Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £522 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 349 615 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.92% 10.22% 8.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.37% 10.73% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 333 249
West Midlands median daily rate £522 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.30% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £413 £406 £380
90th Percentile £625 £615 £613
England median daily rate £550 £525 £511
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.74% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - £15.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -58.99% -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.91 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.29% +19.78% +2.37%

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 4169 5734 4870
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.66% 95.28% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2620 3344 2859
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.38% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £209
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 186 324
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.55 £38.75 £39.45
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 +10 104 £500 - 8
Shropshire -7 56 £544 +11.54%
Warwickshire -17 39 £513 +4.59% 3
Coventry +17 34 £500 +3.63% 9
Solihull -3 27 £550 +29.41% 2
Walsall +4 12 £550 +0.92%
Staffordshire +1 4 - -
Smethwick 0 1 - -
Wolverhampton -2 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £650 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, 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 Architect in the job title.

1 93 (26.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (20.92%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (13.75%) Security Cleared
5 46 (13.18%) Linux
5 46 (13.18%) Docker
6 45 (12.89%) Java
7 44 (12.61%) SC Cleared
8 43 (12.32%) Puppet
9 42 (12.03%) Windows
10 41 (11.75%) REST
11 37 (10.60%) Enterprise Architecture
11 37 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
11 37 (10.60%) Microservices
12 36 (10.32%) Finance
12 36 (10.32%) TOGAF
12 36 (10.32%) Microsoft
13 33 (9.46%) Ruby
14 32 (9.17%) PaaS
15 31 (8.88%) Migration
15 31 (8.88%) Ansible
15 31 (8.88%) Public Cloud
16 30 (8.60%) ITIL
16 30 (8.60%) SaaS
17 28 (8.02%) SOAP
17 28 (8.02%) LAN
18 27 (7.74%) Python
18 27 (7.74%) Manufacturing
18 27 (7.74%) Elasticsearch
18 27 (7.74%) JIRA

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 27 (7.74%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (7.16%) Confluence
3 20 (5.73%) Cloud Foundry
3 20 (5.73%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.58%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.43%) Documentum
6 5 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.43%) SAS
7 4 (1.15%) Mule
8 3 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.86%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.57%) Apache
9 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.57%) JBoss
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.86%) Magento
2 3 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.86%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.57%) SAP CAR
3 2 (0.57%) SAP HCM
3 2 (0.57%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.57%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.29%) SAP POS DM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.29%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 93 (26.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (20.92%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (9.17%) PaaS
4 30 (8.60%) SaaS
5 24 (6.88%) Heroku
6 23 (6.59%) Office 365
7 21 (6.02%) IaaS
8 19 (5.44%) OpenShift
9 11 (3.15%) GitHub
10 5 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.02%) LAN
2 24 (6.88%) WAN
3 18 (5.16%) Firewall
4 14 (4.01%) Network Security
5 7 (2.01%) 4G
5 7 (2.01%) HTTP
5 7 (2.01%) VoIP
5 7 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (1.72%) 3G
6 6 (1.72%) 5G
6 6 (1.72%) Bluetooth
6 6 (1.72%) RFID
6 6 (1.72%) ZigBee
7 5 (1.43%) HTTPS
7 5 (1.43%) RTCP
7 5 (1.43%) RTP
8 4 (1.15%) Megaco
8 4 (1.15%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.15%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (4.87%) MongoDB
2 17 (4.87%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.01%) MySQL
3 14 (4.01%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (3.15%) SAP HANA
5 10 (2.87%) Big Data
6 8 (2.29%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.43%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.43%) SAP BW
9 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (7.74%) JIRA
2 11 (3.15%) Bitbucket
2 11 (3.15%) GitLab
3 9 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.01%) Subversion
5 5 (1.43%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.15%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.86%) CA Gen
7 3 (0.86%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.86%) Maven
7 3 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.57%) MorphX
9 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.29%) Selenium
9 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (10.32%) Finance
2 27 (7.74%) Manufacturing
3 21 (6.02%) Billing
4 13 (3.72%) Retail
5 12 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.15%) Automotive
7 8 (2.29%) Banking
8 5 (1.43%) Marketing
9 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.57%) Publishing
10 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.75%) REST
2 28 (8.02%) SOAP
3 24 (6.88%) Spring
4 23 (6.59%) Spring Boot
5 22 (6.30%) JSON
6 16 (4.58%) CSS
6 16 (4.58%) Middleware
6 16 (4.58%) Web Services
7 15 (4.30%) HTML
7 15 (4.30%) Play Framework
8 10 (2.87%) Ajax
8 10 (2.87%) CSS3
8 10 (2.87%) HTML5
9 9 (2.58%) Django
9 9 (2.58%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (2.29%) .NET
11 6 (1.72%) Node.js
11 6 (1.72%) XSLT
12 5 (1.43%) Apache Camel
12 5 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.88%) Public Cloud
2 16 (4.58%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.58%) User Experience
3 13 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.01%) SCADA
6 6 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.15%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.86%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.57%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.57%) PKI
9 2 (0.57%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.57%) Replication
9 2 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.29%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.18%) Linux
2 42 (12.03%) Windows
3 24 (6.88%) CentOS
4 15 (4.30%) Unix
5 9 (2.58%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.43%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.15%) AIX
7 4 (1.15%) Solaris
8 2 (0.57%) HPUX
8 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (10.60%) Enterprise Architecture
2 37 (10.60%) Microservices
3 36 (10.32%) TOGAF
4 31 (8.88%) Migration
5 30 (8.60%) ITIL
6 26 (7.45%) Configuration Management
6 26 (7.45%) ERP
6 26 (7.45%) Presales
7 24 (6.88%) API Design
7 24 (6.88%) DevOps
8 22 (6.30%) Scrum
9 21 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (5.73%) API Development
10 20 (5.73%) API Integration
10 20 (5.73%) Open Source
11 18 (5.16%) Technical Architecture
12 17 (4.87%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (4.87%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (12.89%) Java
2 33 (9.46%) Ruby
3 27 (7.74%) Python
4 24 (6.88%) Bash Shell
5 21 (6.02%) SQL
6 15 (4.30%) Scala
7 9 (2.58%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.29%) C#
9 7 (2.01%) Perl
9 7 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.57%) C
12 2 (0.57%) Groovy
12 2 (0.57%) PHP
12 2 (0.57%) X++
12 2 (0.57%) XPath
13 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.29%) F#
13 1 (0.29%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 48 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.44%) Degree
4 9 (2.58%) CCNA
4 9 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.72%) JNCIA
7 4 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.86%) CCNP
9 2 (0.57%) CISA
9 2 (0.57%) CISM
9 2 (0.57%) CISSP
9 2 (0.57%) ISEB
9 2 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 2 (0.57%) MCSA
9 2 (0.57%) MCSE
9 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.43%) COBIT
1 5 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.86%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) SEPA
System Software
1 46 (13.18%) Docker
2 16 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) vCloud
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (12.32%) Puppet
2 31 (8.88%) Ansible
3 25 (7.16%) Terraform
4 19 (5.44%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.86%) QRadar
6 3 (0.86%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.57%) SCCM
8 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.29%) FTK
8 1 (0.29%) Kibana
8 1 (0.29%) logstash
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.29%) Nagios
8 1 (0.29%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.29%) SCOM
8 1 (0.29%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 36 (10.32%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.16%) SAP
3 23 (6.59%) Oracle
4 22 (6.30%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (4.87%) MuleSoft
6 15 (4.30%) Cisco
7 13 (3.72%) Red Hat
8 11 (3.15%) Apigee
8 11 (3.15%) Pega
8 11 (3.15%) VMware
9 9 (2.58%) WSO2
10 8 (2.29%) Juniper
11 7 (2.01%) IBM
12 6 (1.72%) EMC
12 6 (1.72%) webMethods
13 5 (1.43%) Mitel
14 4 (1.15%) BEA
14 4 (1.15%) BT
14 4 (1.15%) Informatica
14 4 (1.15%) ServiceNow
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