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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 54 43
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.82% 1.69% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.82% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 16
Median daily rate £400 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £447 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
461 824 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.05% 92.58% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 528 397
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 43
Median hourly rate £19.66 £15.92 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.49% -13.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.03 £35.00 £43.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Chester +5 1 £425 -15.00%
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 4 (28.57%) Web Services
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Big Data
2 3 (21.43%) Application Discovery
2 3 (21.43%) Data Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Nagios
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) JMX
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) JMS
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Ant

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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Ant
1 2 (14.29%) CruiseControl
1 2 (14.29%) EasyMock
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) JBehave
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
1 2 (14.29%) Mockito
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) CSS3
2 2 (14.29%) Express
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) JMS
2 2 (14.29%) JMX
2 2 (14.29%) Material Design
2 2 (14.29%) RESTful
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Application Discovery
1 3 (21.43%) Data Architecture
1 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (21.43%) TOGAF
2 2 (14.29%) API Design
2 2 (14.29%) BDD
2 2 (14.29%) Coaching
2 2 (14.29%) Content Management
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
2 2 (14.29%) Data Ingestion
2 2 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (14.29%) Dependency Management
2 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Capistrano
2 2 (14.29%) Nagios
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Google
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com