The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 13 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 10 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.52% 1.12% 5.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 1.20% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.66%
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 £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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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 Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
175 167 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 96.69% 93.82% 92.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 54 81
Average daily rate £450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.35% +111.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Midlands region.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 9 (40.91%) SAP
2 6 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 6 (27.27%) TOGAF
3 4 (18.18%) Automotive
3 4 (18.18%) Cognos
3 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (18.18%) Hyperion
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) MODAF
4 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) SAP HR
4 3 (13.64%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) CRM
4 3 (13.64%) Data Management
5 2 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (9.09%) SAP EP
5 2 (9.09%) SAP CO
5 2 (9.09%) SAP QM
5 2 (9.09%) SAP FI
5 2 (9.09%) SAP PP
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) ERP
5 2 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) .NET
5 2 (9.09%) SAP APO
5 2 (9.09%) SAN
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.09%) SAP PI

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (9.09%) SAP EP
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SAP HR
2 2 (9.09%) SAP APO
2 2 (9.09%) SAP HCM
2 2 (9.09%) SAP EWM
2 2 (9.09%) SAP FI
2 2 (9.09%) SAP PP
2 2 (9.09%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (9.09%) SAP CO
2 2 (9.09%) SAP QM
3 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (4.55%) SAP ERP
3 1 (4.55%) SAP MII
3 1 (4.55%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.55%) NAS
2 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Juju
General
1 6 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 4 (18.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) SAP PI
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Basis
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Replication
1 1 (4.55%) CLARiiON
1 1 (4.55%) Symmetrix
1 1 (4.55%) Celerra
1 1 (4.55%) Symmetrix DMX
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) AIX
1 1 (4.55%) HPUX
1 1 (4.55%) Solaris
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) VMS
1 1 (4.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) TOGAF
2 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) CRM
3 3 (13.64%) Data Management
3 3 (13.64%) MODAF
3 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) SOA
4 2 (9.09%) Master Data Management
4 2 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Data Virtualisation
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Logistics
5 1 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (4.55%) SAP ESA
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Veritas File System
2 1 (4.55%) SRDF
2 1 (4.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
2 1 (4.55%) vCloud
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) LXC
2 1 (4.55%) NFS
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) OpenView
1 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (4.55%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (4.55%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) SAP
2 4 (18.18%) Cognos
2 4 (18.18%) Hyperion
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Sun
4 1 (4.55%) EMC
4 1 (4.55%) CommVault
4 1 (4.55%) Veritas
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Symantec