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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 63 57
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.49% 0.61% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.73% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £525 £180 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +191.66% -58.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £180 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £180 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.52% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 503 684 608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.79% 83.52% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 481 406
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) Asynchronous Programming
3 2 (28.57%) gulp
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Express
3 2 (28.57%) JSHint
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Mocha
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Mustache
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) ECMAScript
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Mule
1 1 (14.29%) Mule ESB
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) gulp
1 2 (28.57%) JSHint
1 2 (28.57%) Mocha
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Avaya Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Avaya Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Data Integration Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Java Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Java Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Improvement Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Transformation Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP Consultant
2 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
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Microservices
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Asynchronous Programming
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Management
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) ECMAScript
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCAB
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
1 1 (14.29%) MAPM
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Avaya
1 1 (14.29%) Sun