The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Solution Architect
Rank 60 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.50% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
644 550 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.32% 90.76% 96.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 300 338
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 31
Average hourly rate £12.38 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.64 £11.15 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Solutions Architect
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Technical Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Technical Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect across the Birmingham region.

Technical Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Solutions Architect
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) SOA

Technical Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) WPF
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL