Period
to 27 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 12 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 186 457 425
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.93% 9.96% 8.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.40% 10.50% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 262 244
Median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +7.32%
10th Percentile £455 £463 £425
90th Percentile £744 £688 £675
England median daily rate £600 £575 £563
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.22% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -33.96% +23.98%

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 1,978 4,353 4,638
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.90% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,156 2,724 2,860
Median daily rate £441 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 141 189
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -10.14%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.00 £10.70
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +7.69% +5.33% -2.57%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Architect in the West Midlands

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in the West Midlands

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in the West Midlands.

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 27 May 2020. 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 -2 64 £600 +9.09% 11
Coventry +4 51 £538 +13.16% 3
Warwickshire -6 17 £575 +4.55% 4
Worcestershire +18 7 £625 +13.64% 6
Solihull -11 6 £550 -12.00% 4
Staffordshire +15 5 £538 -6.52% 4
Shropshire -23 3 £550 -11.29% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 £388 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 80 (43.01%) Azure
2 58 (31.18%) Microsoft
3 46 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (18.28%) Security Cleared
5 28 (15.05%) Migration
5 28 (15.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 26 (13.98%) Oracle
7 25 (13.44%) Active Directory
8 24 (12.90%) .NET
9 22 (11.83%) CISSP
10 21 (11.29%) Cisco
11 20 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (10.75%) TOGAF
11 20 (10.75%) DV Cleared
12 19 (10.22%) SQL
12 19 (10.22%) C#
13 17 (9.14%) AWS
13 17 (9.14%) PaaS
13 17 (9.14%) Security Architecture
14 16 (8.60%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (8.60%) Data Architecture
14 16 (8.60%) VoIP
15 15 (8.06%) CCIE
15 15 (8.06%) Finance
15 15 (8.06%) Architectural Design
16 14 (7.53%) Technology Roadmap
16 14 (7.53%) Case Management
16 14 (7.53%) Data Centre
16 14 (7.53%) VMware
16 14 (7.53%) SQL Server

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 10 (5.38%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.69%) ArcGIS
3 5 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.69%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.15%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.08%) CMS
5 2 (1.08%) Confluence
5 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.08%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
6 1 (0.54%) Sonic ESB
6 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.69%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (2.15%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 80 (43.01%) Azure
2 17 (9.14%) AWS
2 17 (9.14%) PaaS
3 16 (8.60%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (6.45%) Power Platform
5 11 (5.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (5.91%) IaaS
6 9 (4.84%) Logic Apps
6 9 (4.84%) Office 365
6 9 (4.84%) SaaS
7 7 (3.76%) GCP
7 7 (3.76%) Serverless
8 6 (3.23%) PowerApps
9 4 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.61%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (1.08%) Boomi
11 2 (1.08%) G Suite
11 2 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.60%) VoIP
2 10 (5.38%) LAN
2 10 (5.38%) Skype
2 10 (5.38%) VPN
2 10 (5.38%) WAN
3 8 (4.30%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (3.76%) Unified Communications
4 7 (3.76%) Wireless
5 6 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
5 6 (3.23%) Firewall
6 5 (2.69%) BGP
6 5 (2.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (2.69%) DMVPN
6 5 (2.69%) EIGRP
6 5 (2.69%) OSPF
7 2 (1.08%) DKIM
7 2 (1.08%) DMARC
7 2 (1.08%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.08%) Network Security
8 1 (0.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.30%) Power BI
4 7 (3.76%) GIS
5 6 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.15%) Big Data
6 4 (2.15%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.61%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.61%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.61%) MySQL
7 3 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.08%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.54%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.61%) JIRA
1 3 (1.61%) RStudio
2 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.54%) Charles Proxy
3 1 (0.54%) ERwin
3 1 (0.54%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 15 (8.06%) Finance
2 12 (6.45%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.69%) Retail
4 4 (2.15%) Automotive
5 3 (1.61%) Legal
5 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.08%) Banking
6 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Billing
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Military
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.90%) .NET
2 8 (4.30%) Web Services
3 7 (3.76%) SAML
3 7 (3.76%) XML
4 6 (3.23%) JSON
4 6 (3.23%) OAuth
4 6 (3.23%) REST
5 4 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (2.15%) SOAP
6 3 (1.61%) Node.js
6 3 (1.61%) OAuth2
6 3 (1.61%) RESTful
6 3 (1.61%) Shiny
7 2 (1.08%) .NET Core
7 2 (1.08%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.08%) LDAP
7 2 (1.08%) OpenID
7 2 (1.08%) SAP Fiori
7 2 (1.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.91%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.61%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.61%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.08%) PKI
6 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.54%) SCADA
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.53%) Windows
2 12 (6.45%) Linux
3 7 (3.76%) Solaris
4 5 (2.69%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.15%) Android
5 4 (2.15%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.15%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.08%) Unix
7 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.05%) Enterprise Architecture
2 28 (15.05%) Migration
3 20 (10.75%) TOGAF
4 17 (9.14%) Security Architecture
5 16 (8.60%) Data Architecture
6 15 (8.06%) Architectural Design
7 14 (7.53%) Case Management
7 14 (7.53%) Technology Roadmap
7 14 (7.53%) Zachman Framework
8 13 (6.99%) DevOps
9 12 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (6.45%) Data Migration
9 12 (6.45%) Data Modelling
10 11 (5.91%) ETL
11 10 (5.38%) CRM
11 10 (5.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 10 (5.38%) Information Security
11 10 (5.38%) Project Management
11 10 (5.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.22%) C#
1 19 (10.22%) SQL
2 9 (4.84%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.30%) Java
3 8 (4.30%) Python
4 2 (1.08%) ABAP
4 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.54%) C
5 1 (0.54%) C++
5 1 (0.54%) R
5 1 (0.54%) Ruby
5 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.83%) CISSP
3 20 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (10.75%) DV Cleared
4 15 (8.06%) CCIE
5 14 (7.53%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.84%) CCIE Collaboration
7 9 (4.84%) CCNP
8 7 (3.76%) CCDP
8 7 (3.76%) CCNA
8 7 (3.76%) GIAC
9 6 (3.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 6 (3.23%) Degree
10 5 (2.69%) CCDE
11 4 (2.15%) MCSA
11 4 (2.15%) MCSE
12 3 (1.61%) CCSP
12 3 (1.61%) CISM
12 3 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) GDPR
2 7 (3.76%) COBIT
3 6 (3.23%) NIST
3 6 (3.23%) NIST 800
4 3 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.61%) QA
5 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.54%) NCSC
System Software
1 25 (13.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.61%) Docker
4 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.54%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.54%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.54%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.54%) vCloud
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.15%) SCCM
2 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.08%) Terraform
2 2 (1.08%) vRealize
3 1 (0.54%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.54%) QRadar
3 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 58 (31.18%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.98%) Oracle
3 21 (11.29%) Cisco
4 14 (7.53%) VMware
5 9 (4.84%) Juniper
6 7 (3.76%) Dell
6 7 (3.76%) Google
7 6 (3.23%) SAP
7 6 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 6 (3.23%) Splunk
8 5 (2.69%) IBM
9 4 (2.15%) ESRI
10 3 (1.61%) CA
10 3 (1.61%) Zscaler
11 2 (1.08%) Cadence
11 2 (1.08%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.08%) ForgeRock
11 2 (1.08%) hybris
11 2 (1.08%) Mapinfo
11 2 (1.08%) Proofpoint