The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 14 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 2.99% 4.17% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.13% 4.80% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£439 £508 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.49% +33.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford 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
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
64 125 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 95.52% 86.81% 84.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 60 41
Average daily rate £400 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £176 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) JDBC
2 2 (50.00%) JSP
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) JNDI
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Master Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CICS
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) IVR
3 1 (25.00%) ETL

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 (25.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) JDBC
2 2 (50.00%) JSP
2 2 (50.00%) JMS
2 2 (50.00%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft