The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 92 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 36 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.21% 3.41% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 3.60% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 4
Median daily rate £440 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £585 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-26.34% -0.83%
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
1449 777 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 88.90% 94.64% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 469 314
Median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 79 28
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North East region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -35 34 £440 -10.20%
Durham -3 2 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 25 (55.56%) Matrix Organization
2 24 (53.33%) Relational Database
3 23 (51.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 23 (51.11%) LAN
3 23 (51.11%) WAN
3 23 (51.11%) Network Design
4 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
5 20 (44.44%) Office Automation
6 19 (42.22%) Private Cloud
7 18 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 13 (28.89%) Technical Architecture
8 13 (28.89%) Degree
9 8 (17.78%) Java
10 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (11.11%) Finance
11 5 (11.11%) Open Source
12 4 (8.89%) RESTful
12 4 (8.89%) Prototyping
12 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
12 4 (8.89%) Migration
12 4 (8.89%) JSON
12 4 (8.89%) Oracle
12 4 (8.89%) Project Management
13 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
13 3 (6.67%) ERP
13 3 (6.67%) User Experience
13 3 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
13 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
13 3 (6.67%) Financial Modelling

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.22%) BigMachines
2 1 (2.22%) Primavera
2 1 (2.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) IaaS
1 1 (2.22%) PaaS
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) LAN
1 23 (51.11%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (53.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
1 1 (2.22%) Selenium
1 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) JSON
1 4 (8.89%) RESTful
2 3 (6.67%) Node.js
2 3 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) Ajax
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) CSS3
4 1 (2.22%) Django
4 1 (2.22%) HTML5
4 1 (2.22%) Itk
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) Spring
4 1 (2.22%) Swing
4 1 (2.22%) Web Services
4 1 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) XSL
4 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) Private Cloud
2 3 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) CentOS
2 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Matrix Organization
2 23 (51.11%) Network Design
2 23 (51.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 20 (44.44%) Office Automation
4 13 (28.89%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.11%) Open Source
7 4 (8.89%) Migration
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Prototyping
8 3 (6.67%) ERP
8 3 (6.67%) Financial Modelling
8 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.44%) Scrum
10 1 (2.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 1 (2.22%) Document Management
10 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (2.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) C
2 1 (2.22%) C++
2 1 (2.22%) Python
2 1 (2.22%) Ruby
2 1 (2.22%) Scala
2 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
2 18 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (28.89%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) KVM
2 1 (2.22%) LXC
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) CA
3 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.22%) Siemens
3 1 (2.22%) Tableau
3 1 (2.22%) VMware