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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 44 54 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 42 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.96% 1.18% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.38% 1.27% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 5
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£500 £538 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £520 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £555 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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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
958 552 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 90.38% 93.40% 90.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 330 152
Average daily rate £410 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 57
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.61 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -19.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.09 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Tyne and Wear -12 19 £500 -6.97%
Durham - 9 £450 - 1
Teesside - 4 £538 -
Northumberland - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (40.32%) Java
2 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (29.03%) HTML
4 17 (27.42%) JSON
4 17 (27.42%) Open Source
5 16 (25.81%) RESTful
6 15 (24.19%) NoSQL
6 15 (24.19%) SOA
6 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
7 13 (20.97%) MongoDB
7 13 (20.97%) Scala
7 13 (20.97%) Django
7 13 (20.97%) Ruby
8 12 (19.35%) HTML5
9 11 (17.74%) Linux
10 10 (16.13%) Python
10 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
10 10 (16.13%) Oracle
10 10 (16.13%) Selenium
10 10 (16.13%) Confluence
10 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
10 10 (16.13%) Puppet
10 10 (16.13%) Business Analysis
10 10 (16.13%) Spring
10 10 (16.13%) JIRA
10 10 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (16.13%) Play Framework
11 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
11 8 (12.90%) UML
11 8 (12.90%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (16.13%) Confluence
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Teamcenter
2 2 (3.23%) SAP CO
2 2 (3.23%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) SaaS
1 2 (3.23%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Network Security
1 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.19%) NoSQL
2 13 (20.97%) MongoDB
3 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.06%) MySQL
4 5 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) JIRA
1 10 (16.13%) Selenium
1 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.06%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.03%) HTML
2 17 (27.42%) JSON
3 16 (25.81%) RESTful
4 13 (20.97%) Django
5 12 (19.35%) HTML5
6 10 (16.13%) Spring
6 10 (16.13%) Play Framework
7 6 (9.68%) XML
8 5 (8.06%) XSL
8 5 (8.06%) XSLT
8 5 (8.06%) Swing
8 5 (8.06%) Itk
9 4 (6.45%) REST
10 3 (4.84%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (4.84%) CSS
11 2 (3.23%) Middleware
11 2 (3.23%) Ajax
11 2 (3.23%) CSS3
12 1 (1.61%) SOAP
12 1 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Social Media
2 4 (6.45%) User Experience
2 4 (6.45%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.84%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.23%) GIS
5 1 (1.61%) PKI
5 1 (1.61%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) Open Source
3 15 (24.19%) SOA
4 10 (16.13%) Business Analysis
5 8 (12.90%) UML
5 8 (12.90%) Migration
6 6 (9.68%) Microservices
7 5 (8.06%) CAD
7 5 (8.06%) Project Management
7 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.06%) TOGAF
7 5 (8.06%) PLM
8 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.45%) ETL
8 4 (6.45%) Scrum
8 4 (6.45%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (6.45%) Data Transformation
8 4 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (4.84%) Kanban
9 3 (4.84%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) Java
2 13 (20.97%) Ruby
2 13 (20.97%) Scala
3 10 (16.13%) Python
4 6 (9.68%) C++
5 5 (8.06%) C
6 3 (4.84%) SQL
7 2 (3.23%) C#
8 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) Puppet
1 10 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.13%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) Siemens
3 5 (8.06%) Tableau
4 4 (6.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) VMware