The table below looks at the statistics for the Platform 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 Platform Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Architect
Rank 122 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Architect 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.086% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.094% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£451 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2370 2131 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.19% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1102 702
Average daily rate £368 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 163 132
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Platform Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Platform Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Platform 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 Platform Architect across the West Midlands region.

Platform Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Platform 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 Platform Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Shropshire - 2 £451 -
Platform Architect
England

Platform Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Platform 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 Platform Architect in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 9 (100.00%) UNIX
1 9 (100.00%) Subversion
1 9 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (88.89%) Puppet
2 8 (88.89%) Hudson
2 8 (88.89%) Apache
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) J2EE
3 7 (77.78%) JBoss
3 7 (77.78%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (66.67%) Linux
4 6 (66.67%) Tomcat
4 6 (66.67%) BEA
4 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 6 (66.67%) Oracle
4 6 (66.67%) Open Source
4 6 (66.67%) Confluence
4 6 (66.67%) Maven
4 6 (66.67%) JIRA
5 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (55.56%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (55.56%) Perl
5 5 (55.56%) AIX
5 5 (55.56%) Solaris
5 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
5 5 (55.56%) DevOps
5 5 (55.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills

Platform Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Platform 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 Platform Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (100.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (88.89%) Apache
3 7 (77.78%) JBoss
4 6 (66.67%) Tomcat
4 6 (66.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Subversion
1 9 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (88.89%) Hudson
3 6 (66.67%) Maven
3 6 (66.67%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) J2EE
2 5 (55.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Open Source
2 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (55.56%) AIX
4 5 (55.56%) Solaris
4 5 (55.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (55.56%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) BEA
1 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle