Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Software Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Architecture over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Software Architecture
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 183 139
Rank change year-on-year +19 -44 +24
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 14 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.47% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.56% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 12
West Midlands median daily rate £424 £450 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.83% -12.20% +70.83%
10th Percentile £343 £373 £413
90th Percentile £575 £549 £618
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £29.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.39% -6.17% -4.73%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year +28.57% +11.32% -32.39%

Software Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4015 5138 3901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.92% 83.07% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2563 3080 2233
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 138 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Architecture in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architecture in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
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 Software Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 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 -3 4 £575 +38.55%
Warwickshire +4 3 - -
Birmingham +7 2 £375 -31.82% 1
Coventry - 2 £398 -
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) REST
3 7 (50.00%) Product Management
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) CSS
4 6 (42.86%) HTML
4 6 (42.86%) HTML5
4 6 (42.86%) CSS3
5 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
5 5 (35.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
5 5 (35.71%) User Stories
5 5 (35.71%) Line Management
5 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 5 (35.71%) Kanban
5 5 (35.71%) MySQL
5 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (35.71%) Prototyping
6 4 (28.57%) Ajax
6 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 4 (28.57%) JSON
7 3 (21.43%) Scala
7 3 (21.43%) Open Source
7 3 (21.43%) Django
7 3 (21.43%) Ruby
7 3 (21.43%) Telematics
7 3 (21.43%) Play Framework
7 3 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (21.43%) Smartphone

Software Architecture
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 2 (14.29%) JBoss
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) MQTT
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (35.71%) MongoDB
1 5 (35.71%) MySQL
1 5 (35.71%) NoSQL
1 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Software Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Angular Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) REST
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) CSS3
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) HTML5
3 4 (28.57%) Ajax
3 4 (28.57%) JSON
4 3 (21.43%) Django
4 3 (21.43%) Play Framework
4 3 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (14.29%) Angular 2
5 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 2 (14.29%) J2EE
5 2 (14.29%) JDBC
5 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Infotainment
1 3 (21.43%) Smartphone
2 2 (14.29%) iPad
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Product Management
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (35.71%) Kanban
3 5 (35.71%) Line Management
3 5 (35.71%) Prototyping
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
4 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Telematics
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Multithreaded Programming
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Ruby
1 3 (21.43%) Scala
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) ATG
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle