The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 99 79 75
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 19 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 1.04% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.11% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 19
Average daily rate £500 £473 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £545 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £471 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.10% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.98 -
% change year-on-year
+163.20% -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2153 1705 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.02% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 799 955
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 154 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Architect across the West Midlands region.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect across the West Midlands region.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -8 5 £494 -3.65%
Coventry -2 4 £500 -
Birmingham -7 4 £500 -4.76% 4
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Architect in their job title.

1 12 (25.53%) Java
2 11 (23.40%) Cisco
3 10 (21.28%) Windows
3 10 (21.28%) VMware
4 9 (19.15%) LAN
4 9 (19.15%) WAN
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
5 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
5 7 (14.89%) Linux
6 6 (12.77%) AIX
6 6 (12.77%) Oracle
6 6 (12.77%) UNIX
6 6 (12.77%) Citrix
6 6 (12.77%) IBM
6 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
7 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (10.64%) Lync
7 5 (10.64%) .NET
7 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.64%) TDD
8 4 (8.51%) Network Design
8 4 (8.51%) Clustering
8 4 (8.51%) Firewall
8 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.51%) SCCM
8 4 (8.51%) SAP
8 4 (8.51%) OO
8 4 (8.51%) CRM
8 4 (8.51%) CCIE

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Technical Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.64%) Lync
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.13%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (2.13%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) LAN
1 9 (19.15%) WAN
2 4 (8.51%) Firewall
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.26%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) Wireless
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security
5 1 (2.13%) FTP
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) Essbase
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) J2EE
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) HTML5
3 2 (4.26%) REST
3 2 (4.26%) Akka
3 2 (4.26%) Play Framework
3 2 (4.26%) CSS
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.26%) Spring
3 2 (4.26%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.13%) WCF
4 1 (2.13%) WPF
4 1 (2.13%) SAP PI
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) FlexPod
3 2 (4.26%) Open Source
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
3 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) AS400
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Linux
3 6 (12.77%) AIX
3 6 (12.77%) UNIX
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.26%) Solaris
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.13%) zOS
6 1 (2.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) TDD
2 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (8.51%) OO
2 4 (8.51%) CRM
2 4 (8.51%) Network Design
2 4 (8.51%) BDD
3 3 (6.38%) TOGAF
3 3 (6.38%) Software Architecture
3 3 (6.38%) ERP
3 3 (6.38%) SOA
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL
3 3 (6.38%) OOP
3 3 (6.38%) Programme Management
3 3 (6.38%) MVC
3 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.26%) Scrum
4 2 (4.26%) Information Security
4 2 (4.26%) Service Management
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.51%) Scala
4 2 (4.26%) SQL
5 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) CCIE
1 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) CCSP
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.13%) COBIT
1 1 (2.13%) QA
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.13%) Squid
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) Varnish
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Cisco
2 10 (21.28%) VMware
3 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.77%) IBM
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 6 (12.77%) Citrix
5 4 (8.51%) Avaya
5 4 (8.51%) SAP
6 3 (6.38%) NetApp
6 3 (6.38%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) Mercator
7 2 (4.26%) IronPort
8 1 (2.13%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.13%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
8 1 (2.13%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) Juniper
8 1 (2.13%) Hyperion