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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 51 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
+29 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 68 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.94% 1.60% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.13% 1.76% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 10
Average daily rate
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£475 £468 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +50.00%
Solutions Architect
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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
2175 2153 1651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.07% 90.73% 91.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1326 1104 764
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 £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 198 134
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
Warwickshire +14 19 £550 +69.23%
Birmingham +4 14 £425 -7.10% 6
Shropshire - 9 £450 -
Worcestershire - 5 £451 -
Coventry -6 4 £436 +8.87% 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (22.90%) TOGAF
2 23 (17.56%) Finance
3 18 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (13.74%) Enterprise Architecture
4 17 (12.98%) SOA
5 16 (12.21%) Automotive
6 15 (11.45%) Middleware
6 15 (11.45%) SAP
7 14 (10.69%) SQL
7 14 (10.69%) CRM
7 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
8 13 (9.92%) Management Information System
8 13 (9.92%) Manufacturing
8 13 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (9.16%) Asset Management
9 12 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (9.16%) UML
10 11 (8.40%) Java
10 11 (8.40%) Network Security
10 11 (8.40%) SDLC
11 10 (7.63%) Windows
11 10 (7.63%) XML
11 10 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (6.87%) Project Management
12 9 (6.87%) Oracle
12 9 (6.87%) IBM
12 9 (6.87%) E-Commerce
12 9 (6.87%) Security Cleared
13 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
13 8 (6.11%) Security Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 6 (4.58%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) JBoss
3 2 (1.53%) Apache
3 2 (1.53%) SAS
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle BPEL
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.53%) Lync
3 2 (1.53%) Node.js
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.76%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.05%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.29%) SAP EWM
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.76%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.76%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.76%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.76%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.76%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.76%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.53%) SaaS
2 2 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.76%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.40%) Network Security
2 5 (3.82%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (2.29%) DNS
4 2 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.53%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.76%) SAN
5 1 (0.76%) DWDM
5 1 (0.76%) Firewall
5 1 (0.76%) SDH
5 1 (0.76%) SMS
5 1 (0.76%) WAN
5 1 (0.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.34%) Big Data
2 7 (5.34%) IBM InfoSphere
3 6 (4.58%) SSDT
3 6 (4.58%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.53%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.53%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.76%) DataStage
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.76%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.05%) IntelliJ
3 2 (1.53%) Selenium
3 2 (1.53%) JUnit
3 2 (1.53%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.76%) Juju
General
1 23 (17.56%) Finance
2 16 (12.21%) Automotive
3 13 (9.92%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.58%) Banking
4 6 (4.58%) Retail
5 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.53%) Legal
6 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.53%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Billing
7 1 (0.76%) Electronics
7 1 (0.76%) Law
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.45%) Middleware
2 10 (7.63%) XML
3 8 (6.11%) .NET
4 7 (5.34%) JSON
4 7 (5.34%) Play Framework
5 5 (3.82%) Web Services
6 4 (3.05%) J2SE
6 4 (3.05%) SOAP
7 2 (1.53%) HTML
7 2 (1.53%) XSD
7 2 (1.53%) XSL
7 2 (1.53%) J2EE
7 2 (1.53%) EJB
7 2 (1.53%) JDBC
7 2 (1.53%) WSDL
7 2 (1.53%) Java EE
7 2 (1.53%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.53%) Spring
7 2 (1.53%) REST
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.34%) NHS
3 4 (3.05%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.05%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.29%) PKI
5 2 (1.53%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) Clustering
6 1 (0.76%) IVR
6 1 (0.76%) DTV
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) DataPower
6 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.63%) Windows
2 6 (4.58%) Linux
2 6 (4.58%) VMS
3 4 (3.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.05%) UNIX
4 3 (2.29%) Windows Vista
4 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.90%) TOGAF
2 18 (13.74%) Enterprise Architecture
2 18 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.98%) SOA
4 14 (10.69%) CRM
5 12 (9.16%) UML
5 12 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (9.16%) Asset Management
6 11 (8.40%) SDLC
7 10 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (6.87%) Project Management
8 9 (6.87%) E-Commerce
9 8 (6.11%) ERP
9 8 (6.11%) Security Architecture
10 7 (5.34%) Scrum
10 7 (5.34%) Open Source
10 7 (5.34%) Microservices
11 6 (4.58%) Cyber Security
11 6 (4.58%) Business Continuity
11 6 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.69%) SQL
2 11 (8.40%) Java
3 4 (3.05%) Scala
4 3 (2.29%) C
5 1 (0.76%) C#
5 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) Degree
4 2 (1.53%) CISSP
4 2 (1.53%) CISA
4 2 (1.53%) CISM
4 2 (1.53%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) COBIT
1 2 (1.53%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) HL7
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.82%) Docker
2 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.53%) vCloud
4 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) Puppet
2 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.76%) OpenView
2 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.76%) SCCM
2 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (11.45%) SAP
2 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.87%) IBM
3 9 (6.87%) Oracle
4 6 (4.58%) Cognos
4 6 (4.58%) Cisco
4 6 (4.58%) webMethods
4 6 (4.58%) Netezza
5 4 (3.05%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.53%) Informatica
6 2 (1.53%) VMware
6 2 (1.53%) WSO2
7 1 (0.76%) Becrypt
7 1 (0.76%) Google
7 1 (0.76%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.76%) Tableau
7 1 (0.76%) Juniper
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