Period
to 15 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £483 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 142 141
Rank change year-on-year +28 -1 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 93 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.86% 0.96% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.01% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 34 43
West Midlands median daily rate £483 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £350 £441 £406
90th Percentile £634 £618 £650
England median daily rate £571 £545 £540
% change year-on-year +4.77% +0.93% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.75 £60.00
% change year-on-year -21.79% -25.42% -17.50%

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 4,760 4,556 5,065
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.23% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,965 2,828 3,058
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 196 229
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.58 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +10.93% +4.69%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.13 £39.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 50 £425 -22.73% 2
Birmingham +17 16 £500 -9.09% 9
Shropshire -41 12 £557 +12.45%
Warwickshire +11 4 £538 +5.91% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £565 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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%) Migration
2 25 (26.88%) Cisco
3 19 (20.43%) Windows
4 18 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (18.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (18.28%) VMware
6 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
6 16 (17.20%) Data Centre
7 12 (12.90%) Finance
7 12 (12.90%) ITIL
8 11 (11.83%) Data Modelling
8 11 (11.83%) Linux
8 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.83%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (10.75%) SCOM
9 10 (10.75%) ITSM
9 10 (10.75%) IT Asset Management
10 9 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
10 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (9.68%) Oracle
10 9 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (9.68%) BT
11 8 (8.60%) .NET
11 8 (8.60%) Solaris
11 8 (8.60%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (8.60%) IBM
11 8 (8.60%) Terminal Server
11 8 (8.60%) Symantec
11 8 (8.60%) Hybrid Cloud

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 3 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.08%) Apache
3 1 (1.08%) JBoss
3 1 (1.08%) Mule
3 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.08%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (18.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.38%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.15%) IaaS
4 2 (2.15%) Office 365
4 2 (2.15%) PaaS
4 2 (2.15%) SaaS
5 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) SAN
2 3 (3.23%) DNS
3 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.08%) Firewall
4 1 (1.08%) HTTP
4 1 (1.08%) MPLS
4 1 (1.08%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.08%) SSL
4 1 (1.08%) VoIP
4 1 (1.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) Big Data
2 3 (3.23%) Data Lake
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) Jenkins
1 7 (7.53%) JIRA
2 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.30%) Moq
3 4 (4.30%) NUnit
3 4 (4.30%) Selenium
4 3 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (1.08%) MagicDraw
5 1 (1.08%) Maven
General
1 12 (12.90%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) .NET
2 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (3.23%) jQuery
3 3 (3.23%) Kendo UI
3 3 (3.23%) REST
3 3 (3.23%) Spring Boot
3 3 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.15%) Middleware
4 2 (2.15%) Spring
4 2 (2.15%) Web Services
5 1 (1.08%) Java EE
5 1 (1.08%) Java SE
5 1 (1.08%) JSON
5 1 (1.08%) JSP
5 1 (1.08%) OAuth
5 1 (1.08%) WSDL
5 1 (1.08%) XML
5 1 (1.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.60%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.43%) Windows
2 11 (11.83%) Linux
3 8 (8.60%) Solaris
3 8 (8.60%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.08%) AIX
4 1 (1.08%) HPUX
4 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.96%) Migration
2 16 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.90%) ITIL
4 11 (11.83%) Data Modelling
4 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (11.83%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (10.75%) IT Asset Management
5 10 (10.75%) ITSM
6 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.68%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (8.60%) Microservices
8 7 (7.53%) Change Management
9 5 (5.38%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.38%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.38%) Service Management
9 5 (5.38%) TDD
9 5 (5.38%) UML
10 4 (4.30%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.53%) C#
1 7 (7.53%) SQL
2 4 (4.30%) Java
3 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.08%) C
5 1 (1.08%) Groovy
5 1 (1.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
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 9 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.60%) Terminal Server
3 4 (4.30%) Docker
4 3 (3.23%) vSphere
5 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.08%) XenApp
6 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) SCOM
2 8 (8.60%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (8.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (6.45%) vRealize
4 4 (4.30%) QRadar
5 2 (2.15%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.08%) Ansible
6 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (26.88%) Cisco
2 17 (18.28%) VMware
3 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.68%) BT
4 9 (9.68%) Oracle
5 8 (8.60%) IBM
5 8 (8.60%) Symantec
6 7 (7.53%) Citrix
6 7 (7.53%) Intel
7 4 (4.30%) AppDynamics
7 4 (4.30%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.23%) F5
8 3 (3.23%) SAP
9 2 (2.15%) CommVault
10 1 (1.08%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.08%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.08%) WSO2