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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Architecture
Rank 129 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 12 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.63% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.84% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 12
Median daily rate £550 £488 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £425 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year
- +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.50 -
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
2311 2032 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.64% 75.88% 74.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1233 925
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 103 100
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.80 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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 6 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 - 4 £543 -
Birmingham -4 3 £525 +10.52% 3
Warwickshire -2 1 £410 -3.52%
Coventry -5 1 £600 +41.17% 1
Solihull - 1 £625 -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 11 (26.19%) Project Management
2 10 (23.81%) Data Architecture
3 9 (21.43%) Programme Management
3 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 7 (16.67%) SAP
4 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (16.67%) VMware
4 7 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 7 (16.67%) REST
4 7 (16.67%) Cloudera
4 7 (16.67%) Data Structures
5 6 (14.29%) Pentaho
5 6 (14.29%) Data Integration
5 6 (14.29%) SOA
5 6 (14.29%) SAS
5 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.90%) Windows
6 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
6 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
7 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
7 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (9.52%) Office 365
7 4 (9.52%) SAP Basis
7 4 (9.52%) SAP PI
7 4 (9.52%) C#
7 4 (9.52%) .NET
7 4 (9.52%) UML
7 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
7 4 (9.52%) ITIL
7 4 (9.52%) SharePoint

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 6 (14.29%) SAS
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.38%) MS Project
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Heroku
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) LAN
1 2 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.38%) ICMP
2 1 (2.38%) IKE
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) IPv4
2 1 (2.38%) SNMP
2 1 (2.38%) SSH
2 1 (2.38%) Telnet
2 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 6 (14.29%) Pentaho
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
4 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
4 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) CANoe
2 1 (2.38%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (9.52%) Publishing
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Architect
2 13 (30.95%) Technical Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Head of Infrastructure
4 5 (11.90%) Hadoop Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Lead Architect
5 4 (9.52%) SAP Architect
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Architect
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Technical Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Office 365 Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Service Manager
6 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Architect
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Head of Portfolio Management
7 2 (4.76%) Head of Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Portfolio Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Project Portfolio Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) REST
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) Middleware
2 4 (9.52%) SAP Basis
2 4 (9.52%) SAP PI
3 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.38%) Apache CXF
4 1 (2.38%) AppFabric
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) RESTful
4 1 (2.38%) SOAP
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) WebCenter
4 1 (2.38%) XML
4 1 (2.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 6 (14.29%) Data Integration
3 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Project Management
2 10 (23.81%) Data Architecture
3 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 9 (21.43%) Programme Management
4 6 (14.29%) SOA
5 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
6 4 (9.52%) EAI
6 4 (9.52%) ITIL
6 4 (9.52%) UML
7 3 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) Content Enrichment
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) OO
7 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.14%) Use Case
8 2 (4.76%) Internal Audit
8 2 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (4.76%) Security Architecture
8 2 (4.76%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) C#
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) ABAP
3 2 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) R
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Cloudera
1 7 (16.67%) SAP
1 7 (16.67%) VMware
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) IBM
4 3 (7.14%) Platfora
5 2 (4.76%) Syclo
6 1 (2.38%) Avaya
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) Pega
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) Sun
6 1 (2.38%) Talend