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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 67 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 54 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.13% 0.74% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 1.08% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 9 15
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£425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -
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
1721 1384 1509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.78% 68.48% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 768 780
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 58 114
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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
Warwickshire - 16 £425 - 2
Birmingham +4 14 £438 +36.71% 4
Shropshire -7 8 £350 -19.54%
Staffordshire 0 6 £375 +25.00%
Walsall - 3 £428 -
Coventry - 1 £475 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Technical Architecture
England

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 (32.47%) .NET
2 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
4 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (22.08%) C#
5 16 (20.78%) CRM
5 16 (20.78%) TOGAF
5 16 (20.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (18.18%) SAP
7 13 (16.88%) Java
7 13 (16.88%) SQL
7 13 (16.88%) Dynamics CRM
8 12 (15.58%) Middleware
8 12 (15.58%) Oracle
8 12 (15.58%) SOAP
8 12 (15.58%) Silverlight
9 11 (14.29%) iPad
9 11 (14.29%) Web Services
9 11 (14.29%) XML
9 11 (14.29%) CSS
9 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 11 (14.29%) HTML
9 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 11 (14.29%) MVC
10 10 (12.99%) jQuery
10 10 (12.99%) Ajax
10 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
11 9 (11.69%) Project Planning
11 9 (11.69%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 7 (9.09%) IIS
1 7 (9.09%) Apache
1 7 (9.09%) Drupal
2 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.19%) CMS
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (3.90%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.30%) TPMS
6 1 (1.30%) CICS
6 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (10.39%) SAP SD
3 5 (6.49%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) WAN
2 6 (7.79%) Internet
3 5 (6.49%) LAN
4 4 (5.19%) Firewall
5 3 (3.90%) FTP
6 2 (2.60%) VoIP
7 1 (1.30%) SMTP
7 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.30%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (10.39%) MySQL
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.60%) DB2
4 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.30%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Toad
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.90%) Ant
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Automotive
2 4 (5.19%) General Ledger
3 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (61.04%) Architect
2 18 (23.38%) Technical Architect
3 12 (15.58%) Consultant
4 8 (10.39%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (10.39%) Integration Architect
4 8 (10.39%) Enterprise Architect
5 6 (7.79%) Developer
5 6 (7.79%) CRM Consultant
5 6 (7.79%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Consultant
6 5 (6.49%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.19%) CRM Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.19%) Chief Technical Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Chief Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.47%) .NET
2 12 (15.58%) SOAP
2 12 (15.58%) Middleware
2 12 (15.58%) Silverlight
3 11 (14.29%) HTML
3 11 (14.29%) CSS
3 11 (14.29%) Web Services
3 11 (14.29%) XML
4 10 (12.99%) Ajax
4 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
4 10 (12.99%) jQuery
5 8 (10.39%) WPF
6 7 (9.09%) RESTful
6 7 (9.09%) LAMP
7 5 (6.49%) REST
8 3 (3.90%) PhoneGap
8 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.90%) HTML5
8 3 (3.90%) JSON
8 3 (3.90%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.29%) iPad
3 9 (11.69%) User Experience
4 8 (10.39%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (9.09%) Taxonomies
5 7 (9.09%) Social Media
5 7 (9.09%) Blog
6 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
7 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.60%) CESG
8 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.60%) Data Extraction
9 1 (1.30%) DataPower
9 1 (1.30%) Open Source
9 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Android
2 3 (3.90%) UNIX
2 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.60%) AIX
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.30%) HPUX
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.78%) TOGAF
2 16 (20.78%) Enterprise Architecture
2 16 (20.78%) CRM
3 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 11 (14.29%) MVC
4 9 (11.69%) SOA
4 9 (11.69%) Project Planning
4 9 (11.69%) Mentoring
5 8 (10.39%) Integration Testing
5 8 (10.39%) Scrum
6 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.09%) Time Management
6 7 (9.09%) Web Application Development
7 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
7 6 (7.79%) Security Architecture
8 5 (6.49%) Network Management
8 5 (6.49%) Analytics
8 5 (6.49%) UML
8 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) C#
2 13 (16.88%) Java
2 13 (16.88%) SQL
3 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.09%) PHP
4 7 (9.09%) PHP5
5 3 (3.90%) VB
5 3 (3.90%) C
5 3 (3.90%) Pascal
6 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.49%) ISSAP
3 4 (5.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) CITP
4 1 (1.30%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.30%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
1 4 (5.19%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.18%) SAP
3 12 (15.58%) Oracle
4 7 (9.09%) IBM
5 6 (7.79%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (6.49%) CA
7 3 (3.90%) Sencha
8 2 (2.60%) Sybase
9 1 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.30%) Vitria
9 1 (1.30%) BEA
9 1 (1.30%) Pega