The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT 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
IT Architect
Rank 101 - 95
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 15 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.65% - 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% - 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 - -
IT 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%

IT Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Architect in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Architect across the West Midlands region.

IT Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT 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
Warwickshire - 8 £550 -
Birmingham - 4 £575 - 3
IT Architect
England

IT 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 IT 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 IT Architect in their job title.

1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) TOGAF
3 5 (27.78%) Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Network Security
3 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (16.67%) CRM
4 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) C
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) EAI
5 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) PKI
5 2 (11.11%) BPMN
5 2 (11.11%) Data Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC

IT 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 IT 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 IT Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) PKI
1 2 (11.11%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) TOGAF
2 5 (27.78%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) UML
3 3 (16.67%) CRM
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) BPMN
4 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) EAI
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) C
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CISSP
1 1 (5.56%) CISA
1 1 (5.56%) CISM
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Juniper
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco