The median contractor rate for a Applications Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Architect
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 126 116
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £500 £625 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £531 £475
% change year-on-year -8.23% +11.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £59.00
% change year-on-year - +1.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2125 2571 2399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.90% 95.43% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1420 1351
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 72 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Applications Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Architect in the West Midlands

Applications Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Architect in the West Midlands

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 2 - -
Birmingham 0 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £500 -
Applications Architect
England

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Applications 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 West Midlands region featuring Applications Architect in the job title.

1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) N-Tier
3 3 (21.43%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) SOA
3 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) jQuery
3 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (21.43%) Low Latency
4 2 (14.29%) Memory Management
4 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Database Optimisation
4 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) OOP
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) LINQ
4 2 (14.29%) Banking

Applications Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 1 (7.14%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (7.14%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 2 (14.29%) LINQ
4 2 (14.29%) NHibernate
5 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Low Latency
1 3 (21.43%) MVC
1 3 (21.43%) OO
1 3 (21.43%) SOA
1 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (14.29%) Memory Management
2 2 (14.29%) OOP
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Data Management
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Facilities Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) OOD
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft