The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Lead Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Solution Architect
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 127 113
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.078% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.082% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £518 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.90% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £563 £548
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2269 2425 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.84% 95.17% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1365 1190
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 72 167
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.85 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Lead Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

Lead Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Lead Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Lead Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 2 £575 -
Coventry -6 1 - - 1
Lead Solutions Architect
England

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Lead 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 West Midlands region featuring Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
1 2 (28.57%) Confluence
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Play Framework
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Microservices
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Presales
2 1 (14.29%) Terraform
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) Spring

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Rose
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Django
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) Play Framework
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Social Media
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Microservices
2 1 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Presales
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) SSADM
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Yourdon
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Casewise
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle