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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 95 92 100
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 20 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 0.76% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.83% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 5
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.98% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% +1.85%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2207 1800 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.71% 91.23% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 873 985
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 129 134
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 12 £500 +34.22% 3
Warwickshire -6 1 - - 2
Coventry -13 1 £420 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
2 8 (20.51%) TOGAF
2 8 (20.51%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) .NET
3 7 (17.95%) WAN
3 7 (17.95%) Cisco
3 7 (17.95%) MVC
3 7 (17.95%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.38%) SAP
5 5 (12.82%) Oracle
5 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.82%) Windows
5 5 (12.82%) UML
5 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.82%) CCIE
5 5 (12.82%) LAN
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (12.82%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
5 5 (12.82%) Lync
5 5 (12.82%) Analytics
5 5 (12.82%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (10.26%) TDD
6 4 (10.26%) Scrum
6 4 (10.26%) SCCM
6 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (12.82%) Lync
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) WAN
2 5 (12.82%) LAN
3 4 (10.26%) Firewall
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.13%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.13%) Internet
5 2 (5.13%) Network Security
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.56%) PhoneGap
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Legal
1 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) CSS
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) HTML5
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) JSON
4 2 (5.13%) Spring
4 2 (5.13%) WCF
4 2 (5.13%) WPF
4 2 (5.13%) Hibernate
4 2 (5.13%) J2EE
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.13%) REST
4 2 (5.13%) Akka
4 2 (5.13%) Play Framework
5 1 (2.56%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.56%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Open Source
1 3 (7.69%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.56%) FMCG
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.13%) AIX
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Solaris
4 1 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) TOGAF
1 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (17.95%) MVC
2 7 (17.95%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (12.82%) UML
3 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
3 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
3 5 (12.82%) Analytics
4 4 (10.26%) TDD
4 4 (10.26%) Scrum
4 4 (10.26%) SOA
5 3 (7.69%) OOP
5 3 (7.69%) OO
6 2 (5.13%) CRM
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) Scala
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.82%) CCIE
4 3 (7.69%) CCNP
5 2 (5.13%) CCSP
6 1 (2.56%) ISEB
6 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.56%) COBIT
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.56%) XenApp
3 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco
2 6 (15.38%) SAP
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
3 5 (12.82%) VMware
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.69%) EMC
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) NetApp
6 2 (5.13%) Juniper
6 2 (5.13%) IronPort
7 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.56%) Sencha
7 1 (2.56%) ClickSoftware Technologies
7 1 (2.56%) McAfee
7 1 (2.56%) HP
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