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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 128 77 95
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +18
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 21 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.66% 1.63% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 2.15% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 11
Median daily rate £545 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £408 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £536 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.58 - £41.58
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
2604 1810 1864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.12% 75.61% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1587 1110 992
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 83 135
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.06 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 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 -27 10 £550 +12.82%
Birmingham -16 4 - - 1
Walsall 0 3 £545 -
Coventry -13 1 £538 +29.51%
Warwickshire -14 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 20 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 20 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 17 (42.50%) Cloudera
2 17 (42.50%) REST
2 17 (42.50%) Data Architecture
2 17 (42.50%) Hadoop
2 17 (42.50%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (42.50%) Data Structures
3 16 (40.00%) SAS
3 16 (40.00%) Pentaho
3 16 (40.00%) VMware
4 14 (35.00%) Data Integration
4 14 (35.00%) Cloudera CDH
5 13 (32.50%) Platfora
6 11 (27.50%) R
7 8 (20.00%) Java
8 7 (17.50%) Oracle
8 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
8 7 (17.50%) WebLogic
8 7 (17.50%) XML
8 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (15.00%) Spring
9 6 (15.00%) Pega
9 6 (15.00%) OO
9 6 (15.00%) JBoss
9 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
9 6 (15.00%) Client/Server
9 6 (15.00%) JMS
9 6 (15.00%) N-Tier
9 6 (15.00%) HTML

Technical Architecture
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 16 (40.00%) SAS
2 7 (17.50%) WebLogic
3 6 (15.00%) JBoss
3 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.50%) MS Project
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) LAN
1 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 20 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 17 (42.50%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (42.50%) Hadoop
3 16 (40.00%) Pentaho
4 14 (35.00%) Cloudera CDH
5 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (15.00%) DB2
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) CANoe
1 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.00%) Billing
2 1 (2.50%) Automotive
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (75.00%) Architect
2 14 (35.00%) Technical Architect
3 12 (30.00%) Hadoop Architect
4 8 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (15.00%) Lead Architect
5 6 (15.00%) Systems Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Head of Infrastructure
6 2 (5.00%) Head of Portfolio Management
6 2 (5.00%) Head of Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Head of Service Management
6 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Project Portfolio Manager
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) SAP WM Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Technical Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (42.50%) REST
2 7 (17.50%) XML
3 6 (15.00%) CSS
3 6 (15.00%) HTML
3 6 (15.00%) JMS
3 6 (15.00%) JSP
3 6 (15.00%) Middleware
3 6 (15.00%) Servlets
3 6 (15.00%) Spring
3 6 (15.00%) Struts
3 6 (15.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) AppFabric
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) WebCenter
4 1 (2.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (42.50%) Data Structures
2 14 (35.00%) Data Integration
3 6 (15.00%) Client/Server
3 6 (15.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) IVR
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) NHS
5 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Data Architecture
2 7 (17.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (15.00%) MVC
3 6 (15.00%) OO
3 6 (15.00%) SDLC
3 6 (15.00%) Workflow
4 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 4 (10.00%) Project Management
5 3 (7.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.50%) Use Case
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) CRM
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (5.00%) SOA
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) R
2 8 (20.00%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) ABAP
5 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) XenApp
1 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Cloudera
2 16 (40.00%) VMware
3 13 (32.50%) Platfora
4 7 (17.50%) Oracle
5 6 (15.00%) BEA
5 6 (15.00%) IBM
5 6 (15.00%) Pega
5 6 (15.00%) Sybase
5 6 (15.00%) Vitria
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) Syclo
7 1 (2.50%) Avaya
7 1 (2.50%) Remedy
7 1 (2.50%) Sun