Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 16 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 416 368 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.71% 7.94% 9.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.15% 8.39% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 223 272
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £408
90th Percentile £675 £674 £649
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.09% - -
England median hourly rate £49.15 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +15.65% -22.73% +46.08%

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 4,545 4,388 5,001
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 94.67% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,836 2,694 2,790
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £222
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 209 170
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +11.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.53 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.25 £37.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -3 125 £550 +10.00% 14
Warwickshire +12 92 £538 +4.12% 17
Coventry +8 73 £501 -1.38% 11
Shropshire -20 36 £550 +10.43% 4
Solihull -4 19 £420 -14.94% 3
Staffordshire -1 6 £500 -9.09%
Worcestershire -4 4 - -
Herefordshire +4 3 - - 2
Wolverhampton -6 2 £600 +33.33%
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 98 (23.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (19.47%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (14.90%) Migration
5 55 (13.22%) Finance
6 52 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 44 (10.58%) GDPR
7 44 (10.58%) Oracle
7 44 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (10.34%) TOGAF
9 40 (9.62%) VMware
9 40 (9.62%) ITIL
9 40 (9.62%) Windows
10 35 (8.41%) DevOps
11 34 (8.17%) WAN
12 32 (7.69%) Project Management
13 31 (7.45%) CISSP
13 31 (7.45%) Linux
13 31 (7.45%) SOA
13 31 (7.45%) Security Architecture
14 30 (7.21%) Office 365
14 30 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (7.21%) Unix
14 30 (7.21%) Firewall
15 29 (6.97%) LAN
15 29 (6.97%) Cisco
15 29 (6.97%) Technical Architecture
16 28 (6.73%) SQL Server
16 28 (6.73%) Information Security
17 27 (6.49%) Cybersecurity

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 12 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.68%) Anypoint
2 7 (1.68%) Documentum
2 7 (1.68%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.68%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.20%) CMS
3 5 (1.20%) JBoss
4 4 (0.96%) Apache
4 4 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.72%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (0.72%) Apache Synapse
5 3 (0.72%) Liferay
5 3 (0.72%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.48%) IIS
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.48%) CATIA
2 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.72%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.72%) SAP PP
3 3 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.48%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 98 (23.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (19.47%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (7.21%) Office 365
4 20 (4.81%) PaaS
5 15 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (3.61%) SaaS
6 12 (2.88%) IaaS
7 10 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.96%) Serverless
11 3 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.24%) Heroku
13 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.24%) Route 53
13 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.17%) WAN
2 30 (7.21%) Firewall
3 29 (6.97%) LAN
4 20 (4.81%) Network Security
4 20 (4.81%) SNMP
5 17 (4.09%) SAN
6 16 (3.85%) MPLS
6 16 (3.85%) VLAN
7 13 (3.13%) Wireless
8 6 (1.44%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.96%) OpenFlow
10 4 (0.96%) VoIP
11 3 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.72%) DNS
11 3 (0.72%) Intranet
11 3 (0.72%) VPN
11 3 (0.72%) VSAN
12 2 (0.48%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.40%) MySQL
4 8 (1.92%) Big Data
5 6 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.96%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.72%) OLAP
8 3 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.72%) QlikView
8 3 (0.72%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.72%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.72%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (4.09%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (1.44%) GitLab
3 6 (1.44%) Selenium
4 5 (1.20%) Subversion
4 5 (1.20%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.96%) JMeter
6 2 (0.48%) JIRA
7 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.24%) JUnit
7 1 (0.24%) Maven
7 1 (0.24%) Mocha
7 1 (0.24%) MorphX
7 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (13.22%) Finance
2 22 (5.29%) Manufacturing
3 20 (4.81%) Automotive
4 18 (4.33%) Retail
5 9 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.68%) Advertising
6 7 (1.68%) Banking
7 3 (0.72%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.48%) Legal
8 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.01%) .NET
2 21 (5.05%) Web Services
3 18 (4.33%) Middleware
4 11 (2.64%) JSON
5 9 (2.16%) REST
6 8 (1.92%) HTML
6 8 (1.92%) RESTful
7 7 (1.68%) OAuth
7 7 (1.68%) XML
8 6 (1.44%) CSS
8 6 (1.44%) OAuth2
8 6 (1.44%) Spring
9 5 (1.20%) React
10 4 (0.96%) .NET Core
10 4 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.96%) Node.js
10 4 (0.96%) OpenDaylight
10 4 (0.96%) Play Framework
10 4 (0.96%) SOAP
11 3 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.29%) Public Cloud
3 20 (4.81%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 13 (3.13%) User Experience
6 12 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.16%) PKI
8 8 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.44%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Licensing
12 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.72%) TM Forum
13 2 (0.48%) DataPower
13 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.62%) Windows
2 31 (7.45%) Linux
3 30 (7.21%) Unix
4 9 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.92%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.68%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.44%) Solaris
8 3 (0.72%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) HPUX
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (14.90%) Migration
3 44 (10.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (10.34%) TOGAF
5 40 (9.62%) ITIL
6 35 (8.41%) DevOps
7 32 (7.69%) Project Management
8 31 (7.45%) Security Architecture
8 31 (7.45%) SOA
9 29 (6.97%) Technical Architecture
10 28 (6.73%) Information Security
11 27 (6.49%) Cybersecurity
12 26 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
13 25 (6.01%) CRM
13 25 (6.01%) Data Migration
14 21 (5.05%) ERP
14 21 (5.05%) Identity Management
14 21 (5.05%) Open Source
14 21 (5.05%) SIEM
15 20 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.77%) SQL
2 23 (5.53%) Java
2 23 (5.53%) Python
3 15 (3.61%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.37%) Perl
5 12 (2.88%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.64%) C#
7 9 (2.16%) Ruby
8 7 (1.68%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.96%) Scala
10 3 (0.72%) PHP
10 3 (0.72%) VBA
11 2 (0.48%) C
11 2 (0.48%) VBScript
12 1 (0.24%) ABAP
12 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.24%) X++
Qualifications
1 31 (7.45%) CISSP
2 23 (5.53%) Degree
3 21 (5.05%) Security Cleared
4 20 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (4.09%) CCNP
6 16 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.13%) CCNA
8 11 (2.64%) SANS
9 5 (1.20%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.20%) CCIE
9 5 (1.20%) CISM
9 5 (1.20%) GSEC
9 5 (1.20%) ISSAP
10 4 (0.96%) CEH
10 4 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.72%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.58%) GDPR
2 16 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.92%) COBIT
4 7 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.96%) GCP
7 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.72%) QA
8 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.92%) VMware NSX
4 6 (1.44%) Docker
4 6 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.96%) XenApp
6 3 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.48%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (3.61%) Ansible
3 11 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.16%) Puppet
5 7 (1.68%) Terraform
6 5 (1.20%) Graylog
6 5 (1.20%) logstash
6 5 (1.20%) Nagios
6 5 (1.20%) Rundeck
6 5 (1.20%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.96%) Automic
7 4 (0.96%) vRealize
8 3 (0.72%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.72%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.72%) SCCM
8 3 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.24%) MOM
9 1 (0.24%) SCOM
9 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 44 (10.58%) Oracle
3 40 (9.62%) VMware
4 29 (6.97%) Cisco
5 23 (5.53%) Google
5 23 (5.53%) SAP
6 11 (2.64%) MuleSoft
7 10 (2.40%) IBM
7 10 (2.40%) Juniper
8 8 (1.92%) CheckPoint
8 8 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.92%) Splunk
9 7 (1.68%) HP
9 7 (1.68%) Pega
10 6 (1.44%) Capita
11 5 (1.20%) Citrix
12 4 (0.96%) CA
12 4 (0.96%) Dell
12 4 (0.96%) EMC
12 4 (0.96%) Salesforce.com