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 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 22 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 174 109 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.80% 5.16% 5.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.48% 5.58% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 51 65
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£453 £440 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.84% -0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £388 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £452 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.55% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
2327 1955 2159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.01% 92.48% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1037 1076
Average daily rate £338 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 147 152
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -34.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 September 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 22 September 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
Warwickshire +20 47 £424 -11.71% 3
Birmingham +11 46 £475 +3.26% 15
Coventry -10 19 £450 +12.50% 2
Shropshire -2 18 £425 -0.58% 4
Walsall - 4 £500 -
Worcestershire - 2 - - 2
Solihull -1 1 £450 +7.14% 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 66 (18.59%) TOGAF
2 64 (18.03%) Oracle
3 59 (16.62%) SAP
4 57 (16.06%) SOA
5 53 (14.93%) Enterprise Architecture
6 45 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (12.68%) Microsoft
7 40 (11.27%) CRM
8 39 (10.99%) Technical Architecture
9 37 (10.42%) Middleware
9 37 (10.42%) IBM
9 37 (10.42%) Java
10 35 (9.86%) .NET
11 34 (9.58%) Finance
11 34 (9.58%) Security Cleared
12 33 (9.30%) SQL
13 32 (9.01%) Web Services
13 32 (9.01%) Windows
13 32 (9.01%) Data Modelling
13 32 (9.01%) Migration
14 30 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (7.89%) XML
15 28 (7.89%) SOAP
16 27 (7.61%) WebSphere
17 26 (7.32%) E-Commerce
18 25 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
18 25 (7.04%) SQL Server
19 24 (6.76%) SC Cleared
19 24 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
20 23 (6.48%) UNIX

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (7.61%) WebSphere
2 18 (5.07%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.66%) CMS
4 11 (3.10%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.25%) Apache
7 6 (1.69%) Documentum
8 4 (1.13%) CICS
8 4 (1.13%) TPMS
8 4 (1.13%) Node.js
9 3 (0.85%) SAS
9 3 (0.85%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.28%) FileNet
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.85%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Casewise Modeler
4 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (4.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.97%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.85%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.85%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.85%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.56%) Magento
4 2 (0.56%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.28%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.69%) Office 365
2 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.13%) SaaS
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.56%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.92%) WAN
2 16 (4.51%) Firewall
3 14 (3.94%) LAN
4 13 (3.66%) Internet
5 9 (2.54%) FTP
6 7 (1.97%) VoIP
7 6 (1.69%) Wireless
8 5 (1.41%) IPsec
8 5 (1.41%) MPLS
8 5 (1.41%) HTTP
8 5 (1.41%) VPN
9 4 (1.13%) SAN
9 4 (1.13%) ATM
9 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.85%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (0.85%) OSPF
10 3 (0.85%) BGP
10 3 (0.85%) Packet Switching
11 2 (0.56%) RIP
11 2 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.04%) SQL Server
1 25 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (5.07%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.94%) Big Data
3 14 (3.94%) Hadoop
4 10 (2.82%) MySQL
5 8 (2.25%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.97%) DB2
6 7 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
7 6 (1.69%) SAP BW
8 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.13%) Informix
9 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.85%) Siebel EIM
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.13%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.13%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.56%) Ant
4 2 (0.56%) JIRA
4 2 (0.56%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.56%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.28%) FxCop
5 1 (0.28%) NUnit
General
1 34 (9.58%) Finance
2 21 (5.92%) Automotive
3 16 (4.51%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.54%) Retail
5 7 (1.97%) Banking
5 7 (1.97%) Legal
6 4 (1.13%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.56%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.42%) Middleware
2 35 (9.86%) .NET
3 32 (9.01%) Web Services
4 28 (7.89%) XML
4 28 (7.89%) SOAP
5 20 (5.63%) J2EE
6 18 (5.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 13 (3.66%) REST
7 13 (3.66%) Spring
8 12 (3.38%) HTML
8 12 (3.38%) Hibernate
9 11 (3.10%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (2.82%) Struts
11 9 (2.54%) XSLT
11 9 (2.54%) CSS
12 8 (2.25%) JDBC
12 8 (2.25%) JSP
12 8 (2.25%) Servlets
12 8 (2.25%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.25%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.66%) Open Source
5 12 (3.38%) iPad
6 11 (3.10%) DataPower
7 8 (2.25%) User Experience
7 8 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.97%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.69%) Replication
10 5 (1.41%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.41%) AS400
10 5 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (1.41%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.13%) Kindle
12 3 (0.85%) SCADA
12 3 (0.85%) Data Extraction
13 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
13 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
14 1 (0.28%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.01%) Windows
2 23 (6.48%) UNIX
2 23 (6.48%) Linux
3 11 (3.10%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.97%) AIX
4 7 (1.97%) VMS
5 6 (1.69%) Android
6 5 (1.41%) zOS
6 5 (1.41%) Solaris
7 4 (1.13%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.56%) HPUX
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.56%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.56%) SUSE
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.59%) TOGAF
2 57 (16.06%) SOA
3 53 (14.93%) Enterprise Architecture
4 45 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (11.27%) CRM
6 39 (10.99%) Technical Architecture
7 32 (9.01%) Data Modelling
7 32 (9.01%) Migration
8 30 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (7.32%) E-Commerce
10 23 (6.48%) ERP
11 21 (5.92%) UML
12 19 (5.35%) ETL
12 19 (5.35%) Waterfall
12 19 (5.35%) Mentoring
13 18 (5.07%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (5.07%) ITIL
14 17 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (4.79%) MVC
15 16 (4.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.42%) Java
2 33 (9.30%) SQL
3 15 (4.23%) C#
4 9 (2.54%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.25%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.97%) VB
6 7 (1.97%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.69%) ABAP
8 5 (1.41%) C
8 5 (1.41%) C++
8 5 (1.41%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.85%) Assembly Language
10 3 (0.85%) Perl
11 2 (0.56%) PHP
11 2 (0.56%) Pascal
11 2 (0.56%) VBA
12 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.28%) COBOL
12 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.38%) Degree
4 8 (2.25%) ISSAP
5 3 (0.85%) CCIE
5 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.56%) CCSP
6 2 (0.56%) MBA
6 2 (0.56%) CITP
6 2 (0.56%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.28%) GIAC
7 1 (0.28%) GCIH
7 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.28%) ACSA
7 1 (0.28%) MCTS
7 1 (0.28%) MCP
7 1 (0.28%) MCAD
7 1 (0.28%) MCSD
7 1 (0.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.51%) QA
2 8 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.56%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.56%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.28%) RHEV
5 1 (0.28%) Xen
5 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) SRDF
5 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) SCCM
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.56%) MOM
3 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.56%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 64 (18.03%) Oracle
2 59 (16.62%) SAP
3 45 (12.68%) Microsoft
4 37 (10.42%) IBM
5 13 (3.66%) Informatica
6 10 (2.82%) VMware
7 9 (2.54%) ATG
7 9 (2.54%) Endeca
8 8 (2.25%) CA
8 8 (2.25%) JBoss
9 7 (1.97%) Cisco
9 7 (1.97%) HP
10 6 (1.69%) EMC
10 6 (1.69%) Sybase
10 6 (1.69%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.41%) Citrix
12 4 (1.13%) Juniper
12 4 (1.13%) BEA
12 4 (1.13%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.13%) Siebel
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