The first table below looks at the demand for Software Architecture skills 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 Software Architecture over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 116 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 0.11% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.16% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate £473 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £38.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-9.86% -8.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
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 Architecture across the West Midlands region.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
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 Architecture across the West Midlands region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
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 Software Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture.

1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) J2EE
2 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (30.00%) RUP
2 3 (30.00%) ClearQuest
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Informatica
3 2 (20.00%) Documentum
3 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Java EE
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (10.00%) OSGi
4 1 (10.00%) CSS3
4 1 (10.00%) JAX-RS
4 1 (10.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) WSO2

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Documentum
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (30.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) Log4j
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Software Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Java Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Java Software Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SOA Architect
5 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SOA Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) OSGi
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) JAX-RS
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) JMS
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (30.00%) RUP
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
2 2 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) EAI
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Informatica
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) WSO2
2 1 (10.00%) Sage