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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 60 100 90
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 104 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.69% 1.26% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 1.37% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 24 23
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£450 £466 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.32% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £404 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £486 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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
3551 2914 2288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.90% 92.04% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1897 1526 1088
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 206 186
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.64 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.34 £50.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +28 45 £450 +1.40% 5
Cheshire +12 28 £450 -11.76% 4
Lancashire -3 5 £525 +13.02%
Merseyside -16 3 £483 - 1
Cumbria - 3 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 44 (26.19%) Finance
2 29 (17.26%) Migration
3 28 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 26 (15.48%) Oracle
5 25 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 23 (13.69%) Windows
8 21 (12.50%) Informatics
9 20 (11.90%) Banking
9 20 (11.90%) Local Government
10 19 (11.31%) Manufacturing
11 18 (10.71%) Process Management
11 18 (10.71%) Citrix
12 17 (10.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (10.12%) SAP
13 16 (9.52%) PMI
13 16 (9.52%) PMI Certification
13 16 (9.52%) Project Management
14 15 (8.93%) GMP
14 15 (8.93%) GxP
14 15 (8.93%) Data Protection
14 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (8.33%) Security Cleared
15 14 (8.33%) SOA
15 14 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 12 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (7.14%) UNIX
16 12 (7.14%) Validation
16 12 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
17 11 (6.55%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (3.57%) IBM Notes
1 6 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.79%) CICS
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.19%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.19%) SugarCRM
3 2 (1.19%) Documentum
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) Liferay
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.79%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.19%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.60%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.36%) Office 365
3 2 (1.19%) SoftLayer
3 2 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.17%) WAN
2 3 (1.79%) LAN
2 3 (1.79%) Network Security
3 2 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.60%) ADSL
4 1 (0.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) VPN
4 1 (0.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.60%) SAN
4 1 (0.60%) MPLS
4 1 (0.60%) OSPF
4 1 (0.60%) BGP
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (5.95%) Big Data
3 8 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.57%) DB2
6 4 (2.38%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.19%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.19%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.19%) DataStage
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
General
1 44 (26.19%) Finance
2 20 (11.90%) Banking
2 20 (11.90%) Local Government
3 19 (11.31%) Manufacturing
4 17 (10.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (5.36%) Retail
6 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.79%) Marketing
8 2 (1.19%) Automotive
8 2 (1.19%) Law
8 2 (1.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.60%) Electronics
9 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.17%) J2EE
2 6 (3.57%) HTML
2 6 (3.57%) HTML5
2 6 (3.57%) AngularJS
3 5 (2.98%) Middleware
4 4 (2.38%) .NET
4 4 (2.38%) SAML
4 4 (2.38%) OAuth
4 4 (2.38%) CSS
4 4 (2.38%) Web Services
4 4 (2.38%) CSS3
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.19%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.19%) XML
6 2 (1.19%) XSLT
7 1 (0.60%) JMS
7 1 (0.60%) JDBC
7 1 (0.60%) JSP
7 1 (0.60%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.50%) Informatics
2 16 (9.52%) PMI
3 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.76%) Mainframe
5 7 (4.17%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.98%) NHS
7 5 (2.98%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.38%) Open Source
8 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.79%) Life Science
9 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.19%) BYOD
10 2 (1.19%) VSAM
11 1 (0.60%) DTV
11 1 (0.60%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.69%) Windows
2 12 (7.14%) UNIX
3 7 (4.17%) AIX
4 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.79%) Linux
6 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.19%) Solaris
7 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.26%) Migration
2 28 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 25 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (10.71%) Process Management
5 16 (9.52%) Project Management
6 15 (8.93%) Data Protection
7 14 (8.33%) SOA
8 12 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (7.14%) Validation
8 12 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (5.95%) Analytics
10 8 (4.76%) CRM
11 7 (4.17%) ITIL
11 7 (4.17%) PRINCE2
11 7 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.17%) Waterfall
11 7 (4.17%) Business Analysis
11 7 (4.17%) Supplier Management
12 6 (3.57%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.95%) SQL
2 8 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (1.19%) Ruby
3 2 (1.19%) COBOL
4 1 (0.60%) Scala
4 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.52%) PMI Certification
2 14 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (1.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.93%) GMP
1 15 (8.93%) GxP
2 14 (8.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (2.38%) QA
3 4 (2.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) COBIT
4 1 (0.60%) Basel III
System Software
1 10 (5.95%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.57%) Xen
3 6 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (0.60%) SCOM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 26 (15.48%) Oracle
2 24 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 18 (10.71%) Citrix
4 17 (10.12%) SAP
5 10 (5.95%) VMware
6 8 (4.76%) IBM
7 7 (4.17%) EMC
8 6 (3.57%) Lotus
9 5 (2.98%) Cisco
10 2 (1.19%) CA
10 2 (1.19%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.19%) Symantec
11 1 (0.60%) Saba
11 1 (0.60%) Sourcefire
11 1 (0.60%) Capita
11 1 (0.60%) hybris
11 1 (0.60%) TSYS
11 1 (0.60%) Verint
11 1 (0.60%) Informatica
11 1 (0.60%) NetApp
North West
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago