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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 9 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.46% 0.75% -
As % of the Job Titles category 9.93% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £521 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £34.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+83.82% -23.16%
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
141 124 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 95.27% 93.23% 88.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 42 61
Average daily rate £450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% -4.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016, 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 13 (46.43%) SAP
2 8 (28.57%) CRM
3 7 (25.00%) Retail
4 6 (21.43%) Oracle
5 5 (17.86%) iPad
5 5 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (17.86%) ATG
5 5 (17.86%) CMS
5 5 (17.86%) SAP CRM
5 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
5 5 (17.86%) B2C
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) SAP BW
5 5 (17.86%) NetWeaver
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.71%) Server Building
7 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
7 3 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) DNS
7 3 (10.71%) SOA
7 3 (10.71%) Java
7 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
7 3 (10.71%) Firewall
7 3 (10.71%) Information Security
8 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
8 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
8 2 (7.14%) Finance
8 2 (7.14%) Data Cleansing

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (17.86%) CMS
1 5 (17.86%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (17.86%) SAP CRM
2 2 (7.14%) SAP HCM
3 1 (3.57%) SAP SM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) CTI
2 1 (3.57%) RTP
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.57%) GIS
2 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) SAP HANA
General
1 7 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Billing
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) RFC 2833
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) iPad
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) IVR
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
3 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) VMS
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) CRM
2 5 (17.86%) B2C
2 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Information Security
4 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.71%) Server Building
4 3 (10.71%) SOA
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.57%) Content Management
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Data Management
6 1 (3.57%) Information Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.57%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
2 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) R
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) SAP
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) ATG
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) EMC
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Tableau
4 1 (3.57%) Teradata
4 1 (3.57%) VMware