The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 31 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 27 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.23% 2.65% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.38% 2.81% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 3
Median daily rate £513 £600 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £415 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £675 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

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
616 605 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.55% 94.38% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 380 342
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 28
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.10 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
3 10 (20.83%) Office 365
4 8 (16.67%) Content Management
4 8 (16.67%) Information Management
4 8 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.58%) ITIL
6 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 6 (12.50%) Retail
6 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (12.50%) Application Rationalisation
7 5 (10.42%) ServiceNow
7 5 (10.42%) ITSM
7 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 4 (8.33%) SaaS
8 4 (8.33%) REST
8 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
9 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
9 3 (6.25%) SQL
9 3 (6.25%) SAP
9 3 (6.25%) JDBC
9 3 (6.25%) Web Services
9 3 (6.25%) ODBC
9 3 (6.25%) LDAP
9 3 (6.25%) SSL

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Mule
2 1 (2.08%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP GTS
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) Office 365
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) LDAP
1 3 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (2.08%) CTI
2 1 (2.08%) LAN
2 1 (2.08%) PSTN
2 1 (2.08%) Skype
2 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.08%) VoIP
2 1 (2.08%) WAN
2 1 (2.08%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.08%) Redis
2 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (12.50%) Retail
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) REST
2 3 (6.25%) JDBC
2 3 (6.25%) ODBC
2 3 (6.25%) SAML
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) CSS3
4 1 (2.08%) Drools
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) Java EE
4 1 (2.08%) JPA
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) Kafka
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
4 1 (2.08%) POJO
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) SCADA
3 2 (4.17%) Wiki
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
1 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Content Management
1 8 (16.67%) E-Commerce
1 8 (16.67%) Information Management
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 6 (12.50%) Application Rationalisation
3 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (10.42%) ITSM
4 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.25%) Service Management
6 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.17%) API Development
7 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.17%) CRM
7 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.17%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (4.17%) Order to Cash
7 2 (4.17%) Project Management
7 2 (4.17%) Scrum
7 2 (4.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) CCIE
1 1 (2.08%) CCNA
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) ServiceNow
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Avaya
5 1 (2.08%) BT
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) Remedy
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per month
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago