The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 67 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 1.87% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.98% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 10
Median daily rate £390 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £483 £437
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £668 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £51.29
% change year-on-year
-26.34% +16.01%
Solutions Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
732 911 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.09% 94.70% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 554 403
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 48 55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.16 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington -8 3 £390 -36.32%
Wilmslow - 1 £550 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Finance
3 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
3 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) SCCM
3 7 (22.58%) SCOM
3 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
4 6 (19.35%) Retail
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
5 5 (16.13%) Skype for Business
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (16.13%) Skype
6 4 (12.90%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
6 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
6 4 (12.90%) Degree
6 4 (12.90%) Financial Modelling
6 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
6 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
6 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) CRM
6 4 (12.90%) Citrix
6 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
6 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) VMware

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (16.13%) Skype for Business
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.45%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) SaaS
3 2 (6.45%) IaaS
3 2 (6.45%) Office 365
3 2 (6.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Skype
2 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon RDS
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Advertising
3 2 (6.45%) Local Government
3 2 (6.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) EJB
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) BYOD
4 1 (3.23%) CMDB
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) CRM
3 4 (12.90%) Financial Modelling
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
3 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
3 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
4 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
4 3 (9.68%) UML
5 2 (6.45%) ArchiMate
5 2 (6.45%) Business Development
5 2 (6.45%) Contact Management
5 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) ITSM
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) SDLC
5 2 (6.45%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) C
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
1 7 (22.58%) SCOM
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) FireEye
5 1 (3.23%) BMC
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy