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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 125 113 123
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 20 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.28% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.30% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £473 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.17% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
3094 2372 2392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.58% 95.18% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1834 1399 1209
Median daily rate £400 £363 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 149 182
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.40% -2.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.15 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Software Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 -8 17 £415 -2.35%
Warwickshire - 1 £515 -
Software Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 69 (83.13%) Java
2 67 (80.72%) MongoDB
3 60 (72.29%) Software Architecture
4 59 (71.08%) Puppet
5 58 (69.88%) Spring
6 53 (63.86%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (62.65%) Spring Boot
8 46 (55.42%) Maven
9 44 (53.01%) Git (software)
10 43 (51.81%) Linux
11 40 (48.19%) RabbitMQ
12 35 (42.17%) Microservices
13 34 (40.96%) Open Source
13 34 (40.96%) SQL
14 31 (37.35%) Oracle
14 31 (37.35%) RUP
14 31 (37.35%) Waterfall
15 30 (36.14%) Docker
15 30 (36.14%) Project Planning
15 30 (36.14%) Oracle OWB
15 30 (36.14%) ClearQuest
16 27 (32.53%) Graphite
16 27 (32.53%) Hystrix
16 27 (32.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 26 (31.33%) ELK Stack
17 26 (31.33%) WireMock
18 25 (30.12%) Continuous Delivery
19 24 (28.92%) JIRA
20 23 (27.71%) Scala
20 23 (27.71%) Confluence

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 23 (27.71%) Confluence
2 4 (4.82%) nginx
3 3 (3.61%) JBoss
3 3 (3.61%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
4 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (80.72%) MongoDB
2 30 (36.14%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (3.61%) Redis
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (55.42%) Maven
2 44 (53.01%) Git (software)
3 30 (36.14%) ClearQuest
4 27 (32.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 24 (28.92%) JIRA
6 20 (24.10%) SoapUI
7 14 (16.87%) ClearCase
8 13 (15.66%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.41%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.41%) JUnit
9 2 (2.41%) Selenium
10 1 (1.20%) CA Gen
General
1 2 (2.41%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (69.88%) Spring
2 52 (62.65%) Spring Boot
3 40 (48.19%) RabbitMQ
4 27 (32.53%) Hystrix
5 26 (31.33%) ELK Stack
5 26 (31.33%) WireMock
6 21 (25.30%) Play Framework
7 20 (24.10%) JSON
8 16 (19.28%) Swagger
9 14 (16.87%) J2EE
9 14 (16.87%) Node.js
10 12 (14.46%) SOAP
11 8 (9.64%) REST
12 4 (4.82%) .NET
12 4 (4.82%) HTML
13 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
13 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
13 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (3.61%) Entity Framework
13 3 (3.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 43 (51.81%) Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (72.29%) Software Architecture
2 53 (63.86%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (42.17%) Microservices
4 34 (40.96%) Open Source
5 31 (37.35%) RUP
5 31 (37.35%) Waterfall
6 30 (36.14%) Project Planning
7 25 (30.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (18.07%) Scrum
9 11 (13.25%) TDD
10 10 (12.05%) DevOps
11 9 (10.84%) Risk Management
12 3 (3.61%) Coaching
12 3 (3.61%) MVC
13 2 (2.41%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (2.41%) Service Management
14 1 (1.20%) Data Modelling
14 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Architecture
14 1 (1.20%) UML
Programming Languages
1 69 (83.13%) Java
2 34 (40.96%) SQL
3 23 (27.71%) Scala
4 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
5 11 (13.25%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.61%) C#
6 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.20%) C
7 1 (1.20%) C++
7 1 (1.20%) Perl
7 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
1 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 30 (36.14%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 59 (71.08%) Puppet
2 27 (32.53%) Graphite
3 15 (18.07%) Grafana
4 9 (10.84%) Consul
5 2 (2.41%) Kibana
5 2 (2.41%) logstash
Vendors
1 31 (37.35%) Oracle
2 23 (27.71%) WSO2
3 4 (4.82%) webMethods
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.20%) BEA
5 1 (1.20%) Informatica
5 1 (1.20%) Pega