Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 71 56
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 30 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.93% 2.10% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.19% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 19
Birmingham median daily rate £495 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.79% +1.06%
10th Percentile £413 £448 £405
90th Percentile £550 £654 £650
West Midlands median daily rate £520 £509 £575
% change year-on-year +2.21% -11.52% +18.56%
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 1474 1464 1310
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 96.25% 96.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1044 937 820
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £395 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +7.48% +5.00%
10th Percentile £216 £220 £210
90th Percentile £523 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 53 63
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -3.33% +8.15%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.32 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.63 £27.15 £39.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 11 (36.67%) ERP
2 10 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.00%) Retail
5 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (16.67%) SaaS
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) Data Acquisition
6 4 (13.33%) SCADA
7 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) C#
7 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.00%) Presales
8 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (6.67%) REST
8 2 (6.67%) GDPR
8 2 (6.67%) SQL
8 2 (6.67%) .NET
8 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
8 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (3.33%) TOGAF

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 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
1 1 (3.33%) CMS
1 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
1 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (16.67%) SaaS
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (3.33%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365
3 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) LDAP
1 1 (3.33%) SAN
1 1 (3.33%) SMS
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.33%) EDRMS
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Retail
3 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Advertising
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) Lucene
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) SCADA
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
2 1 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ERP
2 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) Data Acquisition
4 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (10.00%) Presales
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.33%) Electronic Discovery Reference Model
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL
6 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.33%) Microservices
6 1 (3.33%) Project Management
6 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.33%) SOA
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.33%) UML
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) MCSA
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Juniper
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.33%) Sophos
3 1 (3.33%) Sun
3 1 (3.33%) Veeam
3 1 (3.33%) VMware