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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 15 21 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 173 137 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.44% 6.40% 4.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.16% 7.03% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 70 51
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£450 £465 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £591 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.72 £36.50 £110.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.13% -66.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -2.22%
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
2120 1949 1902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.14% 91.12% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1023 874
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 149 192
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +5 42 £475 -13.63% 14
Warwickshire +2 32 £425 -5.55% 2
Shropshire -1 26 £431 -4.95% 2
Coventry -9 16 £520 +9.47% 5
Solihull +15 15 £400 +14.28% 3
Staffordshire +7 6 £375 -
Herefordshire - 4 £413 - 1
Worcestershire -6 2 £469 -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 74 (20.96%) Oracle
2 53 (15.01%) SOA
2 53 (15.01%) Microsoft
3 52 (14.73%) Java
4 51 (14.45%) TOGAF
5 47 (13.31%) Linux
6 46 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (12.75%) Technical Architecture
8 42 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 42 (11.90%) Windows
9 40 (11.33%) Finance
10 38 (10.76%) .NET
11 37 (10.48%) UNIX
11 37 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
12 35 (9.92%) Middleware
12 35 (9.92%) SAP
13 34 (9.63%) SQL Server
13 34 (9.63%) Web Services
13 34 (9.63%) XML
14 32 (9.07%) CRM
14 32 (9.07%) IBM
14 32 (9.07%) Open Source
15 31 (8.78%) Apache
15 31 (8.78%) SQL
16 29 (8.22%) J2EE
16 29 (8.22%) Data Modelling
17 27 (7.65%) Migration
17 27 (7.65%) WebLogic
18 26 (7.37%) Security Cleared
19 25 (7.08%) AIX

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 31 (8.78%) Apache
2 27 (7.65%) WebLogic
3 24 (6.80%) JBoss
3 24 (6.80%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.40%) Tomcat
4 12 (3.40%) CMS
5 11 (3.12%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (3.12%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.12%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (2.83%) Confluence
7 8 (2.27%) CICS
8 7 (1.98%) Drupal
8 7 (1.98%) IIS
9 6 (1.70%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.13%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.13%) TPMS
10 4 (1.13%) SAP Portal
11 3 (0.85%) Node.js
11 3 (0.85%) SAS
12 2 (0.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.57%) e-Work
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.57%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.28%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.98%) Office 365
2 7 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.57%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.57%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.38%) WAN
1 19 (5.38%) Firewall
2 13 (3.68%) Internet
2 13 (3.68%) LAN
3 8 (2.27%) VoIP
3 8 (2.27%) FTP
3 8 (2.27%) SAN
4 5 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.13%) ATM
5 4 (1.13%) HTTP
5 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.13%) MPLS
5 4 (1.13%) Network Security
5 4 (1.13%) NAS
6 3 (0.85%) BGP
6 3 (0.85%) Wireless
7 2 (0.57%) VPN
7 2 (0.57%) Packet Switching
7 2 (0.57%) IPsec
7 2 (0.57%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (4.82%) Oracle Database
4 16 (4.53%) MySQL
4 16 (4.53%) Hadoop
4 16 (4.53%) Big Data
5 15 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.40%) DB2
7 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.98%) MarkLogic
8 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.98%) SAP BW
8 7 (1.98%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.13%) Informix
11 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.85%) Star Schema
11 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (5.95%) Jenkins
2 19 (5.38%) Maven
3 18 (5.10%) Hudson
4 16 (4.53%) Subversion
5 12 (3.40%) JIRA
6 7 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.98%) NUnit
6 7 (1.98%) Ant
7 6 (1.70%) ReSharper
7 6 (1.70%) StyleCop
7 6 (1.70%) MSTest
7 6 (1.70%) NDepend
7 6 (1.70%) NCover
7 6 (1.70%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.70%) MSBuild
8 5 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.85%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.57%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.57%) ClearQuest
General
1 40 (11.33%) Finance
2 24 (6.80%) Manufacturing
3 19 (5.38%) Automotive
4 14 (3.97%) Retail
5 10 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.42%) Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Billing
7 2 (0.57%) Local Government
7 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.76%) .NET
2 35 (9.92%) Middleware
3 34 (9.63%) Web Services
3 34 (9.63%) XML
4 29 (8.22%) J2EE
5 22 (6.23%) SOAP
6 14 (3.97%) HTML
7 13 (3.68%) REST
7 13 (3.68%) Spring
7 13 (3.68%) CSS
8 12 (3.40%) XSLT
8 12 (3.40%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (3.12%) jQuery
9 11 (3.12%) Hibernate
9 11 (3.12%) JSP
9 11 (3.12%) Servlets
9 11 (3.12%) JMS
10 9 (2.55%) Ajax
10 9 (2.55%) Struts
11 8 (2.27%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (9.07%) Open Source
3 18 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (4.53%) Mainframe
5 15 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.25%) User Experience
6 11 (3.12%) iPad
6 11 (3.12%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.83%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.27%) Blog
8 8 (2.27%) DataPower
9 7 (1.98%) Social Media
9 7 (1.98%) Taxonomies
10 6 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.70%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.42%) Replication
12 4 (1.13%) Kindle
13 3 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.85%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.31%) Linux
2 42 (11.90%) Windows
3 37 (10.48%) UNIX
4 25 (7.08%) AIX
5 20 (5.67%) Solaris
5 20 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.70%) zOS
7 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.70%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.42%) Android
9 4 (1.13%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.85%) VMS
10 3 (0.85%) HPUX
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.01%) SOA
2 51 (14.45%) TOGAF
3 46 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (12.75%) Technical Architecture
5 42 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 32 (9.07%) CRM
7 29 (8.22%) Data Modelling
8 27 (7.65%) Migration
9 24 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (6.52%) E-Commerce
11 21 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (4.82%) Security Architecture
12 17 (4.82%) ERP
13 16 (4.53%) Analytics
14 15 (4.25%) Service Management
14 15 (4.25%) MVC
14 15 (4.25%) EAI
14 15 (4.25%) Mentoring
15 14 (3.97%) DevOps
15 14 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 52 (14.73%) Java
2 31 (8.78%) SQL
3 13 (3.68%) JavaScript
3 13 (3.68%) Perl
4 12 (3.40%) C#
5 10 (2.83%) C
5 10 (2.83%) PHP
6 7 (1.98%) PHP5
6 7 (1.98%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.70%) ABAP
7 6 (1.70%) VB
7 6 (1.70%) Pascal
7 6 (1.70%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.13%) C++
9 3 (0.85%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.28%) Scala
11 1 (0.28%) COBOL
11 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.25%) Degree
3 11 (3.12%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.27%) ISSAP
5 6 (1.70%) Chartered Engineer
5 6 (1.70%) CITP
6 3 (0.85%) CCIE
6 3 (0.85%) CCNP
6 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.57%) ISEB
7 2 (0.57%) CCIP
7 2 (0.57%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.28%) ACSA
8 1 (0.28%) GIAC
8 1 (0.28%) GCIH
8 1 (0.28%) CCNA
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.53%) QA
2 8 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.57%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (3.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.83%) Squid
3 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.57%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.28%) RHEV
6 1 (0.28%) SRDF
6 1 (0.28%) XenApp
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 17 (4.82%) Puppet
2 3 (0.85%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.28%) SCCM
3 1 (0.28%) SCOM
3 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.28%) OPNET
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.28%) OpenView
Vendors
1 74 (20.96%) Oracle
2 53 (15.01%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.92%) SAP
4 32 (9.07%) IBM
5 22 (6.23%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.40%) CA
7 11 (3.12%) VMware
7 11 (3.12%) Informatica
7 11 (3.12%) BEA
7 11 (3.12%) Cisco
8 10 (2.83%) TIBCO
9 9 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.27%) Sybase
10 8 (2.27%) ATG
10 8 (2.27%) Endeca
11 7 (1.98%) Splunk
11 7 (1.98%) Netezza
12 5 (1.42%) BMC
12 5 (1.42%) EMC
13 4 (1.13%) Business Objects
West Midlands
Sanderson
Posted: 8 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago