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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 42 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 11 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.84% 0.70% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 0.81% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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
540 491 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.45% 86.14% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 290 206
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 44
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -1.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £9.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £20.00 £31.00
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (34.62%) CRM
2 8 (30.77%) SOA
2 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (26.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
3 7 (26.92%) Business Transformation
4 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
4 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (15.38%) QA
5 4 (15.38%) Silverlight
5 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (15.38%) System Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Retail
5 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (15.38%) iPad
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
6 3 (11.54%) Windows
6 3 (11.54%) .NET
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
6 3 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (11.54%) Replication
6 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) 4G
1 1 (3.85%) VoLTE
1 1 (3.85%) 3G
1 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Ant
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Silverlight
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) PhoneGap
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) Ajax
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) iPad
3 3 (11.54%) Replication
4 2 (7.69%) User Experience
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.85%) Open Source
5 1 (3.85%) NHS
5 1 (3.85%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) CRM
2 8 (30.77%) SOA
2 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (26.92%) Business Transformation
4 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
4 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (15.38%) System Testing
5 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Product Management
7 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (3.85%) Android Development
8 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
8 1 (3.85%) Line Management
8 1 (3.85%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Sencha
2 1 (3.85%) SAP