The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Technical Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architect
Rank 106 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 33 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.04% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.11% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 9
Median daily rate £525 £436 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.34% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £375 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £562 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £478
% change year-on-year
- +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -30.28%
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
2718 2532 2201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.90% 94.23% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1538 1504 1132
Median daily rate £388 £363 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 164 157
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £36.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 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 -7 25 £525 +25.00%
Warwickshire -1 4 £455 +21.33%
Birmingham -1 2 £613 +44.11% 3
Coventry - 1 £475 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 24 (35.82%) Unix
2 22 (32.84%) Pega
3 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
4 15 (22.39%) Software Architecture
4 15 (22.39%) Waterfall
4 15 (22.39%) Project Planning
4 15 (22.39%) RUP
4 15 (22.39%) ClearCase
4 15 (22.39%) Shell Script
4 15 (22.39%) ClearQuest
4 15 (22.39%) Informatica
4 15 (22.39%) Oracle OWB
5 14 (20.90%) VMware
5 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
6 13 (19.40%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (17.91%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (17.91%) REST
8 11 (16.42%) Cloudera
8 11 (16.42%) Hadoop
9 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
9 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
10 9 (13.43%) .NET
10 9 (13.43%) Java
10 9 (13.43%) Pentaho
11 8 (11.94%) Oracle
11 8 (11.94%) Windows
12 7 (10.45%) Platfora
12 7 (10.45%) C#
12 7 (10.45%) SAS

Technical 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 7 (10.45%) SAS
2 5 (7.46%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.97%) Captiva
3 4 (5.97%) Documentum
3 4 (5.97%) JBoss
3 4 (5.97%) Node.js
3 4 (5.97%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.48%) CMS
4 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.49%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.49%) nginx
6 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.48%) Office 365
3 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Firewall
1 1 (1.49%) HTTP
1 1 (1.49%) SAN
1 1 (1.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.39%) Oracle OWB
2 12 (17.91%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (16.42%) Hadoop
4 10 (14.93%) SQL Server
5 9 (13.43%) Pentaho
6 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
6 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
8 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
8 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (22.39%) ClearCase
1 15 (22.39%) ClearQuest
2 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.49%) Maven
3 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) REST
2 9 (13.43%) .NET
3 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.97%) JSON
4 4 (5.97%) Play Framework
4 4 (5.97%) Spring
4 4 (5.97%) Spring Boot
5 3 (4.48%) WCF
6 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.99%) Middleware
7 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.49%) ELK Stack
7 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.49%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Data Structures
2 4 (5.97%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.82%) Unix
2 8 (11.94%) Windows
3 5 (7.46%) Linux
3 5 (7.46%) Solaris
4 2 (2.99%) AIX
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) Project Planning
1 15 (22.39%) RUP
1 15 (22.39%) Software Architecture
1 15 (22.39%) Waterfall
2 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (19.40%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (10.45%) Data Architecture
5 6 (8.96%) TOGAF
6 5 (7.46%) Microservices
6 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.46%) Scrum
7 4 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (5.97%) CRM
7 4 (5.97%) MVC
7 4 (5.97%) Security Architecture
7 4 (5.97%) SOA
7 4 (5.97%) TDD
8 3 (4.48%) Business Process Improvement
8 3 (4.48%) EAI
8 3 (4.48%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) Shell Script
2 9 (13.43%) Java
3 7 (10.45%) C#
4 5 (7.46%) SQL
5 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.97%) Scala
6 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) R
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.49%) Graphite
2 1 (1.49%) Kibana
2 1 (1.49%) logstash
Vendors
1 22 (32.84%) Pega
2 15 (22.39%) Informatica
3 14 (20.90%) VMware
4 11 (16.42%) Cloudera
5 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
6 8 (11.94%) Oracle
7 7 (10.45%) Platfora
8 4 (5.97%) EMC
9 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.49%) Cisco
10 1 (1.49%) HP
10 1 (1.49%) IBM
10 1 (1.49%) Lotus
10 1 (1.49%) NetApp
10 1 (1.49%) webMethods