The median contractor rate for a Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 23 April 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.

Architect
England / Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 39 53 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 32.23% 25.73% 12.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.05% 27.60% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 3
Median daily rate £575 £550 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -18.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.91 £42.00
% change year-on-year -37.54% +14.07%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 118 192 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 97.52% 93.20% 90.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 92 51
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in the Midlands over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in the Midlands

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in the Midlands

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 12 (21.05%) Web Services
2 11 (19.30%) SAP
3 10 (17.54%) Open Source
4 9 (15.79%) C#
4 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.04%) Manufacturing
5 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.04%) .NET
5 8 (14.04%) Web Development
5 8 (14.04%) User Experience
6 7 (12.28%) WSO2
6 7 (12.28%) Play Framework
6 7 (12.28%) JSON
6 7 (12.28%) Ruby
6 7 (12.28%) Ajax
6 7 (12.28%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (12.28%) Django
6 7 (12.28%) CSS3
6 7 (12.28%) MongoDB
6 7 (12.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
6 7 (12.28%) REST
6 7 (12.28%) HTML5
6 7 (12.28%) Scala
6 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (12.28%) MySQL
6 7 (12.28%) HTML
6 7 (12.28%) CSS
6 7 (12.28%) Microsoft

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (3.51%) CMS
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Magento
2 2 (3.51%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.51%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (3.51%) SAP MDG
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.75%) SAP MDM
3 1 (1.75%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) BGP
1 1 (1.75%) DNS
1 1 (1.75%) EIGRP
1 1 (1.75%) Firewall
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
1 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (1.75%) LAN
1 1 (1.75%) MPLS
1 1 (1.75%) VLAN
1 1 (1.75%) VPN
1 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (12.28%) MongoDB
1 7 (12.28%) MySQL
1 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
1 7 (12.28%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
General
1 8 (14.04%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.77%) Legal
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Finance
4 2 (3.51%) Automotive
4 2 (3.51%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) Web Services
2 8 (14.04%) .NET
3 7 (12.28%) Ajax
3 7 (12.28%) CSS
3 7 (12.28%) CSS3
3 7 (12.28%) Django
3 7 (12.28%) HTML
3 7 (12.28%) HTML5
3 7 (12.28%) JSON
3 7 (12.28%) Play Framework
3 7 (12.28%) REST
3 7 (12.28%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) User Experience
2 5 (8.77%) Blog
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Open Source
2 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.04%) Web Development
4 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.53%) Logistics
6 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.77%) DevOps
6 5 (8.77%) ETL
6 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
6 5 (8.77%) TDD
6 5 (8.77%) User Stories
7 4 (7.02%) Rapid Prototyping
8 3 (5.26%) Computer Security
8 3 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (5.26%) Data Management
8 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (5.26%) Security Architecture
9 2 (3.51%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) C#
2 7 (12.28%) Ruby
2 7 (12.28%) Scala
3 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) SAP
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) WSO2
3 2 (3.51%) Adobe
3 2 (3.51%) IBM
4 1 (1.75%) ATG
4 1 (1.75%) hybris
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) Trillium