The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Architect
England / West Midlands
Rank 81 86 95
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 37 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.67% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.75% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 13
Median daily rate £488 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £430 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.65% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.25

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 2125 2571 2399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.90% 95.43% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1420 1351
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 72 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Warwickshire +6 13 £488 +18.90%
Birmingham +10 12 £438 -12.50% 1
Coventry +9 8 £525 +10.52%
Staffordshire +1 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Technical Architect
England

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 18 (30.51%) Migration
1 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
3 15 (25.42%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (23.73%) Windows
5 12 (20.34%) Oracle
5 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (20.34%) MongoDB
5 12 (20.34%) NoSQL
5 12 (20.34%) JSON
5 12 (20.34%) User Experience
6 11 (18.64%) Play Framework
6 11 (18.64%) Django
6 11 (18.64%) HTML5
6 11 (18.64%) Scala
6 11 (18.64%) Web Services
6 11 (18.64%) HTML
6 11 (18.64%) Linux
6 11 (18.64%) IBM
6 11 (18.64%) Ruby
6 11 (18.64%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (16.95%) Finance
7 10 (16.95%) Ajax
7 10 (16.95%) Ruby on Rails
7 10 (16.95%) MySQL
7 10 (16.95%) CSS
7 10 (16.95%) Open Source
7 10 (16.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (16.95%) REST
7 10 (16.95%) CSS3

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.39%) SAS
2 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.69%) Apache
3 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.69%) Confluence
3 1 (1.69%) Documentum
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.69%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.42%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) Office 365
4 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.69%) IaaS
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) Network Security
2 8 (13.56%) SAN
3 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 2 (3.39%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) Skype
3 2 (3.39%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.39%) VoIP
3 2 (3.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.69%) 4G
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) MPLS
4 1 (1.69%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.69%) SSL
4 1 (1.69%) VLAN
4 1 (1.69%) VPN
4 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) MongoDB
1 12 (20.34%) NoSQL
2 11 (18.64%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (16.95%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (16.95%) MySQL
4 5 (8.47%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.78%) DB2
5 4 (6.78%) Informix
5 4 (6.78%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.39%) Data Mart
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.69%) HBase
7 1 (1.69%) Redis
7 1 (1.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
1 1 (1.69%) JMeter
1 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.17%) Retail
4 4 (6.78%) Banking
4 4 (6.78%) Electronics
5 2 (3.39%) Automotive
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) JSON
2 11 (18.64%) Django
2 11 (18.64%) HTML
2 11 (18.64%) HTML5
2 11 (18.64%) Play Framework
2 11 (18.64%) Web Services
3 10 (16.95%) Ajax
3 10 (16.95%) CSS
3 10 (16.95%) CSS3
3 10 (16.95%) REST
3 10 (16.95%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.39%) RESTful
5 1 (1.69%) .NET
5 1 (1.69%) EDIFACT
5 1 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.69%) Middleware
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
5 1 (1.69%) Spring
5 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) User Experience
2 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.78%) CLARiiON
4 4 (6.78%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.78%) Symmetrix DMX
5 3 (5.08%) HP Storage
6 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.69%) Clustering
7 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.69%) Digital Signage
7 1 (1.69%) PKI
7 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.69%) Replication
7 1 (1.69%) Social Media
7 1 (1.69%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.73%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) Linux
3 7 (11.86%) Unix
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.69%) AIX
7 1 (1.69%) HPUX
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (30.51%) Migration
2 10 (16.95%) Open Source
3 9 (15.25%) ITIL
4 8 (13.56%) Change Management
4 8 (13.56%) Customer Requirements
4 8 (13.56%) Data Modelling
4 8 (13.56%) Incident Management
4 8 (13.56%) Problem Management
4 8 (13.56%) Technical Analysis
4 8 (13.56%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (11.86%) Escalation Management
6 6 (10.17%) TOGAF
7 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.47%) Data Migration
7 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.47%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (8.47%) Software Delivery
7 5 (8.47%) Workflow
8 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) Ruby
1 11 (18.64%) Scala
2 7 (11.86%) SQL
3 5 (8.47%) C#
3 5 (8.47%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) ABAP
5 1 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) ISEB
3 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) Basel II
3 1 (1.69%) COBIT
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.69%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
1 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (10.17%) VMware ESX
3 4 (6.78%) SRDF
4 1 (1.69%) Docker
4 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Nagios
1 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.34%) Oracle
3 11 (18.64%) IBM
4 9 (15.25%) Dell
4 9 (15.25%) HP
5 8 (13.56%) EMC
6 7 (11.86%) VMware
7 5 (8.47%) 3PAR
7 5 (8.47%) Cisco
7 5 (8.47%) hybris
7 5 (8.47%) NetApp
7 5 (8.47%) SAP
8 4 (6.78%) Brocade
8 4 (6.78%) Cognos
8 4 (6.78%) Informatica
8 4 (6.78%) Teradata
9 2 (3.39%) Citrix
9 2 (3.39%) Netezza
10 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.69%) Veritas