The median contractor rate for a Lead Solutions Architect was £505 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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.

Lead Solution Architect
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 135 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.069% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.073% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £505 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.18% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £563 £561
% change year-on-year +6.66% +0.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 2048 2753 2518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.25% 95.19% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1551 1480
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 77 162
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 2 £575 -
Coventry +14 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £550 -
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 29 April 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 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) CentOS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) Confluence
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
1 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
1 2 (28.57%) SDLC
1 2 (28.57%) Terraform
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Yourdon
1 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
1 2 (28.57%) SSADM
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (14.29%) RAD
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Unix

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 (28.57%) Confluence
1 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (14.29%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Rose
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) CentOS
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) SDLC
1 2 (28.57%) SSADM
1 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
1 2 (28.57%) UML
1 2 (28.57%) Yourdon
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Coaching
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) RAD
2 1 (14.29%) Service Design
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Casewise
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle