The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Solution Architect
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 61 54
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 12 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.95% 1.35% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.43% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 10
Median daily rate £450 £556 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +30.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £680 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 586 770 706
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.13% 94.48% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 544 467
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 36
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Architect in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Birmingham

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Birmingham

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Birmingham region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
1 9 (24.32%) ERP
1 9 (24.32%) Manufacturing
2 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
3 7 (18.92%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (16.22%) SCADA
4 6 (16.22%) SaaS
4 6 (16.22%) Data Acquisition
5 5 (13.51%) Office 365
5 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.51%) Retail
5 5 (13.51%) ITIL
6 4 (10.81%) SQL
6 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
6 4 (10.81%) Content Management
6 4 (10.81%) Information Management
7 3 (8.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (8.11%) Finance
7 3 (8.11%) Java
7 3 (8.11%) LDAP
8 2 (5.41%) Service Management
8 2 (5.41%) SAML
8 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.41%) .NET
8 2 (5.41%) SAP
8 2 (5.41%) JDBC
8 2 (5.41%) Web Services

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Magento
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.70%) SAP CAR
2 1 (2.70%) SAP POS DM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.22%) SaaS
3 5 (13.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) LDAP
2 2 (5.41%) SSL
3 1 (2.70%) Skype
3 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) EDRMS
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.70%) SAP HANA
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (24.32%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) JDBC
1 2 (5.41%) ODBC
1 2 (5.41%) REST
1 2 (5.41%) SAML
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) Drools
2 1 (2.70%) JPA
2 1 (2.70%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) SCADA
2 3 (8.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ERP
2 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
3 7 (18.92%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (16.22%) Data Acquisition
5 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.51%) ITIL
6 4 (10.81%) Content Management
6 4 (10.81%) Information Management
6 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.41%) ITSM
7 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 2 (5.41%) Service Management
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.41%) Web Development
8 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Change Management
8 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
8 1 (2.70%) Information Security
8 1 (2.70%) TDD
8 1 (2.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) ABAP
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) GDPR
2 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.70%) Casewise
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle