The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 31 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 2.16% - 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% - 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Average daily rate
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£450 - £280
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £486 £469
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
Solutions Architect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
218 172 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 94.37% 93.48% 90.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 79 93
Average daily rate £325 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 20
Average hourly rate £13.25 £11.50 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% -27.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.50 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £175.00 £27.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Bradford region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 14 (77.78%) .NET
1 14 (77.78%) C#
1 14 (77.78%) SOA
2 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 13 (72.22%) Oracle
2 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (44.44%) Waterfall
5 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
6 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (27.78%) Linux
7 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
7 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
7 5 (27.78%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (27.78%) Coaching
7 5 (27.78%) WCF
8 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
8 4 (22.22%) MS Office
8 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
9 2 (11.11%) VMware
9 2 (11.11%) ITIL
9 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
10 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (5.56%) Data Architecture
10 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (5.56%) Management Information System

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
2 5 (27.78%) WCF
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) SOA
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
4 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (27.78%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (27.78%) Coaching
6 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.56%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Oracle
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) VMware