The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £498 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.

Senior Architect
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 111 114
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 21 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.98% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.03% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 6
Median daily rate £498 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.12% +23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £488 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £575 £600
% change year-on-year -9.56% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 - -

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%  

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 24 April 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 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
Shropshire +32 11 £493 +1.19% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £556 -
Coventry +11 2 £500 -9.09%
Birmingham +12 1 - -
Senior Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (41.94%) Configuration Management
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (38.71%) Public Cloud
2 12 (38.71%) Terraform
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) JIRA
3 11 (35.48%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (35.48%) Python
3 11 (35.48%) Ansible
3 11 (35.48%) Docker
3 11 (35.48%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (35.48%) CentOS
3 11 (35.48%) Ruby
3 11 (35.48%) Puppet
3 11 (35.48%) Bash Shell
3 11 (35.48%) Confluence
3 11 (35.48%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
6 4 (12.90%) Logistics
6 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) Content Management
7 3 (9.68%) Information Management
7 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.68%) User Experience
8 2 (6.45%) Programme Governance
8 2 (6.45%) Mentoring

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 11 (35.48%) Confluence
1 11 (35.48%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (35.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Camel
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Public Cloud
2 3 (9.68%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Linux
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) CentOS
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) Logistics
2 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.68%) Content Management
3 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.68%) Information Management
4 2 (6.45%) Coaching
4 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.45%) Programme Governance
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.23%) BDD
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) IT Governance
5 1 (3.23%) Open Source
5 1 (3.23%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Bash Shell
1 11 (35.48%) Python
1 11 (35.48%) Ruby
2 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) Terraform
2 11 (35.48%) Ansible
2 11 (35.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Pega
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) MuleSoft
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) WSO2
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £496.15 per day
Posted: 3 days ago