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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 68 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 20 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.98% 1.88% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.99% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 3
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £418 £442
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £559 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £60.00
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
949 957 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.15% 94.94% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 594 397
Median daily rate £425 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -48.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -6 13 £563 +22.95% 2
Chester 0 4 £443 -1.66%
Knutsford -9 1 - - 1
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.42%) Windows
4 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
4 7 (18.42%) SCCM
4 7 (18.42%) SCOM
4 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
5 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.79%) Retail
5 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
6 5 (13.16%) CRM
6 5 (13.16%) Citrix
6 5 (13.16%) Finance
6 5 (13.16%) Skype
6 5 (13.16%) Skype for Business
6 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.53%) Software Delivery
7 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
7 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
7 4 (10.53%) VMware
7 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
7 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Transformation

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 (13.16%) Skype for Business
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (7.89%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.89%) SaaS
4 2 (5.26%) IaaS
4 2 (5.26%) Office 365
4 2 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Skype
2 2 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
General
1 6 (15.79%) Retail
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Local Government
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) SOAP
2 2 (5.26%) EJB
2 2 (5.26%) RESTful
2 2 (5.26%) Spring
2 2 (5.26%) Spring Batch
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) BYOD
3 1 (2.63%) CMDB
3 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
3 5 (13.16%) CRM
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 4 (10.53%) Software Delivery
4 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.89%) ArchiMate
5 3 (7.89%) Contact Management
5 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.89%) Information Architecture
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.89%) UML
6 2 (5.26%) Business Development
6 2 (5.26%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL
6 2 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) SCCM
1 7 (18.42%) SCOM
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) BMC
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Juniper
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) Remedy
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