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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 94 118 115
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 46 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.54% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 0.13% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 2
Median daily rate £488 - £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.75%
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
2822 2261 2220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.63% 95.28% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1679 1377 1161
Median daily rate £398 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 138 197
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +1 41 £488 -
Warwickshire - 2 £501 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Software Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 78 (79.59%) Java
2 73 (74.49%) Software Architecture
2 73 (74.49%) MongoDB
3 64 (65.31%) Puppet
4 60 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (59.18%) Spring
6 54 (55.10%) Spring Boot
7 46 (46.94%) Maven
8 44 (44.90%) Linux
9 43 (43.88%) Git (software)
10 39 (39.80%) SQL
10 39 (39.80%) RabbitMQ
10 39 (39.80%) Microservices
11 38 (38.78%) Waterfall
12 37 (37.76%) Oracle
12 37 (37.76%) Oracle OWB
13 36 (36.73%) RUP
14 35 (35.71%) ClearQuest
14 35 (35.71%) Project Planning
15 33 (33.67%) Open Source
16 32 (32.65%) Docker
17 30 (30.61%) Graphite
17 30 (30.61%) Hystrix
17 30 (30.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 29 (29.59%) ELK Stack
18 29 (29.59%) WireMock
19 28 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
19 28 (28.57%) Scala
20 26 (26.53%) Play Framework
21 24 (24.49%) 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 23 (23.47%) Confluence
2 6 (6.12%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.08%) nginx
4 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.04%) JBoss
5 1 (1.02%) Apache
5 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Heroku
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (74.49%) MongoDB
2 37 (37.76%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (3.06%) Redis
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 46 (46.94%) Maven
2 43 (43.88%) Git (software)
3 35 (35.71%) ClearQuest
4 30 (30.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 24 (24.49%) ClearCase
5 24 (24.49%) JIRA
6 22 (22.45%) SoapUI
7 18 (18.37%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.04%) CA Gen
9 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.02%) JUnit
9 1 (1.02%) Selenium
General
1 1 (1.02%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (59.18%) Spring
2 54 (55.10%) Spring Boot
3 39 (39.80%) RabbitMQ
4 30 (30.61%) Hystrix
5 29 (29.59%) ELK Stack
5 29 (29.59%) WireMock
6 26 (26.53%) Play Framework
7 23 (23.47%) JSON
8 21 (21.43%) J2EE
9 19 (19.39%) Swagger
10 18 (18.37%) Node.js
11 12 (12.24%) SOAP
12 6 (6.12%) REST
13 3 (3.06%) .NET
13 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
13 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
13 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (3.06%) Entity Framework
13 3 (3.06%) HTML
13 3 (3.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 44 (44.90%) Linux
2 13 (13.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (74.49%) Software Architecture
2 60 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (39.80%) Microservices
4 38 (38.78%) Waterfall
5 36 (36.73%) RUP
6 35 (35.71%) Project Planning
7 33 (33.67%) Open Source
8 28 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (19.39%) Scrum
10 11 (11.22%) DevOps
10 11 (11.22%) TDD
11 9 (9.18%) Risk Management
12 3 (3.06%) Coaching
12 3 (3.06%) Data Modelling
12 3 (3.06%) MVC
13 2 (2.04%) Change Management
13 2 (2.04%) Configuration Management
13 2 (2.04%) OO
13 2 (2.04%) Problem Management
13 2 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (79.59%) Java
2 39 (39.80%) SQL
3 28 (28.57%) Scala
4 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
4 19 (19.39%) PL/SQL
5 12 (12.24%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.10%) Perl
7 3 (3.06%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.04%) C#
9 1 (1.02%) C
9 1 (1.02%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 32 (32.65%) Docker
2 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 64 (65.31%) Puppet
2 30 (30.61%) Graphite
3 18 (18.37%) Grafana
4 9 (9.18%) Consul
5 2 (2.04%) Kibana
5 2 (2.04%) logstash
Vendors
1 37 (37.76%) Oracle
2 19 (19.39%) WSO2
3 12 (12.24%) Informatica
3 12 (12.24%) Pega
4 6 (6.12%) webMethods
5 5 (5.10%) BEA
6 3 (3.06%) Microsoft