Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Solihull during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 37 23
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 2.82% 2.36% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 2.51% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Solihull median daily rate £550 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +42.86% -32.04%
10th Percentile £525 £500 £325
90th Percentile £575 £500 £375
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 £493
% change year-on-year - +1.52% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Solihull median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £33.55

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 169 279 150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 95.48% 93.94% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 100 76
Solihull median daily rate £340 £356 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.56% -4.04% +11.65%
10th Percentile £212 £213 £213
90th Percentile £475 £502 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.19% +9.38% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
Solihull median hourly rate £28.50 £13.44 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.13% -20.97% -22.20%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.60 £9.18
90th Percentile £55.31 £15.19 £37.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

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

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 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Presales
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (40.00%) BT
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) RTCP
4 1 (20.00%) RTP
4 1 (20.00%) Megaco
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Mitel
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Service Design
4 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Test Planning

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (20.00%) Megaco
2 1 (20.00%) RTCP
2 1 (20.00%) RTP
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Presales
2 2 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) BT
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) VMware