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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 18 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.67% 2.90% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 3.28% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £550 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £486 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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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
135 183 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 90.00% 88.41% 89.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 52 84
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) Automotive
1 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) OpenView
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) vCloud
3 1 (12.50%) Data Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Juju
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
3 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (12.50%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) LXC
3 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Juju
General
1 4 (50.00%) Automotive
1 4 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vCloud
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
1 1 (12.50%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) OpenView
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) VMware
1 1 (12.50%) Google