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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 12 19 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 216 175 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.47% 7.49% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.11% 8.21% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 84 25
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £620 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.50%
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
2370 2131 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.19% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1102 702
Average daily rate £368 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 163 132
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +15 70 £475 - 17
Warwickshire +12 36 £438 +2.94% 3
Shropshire +10 27 £450 -6.49%
Coventry -17 18 £450 -3.69% 3
Staffordshire +1 12 £550 - 3
Worcestershire +4 5 £501 - 2
Sutton Coldfield +5 3 £453 -39.66%
Walsall +2 3 £425 -12.82%
Wolverhampton - 3 £425 -
Herefordshire - 2 £388 - 3
Solihull -5 1 £350 -9.67%
West Bromwich - 1 £480 -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 77 (19.15%) Oracle
2 73 (18.16%) Microsoft
3 61 (15.17%) Windows
4 60 (14.93%) TOGAF
5 53 (13.18%) Migration
6 51 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (11.94%) Finance
7 48 (11.94%) Java
8 47 (11.69%) SQL Server
8 47 (11.69%) SOA
9 46 (11.44%) CRM
10 43 (10.70%) IBM
11 41 (10.20%) .NET
12 40 (9.95%) SQL
13 39 (9.70%) Middleware
14 37 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 37 (9.20%) WebLogic
15 36 (8.96%) UNIX
16 34 (8.46%) Linux
16 34 (8.46%) Data Modelling
16 34 (8.46%) Oracle Database
17 33 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
18 32 (7.96%) Active Directory
18 32 (7.96%) Open Source
19 31 (7.71%) Enterprise Architecture
20 30 (7.46%) Dynamics CRM
20 30 (7.46%) Security Cleared
21 29 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
22 28 (6.97%) ETL
22 28 (6.97%) SharePoint

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 37 (9.20%) WebLogic
2 28 (6.97%) SharePoint
3 21 (5.22%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (4.73%) WebSphere
5 13 (3.23%) Confluence
6 12 (2.99%) JBoss
7 10 (2.49%) Documentum
7 10 (2.49%) Apache
8 9 (2.24%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.49%) Lync
10 5 (1.24%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.00%) SAP Portal
11 4 (1.00%) Node.js
12 3 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.75%) SAS
13 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPEL
13 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 15 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) Simulink
3 2 (0.50%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (7.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (4.48%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.75%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.75%) Exstream
3 3 (0.75%) Maximo
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP EWM
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.50%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.24%) PaaS
3 5 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.75%) SaaS
4 3 (0.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.25%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.48%) Firewall
2 15 (3.73%) Network Security
3 14 (3.48%) LAN
3 14 (3.48%) WAN
4 9 (2.24%) DNS
5 8 (1.99%) SAN
6 7 (1.74%) Internet
7 6 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.24%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (0.75%) NAS
9 3 (0.75%) VoIP
9 3 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.75%) Wireless
10 2 (0.50%) MPLS
10 2 (0.50%) WLAN
10 2 (0.50%) LDAP
10 2 (0.50%) VLAN
10 2 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.46%) Oracle Database
3 33 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (6.47%) Relational Database
5 23 (5.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.73%) Big Data
6 15 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (3.23%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.74%) IBM InfoSphere
10 7 (1.74%) HBase
10 7 (1.74%) SSDT
10 7 (1.74%) SAP BW
11 6 (1.49%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.24%) MySQL
12 5 (1.24%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
13 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 17 (4.23%) Subversion
2 16 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.48%) JIRA
4 10 (2.49%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.49%) SoapUI
5 9 (2.24%) Hudson
6 7 (1.74%) Maven
6 7 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.49%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.75%) MorphX
8 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.25%) Juju
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.25%) ERwin
9 1 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 48 (11.94%) Finance
2 17 (4.23%) Automotive
3 16 (3.98%) Retail
4 13 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.74%) Banking
6 7 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.75%) Marketing
7 3 (0.75%) Advertising
7 3 (0.75%) Law
7 3 (0.75%) Legal
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
8 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.20%) .NET
2 39 (9.70%) Middleware
3 28 (6.97%) Web Services
4 27 (6.72%) XML
4 27 (6.72%) SOAP
5 21 (5.22%) REST
6 15 (3.73%) XSD
7 13 (3.23%) WSDL
8 12 (2.99%) J2EE
8 12 (2.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 8 (1.99%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.99%) RESTful
9 8 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (1.74%) JSON
10 7 (1.74%) XSLT
11 5 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.75%) SignalR
12 3 (0.75%) MDX
12 3 (0.75%) HTML
12 3 (0.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.96%) Open Source
2 15 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.99%) Clustering
4 11 (2.74%) DataPower
4 11 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.49%) Replication
5 10 (2.49%) NHS
6 7 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.74%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.24%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.24%) User Experience
9 4 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.50%) PKI
11 2 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.25%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.17%) Windows
2 36 (8.96%) UNIX
3 34 (8.46%) Linux
4 15 (3.73%) AIX
5 13 (3.23%) Solaris
6 11 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.75%) Android
10 2 (0.50%) VMS
10 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.25%) SUSE
11 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.93%) TOGAF
2 53 (13.18%) Migration
3 51 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (11.69%) SOA
5 46 (11.44%) CRM
6 37 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (8.46%) Data Modelling
8 31 (7.71%) Enterprise Architecture
9 29 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (6.97%) ETL
11 25 (6.22%) Data Migration
11 25 (6.22%) Asset Management
12 22 (5.47%) E-Commerce
13 21 (5.22%) RUP
13 21 (5.22%) UML
14 20 (4.98%) ITIL
15 19 (4.73%) Technical Architecture
16 17 (4.23%) Scrum
17 16 (3.98%) Data Analysis
18 15 (3.73%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.94%) Java
2 40 (9.95%) SQL
3 13 (3.23%) C#
4 7 (1.74%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.74%) Python
5 6 (1.49%) Perl
6 5 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.75%) X++
8 3 (0.75%) ABAP
8 3 (0.75%) C++
8 3 (0.75%) C
9 2 (0.50%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.25%) Scala
10 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.25%) COBOL
10 1 (0.25%) PHP
10 1 (0.25%) VB
10 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.24%) CCNP
4 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.74%) Degree
6 6 (1.49%) CCNA
7 5 (1.24%) PMP
7 5 (1.24%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.75%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.75%) CCDA
8 3 (0.75%) CCDP
8 3 (0.75%) CCIE
9 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.25%) MCITP
10 1 (0.25%) MCPD
10 1 (0.25%) MCTS
10 1 (0.25%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.00%) QA
1 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) HL7
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (7.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.74%) Docker
4 3 (0.75%) Squid
4 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.50%) vCloud
5 2 (0.50%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 11 (2.74%) Puppet
2 10 (2.49%) CA LISA
3 5 (1.24%) SCCM
4 3 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.75%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 77 (19.15%) Oracle
2 73 (18.16%) Microsoft
3 43 (10.70%) IBM
4 27 (6.72%) SAP
4 27 (6.72%) Pega
5 24 (5.97%) Cisco
6 19 (4.73%) TIBCO
7 13 (3.23%) webMethods
7 13 (3.23%) VMware
8 12 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.49%) Solace
9 10 (2.49%) Green Hat
10 9 (2.24%) Juniper
10 9 (2.24%) BEA
11 6 (1.49%) Citrix
11 6 (1.49%) Talend
12 5 (1.24%) Netezza
12 5 (1.24%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.24%) HP
12 5 (1.24%) CheckPoint
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Costello & Reyes Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago