Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 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.

Technical Architect
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 90 75
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 9 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.58% 0.72% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.75% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £475 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -25.49% +34.21%
10th Percentile £439 £389 £450
90th Percentile £693 £608 £763
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 1481 1475 1305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.28% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1050 941 813
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £398 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +7.43% +5.71%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £210
90th Percentile £525 £550 £511
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 54 63
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.36 £10.65
90th Percentile £39.63 £26.88 £39.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +4.94%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Birmingham

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Birmingham

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in Birmingham

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in Birmingham

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) AIX
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) B2B
2 2 (22.22%) B2C
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) SOLID
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Signage
3 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project

Technical 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 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Heroku
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Signage
2 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) AIX
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) B2B
1 2 (22.22%) B2C
1 2 (22.22%) MVC
1 2 (22.22%) SDLC
1 2 (22.22%) SOLID
2 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
2 1 (11.11%) ArchiMate
2 1 (11.11%) CAD
2 1 (11.11%) E-business
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Microservices
2 1 (11.11%) Presales
2 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
2 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSA
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Sophos
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam