The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 77 56 87
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 57 63 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.09% 2.46% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 2.61% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 9
Median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £630 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.30%
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 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
2585 2415 2201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.58% 94.48% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1581 1324 1236
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 117 182
Median hourly rate £15.99 £14.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% -9.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £29.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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 Solutions Architect across the West Midlands region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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 Solutions Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham +9 22 £525 +3.96% 5
Coventry -14 8 £490 -10.90%
Shropshire 0 4 £506 -
Worcestershire 0 1 - -
Warwickshire -9 1 - - 1
Solihull -14 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 38 (30.16%) SAP
2 26 (20.63%) Finance
3 21 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 19 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (12.70%) Manufacturing
6 15 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (10.32%) Java
8 12 (9.52%) TOGAF
8 12 (9.52%) Retail
8 12 (9.52%) Automotive
8 12 (9.52%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (8.73%) Migration
10 10 (7.94%) Windows
10 10 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.94%) Office 365
11 9 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.14%) Oracle
11 9 (7.14%) Data Centre
12 8 (6.35%) Linux
12 8 (6.35%) Web Services
12 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (6.35%) Waterfall
13 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
13 7 (5.56%) CRM
13 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
13 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
14 6 (4.76%) Jenkins
14 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (4.76%) Application Rationalisation

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 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.76%) Confluence
3 5 (3.97%) Apache
3 5 (3.97%) IIS
3 5 (3.97%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.38%) CMS
4 3 (2.38%) Documentum
4 3 (2.38%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.79%) Mule
6 1 (0.79%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) SAP HCM
2 5 (3.97%) SAP FI
3 4 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (3.17%) SAP APO
3 4 (3.17%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (2.38%) SAP CO
4 3 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (2.38%) SAP MII
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.59%) SAP GTS
5 2 (1.59%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.52%) SuccessFactors
2 10 (7.94%) Office 365
3 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.76%) SaaS
5 4 (3.17%) Boomi
5 4 (3.17%) IaaS
6 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.38%) PaaS
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) LAN
1 5 (3.97%) SSL
1 5 (3.97%) VoIP
1 5 (3.97%) WAN
2 4 (3.17%) MPLS
2 4 (3.17%) VPN
3 2 (1.59%) Firewall
3 2 (1.59%) Internet
3 2 (1.59%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.79%) CTI
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) PSTN
4 1 (0.79%) Skype
4 1 (0.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.97%) Big Data
3 5 (3.97%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.97%) MySQL
4 4 (3.17%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.17%) HBase
4 4 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.17%) SAP HANA
5 3 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.59%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (1.59%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.59%) Impala
6 2 (1.59%) Mahout
6 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.59%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 6 (4.76%) JIRA
2 5 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (3.97%) Bitbucket
2 5 (3.97%) FishEye
2 5 (3.97%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.97%) GoCD
2 5 (3.97%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.79%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 26 (20.63%) Finance
2 16 (12.70%) Manufacturing
3 12 (9.52%) Automotive
3 12 (9.52%) Retail
4 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.97%) Banking
6 4 (3.17%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.35%) Web Services
2 5 (3.97%) .NET
2 5 (3.97%) JSON
3 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.38%) SAP ALE
3 3 (2.38%) SOAP
3 3 (2.38%) XML
4 2 (1.59%) EDI
4 2 (1.59%) EDIFACT
4 2 (1.59%) HTML
4 2 (1.59%) HTML5
4 2 (1.59%) Node.js
4 2 (1.59%) REST
4 2 (1.59%) Spring
5 1 (0.79%) CSS3
5 1 (0.79%) Django
5 1 (0.79%) jQuery
5 1 (0.79%) Kafka
5 1 (0.79%) OAuth
5 1 (0.79%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.38%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) SCADA
5 2 (1.59%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) FMCG
6 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) Social Media
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.94%) Windows
2 8 (6.35%) Linux
3 6 (4.76%) Unix
4 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.52%) TOGAF
4 11 (8.73%) Migration
5 10 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 8 (6.35%) Waterfall
8 7 (5.56%) CRM
8 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (4.76%) Application Rationalisation
9 6 (4.76%) Information Security
9 6 (4.76%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.76%) Scrum
10 5 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.97%) Lean Manufacturing
10 5 (3.97%) Logistics
10 5 (3.97%) Presales
10 5 (3.97%) Quality Management
11 4 (3.17%) Planning and Forecasting
11 4 (3.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.32%) Java
2 5 (3.97%) ABAP
2 5 (3.97%) SQL
3 3 (2.38%) C#
3 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.79%) Python
4 1 (0.79%) Ruby
4 1 (0.79%) Scala
4 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.59%) CCIE
3 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.59%) CISSP
3 2 (1.59%) Degree
3 2 (1.59%) GIAC
4 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.79%) CCNA
4 1 (0.79%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (0.79%) Oozie
1 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (30.16%) SAP
2 21 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.14%) Oracle
4 6 (4.76%) hybris
5 5 (3.97%) Cisco
6 3 (2.38%) Adobe
6 3 (2.38%) Kronos
7 2 (1.59%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.59%) Cognos
7 2 (1.59%) IBM
7 2 (1.59%) Netezza
7 2 (1.59%) Pega
7 2 (1.59%) VMware
8 1 (0.79%) Avaya
8 1 (0.79%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.79%) Dell
8 1 (0.79%) Informatica
8 1 (0.79%) Juniper
8 1 (0.79%) Mitel
8 1 (0.79%) Unisys
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