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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
England / West Midlands
Rank 120 94 106
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 2 33 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 1.27% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 1.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Median daily rate - £510 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £30.74 - £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%

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
1875 2135 1648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.01% 82.34% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1204 947
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 105
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Coventry - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Automotive
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) JBoss
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (12.50%) Apache
3 1 (12.50%) RUP
3 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
3 1 (12.50%) IBM

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 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) CA Gen
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Automotive
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Architect
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Software Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) EJB
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) Play Framework
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (12.50%) RUP
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Informatica
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) QNX
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) webMethods