The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 85 69 93
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 29 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 1.62% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.77% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 13
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£485 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £417 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £640 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 - -
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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 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
2197 1867 1986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.97% 91.70% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1211 993 925
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 147 191
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.28 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 21 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 13 £500 -9.09% 8
Coventry -6 4 £550 +30.79%
Warwickshire -8 4 £403 -10.55% 2
Solihull - 2 - -
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 20 (24.69%) CRM
2 19 (23.46%) SOA
3 16 (19.75%) .NET
4 14 (17.28%) Finance
5 12 (14.81%) Java
5 12 (14.81%) ERP
5 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
6 10 (12.35%) Oracle
6 10 (12.35%) SAP
7 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 9 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (8.64%) C#
9 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (8.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (8.64%) Business Transformation
9 7 (8.64%) Product Management
10 6 (7.41%) QA
10 6 (7.41%) Retail
10 6 (7.41%) Automotive
10 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.41%) MVC
10 6 (7.41%) Web Services
10 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
11 5 (6.17%) Middleware
11 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.47%) Node.js
3 2 (2.47%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.47%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) SAN
2 2 (2.47%) FTP
3 1 (1.23%) LAN
3 1 (1.23%) VoIP
3 1 (1.23%) WAN
3 1 (1.23%) 3G
3 1 (1.23%) X.509
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) 4G
3 1 (1.23%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SAP BW
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.47%) Star Schema
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.47%) Big Data
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.23%) OLAP
5 1 (1.23%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.47%) NCover
2 2 (2.47%) StyleCop
2 2 (2.47%) MSTest
2 2 (2.47%) NDepend
2 2 (2.47%) MSBuild
2 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.47%) Ant
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.47%) NUnit
2 2 (2.47%) JIRA
2 2 (2.47%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.23%) ERwin
General
1 14 (17.28%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Automotive
2 6 (7.41%) Retail
3 5 (6.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.70%) Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Advertising
6 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.75%) .NET
2 6 (7.41%) Web Services
3 5 (6.17%) J2EE
3 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.17%) Middleware
3 5 (6.17%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.94%) Silverlight
5 3 (3.70%) CSS
5 3 (3.70%) XML
5 3 (3.70%) HTML
6 2 (2.47%) EDI
6 2 (2.47%) JSON
6 2 (2.47%) WCF
6 2 (2.47%) Ajax
6 2 (2.47%) NHibernate
6 2 (2.47%) jQuery
6 2 (2.47%) HTML5
6 2 (2.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.47%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) Data Structures
2 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.94%) User Experience
2 4 (4.94%) Open Source
2 4 (4.94%) iPad
3 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.47%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.47%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) IVR
5 1 (1.23%) PKI
5 1 (1.23%) PDA
5 1 (1.23%) SCADA
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Blog
5 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.94%) VMS
2 3 (3.70%) Windows
2 3 (3.70%) Linux
3 2 (2.47%) Android
3 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.23%) AIX
4 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) CRM
2 19 (23.46%) SOA
3 12 (14.81%) ERP
3 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
4 9 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 9 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.64%) Product Management
6 7 (8.64%) Business Transformation
6 7 (8.64%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 6 (7.41%) MVC
7 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.17%) Migration
8 5 (6.17%) TDD
8 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.17%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) Java
2 7 (8.64%) C#
3 5 (6.17%) ABAP
4 4 (4.94%) C
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) C++
6 2 (2.47%) SQL
6 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.47%) VB
6 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.47%) Assembly Language
6 2 (2.47%) Pascal
7 1 (1.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.23%) COBOL
7 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.23%) CITP
4 1 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.23%) MCP
4 1 (1.23%) MCAD
4 1 (1.23%) MCSD
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) SRDF
2 1 (1.23%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Oracle
1 10 (12.35%) SAP
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) EMC
3 2 (2.47%) Mercator
3 2 (2.47%) Sencha
4 1 (1.23%) Facebook
4 1 (1.23%) Brocade
4 1 (1.23%) IBM
4 1 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
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