The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 52 54 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 18 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.84% 1.64% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.74% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 4
Average daily rate
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£600 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £437 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £531 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £478 £470
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%
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
905 745 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.35% 94.18% 90.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 400 286
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 56 44
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £32.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% -53.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

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 29 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +8 11 £613 +36.11% 1
Knutsford -3 3 £572 +30.29%
Alderley Edge - 2 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £475 -
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) TOGAF
2 12 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 8 (17.78%) Process Management
4 8 (17.78%) Project Management
4 8 (17.78%) PMI
4 8 (17.78%) PMI Certification
4 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.78%) Web Services
4 8 (17.78%) GMP
4 8 (17.78%) GxP
4 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (17.78%) Finance
4 8 (17.78%) Informatics
5 7 (15.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 7 (15.56%) Scrum
5 7 (15.56%) SOA
5 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
6 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (11.11%) Validation
7 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (11.11%) ServiceNow
7 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
8 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
8 4 (8.89%) Degree
8 4 (8.89%) Migration
8 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.89%) XML

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.22%) Documentum
1 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.22%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) iPaaS
2 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) H.323
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) VoIP
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.44%) Big Data
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Lombardi
General
1 12 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 8 (17.78%) Finance
4 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Local Government
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Web Services
2 4 (8.89%) XML
2 4 (8.89%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) CSS
3 3 (6.67%) SOAP
3 3 (6.67%) SAML
3 3 (6.67%) CSS3
3 3 (6.67%) JSON
3 3 (6.67%) OAuth
3 3 (6.67%) RESTful
4 2 (4.44%) Middleware
4 2 (4.44%) Spring
5 1 (2.22%) Ajax
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (2.22%) J2EE
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) PMI
1 8 (17.78%) Informatics
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) IVR
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) MVS
2 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) TOGAF
3 8 (17.78%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (17.78%) Process Management
3 8 (17.78%) Project Management
4 7 (15.56%) SOA
4 7 (15.56%) Scrum
5 5 (11.11%) Validation
6 4 (8.89%) Migration
6 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.67%) UML
7 3 (6.67%) CRM
7 3 (6.67%) Open Source
7 3 (6.67%) Information Architecture
7 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.44%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Use Case
8 2 (4.44%) Service Management
9 1 (2.22%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.22%) Ruby
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) PMI Certification
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) GxP
1 8 (17.78%) GMP
2 7 (15.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
3 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.22%) COBIT
4 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) ServiceNow
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.44%) Avaya
4 2 (4.44%) IBM
4 2 (4.44%) webMethods
5 1 (2.22%) Saba
5 1 (2.22%) Verint
5 1 (2.22%) Cognizant
5 1 (2.22%) NetApp
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
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