Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 56 62
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 38 41 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.40% 2.95% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 3.08% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 14
Birmingham median daily rate £525 £513 £504
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +1.74% +0.75%
10th Percentile £463 £448 £406
90th Percentile £613 £705 £684
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £525 £575
% change year-on-year - -8.70% +24.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £33.55

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,506 1,333 1,226
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,055 833 771
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 59 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% - -9.38%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.48 £10.55
90th Percentile £35.00 £27.54 £43.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.52% -8.88% +6.25%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018, 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 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (26.32%) ERP
5 9 (23.68%) SaaS
6 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.79%) CRM
7 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (10.53%) Degree
8 4 (10.53%) REST
8 4 (10.53%) .NET
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
8 4 (10.53%) Advertising
8 4 (10.53%) Project Management
9 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
9 3 (7.89%) Migration
9 3 (7.89%) Retail
9 3 (7.89%) ITIL
9 3 (7.89%) Oracle
9 3 (7.89%) Java
9 3 (7.89%) User Experience
9 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (7.89%) PaaS
9 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
9 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
9 3 (7.89%) Presales
9 3 (7.89%) Dynamics 365

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 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (5.26%) CMS
1 2 (5.26%) Liferay
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (2.63%) WildFly
2 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (23.68%) SaaS
3 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.89%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (7.89%) PaaS
5 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.63%) IaaS
6 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) SMS
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Advertising
3 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
1 4 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) EJB
3 1 (2.63%) J2EE
3 1 (2.63%) JSP
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) Spring
3 1 (2.63%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Cloud Native
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
2 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (2.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) ERP
3 6 (15.79%) CRM
4 4 (10.53%) Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Presales
6 2 (5.26%) Data Transformation
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) ETL
6 2 (5.26%) Financial Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) IT Strategy
6 2 (5.26%) Kanban
6 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.26%) Open Source
6 2 (5.26%) RUP
6 2 (5.26%) Scrum
6 2 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) C#
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) AWS Certification
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.26%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) MCSA
4 1 (2.63%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
1 2 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.63%) Capita
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco
3 1 (2.63%) Epicor
3 1 (2.63%) Juniper
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.63%) Sophos
3 1 (2.63%) Sun
3 1 (2.63%) Veeam
3 1 (2.63%) VMware