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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 125 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -8
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 24 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.74% 1.27% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.63% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 30
Median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £378 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £471 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-49.89% +86.66%
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
2645 1961 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.64% 78.07% 74.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1571 1134 1014
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 100 114
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Warwickshire -7 5 £488 +21.87%
Shropshire -26 4 £495 +32.00%
Staffordshire - 4 £325 -
Coventry -10 3 £425 -2.29%
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 16 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 16 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 13 (32.50%) IBM
3 11 (27.50%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (27.50%) SAS
3 11 (27.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (27.50%) VMware
3 11 (27.50%) Data Structures
3 11 (27.50%) Platfora
3 11 (27.50%) Cloudera CDH
3 11 (27.50%) Data Architecture
3 11 (27.50%) Pentaho
3 11 (27.50%) Hadoop
3 11 (27.50%) REST
3 11 (27.50%) Cloudera
4 10 (25.00%) R
5 9 (22.50%) Data Integration
5 9 (22.50%) Project Management
6 8 (20.00%) Workflow
6 8 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (20.00%) IBM InfoSphere
7 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
7 7 (17.50%) Pega
7 7 (17.50%) Middleware
7 7 (17.50%) Oracle
7 7 (17.50%) Java
8 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (15.00%) SQL
8 6 (15.00%) HTML
8 6 (15.00%) SQL Server

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 11 (27.50%) SAS
2 6 (15.00%) JBoss
2 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (15.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
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 MM
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) IaaS
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) LAN
1 4 (10.00%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 16 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (27.50%) Cloudera CDH
2 11 (27.50%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (27.50%) Hadoop
2 11 (27.50%) Pentaho
3 8 (20.00%) IBM InfoSphere
4 6 (15.00%) DB2
4 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (77.50%) Architect
2 16 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 8 (20.00%) Hadoop Architect
4 7 (17.50%) IBM Technical Architect
5 6 (15.00%) Lead Architect
5 6 (15.00%) Systems Architect
6 5 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (5.00%) Data Architect
8 2 (5.00%) SAP Architect
8 2 (5.00%) SAP HANA Architect
8 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.00%) Wintel Architect
8 2 (5.00%) Wintel Technical Architect
9 1 (2.50%) Designer
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle Architect
9 1 (2.50%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) REST
2 7 (17.50%) Middleware
3 6 (15.00%) CSS
3 6 (15.00%) HTML
3 6 (15.00%) JMS
3 6 (15.00%) JSP
3 6 (15.00%) Servlets
3 6 (15.00%) Spring
3 6 (15.00%) Struts
3 6 (15.00%) Web Services
3 6 (15.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Data Structures
2 9 (22.50%) Data Integration
3 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
4 6 (15.00%) Client/Server
4 6 (15.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.50%) IVR
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Data Architecture
1 11 (27.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (22.50%) Project Management
3 8 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (20.00%) Workflow
4 6 (15.00%) MVC
4 6 (15.00%) OO
4 6 (15.00%) SDLC
5 4 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.00%) Quality Management
7 2 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.50%) CRM
8 1 (2.50%) Process Management
8 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) R
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) XenApp
1 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) IBM
2 11 (27.50%) Cloudera
2 11 (27.50%) Platfora
2 11 (27.50%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 7 (17.50%) Pega
4 6 (15.00%) BEA
4 6 (15.00%) Sybase
4 6 (15.00%) Vitria
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Avaya
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.50%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) Sun