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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 14 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 168 125 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.89% 5.91% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.70% 6.51% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 66 43
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £383 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £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 £38.25 £44.25 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -4.32%
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
1931 1920 1726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.66% 90.74% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 995 798
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 138 187
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.40 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 49 £475 -13.63% 10
Shropshire -5 26 £438 -13.36% 4
Warwickshire 0 17 £425 -15.00% 3
Solihull +12 9 £400 +29.03%
Coventry -5 9 £600 +26.31% 5
West Bromwich - 7 £425 -
Staffordshire - 3 £475 -
Walsall +1 2 £375 - 1
Worcestershire -3 1 £650 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £425 -
Dudley - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 66 (18.70%) Oracle
1 66 (18.70%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.01%) TOGAF
3 50 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (14.16%) Windows
3 50 (14.16%) Linux
4 44 (12.46%) Finance
4 44 (12.46%) SQL Server
4 44 (12.46%) Java
5 43 (12.18%) Technical Architecture
6 41 (11.61%) UNIX
7 39 (11.05%) .NET
8 38 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
9 35 (9.92%) SOA
10 34 (9.63%) SQL
11 33 (9.35%) CRM
12 32 (9.07%) SAP
12 32 (9.07%) Enterprise Architecture
13 31 (8.78%) Migration
14 30 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (8.22%) MS Excel
15 29 (8.22%) Web Services
15 29 (8.22%) Security Cleared
16 28 (7.93%) Dynamics CRM
16 28 (7.93%) Open Source
16 28 (7.93%) Apache
17 27 (7.65%) Active Directory
17 27 (7.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 26 (7.37%) IBM
19 25 (7.08%) Red Hat

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 28 (7.93%) Apache
2 25 (7.08%) WebLogic
3 20 (5.67%) JBoss
4 19 (5.38%) WebSphere
5 18 (5.10%) SharePoint
6 14 (3.97%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (3.68%) Tomcat
8 11 (3.12%) Confluence
9 8 (2.27%) CICS
10 7 (1.98%) Drupal
10 7 (1.98%) IIS
10 7 (1.98%) CMS
11 6 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.70%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.13%) MS Exchange
12 4 (1.13%) SAP Portal
12 4 (1.13%) TPMS
13 3 (0.85%) Node.js
14 2 (0.57%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (8.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (7.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.12%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.85%) Maximo
4 2 (0.57%) e-Work
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.57%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.57%) Magento
4 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.28%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.13%) Office 365
4 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.57%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.57%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.67%) Firewall
2 18 (5.10%) WAN
3 12 (3.40%) LAN
4 10 (2.83%) Network Security
5 8 (2.27%) SAN
5 8 (2.27%) VoIP
6 7 (1.98%) FTP
6 7 (1.98%) Internet
7 5 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.13%) MPLS
8 4 (1.13%) ATM
8 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.13%) NAS
8 4 (1.13%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (0.85%) HTTP
9 3 (0.85%) Wireless
10 2 (0.57%) BGP
10 2 (0.57%) IPsec
10 2 (0.57%) VPN
10 2 (0.57%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (6.80%) Oracle Database
4 21 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (4.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (3.68%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.40%) MySQL
9 10 (2.83%) Big Data
10 9 (2.55%) DB2
11 7 (1.98%) MarkLogic
12 6 (1.70%) SAP BW
12 6 (1.70%) SSDT
13 4 (1.13%) Informix
14 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.85%) Star Schema
15 2 (0.57%) SAP BI
15 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (6.23%) Jenkins
2 20 (5.67%) Maven
3 19 (5.38%) Hudson
4 17 (4.82%) Subversion
5 12 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.40%) JIRA
6 6 (1.70%) NUnit
6 6 (1.70%) Ant
6 6 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (1.70%) MSBuild
6 6 (1.70%) SpecFlow
6 6 (1.70%) StyleCop
6 6 (1.70%) MSTest
6 6 (1.70%) NDepend
6 6 (1.70%) NCover
6 6 (1.70%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.85%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.57%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (12.46%) Finance
2 20 (5.67%) Manufacturing
3 18 (5.10%) Automotive
4 16 (4.53%) Retail
5 10 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.42%) Banking
7 3 (0.85%) Publishing
8 2 (0.57%) Legal
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
8 2 (0.57%) Billing
8 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.05%) .NET
2 29 (8.22%) Web Services
3 24 (6.80%) XML
3 24 (6.80%) Middleware
4 23 (6.52%) J2EE
5 14 (3.97%) SOAP
6 13 (3.68%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (3.12%) REST
8 10 (2.83%) HTML
8 10 (2.83%) CSS
9 8 (2.27%) Spring
9 8 (2.27%) XSLT
9 8 (2.27%) EDI
9 8 (2.27%) Ajax
9 8 (2.27%) jQuery
10 7 (1.98%) EJB
10 7 (1.98%) LAMP
11 6 (1.70%) Hibernate
11 6 (1.70%) JSP
11 6 (1.70%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.93%) Open Source
3 16 (4.53%) Mainframe
4 15 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.97%) User Experience
6 11 (3.12%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.55%) Replication
8 8 (2.27%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.27%) Blog
9 7 (1.98%) Taxonomies
9 7 (1.98%) Social Media
9 7 (1.98%) NHS
10 6 (1.70%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (1.70%) iPad
10 6 (1.70%) DataPower
11 5 (1.42%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.13%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.16%) Windows
1 50 (14.16%) Linux
2 41 (11.61%) UNIX
3 25 (7.08%) AIX
4 23 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (5.95%) Solaris
6 13 (3.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.42%) zOS
8 4 (1.13%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.13%) Android
9 3 (0.85%) HPUX
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.01%) TOGAF
2 50 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (12.18%) Technical Architecture
4 35 (9.92%) SOA
5 33 (9.35%) CRM
6 32 (9.07%) Enterprise Architecture
7 31 (8.78%) Migration
8 30 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (6.23%) Data Modelling
11 17 (4.82%) UML
12 16 (4.53%) E-Commerce
12 16 (4.53%) Security Architecture
12 16 (4.53%) DevOps
13 15 (4.25%) Business Transformation
14 14 (3.97%) Asset Management
14 14 (3.97%) Scrum
14 14 (3.97%) Data Migration
15 13 (3.68%) ETL
15 13 (3.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.46%) Java
2 34 (9.63%) SQL
3 15 (4.25%) Perl
4 11 (3.12%) C#
5 10 (2.83%) PHP
5 10 (2.83%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.27%) C
7 7 (1.98%) PHP5
8 6 (1.70%) VB
8 6 (1.70%) Pascal
8 6 (1.70%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.42%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.85%) ABAP
11 2 (0.57%) C++
11 2 (0.57%) COBOL
11 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.28%) Scala
12 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 29 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.25%) Degree
3 14 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.27%) ISSAP
5 6 (1.70%) CITP
5 6 (1.70%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (0.85%) CCIE
6 3 (0.85%) CCNP
6 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.57%) CCIP
7 2 (0.57%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) CCNA
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) ACSA
8 1 (0.28%) GCIH
8 1 (0.28%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.83%) QA
2 6 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (7.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.83%) Squid
3 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.28%) SRDF
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (5.10%) Puppet
2 4 (1.13%) SCCM
3 3 (0.85%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.57%) SCOM
4 2 (0.57%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.28%) OpenView
5 1 (0.28%) OPNET
5 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (18.70%) Oracle
1 66 (18.70%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.07%) SAP
3 26 (7.37%) IBM
4 25 (7.08%) Red Hat
5 17 (4.82%) Cisco
6 13 (3.68%) CA
7 12 (3.40%) BEA
8 11 (3.12%) Informatica
9 8 (2.27%) Netezza
10 7 (1.98%) Pega
10 7 (1.98%) Splunk
10 7 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.98%) Sybase
10 7 (1.98%) VMware
10 7 (1.98%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.70%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.42%) BMC
13 4 (1.13%) webMethods
13 4 (1.13%) Citrix
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