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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 33 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.27% 1.92% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 2.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £421 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - -
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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
282 235 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 89.52% 90.38% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 119 94
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £476 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 44
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) CRM
3 5 (38.46%) SAP
3 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) ABAP
3 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (38.46%) SAP BW
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 4 (30.77%) VMS
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) Product Management
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (15.38%) MSBuild
6 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
6 2 (15.38%) ATDD
6 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Finance

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SAP BW
2 4 (30.77%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.69%) SAP BI
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) NUnit
1 2 (15.38%) ReSharper
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) NCover
1 2 (15.38%) StyleCop
1 2 (15.38%) MSTest
1 2 (15.38%) NDepend
1 2 (15.38%) MSBuild
1 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) EDI
6 1 (7.69%) Middleware
6 1 (7.69%) WinForms
6 1 (7.69%) WCF
6 1 (7.69%) WPF
6 1 (7.69%) Spring.NET
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (7.69%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) VMS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) CRM
2 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 4 (30.77%) Product Management
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (15.38%) BDD
5 2 (15.38%) ATDD
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Coaching
6 1 (7.69%) AOP
6 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) ABAP
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Pascal
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle