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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 52 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 15 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.90% 1.24% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.38% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate
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£538 £463 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% -17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £493
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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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
739 581 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.66% 90.22% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 342 211
Average daily rate £363 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 18
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £10.50 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £31.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 29 May 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7 (30.43%) .NET
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Middleware
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
3 5 (21.74%) Banking
4 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
4 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
4 4 (17.39%) Windows
5 3 (13.04%) Web Services
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
5 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
5 3 (13.04%) Replication
5 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (13.04%) Retail
5 3 (13.04%) Finance
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (8.70%) Node.js
6 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (8.70%) Matrix Management
6 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (4.35%) SAP Portal
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.35%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) Middleware
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) XSD
4 1 (4.35%) XSL
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) JDBC
4 1 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) WSDL
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.35%) Java EE
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
2 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
2 4 (17.39%) TOGAF
2 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (17.39%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Matrix Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) SOA
4 1 (4.35%) UML
4 1 (4.35%) OO
4 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) BPR
4 1 (4.35%) BPEL
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Data Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Web Application Development
4 1 (4.35%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) C#
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
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