Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Senior Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 156 169
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 31 50 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.83% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.88% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 33 10
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £488 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.04% -1.53%
10th Percentile £487 £469 £384
90th Percentile £580 £648 £715
England median daily rate £550 £563 £575
% change year-on-year -2.22% -2.17% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.50 - -

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 4168 5713 4837
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.68% 95.26% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2617 3332 2840
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £209
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 182 321
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.25 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

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 23 July 2017.

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 23 July 2017. 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
Shropshire +15 14 £496 +1.77%
Warwickshire +7 7 £600 +9.09%
Birmingham +18 3 - - 1
Coventry +16 2 £500 -
Senior Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, 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 16 (51.61%) Windows
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (51.61%) Public Cloud
2 15 (48.39%) Terraform
2 15 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (48.39%) JIRA
2 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Configuration Management
3 14 (45.16%) Python
3 14 (45.16%) Ruby
3 14 (45.16%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (45.16%) CentOS
3 14 (45.16%) Bash Shell
3 14 (45.16%) Confluence
3 14 (45.16%) Puppet
3 14 (45.16%) Ansible
3 14 (45.16%) Docker
3 14 (45.16%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
5 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
6 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.90%) Logistics
7 4 (12.90%) Degree
8 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
8 3 (9.68%) User Experience
8 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.68%) Automotive
8 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
8 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture

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 14 (45.16%) Confluence
1 14 (45.16%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.68%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (9.68%) Automotive
1 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Apache Camel
1 2 (6.45%) JSON
1 2 (6.45%) Middleware
1 2 (6.45%) SOAP
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
1 2 (6.45%) XSLT
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) ADO.NET
2 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) J2EE
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
2 1 (3.23%) WCF
2 1 (3.23%) WinForms
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Public Cloud
2 3 (9.68%) User Experience
3 2 (6.45%) Taxonomies
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Linux
3 14 (45.16%) CentOS
4 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Configuration Management
2 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
3 4 (12.90%) Logistics
3 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Content Management
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) IT Strategy
5 2 (6.45%) Metadata Management
5 2 (6.45%) MVC
5 2 (6.45%) Ontologies
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Governance
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) SOA
6 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (3.23%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Bash Shell
1 14 (45.16%) Python
1 14 (45.16%) Ruby
2 1 (3.23%) F#
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (48.39%) Terraform
2 14 (45.16%) Ansible
2 14 (45.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) IBM
1 2 (6.45%) MuleSoft
1 2 (6.45%) WSO2
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) SAP