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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 41 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 17 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.54% 1.96% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 2.13% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Average daily rate £500 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £522 £485
% change year-on-year
-4.12% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £33.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+87.96% -24.85%
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
626 563 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.43% 91.99% 89.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 343 296
Average daily rate £363 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £202 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.98 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.55 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) Oracle
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) CRM
3 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) Retail
4 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
4 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (18.52%) Captiva
4 5 (18.52%) Pega
4 5 (18.52%) Linux
4 5 (18.52%) JBoss
4 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
4 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 5 (18.52%) Unix
4 5 (18.52%) Documentum
4 5 (18.52%) EMC
5 4 (14.81%) Banking
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.11%) SOA
6 3 (11.11%) Case Management
7 2 (7.41%) Office 365
7 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
7 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.70%) Document Management
8 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
8 1 (3.70%) WebSphere

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 5 (18.52%) Captiva
2 5 (18.52%) Documentum
2 5 (18.52%) JBoss
2 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (3.70%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DWDM
1 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.70%) Intranet
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 4 (14.81%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) J2EE
1 1 (3.70%) REST
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
1 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) CRM
2 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
3 3 (11.11%) Case Management
3 3 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Business Development
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Document Management
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.70%) ERP
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) MBA
1 1 (3.70%) OCA
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) EMC
2 5 (18.52%) Pega
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
4 1 (3.70%) ATG
4 1 (3.70%) Demandware
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) hybris
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) SevOne
4 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
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