The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 34 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.70% 2.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 2.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£625 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
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
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
258 174 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 90.85% 91.58% 90.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 96 81
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £160 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 18
Average hourly rate £12.42 £16.25 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% +30.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.20 £35.00
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 Merseyside

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -8 2 £625 +47.05% 1
Solutions Architect
North West

Solutions Architect
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (20.00%) Basel III
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Basel III
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP