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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / West Midlands
Rank 59 59 72
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 63 69 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.62% 2.66% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 2.81% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 26 15
Median daily rate £515 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £613 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

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
2261 2454 2084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.93% 94.75% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1384 1162
Median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 77 170
Median hourly rate £16.75 £14.00 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +7 26 £513 -14.58% 5
Warwickshire -13 8 £488 +5.40%
Coventry -18 7 £525 -0.04%
Solihull -3 4 £550 - 2
Shropshire - 2 £538 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £700 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 26 (20.63%) SAP
2 21 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.49%) Enterprise Architecture
3 17 (13.49%) Retail
4 16 (12.70%) Finance
4 16 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (11.90%) E-Commerce
6 14 (11.11%) Office 365
7 13 (10.32%) SharePoint
7 13 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (9.52%) TOGAF
8 12 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (7.94%) Content Management
9 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
9 10 (7.94%) Manufacturing
9 10 (7.94%) Web Services
10 9 (7.14%) ITIL
10 9 (7.14%) Automotive
10 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (6.35%) Information Management
11 8 (6.35%) Windows
11 8 (6.35%) JavaScript
12 7 (5.56%) Java
12 7 (5.56%) Linux
12 7 (5.56%) MongoDB
12 7 (5.56%) REST
12 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
13 6 (4.76%) Data Centre
13 6 (4.76%) Application Rationalisation

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 13 (10.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.97%) Confluence
3 4 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.59%) Documentum
4 2 (1.59%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.59%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.79%) ArchestrA
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.79%) Mule
5 1 (0.79%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
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
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.59%) SAP GTS
4 2 (1.59%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.59%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.79%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (11.11%) Office 365
3 6 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.97%) SaaS
4 5 (3.97%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (1.59%) Boomi
5 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) LDAP
1 4 (3.17%) SSL
2 3 (2.38%) LAN
2 3 (2.38%) VoIP
2 3 (2.38%) WAN
3 2 (1.59%) Intranet
3 2 (1.59%) MPLS
3 2 (1.59%) Skype
3 2 (1.59%) VPN
4 1 (0.79%) CTI
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
4 1 (0.79%) Internet
4 1 (0.79%) PSTN
4 1 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.17%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.17%) HBase
3 4 (3.17%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.17%) SAP HANA
4 3 (2.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.59%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.59%) Big Data
5 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.59%) Impala
5 2 (1.59%) Mahout
5 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.59%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.79%) Redis
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) JIRA
2 2 (1.59%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.79%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 17 (13.49%) Retail
2 16 (12.70%) Finance
3 10 (7.94%) Manufacturing
3 10 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.14%) Automotive
5 4 (3.17%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.38%) Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.94%) Web Services
2 7 (5.56%) REST
3 5 (3.97%) .NET
3 5 (3.97%) JSON
4 4 (3.17%) HTML
4 4 (3.17%) JDBC
4 4 (3.17%) ODBC
4 4 (3.17%) SAML
5 3 (2.38%) CSS
5 3 (2.38%) HTML5
5 3 (2.38%) SOAP
5 3 (2.38%) XML
6 2 (1.59%) CSS3
6 2 (1.59%) Django
6 2 (1.59%) EDIFACT
6 2 (1.59%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.59%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.79%) J2EE
7 1 (0.79%) Middleware
7 1 (0.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.38%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.38%) SCADA
4 3 (2.38%) Wiki
5 2 (1.59%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) PMI
6 1 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.35%) Windows
2 7 (5.56%) Linux
3 4 (3.17%) CentOS
4 3 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.59%) Unix
5 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.49%) Enterprise Architecture
2 15 (11.90%) E-Commerce
3 13 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (9.52%) TOGAF
5 10 (7.94%) Content Management
6 9 (7.14%) ITIL
7 8 (6.35%) Information Management
8 6 (4.76%) Application Rationalisation
8 6 (4.76%) CRM
8 6 (4.76%) ITSM
8 6 (4.76%) Migration
9 5 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.97%) Presales
9 5 (3.97%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.17%) Cash Management
10 4 (3.17%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.17%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.17%) Project Management
10 4 (3.17%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.35%) JavaScript
2 7 (5.56%) Java
3 6 (4.76%) Ruby
3 6 (4.76%) SQL
4 5 (3.97%) Python
5 4 (3.17%) ABAP
5 4 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.38%) C#
7 2 (1.59%) Scala
8 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
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%) Degree
3 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Docker
2 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) Puppet
2 4 (3.17%) Ansible
2 4 (3.17%) Terraform
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.79%) Oozie
3 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 26 (20.63%) SAP
2 21 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.76%) Oracle
3 6 (4.76%) ServiceNow
4 4 (3.17%) hybris
5 3 (2.38%) BT
5 3 (2.38%) Casewise
5 3 (2.38%) Cisco
5 3 (2.38%) Kronos
6 2 (1.59%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.59%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.59%) Pega
6 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.59%) VMware
7 1 (0.79%) Avaya
7 1 (0.79%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.79%) Remedy
7 1 (0.79%) Rockwell
7 1 (0.79%) webMethods
7 1 (0.79%) Wonderware
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