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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 83 120 117
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 49 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 0.41% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 2
Median daily rate £488 - £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.87% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £26.90 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +13.86%
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
2258 1946 1787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.31% 76.08% 75.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1277 1212 943
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £260 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 90 109
Median hourly rate £20.50 £29.00 £34.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.31% -15.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £15.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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
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 24 May 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 - 48 £488 -
Staffordshire +4 1 - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 60 (75.00%) Java
2 50 (62.50%) MongoDB
3 46 (57.50%) Puppet
4 42 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (48.75%) Project Planning
5 39 (48.75%) Oracle OWB
5 39 (48.75%) ClearQuest
5 39 (48.75%) Waterfall
6 37 (46.25%) Spring
6 37 (46.25%) RUP
7 35 (43.75%) Spring Boot
8 33 (41.25%) SQL
9 32 (40.00%) Oracle
9 32 (40.00%) Maven
10 31 (38.75%) Linux
11 30 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
11 30 (37.50%) Git (software)
12 29 (36.25%) ClearCase
13 26 (32.50%) Microservices
14 22 (27.50%) Open Source
15 21 (26.25%) Pega
15 21 (26.25%) JIRA
15 21 (26.25%) Shell Script
15 21 (26.25%) J2EE
15 21 (26.25%) Unix
15 21 (26.25%) Informatica
16 20 (25.00%) PL/SQL
16 20 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (25.00%) Confluence
16 20 (25.00%) Graphite

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 20 (25.00%) Confluence
2 14 (17.50%) Node.js
3 7 (8.75%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.75%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Heroku
2 1 (1.25%) IaaS
2 1 (1.25%) PaaS
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (62.50%) MongoDB
2 39 (48.75%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.75%) DTS
5 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (48.75%) ClearQuest
2 32 (40.00%) Maven
3 30 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 29 (36.25%) ClearCase
5 21 (26.25%) JIRA
6 20 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (17.50%) WebDriver
8 13 (16.25%) SoapUI
9 6 (7.50%) CA Gen
General
1 2 (2.50%) Billing
2 1 (1.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 79 (98.75%) Architect
2 65 (81.25%) Software Architect
3 29 (36.25%) Java Architect
4 28 (35.00%) Java Software Architect
5 19 (23.75%) Senior Architect
5 19 (23.75%) Senior Software Architect
6 15 (18.75%) Digital Architect
7 14 (17.50%) Technical Architect
8 13 (16.25%) Senior Java Architect
9 2 (2.50%) Applications Architect
10 1 (1.25%) Database Architect
10 1 (1.25%) DBA
10 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Architect
10 1 (1.25%) J2EE Architect
10 1 (1.25%) J2EE Software Architect
10 1 (1.25%) Java/J2EE Architect
10 1 (1.25%) SQL DBA
10 1 (1.25%) Unix Architect
10 1 (1.25%) WebLogic Architect
10 1 (1.25%) webMethods Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (46.25%) Spring
2 35 (43.75%) Spring Boot
3 30 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
4 21 (26.25%) J2EE
5 20 (25.00%) Hystrix
6 19 (23.75%) ELK Stack
7 18 (22.50%) Play Framework
8 15 (18.75%) JSON
9 14 (17.50%) Swagger
10 10 (12.50%) SOAP
11 4 (5.00%) REST
12 3 (3.75%) .NET
12 3 (3.75%) EDI
12 3 (3.75%) HTML
12 3 (3.75%) HTML5
12 3 (3.75%) Web Services
12 3 (3.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.75%) Linux
2 21 (26.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (52.50%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (48.75%) Project Planning
2 39 (48.75%) Waterfall
3 37 (46.25%) RUP
4 26 (32.50%) Microservices
5 22 (27.50%) Open Source
6 18 (22.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (17.50%) Scrum
8 11 (13.75%) DevOps
9 6 (7.50%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.50%) TDD
10 3 (3.75%) Analytics
10 3 (3.75%) CRM
10 3 (3.75%) EAI
10 3 (3.75%) ERP
10 3 (3.75%) Project Management
10 3 (3.75%) Service Management
10 3 (3.75%) SOA
11 2 (2.50%) Workflow
12 1 (1.25%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 60 (75.00%) Java
2 33 (41.25%) SQL
3 21 (26.25%) Shell Script
4 20 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
5 18 (22.50%) Scala
6 7 (8.75%) Perl
7 3 (3.75%) VB
7 3 (3.75%) XPath
8 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) Degree
System Software
1 20 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (57.50%) Puppet
2 20 (25.00%) Graphite
3 14 (17.50%) Grafana
Vendors
1 32 (40.00%) Oracle
2 21 (26.25%) Informatica
2 21 (26.25%) Pega
3 15 (18.75%) WSO2
4 7 (8.75%) BEA
4 7 (8.75%) webMethods
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.25%) SAP