The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 17 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 55 68 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.61% 8.42% 6.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.03% 8.91% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 32
Median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £650 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £43.15
% change year-on-year +27.77% +4.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 609 763 690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.31% 94.43% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 537 456
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 34
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Birmingham

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Birmingham

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Birmingham

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Birmingham

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 26 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (17.59%) Java
2 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
3 18 (16.67%) SaaS
4 17 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (14.81%) Linux
5 16 (14.81%) Finance
6 15 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (12.96%) PaaS
7 14 (12.96%) REST
8 13 (12.04%) IaaS
8 13 (12.04%) Microservices
8 13 (12.04%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (11.11%) ERP
9 12 (11.11%) API Development
10 11 (10.19%) Customer Requirements
10 11 (10.19%) Manufacturing
10 11 (10.19%) Spring
10 11 (10.19%) Billing
10 11 (10.19%) TOGAF
11 10 (9.26%) Heroku
11 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (9.26%) Red Hat
11 10 (9.26%) SOAP
11 10 (9.26%) SQL
11 10 (9.26%) Oracle
11 10 (9.26%) Presales
11 10 (9.26%) DevOps
11 10 (9.26%) Spring Boot

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 9 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (6.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.85%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.93%) Mule
4 1 (0.93%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.85%) Magento
2 2 (1.85%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.93%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP CAR
3 1 (0.93%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.93%) SAP POS DM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (16.67%) SaaS
3 15 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (12.96%) PaaS
5 13 (12.04%) IaaS
6 10 (9.26%) Heroku
6 10 (9.26%) OpenShift
7 9 (8.33%) GitHub
7 9 (8.33%) Office 365
8 3 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) LAN
1 6 (5.56%) WAN
2 5 (4.63%) LDAP
2 5 (4.63%) Network Security
3 4 (3.70%) SAN
4 3 (2.78%) 4G
4 3 (2.78%) Firewall
4 3 (2.78%) SSL
5 2 (1.85%) 3G
5 2 (1.85%) 5G
5 2 (1.85%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.85%) RFID
5 2 (1.85%) Skype
5 2 (1.85%) VoIP
5 2 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.85%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.93%) HTTP
6 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.93%) MPLS
6 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) Big Data
1 3 (2.78%) MySQL
1 3 (2.78%) SAP BW
1 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.85%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.85%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.93%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.93%) Informix
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 9 (8.33%) GitLab
2 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.93%) Subversion
2 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Billing
2 11 (10.19%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.48%) Retail
4 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.85%) Banking
5 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) REST
2 11 (10.19%) Spring
3 10 (9.26%) SOAP
3 10 (9.26%) Spring Boot
4 4 (3.70%) .NET
4 4 (3.70%) Web Services
5 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.85%) JDBC
5 2 (1.85%) Lucene
5 2 (1.85%) ODBC
5 2 (1.85%) SAML
6 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.93%) Drools
6 1 (0.93%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.93%) JPA
6 1 (0.93%) jQuery
6 1 (0.93%) WCF
6 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.56%) SCADA
3 4 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.85%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.85%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (1.85%) User Experience
5 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Digital Signage
6 1 (0.93%) IVR
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.81%) Linux
2 7 (6.48%) Windows
3 3 (2.78%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.85%) Unix
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) AIX
5 1 (0.93%) HPUX
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (12.04%) Microservices
4 12 (11.11%) API Development
4 12 (11.11%) ERP
5 11 (10.19%) Customer Requirements
5 11 (10.19%) TOGAF
6 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.26%) DevOps
6 10 (9.26%) Presales
7 9 (8.33%) API Design
7 9 (8.33%) API Integration
7 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (8.33%) ITIL
7 9 (8.33%) Migration
7 9 (8.33%) Open Source
8 7 (6.48%) E-Commerce
8 7 (6.48%) Scrum
9 6 (5.56%) Analytics
9 6 (5.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.59%) Java
2 10 (9.26%) SQL
3 3 (2.78%) C#
3 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.78%) Python
4 2 (1.85%) Perl
4 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.93%) ABAP
5 1 (0.93%) F#
5 1 (0.93%) PHP
5 1 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (3.70%) Degree
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (0.93%) CCNA
4 1 (0.93%) CCNP
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.85%) GDPR
2 2 (1.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) Basel II
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Docker
2 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.85%) SRDF
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.93%) FTK
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.04%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (9.26%) Oracle
3 10 (9.26%) Red Hat
4 9 (8.33%) Apigee
4 9 (8.33%) MuleSoft
5 7 (6.48%) IBM
5 7 (6.48%) SAP
6 5 (4.63%) VMware
7 4 (3.70%) Dell
7 4 (3.70%) EMC
7 4 (3.70%) HP
8 3 (2.78%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.78%) Cisco
8 3 (2.78%) Google
9 2 (1.85%) Brocade
9 2 (1.85%) Juniper
9 2 (1.85%) NetApp
9 2 (1.85%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.93%) BMC
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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