The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 111 86
Rank change year-on-year +18 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 28 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 0.99% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.04% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 20
Median daily rate £550 £503 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.45% +13.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £395 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £552 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year +8.33% -  

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 1955 2872 2224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.58% 94.72% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1712 1348
Median daily rate £388 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £231 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 91 136
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £39.00 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Birmingham +14 9 £550 +20.54% 4
Shropshire 0 6 £575 +11.65%
Warwickshire +6 1 £500 -6.10% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £650 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.44%) REST
3 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (21.88%) Migration
4 13 (20.31%) IBM
4 13 (20.31%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (18.75%) NoSQL
5 12 (18.75%) HTML
5 12 (18.75%) Windows
5 12 (18.75%) Linux
5 12 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 11 (17.19%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (17.19%) ITIL
6 11 (17.19%) MySQL
6 11 (17.19%) MongoDB
6 11 (17.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (17.19%) JSON
7 10 (15.63%) Ajax
7 10 (15.63%) Network Security
7 10 (15.63%) HTML5
7 10 (15.63%) CSS3
7 10 (15.63%) Oracle
7 10 (15.63%) CSS
7 10 (15.63%) Web Services
7 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
7 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (14.06%) Play Framework
8 9 (14.06%) Scala
8 9 (14.06%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (14.06%) Ruby

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 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (3.13%) Mule
1 2 (3.13%) SAS
1 2 (3.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.56%) JBoss
2 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) Mule ESB
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (20.31%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.25%) Office 365
4 3 (4.69%) Heroku
4 3 (4.69%) IaaS
5 2 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.13%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.13%) PaaS
5 2 (3.13%) SaaS
6 1 (1.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) Network Security
2 8 (12.50%) SAN
3 4 (6.25%) Firewall
4 3 (4.69%) WAN
5 2 (3.13%) LAN
5 2 (3.13%) Skype
5 2 (3.13%) SSL
6 1 (1.56%) 4G
6 1 (1.56%) CTI
6 1 (1.56%) HTTP
6 1 (1.56%) Internet
6 1 (1.56%) MPLS
6 1 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.56%) VLAN
6 1 (1.56%) VPN
6 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) NoSQL
2 11 (17.19%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (17.19%) MongoDB
2 11 (17.19%) MySQL
2 11 (17.19%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (7.81%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (7.81%) RDBMS
3 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.25%) DB2
4 4 (6.25%) Informix
5 2 (3.13%) Data Mart
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.56%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Electronics
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Automotive
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) REST
2 12 (18.75%) HTML
3 11 (17.19%) JSON
4 10 (15.63%) Ajax
4 10 (15.63%) CSS
4 10 (15.63%) CSS3
4 10 (15.63%) HTML5
4 10 (15.63%) Web Services
5 9 (14.06%) Django
5 9 (14.06%) Play Framework
5 9 (14.06%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (9.38%) SOAP
7 4 (6.25%) Spring
7 4 (6.25%) Spring Boot
8 3 (4.69%) Middleware
8 3 (4.69%) XML
9 1 (1.56%) .NET
9 1 (1.56%) J2EE
9 1 (1.56%) WSDL
9 1 (1.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (12.50%) User Experience
3 4 (6.25%) CLARiiON
3 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.25%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.25%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (4.69%) HP Storage
5 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.13%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.56%) Digital Signage
6 1 (1.56%) IVR
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Linux
1 12 (18.75%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) Unix
3 3 (4.69%) AIX
3 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.13%) HPUX
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Solaris
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.88%) Migration
3 12 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 11 (17.19%) ITIL
5 9 (14.06%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (12.50%) Change Management
6 8 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 8 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 8 (12.50%) Scrum
6 8 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
7 7 (10.94%) Escalation Management
7 7 (10.94%) Product Management
8 6 (9.38%) Microservices
8 6 (9.38%) Service Delivery
8 6 (9.38%) TDD
9 5 (7.81%) Kanban
9 5 (7.81%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (7.81%) Project Management
9 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) Ruby
1 9 (14.06%) Scala
2 8 (12.50%) Java
2 8 (12.50%) SQL
3 5 (7.81%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.56%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.56%) Groovy
5 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) PHP
5 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) CCNA
4 1 (1.56%) CCNP
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) Basel II
3 1 (1.56%) COBIT
3 1 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Hyper-V
1 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.25%) SRDF
4 1 (1.56%) Docker
4 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) Ansible
3 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) IBM
2 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) Oracle
3 8 (12.50%) Dell
3 8 (12.50%) HP
4 7 (10.94%) EMC
4 7 (10.94%) VMware
5 5 (7.81%) 3PAR
6 4 (6.25%) Brocade
6 4 (6.25%) Cisco
6 4 (6.25%) Cognos
6 4 (6.25%) Informatica
6 4 (6.25%) NetApp
6 4 (6.25%) Teradata
7 3 (4.69%) SAP
8 2 (3.13%) Citrix
8 2 (3.13%) Netezza
8 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.56%) F5
9 1 (1.56%) WSO2
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
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