The median contractor rate for a Business Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Architect
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 120 117
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Architect 1 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.043% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.39% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £650 £600 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £538 £488
% change year-on-year +2.32% +10.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.91 -

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 2160 2572 2382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.79% 95.44% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1421 1330
Median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Business Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Architect in the West Midlands

Business 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 Business Architect in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Architect in the West Midlands

Business Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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

1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
1 6 (42.86%) Target Operating Model
2 5 (35.71%) Analytics
2 5 (35.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (35.71%) Tableau
2 5 (35.71%) Google
2 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
2 5 (35.71%) Teradata
2 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) MySQL
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (35.71%) Data Mining
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (28.57%) ERwin
4 3 (21.43%) CRM
4 3 (21.43%) Business Transformation
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Data Management
5 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) ISEB

Business Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (35.71%) Data Mining
1 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (35.71%) Hadoop
1 5 (35.71%) MySQL
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) ERwin
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Target Operating Model
1 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 5 (35.71%) Analytics
2 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (21.43%) Business Transformation
3 3 (21.43%) CRM
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Google
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
1 5 (35.71%) Tableau
1 5 (35.71%) Teradata