Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 139 147
Rank change year-on-year +25 +8 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 93 44 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.82% 0.92% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 0.97% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 25 38
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £350 £437 £387
90th Percentile £638 £750 £604
England median daily rate £550 £545 £525
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year -38.60% -28.75% +90.18%

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 4,850 4,526 5,848
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 94.67% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,979 2,850 3,489
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £237
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 193 233
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88% +0.11%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +21 36 £425 -27.66% 3
Shropshire -39 21 £595 +3.48% 1
Birmingham +1 13 £500 - 9
Warwickshire +13 5 £451 -35.18% 2
Wolverhampton - 3 £535 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 26 (27.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (26.88%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (22.58%) Migration
4 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
5 15 (16.13%) Microservices
6 14 (15.05%) SQL
6 14 (15.05%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (13.98%) .NET
7 13 (13.98%) Data Centre
8 12 (12.90%) Jenkins
8 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (12.90%) Java
8 12 (12.90%) Windows
8 12 (12.90%) Cisco
8 12 (12.90%) Finance
9 11 (11.83%) ITIL
10 10 (10.75%) Web Services
10 10 (10.75%) Data Modelling
10 10 (10.75%) ITSM
10 10 (10.75%) Spring
10 10 (10.75%) IT Asset Management
10 10 (10.75%) Docker
11 9 (9.68%) Mentoring
11 9 (9.68%) JIRA
11 9 (9.68%) BT
11 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (9.68%) VMware
11 9 (9.68%) 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 7 (7.53%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.23%) Confluence
2 3 (3.23%) JBoss
2 3 (3.23%) Mule
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.08%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.08%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.08%) SAP MDG
3 1 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (26.88%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (9.68%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (5.38%) PaaS
5 3 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.23%) IaaS
5 3 (3.23%) SaaS
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.15%) Heroku
7 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) SAN
2 3 (3.23%) DNS
2 3 (3.23%) HTTP
2 3 (3.23%) SSL
2 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.08%) Firewall
3 1 (1.08%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.23%) Big Data
2 3 (3.23%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.23%) MySQL
2 3 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.68%) JIRA
3 8 (8.60%) Maven
4 6 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.45%) Moq
4 6 (6.45%) NUnit
4 6 (6.45%) Selenium
5 5 (5.38%) Subversion
6 2 (2.15%) Ant
6 2 (2.15%) Apache Continuum
6 2 (2.15%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.15%) Gradle
6 2 (2.15%) Hudson
6 2 (2.15%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.08%) MagicDraw
General
1 12 (12.90%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.23%) Marketing
4 2 (2.15%) Back Office
4 2 (2.15%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) .NET
2 10 (10.75%) Spring
2 10 (10.75%) Web Services
3 9 (9.68%) SOAP
4 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET
5 7 (7.53%) REST
6 6 (6.45%) XML
6 6 (6.45%) XSLT
7 5 (5.38%) Middleware
7 5 (5.38%) Spring Boot
8 3 (3.23%) EclipseLink
8 3 (3.23%) EJB 3.0
8 3 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (3.23%) Hibernate
8 3 (3.23%) Java EE
8 3 (3.23%) Java SE
8 3 (3.23%) JPA
8 3 (3.23%) JSON Schema
8 3 (3.23%) OAuth
8 3 (3.23%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.38%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.90%) Windows
2 8 (8.60%) Linux
3 7 (7.53%) Solaris
4 6 (6.45%) Unix
5 4 (4.30%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.23%) AIX
6 3 (3.23%) HPUX
7 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) Migration
2 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.13%) Microservices
4 14 (15.05%) Technical Architecture
5 13 (13.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (11.83%) ITIL
8 10 (10.75%) Data Modelling
8 10 (10.75%) IT Asset Management
8 10 (10.75%) ITSM
9 9 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (9.68%) Mentoring
9 9 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
10 8 (8.60%) TDD
11 7 (7.53%) SOA
11 7 (7.53%) Test Automation
11 7 (7.53%) UML
12 6 (6.45%) Data Migration
12 6 (6.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.05%) SQL
2 12 (12.90%) Java
3 8 (8.60%) C#
4 7 (7.53%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.23%) Groovy
6 3 (3.23%) Java 8
6 3 (3.23%) XPath
7 2 (2.15%) PHP
8 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (2.15%) CITP
2 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.08%) MCSA
2 1 (1.08%) MCSE
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (10.75%) Docker
2 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.08%) XenApp
5 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) Ansible
2 5 (5.38%) SCOM
3 4 (4.30%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.30%) QRadar
4 3 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.23%) Puppet
4 3 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.15%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.15%) Terraform
5 2 (2.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (20.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.90%) Cisco
3 9 (9.68%) BT
3 9 (9.68%) IBM
3 9 (9.68%) Oracle
3 9 (9.68%) VMware
4 6 (6.45%) Citrix
5 4 (4.30%) AppDynamics
5 4 (4.30%) Intel
5 4 (4.30%) SAP
5 4 (4.30%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.23%) Symantec
6 3 (3.23%) WSO2
7 2 (2.15%) CommVault
7 2 (2.15%) Google
7 2 (2.15%) HP
7 2 (2.15%) Splunk
8 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.08%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com