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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 60 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 12 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.49% 1.79% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.88% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 1
Median daily rate £550 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-26.34% -0.83%
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
763 690 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.43% 95.04% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 456 361
Median daily rate £375 £364 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 34 36
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) SOA
3 6 (22.22%) Project Management
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 5 (18.52%) CRM
4 5 (18.52%) SAP
4 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
5 4 (14.81%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (14.81%) Unix
5 4 (14.81%) Windows
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (11.11%) VMware
6 3 (11.11%) .NET
6 3 (11.11%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
7 2 (7.41%) IaaS
7 2 (7.41%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
7 2 (7.41%) Pega
7 2 (7.41%) Service Design
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Captiva
7 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
7 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.41%) SAP HCM

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 2 (7.41%) Captiva
1 2 (7.41%) Documentum
1 2 (7.41%) JBoss
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (7.41%) SAP HCM
2 2 (7.41%) SAP HR
3 1 (3.70%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) IaaS
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) PaaS
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
1 2 (7.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Unix
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) AIX
4 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Project Management
1 6 (22.22%) SOA
2 5 (18.52%) CRM
2 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
3 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (14.81%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Service Design
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) EAI
6 1 (3.70%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.70%) SDLC
6 1 (3.70%) Speech Recognition
6 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.70%) Validation
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) SAP
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) EMC
5 2 (7.41%) Pega
5 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Verint