The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions 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 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 19 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 3.15% 4.23% -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
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
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
121 57 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 95.28% 80.28% 87.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 22 38
Average daily rate £375 £365 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 12 (48.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) MPLS
3 7 (28.00%) WAN
4 6 (24.00%) LAN
4 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (24.00%) Juniper
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Brocade
5 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (12.00%) vSphere
6 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (12.00%) VoIP
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (8.00%) VPN
7 2 (8.00%) SAN
7 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (8.00%) Wireless
7 2 (8.00%) Aruba
7 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
7 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (8.00%) Presales
7 2 (8.00%) VMware
8 1 (4.00%) SFIA
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.00%) Multicast
8 1 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) MPLS
2 7 (28.00%) WAN
3 6 (24.00%) LAN
4 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (12.00%) VoIP
5 2 (8.00%) SAN
5 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.00%) VPN
5 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.00%) Wireless
6 1 (4.00%) 3G
6 1 (4.00%) DWDM
6 1 (4.00%) Multicast
6 1 (4.00%) SDH
6 1 (4.00%) Skype
6 1 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (4.00%) SONET
6 1 (4.00%) VPLS
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) BBC
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (8.00%) Presales
3 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.00%) Network Design
3 1 (4.00%) SFIA
3 1 (4.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (12.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) Juniper
3 5 (20.00%) Brocade
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.00%) Aruba
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) Mitel