The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 15 34 20
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 194 84 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.97% 4.26% 5.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.79% 4.67% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 42 73
Average daily rate
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£500 £440 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £354 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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 £71.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+102.85% +29.62%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2207 1800 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.71% 91.23% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 873 985
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 129 134
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Architect
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +16 54 £500 +9.28% 11
Coventry +2 34 £410 -14.58% 5
Warwickshire +15 27 £485 +4.30% 3
Solihull +4 7 £515 +23.72% 1
Walsall - 4 £500 -
Staffordshire +1 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton +2 1 £475 -5.00% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Herefordshire - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 81 (22.56%) SAP
2 64 (17.83%) Oracle
3 61 (16.99%) TOGAF
4 56 (15.60%) Enterprise Architecture
5 55 (15.32%) SOA
6 51 (14.21%) Microsoft
7 46 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (12.81%) CRM
8 41 (11.42%) Data Modelling
9 40 (11.14%) Finance
10 37 (10.31%) IBM
10 37 (10.31%) Java
11 34 (9.47%) Middleware
12 33 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
13 32 (8.91%) SQL
13 32 (8.91%) Migration
14 31 (8.64%) .NET
14 31 (8.64%) Technical Architecture
15 30 (8.36%) Web Services
16 29 (8.08%) Security Cleared
17 28 (7.80%) Relational Database
18 26 (7.24%) Windows
19 25 (6.96%) Automotive
19 25 (6.96%) Manufacturing
20 24 (6.69%) XML
20 24 (6.69%) SC Cleared
20 24 (6.69%) Analytics
21 23 (6.41%) SOAP
22 22 (6.13%) J2EE
22 22 (6.13%) SQL Server

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 22 (6.13%) WebSphere
2 19 (5.29%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.34%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.67%) Apache
4 6 (1.67%) Documentum
4 6 (1.67%) CMS
4 6 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (1.39%) Lync
6 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.28%) Node.js
8 1 (0.28%) Drupal
8 1 (0.28%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.28%) FileNet
8 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.95%) Casewise Modeler
3 3 (0.84%) MS Office
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.23%) SAP SD
2 8 (2.23%) SAP FI
2 8 (2.23%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (2.23%) SAP CO
3 7 (1.95%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.11%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.84%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.84%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.56%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.56%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.28%) ENOVIA
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.39%) SaaS
2 4 (1.11%) Office 365
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.46%) Firewall
2 13 (3.62%) WAN
3 10 (2.79%) Internet
4 9 (2.51%) FTP
5 8 (2.23%) LAN
6 6 (1.67%) Wireless
7 5 (1.39%) HTTP
7 5 (1.39%) VPN
7 5 (1.39%) MPLS
8 4 (1.11%) IPsec
8 4 (1.11%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.84%) Network Security
9 3 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.84%) OSPF
9 3 (0.84%) BGP
10 2 (0.56%) SAN
10 2 (0.56%) RIP
10 2 (0.56%) SNMP
10 2 (0.56%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (7.80%) Relational Database
3 22 (6.13%) SQL Server
4 18 (5.01%) RDBMS
5 14 (3.90%) Big Data
6 11 (3.06%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.51%) SAP BW
8 8 (2.23%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.67%) MySQL
10 6 (1.67%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.67%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.39%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.84%) Siebel EIM
13 3 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (1.11%) ClearCase
1 4 (1.11%) ClearQuest
1 4 (1.11%) PhoneGap
2 2 (0.56%) CA Gen
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.28%) FxCop
3 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.28%) NUnit
3 1 (0.28%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) Ant
General
1 40 (11.14%) Finance
2 25 (6.96%) Automotive
2 25 (6.96%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.06%) Marketing
4 8 (2.23%) Banking
5 7 (1.95%) Retail
5 7 (1.95%) Legal
6 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.47%) Middleware
2 31 (8.64%) .NET
3 30 (8.36%) Web Services
4 24 (6.69%) XML
5 23 (6.41%) SOAP
6 22 (6.13%) J2EE
7 16 (4.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 16 (4.46%) REST
8 12 (3.34%) HTML
8 12 (3.34%) WebSphere MQ
9 11 (3.06%) Hibernate
9 11 (3.06%) Spring
10 9 (2.51%) CSS
11 8 (2.23%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.23%) HTML5
12 7 (1.95%) Struts
13 6 (1.67%) JMX
13 6 (1.67%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.67%) JDBC
13 6 (1.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.01%) Open Source
2 14 (3.90%) Mobile Computing
3 12 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.79%) GIS
4 10 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.51%) Replication
5 9 (2.51%) DataPower
6 8 (2.23%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.67%) iPad
9 4 (1.11%) Kindle
9 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.11%) AS400
9 4 (1.11%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.84%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.56%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.56%) SCADA
12 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.24%) Windows
2 16 (4.46%) UNIX
3 14 (3.90%) Linux
4 13 (3.62%) VMS
5 11 (3.06%) AIX
5 11 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.79%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.51%) Solaris
8 5 (1.39%) SUSE
8 5 (1.39%) Android
9 4 (1.11%) zOS
10 3 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.56%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.99%) TOGAF
2 56 (15.60%) Enterprise Architecture
3 55 (15.32%) SOA
4 46 (12.81%) CRM
4 46 (12.81%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (11.42%) Data Modelling
6 32 (8.91%) Migration
7 31 (8.64%) Technical Architecture
8 24 (6.69%) Analytics
9 22 (6.13%) ERP
10 21 (5.85%) ITIL
10 21 (5.85%) ETL
11 20 (5.57%) EAI
12 19 (5.29%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (5.01%) MVC
14 17 (4.74%) Data Analysis
14 17 (4.74%) E-Commerce
14 17 (4.74%) UML
15 15 (4.18%) Waterfall
16 14 (3.90%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.31%) Java
2 32 (8.91%) SQL
3 15 (4.18%) C#
4 12 (3.34%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.95%) PL/SQL
5 7 (1.95%) VB
5 7 (1.95%) ABAP
5 7 (1.95%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.39%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.11%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.11%) C++
8 3 (0.84%) Perl
8 3 (0.84%) C
8 3 (0.84%) Scala
9 2 (0.56%) Assembly Language
9 2 (0.56%) VB6
9 2 (0.56%) VBA
10 1 (0.28%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.28%) Ruby
10 1 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 29 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.69%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.01%) Degree
4 5 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.39%) CCIE
5 3 (0.84%) CCNP
5 3 (0.84%) ISEB
6 2 (0.56%) CISSP
6 2 (0.56%) CCSP
6 2 (0.56%) CITP
6 2 (0.56%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.56%) CISM
6 2 (0.56%) MBA
7 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.28%) MCTS
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.28%) MCP
7 1 (0.28%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.18%) QA
2 6 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.84%) COBIT
5 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.56%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.28%) RHEV
6 1 (0.28%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) Xen
6 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.67%) SCCM
2 3 (0.84%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.56%) MOM
3 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.28%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 81 (22.56%) SAP
2 64 (17.83%) Oracle
3 51 (14.21%) Microsoft
4 37 (10.31%) IBM
5 14 (3.90%) Cisco
6 11 (3.06%) Informatica
7 10 (2.79%) VMware
8 7 (1.95%) Casewise
9 6 (1.67%) Endeca
9 6 (1.67%) ATG
9 6 (1.67%) JBoss
9 6 (1.67%) HP
9 6 (1.67%) EMC
9 6 (1.67%) Citrix
10 5 (1.39%) Juniper
10 5 (1.39%) Siebel
10 5 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (1.39%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.11%) Remedy
11 4 (1.11%) Business Objects
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago