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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 60 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 26 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.44% 1.35% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 1.42% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 11
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £480 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £523 £475 £460
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.26%
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% -
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
977 915 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.74% 94.72% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 563 408
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 46
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.10 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £27.00 £110.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 7 (17.95%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (17.95%) Service Management
3 6 (15.38%) CRM
3 6 (15.38%) SOA
3 6 (15.38%) Finance
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) Migration
4 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
4 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.82%) Windows
4 5 (12.82%) .NET
4 5 (12.82%) SLA
5 4 (10.26%) Web Services
5 4 (10.26%) Oracle
5 4 (10.26%) ETL
5 4 (10.26%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (10.26%) Project Management
6 3 (7.69%) Data Management
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 3 (7.69%) Java
6 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.69%) NHS
6 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
7 2 (5.13%) Workflow
7 2 (5.13%) Data Security
7 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.56%) Node.js
2 1 (2.56%) Liferay
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) Drupal
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) WAN
1 2 (5.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Redis
3 1 (2.56%) Riak
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) LAMP
4 1 (2.56%) jQuery
4 1 (2.56%) J2EE
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) NHS
3 2 (5.13%) Open Source
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) IVR
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.56%) AIX
2 1 (2.56%) HPUX
2 1 (2.56%) Solaris
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 7 (17.95%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (17.95%) Service Management
3 6 (15.38%) CRM
3 6 (15.38%) SOA
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) Migration
4 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
5 4 (10.26%) ETL
5 4 (10.26%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (10.26%) Project Management
6 3 (7.69%) Data Management
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.13%) Workflow
7 2 (5.13%) Data Security
7 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) Ruby
2 1 (2.56%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.56%) PHP
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.13%) CCNA
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) CCNP
2 1 (2.56%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco
2 2 (5.13%) IBM
2 2 (5.13%) SAP
2 2 (5.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) hybris
3 1 (2.56%) Venda
3 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.56%) Sun
3 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.56%) Veritas
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat