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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 12 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 197 146 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.61% 6.50% 5.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.46% 7.13% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 65 51
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£450 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £325 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £551 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £31.44 £36.50 £110.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.86% -66.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.63 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.92% -6.05%
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
2083 2048 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.00% 91.18% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 1047 803
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 138 169
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £37.15 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 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 2 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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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 +20 52 £425 -15.00% 12
Shropshire +5 30 £456 -6.88% 2
Warwickshire -10 21 £475 +2.70% 4
Coventry -7 16 £475 +2.98% 10
Staffordshire - 15 £438 - 3
Solihull +6 2 £425 +37.09% 4
Walsall +2 2 £375 -
Worcestershire -1 2 £650 -
Dudley - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 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 81 (21.95%) Oracle
2 76 (20.60%) Microsoft
3 58 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (15.72%) Windows
4 52 (14.09%) SQL Server
4 52 (14.09%) .NET
5 48 (13.01%) Java
6 47 (12.74%) SQL
6 47 (12.74%) TOGAF
7 46 (12.47%) Finance
7 46 (12.47%) Linux
8 38 (10.30%) UNIX
9 36 (9.76%) Web Services
9 36 (9.76%) SOA
9 36 (9.76%) IBM
10 34 (9.21%) Migration
10 34 (9.21%) Oracle Database
11 33 (8.94%) Active Directory
11 33 (8.94%) XML
12 32 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 32 (8.67%) Security Cleared
12 32 (8.67%) Open Source
13 31 (8.40%) SAP
13 31 (8.40%) Middleware
14 30 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (8.13%) WebLogic
14 30 (8.13%) Technical Architecture
15 27 (7.32%) CRM
16 26 (7.05%) Apache
16 26 (7.05%) Business Intelligence

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 30 (8.13%) WebLogic
2 26 (7.05%) Apache
3 21 (5.69%) WebSphere
4 19 (5.15%) JBoss
4 19 (5.15%) SharePoint
5 18 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (4.34%) Confluence
7 14 (3.79%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.90%) IIS
8 7 (1.90%) Drupal
9 5 (1.36%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.36%) Documentum
9 5 (1.36%) CMS
10 4 (1.08%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.08%) CICS
10 4 (1.08%) SAP Portal
11 3 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.81%) Node.js
11 3 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.08%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.81%) Maximo
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.54%) Magento
4 2 (0.54%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.81%) Office 365
4 2 (0.54%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.07%) Firewall
2 14 (3.79%) Network Security
3 7 (1.90%) WAN
3 7 (1.90%) Internet
4 6 (1.63%) SAN
4 6 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.36%) NAS
6 4 (1.08%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (1.08%) FTP
7 3 (0.81%) LAN
7 3 (0.81%) MPLS
7 3 (0.81%) Wireless
8 2 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.54%) BGP
8 2 (0.54%) VoIP
8 2 (0.54%) HTTP
8 2 (0.54%) VPN
9 1 (0.27%) DNS
9 1 (0.27%) WLAN
9 1 (0.27%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.09%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.21%) Oracle Database
3 32 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (5.15%) Hadoop
6 17 (4.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (3.52%) Big Data
8 12 (3.25%) MySQL
9 11 (2.98%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.90%) MarkLogic
10 7 (1.90%) SSDT
11 6 (1.63%) SAP BW
11 6 (1.63%) HBase
12 5 (1.36%) DB2
13 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.81%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 21 (5.69%) Subversion
2 21 (5.69%) Maven
3 19 (5.15%) Hudson
4 17 (4.61%) JIRA
5 13 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.44%) SoapUI
7 6 (1.63%) MSBuild
7 6 (1.63%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.63%) NCover
7 6 (1.63%) StyleCop
7 6 (1.63%) MSTest
7 6 (1.63%) NDepend
7 6 (1.63%) ReSharper
7 6 (1.63%) NUnit
8 5 (1.36%) Ant
8 5 (1.36%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.81%) Git (software)
General
1 46 (12.47%) Finance
2 19 (5.15%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.88%) Automotive
3 18 (4.88%) Retail
4 12 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.17%) Banking
6 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.08%) Marketing
7 3 (0.81%) Advertising
7 3 (0.81%) Publishing
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
8 2 (0.54%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.09%) .NET
2 36 (9.76%) Web Services
3 33 (8.94%) XML
4 31 (8.40%) Middleware
5 22 (5.96%) REST
6 21 (5.69%) SOAP
7 20 (5.42%) J2EE
8 13 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (2.71%) XSD
9 10 (2.71%) WSDL
10 9 (2.44%) ASP.NET
10 9 (2.44%) CSS
10 9 (2.44%) HTML
11 8 (2.17%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 7 (1.90%) jQuery
12 7 (1.90%) Ajax
12 7 (1.90%) WCF
12 7 (1.90%) LAMP
12 7 (1.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.67%) Open Source
2 26 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.07%) User Experience
4 11 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.98%) DataPower
4 11 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.71%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.44%) Replication
6 9 (2.44%) Clustering
7 8 (2.17%) NHS
7 8 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.90%) Blog
8 7 (1.90%) Taxonomies
8 7 (1.90%) Social Media
9 6 (1.63%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.36%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.81%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.54%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 58 (15.72%) Windows
2 46 (12.47%) Linux
3 38 (10.30%) UNIX
4 25 (6.78%) AIX
5 21 (5.69%) Solaris
5 21 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.08%) zOS
10 3 (0.81%) Android
10 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.54%) HPUX
12 1 (0.27%) VMS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.27%) SUSE
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (12.74%) TOGAF
3 36 (9.76%) SOA
4 34 (9.21%) Migration
5 30 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (8.13%) Technical Architecture
6 27 (7.32%) CRM
7 26 (7.05%) Data Modelling
7 26 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
8 24 (6.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 19 (5.15%) UML
10 18 (4.88%) EAI
11 17 (4.61%) ITIL
11 17 (4.61%) ETL
11 17 (4.61%) Scrum
12 16 (4.34%) RUP
12 16 (4.34%) DevOps
13 15 (4.07%) Use Case
13 15 (4.07%) Data Migration
13 15 (4.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 48 (13.01%) Java
2 47 (12.74%) SQL
3 20 (5.42%) C#
4 15 (4.07%) Perl
5 13 (3.52%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.71%) PHP
7 7 (1.90%) PHP5
8 6 (1.63%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.63%) Python
9 5 (1.36%) VB
9 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.36%) C
10 4 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.08%) Pascal
11 3 (0.81%) ABAP
12 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.54%) COBOL
13 1 (0.27%) C++
13 1 (0.27%) VC++
13 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.69%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.25%) Degree
4 6 (1.63%) VCP4
5 5 (1.36%) CITP
5 5 (1.36%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (1.08%) BC Cleared
6 4 (1.08%) CCNP
6 4 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.81%) PMP
8 2 (0.54%) CCIE
8 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.54%) CCIP
9 1 (0.27%) CCNA
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.27%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.27%) MCTS
9 1 (0.27%) MCITP
9 1 (0.27%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.36%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) HL7
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.71%) Squid
3 5 (1.36%) Docker
4 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (4.88%) Puppet
2 9 (2.44%) CA LISA
3 4 (1.08%) SCCM
4 3 (0.81%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.54%) SCOM
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.27%) OpenView
6 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.27%) OPNET
Vendors
1 81 (21.95%) Oracle
2 76 (20.60%) Microsoft
3 36 (9.76%) IBM
4 31 (8.40%) SAP
5 23 (6.23%) Red Hat
6 20 (5.42%) TIBCO
7 19 (5.15%) Cisco
7 19 (5.15%) Pega
8 13 (3.52%) BEA
9 10 (2.71%) webMethods
10 9 (2.44%) Informatica
10 9 (2.44%) Green Hat
11 7 (1.90%) Netezza
11 7 (1.90%) Citrix
11 7 (1.90%) VMware
11 7 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.63%) CA
12 6 (1.63%) Splunk
13 5 (1.36%) BMC
13 5 (1.36%) Business Objects
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West Midlands
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Rate: £350 - £600 per day
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Telford
Interquest - IQ ESM
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West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 18 days ago
Wolverhampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
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Solihull
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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West Midlands
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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