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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 43 65 75
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 82 55 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.30% 2.17% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 2.38% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 13
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£508 £483 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +7.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £363 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £533 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.55 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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
2314 2312 1909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.04% 91.31% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1172 991
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 134
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +5 15 £475 -3.06% 14
Warwickshire +9 14 £575 +39.39% 2
Coventry +1 11 £575 +43.75% 2
Shropshire -3 10 £450 -5.56%
Worcestershire +5 9 £451 - 2
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 30 (22.22%) Finance
2 27 (20.00%) SOA
2 27 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 24 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
4 21 (15.56%) CRM
4 21 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (14.07%) SAP
6 18 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (13.33%) Middleware
7 15 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 15 (11.11%) Java
8 14 (10.37%) Oracle
8 14 (10.37%) IBM
9 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
9 13 (9.63%) Automotive
10 12 (8.89%) Manufacturing
10 12 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (8.89%) XML
11 11 (8.15%) Cognos
11 11 (8.15%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.15%) IBM InfoSphere
11 11 (8.15%) SDLC
12 10 (7.41%) Security Architecture
12 10 (7.41%) Netezza
12 10 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
12 10 (7.41%) Windows
12 10 (7.41%) Project Management
13 9 (6.67%) JSON
13 9 (6.67%) Content Management
13 9 (6.67%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (5.19%) WebLogic
1 7 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.44%) Lync
3 4 (2.96%) SAP EP
3 4 (2.96%) SAS
3 4 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.22%) CMS
5 2 (1.48%) JBoss
5 2 (1.48%) Apache
5 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle BPEL
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.74%) Node.js
6 1 (0.74%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.44%) SAP EWM
2 5 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.96%) SAP HCM
3 4 (2.96%) SAP FI
3 4 (2.96%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (2.96%) SAP CO
3 4 (2.96%) SAP QM
4 3 (2.22%) SAP APO
4 3 (2.22%) SAP PP
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.48%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.96%) Office 365
2 3 (2.22%) SaaS
3 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.74%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.19%) Network Security
2 5 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.22%) DNS
3 3 (2.22%) SMS
4 2 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.74%) WAN
5 1 (0.74%) DHCP
5 1 (0.74%) SAN
5 1 (0.74%) Intranet
5 1 (0.74%) Firewall
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.74%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (8.15%) IBM InfoSphere
3 9 (6.67%) Big Data
4 8 (5.93%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.48%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.74%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.74%) HBase
8 1 (0.74%) DataStage
8 1 (0.74%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) IntelliJ
2 2 (1.48%) Selenium
2 2 (1.48%) JUnit
2 2 (1.48%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.74%) Juju
General
1 30 (22.22%) Finance
2 13 (9.63%) Automotive
3 12 (8.89%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.44%) Retail
5 5 (3.70%) Banking
6 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.74%) Law
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.33%) Middleware
2 12 (8.89%) XML
3 9 (6.67%) JSON
3 9 (6.67%) Play Framework
4 7 (5.19%) .NET
5 6 (4.44%) SAP PI
6 5 (3.70%) SOAP
6 5 (3.70%) Web Services
7 4 (2.96%) J2SE
8 3 (2.22%) REST
8 3 (2.22%) J2EE
9 2 (1.48%) EJB
9 2 (1.48%) JDBC
9 2 (1.48%) XSD
9 2 (1.48%) XSL
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.48%) HTML5
9 2 (1.48%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.48%) Spring
9 2 (1.48%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.22%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.22%) PKI
5 2 (1.48%) SCADA
5 2 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.48%) Social Media
5 2 (1.48%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) IVR
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) CMDB
6 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.74%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.41%) Windows
2 6 (4.44%) VMS
2 6 (4.44%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.70%) Windows Vista
3 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.96%) Linux
5 3 (2.22%) UNIX
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.00%) SOA
1 27 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 24 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
3 21 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (15.56%) CRM
4 18 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (8.15%) E-Commerce
5 11 (8.15%) SDLC
6 10 (7.41%) Project Management
6 10 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (7.41%) Security Architecture
7 9 (6.67%) Open Source
7 9 (6.67%) Content Management
7 9 (6.67%) Microservices
8 8 (5.93%) Asset Management
8 8 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.93%) Scrum
8 8 (5.93%) ERP
9 7 (5.19%) UML
9 7 (5.19%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.11%) Java
2 6 (4.44%) SQL
3 4 (2.96%) Scala
4 3 (2.22%) C
5 1 (0.74%) C#
5 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (5.19%) SC Cleared
1 7 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.48%) CISSP
2 2 (1.48%) CISA
2 2 (1.48%) CISM
2 2 (1.48%) Degree
3 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) QA
2 2 (1.48%) Solvency II
2 2 (1.48%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Docker
2 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.48%) vCloud
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.74%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.74%) Oozie
2 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.74%) OpenView
2 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (14.07%) SAP
2 14 (10.37%) IBM
2 14 (10.37%) Oracle
3 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.15%) Cognos
5 10 (7.41%) Netezza
6 6 (4.44%) webMethods
7 4 (2.96%) Informatica
8 3 (2.22%) hybris
9 2 (1.48%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.48%) WSO2
9 2 (1.48%) Guidewire
9 2 (1.48%) Cisco
9 2 (1.48%) Adobe
9 2 (1.48%) FatWire
9 2 (1.48%) VMware
9 2 (1.48%) Pega
9 2 (1.48%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.74%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.74%) Google
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