The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 93 93 102
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 23 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.78% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.10% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £430 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -16.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £469 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Technical Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1832 1544 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.56% 70.47% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 794 625
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 118
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £10.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture across the West Midlands region.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture across the West Midlands region.

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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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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
Warwickshire -3 6 £350 -26.31%
Birmingham -9 5 £475 +18.75%
Walsall -1 1 - -
Coventry -2 1 £425 +4.93% 2
Shropshire - - - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture.

1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
2 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
3 14 (29.79%) Migration
4 13 (27.66%) SQL
4 13 (27.66%) Java
5 12 (25.53%) XML
6 11 (23.40%) Web Services
6 11 (23.40%) MVC
7 10 (21.28%) CSS
7 10 (21.28%) HTML
7 10 (21.28%) WebLogic
7 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (19.15%) User Experience
8 9 (19.15%) Pega
8 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
8 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (17.02%) Ajax
9 8 (17.02%) Taxonomies
9 8 (17.02%) Blog
9 8 (17.02%) Drupal
9 8 (17.02%) PHP5
9 8 (17.02%) jQuery
9 8 (17.02%) Time Management
9 8 (17.02%) LAMP
9 8 (17.02%) Middleware
9 8 (17.02%) Apache
9 8 (17.02%) IIS
9 8 (17.02%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (21.28%) WebLogic
2 8 (17.02%) IIS
2 8 (17.02%) Apache
2 8 (17.02%) Drupal
3 6 (12.77%) Documentum
4 4 (8.51%) MQSeries
4 4 (8.51%) WebSphere
5 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.38%) JBoss
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle HRMS
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) FTP
2 3 (6.38%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) SMTP
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
3 8 (17.02%) MySQL
4 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (10.64%) Relational Database
6 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.26%) DB2
7 2 (4.26%) QualityStage
7 2 (4.26%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.13%) PowerCenter
8 1 (2.13%) QlikView
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.13%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Maven
1 1 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.38%) Automotive
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (65.96%) Architect
2 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Architect
2 10 (21.28%) Technical Architect
3 9 (19.15%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle HR Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) ETL Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) OBIEE Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Java Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) XML
2 11 (23.40%) Web Services
3 10 (21.28%) HTML
3 10 (21.28%) CSS
4 8 (17.02%) Middleware
4 8 (17.02%) LAMP
4 8 (17.02%) Ajax
4 8 (17.02%) jQuery
5 6 (12.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 6 (12.77%) .NET
6 4 (8.51%) EDI
6 4 (8.51%) Spring
7 3 (6.38%) JMS
7 3 (6.38%) Struts
7 3 (6.38%) JSP
7 3 (6.38%) Servlets
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.13%) WCF
9 1 (2.13%) WPF
9 1 (2.13%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (19.15%) User Experience
3 8 (17.02%) Social Media
3 8 (17.02%) Taxonomies
3 8 (17.02%) Blog
4 6 (12.77%) DataPower
5 4 (8.51%) Mainframe
6 3 (6.38%) N-Tier
6 3 (6.38%) Data Integration
7 2 (4.26%) CESG
7 2 (4.26%) Data Extraction
7 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
8 1 (2.13%) IVR
8 1 (2.13%) Data Conversion
8 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) UNIX
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) AIX
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Migration
2 11 (23.40%) MVC
3 8 (17.02%) Time Management
3 8 (17.02%) Web Application Development
4 6 (12.77%) ETL
4 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.51%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) OO
5 4 (8.51%) Workflow
5 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.51%) TOGAF
6 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) CRM
6 3 (6.38%) Data Mapping
6 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.26%) Change Control
7 2 (4.26%) Inmon Methodology
7 2 (4.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
2 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 13 (27.66%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) PHP
3 8 (17.02%) PHP5
4 4 (8.51%) C
4 4 (8.51%) Pascal
4 4 (8.51%) VB
5 2 (4.26%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.15%) Pega
4 7 (14.89%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (12.77%) IBM
6 5 (10.64%) SAP
7 3 (6.38%) BEA
7 3 (6.38%) Vitria
8 2 (4.26%) Netezza
8 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.26%) Cognos
8 2 (4.26%) Sybase
9 1 (2.13%) Informatica
9 1 (2.13%) Talend