The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 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 51 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.97% 0.26% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.29% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£569 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% +25.00%
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
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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 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
564 347 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 91.11% 89.43% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 171 111
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £196 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.84 £35.00
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 the North East

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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 Solutions Architect across the North East region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 28 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Tyne and Wear - 3 £569 - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (78.57%) Open Source
2 14 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 13 (46.43%) Java
3 13 (46.43%) Python
4 12 (42.86%) HTML
4 12 (42.86%) Linux
4 12 (42.86%) Confluence
4 12 (42.86%) HTML5
4 12 (42.86%) NoSQL
4 12 (42.86%) Ruby
4 12 (42.86%) JSON
4 12 (42.86%) JIRA
4 12 (42.86%) Selenium
4 12 (42.86%) Django
5 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
5 11 (39.29%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (39.29%) Puppet
5 11 (39.29%) MongoDB
5 11 (39.29%) RESTful
5 11 (39.29%) Scala
5 11 (39.29%) Spring
6 10 (35.71%) Relational Database
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum
8 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
8 5 (17.86%) Web Development
9 3 (10.71%) Line Management
9 3 (10.71%) User Experience
9 3 (10.71%) Finance
9 3 (10.71%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 12 (42.86%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.57%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) NoSQL
2 11 (39.29%) MongoDB
3 10 (35.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) JIRA
1 12 (42.86%) Selenium
2 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) HTML
1 12 (42.86%) HTML5
1 12 (42.86%) JSON
1 12 (42.86%) Django
2 11 (39.29%) RESTful
2 11 (39.29%) Spring
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) Play Framework
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (78.57%) Open Source
2 3 (10.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (21.43%) Scrum
4 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) Web Development
5 3 (10.71%) Line Management
5 3 (10.71%) ERP
6 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) SOA
6 2 (7.14%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) EAM
6 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.14%) Data Management
6 2 (7.14%) Master Data Management
7 1 (3.57%) DevOps
7 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
1 13 (46.43%) Python
2 12 (42.86%) Ruby
3 11 (39.29%) Scala
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 14001
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (39.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) SAP