Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 14 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 390 342 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.96% 7.93% 9.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.41% 8.38% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 199 313
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £406
90th Percentile £657 £625 £638
England median daily rate £570 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £51.00 £42.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +19.30% -18.57% +34.96%

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 4,636 4,079 5,387
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 94.62% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,828 2,483 3,088
West Midlands median daily rate £419 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +1.27% +12.70%
10th Percentile £245 £220 £220
90th Percentile £575 £537 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 193 162
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.49 £17.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% +11.29% -11.43%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.30 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £19.85
% change year-on-year -0.95% -5.78% +13.40%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Birmingham -12 108 £550 +7.32% 35
Warwickshire +16 74 £525 +5.00% 7
Shropshire -4 65 £550 +6.80% 4
Coventry +3 64 £525 +0.96% 12
Solihull -6 20 £450 -18.18% 1
Staffordshire -2 5 £431 - 1
Herefordshire +8 4 - - 1
Wolverhampton +3 4 £600 -
Worcestershire - 4 - - 5
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 96 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (22.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (22.05%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (13.85%) Migration
4 48 (12.31%) VMware
5 45 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 44 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 41 (10.51%) Finance
7 41 (10.51%) TOGAF
8 38 (9.74%) Project Management
9 37 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (9.49%) GDPR
10 36 (9.23%) Technical Architecture
11 34 (8.72%) Oracle
12 33 (8.46%) ITIL
13 31 (7.95%) Windows
14 29 (7.44%) Cisco
14 29 (7.44%) DevOps
15 27 (6.92%) Cybersecurity
15 27 (6.92%) PaaS
15 27 (6.92%) Security Architecture
15 27 (6.92%) CISSP
15 27 (6.92%) Service Delivery
16 26 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
16 26 (6.67%) SQL Server
16 26 (6.67%) SOA
16 26 (6.67%) SaaS
16 26 (6.67%) Office 365
17 25 (6.41%) Data Modelling
17 25 (6.41%) Python

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 11 (2.82%) Documentum
2 6 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (1.54%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.03%) Confluence
5 3 (0.77%) JBoss
5 3 (0.77%) Liferay
6 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.51%) Apache
6 2 (0.51%) CMS
6 2 (0.51%) IIS
6 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.26%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.26%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.28%) CATIA
1 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.28%) ENOVIA
4 4 (1.03%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.51%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.26%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 86 (22.05%) Amazon AWS
1 86 (22.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (6.92%) PaaS
3 26 (6.67%) Office 365
3 26 (6.67%) SaaS
4 22 (5.64%) IaaS
5 19 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.03%) Serverless
9 3 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.51%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.51%) Yammer
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.26%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.90%) WAN
2 20 (5.13%) Firewall
3 17 (4.36%) LAN
4 16 (4.10%) Network Security
4 16 (4.10%) SNMP
5 14 (3.59%) SAN
5 14 (3.59%) Wireless
6 12 (3.08%) MPLS
6 12 (3.08%) VLAN
7 8 (2.05%) VoIP
8 4 (1.03%) OpenFlow
8 4 (1.03%) VPN
9 3 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.77%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.77%) Intranet
9 3 (0.77%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.77%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.77%) VSAN
10 2 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (3.08%) MySQL
4 10 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.28%) Big Data
7 5 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.77%) OLAP
9 3 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.77%) QlikView
9 3 (0.77%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.77%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.05%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.54%) JIRA
3 6 (1.54%) Selenium
4 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.26%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.26%) JUnit
5 1 (0.26%) Maven
5 1 (0.26%) Mocha
5 1 (0.26%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (10.51%) Finance
2 18 (4.62%) Automotive
2 18 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.85%) Retail
4 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.28%) Advertising
5 5 (1.28%) Banking
5 5 (1.28%) Marketing
6 2 (0.51%) Back Office
6 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.51%) Legal
6 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.15%) Middleware
2 21 (5.38%) .NET
2 21 (5.38%) Web Services
3 13 (3.33%) RESTful
4 10 (2.56%) HTML
4 10 (2.56%) JSON
5 9 (2.31%) CSS
6 8 (2.05%) REST
7 7 (1.79%) Spring
7 7 (1.79%) XML
8 6 (1.54%) Ajax
8 6 (1.54%) Django
8 6 (1.54%) HTML5
8 6 (1.54%) OAuth
8 6 (1.54%) React
9 5 (1.28%) CSS3
9 5 (1.28%) OAuth2
10 4 (1.03%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.03%) OpenDaylight
10 4 (1.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.38%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.10%) User Experience
4 14 (3.59%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.79%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.54%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.28%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Licensing
9 4 (1.03%) PKI
10 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.77%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.51%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.51%) DataPower
11 2 (0.51%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.95%) Windows
2 24 (6.15%) Linux
3 21 (5.38%) Unix
4 8 (2.05%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.79%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.03%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.51%) AIX
8 2 (0.51%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) HPUX
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (13.85%) Migration
3 44 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (10.51%) TOGAF
5 38 (9.74%) Project Management
6 36 (9.23%) Technical Architecture
7 33 (8.46%) ITIL
8 29 (7.44%) DevOps
9 27 (6.92%) Cybersecurity
9 27 (6.92%) Security Architecture
9 27 (6.92%) Service Delivery
10 26 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
10 26 (6.67%) SOA
11 25 (6.41%) Data Modelling
11 25 (6.41%) Virtual Environments
12 23 (5.90%) Business Analysis
12 23 (5.90%) IT Strategy
13 22 (5.64%) Information Security
13 22 (5.64%) TDD
14 19 (4.87%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.41%) Python
2 22 (5.64%) Java
3 16 (4.10%) SQL
4 14 (3.59%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.33%) Ruby
6 11 (2.82%) Perl
7 10 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.31%) C#
9 7 (1.79%) Scala
10 3 (0.77%) VBA
11 2 (0.51%) PHP
11 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.51%) VBScript
12 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (6.92%) CISSP
2 19 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.10%) Degree
5 13 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.82%) CCNA
6 11 (2.82%) CCNP
7 9 (2.31%) SANS
8 6 (1.54%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.28%) GSEC
9 5 (1.28%) ISSAP
10 4 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.51%) CCIE
12 2 (0.51%) CEH
12 2 (0.51%) CISM
12 2 (0.51%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.26%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.49%) GDPR
2 14 (3.59%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.79%) COBIT
4 7 (1.79%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.28%) GCP
5 5 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.77%) SLA
7 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.26%) QA
8 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.64%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.08%) Docker
4 9 (2.31%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.77%) LXC
6 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.77%) XenApp
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (4.87%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.33%) Puppet
4 12 (3.08%) Ansible
5 6 (1.54%) Terraform
6 5 (1.28%) SCCM
7 4 (1.03%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.03%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.03%) vRealize
8 3 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.77%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.26%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (0.26%) Forum Sentry
10 1 (0.26%) Nessus
10 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (12.31%) VMware
2 45 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 34 (8.72%) Oracle
4 29 (7.44%) Cisco
5 22 (5.64%) Google
6 20 (5.13%) SAP
7 13 (3.33%) Juniper
7 13 (3.33%) Pega
8 7 (1.79%) Aruba
8 7 (1.79%) IBM
9 6 (1.54%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.54%) Citrix
10 5 (1.28%) HP
11 4 (1.03%) Capita
11 4 (1.03%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.03%) F5
11 4 (1.03%) Meraki
11 4 (1.03%) MuleSoft
11 4 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.77%) Apigee