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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 5 10 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 31 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.90% 6.81% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.23% 6.95% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 1
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £43.98
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +35.30%
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
191 187 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 97.95% 97.91% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 70 60
Median daily rate £500 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 22 (43.14%) TOGAF
2 17 (33.33%) SAP
3 14 (27.45%) Oracle
3 14 (27.45%) Manufacturing
3 14 (27.45%) Data Management
4 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (23.53%) Finance
5 12 (23.53%) Automotive
6 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
6 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (17.65%) Waterfall
8 8 (15.69%) Oracle UPK
8 8 (15.69%) Functional Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Information Management
8 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (15.69%) IT Governance
8 8 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
8 8 (15.69%) System Testing
8 8 (15.69%) Time Management
8 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (15.69%) Programme Management
8 8 (15.69%) BT
8 8 (15.69%) Risk Management
8 8 (15.69%) PeopleSoft
8 8 (15.69%) Windows
8 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
9 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (13.73%) CRM
9 7 (13.73%) Retail

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 8 (15.69%) Oracle UPK
2 5 (9.80%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.80%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.92%) SAP MII
3 1 (1.96%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.96%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.96%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.73%) SaaS
3 5 (9.80%) Office 365
3 5 (9.80%) Yammer
4 3 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.88%) IaaS
4 3 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) DNS
2 2 (3.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.92%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) SAP HANA
General
1 14 (27.45%) Manufacturing
2 12 (23.53%) Automotive
2 12 (23.53%) Finance
3 7 (13.73%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
1 5 (9.80%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) EDI
3 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.96%) JSON
3 1 (1.96%) Node.js
3 1 (1.96%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.96%) REST
3 1 (1.96%) SOAP
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
3 1 (1.96%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.88%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) TOGAF
2 14 (27.45%) Data Management
3 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (15.69%) Functional Testing
5 8 (15.69%) Information Management
5 8 (15.69%) IT Governance
5 8 (15.69%) Programme Management
5 8 (15.69%) Risk Management
5 8 (15.69%) System Testing
5 8 (15.69%) Time Management
5 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
5 8 (15.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (13.73%) CRM
7 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
7 5 (9.80%) Information Security
7 5 (9.80%) Logistics
7 5 (9.80%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Java
2 5 (9.80%) C#
2 5 (9.80%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) CISSP
1 3 (5.88%) GIAC
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) SAP
2 14 (27.45%) Oracle
3 8 (15.69%) BT
3 8 (15.69%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (9.80%) Infor
4 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.80%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco
6 2 (3.92%) Ariba
7 1 (1.96%) Hyperion