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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architecture
England / West Midlands
Rank 120 102 89
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 5 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.67% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.82% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 10
Median daily rate £500 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £750 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £46.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
- +139.93%

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
1909 1954 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.24% 81.48% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 1058 939
Median daily rate £417 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 66 95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 £11.08 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.65 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Coventry - 3 £500 - 1
Shropshire +12 1 £500 +42.85%
Solihull - 1 - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 11 (34.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (34.38%) SAP
2 9 (28.13%) Project Management
3 8 (25.00%) IBM
3 8 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (21.88%) Java
5 6 (18.75%) Migration
5 6 (18.75%) ABAP
5 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
6 5 (15.63%) Syclo
6 5 (15.63%) WFM
6 5 (15.63%) Use Case
6 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
6 5 (15.63%) SAP WM
7 4 (12.50%) Finance
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.50%) .NET
8 3 (9.38%) Oracle
8 3 (9.38%) C#
8 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
8 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
8 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (9.38%) Workflow
8 3 (9.38%) MVC
8 3 (9.38%) Intranet
8 3 (9.38%) LAN
8 3 (9.38%) WAN
8 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
9 2 (6.25%) Pega

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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) Documentum
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) SAP WM
2 2 (6.25%) SAP MM
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.13%) SAP HR
3 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Intranet
1 3 (9.38%) LAN
1 3 (9.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SAP HANA
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.13%) HBase
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Architect
2 11 (34.38%) Technical Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Consultant
3 7 (21.88%) IBM Technical Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Management Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Applications Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (6.25%) SAP Architect
6 2 (6.25%) SAP HANA Architect
6 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Data Migration Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) SAP WM Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) ADO.NET
3 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
3 2 (6.25%) jQuery
3 2 (6.25%) LINQ
3 2 (6.25%) NHibernate
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) EDIFACT
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) Middleware
4 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (28.13%) Project Management
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
4 5 (15.63%) Use Case
4 5 (15.63%) WFM
5 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.38%) MVC
5 3 (9.38%) Workflow
6 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.25%) Database Optimisation
6 2 (6.25%) DevOps
6 2 (6.25%) Low Latency
6 2 (6.25%) Memory Management
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.25%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) ABAP
3 3 (9.38%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) SAP
2 8 (25.00%) IBM
3 5 (15.63%) Syclo
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) Pega
7 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) Cisco
7 1 (3.13%) Cloudera
7 1 (3.13%) Cognos
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (3.13%) Intel
7 1 (3.13%) NetApp
7 1 (3.13%) VMware
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