The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Software Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Software Architecture
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 61
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - - 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -10.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33%  

Software Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 502 544 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.84% 81.07% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 342 368
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in Birmingham

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in Birmingham