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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 20 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 186 128 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.31% 6.16% 4.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.97% 6.66% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 57 58
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £383 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +25.71%
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
2335 1921 2104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.71% 92.44% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1040 1050
Average daily rate £350 £340 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 150 176
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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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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
Warwickshire +16 48 £425 +6.25% 2
Birmingham +16 43 £498 -5.23% 21
Coventry -9 22 £500 +18.90% 3
Shropshire -6 19 £400 -8.04%
Solihull +6 7 £575 +24.32% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £469 - 1
Staffordshire -5 3 £350 - 1
Herefordshire - 3 £363 - 2
Walsall - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 65 (17.47%) TOGAF
2 62 (16.67%) Oracle
3 58 (15.59%) SOA
3 58 (15.59%) Microsoft
4 56 (15.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 55 (14.78%) SAP
6 51 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (12.37%) .NET
8 45 (12.10%) Web Services
9 44 (11.83%) CRM
10 43 (11.56%) Technical Architecture
11 42 (11.29%) IBM
12 41 (11.02%) Java
13 39 (10.48%) Finance
13 39 (10.48%) Middleware
14 37 (9.95%) Data Modelling
15 36 (9.68%) SQL
15 36 (9.68%) Security Cleared
16 35 (9.41%) Windows
16 35 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
17 34 (9.14%) XML
18 33 (8.87%) SQL Server
18 33 (8.87%) WebSphere
19 31 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
20 29 (7.80%) SOAP
20 29 (7.80%) Migration
21 27 (7.26%) UNIX
22 25 (6.72%) E-Commerce
22 25 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
23 24 (6.45%) SC Cleared

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 33 (8.87%) WebSphere
2 17 (4.57%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.49%) Apache
3 13 (3.49%) CMS
4 11 (2.96%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (2.42%) JBoss
7 6 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.08%) Documentum
8 4 (1.08%) IIS
8 4 (1.08%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.08%) Drupal
8 4 (1.08%) TPMS
8 4 (1.08%) Node.js
8 4 (1.08%) CICS
9 3 (0.81%) SAS
10 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.88%) TRIRIGA
3 3 (0.81%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.54%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.54%) Magento
4 2 (0.54%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) e-Work
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.88%) Office 365
3 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.81%) SaaS
5 2 (0.54%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.54%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.91%) WAN
2 17 (4.57%) Firewall
3 14 (3.76%) LAN
4 13 (3.49%) Internet
5 9 (2.42%) FTP
6 7 (1.88%) VoIP
7 6 (1.61%) HTTP
7 6 (1.61%) SAN
7 6 (1.61%) Wireless
8 5 (1.34%) IPsec
8 5 (1.34%) MPLS
9 4 (1.08%) ATM
9 4 (1.08%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.08%) VPN
10 3 (0.81%) Packet Switching
10 3 (0.81%) OSPF
10 3 (0.81%) BGP
10 3 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.81%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (0.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.18%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (5.38%) Hadoop
3 20 (5.38%) Big Data
4 14 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.76%) MySQL
5 13 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.15%) DB2
7 8 (2.15%) MarkLogic
8 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.61%) SAP Data Services
9 6 (1.61%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.61%) SAP BW
10 4 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.08%) Informix
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.08%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
1 7 (1.88%) NUnit
1 7 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.61%) NCover
2 6 (1.61%) ReSharper
2 6 (1.61%) StyleCop
2 6 (1.61%) MSTest
2 6 (1.61%) NDepend
2 6 (1.61%) ClearCase
2 6 (1.61%) ClearQuest
2 6 (1.61%) Ant
2 6 (1.61%) MSBuild
2 6 (1.61%) SpecFlow
3 4 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.08%) Maven
4 3 (0.81%) Hudson
4 3 (0.81%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.54%) JIRA
5 2 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 39 (10.48%) Finance
2 22 (5.91%) Automotive
3 19 (5.11%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.42%) Retail
5 5 (1.34%) Legal
5 5 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.08%) Banking
7 2 (0.54%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.37%) .NET
2 45 (12.10%) Web Services
3 39 (10.48%) Middleware
4 34 (9.14%) XML
5 29 (7.80%) SOAP
6 19 (5.11%) J2EE
7 17 (4.57%) REST
8 16 (4.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 15 (4.03%) Spring
9 15 (4.03%) HTML
10 13 (3.49%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (3.49%) Hibernate
11 12 (3.23%) .NET Framework
11 12 (3.23%) CSS
11 12 (3.23%) XSLT
12 11 (2.96%) JMS
12 11 (2.96%) JSP
12 11 (2.96%) Servlets
13 10 (2.69%) Struts
14 9 (2.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.11%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (4.30%) Open Source
4 13 (3.49%) User Experience
4 13 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.23%) DataPower
5 12 (3.23%) iPad
6 11 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.42%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.15%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.34%) Blog
10 5 (1.34%) AS400
11 4 (1.08%) Replication
11 4 (1.08%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.08%) Social Media
11 4 (1.08%) Kindle
11 4 (1.08%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.81%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.41%) Windows
2 27 (7.26%) UNIX
3 22 (5.91%) Linux
4 11 (2.96%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.61%) Android
5 6 (1.61%) VMS
6 5 (1.34%) zOS
6 5 (1.34%) AIX
6 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.08%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.81%) Solaris
9 2 (0.54%) HPUX
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.54%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.47%) TOGAF
2 58 (15.59%) SOA
3 56 (15.05%) Enterprise Architecture
4 51 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (11.83%) CRM
6 43 (11.56%) Technical Architecture
7 37 (9.95%) Data Modelling
8 35 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (7.80%) Migration
10 25 (6.72%) E-Commerce
11 24 (6.45%) Analytics
12 22 (5.91%) ERP
12 22 (5.91%) UML
13 21 (5.65%) MVC
14 20 (5.38%) Mentoring
15 19 (5.11%) ETL
15 19 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
17 17 (4.57%) Data Mapping
18 16 (4.30%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.02%) Java
2 36 (9.68%) SQL
3 19 (5.11%) C#
4 12 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.42%) VB
5 9 (2.42%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.88%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.88%) C
7 6 (1.61%) PHP
7 6 (1.61%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.34%) C++
8 5 (1.34%) Objective-C
8 5 (1.34%) ABAP
9 4 (1.08%) Perl
9 4 (1.08%) Pascal
9 4 (1.08%) PHP5
10 3 (0.81%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.81%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.54%) VBA
12 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.30%) Degree
4 8 (2.15%) ISSAP
5 7 (1.88%) CITP
5 7 (1.88%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (0.54%) CCIE
6 2 (0.54%) ISEB
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.27%) MBA
7 1 (0.27%) GIAC
7 1 (0.27%) GCIH
7 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.27%) ACSA
7 1 (0.27%) CCSP
7 1 (0.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.84%) QA
2 10 (2.69%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.54%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 14 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.54%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.27%) RHEV
5 1 (0.27%) XenApp
5 1 (0.27%) SRDF
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.27%) Xen
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.81%) SCCM
1 3 (0.81%) CA LISA
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (0.54%) MOM
3 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.27%) OPNET
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.27%) OpenView
3 1 (0.27%) SCOM
3 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 62 (16.67%) Oracle
2 58 (15.59%) Microsoft
3 55 (14.78%) SAP
4 42 (11.29%) IBM
5 17 (4.57%) Informatica
6 12 (3.23%) VMware
7 11 (2.96%) Cisco
8 9 (2.42%) ATG
8 9 (2.42%) TIBCO
8 9 (2.42%) Endeca
9 8 (2.15%) Netezza
9 8 (2.15%) Splunk
9 8 (2.15%) CA
10 7 (1.88%) Sybase
11 6 (1.61%) HP
11 6 (1.61%) EMC
11 6 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.34%) Citrix
13 4 (1.08%) Siebel
13 4 (1.08%) Sencha
West Midlands
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Syntax Consultancy
Rate: Per Day (neg)
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Advantage XPO
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hereford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 days ago