The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £588 £400
% change year-on-year
-25.53% +46.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Solutions Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
885 593 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 94.75% 94.43% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 355 227
Average daily rate £380 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 53
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £38.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East region that cited Microsoft 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 Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East region that cited Microsoft 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 Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle