Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 62 56
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 26 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.97% 2.34% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 2.46% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 30
Birmingham median daily rate £600 £529 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.48% +3.17% +1.74%
10th Percentile £453 £473 £448
90th Percentile £603 £613 £705
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 1,270 1,506 1,343
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.14% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 1,058 840
Birmingham median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £204 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 50 59
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £12.46 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.48% -14.07% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.39 £10.48
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.38 £27.54
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £16.88 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.01% +8.87% -8.82%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) PaaS
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Information Security
3 11 (42.31%) SDLC
4 10 (38.46%) SaaS
5 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
5 7 (26.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (26.92%) Microservices
5 7 (26.92%) Data Structures
5 7 (26.92%) IaaS
5 7 (26.92%) Migration
5 7 (26.92%) Data Modelling
5 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
6 6 (23.08%) DevOps
7 5 (19.23%) User Experience
7 5 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
7 5 (19.23%) VoIP
8 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 4 (15.38%) CISM
8 4 (15.38%) Identity Management
8 4 (15.38%) Aerospace
8 4 (15.38%) CISSP
8 4 (15.38%) SAML
8 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
8 4 (15.38%) Degree
8 4 (15.38%) Network Security
8 4 (15.38%) OAuth

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 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) PaaS
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (38.46%) SaaS
4 7 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (26.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (26.92%) IaaS
5 4 (15.38%) GitHub
5 4 (15.38%) Office 365
6 1 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) VoIP
2 4 (15.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) GitLab
General
1 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
2 4 (15.38%) Aerospace
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.85%) Automotive
5 1 (3.85%) Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) OAuth
1 4 (15.38%) OAuth2
1 4 (15.38%) SAML
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
1 7 (26.92%) Data Structures
2 5 (19.23%) User Experience
3 4 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 4 (15.38%) PKI
4 3 (11.54%) Public Cloud
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Media
6 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.85%) SCADA
6 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (42.31%) Information Security
2 11 (42.31%) SDLC
3 7 (26.92%) Data Modelling
3 7 (26.92%) Microservices
3 7 (26.92%) Migration
4 6 (23.08%) DevOps
4 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 5 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (15.38%) Cryptography
6 4 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (15.38%) Identity Management
6 4 (15.38%) Internal Audit
6 4 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (15.38%) SABSA
6 4 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 4 (15.38%) SIEM
6 4 (15.38%) Threat Management
6 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
1 3 (11.54%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) CEH
1 4 (15.38%) CISM
1 4 (15.38%) CISSP
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Google
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle