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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 98 104
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6  
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 15 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 1.13% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.38% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 11
Median daily rate £525 £533 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +6.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 - £49.50

Technical Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1789 2250 1927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.94% 81.91% 75.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1242 1111
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 107
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Technical Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Technical Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 3 months to 29 March 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
Coventry +7 5 £525 -12.50%
Birmingham -2 4 £450 -8.16% 2
Warwickshire +2 3 £550 +34.14%
Technical Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) SAP
2 9 (32.14%) CSS
3 8 (28.57%) C#
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) HTML
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (25.00%) HTML5
4 7 (25.00%) CSS3
5 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
5 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
5 6 (21.43%) Java
5 6 (21.43%) ABAP
5 6 (21.43%) JSON
6 5 (17.86%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (17.86%) WFM
6 5 (17.86%) Django
6 5 (17.86%) Use Case
6 5 (17.86%) Scala
6 5 (17.86%) Ruby
6 5 (17.86%) Ajax
6 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (17.86%) MySQL
6 5 (17.86%) Web Services
6 5 (17.86%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) SAP WM
6 5 (17.86%) REST
6 5 (17.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (17.86%) Syclo

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) Documentum
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) SAP WM
2 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (3.57%) SAP HR
3 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
1 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 5 (17.86%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (17.86%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.57%) HBase
4 1 (3.57%) MS Access
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) gulp
2 2 (7.14%) JSHint
2 2 (7.14%) Mocha
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 8 (28.57%) Technical Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Digital Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Digital Technical Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Management Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Workforce Management Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Applications Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (10.71%) CRM Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) C# Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) CSS
2 7 (25.00%) CSS3
2 7 (25.00%) HTML
2 7 (25.00%) HTML5
3 6 (21.43%) JSON
4 5 (17.86%) Ajax
4 5 (17.86%) Django
4 5 (17.86%) Play Framework
4 5 (17.86%) REST
4 5 (17.86%) Ruby on Rails
4 5 (17.86%) Web Services
5 4 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.14%) ADO.NET
7 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (7.14%) jQuery
7 2 (7.14%) LINQ
7 2 (7.14%) Mustache
7 2 (7.14%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Unix
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) Use Case
2 5 (17.86%) WFM
3 3 (10.71%) CRM
3 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) MVC
3 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.71%) Workflow
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 2 (7.14%) IT Governance
4 2 (7.14%) Low Latency
4 2 (7.14%) Memory Management
4 2 (7.14%) OO
4 2 (7.14%) OOP
4 2 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) ABAP
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) Ruby
3 5 (17.86%) Scala
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) ECMAScript
6 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) SAP
3 5 (17.86%) Syclo
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos
5 1 (3.57%) Dell
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Intel
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Pega
5 1 (3.57%) Sun
5 1 (3.57%) VMware