Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £558 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 21 9
Rank change year-on-year +7 -12 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 465 342 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.95% 6.96% 9.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.38% 7.33% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 186 286
West Midlands median daily rate £558 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.35% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £419
90th Percentile £665 £675 £650
England median daily rate £575 £550 £540
% change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.09% +63.93%
England median hourly rate £53.79 £49.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.77% +8.89% -10.00%

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 4,958 4,663 5,665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,079 2,959 3,423
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £210 £225
90th Percentile £575 £539 £541
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 200 229
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -9.64%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.38 £47.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Coventry +32 129 £550 +6.28% 17
Shropshire +11 111 £602 +18.52% 7
Birmingham -5 89 £550 +4.76% 55
Warwickshire +4 63 £525 - 7
Solihull -16 9 £650 +73.33% 6
Staffordshire -10 6 £370 -21.07% 2
Wolverhampton - 4 £535 - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £415 - 1
Walsall -9 1 £700 +20.69% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £300 - 11
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 169 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (28.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (23.23%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (16.13%) Migration
5 73 (15.70%) Microservices
6 59 (12.69%) DevOps
7 56 (12.04%) Java
7 56 (12.04%) .NET
8 55 (11.83%) Scrum
9 53 (11.40%) SQL
10 52 (11.18%) Microsoft
10 52 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 47 (10.11%) Finance
11 47 (10.11%) TOGAF
12 43 (9.25%) SOA
12 43 (9.25%) Jenkins
13 42 (9.03%) Linux
13 42 (9.03%) VMware
14 40 (8.60%) Kanban
15 39 (8.39%) Web Services
16 38 (8.17%) Oracle
16 38 (8.17%) Docker
17 37 (7.96%) Data Modelling
17 37 (7.96%) Data Architecture
18 36 (7.74%) Data Centre
19 35 (7.53%) JavaScript
20 34 (7.31%) Windows
21 33 (7.10%) TDD
21 33 (7.10%) JSON
22 30 (6.45%) SOAP

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 9 (1.94%) Confluence
2 7 (1.51%) JBoss
2 7 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (1.51%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.51%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.08%) Apache
4 5 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.08%) CMS
5 3 (0.65%) Mule
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.43%) Documentum
6 2 (0.43%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.51%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.65%) Magento
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.65%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.65%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.43%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 131 (28.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 108 (23.23%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (6.24%) SaaS
4 28 (6.02%) PaaS
5 20 (4.30%) IaaS
6 17 (3.66%) Dynamics 365
7 15 (3.23%) Office 365
8 11 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (1.08%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.08%) GitHub
11 4 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.43%) Heroku
13 2 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.22%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 1 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.15%) Firewall
1 10 (2.15%) SAN
2 8 (1.72%) Network Security
2 8 (1.72%) VPN
2 8 (1.72%) WAN
3 7 (1.51%) VoIP
4 6 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.08%) LAN
6 4 (0.86%) DNS
7 3 (0.65%) HTTP
7 3 (0.65%) Intranet
7 3 (0.65%) MPLS
7 3 (0.65%) SNMP
7 3 (0.65%) SSL
7 3 (0.65%) VLAN
8 2 (0.43%) DHCP
9 1 (0.22%) DAB
9 1 (0.22%) Internet
9 1 (0.22%) SMS
9 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.95%) NoSQL
2 17 (3.66%) Big Data
3 16 (3.44%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.01%) MySQL
6 11 (2.37%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.15%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.51%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.86%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.86%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (9.25%) Jenkins
2 24 (5.16%) Maven
3 22 (4.73%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.73%) JIRA
4 18 (3.87%) Ant
5 15 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 15 (3.23%) Selenium
6 11 (2.37%) Gradle
7 10 (2.15%) Subversion
8 9 (1.94%) Apache Ivy
8 9 (1.94%) Moq
8 9 (1.94%) NUnit
9 7 (1.51%) SonarQube
10 5 (1.08%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.86%) GitLab
11 4 (0.86%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.65%) JUnit
12 3 (0.65%) Mockito
12 3 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 47 (10.11%) Finance
2 18 (3.87%) Retail
3 11 (2.37%) Automotive
4 10 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.15%) Marketing
5 6 (1.29%) Banking
6 5 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.86%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.43%) Back Office
8 2 (0.43%) Legal
8 2 (0.43%) Local Government
8 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.04%) .NET
2 39 (8.39%) Web Services
3 33 (7.10%) JSON
4 30 (6.45%) SOAP
5 28 (6.02%) Middleware
6 27 (5.81%) Spring
7 24 (5.16%) REST
8 22 (4.73%) XML
9 18 (3.87%) RESTful
10 17 (3.66%) Java EE
11 15 (3.23%) HTML
12 14 (3.01%) ASP.NET
12 14 (3.01%) CSS
12 14 (3.01%) Spring Boot
12 14 (3.01%) XSD
13 10 (2.15%) Apache Camel
14 9 (1.94%) Hibernate
15 8 (1.72%) OAuth
16 7 (1.51%) RabbitMQ
16 7 (1.51%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.74%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.16%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.58%) User Experience
5 11 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
5 11 (2.37%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.15%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.72%) PKI
7 8 (1.72%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.86%) DataPower
10 3 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.65%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.65%) SCADA
11 2 (0.43%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.43%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.43%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.43%) FMCG
11 2 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.03%) Linux
2 34 (7.31%) Windows
3 16 (3.44%) Unix
4 12 (2.58%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.15%) Solaris
6 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.65%) AIX
7 3 (0.65%) HPUX
8 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (16.13%) Migration
3 73 (15.70%) Microservices
4 59 (12.69%) DevOps
5 55 (11.83%) Scrum
6 52 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (10.11%) TOGAF
8 43 (9.25%) SOA
9 40 (8.60%) Kanban
10 37 (7.96%) Data Architecture
10 37 (7.96%) Data Modelling
11 33 (7.10%) TDD
12 30 (6.45%) SDLC
13 28 (6.02%) ITIL
14 27 (5.81%) Technical Architecture
14 27 (5.81%) Virtual Environments
15 26 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (5.16%) Enterprise Architecture
17 22 (4.73%) Configuration Management
17 22 (4.73%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (12.04%) Java
2 53 (11.40%) SQL
3 35 (7.53%) JavaScript
4 26 (5.59%) C#
5 12 (2.58%) Python
6 9 (1.94%) PHP
7 8 (1.72%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.51%) C
8 7 (1.51%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.86%) Java 8
9 4 (0.86%) VBA
10 3 (0.65%) Groovy
10 3 (0.65%) Perl
10 3 (0.65%) Ruby
10 3 (0.65%) Scala
10 3 (0.65%) XPath
11 2 (0.43%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.22%) VB
12 1 (0.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (4.52%) CISSP
2 17 (3.66%) Degree
3 14 (3.01%) CISM
4 12 (2.58%) CITP
5 11 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.94%) CCNP
7 8 (1.72%) CCNA
7 8 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.72%) Security Cleared
8 4 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.86%) CEH
8 4 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.86%) MCSE
8 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.86%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.65%) CCDP
9 3 (0.65%) SANS
9 3 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.43%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.58%) GDPR
3 10 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) QA
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (8.17%) Docker
2 25 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.80%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.29%) Terminal Server
4 6 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.08%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.08%) vSphere
6 4 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.65%) LXC
8 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.43%) NFS
8 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.43%) XenApp
8 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.23%) Ansible
2 13 (2.80%) Terraform
3 12 (2.58%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.58%) Puppet
4 11 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.72%) SCOM
6 6 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.86%) QRadar
8 3 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.65%) vRealize
9 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.43%) Grafana
9 2 (0.43%) Graphite
9 2 (0.43%) Opsview
9 2 (0.43%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.43%) SCCM
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 52 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.03%) VMware
3 38 (8.17%) Oracle
4 28 (6.02%) SAP
5 27 (5.81%) Cisco
6 21 (4.52%) Pega
7 14 (3.01%) Google
7 14 (3.01%) IBM
8 11 (2.37%) BT
9 10 (2.15%) WSO2
10 9 (1.94%) Citrix
11 6 (1.29%) Symantec
12 5 (1.08%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.86%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.86%) F5
13 4 (0.86%) hybris
13 4 (0.86%) Intel
13 4 (0.86%) SolarWinds
14 3 (0.65%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.65%) Tableau