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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 106 76 91
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 48 70 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 2.15% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 2.29% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 27
Average daily rate £475 £475 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £420 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £650 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £524 £489
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +7.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £41.75 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+49.70% -5.64%
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
3535 3063 2669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.27% 94.07% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2124 1709 1354
Average daily rate £385 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 188 204
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 -24 19 £517 +7.60% 4
Cheshire -13 14 £475 +5.55% 3
Merseyside +4 3 £490 -21.60% 1
Lancashire -3 3 £450 -9.09%
Cumbria 0 2 £425 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 59 (36.42%) Finance
2 40 (24.69%) Banking
3 38 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (20.99%) TOGAF
5 30 (18.52%) Java
6 26 (16.05%) SOA
7 24 (14.81%) Middleware
8 22 (13.58%) Migration
8 22 (13.58%) Microsoft
9 19 (11.73%) Security Cleared
10 17 (10.49%) CRM
11 16 (9.88%) Retail
12 15 (9.26%) Data Modelling
12 15 (9.26%) Oracle
13 14 (8.64%) JavaScript
13 14 (8.64%) E-Commerce
13 14 (8.64%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
14 12 (7.41%) Telecoms
14 12 (7.41%) Mainframe
15 11 (6.79%) Data Centre
15 11 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (6.79%) Scrum
16 10 (6.17%) Project Management
16 10 (6.17%) MS Excel
16 10 (6.17%) SQL
16 10 (6.17%) WebSphere
16 10 (6.17%) SC Cleared
17 9 (5.56%) Data Integration

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 10 (6.17%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.09%) CICS
4 5 (3.09%) JBoss
5 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.62%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.62%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.62%) Node.js
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.62%) Radian6
4 1 (0.62%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (4.94%) SaaS
2 5 (3.09%) IaaS
2 5 (3.09%) PaaS
3 3 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.62%) Office 365
5 1 (0.62%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.94%) LAN
1 8 (4.94%) WAN
2 6 (3.70%) Firewall
3 5 (3.09%) Extranet
4 4 (2.47%) VoIP
5 3 (1.85%) Internet
5 3 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.62%) H.323
7 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.62%) Intranet
7 1 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.94%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.32%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.09%) Big Data
3 5 (3.09%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (2.47%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.47%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.23%) GIS
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.23%) Redis
7 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.56%) Maven
2 6 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.09%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.09%) Hudson
3 5 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 59 (36.42%) Finance
2 40 (24.69%) Banking
3 16 (9.88%) Retail
4 12 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.09%) Marketing
7 3 (1.85%) Local Government
8 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.23%) Billing
8 2 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.62%) Advertising
9 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.81%) Middleware
2 7 (4.32%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (4.32%) SOAP
2 7 (4.32%) Spring
3 5 (3.09%) .NET
3 5 (3.09%) Java EE 5
3 5 (3.09%) Web Services
4 4 (2.47%) RESTful
4 4 (2.47%) SAP PI
5 3 (1.85%) jQuery
5 3 (1.85%) REST
6 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.23%) CSS
6 2 (1.23%) HTML
6 2 (1.23%) J2EE
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.23%) SAML
6 2 (1.23%) Spring Batch
7 1 (0.62%) LAMP
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 11 (6.79%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.56%) Data Integration
4 8 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.47%) Contactless
7 3 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.85%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.23%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.23%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.62%) iPad
9 1 (0.62%) Life Science
9 1 (0.62%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.62%) Tandem
9 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.32%) Linux
2 6 (3.70%) Unix
2 6 (3.70%) Windows
3 2 (1.23%) MVS
3 2 (1.23%) Solaris
3 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
3 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.62%) AIX
4 1 (0.62%) Android
4 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.62%) HPUX
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.99%) TOGAF
3 26 (16.05%) SOA
4 22 (13.58%) Migration
5 17 (10.49%) CRM
6 15 (9.26%) Data Modelling
7 14 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (8.64%) E-Commerce
7 14 (8.64%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (6.79%) Scrum
9 11 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (6.17%) Project Management
11 9 (5.56%) Data Architecture
11 9 (5.56%) UML
12 8 (4.94%) Software Engineering
13 7 (4.32%) DevOps
13 7 (4.32%) Network Design
13 7 (4.32%) Waterfall
13 7 (4.32%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.52%) Java
2 14 (8.64%) JavaScript
3 10 (6.17%) SQL
4 6 (3.70%) Python
5 5 (3.09%) Groovy
5 5 (3.09%) Perl
6 4 (2.47%) C#
7 3 (1.85%) C
8 2 (1.23%) PHP
8 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.23%) VBScript
9 1 (0.62%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.85%) Degree
4 2 (1.23%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.23%) CCIE
4 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.62%) CCNA
5 1 (0.62%) CCNP
5 1 (0.62%) ISEB
5 1 (0.62%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.32%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.23%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.62%) HDFS
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) SCCM
2 1 (0.62%) logstash
2 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.26%) Oracle
3 6 (3.70%) SAP
3 6 (3.70%) VMware
4 5 (3.09%) Cisco
5 3 (1.85%) Citrix
5 3 (1.85%) IBM
5 3 (1.85%) Juniper
5 3 (1.85%) NetApp
6 2 (1.23%) ATG
6 2 (1.23%) Becrypt
6 2 (1.23%) CA
6 2 (1.23%) ESRI
6 2 (1.23%) hybris
7 1 (0.62%) Avaya
7 1 (0.62%) Facebook
7 1 (0.62%) HP
7 1 (0.62%) Lotus
7 1 (0.62%) Teradata
7 1 (0.62%) Twitter
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