Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 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.

Technical Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 118 138
Rank change year-on-year -41 +20 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 41 57 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.80% 1.29% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.36% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 40
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £534 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.04% +6.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £439 £467 £402
90th Percentile £625 £674 £603
England median daily rate £550 £544 £525
% change year-on-year +1.10% +3.62% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £63.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year -44.88% -20.63% +61.62%

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 4,882 4,202 5,714
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.75% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,960 2,642 3,333
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
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 211 182 182
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 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.75 £43.18 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 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
Coventry -11 11 £544 +3.57%
Birmingham -25 8 £550 +4.76% 13
Warwickshire -2 7 £451 -12.10%
Shropshire -27 5 £575 -
Wolverhampton -3 4 £600 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) .NET
3 9 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
4 8 (19.51%) VMware
5 7 (17.07%) Migration
5 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.07%) Private Cloud
6 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
6 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
6 6 (14.63%) Open Source
6 6 (14.63%) Java
6 6 (14.63%) C#
6 6 (14.63%) Workflow
7 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.20%) Scrum
7 5 (12.20%) Windows
7 5 (12.20%) SOA
7 5 (12.20%) PaaS
7 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
7 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
7 5 (12.20%) GDPR
8 4 (9.76%) Docker
8 4 (9.76%) User Experience
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (9.76%) Node.js
8 4 (9.76%) IBM

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 2 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Synapse
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.44%) Sitefinity
2 1 (2.44%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (12.20%) PaaS
4 3 (7.32%) IaaS
5 2 (4.88%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (4.88%) Heroku
5 2 (4.88%) Office 365
5 2 (4.88%) SaaS
6 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) VSAN
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.88%) SAN
2 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Maven
2 3 (7.32%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) Ant
3 2 (4.88%) Apache Continuum
3 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.88%) Gradle
3 2 (4.88%) Hudson
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (4.88%) Local Government
1 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Automotive
2 1 (2.44%) Back Office
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.76%) Node.js
3 3 (7.32%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) HTML
3 3 (7.32%) Play Framework
3 3 (7.32%) SOAP
3 3 (7.32%) Spring
3 3 (7.32%) Web Services
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.88%) React
4 2 (4.88%) REST
4 2 (4.88%) SAP Basis
4 2 (4.88%) Spring MVC
4 2 (4.88%) WCF
4 2 (4.88%) WF
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Core
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (2.44%) CSS3
5 1 (2.44%) EclipseLink
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Private Cloud
2 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.76%) User Experience
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (4.88%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Unix
3 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) Migration
3 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
3 6 (14.63%) Open Source
3 6 (14.63%) Workflow
4 5 (12.20%) Scrum
4 5 (12.20%) SOA
4 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.76%) MVC
5 4 (9.76%) OO
5 4 (9.76%) OOP
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.32%) Coaching
6 3 (7.32%) CRM
6 3 (7.32%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (7.32%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Service Design
6 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) C#
1 6 (14.63%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.76%) Ruby
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) PHP
3 3 (7.32%) Python
3 3 (7.32%) Scala
4 1 (2.44%) Java 8
4 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.44%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) GDPR
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.44%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.76%) Docker
1 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) VMware NSX
3 2 (4.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) vRealize
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) VMware
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) IBM
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) Google
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) BT
6 1 (2.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) F5
6 1 (2.44%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) NetApp
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.44%) Splunk
6 1 (2.44%) TIBCO