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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 81 66 89
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 38 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 1.75% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.89% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 13
Average daily rate
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£463 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £403 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £680 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -
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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
2331 1909 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.66% 92.58% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1237 1039 1020
Average daily rate £350 £345 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 151 170
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +3 15 £450 -21.73% 8
Warwickshire -8 7 £413 +3.12% 1
Coventry -9 4 £550 +30.79%
Solihull +5 1 - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 19 (23.46%) CRM
1 19 (23.46%) SOA
2 16 (19.75%) .NET
3 14 (17.28%) SAP
4 13 (16.05%) Finance
5 12 (14.81%) Java
5 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
6 11 (13.58%) ERP
7 9 (11.11%) Web Services
8 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
8 8 (9.88%) TOGAF
8 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (9.88%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (8.64%) QA
9 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (8.64%) Business Transformation
9 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (8.64%) Oracle
9 7 (8.64%) C#
10 6 (7.41%) Middleware
10 6 (7.41%) VMS
10 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
10 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.41%) MVC
10 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
10 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
11 5 (6.17%) Product Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.47%) Node.js
3 2 (2.47%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.47%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.23%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) SAN
2 2 (2.47%) FTP
3 1 (1.23%) 3G
3 1 (1.23%) X.509
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) 4G
3 1 (1.23%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SAP BW
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.47%) Big Data
4 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.23%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.23%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.47%) NCover
2 2 (2.47%) StyleCop
2 2 (2.47%) MSTest
2 2 (2.47%) NDepend
2 2 (2.47%) MSBuild
2 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.47%) Ant
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.47%) NUnit
2 2 (2.47%) JIRA
2 2 (2.47%) ReSharper
General
1 13 (16.05%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.17%) Automotive
4 2 (2.47%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.75%) .NET
2 9 (11.11%) Web Services
3 6 (7.41%) Middleware
4 5 (6.17%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.17%) J2EE
4 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.94%) XML
5 4 (4.94%) Silverlight
6 3 (3.70%) HTML
6 3 (3.70%) CSS
7 2 (2.47%) SOAP
7 2 (2.47%) EDI
7 2 (2.47%) JSON
7 2 (2.47%) WCF
7 2 (2.47%) Ajax
7 2 (2.47%) NHibernate
7 2 (2.47%) jQuery
7 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.47%) HTML5
7 2 (2.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) iPad
2 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.70%) User Experience
3 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.70%) Open Source
3 3 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.47%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.47%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) IVR
5 1 (1.23%) PKI
5 1 (1.23%) PDA
5 1 (1.23%) SCADA
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) Blog
5 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) VMS
2 4 (4.94%) Windows
3 2 (2.47%) Linux
3 2 (2.47%) Android
3 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.23%) AIX
4 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) CRM
1 19 (23.46%) SOA
2 12 (14.81%) Mentoring
3 11 (13.58%) ERP
4 8 (9.88%) TOGAF
4 8 (9.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (9.88%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (8.64%) Business Transformation
5 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.41%) MVC
7 5 (6.17%) Migration
7 5 (6.17%) TDD
7 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (6.17%) Product Management
8 4 (4.94%) System Testing
8 4 (4.94%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) Java
2 7 (8.64%) C#
3 5 (6.17%) ABAP
4 4 (4.94%) C
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.47%) C++
6 2 (2.47%) SQL
6 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.47%) VB
6 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.47%) Assembly Language
6 2 (2.47%) Pascal
7 1 (1.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.23%) COBOL
7 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.23%) CITP
4 1 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.23%) MCP
4 1 (1.23%) MCAD
4 1 (1.23%) MCSD
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.23%) SRDF
2 1 (1.23%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) SAP
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.64%) Oracle
4 4 (4.94%) EMC
5 2 (2.47%) Mercator
5 2 (2.47%) Sencha
6 1 (1.23%) Facebook
6 1 (1.23%) Brocade
6 1 (1.23%) Intel
6 1 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.23%) IBM
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