The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 45 55 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 11 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.75% 0.46% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 0.49% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Median daily rate £450 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £380 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £620 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

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 606 613 711
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.50% 94.89% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 383 453
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £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 21 25
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 £11.00
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%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Technical Architect in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in Birmingham

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) IBM
3 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) SAN
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Dell
4 4 (25.00%) EMC
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (25.00%) Network Security
4 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (18.75%) 3PAR
5 3 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 3 (18.75%) Escalation Management

Technical 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Network Security
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) 4G
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) MPLS
2 1 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (6.25%) Skype
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.25%) Data Mart
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) Informix
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) Redis
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) CLARiiON
3 2 (12.50%) HP Storage
3 2 (12.50%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.25%) Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Signage
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) PKI
4 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) HPUX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
4 3 (18.75%) Escalation Management
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Product Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) Basel II
2 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) SRDF
3 1 (6.25%) Docker
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Dell
2 4 (25.00%) EMC
2 4 (25.00%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) 3PAR
4 2 (12.50%) Brocade
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Cognos
5 1 (6.25%) Informatica
5 1 (6.25%) Netezza
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk
5 1 (6.25%) Teradata