Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Solihull during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 32 13
Rank change year-on-year +20 -19 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 15 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 8.43% 2.37% 7.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.62% 2.51% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Solihull median daily rate - £500 -
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £513 £575
% change year-on-year +2.44% -10.87% +17.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Solihull median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £33.55

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 174 239 295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.75% 94.47% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 102
Solihull median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £240 £162 £228
90th Percentile £575 £543 £474
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 8
Solihull median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.47% +39.77%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.15 £15.18
90th Percentile £48.63 £15.38 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +6.25%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 11 (73.33%) LAN
2 10 (66.67%) WAN
3 9 (60.00%) Presales
4 7 (46.67%) VoIP
5 6 (40.00%) VPN
6 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) Juniper
7 3 (20.00%) MPLS
7 3 (20.00%) WLAN
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (20.00%) VLAN
8 2 (13.33%) ZigBee
8 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
8 2 (13.33%) Brocade
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Data Security
8 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (13.33%) Service Management
8 2 (13.33%) RFID
8 2 (13.33%) Java
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) ERP
8 2 (13.33%) Bluetooth
8 2 (13.33%) 3G
8 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 2 (13.33%) Big Data

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) LAN
2 10 (66.67%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) VoIP
4 6 (40.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) MPLS
5 3 (20.00%) VLAN
5 3 (20.00%) WLAN
6 2 (13.33%) 3G
6 2 (13.33%) 4G
6 2 (13.33%) 5G
6 2 (13.33%) Bluetooth
6 2 (13.33%) RFID
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (13.33%) ZigBee
6 2 (13.33%) Z-Wave
7 1 (6.67%) HTTP
7 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
7 1 (6.67%) Megaco
7 1 (6.67%) RTCP
7 1 (6.67%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Presales
2 5 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Security
4 2 (13.33%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Service Design
5 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
1 3 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (13.33%) Brocade
2 2 (13.33%) Sigfox
3 1 (6.67%) Mitel
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) VMware