The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 127 103 112
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 21 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.69% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.90% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Median daily rate £415 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +41.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £445 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +18.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-23.80% -
Software Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2648 1895 1944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.54% 76.60% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1130 1020
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £272 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 90 132
Median hourly rate £22.00 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.31% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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 -16 19 £395 -7.05%
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 54 (78.26%) Java
2 52 (75.36%) MongoDB
3 48 (69.57%) Puppet
4 44 (63.77%) Spring
5 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (56.52%) Maven
6 39 (56.52%) Spring Boot
7 38 (55.07%) Git (software)
8 37 (53.62%) Linux
8 37 (53.62%) RabbitMQ
9 36 (52.17%) Waterfall
9 36 (52.17%) ClearQuest
9 36 (52.17%) RUP
9 36 (52.17%) Project Planning
9 36 (52.17%) Oracle OWB
10 30 (43.48%) SQL
11 28 (40.58%) Open Source
12 27 (39.13%) Oracle
13 24 (34.78%) JIRA
13 24 (34.78%) WSO2
13 24 (34.78%) Microservices
14 23 (33.33%) Confluence
15 22 (31.88%) Docker
16 20 (28.99%) Graphite
16 20 (28.99%) Hystrix
16 20 (28.99%) WireMock
16 20 (28.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (28.99%) ClearCase
17 19 (27.54%) ELK Stack
18 18 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery

Software Architecture
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 (33.33%) Confluence
2 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) JBoss
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (75.36%) MongoDB
2 36 (52.17%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (56.52%) Maven
2 38 (55.07%) Git (software)
3 36 (52.17%) ClearQuest
4 24 (34.78%) JIRA
5 20 (28.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (28.99%) ClearCase
6 14 (20.29%) SoapUI
7 8 (11.59%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.90%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.90%) JUnit
8 2 (2.90%) Selenium
9 1 (1.45%) CA Gen
Job Titles
1 68 (98.55%) Architect
2 60 (86.96%) Software Architect
3 34 (49.28%) Java Architect
4 33 (47.83%) Java Software Architect
5 15 (21.74%) Senior Architect
5 15 (21.74%) Senior Software Architect
6 13 (18.84%) Senior Java Architect
7 12 (17.39%) Digital Architect
7 12 (17.39%) Technical Architect
8 7 (10.14%) Java Technical Architect
9 1 (1.45%) Database Architect
9 1 (1.45%) DBA
9 1 (1.45%) SQL DBA
9 1 (1.45%) webMethods Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (63.77%) Spring
2 39 (56.52%) Spring Boot
3 37 (53.62%) RabbitMQ
4 20 (28.99%) Hystrix
4 20 (28.99%) WireMock
5 19 (27.54%) ELK Stack
6 14 (20.29%) Play Framework
7 13 (18.84%) J2EE
7 13 (18.84%) Swagger
8 11 (15.94%) JSON
9 9 (13.04%) SOAP
10 8 (11.59%) Node.js
11 3 (4.35%) REST
12 2 (2.90%) EJB
12 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
12 2 (2.90%) HTML
12 2 (2.90%) HTML5
12 2 (2.90%) J2SE
12 2 (2.90%) Java EE
12 2 (2.90%) XML
Operating Systems
1 37 (53.62%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (52.17%) Project Planning
2 36 (52.17%) RUP
2 36 (52.17%) Waterfall
3 28 (40.58%) Open Source
4 24 (34.78%) Microservices
5 18 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (14.49%) DevOps
6 10 (14.49%) Scrum
7 8 (11.59%) TDD
8 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (1.45%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.45%) OO
10 1 (1.45%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 54 (78.26%) Java
2 30 (43.48%) SQL
3 14 (20.29%) Scala
4 10 (14.49%) PL/SQL
5 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.45%) Perl
7 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
System Software
1 22 (31.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 48 (69.57%) Puppet
2 20 (28.99%) Graphite
3 13 (18.84%) Grafana
4 7 (10.14%) Consul
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) Oracle
2 24 (34.78%) WSO2
3 6 (8.70%) Informatica
3 6 (8.70%) Pega
4 4 (5.80%) webMethods
5 1 (1.45%) BEA