The median contractor rate for a Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 11 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 171 280 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.82% 9.80% 8.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.29% 10.29% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 155 120
Median daily rate £500 £500 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £417 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £47.91 £42.00
% change year-on-year -37.54% +14.07%  

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 2062 2721 2585
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.24% 95.21% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1547 1500
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +8.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 74 174
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.04 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +12 44 £500 - 15
Shropshire 0 28 £491 -2.87% 5
Coventry +15 25 £510 +2.00% 4
Warwickshire -12 21 £500 +7.52% 1
Solihull +5 11 - -
Staffordshire +4 4 - -
Walsall - 2 £378 -
Smethwick +1 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £650 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £700 -
Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 75 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 52 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
5 50 (13.77%) Security Cleared
6 46 (12.67%) SC Cleared
7 45 (12.40%) Windows
7 45 (12.40%) Finance
8 39 (10.74%) Migration
9 37 (10.19%) ITIL
10 36 (9.92%) Linux
10 36 (9.92%) TOGAF
11 33 (9.09%) Manufacturing
12 32 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
12 32 (8.82%) Oracle
13 31 (8.54%) Ruby
13 31 (8.54%) Public Cloud
14 30 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (7.99%) SAP
15 29 (7.99%) Telecoms
16 28 (7.71%) Web Services
17 26 (7.16%) SQL
17 26 (7.16%) IBM
18 25 (6.89%) Configuration Management
18 25 (6.89%) Network Security
18 25 (6.89%) Puppet
19 24 (6.61%) Enterprise Architecture
19 24 (6.61%) SOA
19 24 (6.61%) Python
19 24 (6.61%) SharePoint

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 24 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.06%) Confluence
3 21 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.93%) SAS
5 6 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.65%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.38%) Apache
6 5 (1.38%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.38%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.10%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.10%) Documentum
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.28%) ArchestrA
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.10%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.10%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (0.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.83%) Magento
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.83%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.83%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.83%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.55%) SAP CAR
5 2 (0.55%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.28%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 75 (20.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (14.33%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (6.06%) Office 365
4 15 (4.13%) IaaS
5 13 (3.58%) SaaS
6 7 (1.93%) PaaS
7 6 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.83%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.28%) Heroku
11 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.89%) Network Security
2 18 (4.96%) Firewall
3 16 (4.41%) WAN
4 15 (4.13%) LAN
5 11 (3.03%) SAN
6 8 (2.20%) LDAP
6 8 (2.20%) SSL
7 6 (1.65%) Skype
8 5 (1.38%) DNS
9 3 (0.83%) Internet
9 3 (0.83%) VoIP
10 2 (0.55%) DHCP
10 2 (0.55%) DWDM
10 2 (0.55%) Intranet
10 2 (0.55%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.55%) MPLS
10 2 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.55%) VPN
10 2 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (4.68%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (4.41%) Hadoop
4 15 (4.13%) NoSQL
5 13 (3.58%) MySQL
6 12 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.75%) Big Data
7 10 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.48%) SAP HANA
8 9 (2.48%) SQL Server
9 8 (2.20%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 5 (1.38%) HBase
11 5 (1.38%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.38%) SAP BW
12 4 (1.10%) DB2
12 4 (1.10%) Informix
12 4 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (6.34%) JIRA
2 4 (1.10%) ClearCase
2 4 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.10%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.83%) CA Gen
3 3 (0.83%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.83%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.55%) ERwin
4 2 (0.55%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.55%) Subversion
4 2 (0.55%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.28%) Ant
5 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.28%) JMeter
5 1 (0.28%) JUnit
5 1 (0.28%) Maven
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
General
1 45 (12.40%) Finance
2 33 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 29 (7.99%) Telecoms
4 23 (6.34%) Retail
5 13 (3.58%) Automotive
6 9 (2.48%) Banking
7 8 (2.20%) Electronics
7 8 (2.20%) Marketing
8 6 (1.65%) Advertising
9 4 (1.10%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.55%) Billing
10 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.71%) Web Services
2 19 (5.23%) CSS
3 17 (4.68%) JSON
3 17 (4.68%) REST
4 13 (3.58%) HTML
5 12 (3.31%) .NET
5 12 (3.31%) Play Framework
6 10 (2.75%) Ajax
6 10 (2.75%) CSS3
6 10 (2.75%) Django
6 10 (2.75%) HTML5
6 10 (2.75%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (1.93%) J2EE
8 6 (1.65%) JDBC
8 6 (1.65%) ODBC
8 6 (1.65%) SAML
9 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.10%) Middleware
9 4 (1.10%) SOAP
10 3 (0.83%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.54%) Public Cloud
2 23 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.68%) User Experience
5 9 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.65%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.38%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.38%) CLARiiON
8 5 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.38%) SCADA
8 5 (1.38%) Symmetrix DMX
9 4 (1.10%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.10%) Wiki
10 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.83%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.40%) Windows
2 36 (9.92%) Linux
3 21 (5.79%) CentOS
4 17 (4.68%) Unix
5 7 (1.93%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.93%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) AIX
7 1 (0.28%) HPUX
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (17.08%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (10.74%) Migration
3 37 (10.19%) ITIL
4 36 (9.92%) TOGAF
5 30 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (6.89%) Configuration Management
7 24 (6.61%) Data Modelling
7 24 (6.61%) Enterprise Architecture
7 24 (6.61%) SOA
8 23 (6.34%) Presales
9 22 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (5.79%) CRM
11 17 (4.68%) E-Commerce
12 15 (4.13%) Analytics
12 15 (4.13%) Customer Requirements
13 13 (3.58%) Change Management
13 13 (3.58%) Open Source
13 13 (3.58%) Technical Architecture
13 13 (3.58%) Workflow
14 12 (3.31%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.54%) Ruby
2 26 (7.16%) SQL
3 24 (6.61%) Python
4 23 (6.34%) Java
5 21 (5.79%) Bash Shell
6 13 (3.58%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.31%) Scala
8 10 (2.75%) C#
9 7 (1.93%) Perl
9 7 (1.93%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.38%) PHP
11 4 (1.10%) ABAP
11 4 (1.10%) C
11 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.28%) SAS Macro
12 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (13.77%) Security Cleared
2 46 (12.67%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.51%) Degree
4 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.10%) CCNA
5 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.83%) CISSP
6 3 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.83%) JNCIA
7 2 (0.55%) CISA
7 2 (0.55%) CISM
8 1 (0.28%) CCNP
8 1 (0.28%) ISEB
8 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.28%) MCITP
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.38%) SLA
3 4 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.55%) Basel II
4 2 (0.55%) COBIT
4 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.55%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.28%) P3O
5 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (6.06%) Docker
2 15 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.48%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.20%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.38%) SRDF
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.28%) vCloud
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (6.89%) Puppet
2 22 (6.06%) Terraform
3 21 (5.79%) Ansible
4 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.83%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.55%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.28%) Oozie
6 1 (0.28%) SCOM
6 1 (0.28%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.82%) Oracle
3 29 (7.99%) SAP
4 26 (7.16%) IBM
5 18 (4.96%) Pega
6 16 (4.41%) VMware
7 12 (3.31%) Informatica
7 12 (3.31%) ServiceNow
8 11 (3.03%) BT
8 11 (3.03%) Dell
8 11 (3.03%) EMC
8 11 (3.03%) HP
9 10 (2.75%) Cisco
10 8 (2.20%) Capita
10 8 (2.20%) TOWER Software
11 7 (1.93%) Google
12 6 (1.65%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.65%) hybris
12 6 (1.65%) NetApp
12 6 (1.65%) Teradata
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