Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 15 20
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 95 133 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.06% 8.85% 6.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.39% 9.20% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 66 79
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £413 £422 £405
90th Percentile £740 £675 £655
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £15.50 £33.55
% change year-on-year +98.39% -53.80% -16.13%

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 1486 1446 1314
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 96.27% 95.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1053 926 821
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £210
90th Percentile £525 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.83% -11.76% +5.07%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (15.79%) ERP
3 15 (15.79%) Presales
4 12 (12.63%) REST
5 11 (11.58%) SaaS
5 11 (11.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (11.58%) Java
5 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
6 10 (10.53%) SOAP
6 10 (10.53%) LAN
6 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (10.53%) Retail
7 9 (9.47%) Open Source
7 9 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (9.47%) Linux
7 9 (9.47%) SQL
7 9 (9.47%) Migration
7 9 (9.47%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (9.47%) Microservices
8 8 (8.42%) ITIL
8 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
9 7 (7.37%) WAN
9 7 (7.37%) Windows
9 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
9 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
9 7 (7.37%) PaaS
9 7 (7.37%) TOGAF
9 7 (7.37%) Data 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 5 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.11%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.11%) WordPress
5 1 (1.05%) Anypoint
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.05%) CMS
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.58%) SaaS
3 9 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (7.37%) PaaS
5 6 (6.32%) Heroku
5 6 (6.32%) IaaS
5 6 (6.32%) Office 365
6 5 (5.26%) GitHub
6 5 (5.26%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) LAN
2 7 (7.37%) WAN
3 4 (4.21%) Firewall
3 4 (4.21%) SAN
3 4 (4.21%) VPN
4 3 (3.16%) 3G
4 3 (3.16%) 4G
4 3 (3.16%) 5G
4 3 (3.16%) Bluetooth
4 3 (3.16%) DHCP
4 3 (3.16%) DNS
4 3 (3.16%) Hyperconnected
4 3 (3.16%) LDAP
4 3 (3.16%) RFID
4 3 (3.16%) SMS
4 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.16%) ZigBee
4 3 (3.16%) Z-Wave
5 2 (2.11%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.21%) Big Data
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.11%) EDRMS
5 2 (2.11%) MySQL
5 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.05%) DB2
6 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Bitbucket
1 5 (5.26%) GitLab
2 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) DbUnit
3 1 (1.05%) ERwin
3 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.05%) jMock
3 1 (1.05%) JUnit
3 1 (1.05%) Maven
3 1 (1.05%) Mockito
3 1 (1.05%) SonarQube
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Retail
3 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.26%) Billing
4 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.11%) Advertising
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Marketing
6 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) REST
2 10 (10.53%) SOAP
3 6 (6.32%) Spring
3 6 (6.32%) Spring Boot
4 5 (5.26%) .NET
5 4 (4.21%) Web Services
6 3 (3.16%) HTML
6 3 (3.16%) RESTful
6 3 (3.16%) XML
7 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.11%) J2EE
7 2 (2.11%) jQuery
7 2 (2.11%) Lucene
7 2 (2.11%) Middleware
8 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.05%) CSS
8 1 (1.05%) Java EE
8 1 (1.05%) JSON
8 1 (1.05%) Visualforce
8 1 (1.05%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.21%) SCADA
3 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) PKI
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
4 2 (2.11%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.05%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.47%) Linux
2 7 (7.37%) Windows
3 4 (4.21%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) AIX
5 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Solaris
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.79%) ERP
1 15 (15.79%) Presales
2 11 (11.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (9.47%) Microservices
4 9 (9.47%) Migration
4 9 (9.47%) Open Source
5 8 (8.42%) ITIL
6 7 (7.37%) Data Management
6 7 (7.37%) TOGAF
7 6 (6.32%) API Design
7 6 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.32%) Data Migration
7 6 (6.32%) DevOps
7 6 (6.32%) Master Data Management
8 5 (5.26%) API Development
8 5 (5.26%) API Integration
8 5 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (5.26%) Data Integration
8 5 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) Java
2 9 (9.47%) SQL
3 4 (4.21%) C#
3 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.16%) Perl
4 3 (3.16%) Python
5 2 (2.11%) C
5 2 (2.11%) PHP
6 1 (1.05%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (4.21%) Degree
1 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.11%) CCIE
2 2 (2.11%) CCNP
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.11%) MCSA
2 2 (2.11%) MCSE
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.16%) GDPR
3 2 (2.11%) COBIT
4 1 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) Docker
3 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) vSphere
4 2 (2.11%) XenApp
4 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.05%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.05%) OpenDJ
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.05%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.05%) FTK
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.05%) SCCM
2 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.47%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.32%) MuleSoft
4 6 (6.32%) VMware
5 5 (5.26%) Apigee
5 5 (5.26%) Cisco
6 4 (4.21%) Juniper
7 3 (3.16%) Citrix
7 3 (3.16%) IBM
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle
7 3 (3.16%) SAP
7 3 (3.16%) Sigfox
7 3 (3.16%) Sophos
7 3 (3.16%) Sun
8 2 (2.11%) AppSense
8 2 (2.11%) Veeam
9 1 (1.05%) Mitel
9 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds