Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 90 52
Rank change year-on-year -3 -38 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 99 132 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.06% 2.16% 3.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.27% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 83 92
West Midlands median daily rate £520 £513 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.46% -8.89% +15.98%
10th Percentile £414 £422 £405
90th Percentile £588 £650 £700
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £33.55
England median hourly rate £59.50 £55.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +8.18% +19.57% +1.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4542 5822 4705
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.05% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2864 3494 2693
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £234 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 236 274
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.83% -11.76% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.54
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

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 Solutions Architect in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in the West Midlands

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 Solutions Architect within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Birmingham +9 31 £498 -9.55% 7
Solihull +19 16 - - 1
Warwickshire -1 15 £525 +1.94%
Shropshire +14 4 £575 +26.03% 1
Coventry +4 4 £500 +2.04% 3
Staffordshire +6 3 £469 -13.99%
Kingswinford - 2 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West Midlands region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 16 (16.16%) Finance
2 15 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.15%) ERP
2 15 (15.15%) LAN
3 14 (14.14%) TOGAF
3 14 (14.14%) Presales
4 13 (13.13%) WAN
5 12 (12.12%) SaaS
6 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
7 10 (10.10%) CRM
7 10 (10.10%) SAP
7 10 (10.10%) Retail
7 10 (10.10%) Migration
8 9 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (9.09%) VoIP
8 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 8 (8.08%) ITIL
10 7 (7.07%) C#
10 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
10 7 (7.07%) VPN
10 7 (7.07%) Manufacturing
10 7 (7.07%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.06%) Risk Management
11 6 (6.06%) SOA
11 6 (6.06%) .NET
11 6 (6.06%) Oracle
12 5 (5.05%) SQL

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 3 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.02%) Documentum
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.01%) CMS
3 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.01%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.01%) WildFly
3 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Magento
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.02%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.02%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.01%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.01%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.01%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.01%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.12%) SaaS
2 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.02%) IaaS
5 2 (2.02%) PaaS
6 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.01%) Heroku
6 1 (1.01%) Office 365
6 1 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.15%) LAN
2 13 (13.13%) WAN
3 9 (9.09%) VoIP
4 7 (7.07%) VPN
5 4 (4.04%) MPLS
6 3 (3.03%) VLAN
6 3 (3.03%) WLAN
7 2 (2.02%) 3G
7 2 (2.02%) 4G
7 2 (2.02%) 5G
7 2 (2.02%) Bluetooth
7 2 (2.02%) Firewall
7 2 (2.02%) HTTP
7 2 (2.02%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.02%) Megaco
7 2 (2.02%) RFID
7 2 (2.02%) RTCP
7 2 (2.02%) RTP
7 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.02%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) Big Data
2 2 (2.02%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.01%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.01%) MySQL
3 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (16.16%) Finance
2 10 (10.10%) Retail
3 7 (7.07%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Billing
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) .NET
2 5 (5.05%) REST
3 4 (4.04%) Middleware
4 3 (3.03%) WCF
4 3 (3.03%) Web Services
4 3 (3.03%) WPF
5 2 (2.02%) SOAP
6 1 (1.01%) CSS
6 1 (1.01%) HTML
6 1 (1.01%) Lucene
6 1 (1.01%) RESTful
6 1 (1.01%) SAML
6 1 (1.01%) Spring
6 1 (1.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.04%) SCADA
4 1 (1.01%) FMCG
4 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.01%) IVR
4 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) NHS
4 1 (1.01%) Replication
4 1 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.01%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.03%) Windows
2 2 (2.02%) Linux
2 2 (2.02%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.01%) Unix
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (15.15%) ERP
2 14 (14.14%) Presales
2 14 (14.14%) TOGAF
3 10 (10.10%) CRM
3 10 (10.10%) Migration
4 9 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (8.08%) ITIL
6 7 (7.07%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.06%) Risk Management
7 6 (6.06%) SOA
7 6 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.05%) Project Management
8 5 (5.05%) Service Design
8 5 (5.05%) Service Management
8 5 (5.05%) Zachman Framework
9 4 (4.04%) Data Acquisition
9 4 (4.04%) RUP
9 4 (4.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.07%) C#
2 5 (5.05%) SQL
3 4 (4.04%) Java
4 3 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.01%) C
6 1 (1.01%) Perl
6 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) MCSA
4 1 (1.01%) MCSE
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) GDPR
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft
1 10 (10.10%) SAP
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle
3 5 (5.05%) Cisco
3 5 (5.05%) Juniper
4 4 (4.04%) VMware
5 3 (3.03%) Gigya
5 3 (3.03%) WSO2
6 2 (2.02%) Brocade
6 2 (2.02%) Mitel
6 2 (2.02%) Pega
6 2 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.02%) Sigfox
7 1 (1.01%) Capita
7 1 (1.01%) Citrix
7 1 (1.01%) NCR
7 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.01%) Sophos
7 1 (1.01%) Sun
7 1 (1.01%) Veeam