Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies in Shropshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -32 +2 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 24 131 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 6.08% 16.69% 17.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.30% 17.56% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 56 22
Shropshire median daily rate £545 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £488 £403 £410
90th Percentile £734 £600 £502
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £15.50 £33.55
% change year-on-year +98.39% -53.80% -16.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Shropshire
Contract vacancies in Shropshire with a recognized job title 381 746 372
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 95.03% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 304 125
Shropshire median daily rate £460 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £325 £307 £239
90th Percentile £589 £559 £510
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 18
Shropshire median hourly rate £35.00 £21.47 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.06% -36.40% +68.75%
10th Percentile £24.20 £21.46 £14.55
90th Percentile £39.20 £37.42 £40.87
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Shropshire.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Shropshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Shropshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Shropshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Shropshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Shropshire region over the 6 months to 21 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
Telford -31 22 £545 +14.74% 2
Architect
West Midlands

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Shropshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Scrum
3 9 (37.50%) TDD
3 9 (37.50%) JSON
4 8 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 8 (33.33%) IT Strategy
5 7 (29.17%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (25.00%) Middleware
6 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 6 (25.00%) Scala
6 6 (25.00%) Open Source
6 6 (25.00%) Kanban
6 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) Puppet
6 6 (25.00%) Play Framework
6 6 (25.00%) DevOps
6 6 (25.00%) Microservices
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (20.83%) REST
7 5 (20.83%) WSO2
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.67%) Project Management
8 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) JavaScript

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 3 (12.50%) Mule
1 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.33%) Documentum
2 2 (8.33%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Heroku
2 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.33%) IaaS
2 2 (8.33%) PaaS
2 2 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) HTTP
1 2 (8.33%) SSL
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (16.67%) MySQL
3 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) Maven
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) JSON
2 6 (25.00%) Middleware
2 6 (25.00%) Play Framework
3 5 (20.83%) REST
4 4 (16.67%) Node.js
5 3 (12.50%) Ajax
5 3 (12.50%) CSS
5 3 (12.50%) CSS3
5 3 (12.50%) HTML
5 3 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (8.33%) Java EE
6 2 (8.33%) Java SE
6 2 (8.33%) OAuth
6 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (8.33%) SOAP
6 2 (8.33%) Spring
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services
6 2 (8.33%) WSDL
6 2 (8.33%) XML
6 2 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) AIX
3 2 (8.33%) HPUX
3 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (8.33%) Solaris
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Scrum
3 9 (37.50%) TDD
4 8 (33.33%) IT Strategy
5 7 (29.17%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (25.00%) DevOps
6 6 (25.00%) Kanban
6 6 (25.00%) Microservices
6 6 (25.00%) Open Source
7 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) Product Management
8 4 (16.67%) Project Management
8 4 (16.67%) Prototyping
8 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 4 (16.67%) Software Architecture
8 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 4 (16.67%) User Stories
9 3 (12.50%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Java
1 6 (25.00%) Scala
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Groovy
3 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Ansible
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) WSO2
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) MuleSoft
3 2 (8.33%) Pega
3 2 (8.33%) webMethods