The median contractor rate for a Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Solihull during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
West Midlands / Solihull
Rank 10 10 12
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 10 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 8.47% 12.17% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.87% 12.84% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £550 £638 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.72% +64.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull. 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
Solihull
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 92 109 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 77.97% 94.78% 90.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 31
Median daily rate £344 £398 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.52% +5.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.87 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.48% -53.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull that featured Architect in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect in Solihull.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Solihull

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (57.14%) Telecoms
1 16 (57.14%) Presales
2 13 (46.43%) BT
2 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
3 9 (32.14%) Customer Engagement
3 9 (32.14%) TOWER Software
3 9 (32.14%) Capita
3 9 (32.14%) LAN
3 9 (32.14%) WAN
3 9 (32.14%) IBM
3 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (17.86%) VMware
5 5 (17.86%) Firewall
5 5 (17.86%) OpenStack
5 5 (17.86%) IaaS
6 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.71%) Windows
8 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
8 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
8 2 (7.14%) .NET
8 2 (7.14%) SAP
8 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
8 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.86%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) IaaS
3 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) LAN
1 9 (32.14%) WAN
2 5 (17.86%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) 802.11
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) SSL
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
General
1 16 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Presales
2 9 (32.14%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Data Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Information Security
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (3.57%) Source to Pay
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
1 13 (46.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CISA
3 1 (3.57%) CISM
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) BT
2 9 (32.14%) Capita
2 9 (32.14%) IBM
2 9 (32.14%) TOWER Software
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco
5 2 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (3.57%) Aruba
6 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire