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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 130 113 121
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 14 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.36% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.38% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £475 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.44 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.44 -
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
3083 2350 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.12% 94.23% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1841 1358 1217
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 148 168
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.12 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.20 £32.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 -16 11 £435 +2.35%
Warwickshire -5 1 £515 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Software Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 49 (81.67%) Java
2 46 (76.67%) MongoDB
3 45 (75.00%) Software Architecture
4 41 (68.33%) Puppet
4 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (66.67%) Spring
6 36 (60.00%) Spring Boot
7 33 (55.00%) Maven
8 32 (53.33%) Git (software)
9 31 (51.67%) RabbitMQ
9 31 (51.67%) Open Source
10 30 (50.00%) Linux
11 28 (46.67%) Microservices
12 25 (41.67%) SQL
13 24 (40.00%) RUP
13 24 (40.00%) Waterfall
14 23 (38.33%) Docker
14 23 (38.33%) Oracle
14 23 (38.33%) Project Planning
14 23 (38.33%) ClearQuest
14 23 (38.33%) Oracle OWB
15 21 (35.00%) Continuous Delivery
16 20 (33.33%) Hystrix
16 20 (33.33%) Graphite
16 20 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 19 (31.67%) ELK Stack
17 19 (31.67%) WireMock
18 17 (28.33%) SoapUI
19 15 (25.00%) Confluence
19 15 (25.00%) Scala

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 15 (25.00%) Confluence
2 4 (6.67%) nginx
2 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.00%) JBoss
4 2 (3.33%) Apache
4 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (76.67%) MongoDB
2 23 (38.33%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.33%) Redis
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (55.00%) Maven
2 32 (53.33%) Git (software)
3 23 (38.33%) ClearQuest
4 20 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (28.33%) SoapUI
6 15 (25.00%) JIRA
7 12 (20.00%) ClearCase
8 8 (13.33%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.33%) CA Gen
9 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
9 2 (3.33%) IntelliJ
9 2 (3.33%) JUnit
9 2 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (3.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (66.67%) Spring
2 36 (60.00%) Spring Boot
3 31 (51.67%) RabbitMQ
4 20 (33.33%) Hystrix
5 19 (31.67%) ELK Stack
5 19 (31.67%) WireMock
6 14 (23.33%) Play Framework
7 13 (21.67%) JSON
8 11 (18.33%) J2EE
9 9 (15.00%) Node.js
9 9 (15.00%) SOAP
9 9 (15.00%) Swagger
10 7 (11.67%) REST
11 4 (6.67%) .NET
12 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
12 3 (5.00%) HTML
12 3 (5.00%) HTML5
13 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (3.33%) Entity Framework
13 2 (3.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (75.00%) Software Architecture
2 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (51.67%) Open Source
4 28 (46.67%) Microservices
5 24 (40.00%) RUP
5 24 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 23 (38.33%) Project Planning
7 21 (35.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (18.33%) TDD
9 10 (16.67%) Scrum
10 9 (15.00%) DevOps
10 9 (15.00%) Risk Management
11 2 (3.33%) Coaching
11 2 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.33%) MVC
12 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1 (1.67%) Line Management
12 1 (1.67%) Service Management
12 1 (1.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 49 (81.67%) Java
2 25 (41.67%) SQL
3 15 (25.00%) Scala
4 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.67%) C#
6 2 (3.33%) Perl
6 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.67%) C
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 23 (38.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 41 (68.33%) Puppet
2 20 (33.33%) Graphite
3 9 (15.00%) Consul
4 8 (13.33%) Grafana
5 2 (3.33%) Kibana
5 2 (3.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Oracle
2 15 (25.00%) WSO2
3 5 (8.33%) webMethods
4 2 (3.33%) BEA
4 2 (3.33%) Informatica
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.67%) Pega