The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 9 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 310 199 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.34% 8.41% 7.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.93% 8.81% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 110 100
Median daily rate £488 £465 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £416 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.15 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -28.08%
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
2836 2260 2221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.56% 95.52% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1695 1377 1146
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 138 201
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £29.82 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Architect in the job title.

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -2 95 £488 +8.33% 1
Birmingham +2 67 £500 +11.11% 8
Warwickshire 0 53 £450 -11.33% 5
Solihull - 17 £225 - 8
Coventry -6 14 £469 -0.47% 1
Wolverhampton +3 4 £600 +41.17% 1
Walsall -1 3 £545 +11.79% 1
Staffordshire -6 3 £475 -17.39% 1
West Bromwich +8 1 £400 -16.66%
Herefordshire -5 1 £513 +32.17%
Smethwick - 1 - -
Architect
England

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 179 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (26.39%) Java
3 97 (16.84%) Oracle
4 96 (16.67%) Linux
5 93 (16.15%) MongoDB
6 86 (14.93%) Spring
7 82 (14.24%) Puppet
8 80 (13.89%) Software Architecture
9 78 (13.54%) SQL
10 76 (13.19%) Unix
11 72 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 69 (11.98%) Spring Boot
13 68 (11.81%) Pega
14 61 (10.59%) Windows
14 61 (10.59%) VMware
15 59 (10.24%) Enterprise Architecture
16 58 (10.07%) TOGAF
17 57 (9.90%) Maven
17 57 (9.90%) Security Cleared
18 54 (9.38%) Git (software)
19 53 (9.20%) Finance
20 52 (9.03%) Waterfall
21 51 (8.85%) SC Cleared
22 50 (8.68%) Microservices
23 49 (8.51%) RabbitMQ
24 46 (7.99%) Open Source
25 45 (7.81%) Migration
26 43 (7.47%) RUP
26 43 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
26 43 (7.47%) Project Planning

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (6.25%) JBoss
2 35 (6.08%) WebLogic
3 26 (4.51%) SAS
4 24 (4.17%) Confluence
5 23 (3.99%) Documentum
6 22 (3.82%) Captiva
7 15 (2.60%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.91%) SharePoint
9 10 (1.74%) Apache Pig
9 10 (1.74%) MS Exchange
9 10 (1.74%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.56%) Liferay
11 8 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (1.39%) CMS
12 7 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.04%) IBM Domino
13 6 (1.04%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.87%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle CRM
3 5 (0.87%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.69%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.52%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.35%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.26%) PaaS
4 12 (2.08%) IaaS
4 12 (2.08%) Office 365
5 10 (1.74%) SaaS
6 6 (1.04%) Heroku
7 5 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
8 4 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.95%) LAN
1 17 (2.95%) NetScaler
2 16 (2.78%) WAN
3 13 (2.26%) Firewall
3 13 (2.26%) HTTP
4 10 (1.74%) Wireless
5 9 (1.56%) DAB
5 9 (1.56%) Skype
5 9 (1.56%) VoIP
6 7 (1.22%) DNS
6 7 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.87%) IPv4
7 5 (0.87%) Network Security
7 5 (0.87%) VPN
8 3 (0.52%) 4G
8 3 (0.52%) DHCP
8 3 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.52%) SNMP
9 2 (0.35%) Converged Networks
9 2 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (16.15%) MongoDB
2 43 (7.47%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (7.29%) Oracle OWB
4 38 (6.60%) Hadoop
5 31 (5.38%) SQL Server
6 22 (3.82%) Pentaho
6 22 (3.82%) RDBMS
6 22 (3.82%) Relational Database
7 20 (3.47%) Big Data
8 18 (3.13%) Cloudera CDH
9 10 (1.74%) Apache Hive
9 10 (1.74%) Sqoop
10 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.22%) DB2
11 7 (1.22%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.04%) Data Mart
13 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 57 (9.90%) Maven
2 54 (9.38%) Git (software)
3 40 (6.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 40 (6.94%) ClearQuest
4 28 (4.86%) ClearCase
5 27 (4.69%) SoapUI
6 25 (4.34%) JIRA
6 25 (4.34%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.17%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.17%) FishEye
7 1 (0.17%) GoCD
7 1 (0.17%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.17%) JUnit
7 1 (0.17%) Selenium
7 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 53 (9.20%) Finance
2 29 (5.03%) Retail
3 14 (2.43%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.74%) Automotive
5 9 (1.56%) Marketing
6 7 (1.22%) Banking
7 5 (0.87%) Billing
8 3 (0.52%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (14.93%) Spring
2 69 (11.98%) Spring Boot
3 49 (8.51%) RabbitMQ
4 39 (6.77%) Hystrix
4 39 (6.77%) JSON
5 38 (6.60%) ELK Stack
6 36 (6.25%) Play Framework
7 35 (6.08%) J2EE
7 35 (6.08%) REST
8 34 (5.90%) WireMock
9 28 (4.86%) Swagger
10 26 (4.51%) Node.js
11 25 (4.34%) .NET
11 25 (4.34%) SOAP
12 18 (3.13%) Middleware
12 18 (3.13%) Web Services
13 14 (2.43%) HTML
14 13 (2.26%) XML
15 12 (2.08%) CSS
15 12 (2.08%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.69%) Data Centre
2 22 (3.82%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.13%) Data Integration
3 18 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 8 (1.39%) Smart Meter
4 8 (1.39%) User Experience
5 7 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.04%) Taxonomies
7 5 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.69%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.69%) DataPower
8 4 (0.69%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.52%) iPad
9 3 (0.52%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.35%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 96 (16.67%) Linux
2 76 (13.19%) Unix
3 61 (10.59%) Windows
4 22 (3.82%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.74%) Solaris
7 8 (1.39%) AIX
7 8 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.04%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.87%) SUSE
10 5 (0.87%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (13.89%) Software Architecture
3 59 (10.24%) Enterprise Architecture
4 58 (10.07%) TOGAF
5 52 (9.03%) Waterfall
6 50 (8.68%) Microservices
7 46 (7.99%) Open Source
8 45 (7.81%) Migration
9 43 (7.47%) Project Planning
9 43 (7.47%) RUP
10 36 (6.25%) CRM
10 36 (6.25%) Scrum
11 35 (6.08%) SOA
12 34 (5.90%) Continuous Delivery
13 32 (5.56%) Data Modelling
13 32 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
14 30 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (4.86%) Data Architecture
16 26 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (3.99%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 152 (26.39%) Java
2 78 (13.54%) SQL
3 36 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 35 (6.08%) Scala
5 34 (5.90%) JavaScript
6 29 (5.03%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.39%) R
8 7 (1.22%) C#
9 6 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.69%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.52%) Perl
12 2 (0.35%) C
13 1 (0.17%) C++
13 1 (0.17%) Python
13 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 51 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.43%) Degree
4 10 (1.74%) CCNP
5 6 (1.04%) CCIE
5 6 (1.04%) CCNA
6 5 (0.87%) CISSP
7 4 (0.69%) ISEB
7 4 (0.69%) MBA
8 3 (0.52%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.52%) CCDP
9 2 (0.35%) CCDA
9 2 (0.35%) CISA
9 2 (0.35%) CISM
9 2 (0.35%) IISP
9 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.17%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.17%) GIAC
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.91%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
4 2 (0.35%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.35%) QA
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 41 (7.12%) Docker
2 21 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.91%) HDFS
4 10 (1.74%) Apache Flume
5 9 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.87%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.69%) XenServer
9 3 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.35%) XenApp
11 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 82 (14.24%) Puppet
2 35 (6.08%) Graphite
3 23 (3.99%) Grafana
4 9 (1.56%) Consul
5 7 (1.22%) SCCM
6 6 (1.04%) Kibana
6 6 (1.04%) logstash
7 3 (0.52%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 97 (16.84%) Oracle
2 72 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 68 (11.81%) Pega
4 61 (10.59%) VMware
5 34 (5.90%) Cisco
6 29 (5.03%) WSO2
7 26 (4.51%) Informatica
8 25 (4.34%) EMC
9 24 (4.17%) Cloudera
10 22 (3.82%) SAP
11 21 (3.65%) IBM
12 20 (3.47%) Citrix
13 16 (2.78%) Platfora
14 13 (2.26%) Juniper
15 11 (1.91%) HP
16 9 (1.56%) BEA
17 8 (1.39%) Brocade
18 7 (1.22%) Intel Security
18 7 (1.22%) Red Hat
18 7 (1.22%) webMethods
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Third Republic Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Yoh
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shropshire
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
RP International
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago