The median contractor rate for a Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 12 29 10
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 64 31 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 10.02% 4.83% 9.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.42% 5.10% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 29
Median daily rate £500 £508 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £413 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £675 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £522 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £53.75 £43.50
% change year-on-year -21.39% +23.56%  

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 614 608 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.09% 94.70% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 376 413
Median daily rate £400 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 24
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Birmingham

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 48 (35.04%) Microsoft
2 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (23.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (21.17%) SharePoint
5 23 (16.79%) CRM
6 22 (16.06%) Finance
7 20 (14.60%) Dynamics CRM
8 19 (13.87%) Migration
8 19 (13.87%) Office 365
9 18 (13.14%) Manufacturing
9 18 (13.14%) Data Modelling
10 17 (12.41%) ITIL
11 14 (10.22%) Business Development
12 13 (9.49%) IBM
13 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
13 12 (8.76%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (8.76%) TOGAF
14 11 (8.03%) Retail
14 11 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (8.03%) Logical Data Model
15 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (7.30%) Data Centre
15 10 (7.30%) Customer Requirements
15 10 (7.30%) Windows
15 10 (7.30%) Oracle
15 10 (7.30%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (7.30%) VMware
15 10 (7.30%) Dynamics AX
16 9 (6.57%) SaaS
16 9 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 29 (21.17%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.30%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.65%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.46%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.73%) Apache
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.73%) Mule
5 1 (0.73%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.73%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.19%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.19%) MS Office
2 1 (0.73%) MS Project
2 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (14.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (7.30%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (1.46%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.73%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (13.87%) Office 365
3 9 (6.57%) SaaS
4 5 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.19%) IaaS
5 3 (2.19%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.19%) PaaS
6 2 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.46%) Yammer
7 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.11%) Network Security
1 7 (5.11%) SAN
2 6 (4.38%) LDAP
2 6 (4.38%) Skype
3 4 (2.92%) SSL
4 3 (2.19%) DHCP
4 3 (2.19%) DNS
4 3 (2.19%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.19%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.19%) VoIP
5 2 (1.46%) Internet
5 2 (1.46%) PBX
5 2 (1.46%) WAN
6 1 (0.73%) CTI
6 1 (0.73%) Firewall
6 1 (0.73%) LAN
6 1 (0.73%) MPLS
6 1 (0.73%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.73%) PSTN
6 1 (0.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.19%) SAP BW
1 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.46%) Redis
2 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.73%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.73%) DB2
3 1 (0.73%) Informix
3 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.73%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.46%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.73%) JMeter
General
1 22 (16.06%) Finance
2 18 (13.14%) Manufacturing
3 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
4 11 (8.03%) Retail
5 8 (5.84%) Marketing
6 3 (2.19%) Advertising
6 3 (2.19%) Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.73%) Automotive
8 1 (0.73%) Billing
8 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.92%) .NET
1 4 (2.92%) REST
2 3 (2.19%) JDBC
2 3 (2.19%) ODBC
2 3 (2.19%) SAML
2 3 (2.19%) Web Services
3 1 (0.73%) COM
3 1 (0.73%) CSS
3 1 (0.73%) CSS3
3 1 (0.73%) Drools
3 1 (0.73%) HTML
3 1 (0.73%) HTML5
3 1 (0.73%) Java EE
3 1 (0.73%) JPA
3 1 (0.73%) jQuery
3 1 (0.73%) Kafka
3 1 (0.73%) Middleware
3 1 (0.73%) POJO
3 1 (0.73%) SOAP
3 1 (0.73%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (7.30%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.57%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.92%) SCADA
5 3 (2.19%) CLARiiON
5 3 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.19%) PKI
5 3 (2.19%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.46%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.46%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.46%) Wiki
7 1 (0.73%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Replication
7 1 (0.73%) User Experience
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.30%) Windows
2 7 (5.11%) Linux
3 3 (2.19%) Unix
3 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.73%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.79%) CRM
3 19 (13.87%) Migration
4 18 (13.14%) Data Modelling
5 17 (12.41%) ITIL
6 14 (10.22%) Business Development
7 12 (8.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (8.76%) TOGAF
8 11 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (8.03%) Logical Data Model
9 10 (7.30%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (5.84%) API Development
11 8 (5.84%) Change Management
11 8 (5.84%) Content Management
11 8 (5.84%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.84%) Information Management
11 8 (5.84%) Scrum
12 7 (5.11%) Incident Management
12 7 (5.11%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.57%) SQL
2 6 (4.38%) Java
3 5 (3.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.46%) C#
5 1 (0.73%) C
5 1 (0.73%) PHP
5 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (3.65%) Degree
1 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.46%) MCITP
5 1 (0.73%) CCIE
5 1 (0.73%) CCNA
5 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.73%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) Basel II
2 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.73%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.38%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.38%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (4.38%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.19%) SRDF
4 1 (0.73%) Docker
4 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.73%) vCloud
4 1 (0.73%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.19%) Nagios
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.46%) SCOM
3 1 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.73%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (35.04%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.49%) IBM
3 10 (7.30%) Oracle
3 10 (7.30%) VMware
4 7 (5.11%) Dell
4 7 (5.11%) HP
5 6 (4.38%) SAP
6 5 (3.65%) EMC
7 4 (2.92%) 3PAR
7 4 (2.92%) Google
7 4 (2.92%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.19%) Brocade
8 3 (2.19%) NetApp
9 2 (1.46%) Apple
9 2 (1.46%) Cisco
9 2 (1.46%) Informatica
9 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.73%) Netezza
10 1 (0.73%) Pega