The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Systems Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Architect
England / West Midlands
Rank - 126 107
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 0 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.19% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.20% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £650 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £500 £435
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -21.68%

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
2233 2497 2085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.90% 94.69% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1403 1162
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 80 173
Median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -12.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Systems Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Systems Architect in the job title.

Systems Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Systems 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 Systems Architect across the West Midlands region.

Systems Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Systems 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 Systems Architect in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Pega
2 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Coaching
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (20.00%) Automotive
3 2 (20.00%) Struts
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) EDI
3 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (10.00%) Degree

Systems 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 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) EDI
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
1 2 (20.00%) Struts
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Coaching
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Pega
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft