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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank - 22 14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 0 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford - 1.27% 6.63%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.33% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
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- £294 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £515 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+6.18% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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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
237 150 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 96.34% 94.94% 96.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 75 75
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £253 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.42 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +24.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft