The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 63 72 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 12 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.14% 0.79% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.83% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 12
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£500 £500 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £480 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £540 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
983 840 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.53% 94.28% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 449 632
Average daily rate £325 £311 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 47
Average hourly rate £13.20 £29.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.48% +93.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £10.65 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 7 (28.00%) Middleware
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 6 (24.00%) SOA
2 6 (24.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (20.00%) Service Management
4 4 (16.00%) Finance
4 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
4 4 (16.00%) Java
4 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (12.00%) Windows
5 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (12.00%) .NET
5 3 (12.00%) XML
5 3 (12.00%) EAI
5 3 (12.00%) LAN
5 3 (12.00%) WAN
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (12.00%) Matrix Management
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (8.00%) Workflow
6 2 (8.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (8.00%) Retail
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 2 (8.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) LAN
1 3 (12.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Middleware
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) J2EE
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) GIS
1 1 (4.00%) IVR
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) SOA
1 6 (24.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (20.00%) Service Management
3 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.00%) EAI
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Matrix Management
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Workflow
5 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) ERP
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) SSADM
6 1 (4.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Siebel
3 2 (8.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Informatica
4 1 (4.00%) Casewise
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