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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 91 61 104
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 79 107 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 2.69% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.85% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 70 20
Average daily rate £475 £475 £466
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £401 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-1.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
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 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
3794 3750 2930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.28% 94.32% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2286 1995 1547
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 225 203
Average hourly rate £18.80 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.29 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -14 40 £500 +11.11% 7
Cheshire -7 26 £450 - 3
Merseyside +5 5 £450 -5.26% 1
Lancashire -2 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 37 (26.24%) Finance
2 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (19.15%) TOGAF
3 27 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 22 (15.60%) Java
5 21 (14.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 19 (13.48%) Banking
7 17 (12.06%) SOA
8 16 (11.35%) MS Excel
8 16 (11.35%) Project Management
8 16 (11.35%) Data Centre
9 15 (10.64%) E-Commerce
10 13 (9.22%) CRM
10 13 (9.22%) Oracle
10 13 (9.22%) Middleware
11 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
11 12 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (8.51%) Retail
12 11 (7.80%) Migration
13 9 (6.38%) SaaS
13 9 (6.38%) Mentoring
13 9 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
13 9 (6.38%) SCCM
13 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
13 9 (6.38%) Windows
13 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (5.67%) Cisco
14 8 (5.67%) Active Directory
14 8 (5.67%) Linux
14 8 (5.67%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (4.26%) CICS
1 6 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 6 (4.26%) Skype for Business
1 6 (4.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.55%) Oracle UPK
3 3 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.42%) JBoss
4 2 (1.42%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.71%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (11.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.13%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.71%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.38%) SaaS
3 5 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.84%) IaaS
4 4 (2.84%) Office 365
4 4 (2.84%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) LAN
1 5 (3.55%) Skype
1 5 (3.55%) WAN
2 4 (2.84%) Firewall
3 3 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (2.13%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.42%) Extranet
4 2 (1.42%) Internet
4 2 (1.42%) VoIP
5 1 (0.71%) H.323
5 1 (0.71%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.71%) Intranet
5 1 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.55%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.71%) GIS
4 1 (0.71%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 37 (26.24%) Finance
2 19 (13.48%) Banking
3 12 (8.51%) Retail
4 5 (3.55%) Local Government
4 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.84%) Marketing
6 2 (1.42%) Advertising
6 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.42%) Billing
6 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.22%) Middleware
2 7 (4.96%) SOAP
3 6 (4.26%) IBM Integration Bus
4 5 (3.55%) .NET
5 4 (2.84%) RESTful
6 3 (2.13%) Spring
7 2 (1.42%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.42%) CSS
7 2 (1.42%) EJB
7 2 (1.42%) HTML
7 2 (1.42%) jQuery
7 2 (1.42%) REST
7 2 (1.42%) Spring Batch
7 2 (1.42%) Web Services
8 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.71%) J2EE
8 1 (0.71%) JDBC
8 1 (0.71%) OAuth
8 1 (0.71%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.26%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.84%) Contactless
4 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) CMDB
6 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.42%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.71%) BYOD
7 1 (0.71%) CESG
7 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) iPad
7 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.38%) Windows
2 8 (5.67%) Linux
3 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.84%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.71%) Solaris
5 1 (0.71%) Unix
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.15%) TOGAF
3 21 (14.89%) Enterprise Architecture
4 17 (12.06%) SOA
5 16 (11.35%) Project Management
6 15 (10.64%) E-Commerce
7 13 (9.22%) CRM
8 11 (7.80%) Migration
9 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (6.38%) Mentoring
10 8 (5.67%) Content Management
11 7 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (4.26%) Analytics
12 6 (4.26%) B2B
12 6 (4.26%) UML
13 5 (3.55%) ArchiMate
13 5 (3.55%) Configuration Management
13 5 (3.55%) ITIL
13 5 (3.55%) Scrum
13 5 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.60%) Java
2 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.84%) C
3 4 (2.84%) C#
3 4 (2.84%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.13%) SQL
5 2 (1.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.71%) C++
6 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.55%) Degree
4 3 (2.13%) CCNA
5 2 (1.42%) CCIE
6 1 (0.71%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.71%) CCNP
6 1 (0.71%) CISM
6 1 (0.71%) ISEB
6 1 (0.71%) MCSE
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) SCCM
2 8 (5.67%) SCOM
3 2 (1.42%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 27 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.22%) Oracle
3 8 (5.67%) Cisco
3 8 (5.67%) VMware
4 7 (4.96%) Citrix
4 7 (4.96%) PeopleSoft
5 6 (4.26%) SAP
6 5 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.84%) Juniper
8 3 (2.13%) HP
9 2 (1.42%) hybris
10 1 (0.71%) Avaya
10 1 (0.71%) BMC
10 1 (0.71%) ESRI
10 1 (0.71%) Facebook
10 1 (0.71%) IBM
10 1 (0.71%) Lotus
10 1 (0.71%) NetApp
10 1 (0.71%) Remedy
10 1 (0.71%) Twitter
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