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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Architect
Rank - 99 105
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Architect 0 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.56% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.60% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Average daily rate - £438 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £438 £428
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Platform 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
2380 1990 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.00% 92.34% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1114 1021
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 173 141
Average hourly rate £13.85 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (100.00%) BEA
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
1 3 (100.00%) Hudson
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Apache
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
1 3 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (100.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Hudson
1 3 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) BEA