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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 40 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 19 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.21% 2.20% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 2.36% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 4
Median daily rate £513 £458 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.02% -8.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
568 592 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.11% 93.08% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 364 325
Median daily rate £380 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.44% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.69 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 January 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 January 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 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
3 8 (19.51%) Content Management
3 8 (19.51%) Information Management
3 8 (19.51%) Office 365
4 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
4 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
5 6 (14.63%) Retail
5 6 (14.63%) Application Rationalisation
6 5 (12.20%) ServiceNow
6 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.20%) ITSM
6 5 (12.20%) ITIL
7 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
7 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (9.76%) REST
8 3 (7.32%) SAP
8 3 (7.32%) LDAP
8 3 (7.32%) JDBC
8 3 (7.32%) Web Services
8 3 (7.32%) ODBC
8 3 (7.32%) SSL
8 3 (7.32%) SAML
8 3 (7.32%) Finance
9 2 (4.88%) Order to Cash
9 2 (4.88%) VMware
9 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.88%) CRM

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 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Mule
2 1 (2.44%) Mule ESB
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP GTS
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LDAP
1 3 (7.32%) SSL
2 1 (2.44%) CTI
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) PSTN
2 1 (2.44%) Skype
2 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.44%) Redis
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.44%) SAP HANA
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (17.07%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.63%) Retail
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) REST
2 3 (7.32%) JDBC
2 3 (7.32%) ODBC
2 3 (7.32%) SAML
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) CSS3
3 1 (2.44%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) HTML5
3 1 (2.44%) Java EE
3 1 (2.44%) jQuery
3 1 (2.44%) Kafka
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) POJO
3 1 (2.44%) SOAP
3 1 (2.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.88%) Wiki
3 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) E-Commerce
2 8 (19.51%) Content Management
2 8 (19.51%) Information Management
3 6 (14.63%) Application Rationalisation
4 5 (12.20%) ITIL
4 5 (12.20%) ITSM
4 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.88%) API Development
5 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.88%) CRM
5 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.88%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (4.88%) Order to Cash
5 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.44%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.44%) Presales
6 1 (2.44%) Use Case
6 1 (2.44%) WFM
6 1 (2.44%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.44%) C#
2 1 (2.44%) Java
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) CCIE
1 1 (2.44%) CCNA
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) ServiceNow
3 3 (7.32%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) Avaya
5 1 (2.44%) BT
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco
5 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.44%) hybris
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy