The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical 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.

Technical Architecture
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 49 57
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8  
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.64% 1.04% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.29% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Median daily rate £450 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +3.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 - £49.50

Technical 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%  

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in Birmingham

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in Birmingham

Technical Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture.

1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) Mocha
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js
2 2 (28.57%) CSS3
2 2 (28.57%) Syclo
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Mustache
2 2 (28.57%) Express
2 2 (28.57%) JSHint
2 2 (28.57%) WFM
2 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Microservices
2 2 (28.57%) gulp
2 2 (28.57%) Asynchronous Programming
2 2 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) ABAP
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) ECMAScript

Technical 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) gulp
1 2 (28.57%) JSHint
1 2 (28.57%) Mocha
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Management Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Workforce Management Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) SAP WM Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) CSS3
1 2 (28.57%) Express
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
1 2 (28.57%) Mustache
1 2 (28.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Asynchronous Programming
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Microservices
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 2 (28.57%) WFM
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Information Assurance
3 1 (14.29%) ISMS
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (14.29%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) ABAP
1 2 (28.57%) ECMAScript
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) Syclo
2 1 (14.29%) Avaya
2 1 (14.29%) Sun