Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 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.

Lead Solution Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 199 -
Rank change year-on-year +33 - +167
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 9 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
West Midlands median daily rate £550 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
England median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4198 5713 4852
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.72% 95.26% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2639 3333 2841
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £208
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 182 322
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.18 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

Lead Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

Lead Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

Lead Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +6 2 £575 -4.17%
Solihull +14 1 £550 -
Coventry +10 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £425 -
Lead Solutions Architect
England

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, Lead 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 West Midlands region featuring Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) CentOS
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (22.22%) Confluence
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) SAP HANA
1 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (22.22%) Ansible
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
1 2 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
1 2 (22.22%) Terraform
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Service Design
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) C

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (22.22%) Confluence
1 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (22.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) CentOS
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
1 2 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) PLM
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) RAD
2 1 (11.11%) RUP
2 1 (11.11%) SDLC
2 1 (11.11%) Service Design
2 1 (11.11%) SSADM
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
2 1 (11.11%) UML
2 1 (11.11%) Yourdon
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Ansible
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
1 2 (22.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP