The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Architect
Rank 113 111 116
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 24 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.45% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.48% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 3
Average daily rate £488 £425 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -12.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £600 £475
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.50
Senior 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
2749 2518 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.06% 94.03% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1480 1138
Average daily rate £388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 162 159
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Senior Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Architect across the West Midlands region.

Senior Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Senior Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Senior Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Architect across the West Midlands region.

Senior Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire - 15 £488 -
Solihull - 3 £625 -
Birmingham -1 1 £675 +27.05% 1
Coventry - 1 £550 -
Worcestershire - 1 £525 -
Senior Architect
England

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title.

1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Software Architecture
2 15 (35.71%) Oracle
3 14 (33.33%) Java
3 14 (33.33%) SQL
3 14 (33.33%) Linux
3 14 (33.33%) Puppet
3 14 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 14 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (33.33%) Spring
3 14 (33.33%) Maven
3 14 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 14 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (33.33%) Docker
3 14 (33.33%) Graphite
3 14 (33.33%) Spring Boot
3 14 (33.33%) ELK Stack
4 13 (30.95%) TOGAF
4 13 (30.95%) PL/SQL
5 11 (26.19%) J2EE
5 11 (26.19%) Grafana
5 11 (26.19%) Swagger
6 10 (23.81%) Supplier Management
6 10 (23.81%) JIRA
6 10 (23.81%) Confluence
7 9 (21.43%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (19.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (16.67%) Degree
9 7 (16.67%) SoapUI
10 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (23.81%) Confluence
2 1 (2.38%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.38%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) HTTP
2 3 (7.14%) LAN
2 3 (7.14%) WAN
3 2 (4.76%) 4G
3 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) FTP
4 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.38%) ICMP
4 1 (2.38%) IKE
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) IPv4
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) SAN
4 1 (2.38%) SNMP
4 1 (2.38%) SSH
4 1 (2.38%) Telnet
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 14 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 14 (33.33%) Maven
2 10 (23.81%) JIRA
3 7 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.14%) ClearCase
4 3 (7.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) ELK Stack
1 14 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
1 14 (33.33%) Spring
1 14 (33.33%) Spring Boot
2 11 (26.19%) J2EE
2 11 (26.19%) Swagger
3 4 (9.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Software Architecture
3 13 (30.95%) TOGAF
4 10 (23.81%) Supplier Management
5 9 (21.43%) Translating Business Requirements
6 8 (19.05%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 6 (14.29%) ITIL
8 5 (11.90%) Microservices
9 4 (9.52%) Data Management
9 4 (9.52%) Financial Modelling
9 4 (9.52%) ITIL V3
9 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
9 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (7.14%) Data Architecture
10 3 (7.14%) Open Source
10 3 (7.14%) Project Planning
10 3 (7.14%) TDD
10 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) Java
1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 13 (30.95%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) MBA
4 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) CCDP
5 1 (2.38%) CCIE
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) Graphite
1 14 (33.33%) Puppet
2 11 (26.19%) Grafana
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Oracle
2 6 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco
3 3 (7.14%) Pega
4 2 (4.76%) Brocade
4 2 (4.76%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) webMethods