Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 124 129
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 56 57 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.17% 1.23% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.30% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 48
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £466 £406 £413
90th Percentile £626 £675 £591
England median daily rate £550 £538 £513
% change year-on-year +2.33% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year - -65.00% +194.12%

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 4,545 4,388 5,001
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 94.67% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,836 2,694 2,790
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £222
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 209 170
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +11.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.53 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.25 £37.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +6 22 £550 +4.76% 1
Birmingham -20 15 £550 +18.92% 2
Warwickshire -8 5 £546 +10.35% 2
Wolverhampton -1 2 £600 -
Shropshire -15 1 £550 +10.00%
Solihull - 1 £420 -
Technical Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.43%) VMware
4 12 (21.43%) Open Source
5 10 (17.86%) Migration
6 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
7 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 8 (14.29%) .NET
7 8 (14.29%) Office 365
8 7 (12.50%) User Experience
8 7 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (12.50%) Windows
8 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (12.50%) Ruby
9 6 (10.71%) TDD
9 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
9 6 (10.71%) SOA
9 6 (10.71%) Unix
9 6 (10.71%) Cisco
9 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
9 6 (10.71%) Python
9 6 (10.71%) Wireless
9 6 (10.71%) Private Cloud
9 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.71%) Deployment Automation

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) Apache
2 3 (5.36%) Apache ServiceMix
2 3 (5.36%) Apache Synapse
2 3 (5.36%) JBoss
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.36%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) Sitefinity
3 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (3.57%) PaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Wireless
2 5 (8.93%) LAN
3 4 (7.14%) WAN
4 3 (5.36%) Unified Communications
4 3 (5.36%) VSAN
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.57%) SAN
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.79%) DHCP
6 1 (1.79%) DNS
6 1 (1.79%) Internet
6 1 (1.79%) Skype
6 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) MorphX
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (8.93%) Automotive
2 2 (3.57%) General Ledger
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) HTML
3 3 (5.36%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (5.36%) Apache Camel
3 3 (5.36%) CSS
3 3 (5.36%) Kafka
3 3 (5.36%) Play Framework
3 3 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (5.36%) RESTful
3 3 (5.36%) Velocity
3 3 (5.36%) WF
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) Middleware
4 2 (3.57%) Node.js
4 2 (3.57%) React
5 1 (1.79%) Ajax
5 1 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.79%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.79%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) User Experience
2 6 (10.71%) Private Cloud
3 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.36%) N-Tier
4 3 (5.36%) TM Forum
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (3.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Unix
3 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 5 (8.93%) Mac OS X
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.43%) Open Source
3 10 (17.86%) Migration
4 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 7 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (10.71%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
7 6 (10.71%) SOA
7 6 (10.71%) TDD
8 5 (8.93%) OO
8 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.14%) DevOps
9 4 (7.14%) ERP
9 4 (7.14%) Network Optimisation
9 4 (7.14%) Project Management
9 4 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (5.36%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) Ruby
2 6 (10.71%) Python
3 5 (8.93%) C#
3 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (5.36%) Scala
6 2 (3.57%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) SQL
7 1 (1.79%) ABAP
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.79%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.79%) CCIE
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.57%) Docker
4 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.57%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.57%) XenApp
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) vRealize
2 2 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.43%) VMware
3 6 (10.71%) Cisco
4 4 (7.14%) IBM
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle
5 3 (5.36%) Citrix
5 3 (5.36%) Dell
5 3 (5.36%) EMC
5 3 (5.36%) F5
5 3 (5.36%) NetApp
5 3 (5.36%) Splunk
5 3 (5.36%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.57%) SAP