The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 29 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.13% 1.04% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 1.13% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £500 £625 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £518 £485
% change year-on-year
-3.42% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £33.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+87.96% -24.85%
Solutions Architect
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool 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
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
225 177 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 95.74% 91.71% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 90 65
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £150 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £11.00 £14.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £162.50 £16.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Liverpool region.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
2 4 (44.44%) UML
2 4 (44.44%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Network Design
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) SAML
5 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Siebel
5 1 (11.11%) WebCenter
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (22.22%) Oracle Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (11.11%) SAML
2 1 (11.11%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
1 4 (44.44%) UML
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design
3 2 (22.22%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Siebel