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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 83 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 50 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 2.16% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.29% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 24
Median daily rate £500 £525 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £425 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £575 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £60.00
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
2686 2448 2189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.78% 94.63% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1551 1489 1126
Median daily rate £390 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 153 177
Median hourly rate £15.21 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £33.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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 May 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 10 £500 -6.97% 5
Warwickshire -12 9 £450 -12.62% 2
Coventry 0 7 £456 -20.65% 4
Shropshire -39 2 £500 +25.00%
Staffordshire +6 1 £475 -9.52%
Smethwick - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £400 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 26 (21.49%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.66%) Finance
3 23 (19.01%) MS Excel
4 22 (18.18%) CRM
5 19 (15.70%) TOGAF
6 18 (14.88%) Retail
6 18 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (14.88%) SOA
7 17 (14.05%) Oracle
7 17 (14.05%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (13.22%) Migration
9 13 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (10.74%) SAP
10 12 (9.92%) Dynamics CRM
10 12 (9.92%) Translating Business Requirements
11 11 (9.09%) Presales
11 11 (9.09%) Java
12 10 (8.26%) Degree
12 10 (8.26%) Service Design
13 9 (7.44%) Office 365
13 9 (7.44%) Windows
13 9 (7.44%) ETL
13 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (7.44%) Project Management
14 8 (6.61%) MS Exchange
14 8 (6.61%) VMware
14 8 (6.61%) Data Centre
14 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (5.79%) Skype for Business
15 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared

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 8 (6.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.79%) CMS
2 7 (5.79%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.96%) IBM Domino
3 6 (4.96%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.13%) JBoss
4 5 (4.13%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.31%) Captiva
5 4 (3.31%) Documentum
5 4 (3.31%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.65%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.83%) Node.js
Applications
1 23 (19.01%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.31%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (2.48%) SAP HCM
3 3 (2.48%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (2.48%) SAP PP
4 2 (1.65%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.83%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.83%) SAP MII
5 1 (0.83%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.83%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.83%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.83%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.44%) Office 365
2 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.31%) IaaS
3 4 (3.31%) PaaS
3 4 (3.31%) SaaS
3 4 (3.31%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) Skype
2 5 (4.13%) Firewall
3 4 (3.31%) VoIP
3 4 (3.31%) WAN
4 3 (2.48%) CTI
4 3 (2.48%) DNS
5 2 (1.65%) DWDM
5 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.65%) LAN
5 2 (1.65%) RTP
6 1 (0.83%) Extranet
6 1 (0.83%) Intranet
6 1 (0.83%) MPLS
6 1 (0.83%) SAN
6 1 (0.83%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.83%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.13%) Big Data
3 2 (1.65%) Data Mart
3 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
General
1 25 (20.66%) Finance
2 18 (14.88%) Retail
3 4 (3.31%) Automotive
3 4 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) .NET
2 3 (2.48%) JSON
2 3 (2.48%) RFC 2833
3 2 (1.65%) Play Framework
3 2 (1.65%) XML
4 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.83%) EDI
4 1 (0.83%) J2EE
4 1 (0.83%) Middleware
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.83%) REST
4 1 (0.83%) SOAP
4 1 (0.83%) Spring
4 1 (0.83%) Struts
4 1 (0.83%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.96%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.96%) iPad
3 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.31%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.65%) IVR
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.44%) Windows
2 7 (5.79%) Linux
2 7 (5.79%) Unix
3 2 (1.65%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.83%) AIX
4 1 (0.83%) Solaris
4 1 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.18%) CRM
2 19 (15.70%) TOGAF
3 18 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (14.88%) SOA
4 17 (14.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (13.22%) Migration
6 13 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (9.92%) Translating Business Requirements
8 11 (9.09%) Presales
9 10 (8.26%) Service Design
10 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (7.44%) ETL
10 9 (7.44%) Project Management
11 7 (5.79%) Analytics
11 7 (5.79%) Data Modelling
11 7 (5.79%) Data Transformation
11 7 (5.79%) E-Commerce
12 6 (4.96%) ArchiMate
12 6 (4.96%) ITIL
12 6 (4.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.09%) Java
2 4 (3.31%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.26%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.48%) MBA
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 26 (21.49%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.05%) Oracle
3 13 (10.74%) SAP
4 8 (6.61%) VMware
5 7 (5.79%) HP
6 6 (4.96%) IBM
6 6 (4.96%) Lotus
7 5 (4.13%) EMC
7 5 (4.13%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.31%) Pega
9 3 (2.48%) Avaya
9 3 (2.48%) Cisco
10 2 (1.65%) ATG
10 2 (1.65%) Brocade
10 2 (1.65%) Juniper
10 2 (1.65%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.83%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.83%) Adobe
11 1 (0.83%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.83%) Verint
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £480 to £530 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Simon James IT
Rate: £440 - £460 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Stratford-upon-Avon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago