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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / Midlands
Rank 16 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.24% 8.40% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 8.87% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Median daily rate £475 £575 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
110 124 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 93.22% 94.66% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 68 46
Median daily rate £475 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £350 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £25.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017, 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 12 (54.55%) SAP
2 8 (36.36%) Manufacturing
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) Automotive
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Data Integration
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) SaaS
4 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.09%) SAP HANA
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Server Building
5 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security
5 2 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (9.09%) Finance
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) ERP
5 2 (9.09%) DNS
5 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (9.09%) SAP FI
5 2 (9.09%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (9.09%) Cash Management
5 2 (9.09%) Degree

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP FI
1 2 (9.09%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DNS
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (9.09%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) GIS
General
1 8 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.64%) Automotive
3 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) General Ledger
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Integration
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) SCADA
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Scrum
2 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
3 2 (9.09%) Cash Management
3 2 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) ERP
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security
3 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
3 2 (9.09%) Server Building
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Business Development
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Logistics
4 1 (4.55%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Ariba