Period
to 4 June 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 14 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 61 110 116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 9.38% 8.46% 7.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.12% 8.89% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 70 73
Median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +7.32%
10th Percentile £500 £463 £440
90th Percentile £734 £690 £675
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £575 £539
% change year-on-year -4.35% +6.73% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 603 1,237 1,418
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 95.15% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 861 944
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £179 £213 £213
90th Percentile £591 £575 £574
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 47
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% +13.73% +5.52%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -9.49%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Birmingham

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Architect in Birmingham

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in Birmingham over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in Birmingham

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Architect in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 31 (50.82%) Azure
2 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
3 12 (19.67%) .NET
3 12 (19.67%) Security Architecture
4 11 (18.03%) CISSP
4 11 (18.03%) Migration
4 11 (18.03%) Case Management
5 10 (16.39%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (16.39%) Data Architecture
6 9 (14.75%) SQL
6 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
6 9 (14.75%) Risk Management
6 9 (14.75%) Information Security
7 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (11.48%) Windows
8 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
8 7 (11.48%) GIAC
8 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
8 7 (11.48%) Finance
8 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
8 7 (11.48%) Information Assurance
8 7 (11.48%) IT Strategy
9 6 (9.84%) IT Audit
9 6 (9.84%) Regulatory Compliance
9 6 (9.84%) Decision-Making
9 6 (9.84%) NIST 800
9 6 (9.84%) Power Platform
9 6 (9.84%) NIST
9 6 (9.84%) Architectural Design

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 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.28%) CMS
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.64%) Apache
3 1 (1.64%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.64%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 31 (50.82%) Azure
2 10 (16.39%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (9.84%) Power Platform
4 5 (8.20%) PaaS
5 4 (6.56%) AWS
6 3 (4.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.92%) IaaS
6 3 (4.92%) Logic Apps
6 3 (4.92%) Office 365
7 2 (3.28%) PowerApps
7 2 (3.28%) SaaS
8 1 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.64%) G Suite
8 1 (1.64%) GCP
8 1 (1.64%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (3.28%) Skype
1 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
1 2 (3.28%) VoIP
1 2 (3.28%) VPN
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.64%) Network Security
2 1 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.64%) SMS
2 1 (1.64%) SSL
2 1 (1.64%) VSAN
2 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.20%) Power BI
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.28%) MySQL
4 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) Big Data
5 1 (1.64%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.64%) GIS
5 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Charles Proxy
1 1 (1.64%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.64%) JIRA
1 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Automotive
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.92%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.64%) Military
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (6.56%) JSON
2 4 (6.56%) XML
3 2 (3.28%) OAuth
3 2 (3.28%) SAML
3 2 (3.28%) Web Services
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.64%) HTML
4 1 (1.64%) jQuery
4 1 (1.64%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.64%) LDAP
4 1 (1.64%) OpenID
4 1 (1.64%) REST
4 1 (1.64%) RESTful
4 1 (1.64%) Servlets
4 1 (1.64%) SOAP
4 1 (1.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.64%) PKI
3 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.64%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.64%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Security Architecture
2 11 (18.03%) Case Management
2 11 (18.03%) Migration
3 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.39%) Data Architecture
4 9 (14.75%) Information Security
4 9 (14.75%) Risk Management
5 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (11.48%) Information Assurance
6 7 (11.48%) IT Strategy
7 6 (9.84%) Architectural Design
7 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
7 6 (9.84%) Decision-Making
7 6 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (9.84%) ETL
7 6 (9.84%) Information Security Management
7 6 (9.84%) IT Audit
7 6 (9.84%) Regulatory Compliance
7 6 (9.84%) Security Management
8 5 (8.20%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) C#
2 4 (6.56%) Java
2 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.28%) Python
3 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) CISSP
2 7 (11.48%) GIAC
2 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.28%) CCIE
5 2 (3.28%) CCIE Collaboration
5 2 (3.28%) CCNP
5 2 (3.28%) CISM
5 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.64%) CCSP
6 1 (1.64%) CEH
6 1 (1.64%) MCSA
6 1 (1.64%) MCSE
6 1 (1.64%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) COBIT
1 6 (9.84%) NIST
1 6 (9.84%) NIST 800
2 4 (6.56%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) NCSC
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) Docker
3 1 (1.64%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.64%) OpenDJ
3 1 (1.64%) OpenIDM
3 1 (1.64%) vCloud
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.64%) QRadar
2 1 (1.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
3 4 (6.56%) IBM
3 4 (6.56%) VMware
4 2 (3.28%) Cadence
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco
4 2 (3.28%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.64%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.64%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.64%) Sparx
5 1 (1.64%) Splunk
5 1 (1.64%) WALLIX