The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 58 102 87
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 102 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.67% 1.05% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 1.12% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 23 24
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£525 £475 £412
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +15.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £425 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £558 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £59.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3566 2865 2466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.20% 93.81% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2106 1564 1179
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £218 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 184 187
Average hourly rate £17.99 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.43% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.46 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect across the North West region.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Manchester +33 53 £500 +11.11% 11
Cheshire +1 18 £600 +20.00% 2
Lancashire +9 10 £550 +22.22%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 61 (29.90%) Finance
2 43 (21.08%) Oracle
3 39 (19.12%) TOGAF
4 38 (18.63%) Microsoft
5 33 (16.18%) Migration
6 31 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (14.71%) Citrix
8 29 (14.22%) SOA
9 28 (13.73%) Banking
10 26 (12.75%) VMware
10 26 (12.75%) SAP
10 26 (12.75%) Oracle Database
11 23 (11.27%) Project Management
12 22 (10.78%) Manufacturing
12 22 (10.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 21 (10.29%) SCCM
13 21 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (10.29%) Process Management
13 21 (10.29%) Middleware
14 20 (9.80%) Lotus
14 20 (9.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 20 (9.80%) IBM Notes
15 18 (8.82%) Windows
15 18 (8.82%) EMC
15 18 (8.82%) Hyper-V
15 18 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
16 17 (8.33%) Office 365
16 17 (8.33%) Xen
16 17 (8.33%) Informatics
16 17 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (9.80%) IBM Notes
2 5 (2.45%) Documentum
3 4 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.47%) SAS
5 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.98%) Lync
5 2 (0.98%) JBoss
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.49%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.49%) Liferay
6 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.49%) CICS
6 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (7.84%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (6.86%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (2.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle iProcurement
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (1.96%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.49%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.49%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.33%) Office 365
2 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.98%) iPaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Force.com
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.49%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.49%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.39%) WAN
2 5 (2.45%) Internet
2 5 (2.45%) VoIP
3 3 (1.47%) Extranet
3 3 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.47%) LAN
4 2 (0.98%) DHCP
4 2 (0.98%) DNS
4 2 (0.98%) Firewall
5 1 (0.49%) IPsec
5 1 (0.49%) Network Security
5 1 (0.49%) MPLS
5 1 (0.49%) OSPF
5 1 (0.49%) BGP
5 1 (0.49%) H.323
5 1 (0.49%) SSL
5 1 (0.49%) SAN
5 1 (0.49%) CTI
5 1 (0.49%) VPN
5 1 (0.49%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.75%) Oracle Database
2 15 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.47%) Big Data
5 3 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.47%) DB2
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.98%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.49%) VLDB
7 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.47%) MSI
2 2 (0.98%) Maven
3 1 (0.49%) Lombardi
General
1 61 (29.90%) Finance
2 28 (13.73%) Banking
3 22 (10.78%) Manufacturing
4 20 (9.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 16 (7.84%) Local Government
6 10 (4.90%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.43%) Marketing
8 3 (1.47%) Retail
9 2 (0.98%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.98%) Automotive
9 2 (0.98%) Law
9 2 (0.98%) Legal
10 1 (0.49%) Electronics
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.29%) Middleware
2 14 (6.86%) Web Services
2 14 (6.86%) Oracle Fusion
3 11 (5.39%) .NET
4 8 (3.92%) XML
5 4 (1.96%) XSLT
5 4 (1.96%) SAML
5 4 (1.96%) Spring
5 4 (1.96%) CSS
5 4 (1.96%) SOAP
5 4 (1.96%) JSON
5 4 (1.96%) RESTful
5 4 (1.96%) OAuth
5 4 (1.96%) CSS3
6 3 (1.47%) Java EE 5
6 3 (1.47%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.98%) HTML
7 2 (0.98%) J2EE
7 2 (0.98%) HTML5
8 1 (0.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.33%) PMI
1 17 (8.33%) Informatics
2 14 (6.86%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.41%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.43%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.45%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.47%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.47%) Life Science
9 1 (0.49%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) NHS
9 1 (0.49%) DTV
9 1 (0.49%) IVR
9 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.82%) Windows
2 10 (4.90%) UNIX
3 8 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.47%) AIX
5 2 (0.98%) Linux
5 2 (0.98%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.49%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.12%) TOGAF
2 33 (16.18%) Migration
3 31 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (14.22%) SOA
5 23 (11.27%) Project Management
6 21 (10.29%) Process Management
7 18 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
8 17 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (8.33%) ERP
9 14 (6.86%) Validation
10 13 (6.37%) Data Protection
11 10 (4.90%) Scrum
12 9 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (3.92%) ITIL
13 8 (3.92%) PRINCE2
13 8 (3.92%) Supplier Management
14 7 (3.43%) Data Management
14 7 (3.43%) UML
14 7 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
15 6 (2.94%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.39%) Java
2 9 (4.41%) SQL
3 3 (1.47%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (0.49%) Scala
4 1 (0.49%) VBA
4 1 (0.49%) Python
4 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.49%) Ruby
4 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.49%) Perl
4 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 15 (7.35%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.43%) Degree
5 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) VCDX
5 1 (0.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.84%) GxP
1 16 (7.84%) GMP
2 15 (7.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.47%) SLA
4 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.49%) COBIT
5 1 (0.49%) QA
5 1 (0.49%) FINREP
System Software
1 22 (10.78%) Microsoft App-V
2 21 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.33%) Xen
5 13 (6.37%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.98%) XenApp
7 2 (0.98%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (10.29%) SCCM
2 2 (0.98%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (21.08%) Oracle
2 38 (18.63%) Microsoft
3 30 (14.71%) Citrix
4 26 (12.75%) SAP
4 26 (12.75%) VMware
5 20 (9.80%) Lotus
6 18 (8.82%) EMC
7 7 (3.43%) Cisco
8 6 (2.94%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.47%) webMethods
9 3 (1.47%) Symantec
9 3 (1.47%) IBM
9 3 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.98%) NetApp
10 2 (0.98%) Avaya
11 1 (0.49%) Software AG
11 1 (0.49%) Juniper
11 1 (0.49%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.49%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.49%) Informatica
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