The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Solihull during the 3 months to 29 April 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 / Solihull
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 23 15
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 3.37% 2.19% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.90% 2.29% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £550 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £493 £500
% change year-on-year +6.59% -1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £60.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +21.21%  

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 77 131 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 86.52% 95.62% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 51 41
Median daily rate £335 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £13.87 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Solihull

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Solihull

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Solihull region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) BT
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Presales
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Source to Pay
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) SAP SRM

Solutions 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (20.00%) Source to Pay
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) BT
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft