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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 12 16 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 216 178 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.33% 7.61% 3.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.90% 8.36% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 91 37
Average daily rate
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£475 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £480 £462
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.15 £50.79 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +30.22%
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
2182 2129 1622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.30% 90.98% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1089 750
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 199 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +8 52 £465 -6.06% 33
Warwickshire +4 41 £475 +3.26% 2
Shropshire +10 33 £450 -4.76% 5
Coventry -13 15 £473 +8.73% 1
Staffordshire +1 9 £575 - 1
Worcestershire +12 7 £490 -10.90% 1
Sutton Coldfield +7 3 £453 -39.66%
Herefordshire - 3 £388 -
Walsall +5 2 £550 +15.78%
West Bromwich - 1 £480 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 89 (19.06%) Oracle
2 78 (16.70%) TOGAF
3 73 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (15.20%) Microsoft
5 67 (14.35%) Finance
6 65 (13.92%) Java
7 61 (13.06%) Windows
8 57 (12.21%) Migration
9 54 (11.56%) IBM
10 52 (11.13%) SOA
11 49 (10.49%) SQL
12 48 (10.28%) WebLogic
13 47 (10.06%) CRM
13 47 (10.06%) Data Modelling
14 46 (9.85%) Enterprise Architecture
15 42 (8.99%) Middleware
15 42 (8.99%) SQL Server
16 40 (8.57%) XML
16 40 (8.57%) UNIX
16 40 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
17 39 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (8.35%) Open Source
18 37 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
19 36 (7.71%) .NET
19 36 (7.71%) ETL
19 36 (7.71%) Oracle Database
20 35 (7.49%) Technical Architecture
21 34 (7.28%) Pega
21 34 (7.28%) SOAP
22 33 (7.07%) Linux

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 48 (10.28%) WebLogic
2 26 (5.57%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.93%) WebSphere
4 17 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (2.57%) Apache
6 11 (2.36%) Documentum
6 11 (2.36%) Confluence
7 10 (2.14%) JBoss
8 7 (1.50%) Lync
9 6 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.28%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.07%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.86%) SAS
11 4 (0.86%) Node.js
12 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.43%) CMS
13 2 (0.43%) SAP EP
13 2 (0.43%) PegaRULES
13 2 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.71%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) Simulink
3 2 (0.43%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (6.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.43%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.86%) SAP EWM
4 3 (0.64%) SAP MII
4 3 (0.64%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.64%) Exstream
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.43%) Maximo
5 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.43%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.43%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.43%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.07%) SaaS
3 5 (1.07%) PaaS
4 3 (0.64%) Office 365
5 1 (0.21%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.21%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.50%) Firewall
2 20 (4.28%) Network Security
3 17 (3.64%) LAN
3 17 (3.64%) WAN
4 8 (1.71%) DNS
4 8 (1.71%) SAN
5 6 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (1.07%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (1.07%) Internet
7 3 (0.64%) MPLS
7 3 (0.64%) VoIP
7 3 (0.64%) WLAN
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.64%) NAS
7 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.43%) Wireless
8 2 (0.43%) VLAN
8 2 (0.43%) LDAP
8 2 (0.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (7.71%) Oracle Database
4 30 (6.42%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.28%) IBM InfoSphere
5 20 (4.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (3.43%) Big Data
7 13 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (2.36%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (2.14%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.71%) DataStage
11 8 (1.71%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.50%) HBase
12 7 (1.50%) SSDT
13 6 (1.28%) SAP Data Services
14 5 (1.07%) Data Mining
14 5 (1.07%) MySQL
15 4 (0.86%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 13 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.57%) Subversion
2 12 (2.57%) JIRA
3 11 (2.36%) SoapUI
3 11 (2.36%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.93%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.50%) Selenium
5 7 (1.50%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.50%) JUnit
6 5 (1.07%) ERwin
6 5 (1.07%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.86%) Toad
7 4 (0.86%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.86%) Hudson
8 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.64%) MorphX
9 2 (0.43%) Maven
9 2 (0.43%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
General
1 67 (14.35%) Finance
2 22 (4.71%) Automotive
3 19 (4.07%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.21%) Retail
5 11 (2.36%) Banking
6 6 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.07%) Law
8 4 (0.86%) Legal
9 3 (0.64%) Marketing
9 3 (0.64%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.99%) Middleware
2 40 (8.57%) XML
3 36 (7.71%) .NET
4 34 (7.28%) SOAP
5 28 (6.00%) REST
6 26 (5.57%) Web Services
7 18 (3.85%) JSON
8 16 (3.43%) XSD
9 14 (3.00%) WSDL
9 14 (3.00%) J2EE
9 14 (3.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 11 (2.36%) Spring
11 10 (2.14%) HTML
12 9 (1.93%) J2SE
12 9 (1.93%) Play Framework
13 8 (1.71%) ASP.NET
13 8 (1.71%) Hibernate
13 8 (1.71%) RESTful
14 7 (1.50%) HTML5
15 6 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.35%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.43%) DataPower
4 13 (2.78%) Data Integration
5 12 (2.57%) Replication
6 11 (2.36%) Clustering
6 11 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.14%) NHS
8 8 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.71%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.50%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.28%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.07%) User Experience
12 4 (0.86%) PKI
13 3 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
15 1 (0.21%) Mobile Banking
15 1 (0.21%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 61 (13.06%) Windows
2 40 (8.57%) UNIX
3 33 (7.07%) Linux
4 14 (3.00%) AIX
5 11 (2.36%) Solaris
5 11 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.07%) VMS
9 4 (0.86%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.86%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.43%) Android
10 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (16.70%) TOGAF
2 73 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (12.21%) Migration
4 52 (11.13%) SOA
5 47 (10.06%) Data Modelling
5 47 (10.06%) CRM
6 46 (9.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 40 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (8.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 39 (8.35%) Open Source
9 36 (7.71%) ETL
10 35 (7.49%) Technical Architecture
11 29 (6.21%) SDLC
12 28 (6.00%) ITIL
12 28 (6.00%) Scrum
13 27 (5.78%) UML
14 25 (5.35%) Security Architecture
15 24 (5.14%) Data Migration
15 24 (5.14%) Asset Management
16 23 (4.93%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.92%) Java
2 49 (10.49%) SQL
3 12 (2.57%) C#
4 11 (2.36%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.50%) Python
6 5 (1.07%) C
6 5 (1.07%) Scala
7 4 (0.86%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.64%) X++
8 3 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.43%) C++
9 2 (0.43%) Perl
9 2 (0.43%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.21%) VB
10 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.21%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.36%) CCNP
3 11 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.71%) Degree
5 7 (1.50%) CCNA
6 6 (1.28%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.07%) PMP
8 4 (0.86%) CCDP
8 4 (0.86%) CCIE
9 3 (0.64%) CISSP
9 3 (0.64%) CCDA
9 3 (0.64%) CISA
9 3 (0.64%) CISM
9 3 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.43%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.21%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.14%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.07%) COBIT
3 4 (0.86%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.21%) HL7
5 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (5.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.57%) Docker
3 11 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.07%) PowerHA
6 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.43%) vCloud
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.21%) XenApp
8 1 (0.21%) vSphere
8 1 (0.21%) LXC
Systems Management
1 11 (2.36%) Puppet
1 11 (2.36%) CA LISA
2 4 (0.86%) SCCM
3 3 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (0.43%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.21%) vMotion
5 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
5 1 (0.21%) OpenView
5 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 89 (19.06%) Oracle
2 71 (15.20%) Microsoft
3 54 (11.56%) IBM
4 34 (7.28%) Pega
5 30 (6.42%) SAP
6 24 (5.14%) Cisco
7 23 (4.93%) webMethods
8 20 (4.28%) TIBCO
9 14 (3.00%) VMware
10 12 (2.57%) Juniper
11 11 (2.36%) Solace
11 11 (2.36%) Green Hat
12 10 (2.14%) Netezza
13 9 (1.93%) Cognos
13 9 (1.93%) Talend
14 8 (1.71%) Informatica
15 7 (1.50%) HP
16 6 (1.28%) Red Hat
16 6 (1.28%) BEA
16 6 (1.28%) Citrix
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