The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry 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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 28 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.00% 2.35% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 2.66% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £428 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -21.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £488 £463
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry 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
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
273 263 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 91.00% 88.26% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 146 51
Average daily rate £325 £390 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £295 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 35
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -51.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 6 (66.67%) Automotive
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (33.33%) Logistics
3 3 (33.33%) SAP
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) DSDM
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (22.22%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (22.22%) NCover
4 2 (22.22%) StyleCop
4 2 (22.22%) MSTest
4 2 (22.22%) NDepend
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) MSBuild
4 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 2 (22.22%) ATDD
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) NCover
1 2 (22.22%) StyleCop
1 2 (22.22%) MSTest
1 2 (22.22%) NDepend
1 2 (22.22%) MSBuild
1 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
1 2 (22.22%) ReSharper
1 2 (22.22%) NUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (66.67%) Automotive
2 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Logistics
2 3 (33.33%) DSDM
3 2 (22.22%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 2 (22.22%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) ATDD
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) BPMN
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) RAD
4 1 (11.11%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle