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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 59 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.93% 0.57% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 0.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate
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£510 £508 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.49% -
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 £39.75 - -
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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
733 323 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 88.63% 91.76% 91.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 151 174
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 37
Average hourly rate £14.40 £13.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.87 £10.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.50 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 2014. 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 -20 15 £510 +0.49% 1
Durham - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (87.50%) Open Source
3 13 (54.17%) Mentoring
4 12 (50.00%) Confluence
4 12 (50.00%) HTML5
4 12 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 12 (50.00%) JSON
4 12 (50.00%) JIRA
4 12 (50.00%) Selenium
4 12 (50.00%) Django
4 12 (50.00%) HTML
4 12 (50.00%) Java
4 12 (50.00%) Linux
4 12 (50.00%) Python
5 11 (45.83%) Spring
5 11 (45.83%) Ruby
5 11 (45.83%) Puppet
5 11 (45.83%) MongoDB
5 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
5 11 (45.83%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (45.83%) RESTful
5 11 (45.83%) Scala
6 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
7 6 (25.00%) Scrum
8 5 (20.83%) Web Development
8 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Line Management
9 3 (12.50%) User Experience
9 3 (12.50%) SOA
10 2 (8.33%) Middleware

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.17%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 11 (45.83%) MongoDB
3 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) JIRA
1 12 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (45.83%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) HTML
1 12 (50.00%) JSON
1 12 (50.00%) Django
1 12 (50.00%) HTML5
2 11 (45.83%) RESTful
2 11 (45.83%) Spring
3 2 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (4.17%) SAML
4 1 (4.17%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (87.50%) Open Source
2 3 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Mentoring
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
4 5 (20.83%) Web Development
5 3 (12.50%) Line Management
5 3 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) EAM
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) CRM
6 2 (8.33%) ERP
6 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Master Data Management
7 1 (4.17%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Java
1 12 (50.00%) Python
2 11 (45.83%) Ruby
2 11 (45.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Puppet
1 11 (45.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe