Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Technical Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 155 116
Rank change year-on-year +24 -39 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 53 65 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.11% 1.05% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.10% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 31
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £461 £390 £338
90th Percentile £753 £620 £620
England median daily rate £545 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.00 £80.00 £42.07
% change year-on-year -28.75% +90.18% +5.16%

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 4534 5902 4711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.99% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2862 3538 2697
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Architect in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in the West Midlands

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in the West Midlands

Technical Architect
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 Technical Architect in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in the West Midlands

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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 +5 11 £575 +24.32%
Coventry +26 9 £625 +28.21%
Birmingham +7 9 £500 +5.26% 2
Warwickshire -1 5 £590 +12.38%
Solihull +5 2 £420 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (22.64%) REST
5 11 (20.75%) Scrum
6 10 (18.87%) TDD
7 9 (16.98%) JSON
7 9 (16.98%) Java
7 9 (16.98%) NoSQL
8 8 (15.09%) Office 365
8 8 (15.09%) MongoDB
8 8 (15.09%) Kanban
8 8 (15.09%) HTML
8 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
8 8 (15.09%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (15.09%) Migration
8 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (13.21%) Windows
9 7 (13.21%) MySQL
9 7 (13.21%) Data Migration
9 7 (13.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (13.21%) Microservices
10 6 (11.32%) Play Framework
10 6 (11.32%) User Stories
10 6 (11.32%) HTML5
10 6 (11.32%) CSS3
10 6 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (11.32%) Scala
10 6 (11.32%) CSS

Technical 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 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) Mule
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.77%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (3.77%) JBoss
4 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.89%) WildFly
4 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.09%) Office 365
3 6 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (7.55%) Heroku
4 4 (7.55%) PaaS
5 3 (5.66%) IaaS
5 3 (5.66%) SaaS
6 2 (3.77%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) LAN
2 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) SSL
2 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) WAN
2 2 (3.77%) Wireless
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.89%) DHCP
3 1 (1.89%) DNS
3 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) SAN
3 1 (1.89%) Skype
3 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) NoSQL
2 8 (15.09%) MongoDB
3 7 (13.21%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (13.21%) MySQL
3 7 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.77%) Maven
1 2 (3.77%) MorphX
1 2 (3.77%) Subversion
2 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.66%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Automotive
3 2 (3.77%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) REST
2 9 (16.98%) JSON
3 8 (15.09%) HTML
4 6 (11.32%) Ajax
4 6 (11.32%) CSS
4 6 (11.32%) CSS3
4 6 (11.32%) HTML5
4 6 (11.32%) Middleware
4 6 (11.32%) Play Framework
4 6 (11.32%) SOAP
5 5 (9.43%) Django
5 5 (9.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (9.43%) Web Services
5 5 (9.43%) XML
6 4 (7.55%) .NET
6 4 (7.55%) Spring
6 4 (7.55%) Spring Boot
7 2 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (3.77%) jQuery
7 2 (3.77%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) User Experience
2 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Digital Signage
4 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Unix
4 4 (7.55%) AIX
4 4 (7.55%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.77%) HPUX
5 2 (3.77%) Mac OS X
5 2 (3.77%) Solaris
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.75%) Scrum
3 10 (18.87%) TDD
4 8 (15.09%) Kanban
4 8 (15.09%) Migration
4 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (15.09%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (13.21%) Data Migration
5 7 (13.21%) Microservices
6 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
6 6 (11.32%) User Stories
7 5 (9.43%) API Design
7 5 (9.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 5 (9.43%) Open Source
7 5 (9.43%) Product Management
7 5 (9.43%) Prototyping
7 5 (9.43%) Software Architecture
8 4 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (7.55%) SOA
8 4 (7.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) Scala
3 5 (9.43%) Ruby
4 4 (7.55%) SQL
5 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.77%) Groovy
6 2 (3.77%) PHP
6 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.77%) X++
6 2 (3.77%) XPath
7 1 (1.89%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.89%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) CCIE
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.89%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) ISEB
2 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (1.89%) MCSA
2 1 (1.89%) MCSD
2 1 (1.89%) MCSE
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.77%) vSphere
2 2 (3.77%) XenApp
2 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.89%) Docker
3 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
2 3 (5.66%) Ansible
3 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.89%) SCCM
4 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) WSO2
3 4 (7.55%) IBM
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) VMware
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco
5 2 (3.77%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.77%) webMethods
6 1 (1.89%) AppSense
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) Sophos
6 1 (1.89%) Sun
6 1 (1.89%) Veeam
6 1 (1.89%) Zerto