The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 48 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 15 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.98% 0.76% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 0.83% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£495 £480 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
Solutions Architect
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
703 603 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.99% 91.50% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 394 336
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £26.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Birmingham region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 8 (38.10%) SOA
2 7 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (28.57%) CRM
4 5 (23.81%) QA
5 4 (19.05%) iPad
5 4 (19.05%) Silverlight
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) System Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Business Transformation
5 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (19.05%) MVC
5 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) Middleware
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 2 (9.52%) jQuery
7 2 (9.52%) HTML5
7 2 (9.52%) Android
7 2 (9.52%) Sencha
7 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (9.52%) Node.js
7 2 (9.52%) PhoneGap
7 2 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
7 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.76%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Ant
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Silverlight
2 3 (14.29%) XML
2 3 (14.29%) Middleware
3 2 (9.52%) jQuery
3 2 (9.52%) HTML5
3 2 (9.52%) PhoneGap
3 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.52%) Ajax
3 2 (9.52%) JSON
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) SOAP
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) WCF
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.76%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) iPad
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) SOA
2 7 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (28.57%) CRM
4 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) System Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Business Transformation
4 4 (19.05%) MVC
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (9.52%) Android Development
6 2 (9.52%) iOS Development
6 2 (9.52%) OOP
6 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.76%) ERP
7 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCP
1 1 (4.76%) MCAD
1 1 (4.76%) MCSD
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCTS
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Sencha
1 2 (9.52%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Intel
2 1 (4.76%) Facebook