) Packet Switching
10 2 (0.54%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (6.72%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.91%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.03%) Big Data
5 14 (3.76%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.96%) RDBMS
7 10 (2.69%) MySQL
8 8 (2.15%) SAP BW
8 8 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.15%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.88%) DB2
10 6 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.61%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.61%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (1.34%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.08%) Informix
12 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.08%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.08%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.54%) Ant
4 2 (0.54%) JIRA
4 2 (0.54%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.54%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) FxCop
5 1 (0.27%) NUnit
General
1 44 (11.83%) Finance
2 22 (5.91%) Automotive
3 21 (5.65%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.42%) Retail
5 8 (2.15%) Banking
6 7 (1.88%) Legal
7 6 (1.61%) Marketing
8 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.48%) Middleware
2 32 (8.60%) .NET
3 28 (7.53%) Web Services
4 27 (7.26%) XML
4 27 (7.26%) SOAP
5 23 (6.18%) J2EE
6 17 (4.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 16 (4.30%) REST
8 14 (3.76%) Spring
9 13 (3.49%) Hibernate
9 13 (3.49%) HTML
10 12 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
11 10 (2.69%) Struts
11 10 (2.69%) CSS
12 8 (2.15%) JDBC
12 8 (2.15%) JSP
12 8 (2.15%) Servlets
12 8 (2.15%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.15%) JMX
12 8 (2.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.11%) Open Source
2 15 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.96%) iPad
5 10 (2.69%) DataPower
5 10 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.42%) Replication
7 7 (1.88%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.61%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.34%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.08%) Kindle
10 4 (1.08%) Data Extraction
10 4 (1.08%) AS400
11 3 (0.81%) SCADA
11 3 (0.81%) GIS
11 3 (0.81%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.54%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.54%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.27%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.60%) Windows
2 22 (5.91%) UNIX
2 22 (5.91%) Linux
3 11 (2.96%) VMS
3 11 (2.96%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.69%) AIX
4 10 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.15%) Solaris
6 6 (1.61%) Android
7 5 (1.34%) SUSE
8 4 (1.08%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.08%) zOS
9 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.54%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (18.01%) TOGAF
2 64 (17.20%) SOA
3 54 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 44 (11.83%) CRM
5 40 (10.75%) Technical Architecture
6 39 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (8.87%) Data Modelling
8 32 (8.60%) Migration
9 28 (7.53%) ERP
10 21 (5.65%) ETL
10 21 (5.65%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (5.38%) Analytics
11 20 (5.38%) E-Commerce
12 19 (5.11%) MVC
12 19 (5.11%) Waterfall
13 18 (4.84%) ITIL
14 17 (4.57%) UML
14 17 (4.57%) Data Mapping
15 15 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (3.49%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.29%) Java
2 34 (9.14%) SQL
3 16 (4.30%) C#
4 12 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.15%) VB
6 7 (1.88%) ABAP
6 7 (1.88%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.88%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.34%) C++
7 5 (1.34%) Objective-C
8 4 (1.08%) C
8 4 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.81%) Perl
9 3 (0.81%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.54%) VB6
10 2 (0.54%) VBA
11 1 (0.27%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.27%) Ruby
11 1 (0.27%) Scala
11 1 (0.27%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 34 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.18%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.30%) Degree
4 7 (1.88%) ISSAP
5 5 (1.34%) CCIE
5 5 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.81%) CCNP
7 2 (0.54%) ISEB
7 2 (0.54%) MBA
7 2 (0.54%) CCSP
7 2 (0.54%) CITP
7 2 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.27%) MCP
8 1 (0.27%) MCAD
8 1 (0.27%) MCSD
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.27%) GIAC
8 1 (0.27%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.38%) QA
2 6 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.54%) COBIT
6 1 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.54%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.27%) RHEV
6 1 (0.27%) Xen
6 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.27%) SRDF
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.08%) SCCM
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.54%) MOM
3 2 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.54%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 71 (19.09%) Oracle
1 71 (19.09%) SAP
2 54 (14.52%) Microsoft
3 39 (10.48%) IBM
4 12 (3.23%) Informatica
5 10 (2.69%) VMware
6 9 (2.42%) Cisco
7 8 (2.15%) JBoss
7 8 (2.15%) EMC
7 8 (2.15%) ATG
7 8 (2.15%) Endeca
8 7 (1.88%) CA
9 6 (1.61%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.61%) HP
9 6 (1.61%) Sybase
10 5 (1.34%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.08%) Siebel
11 4 (1.08%) Citrix
11 4 (1.08%) Juniper
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