The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Software Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 71 123 109
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 60 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.13% 0.079% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 0.083% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 0 2
Median daily rate £488 - £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £473
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.25 -
Software 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
2675 2408 2178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.79% 94.65% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1469 1116
Median daily rate £390 £350 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 147 173
Median hourly rate £15.21 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.00 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Software Architect in the job title.

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Architect across the West Midlands region.

Software Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Architect across the West Midlands region.

Software Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 52 £488 -
Warwickshire - 3 £503 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Software Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 72 (81.82%) Java
2 66 (75.00%) Software Architecture
2 66 (75.00%) MongoDB
3 57 (64.77%) Puppet
4 53 (60.23%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (57.95%) Spring
6 48 (54.55%) Spring Boot
7 40 (45.45%) Maven
8 38 (43.18%) Linux
9 37 (42.05%) Git (software)
10 36 (40.91%) SQL
11 35 (39.77%) Oracle
11 35 (39.77%) Microservices
12 33 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
13 32 (36.36%) Waterfall
14 31 (35.23%) Oracle OWB
15 30 (34.09%) RUP
16 29 (32.95%) ClearQuest
16 29 (32.95%) Project Planning
17 28 (31.82%) Docker
18 27 (30.68%) Graphite
18 27 (30.68%) Hystrix
18 27 (30.68%) Scala
18 27 (30.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 26 (29.55%) Open Source
19 26 (29.55%) ELK Stack
20 25 (28.41%) Play Framework
21 24 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
22 22 (25.00%) JSON
23 21 (23.86%) JIRA

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (22.73%) Confluence
2 18 (20.45%) Node.js
3 6 (6.82%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.14%) JBoss
4 1 (1.14%) nginx
4 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Heroku
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 31 (35.23%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (3.41%) Redis
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (45.45%) Maven
2 37 (42.05%) Git (software)
3 29 (32.95%) ClearQuest
4 27 (30.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 21 (23.86%) ClearCase
5 21 (23.86%) JIRA
6 19 (21.59%) SoapUI
7 18 (20.45%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.41%) CA Gen
General
1 1 (1.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (57.95%) Spring
2 48 (54.55%) Spring Boot
3 33 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
4 27 (30.68%) Hystrix
5 26 (29.55%) ELK Stack
6 25 (28.41%) Play Framework
7 22 (25.00%) JSON
8 21 (23.86%) J2EE
9 19 (21.59%) Swagger
10 11 (12.50%) SOAP
11 3 (3.41%) .NET
11 3 (3.41%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET
11 3 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.41%) Entity Framework
12 2 (2.27%) CSS
12 2 (2.27%) HTML
12 2 (2.27%) Java EE
12 2 (2.27%) REST
13 1 (1.14%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (43.18%) Linux
2 13 (14.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (75.00%) Software Architecture
2 53 (60.23%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (39.77%) Microservices
4 32 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 30 (34.09%) RUP
6 29 (32.95%) Project Planning
7 26 (29.55%) Open Source
8 24 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (20.45%) Scrum
10 10 (11.36%) DevOps
11 8 (9.09%) Risk Management
11 8 (9.09%) TDD
12 3 (3.41%) Coaching
12 3 (3.41%) Data Modelling
12 3 (3.41%) MVC
13 2 (2.27%) Change Management
13 2 (2.27%) Configuration Management
13 2 (2.27%) OO
13 2 (2.27%) Problem Management
13 2 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (81.82%) Java
2 36 (40.91%) SQL
3 27 (30.68%) Scala
4 20 (22.73%) PL/SQL
5 19 (21.59%) JavaScript
6 13 (14.77%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.82%) Perl
8 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.27%) C#
10 1 (1.14%) C
10 1 (1.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 28 (31.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 57 (64.77%) Puppet
2 27 (30.68%) Graphite
3 18 (20.45%) Grafana
4 1 (1.14%) Kibana
4 1 (1.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 35 (39.77%) Oracle
2 15 (17.05%) WSO2
3 13 (14.77%) Informatica
3 13 (14.77%) Pega
4 6 (6.82%) BEA
4 6 (6.82%) webMethods
5 3 (3.41%) Microsoft