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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 87 76 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 15 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.05% 1.29% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.39% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £444 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -11.25%
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 - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
1302 1152 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.05% 93.13% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 797 377
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.10 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +28.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.56 £11.78 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £101.90 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (35.48%) TOGAF
2 8 (25.81%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (22.58%) SOA
4 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.13%) Service Management
5 4 (12.90%) SLA
5 4 (12.90%) C#
5 4 (12.90%) CRM
6 3 (9.68%) Windows
6 3 (9.68%) Java
6 3 (9.68%) Middleware
6 3 (9.68%) IBM
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.68%) NHS
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (6.45%) SaaS
7 2 (6.45%) PaaS
7 2 (6.45%) Entity Framework
7 2 (6.45%) IaaS
7 2 (6.45%) Finance
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) MVC
7 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (6.45%) Data Management
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Maximo
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Unica
1 1 (3.23%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
1 2 (6.45%) PaaS
1 2 (6.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Middleware
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
2 2 (6.45%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) HTML5
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) IVR
2 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.23%) FMCG
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.23%) BYOD
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) TOGAF
2 8 (25.81%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (22.58%) SOA
4 5 (16.13%) Service Management
4 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.90%) CRM
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.68%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Data Management
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) MVC
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL
8 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.23%) UML
8 1 (3.23%) OO
8 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C#
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) IBM
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Trillium
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) HP