Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 6 months to 20 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 201 165
Rank change year-on-year +5 -36 -22
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 45 60 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.55% 0.62% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.75% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 39 37
Midlands median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £441 £348 £392
90th Percentile £606 £575 £675
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.57% +0.18% +84.78%

Technical Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6782 7980 6686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.18% 82.57% 79.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4315 4877 3952
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 204 263
Midlands median hourly rate £21.24 £16.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.81% -11.84% +4.11%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.85 £42.54
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in the Midlands

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in the Midlands

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architecture in the Midlands

Technical Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture in the Midlands

Technical Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architecture within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +2 26 £575 +15.00%
East Midlands +7 17 £525 +16.67% 1
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) TOGAF
3 15 (33.33%) Project Management
4 11 (24.44%) Migration
4 11 (24.44%) User Experience
5 10 (22.22%) DevOps
5 10 (22.22%) IT Strategy
5 10 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
5 10 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 9 (20.00%) C#
6 9 (20.00%) Java
7 8 (17.78%) .NET
7 8 (17.78%) Analytics
8 7 (15.56%) Data Analytics
8 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
8 7 (15.56%) Finance
8 7 (15.56%) Retail
9 6 (13.33%) ITIL
9 6 (13.33%) Big Data
9 6 (13.33%) Software Delivery
9 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (11.11%) Product Management
10 5 (11.11%) Data Migration
10 5 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
10 5 (11.11%) Programme Governance
10 5 (11.11%) SQL
10 5 (11.11%) Middleware
10 5 (11.11%) TDD
11 4 (8.89%) Validation

Technical Architecture
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 2 (4.44%) Documentum
1 2 (4.44%) JBoss
1 2 (4.44%) Mule
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.44%) Simulink
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.89%) PaaS
3 3 (6.67%) Office 365
4 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.44%) IaaS
4 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
1 2 (4.44%) LAN
1 2 (4.44%) Skype
1 2 (4.44%) SSL
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.22%) DAB
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) NAS
2 1 (2.22%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) Spotfire
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) Power BI
3 1 (2.22%) QlikView
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.44%) Maven
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
1 7 (15.56%) Retail
2 4 (8.89%) Automotive
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Architect
2 15 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 12 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (15.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Azure Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Head of Product Management
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.44%) AWS Architect
7 2 (4.44%) C# Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) Middleware
3 4 (8.89%) Web Services
4 3 (6.67%) J2EE
4 3 (6.67%) REST
4 3 (6.67%) SOAP
4 3 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (4.44%) Java EE
5 2 (4.44%) Java SE
5 2 (4.44%) JSON
5 2 (4.44%) JSON Schema
5 2 (4.44%) OAuth
5 2 (4.44%) Spring
5 2 (4.44%) Spring Boot
5 2 (4.44%) WSDL
5 2 (4.44%) XSLT
6 1 (2.22%) HTML
6 1 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) User Experience
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Solaris
3 2 (4.44%) AIX
3 2 (4.44%) HPUX
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) TOGAF
3 15 (33.33%) Project Management
4 11 (24.44%) Migration
5 10 (22.22%) DevOps
5 10 (22.22%) IT Strategy
5 10 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 10 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
6 8 (17.78%) Analytics
7 7 (15.56%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (15.56%) Data Analytics
8 6 (13.33%) ITIL
8 6 (13.33%) Software Delivery
9 5 (11.11%) Data Migration
9 5 (11.11%) Product Management
9 5 (11.11%) Programme Governance
9 5 (11.11%) Strategic Thinking
9 5 (11.11%) TDD
10 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) C#
1 9 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Assembly Language
3 4 (8.89%) C
3 4 (8.89%) C++
4 2 (4.44%) Groovy
4 2 (4.44%) MATLAB
4 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.44%) XPath
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.22%) CCAB
2 1 (2.22%) CCIE
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.22%) MAPM
2 1 (2.22%) MCITP
2 1 (2.22%) MCSE
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) PMO
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Ansible
1 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Tableau
3 2 (4.44%) Apple
3 2 (4.44%) Citrix
3 2 (4.44%) IBM
3 2 (4.44%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Pega
3 2 (4.44%) webMethods
3 2 (4.44%) WSO2
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Siemens
4 1 (2.22%) StorageTek
4 1 (2.22%) Sun
4 1 (2.22%) VMware