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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 70 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 53 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.09% 1.59% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 1.73% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 13
Average daily rate
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£490 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-40.37% +28.26%
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
2322 1970 2103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.38% 91.88% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1024 1043
Average daily rate £340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 138 139
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +6 15 £490 +8.88% 7
Coventry -8 9 £400 - 1
Warwickshire -3 7 £450 +1.40% 1
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Solihull +2 1 £450 - 1
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 26 (25.00%) SOA
2 25 (24.04%) SAP
3 24 (23.08%) CRM
4 23 (22.12%) Finance
5 17 (16.35%) TOGAF
5 17 (16.35%) Technical Architecture
6 15 (14.42%) .NET
7 14 (13.46%) Java
7 14 (13.46%) ERP
8 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 13 (12.50%) Oracle
8 13 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (10.58%) Middleware
10 10 (9.62%) VMS
11 9 (8.65%) QA
11 9 (8.65%) Relational Database
12 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
13 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
13 7 (6.73%) RDBMS
13 7 (6.73%) J2EE
13 7 (6.73%) C#
13 7 (6.73%) Windows
13 7 (6.73%) SAP FI
13 7 (6.73%) Automotive
13 7 (6.73%) MVC
13 7 (6.73%) Banking
13 7 (6.73%) SAP CO
13 7 (6.73%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.96%) Drupal
3 1 (0.96%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.96%) Node.js
3 1 (0.96%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) SAP FI
1 7 (6.73%) SAP CO
1 7 (6.73%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (4.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.81%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.92%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.96%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.92%) Firewall
1 2 (1.92%) SAN
1 2 (1.92%) FTP
2 1 (0.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.96%) VPN
2 1 (0.96%) WAN
2 1 (0.96%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.73%) RDBMS
3 6 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.81%) SAP BW
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.92%) Big Data
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.96%) DataStage
7 1 (0.96%) QualityStage
7 1 (0.96%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.92%) Ant
2 2 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
General
1 23 (22.12%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Automotive
2 7 (6.73%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Advertising
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) .NET
2 11 (10.58%) Middleware
3 7 (6.73%) J2EE
4 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.77%) Web Services
5 4 (3.85%) Silverlight
6 3 (2.88%) WCF
6 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.88%) REST
6 3 (2.88%) HTML
6 3 (2.88%) XML
6 3 (2.88%) CSS
6 3 (2.88%) SOAP
7 2 (1.92%) PhoneGap
7 2 (1.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (1.92%) HTML5
7 2 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.92%) Ajax
7 2 (1.92%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.81%) Client/Server
1 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.85%) iPad
2 4 (3.85%) Open Source
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (2.88%) GIS
4 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.96%) SCADA
5 1 (0.96%) PKI
5 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.96%) IVR
5 1 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) VMS
2 7 (6.73%) Windows
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) AIX
4 2 (1.92%) Solaris
4 2 (1.92%) Linux
4 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.92%) Android
4 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.96%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.00%) SOA
2 24 (23.08%) CRM
3 17 (16.35%) TOGAF
3 17 (16.35%) Technical Architecture
4 14 (13.46%) ERP
5 13 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
7 7 (6.73%) MVC
7 7 (6.73%) Migration
8 6 (5.77%) Procure-to-pay
9 5 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.81%) Data Mapping
9 5 (4.81%) Logistics
9 5 (4.81%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.81%) Product Management
9 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.81%) Project Management
10 4 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.46%) Java
2 7 (6.73%) C#
3 6 (5.77%) ABAP
4 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.88%) SQL
5 3 (2.88%) C
6 2 (1.92%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.96%) VB
7 1 (0.96%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.85%) Degree
2 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) CITP
3 1 (0.96%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (0.96%) MCTS
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.96%) MCP
3 1 (0.96%) MCAD
3 1 (0.96%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) SRDF
2 1 (0.96%) vSphere
2 1 (0.96%) PowerHA
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) SCCM
2 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 25 (24.04%) SAP
2 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (3.85%) IBM
4 3 (2.88%) Casewise
4 3 (2.88%) EMC
5 2 (1.92%) Mercator
5 2 (1.92%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (1.92%) Sencha
6 1 (0.96%) Brocade
6 1 (0.96%) Netezza
6 1 (0.96%) Facebook
6 1 (0.96%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 1 (0.96%) Riverbed
6 1 (0.96%) HP
6 1 (0.96%) Intel
6 1 (0.96%) Cognos
6 1 (0.96%) McAfee
6 1 (0.96%) Teradata
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