The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Chester region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 32 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.58% 2.43% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.51% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Median daily rate £435 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
Solutions Architect
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
186 239 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 95.88% 96.76% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 154 83
Median daily rate £364 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.19% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 33
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.00 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 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 Chester region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 4 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Local Government
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Intune
4 2 (33.33%) IaaS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (33.33%) Skype
4 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) SaaS
4 2 (33.33%) PaaS
4 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) LAN

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) IaaS
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) PaaS
2 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (33.33%) Skype
1 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCIE
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
1 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper