The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 20 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.96% 2.65% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.28% 3.01% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £550 £625 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £480 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
183 166 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 90.15% 87.83% 90.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 76 87
Average daily rate £400 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Solutions Architect
England

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 22 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Casewise
2 2 (33.33%) Casewise Modeler
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) SSADM
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) EAI
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (33.33%) GIS
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Casewise Modeler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) GIS
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile Computing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) SSADM
2 2 (33.33%) EAI
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Casewise