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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 21 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 5.29% 0.54% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.41% 0.59% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £466
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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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
185 170 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 97.88% 91.40% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 88 60
Average daily rate £350 £315 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.01 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
3 8 (57.14%) C#
3 8 (57.14%) SOA
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
3 8 (57.14%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 5 (35.71%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (35.71%) TOGAF
5 5 (35.71%) WCF
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (35.71%) Coaching
6 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 3 (21.43%) Retail
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (21.43%) ETL
8 2 (14.29%) ITIL
8 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) VMware
8 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
2 5 (35.71%) WCF
3 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) SOA
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (35.71%) TOGAF
3 5 (35.71%) Coaching
4 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Data Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Information Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow Management
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Security Management
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Informatica
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