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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 79 54 82
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 67 70 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.14% 2.93% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 3.05% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 19
Median daily rate £500 £475 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £410 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £600 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.55 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £51.29
% change year-on-year
-26.34% +16.01%
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
2983 2292 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.15% 95.94% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1778 1367 1132
Median daily rate £400 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 148 198
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Warwickshire -15 11 £500 -9.09% 3
Birmingham -18 10 £556 +30.88% 2
Coventry -10 9 £475 +9.07% 2
Shropshire -35 8 £470 +4.44%
Solihull - 3 £500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £600 -
Staffordshire +1 2 £475 - 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 23 July 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 (24.14%) Finance
2 24 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 22 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (16.38%) TOGAF
5 18 (15.52%) SOA
5 18 (15.52%) SAP
5 18 (15.52%) MS Excel
6 17 (14.66%) CRM
6 17 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (12.93%) Translating Business Requirements
8 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (11.21%) Migration
8 13 (11.21%) Windows
8 13 (11.21%) Oracle
8 13 (11.21%) Presales
9 12 (10.34%) Java
9 12 (10.34%) Retail
9 12 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
9 12 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (10.34%) Data Centre
9 12 (10.34%) IaaS
10 11 (9.48%) PaaS
10 11 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (8.62%) Unix
11 10 (8.62%) Security Cleared
11 10 (8.62%) SaaS
11 10 (8.62%) Service Design
12 9 (7.76%) SC Cleared
12 9 (7.76%) Degree
12 9 (7.76%) SuccessFactors

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 5 (4.31%) Apache
1 5 (4.31%) Confluence
1 5 (4.31%) IIS
2 4 (3.45%) CMS
2 4 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.59%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.72%) JBoss
4 2 (1.72%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.86%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.86%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 18 (15.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle CRM
2 4 (3.45%) SAP HCM
3 3 (2.59%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (2.59%) SAP MII
4 2 (1.72%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.86%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.86%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.86%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.34%) IaaS
3 11 (9.48%) PaaS
4 10 (8.62%) SaaS
5 9 (7.76%) SuccessFactors
6 8 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.72%) Office 365
9 1 (0.86%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) Firewall
1 5 (4.31%) SSL
1 5 (4.31%) WAN
2 4 (3.45%) VoIP
3 3 (2.59%) DNS
3 3 (2.59%) LAN
4 2 (1.72%) MPLS
4 2 (1.72%) Skype
4 2 (1.72%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.86%) CTI
5 1 (0.86%) Extranet
5 1 (0.86%) Internet
5 1 (0.86%) Intranet
5 1 (0.86%) RTP
5 1 (0.86%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.86%) VPLS
5 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.90%) Big Data
3 7 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.31%) MySQL
5 3 (2.59%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.59%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.72%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.86%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (4.31%) Bitbucket
1 5 (4.31%) FishEye
1 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.31%) GoCD
1 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.31%) JIRA
1 5 (4.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 28 (24.14%) Finance
2 12 (10.34%) Retail
3 6 (5.17%) Automotive
3 6 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.45%) Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.86%) Billing
6 1 (0.86%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.03%) .NET
2 5 (4.31%) Web Services
3 4 (3.45%) JSON
4 3 (2.59%) EDI
4 3 (2.59%) Play Framework
4 3 (2.59%) XML
5 1 (0.86%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.86%) HTML
5 1 (0.86%) J2EE
5 1 (0.86%) Node.js
5 1 (0.86%) OAuth
5 1 (0.86%) REST
5 1 (0.86%) RFC 2833
5 1 (0.86%) SAML
5 1 (0.86%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.86%) SOAP
5 1 (0.86%) Spring
5 1 (0.86%) Struts
5 1 (0.86%) WCF
5 1 (0.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.31%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.45%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.72%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.86%) EFT
5 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.86%) EPoS
5 1 (0.86%) IVR
5 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.21%) Windows
2 10 (8.62%) Unix
3 8 (6.90%) Linux
4 4 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.86%) AIX
5 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.38%) TOGAF
3 18 (15.52%) SOA
4 17 (14.66%) CRM
4 17 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (12.93%) Translating Business Requirements
6 13 (11.21%) Migration
6 13 (11.21%) Presales
7 12 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (8.62%) Service Design
10 8 (6.90%) Configuration Management
10 8 (6.90%) ETL
10 8 (6.90%) Load Balancing
11 7 (6.03%) Analytics
11 7 (6.03%) Data Transformation
11 7 (6.03%) Information Security
11 7 (6.03%) Project Management
11 7 (6.03%) Waterfall
12 6 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.34%) Java
2 3 (2.59%) SQL
3 1 (0.86%) ABAP
3 1 (0.86%) C#
3 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.76%) Degree
2 9 (7.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.59%) MBA
4 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.72%) CISSP
4 2 (1.72%) GIAC
5 1 (0.86%) CCIE
5 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 24 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.52%) SAP
3 13 (11.21%) Oracle
4 9 (7.76%) Cisco
5 6 (5.17%) HP
6 5 (4.31%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.45%) Adobe
7 4 (3.45%) VMware
8 2 (1.72%) Brocade
8 2 (1.72%) Cognos
8 2 (1.72%) IBM
8 2 (1.72%) Juniper
8 2 (1.72%) Netezza
9 1 (0.86%) Ariba
9 1 (0.86%) Avaya
9 1 (0.86%) BT
9 1 (0.86%) EMC
9 1 (0.86%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.86%) Retek
9 1 (0.86%) Siemens
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