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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 64 66 83
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 55 48 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.26% 2.10% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 2.31% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 4
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£538 £485 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.82% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £505 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+6.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
2267 2081 1487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.25% 91.15% 92.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1076 674
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 170 121
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.28 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +4 17 £525 +13.51% 5
Warwickshire +10 16 £515 +42.06% 1
Shropshire - 6 £400 -
Worcestershire - 4 £525 -
Coventry -16 2 £575 +27.77% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £525 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 25 (26.04%) TOGAF
2 16 (16.67%) Finance
3 14 (14.58%) SOA
3 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.58%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (13.54%) Middleware
4 13 (13.54%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (13.54%) SQL
4 13 (13.54%) UML
4 13 (13.54%) CRM
5 12 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 12 (12.50%) Automotive
6 11 (11.46%) SAP
6 11 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (11.46%) SDLC
7 10 (10.42%) .NET
8 9 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.38%) Network Security
8 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
9 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 8 (8.33%) Manufacturing
9 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
9 8 (8.33%) Oracle
9 8 (8.33%) Windows
10 7 (7.29%) ERP
10 7 (7.29%) NHS
10 7 (7.29%) Big Data
11 6 (6.25%) SSDT

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.08%) Node.js
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle BPEL
2 2 (2.08%) SAS
2 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.04%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.08%) SAP EWM
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.04%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.04%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.04%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) Network Security
2 5 (5.21%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (3.13%) DNS
4 2 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.04%) Firewall
5 1 (1.04%) DWDM
5 1 (1.04%) SAN
5 1 (1.04%) DHCP
5 1 (1.04%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.29%) Big Data
3 6 (6.25%) SSDT
4 5 (5.21%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.08%) SAP BW
7 2 (2.08%) SAP BI
8 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.04%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.04%) Juju
General
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 12 (12.50%) Automotive
3 8 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.25%) Banking
5 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.17%) Retail
6 2 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.04%) Electronics
7 1 (1.04%) Publishing
7 1 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.54%) Middleware
2 10 (10.42%) .NET
3 5 (5.21%) Web Services
4 4 (4.17%) XML
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.08%) Java EE
5 2 (2.08%) WSDL
5 2 (2.08%) XSD
5 2 (2.08%) XSL
5 2 (2.08%) JDBC
5 2 (2.08%) SOAP
6 1 (1.04%) XSLT
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.04%) WCF
6 1 (1.04%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.04%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.04%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.29%) NHS
3 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.13%) Replication
4 3 (3.13%) PKI
4 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.08%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.04%) Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) IVR
6 1 (1.04%) DTV
6 1 (1.04%) DataPower
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.33%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.08%) VMS
3 2 (2.08%) UNIX
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) TOGAF
2 14 (14.58%) SOA
2 14 (14.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (13.54%) UML
3 13 (13.54%) CRM
4 12 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 11 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (11.46%) SDLC
6 9 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.29%) ERP
8 6 (6.25%) Cyber Security
8 6 (6.25%) Security Architecture
8 6 (6.25%) Logistics
8 6 (6.25%) RUP
8 6 (6.25%) DSDM
8 6 (6.25%) RAD
8 6 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (6.25%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) Java
3 2 (2.08%) C#
4 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.04%) COBOL
4 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) Degree
4 2 (2.08%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) CISSP
4 2 (2.08%) CISA
4 2 (2.08%) CISM
5 1 (1.04%) PhD
5 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) COBIT
1 2 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) vCloud
2 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.04%) LXC
3 1 (1.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.04%) OpenView
1 1 (1.04%) SCCM
1 1 (1.04%) SCOM
1 1 (1.04%) Puppet
1 1 (1.04%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.46%) SAP
3 8 (8.33%) Oracle
4 6 (6.25%) Cisco
5 5 (5.21%) IBM
6 4 (4.17%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.13%) Cognos
7 3 (3.13%) Netezza
8 2 (2.08%) WSO2
8 2 (2.08%) webMethods
8 2 (2.08%) Informatica
8 2 (2.08%) VMware
9 1 (1.04%) Juniper
9 1 (1.04%) Google
9 1 (1.04%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.04%) Tableau
9 1 (1.04%) Becrypt
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