The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 15 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 11 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.03% 1.23% 6.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.46% 1.30% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate £625 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.91 £42.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+14.07% -5.08%
Architect
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull 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
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
130 77 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 94.89% 95.06% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 51
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Average hourly rate £13.87 £30.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.76% -4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Solihull region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Solihull region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull region that cited 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 Architect in their job title.

1 9 (28.13%) WAN
1 9 (28.13%) Cisco
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 8 (25.00%) Juniper
3 7 (21.88%) LAN
3 7 (21.88%) Brocade
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
5 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (15.63%) Migration
5 5 (15.63%) Presales
6 4 (12.50%) Skype
6 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
6 4 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (12.50%) Network Management
6 4 (12.50%) Skype for Business
6 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 4 (12.50%) VoIP
6 4 (12.50%) .NET
6 4 (12.50%) EMC
7 3 (9.38%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.38%) DWDM
7 3 (9.38%) MPLS
7 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
7 3 (9.38%) ITIL
7 3 (9.38%) Windows
7 3 (9.38%) Linux

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull region that cited 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 Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) WAN
2 7 (21.88%) LAN
3 4 (12.50%) Skype
3 4 (12.50%) VoIP
4 3 (9.38%) 4G
4 3 (9.38%) DWDM
4 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
4 3 (9.38%) MPLS
4 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.25%) SAN
5 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 2 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (3.13%) 3G
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (3.13%) DAB
6 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.13%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (3.13%) VPLS
6 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Smart Meter
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.13%) BBC
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
1 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
1 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
1 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Supplier Management
2 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (15.63%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) Presales
3 4 (12.50%) Network Management
3 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 4 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (9.38%) Computer Architecture
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) BPR
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.13%) Scrum
6 1 (3.13%) Service Management
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) MBA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (3.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) Juniper
3 7 (21.88%) Brocade
4 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.50%) EMC
6 3 (9.38%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.38%) Splunk
7 2 (6.25%) SAP
7 2 (6.25%) VMware
8 1 (3.13%) Aruba
8 1 (3.13%) CA
8 1 (3.13%) Citrix
8 1 (3.13%) Fujitsu
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