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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 58 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 8 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.06% 1.94% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 2.01% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 5
Median daily rate £475 £504 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £457 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £605 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.75 £52.25
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -2.87%
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
730 697 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.43% 96.54% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 435 408
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (20.00%) SAP
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) SOA
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) .NET
4 3 (15.00%) CRM
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (10.00%) SaaS
5 2 (10.00%) PaaS
5 2 (10.00%) SAP HCM
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Office 365
5 2 (10.00%) IaaS
5 2 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (10.00%) SAP HR
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Retail
5 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements

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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (10.00%) SAP HCM
2 2 (10.00%) SAP HR
3 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) IaaS
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) PaaS
2 2 (10.00%) SaaS
2 2 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (15.00%) CRM
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) SOA
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (5.00%) Application Rationalisation
4 1 (5.00%) BPR
4 1 (5.00%) EAI
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
4 1 (5.00%) MODAF
4 1 (5.00%) SDLC
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.00%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.00%) hybris
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) Remedy
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
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