The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Architect
Rank 110 105 102
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£544 £413 £501
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.85% -17.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £530 £441 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.11% +3.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - £65.00
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2237 1825 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.86% 91.75% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 901 972
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 131 138
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Architect
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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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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
Birmingham +2 5 - -
Coventry - 2 £482 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Senior Architect
England

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) SOA
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
2 3 (20.00%) PhoneGap
3 2 (13.33%) HSRP
3 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (13.33%) Android Development
3 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
3 2 (13.33%) Sencha
3 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (13.33%) Android
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) OOP
3 2 (13.33%) RIP
3 2 (13.33%) SNMP
3 2 (13.33%) MPLS
3 2 (13.33%) OSPF
3 2 (13.33%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1 (6.67%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (6.67%) SAP SD
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.67%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HSRP
1 2 (13.33%) RIP
1 2 (13.33%) SNMP
1 2 (13.33%) MPLS
1 2 (13.33%) OSPF
1 2 (13.33%) BGP
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
1 2 (13.33%) IPsec
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) PhoneGap
2 1 (6.67%) Ant
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Automotive
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (13.33%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) WinForms
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) Ajax
4 1 (6.67%) NHibernate
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) WCF
4 1 (6.67%) WPF
4 1 (6.67%) Spring.NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
1 2 (13.33%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) SOA
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (13.33%) Android Development
3 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
3 2 (13.33%) OOP
3 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) AOP
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Sencha
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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