Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 101 82
Rank change year-on-year +7 -19 -
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.13% 0.066% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.081% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £550 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.82% -6.78% -
West Midlands median daily rate £424 £450 £513
% change year-on-year -5.83% -12.20% +70.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £29.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +3.39% -6.17% -4.73%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1294 1239 1037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.13% 81.46% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 801 647
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £230
90th Percentile £525 £550 £503
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Product Management
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 2 (100.00%) Angular 2

Software Architecture
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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Angular Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 2 (100.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Angular 2
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Front End Development
1 2 (100.00%) Product Management
1 2 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript