Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £398 per day in advertised job vacancies in Solihull during the 6 months to 25 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.

Architect
West Midlands > Solihull
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 45 67 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 24.19% 25.77% 19.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.86% 27.02% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 11
Solihull median daily rate £398 £431 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.83% +23.21% -22.22%
10th Percentile £367 £411 £300
90th Percentile £426 £483 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Solihull median hourly rate - £15.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £75.00 £33.55
% change year-on-year -59.00% +123.55% -16.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull. 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
Solihull
Contract vacancies in Solihull with a recognized job title 181 248 273
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.31% 95.38% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 59 89
Solihull median daily rate £389 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £209 £213 £255
90th Percentile £576 £510 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Solihull median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -60.00% +59.09%
10th Percentile £10.90 £13.15 £15.95
90th Percentile £49.73 £15.38 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year +15.83% -9.64% +3.23%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Solihull

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Solihull.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Solihull

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Solihull.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Solihull

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, 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 Solihull region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 37 (82.22%) LAN
2 31 (68.89%) WAN
2 31 (68.89%) Presales
3 20 (44.44%) Customer Requirements
4 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
5 13 (28.89%) VoIP
6 10 (22.22%) ERP
6 10 (22.22%) Bluetooth
6 10 (22.22%) Juniper
6 10 (22.22%) 3G
6 10 (22.22%) RFID
6 10 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (22.22%) ZigBee
6 10 (22.22%) 4G
6 10 (22.22%) Big Data
6 10 (22.22%) 5G
6 10 (22.22%) Sigfox
6 10 (22.22%) Z-Wave
7 9 (20.00%) Analytics
7 9 (20.00%) Data Security
7 9 (20.00%) Cisco
8 8 (17.78%) VPN
8 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
8 8 (17.78%) REST
8 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
9 7 (15.56%) Customer Engagement
9 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
9 7 (15.56%) Hyperconnected
9 7 (15.56%) Firewall
10 5 (11.11%) Megaco

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) IaaS
1 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (82.22%) LAN
2 31 (68.89%) WAN
3 13 (28.89%) VoIP
4 10 (22.22%) 3G
4 10 (22.22%) 4G
4 10 (22.22%) 5G
4 10 (22.22%) Bluetooth
4 10 (22.22%) RFID
4 10 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (22.22%) ZigBee
4 10 (22.22%) Z-Wave
5 8 (17.78%) VPN
6 7 (15.56%) Firewall
6 7 (15.56%) Hyperconnected
7 5 (11.11%) HTTP
7 5 (11.11%) HTTPS
7 5 (11.11%) Megaco
7 5 (11.11%) RTCP
7 5 (11.11%) RTP
8 4 (8.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Big Data
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) REST
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Presales
2 20 (44.44%) Customer Requirements
3 10 (22.22%) ERP
4 9 (20.00%) Analytics
4 9 (20.00%) Data Security
5 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
6 7 (15.56%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.89%) Service Management
9 3 (6.67%) Migration
9 3 (6.67%) Network Management
10 2 (4.44%) ITIL
10 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
10 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
10 2 (4.44%) Service Design
10 2 (4.44%) Strategic Thinking
10 2 (4.44%) Test Planning
10 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
11 1 (2.22%) Content Management
11 1 (2.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) CCNA
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.44%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Juniper
1 10 (22.22%) Sigfox
2 9 (20.00%) Cisco
3 5 (11.11%) Mitel
3 5 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (6.67%) Brocade
4 3 (6.67%) BT
4 3 (6.67%) Capita
4 3 (6.67%) IBM
4 3 (6.67%) TOWER Software
5 2 (4.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.22%) F5
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) Radware
6 1 (2.22%) SevOne