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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 61 48 59
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.48% 2.72% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 2.89% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 13
Average daily rate £475 £475 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £420 £436
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £640 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £521 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £34.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+83.82% -23.16%
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
859 727 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.00% 94.29% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 421 427
Average daily rate £400 £380 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 49 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -10.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.30 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 9 £475 +5.55%
Knutsford -4 1 £425 -3.18% 3
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (34.15%) Java
1 14 (34.15%) Banking
2 11 (26.83%) Finance
3 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) TOGAF
3 8 (19.51%) SOA
3 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
4 7 (17.07%) LAN
4 7 (17.07%) WAN
4 7 (17.07%) Retail
5 5 (12.20%) Groovy
5 5 (12.20%) Hudson
5 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
5 5 (12.20%) DevOps
5 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.20%) Python
5 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
5 5 (12.20%) Perl
6 4 (9.76%) Web Services
6 4 (9.76%) CRM
6 4 (9.76%) Firewall
6 4 (9.76%) Network Design
6 4 (9.76%) Maven
6 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.76%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (9.76%) Git (software)

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (2.44%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) LAN
1 7 (17.07%) WAN
2 4 (9.76%) Firewall
3 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Hudson
1 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.76%) Maven
2 4 (9.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
General
1 14 (34.15%) Banking
2 11 (26.83%) Finance
3 7 (17.07%) Retail
4 3 (7.32%) Local Government
4 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.88%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.88%) Marketing
6 1 (2.44%) Billing
6 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Web Services
2 3 (7.32%) Middleware
3 2 (4.88%) RESTful
3 2 (4.88%) SOAP
3 2 (4.88%) Spring
3 2 (4.88%) Spring Batch
4 1 (2.44%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (19.51%) SOA
1 8 (19.51%) TOGAF
2 5 (12.20%) DevOps
2 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
2 5 (12.20%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.76%) CRM
3 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
3 4 (9.76%) Network Design
4 3 (7.32%) ArchiMate
4 3 (7.32%) Change Control
4 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.32%) Office Automation
4 3 (7.32%) Programme Management
4 3 (7.32%) Service Management
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) SDLC
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) Java
2 5 (12.20%) Groovy
2 5 (12.20%) Perl
2 5 (12.20%) Python
3 3 (7.32%) C
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) BC Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) CCIE
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) CCNP
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco
1 3 (7.32%) Juniper
2 1 (2.44%) ATG
2 1 (2.44%) Citrix
2 1 (2.44%) ESRI
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) Teradata
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