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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 87 60 71
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 57 60 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.90% 2.53% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.65% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 24
Median daily rate £500 £463 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -5.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £410 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-26.34% -0.83%
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
2835 2261 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.59% 95.40% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1688 1376 1123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 137 198
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £29.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -8 12 £550 +29.41% 4
Warwickshire -14 10 £500 -9.09% 1
Coventry 0 9 £463 +15.62% 2
Shropshire -37 3 £500 +12.99%
Wolverhampton - 3 £600 - 1
Staffordshire +1 1 £475 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £400 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 28 (24.56%) Finance
2 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
3 21 (18.42%) MS Excel
4 18 (15.79%) Migration
4 18 (15.79%) TOGAF
5 17 (14.91%) SOA
6 15 (13.16%) CRM
6 15 (13.16%) Retail
6 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (13.16%) Translating Business Requirements
7 14 (12.28%) Enterprise Architecture
8 13 (11.40%) SAP
9 12 (10.53%) Oracle
9 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (9.65%) IaaS
10 11 (9.65%) Presales
10 11 (9.65%) Data Centre
10 11 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (8.77%) Dynamics CRM
11 10 (8.77%) Windows
11 10 (8.77%) MS Exchange
11 10 (8.77%) Service Design
11 10 (8.77%) PaaS
12 9 (7.89%) Skype for Business
12 9 (7.89%) SaaS
12 9 (7.89%) Java
12 9 (7.89%) Degree
13 8 (7.02%) Project Management
13 8 (7.02%) ETL

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 10 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.89%) Skype for Business
3 8 (7.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.26%) IBM Domino
4 6 (5.26%) IBM Notes
5 5 (4.39%) CMS
6 3 (2.63%) JBoss
7 2 (1.75%) Captiva
7 2 (1.75%) Documentum
7 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 21 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.51%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (2.63%) SAP HCM
3 3 (2.63%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (2.63%) SAP MII
4 2 (1.75%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.88%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.88%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.88%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.65%) IaaS
3 10 (8.77%) PaaS
4 9 (7.89%) SaaS
5 8 (7.02%) Office 365
6 7 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (3.51%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) Skype
2 5 (4.39%) Firewall
3 4 (3.51%) WAN
4 3 (2.63%) DNS
5 2 (1.75%) LAN
5 2 (1.75%) VoIP
6 1 (0.88%) CTI
6 1 (0.88%) Extranet
6 1 (0.88%) Internet
6 1 (0.88%) Intranet
6 1 (0.88%) MPLS
6 1 (0.88%) RTP
6 1 (0.88%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.88%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) Big Data
1 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.63%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.75%) Data Mart
4 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 28 (24.56%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Retail
3 6 (5.26%) Automotive
3 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.63%) Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) .NET
2 4 (3.51%) JSON
3 3 (2.63%) EDI
3 3 (2.63%) Play Framework
3 3 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) J2EE
4 1 (0.88%) Node.js
4 1 (0.88%) OAuth
4 1 (0.88%) REST
4 1 (0.88%) RFC 2833
4 1 (0.88%) SAML
4 1 (0.88%) SOAP
4 1 (0.88%) Spring
4 1 (0.88%) Struts
4 1 (0.88%) WCF
4 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.51%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.63%) iPad
6 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.88%) EFT
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.88%) EPoS
7 1 (0.88%) IVR
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.77%) Windows
2 7 (6.14%) Unix
3 5 (4.39%) Linux
4 4 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.79%) Migration
1 18 (15.79%) TOGAF
2 17 (14.91%) SOA
3 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (13.16%) CRM
3 15 (13.16%) Translating Business Requirements
4 14 (12.28%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (9.65%) Presales
5 11 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (8.77%) Service Design
7 8 (7.02%) ETL
7 8 (7.02%) Project Management
8 7 (6.14%) Analytics
8 7 (6.14%) Data Transformation
9 6 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.26%) Information Security
9 6 (5.26%) ITIL
9 6 (5.26%) Time Management
9 6 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.89%) Java
2 3 (2.63%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) C#
3 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.89%) Degree
2 8 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) MBA
5 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.88%) CCIE
6 1 (0.88%) CISSP
6 1 (0.88%) GIAC
6 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.40%) SAP
3 12 (10.53%) Oracle
4 7 (6.14%) Cisco
4 7 (6.14%) IBM
5 6 (5.26%) HP
5 6 (5.26%) Lotus
5 6 (5.26%) VMware
6 5 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.63%) EMC
8 2 (1.75%) Adobe
8 2 (1.75%) ATG
8 2 (1.75%) Brocade
8 2 (1.75%) Juniper
8 2 (1.75%) Pega
9 1 (0.88%) Cognos
9 1 (0.88%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.88%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.88%) Netezza
9 1 (0.88%) Verint
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