Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Technical Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Architecture over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 164 122
Rank change year-on-year +7 -42 -13
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 26 48 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.78% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.94% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 31 28
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £475 £338 £375
90th Percentile £622 £575 £597
England median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.58 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.57% +0.18% +84.78%

Technical Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3948 5128 3925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.96% 83.07% 79.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2518 3069 2256
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 136 175
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.27
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Technical Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architecture in the West Midlands

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architecture in the West Midlands

Technical Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architecture in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architecture in the West Midlands

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architecture in the West Midlands

Technical Architecture
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 Architecture within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +5 8 £541 +8.25%
Shropshire +13 7 £575 +15.00%
Coventry +19 5 £750 +71.43%
Birmingham -2 1 - - 1
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Technical Architecture.

1 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
1 8 (30.77%) TOGAF
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) IT Strategy
4 5 (19.23%) Programme Governance
4 5 (19.23%) Strategic Thinking
4 5 (19.23%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) Middleware
5 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) C
5 4 (15.38%) C++
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (15.38%) Validation
5 4 (15.38%) Migration
5 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 4 (15.38%) Product Management
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (15.38%) PaaS
5 4 (15.38%) User Experience
6 3 (11.54%) REST
6 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (11.54%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Automotive
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.54%) SOAP

Technical Architecture
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 (7.69%) Documentum
1 2 (7.69%) JBoss
1 2 (7.69%) Mule
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (15.38%) PaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (7.69%) IaaS
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
1 2 (7.69%) Skype
1 2 (7.69%) SSL
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
1 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) Power BI
2 1 (3.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 3 (11.54%) Automotive
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Architect
2 8 (30.77%) Technical Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Architect
4 2 (7.69%) C# Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Head of Product Management
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Head of Networks
5 1 (3.85%) Migration Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Service Architect
5 1 (3.85%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Middleware
2 3 (11.54%) REST
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
2 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (7.69%) Java EE
3 2 (7.69%) Java SE
3 2 (7.69%) JSON
3 2 (7.69%) JSON Schema
3 2 (7.69%) OAuth
3 2 (7.69%) Spring
3 2 (7.69%) Spring Boot
3 2 (7.69%) WSDL
3 2 (7.69%) XSLT
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) User Experience
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) AIX
2 2 (7.69%) HPUX
2 2 (7.69%) Solaris
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Service Delivery
1 8 (30.77%) TOGAF
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) IT Strategy
4 5 (19.23%) Programme Governance
4 5 (19.23%) Strategic Thinking
4 5 (19.23%) TDD
5 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Migration
5 4 (15.38%) Product Management
5 4 (15.38%) Validation
5 4 (15.38%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (11.54%) ITSM
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) RUP
6 3 (11.54%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
1 4 (15.38%) C
1 4 (15.38%) C++
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) Groovy
3 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.69%) XPath
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CCIE
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
1 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Pega
2 2 (7.69%) webMethods
2 2 (7.69%) WSO2
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Tableau