The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Midlands region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 10 14 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 17 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.14% 6.32% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.55% 6.45% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
Median daily rate £538 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% -22.72%
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
England

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
178 186 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 95.70% 97.89% 96.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 86 62
Median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
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 the Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Midlands region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Midlands region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 20 (42.55%) TOGAF
2 18 (38.30%) SAP
3 14 (29.79%) Data Management
4 12 (25.53%) Automotive
4 12 (25.53%) Manufacturing
5 11 (23.40%) Finance
5 11 (23.40%) Oracle
6 10 (21.28%) Management Information System
6 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.02%) Information Management
8 8 (17.02%) Programme Management
8 8 (17.02%) IT Governance
8 8 (17.02%) BT
8 8 (17.02%) Risk Management
8 8 (17.02%) Windows
8 8 (17.02%) CRM
8 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
8 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
9 7 (14.89%) SaaS
9 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (14.89%) Retail
10 6 (12.77%) Presales
11 5 (10.64%) SDLC
11 5 (10.64%) Case Management
11 5 (10.64%) Yammer
11 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Skype for Business

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 5 (10.64%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle UPK
1 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
1 5 (10.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.26%) SAP MII
3 1 (2.13%) SAP HCM
3 1 (2.13%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.89%) SaaS
3 5 (10.64%) Office 365
3 5 (10.64%) Yammer
4 3 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.38%) IaaS
4 3 (6.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.26%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (4.26%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) GIS
General
1 12 (25.53%) Automotive
1 12 (25.53%) Manufacturing
2 11 (23.40%) Finance
3 7 (14.89%) Retail
4 3 (6.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
1 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) EDI
3 1 (2.13%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (21.28%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.38%) Data Integration
2 3 (6.38%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.13%) SCADA
3 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) TOGAF
2 14 (29.79%) Data Management
3 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.02%) CRM
4 8 (17.02%) Information Management
4 8 (17.02%) IT Governance
4 8 (17.02%) Programme Management
4 8 (17.02%) Risk Management
4 8 (17.02%) Waterfall
5 7 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (12.77%) Presales
7 5 (10.64%) Document Management
7 5 (10.64%) Information Security
7 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Logistics
7 5 (10.64%) SDLC
7 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) C#
1 5 (10.64%) Java
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
1 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) CISSP
1 3 (6.38%) GIAC
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) SAP
2 11 (23.40%) Oracle
3 8 (17.02%) BT
4 5 (10.64%) Infor
4 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.64%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (10.64%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco
6 2 (4.26%) Ariba
7 1 (2.13%) Hyperion