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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 75 47 65
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 75 82 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.27% 3.29% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 3.46% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 26
Median daily rate £505 £508 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.49% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £410 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.55 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.83 £59.50 £45.49
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +30.80%
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
3162 2369 2385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.56% 95.06% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1885 1400 1210
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 151 184
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 0 17 £508 -11.73% 1
Birmingham -14 11 £563 +18.42% 3
Coventry -18 8 £521 -9.34% 1
Shropshire -25 5 £456 +1.38%
Staffordshire - 5 £523 - 1
Solihull - 5 £500 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £600 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 31 (24.60%) SAP
2 29 (23.02%) Finance
3 24 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 19 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 16 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (11.90%) Windows
7 15 (11.90%) Manufacturing
8 14 (11.11%) Java
8 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
9 13 (10.32%) IaaS
9 13 (10.32%) SaaS
9 13 (10.32%) CRM
9 13 (10.32%) TOGAF
10 12 (9.52%) Automotive
10 12 (9.52%) SOA
10 12 (9.52%) PaaS
10 12 (9.52%) Data Centre
11 11 (8.73%) Oracle
11 11 (8.73%) Migration
11 11 (8.73%) Retail
11 11 (8.73%) Dynamics CRM
12 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
13 9 (7.14%) .NET
13 9 (7.14%) Unix
13 9 (7.14%) Linux
14 8 (6.35%) Service Design
14 8 (6.35%) Lean Manufacturing

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 (3.97%) Apache
1 5 (3.97%) Confluence
1 5 (3.97%) IIS
1 5 (3.97%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.17%) CMS
3 3 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.59%) JBoss
4 2 (1.59%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.59%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.59%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.79%) Documentum
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.56%) SAP HCM
3 6 (4.76%) SAP MII
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (1.59%) SAP APO
5 2 (1.59%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.79%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.79%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
2 13 (10.32%) IaaS
2 13 (10.32%) SaaS
3 12 (9.52%) PaaS
4 8 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.38%) Boomi
6 3 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) Firewall
1 5 (3.97%) LAN
1 5 (3.97%) SSL
1 5 (3.97%) VoIP
1 5 (3.97%) WAN
2 3 (2.38%) MPLS
2 3 (2.38%) VPN
3 2 (1.59%) DNS
3 2 (1.59%) Skype
4 1 (0.79%) Extranet
4 1 (0.79%) Internet
4 1 (0.79%) Intranet
4 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.35%) Big Data
3 7 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.97%) MySQL
5 4 (3.17%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.59%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.59%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.79%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.79%) GIS
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.79%) Power BI
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (3.97%) Bitbucket
1 5 (3.97%) FishEye
1 5 (3.97%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.97%) GoCD
1 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.97%) JIRA
1 5 (3.97%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (23.02%) Finance
2 15 (11.90%) Manufacturing
3 12 (9.52%) Automotive
4 11 (8.73%) Retail
5 4 (3.17%) Banking
6 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) .NET
2 6 (4.76%) JSON
2 6 (4.76%) Web Services
3 5 (3.97%) EDI
4 4 (3.17%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.17%) XML
5 3 (2.38%) Node.js
5 3 (2.38%) Play Framework
5 3 (2.38%) REST
5 3 (2.38%) SOAP
6 2 (1.59%) SAP ALE
6 2 (1.59%) Spring
6 2 (1.59%) Struts
7 1 (0.79%) HTML
7 1 (0.79%) J2EE
7 1 (0.79%) OAuth
7 1 (0.79%) SAML
7 1 (0.79%) WCF
7 1 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.59%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.59%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.79%) EFT
4 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.79%) EPoS
4 1 (0.79%) FMCG
4 1 (0.79%) SCADA
4 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.79%) User Experience
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.90%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Linux
2 9 (7.14%) Unix
3 5 (3.97%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.79%) AIX
4 1 (0.79%) Solaris
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (10.32%) CRM
4 13 (10.32%) TOGAF
5 12 (9.52%) SOA
6 11 (8.73%) Migration
7 8 (6.35%) ETL
7 8 (6.35%) Information Security
7 8 (6.35%) Lean Manufacturing
7 8 (6.35%) Logistics
7 8 (6.35%) Presales
7 8 (6.35%) Quality Management
7 8 (6.35%) Scrum
7 8 (6.35%) Service Design
7 8 (6.35%) Waterfall
8 7 (5.56%) Analytics
8 7 (5.56%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.76%) Data Management
9 6 (4.76%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.11%) Java
2 4 (3.17%) SQL
3 3 (2.38%) C#
4 2 (1.59%) ABAP
5 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.97%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.17%) Degree
3 2 (1.59%) CISSP
3 2 (1.59%) GIAC
4 1 (0.79%) CCIE
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.79%) CITP
4 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 31 (24.60%) SAP
2 24 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.73%) Oracle
4 6 (4.76%) Cisco
5 4 (3.17%) Adobe
6 3 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.59%) Cognos
7 2 (1.59%) hybris
7 2 (1.59%) IBM
7 2 (1.59%) Kronos
7 2 (1.59%) Netezza
7 2 (1.59%) VMware
8 1 (0.79%) BT
8 1 (0.79%) Dell
8 1 (0.79%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.79%) Google
8 1 (0.79%) HP
8 1 (0.79%) Mitel
8 1 (0.79%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.79%) WSO2
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £590 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
InfinityQuest
Posted: 13 days ago