Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 January 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.

Senior Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 178 156
Rank change year-on-year +2 -22 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 9 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.30% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.31% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 34
West Midlands median daily rate £545 £588 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.23% -9.62% +42.86%
10th Percentile £381 £425 £500
90th Percentile £750 £653 £700
England median daily rate £600 £600 £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £45.45
% change year-on-year - -0.99% -

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 4,442 5,088 4,691
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.59% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,780 3,049 2,635
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £220 £224
90th Percentile £538 £544 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 224 228
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.92 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.64% -6.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.60 £10.33
90th Percentile £47.05 £37.03 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Senior Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Architect in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Architect in the West Midlands

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Architect in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 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 -7 4 £608 +10.45% 7
Warwickshire +7 3 - - 1
Coventry +7 1 £575 -8.00% 1
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Senior Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Senior 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 Senior Architect in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
1 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) COBIT
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Service Design
3 2 (22.22%) RESTful
3 2 (22.22%) Data Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Information Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management

Senior 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 1 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
1 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Service Design
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
3 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Data Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Information Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
4 1 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Apex Code
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) COBIT
2 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (11.11%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) F5
1 1 (11.11%) Guidewire
1 1 (11.11%) Juniper
1 1 (11.11%) Radware
1 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com