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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 91 93 93
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 28 25 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 1.07% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £265 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £710
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.58 -
Technical Architecture
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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
1754 1766 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.45% 75.37% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 927 590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 137 61
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.32 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% -9.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Birmingham +2 11 £438 -10.25% 1
Shropshire +1 3 £488 +14.70%
Warwickshire +1 3 £425 - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £420 -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 25 (48.08%) Oracle
2 21 (40.38%) Migration
3 20 (38.46%) Java
4 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 16 (30.77%) WebLogic
5 15 (28.85%) DataPower
5 15 (28.85%) Oracle Database
6 12 (23.08%) Pega
7 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
8 9 (17.31%) Scrum
8 9 (17.31%) WebSphere
8 9 (17.31%) Data Modelling
8 9 (17.31%) Documentum
8 9 (17.31%) IBM
8 9 (17.31%) UNIX
9 8 (15.38%) Data Integration
9 8 (15.38%) Relational Database
9 8 (15.38%) RDBMS
9 8 (15.38%) ETL
9 8 (15.38%) Data Analysis
10 7 (13.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
11 6 (11.54%) Windows
11 6 (11.54%) IBM InfoSphere
11 6 (11.54%) Data Quality
12 5 (9.62%) Open Source
12 5 (9.62%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (9.62%) Talend
12 5 (9.62%) Linux
12 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (30.77%) WebLogic
2 9 (17.31%) Documentum
2 9 (17.31%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.77%) JBoss
3 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.85%) SAP EP
5 1 (1.92%) Lync
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.92%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.85%) SAP HCM
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.85%) SAP EWM
2 2 (3.85%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (3.85%) SAP CO
2 2 (3.85%) SAP QM
3 1 (1.92%) SAP APO
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) Oracle Database
2 8 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 8 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 6 (11.54%) IBM InfoSphere
4 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.69%) DataStage
6 2 (3.85%) QualityStage
6 2 (3.85%) DB2
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.92%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.92%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.92%) SAP BI
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.92%) QlikView
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (61.54%) Architect
2 13 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 10 (19.23%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (17.31%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (13.46%) Consultant
6 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Integration Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Developer
8 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle HR Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Leader
9 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Architect
9 2 (3.85%) SAP Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
10 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Specialist
10 1 (1.92%) CRM Consultant
10 1 (1.92%) Technical Consultant
10 1 (1.92%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (7.69%) Middleware
2 4 (7.69%) Spring
2 4 (7.69%) XML
3 3 (5.77%) JMS
3 3 (5.77%) JSP
3 3 (5.77%) Servlets
3 3 (5.77%) Struts
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
4 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) .NET
4 2 (3.85%) SAP PI
4 2 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.92%) WPF
5 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) DataPower
2 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
3 8 (15.38%) Data Integration
4 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.85%) User Experience
7 1 (1.92%) iPad
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle Exalytics
7 1 (1.92%) Data Conversion
7 1 (1.92%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) UNIX
2 6 (11.54%) Windows
3 5 (9.62%) Linux
4 4 (7.69%) AIX
4 4 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Migration
2 9 (17.31%) Scrum
2 9 (17.31%) Data Modelling
3 8 (15.38%) ETL
3 8 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
5 5 (9.62%) Open Source
5 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.62%) Data Management
5 5 (9.62%) Workflow
6 4 (7.69%) Information Management
6 4 (7.69%) OO
6 4 (7.69%) CRM
6 4 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (7.69%) Master Data Management
7 3 (5.77%) Data Mapping
7 3 (5.77%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) MVC
8 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) Java
2 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.62%) SQL
4 2 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
3 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (7.69%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) Oracle
2 12 (23.08%) Pega
3 9 (17.31%) IBM
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.62%) Talend
5 3 (5.77%) Netezza
5 3 (5.77%) Vitria
5 3 (5.77%) BEA
5 3 (5.77%) SAP
6 2 (3.85%) Cognos
6 2 (3.85%) Sybase
6 2 (3.85%) Informatica
7 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.92%) Tableau
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