Period
to 19 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 24 16
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 112 101 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.09% 6.80% 7.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.40% 7.15% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 86 63
Birmingham median daily rate £563 £550 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.84% +2.00%
10th Percentile £463 £413 £408
90th Percentile £691 £681 £675
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £193.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 - £30.34

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 1,334 1,412 1,345
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 95.02% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 948 953
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £204 £175 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £522
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 51 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.52% -1.97%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.75 £8.39
90th Percentile £52.50 £35.00 £39.43
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year +3.23% -4.34% +8.02%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019, 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 58 (51.79%) Azure
2 40 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (26.79%) Microsoft
4 27 (24.11%) TOGAF
5 24 (21.43%) Migration
6 21 (18.75%) Finance
6 21 (18.75%) ITIL
6 21 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
7 20 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (14.29%) SQL
8 16 (14.29%) Public Sector
9 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 13 (11.61%) Office 365
11 12 (10.71%) SaaS
11 12 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 12 (10.71%) Active Directory
11 12 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
12 11 (9.82%) Internet
12 11 (9.82%) Project Management
13 10 (8.93%) XML
13 10 (8.93%) SharePoint
13 10 (8.93%) Scrum
13 10 (8.93%) JSON
13 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Intune
13 10 (8.93%) Blockchain
13 10 (8.93%) Dynamics 365
13 10 (8.93%) Sparx
13 10 (8.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 9 (8.04%) Data Centre
14 9 (8.04%) Agile Project Management

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 10 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.36%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (8.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 9 (8.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.68%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.89%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 58 (51.79%) Azure
2 13 (11.61%) Office 365
3 12 (10.71%) SaaS
4 10 (8.93%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (7.14%) AWS
6 6 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (4.46%) OneDrive
7 5 (4.46%) PaaS
8 4 (3.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (3.57%) Mimecast
8 4 (3.57%) Power Platform
9 3 (2.68%) Azure Functions
9 3 (2.68%) IaaS
9 3 (2.68%) PowerApps
9 3 (2.68%) Serverless
10 2 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.89%) GCP
11 1 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.82%) Internet
2 8 (7.14%) ICMP
2 8 (7.14%) SNMP
2 8 (7.14%) Telnet
2 8 (7.14%) WAN
3 6 (5.36%) Firewall
3 6 (5.36%) LAN
3 6 (5.36%) Skype
4 3 (2.68%) VoIP
5 2 (1.79%) Softphone
5 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.89%) DAB
6 1 (0.89%) MPLS
6 1 (0.89%) Network Security
6 1 (0.89%) PBX
6 1 (0.89%) SAN
6 1 (0.89%) VPN
6 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.93%) Blockchain
2 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.79%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.89%) Power BI
4 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) JIRA
2 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (18.75%) Finance
2 16 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.46%) Automotive
3 5 (4.46%) Legal
3 5 (4.46%) Retail
4 3 (2.68%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Local Government
4 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.79%) Games
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.89%) Electronics
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) JSON
1 10 (8.93%) XML
2 9 (8.04%) .NET
3 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.68%) CSS
4 3 (2.68%) HTML
4 3 (2.68%) Web Services
5 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.79%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (0.89%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.89%) jQuery
6 1 (0.89%) Middleware
6 1 (0.89%) REST
6 1 (0.89%) RESTful
6 1 (0.89%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.89%) SOAP
6 1 (0.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Data Centre
1 9 (8.04%) Robotics
2 6 (5.36%) Internet of Things
2 6 (5.36%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.46%) PKI
4 4 (3.57%) CMDB
4 4 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.57%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.79%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.89%) PMI
6 1 (0.89%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.36%) Windows
2 5 (4.46%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.89%) Linux
3 1 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.11%) TOGAF
3 24 (21.43%) Migration
4 21 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 21 (18.75%) ITIL
5 20 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 12 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
8 11 (9.82%) Project Management
9 10 (8.93%) Scrum
10 9 (8.04%) Agile Project Management
10 9 (8.04%) CRM
11 8 (7.14%) Analytics
11 8 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.25%) DevOps
13 6 (5.36%) Identity Access Management
13 6 (5.36%) ITIL V3
13 6 (5.36%) Presales
14 5 (4.46%) Microservices
14 5 (4.46%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.29%) SQL
2 8 (7.14%) C#
2 8 (7.14%) VBA
3 4 (3.57%) C
3 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.79%) Java
6 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.57%) CISSP
2 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) MCSE
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.68%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.79%) Degree
4 2 (1.79%) MCSD
4 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) CCIE
5 1 (0.89%) CCNA
5 1 (0.89%) CEH
5 1 (0.89%) CISA
5 1 (0.89%) CISM
5 1 (0.89%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.89%) CRISC
5 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.36%) NIST
3 4 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.89%) COBIT
4 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.89%) GPG13
4 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.79%) vCloud
5 1 (0.89%) Docker
5 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (7.14%) WMI
3 7 (6.25%) SCCM
4 4 (3.57%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.57%) Terraform
5 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.79%) Puppet
6 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.89%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.89%) QRadar
Vendors
1 30 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.93%) Sparx
3 9 (8.04%) VMware
4 6 (5.36%) SAP
5 4 (3.57%) Cisco
5 4 (3.57%) Forcepoint
6 2 (1.79%) Citrix
6 2 (1.79%) IBM
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle
7 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.89%) Cognos
7 1 (0.89%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.89%) Intel
7 1 (0.89%) McAfee
7 1 (0.89%) Sencha
7 1 (0.89%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.89%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.89%) Sonus
7 1 (0.89%) Splunk
7 1 (0.89%) Symantec