Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 15 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 433 325 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.48% 7.45% 9.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.99% 7.87% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 185 327
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £437 £413 £406
90th Percentile £675 £645 £625
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £15.50
England median hourly rate £45.97 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +31.33% -26.32% +18.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,816 4,131 5,784
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 94.73% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,910 2,604 3,392
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £243 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 180 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.43
90th Percentile £32.68 £43.68 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in the West Midlands

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 Architect in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in the West Midlands

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in the West Midlands

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in the West Midlands

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 Architect within the West Midlands 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
Shropshire +2 103 £575 +4.55% 3
Birmingham -14 94 £550 +10.00% 49
Coventry +24 81 £550 +10.00% 20
Warwickshire +18 67 £550 +4.76% 8
Solihull -15 18 - - 2
Staffordshire +2 7 £370 - 2
Wolverhampton -1 5 £600 - 1
Herefordshire - 4 - - 2
Worcestershire - 4 - -
Architect
England

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

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 West Midlands region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 130 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (13.63%) VMware
5 57 (13.16%) TOGAF
6 54 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (11.09%) Migration
7 48 (11.09%) Microsoft
8 46 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 43 (9.93%) Project Management
9 43 (9.93%) Finance
10 42 (9.70%) Middleware
10 42 (9.70%) SOA
11 41 (9.47%) Scrum
11 41 (9.47%) Technical Architecture
12 40 (9.24%) Oracle
13 37 (8.55%) Virtual Environments
14 36 (8.31%) DevOps
14 36 (8.31%) Windows
15 34 (7.85%) Service Delivery
15 34 (7.85%) Business Analysis
16 33 (7.62%) ITIL
17 32 (7.39%) Java
18 31 (7.16%) PaaS
18 31 (7.16%) GDPR
19 30 (6.93%) TDD
19 30 (6.93%) Web Services
19 30 (6.93%) Linux
20 28 (6.47%) SQL
21 27 (6.24%) Data Modelling

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 13 (3.00%) Confluence
1 13 (3.00%) Documentum
2 8 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.15%) CMS
3 5 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.15%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.92%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.69%) JBoss
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.69%) Sitefinity
5 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.46%) IIS
6 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.46%) Mule
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.15%) CATIA
1 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.62%) Oracle Retail
2 6 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.15%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.92%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.69%) Magento
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.23%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.23%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 104 (24.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (7.16%) PaaS
4 25 (5.77%) SaaS
5 23 (5.31%) IaaS
6 22 (5.08%) Office 365
7 18 (4.16%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (2.54%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.69%) GitHub
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.46%) Heroku
10 2 (0.46%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.46%) Route 53
10 2 (0.46%) Yammer
11 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.23%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 1 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.46%) Firewall
1 15 (3.46%) WAN
2 13 (3.00%) Network Security
2 13 (3.00%) Wireless
3 10 (2.31%) SAN
3 10 (2.31%) SNMP
4 9 (2.08%) LAN
5 6 (1.39%) MPLS
5 6 (1.39%) VLAN
5 6 (1.39%) VoIP
6 5 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.92%) Intranet
7 4 (0.92%) OpenFlow
7 4 (0.92%) VPN
8 3 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.69%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.69%) DHCP
8 3 (0.69%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.23%) MySQL
4 11 (2.54%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.62%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.15%) Big Data
8 5 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.69%) QlikView
10 3 (0.69%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (3.93%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.70%) JIRA
3 14 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 13 (3.00%) Selenium
5 11 (2.54%) Maven
6 8 (1.85%) Ant
6 8 (1.85%) Subversion
7 5 (1.15%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.69%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.69%) GitLab
8 3 (0.69%) Gradle
8 3 (0.69%) JUnit
8 3 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.46%) Hudson
9 2 (0.46%) NUnit
9 2 (0.46%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (9.93%) Finance
2 23 (5.31%) Retail
3 20 (4.62%) Automotive
4 19 (4.39%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.62%) Marketing
7 6 (1.39%) Banking
8 3 (0.69%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.46%) Advertising
9 2 (0.46%) Back Office
9 2 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Games
10 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.23%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.70%) Middleware
2 30 (6.93%) Web Services
3 25 (5.77%) .NET
4 20 (4.62%) JSON
5 19 (4.39%) SOAP
6 18 (4.16%) Spring
7 16 (3.70%) REST
8 15 (3.46%) CSS
8 15 (3.46%) HTML
9 13 (3.00%) RESTful
10 11 (2.54%) XML
11 10 (2.31%) Ajax
11 10 (2.31%) HTML5
12 9 (2.08%) Django
13 8 (1.85%) CSS3
14 7 (1.62%) OAuth
15 6 (1.39%) ASP.NET
15 6 (1.39%) Hibernate
15 6 (1.39%) Java EE
15 6 (1.39%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.93%) User Experience
4 11 (2.54%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.31%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.85%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.39%) PKI
9 5 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Licensing
10 4 (0.92%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.69%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.69%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.69%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.46%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.46%) DataPower
12 2 (0.46%) FMCG
12 2 (0.46%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.31%) Windows
2 30 (6.93%) Linux
3 21 (4.85%) Unix
4 10 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.92%) AIX
7 4 (0.92%) Solaris
8 3 (0.69%) HPUX
8 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (30.02%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (13.16%) TOGAF
3 54 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (11.09%) Migration
5 43 (9.93%) Project Management
6 42 (9.70%) SOA
7 41 (9.47%) Scrum
7 41 (9.47%) Technical Architecture
8 37 (8.55%) Virtual Environments
9 36 (8.31%) DevOps
10 34 (7.85%) Business Analysis
10 34 (7.85%) Service Delivery
11 33 (7.62%) ITIL
12 30 (6.93%) TDD
13 27 (6.24%) Data Modelling
13 27 (6.24%) Microservices
14 26 (6.00%) Kanban
15 25 (5.77%) SDLC
16 24 (5.54%) Configuration Management
16 24 (5.54%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.39%) Java
2 28 (6.47%) SQL
3 17 (3.93%) JavaScript
3 17 (3.93%) Python
4 14 (3.23%) C#
5 11 (2.54%) Ruby
6 10 (2.31%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.31%) Scala
7 7 (1.62%) Perl
8 5 (1.15%) PHP
8 5 (1.15%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.69%) C
9 3 (0.69%) Java 8
9 3 (0.69%) VBA
10 2 (0.46%) Groovy
10 2 (0.46%) PHP 5
10 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.46%) VBScript
10 2 (0.46%) XPath
11 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (4.62%) CISSP
2 19 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.31%) CCNA
5 10 (2.31%) CCNP
5 10 (2.31%) Degree
6 8 (1.85%) CITP
7 6 (1.39%) CISM
7 6 (1.39%) SANS
8 5 (1.15%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.92%) CEH
9 4 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.69%) MCSE
10 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.46%) CISA
11 2 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.46%) GSEC
11 2 (0.46%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.16%) GDPR
2 14 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.85%) GCP
5 5 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.92%) COBIT
7 3 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.69%) SLA
8 2 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.23%) PMO
9 1 (0.23%) QA
9 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.31%) Docker
3 16 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 9 (2.08%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.39%) LXC
7 3 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.69%) XenApp
8 2 (0.46%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.46%) NFS
9 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (4.16%) Puppet
2 15 (3.46%) Ansible
3 12 (2.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.39%) Terraform
6 5 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.92%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.92%) SCCM
8 3 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.69%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.69%) vRealize
9 2 (0.46%) Opsview
10 1 (0.23%) Forum Sentry
10 1 (0.23%) Nagios
10 1 (0.23%) Nessus
10 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.23%) SCOM
10 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 59 (13.63%) VMware
2 48 (11.09%) Microsoft
3 40 (9.24%) Oracle
4 26 (6.00%) SAP
5 25 (5.77%) Cisco
6 21 (4.85%) Pega
7 16 (3.70%) Google
8 13 (3.00%) Juniper
9 10 (2.31%) IBM
10 8 (1.85%) Citrix
11 7 (1.62%) Aruba
11 7 (1.62%) HP
12 6 (1.39%) McAfee
13 5 (1.15%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.92%) Capita
14 4 (0.92%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.92%) CyberArk
14 4 (0.92%) Meraki
15 3 (0.69%) BeyondTrust
15 3 (0.69%) Fortinet