The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 32 41 44
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 27 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.16% 2.48% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.33% 2.61% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 7
Median daily rate £500 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -4.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £515
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

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 624 612 670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.15% 95.03% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 382 414
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 24
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Birmingham

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) SharePoint
3 12 (21.82%) Office 365
4 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (14.55%) Content Management
4 8 (14.55%) Information Management
4 8 (14.55%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
5 7 (12.73%) ITIL
6 6 (10.91%) SaaS
6 6 (10.91%) Retail
6 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
6 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
6 6 (10.91%) Application Rationalisation
7 5 (9.09%) ERP
8 4 (7.27%) SAP
8 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
8 4 (7.27%) SQL
8 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.27%) ITSM
8 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
8 4 (7.27%) SCADA
8 4 (7.27%) REST
8 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (7.27%) ServiceNow
8 4 (7.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (5.45%) Data Acquisition
9 3 (5.45%) Order to Cash
9 3 (5.45%) Java

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 14 (25.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) Mule
3 1 (1.82%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP GTS
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP CAR
2 1 (1.82%) SAP POS DM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) Office 365
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (10.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) LDAP
1 3 (5.45%) SSL
2 2 (3.64%) Skype
3 1 (1.82%) CTI
3 1 (1.82%) LAN
3 1 (1.82%) PSTN
3 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.82%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) WAN
3 1 (1.82%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.64%) SAP BW
1 2 (3.64%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.82%) Redis
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
1 6 (10.91%) Retail
1 6 (10.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) REST
2 3 (5.45%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) JDBC
2 3 (5.45%) ODBC
2 3 (5.45%) SAML
2 3 (5.45%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) CSS
3 1 (1.82%) CSS3
3 1 (1.82%) Drools
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) HTML5
3 1 (1.82%) Java EE
3 1 (1.82%) JPA
3 1 (1.82%) jQuery
3 1 (1.82%) Kafka
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) POJO
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (7.27%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (7.27%) SCADA
2 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Wiki
3 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.55%) Content Management
1 8 (14.55%) E-Commerce
1 8 (14.55%) Enterprise Architecture
1 8 (14.55%) Information Management
2 7 (12.73%) ITIL
3 6 (10.91%) Application Rationalisation
4 5 (9.09%) ERP
5 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.27%) ITSM
5 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.45%) Data Acquisition
6 3 (5.45%) Order to Cash
6 3 (5.45%) Scrum
7 2 (3.64%) API Development
7 2 (3.64%) CRM
7 2 (3.64%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.64%) Information Security
7 2 (3.64%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
1 4 (7.27%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) ABAP
3 1 (1.82%) C#
3 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) CCIE
1 1 (1.82%) CCNA
1 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.82%) GDPR
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) SAP
2 4 (7.27%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.64%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) Avaya
4 1 (1.82%) BT
4 1 (1.82%) Casewise
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle