Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £623 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 147 160
Rank change year-on-year -43 +13 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 12 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.70% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.74% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 33
West Midlands median daily rate £623 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.50% +2.56% +1.04%
10th Percentile £525 £487 £469
90th Percentile £738 £580 £648
England median daily rate £610 £550 £561
% change year-on-year +10.91% -1.96% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year +10.39% - -

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 4,932 4,186 5,707
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,992 2,628 3,327
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 182 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.15% +12.50% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.18
90th Percentile £35.45 £43.18 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +8.57%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Warwickshire -1 6 £550 -8.33%
Coventry -15 1 £695 +39.00%
Birmingham -18 1 - - 6
Shropshire -39 1 - -
Senior Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Senior 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 Senior Architect in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (16.67%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Service Design
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) Process Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) Mocha
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) Redis
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) Redis
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Mocha
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) LESS
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
1 1 (8.33%) OAuth
1 1 (8.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (16.67%) Privileged Access Management
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Business Development
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Process Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Design
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (8.33%) PHP
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) Opsview
1 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Zend