The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 92 82 101
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 30 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.99% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.08% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 9
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% -29.48%
Technical 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
2334 1953 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.82% 92.21% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1031 1065
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 141 150
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £32.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 £475 +7.95% 5
Warwickshire -1 12 £418 -12.97% 1
Coventry - - - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 15 (31.25%) Technical Architecture
1 15 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.08%) TOGAF
2 13 (27.08%) WAN
3 12 (25.00%) Windows
3 12 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (20.83%) LAN
5 9 (18.75%) Linux
5 9 (18.75%) UNIX
5 9 (18.75%) .NET
5 9 (18.75%) Oracle
5 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 7 (14.58%) Security Architecture
6 7 (14.58%) VoIP
6 7 (14.58%) CA
6 7 (14.58%) Data Protection
6 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
6 7 (14.58%) Project Planning
6 7 (14.58%) ISSAP
6 7 (14.58%) Scrum
7 6 (12.50%) VMware
7 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (12.50%) Java
7 6 (12.50%) SAP
8 5 (10.42%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (10.42%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (8.33%) CICS
1 4 (8.33%) TPMS
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.08%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) WAN
2 10 (20.83%) LAN
3 7 (14.58%) VoIP
4 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.33%) ATM
4 4 (8.33%) Firewall
5 3 (6.25%) Internet
6 2 (4.17%) Network Security
7 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) DB2
2 4 (8.33%) Informix
2 4 (8.33%) MySQL
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (2.08%) Finance
1 1 (2.08%) Legal
1 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.08%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) EJB
2 4 (8.33%) JavaBeans
3 3 (6.25%) Middleware
4 2 (4.17%) RESTful
4 2 (4.17%) CSS
4 2 (4.17%) SOAP
4 2 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.08%) Web Services
5 1 (2.08%) XML
5 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.08%) HTML5
5 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.08%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (2.08%) PhoneGap
5 1 (2.08%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.08%) Cocoa
5 1 (2.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.42%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) FMCG
5 1 (2.08%) Open Source
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Linux
2 9 (18.75%) UNIX
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.17%) AIX
5 2 (4.17%) HPUX
6 1 (2.08%) Solaris
6 1 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Technical Architecture
2 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.08%) TOGAF
3 12 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 7 (14.58%) Security Architecture
5 7 (14.58%) Project Planning
5 7 (14.58%) Data Protection
5 7 (14.58%) Scrum
6 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.42%) UML
6 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.42%) TDD
6 5 (10.42%) Analytics
7 4 (8.33%) Data Privacy
7 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 4 (8.33%) MVC
8 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) ISSAP
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) CCIE
3 2 (4.17%) CCSP
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) PowerHA
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Oracle
2 7 (14.58%) CA
3 6 (12.50%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) SAP
4 4 (8.33%) Sybase
5 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix
6 2 (4.17%) Juniper
6 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.08%) McAfee
7 1 (2.08%) Lotus
7 1 (2.08%) Google
7 1 (2.08%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.08%) Sencha
7 1 (2.08%) ClickSoftware Technologies
7 1 (2.08%) IBM
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago