Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 70 68
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 28 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.97% 1.91% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 2.01% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 20
Birmingham median daily rate £600 £495 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -10.00% +15.79%
10th Percentile £415 £413 £448
90th Percentile £634 £550 £654
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +10.58% +4.00% -13.04%
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 1,361 1,491 1,482
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 94.97% 96.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 1,059 944
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -2.21% +8.56%
10th Percentile £180 £216 £225
90th Percentile £550 £523 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 53
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.59% -1.97% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £8.39 £10.32
90th Percentile £42.50 £39.63 £27.15
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -9.64%

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 November 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 17 November 2018, 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (32.14%) PaaS
4 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 7 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (25.00%) SDLC
6 6 (21.43%) Workshop Facilitation
7 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
7 5 (17.86%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (17.86%) SaaS
7 5 (17.86%) IaaS
7 5 (17.86%) Information Security
7 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
7 5 (17.86%) Linux
8 4 (14.29%) CISM
8 4 (14.29%) Identity Management
8 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 4 (14.29%) CISSP
8 4 (14.29%) SAML
8 4 (14.29%) Aerospace
8 4 (14.29%) VMware
8 4 (14.29%) Cryptography
8 4 (14.29%) Retail
8 4 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (14.29%) CEH
8 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (14.29%) PKI
8 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (14.29%) Degree

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 (7.14%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (32.14%) PaaS
3 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (17.86%) IaaS
5 5 (17.86%) SaaS
6 4 (14.29%) GitHub
6 4 (14.29%) Office 365
7 2 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Network Security
2 3 (10.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) GitLab
2 2 (7.14%) Ant
General
1 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
2 4 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Finance
4 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) OAuth
1 4 (14.29%) OAuth2
1 4 (14.29%) SAML
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.29%) PKI
3 3 (10.71%) Data Structures
3 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.57%) SCADA
5 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 7 (25.00%) SDLC
4 6 (21.43%) Workshop Facilitation
5 5 (17.86%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (17.86%) Information Security
6 4 (14.29%) Cryptography
6 4 (14.29%) DevOps
6 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (14.29%) Identity Management
6 4 (14.29%) Internal Audit
6 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Privileged Identity Management
6 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 4 (14.29%) SABSA
6 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 4 (14.29%) SIEM
6 4 (14.29%) Threat Management
6 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
1 3 (10.71%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CEH
1 4 (14.29%) CISM
1 4 (14.29%) CISSP
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) NFS
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (10.71%) Google
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat