Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 30 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 7 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.52% 1.30% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 1.38% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 - £500
10th Percentile £363 - £414
90th Percentile £435 - £577
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £15.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 268 218 363
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 94.78% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 153 218
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +3.70% -6.90%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £188
90th Percentile £456 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 19
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.10 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.80% -6.00% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.30 £11.08
90th Percentile £22.85 £26.05 £46.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Staffordshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Staffordshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Staffordshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Staffordshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £431 - 1
Tamworth +5 2 £370 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
Architect
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) OLAP
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Snowflake Schema
1 3 (42.86%) Star Schema
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Data Management
1 3 (42.86%) QlikView
1 3 (42.86%) Data Integration
1 3 (42.86%) Master Data Management
1 3 (42.86%) Metadata Management
1 3 (42.86%) Data Governance
1 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) Qlik Sense
1 3 (42.86%) Data Acquisition
1 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (28.57%) BitLocker
2 2 (28.57%) FMCG
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) OLAP
1 3 (42.86%) Qlik Sense
1 3 (42.86%) QlikView
1 3 (42.86%) Snowflake Schema
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) Star Schema
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Acquisition
1 3 (42.86%) Data Governance
1 3 (42.86%) Data Integration
1 3 (42.86%) Data Management
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
1 3 (42.86%) Master Data Management
1 3 (42.86%) Metadata Management
1 3 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (14.29%) Microservices
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware