The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 74 65 47
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.21% 1.23% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.30% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 9
Average daily rate
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£520 £488 £486
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
Solutions Architect
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1062 924 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.71% 94.77% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 580 351
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 45
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% +17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.00 £111.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 9 (24.32%) TOGAF
2 7 (18.92%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (18.92%) Service Management
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) SLA
4 5 (13.51%) SOA
5 4 (10.81%) Java
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle
5 4 (10.81%) Windows
5 4 (10.81%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (10.81%) Finance
6 3 (8.11%) Open Source
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) Web Services
6 3 (8.11%) .NET
6 3 (8.11%) CRM
6 3 (8.11%) NHS
6 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
7 2 (5.41%) Workflow
7 2 (5.41%) HTML
7 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco
7 2 (5.41%) IBM
7 2 (5.41%) CCNA
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 1 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.70%) Drupal
1 1 (2.70%) Liferay
1 1 (2.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) WAN
1 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 1 (2.70%) VoIP
2 1 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.70%) Redis
1 1 (2.70%) Riak
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) SOAP
2 2 (5.41%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) LAMP
3 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
3 1 (2.70%) jQuery
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
3 1 (2.70%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) NHS
2 3 (8.11%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Social Media
3 1 (2.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) AIX
2 1 (2.70%) HPUX
2 1 (2.70%) Solaris
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) TOGAF
2 7 (18.92%) Service Management
2 7 (18.92%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) SOA
4 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) CRM
7 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.41%) Workflow
7 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL
7 2 (5.41%) RAD
7 2 (5.41%) RUP
7 2 (5.41%) Data Governance
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.70%) PHP
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) CCNA
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) VCP4
2 1 (2.70%) CCDA
2 1 (2.70%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco
2 2 (5.41%) IBM
2 2 (5.41%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) hybris
3 1 (2.70%) Venda
3 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.70%) Sun
3 1 (2.70%) Veritas
3 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.70%) PeopleSoft