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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / West Midlands
Rank 70 62 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 51 59 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.16% 2.42% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 2.56% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 16
Median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £412 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £655 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
2216 2306 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.94% 94.51% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1257 1133
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 98 166
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.40 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +2 19 £513 +12.02% 4
Coventry -23 8 £508 -7.72% 1
Warwickshire -8 6 £520 +4.00% 1
Solihull -9 2 £550 - 2
Shropshire - 2 £600 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 33 (26.19%) SAP
2 21 (16.67%) Finance
3 18 (14.29%) Retail
3 18 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
5 15 (11.90%) Manufacturing
6 13 (10.32%) Automotive
6 13 (10.32%) TOGAF
7 12 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (8.73%) Office 365
9 10 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (7.94%) Content Management
9 10 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (7.14%) Web Services
10 9 (7.14%) Migration
11 8 (6.35%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.35%) Information Management
11 8 (6.35%) Java
11 8 (6.35%) SharePoint
11 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (6.35%) Data Centre
12 7 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (5.56%) JavaScript
12 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
12 7 (5.56%) Logistics
12 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (5.56%) REST
13 6 (4.76%) hybris

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 (6.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.97%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.38%) Documentum
4 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.59%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.79%) Confluence
5 1 (0.79%) Mule
5 1 (0.79%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) SAP FI
1 5 (3.97%) SAP HCM
2 4 (3.17%) SAP APO
2 4 (3.17%) SAP FSCM
3 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.38%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (2.38%) SAP MII
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.59%) SAP GTS
4 2 (1.59%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.79%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.73%) Office 365
2 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (3.17%) SaaS
4 3 (2.38%) Boomi
5 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.79%) IaaS
6 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) LAN
1 4 (3.17%) LDAP
1 4 (3.17%) SSL
1 4 (3.17%) WAN
2 3 (2.38%) MPLS
2 3 (2.38%) VoIP
2 3 (2.38%) VPN
3 2 (1.59%) Firewall
4 1 (0.79%) CTI
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) Internet
4 1 (0.79%) Intranet
4 1 (0.79%) PSTN
4 1 (0.79%) Skype
4 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.97%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.17%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.17%) HBase
3 4 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.38%) Big Data
4 3 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.38%) SAP HANA
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.59%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.59%) Impala
5 2 (1.59%) Mahout
5 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.59%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.79%) Power BI
6 1 (0.79%) Redis
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.79%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 21 (16.67%) Finance
2 18 (14.29%) Retail
3 15 (11.90%) Manufacturing
4 13 (10.32%) Automotive
5 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.17%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.38%) Banking
8 2 (1.59%) Advertising
9 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) Web Services
2 7 (5.56%) REST
3 5 (3.97%) JSON
4 4 (3.17%) .NET
4 4 (3.17%) JDBC
4 4 (3.17%) ODBC
4 4 (3.17%) SAML
4 4 (3.17%) SOAP
5 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.38%) XML
6 2 (1.59%) EDI
6 2 (1.59%) EDIFACT
6 2 (1.59%) HTML
6 2 (1.59%) HTML5
6 2 (1.59%) Node.js
6 2 (1.59%) SAP ALE
6 2 (1.59%) Spring
7 1 (0.79%) CSS
7 1 (0.79%) J2EE
7 1 (0.79%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Data Centre
1 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.38%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.38%) Wiki
4 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.59%) SCADA
4 2 (1.59%) User Experience
5 1 (0.79%) FMCG
5 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) PMI
5 1 (0.79%) Social Media
5 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.17%) Windows
2 3 (2.38%) Linux
3 2 (1.59%) Unix
3 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 13 (10.32%) TOGAF
3 12 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (7.94%) Content Management
4 10 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (7.14%) Migration
6 8 (6.35%) Information Management
6 8 (6.35%) Waterfall
7 7 (5.56%) Logistics
8 6 (4.76%) Application Rationalisation
8 6 (4.76%) CRM
8 6 (4.76%) ITIL
8 6 (4.76%) ITSM
8 6 (4.76%) Scrum
9 5 (3.97%) Lean Manufacturing
9 5 (3.97%) Quality Management
10 4 (3.17%) Cash Management
10 4 (3.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.35%) Java
2 7 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.17%) ABAP
4 3 (2.38%) C#
4 3 (2.38%) SQL
5 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.79%) Python
5 1 (0.79%) Ruby
5 1 (0.79%) Scala
5 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.59%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.79%) CCIE
3 1 (0.79%) CCNA
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.79%) CITP
3 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (0.79%) Oozie
1 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (26.19%) SAP
2 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.76%) hybris
3 6 (4.76%) ServiceNow
4 5 (3.97%) Oracle
5 3 (2.38%) Kronos
6 2 (1.59%) Casewise
6 2 (1.59%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.59%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.59%) Pega
6 2 (1.59%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) Avaya
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco
7 1 (0.79%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.79%) Dell
7 1 (0.79%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.79%) Informatica
7 1 (0.79%) Juniper
7 1 (0.79%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.79%) Unisys