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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Architect
Rank 132 114 118
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Architect 10 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.36% 0.27% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.29% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £550 £488 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +4.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50
Systems Architect
England

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
2617 2410 2272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.54% 94.21% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1584 1329 1261
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £204 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £516 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 115 189
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -8.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £31.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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
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 Systems Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 December 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 +3 7 £550 +12.82%
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Systems Architect
England

Systems Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (78.95%) Pega
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
4 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
4 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
5 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.79%) Coaching
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Spring
5 3 (15.79%) Validation
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Struts
5 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) EDI
6 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Automotive
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
6 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
7 1 (5.26%) SDLC

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 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Spring
1 3 (15.79%) Struts
2 2 (10.53%) EDI
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) JMS
3 1 (5.26%) JSP
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) Servlets
3 1 (5.26%) WAP
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) CMDB
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
2 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
2 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
3 3 (15.79%) Coaching
3 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
3 3 (15.79%) Validation
3 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) User Stories
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) IT Governance
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Pega
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) BEA
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.26%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) Vitria