The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 113 75 84
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 44 95 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 2.27% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 2.42% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 62 34
Median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.30%
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
3008 3931 3083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.50% 93.89% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1973 2365 1804
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 187 178
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 26 £575 +15.00% 2
Merseyside +3 6 £515 -1.90% 2
Cheshire -12 5 £550 +4.76% 1
Lancashire -7 1 £455 -4.21%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 24 (22.22%) CRM
1 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (20.37%) Finance
4 21 (19.44%) SOA
4 21 (19.44%) MS Excel
5 17 (15.74%) ERP
5 17 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (13.89%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (12.96%) Migration
7 14 (12.96%) Active Directory
8 13 (12.04%) Java
8 13 (12.04%) Data Centre
9 12 (11.11%) Windows
9 12 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (11.11%) PaaS
9 12 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (11.11%) TOGAF
10 11 (10.19%) Middleware
11 10 (9.26%) SAP
11 10 (9.26%) SaaS
12 9 (8.33%) Security Cleared
12 9 (8.33%) Oracle
12 9 (8.33%) Project Management
12 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
14 7 (6.48%) Big Data
14 7 (6.48%) SAP ERP
14 7 (6.48%) SAP Implementation

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.89%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.78%) SAS
3 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) Mule
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Office
2 3 (2.78%) MS Project
2 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) SAP ERP
1 7 (6.48%) SAP HR
2 4 (3.70%) SAP GRC
3 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.85%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.85%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.11%) PaaS
3 10 (9.26%) SaaS
4 6 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.56%) IaaS
5 5 (4.63%) Office 365
6 4 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.93%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.70%) LAN
2 3 (2.78%) Firewall
2 3 (2.78%) SAN
2 3 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.85%) Network Security
3 2 (1.85%) PBX
3 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.85%) VoIP
3 2 (1.85%) WAN
4 1 (0.93%) Broadband
4 1 (0.93%) CTI
4 1 (0.93%) FTP
4 1 (0.93%) H.323
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.93%) MPLS
4 1 (0.93%) NAS
4 1 (0.93%) SMTP
4 1 (0.93%) Softphone
4 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) Big Data
1 7 (6.48%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.85%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) HBase
3 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Ant
1 1 (0.93%) CruiseControl
1 1 (0.93%) EasyMock
1 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.93%) JBehave
1 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.93%) JUnit
1 1 (0.93%) Maven
1 1 (0.93%) Mockito
1 1 (0.93%) Selenium
1 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (20.37%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Billing
3 5 (4.63%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.78%) Marketing
6 2 (1.85%) Advertising
6 2 (1.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.19%) Middleware
2 6 (5.56%) EDI
2 6 (5.56%) Web Services
3 3 (2.78%) RESTful
4 2 (1.85%) .NET
4 2 (1.85%) Django
4 2 (1.85%) JSON
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.85%) SOAP
4 2 (1.85%) Spring
4 2 (1.85%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) CSS
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) J2EE
5 1 (0.93%) Java EE
5 1 (0.93%) JMX
5 1 (0.93%) Mason
5 1 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.93%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.93%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.56%) IVR
4 5 (4.63%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.63%) User Experience
5 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.93%) BYOD
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) Social Media
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (3.70%) AIX
2 4 (3.70%) Linux
3 3 (2.78%) HPUX
3 3 (2.78%) Solaris
4 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) CentOS
5 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.93%) Unix
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) CRM
2 21 (19.44%) SOA
3 17 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.74%) ERP
4 14 (12.96%) Migration
5 12 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 9 (8.33%) Project Management
6 9 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (6.48%) SAP Implementation
9 6 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.56%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (5.56%) Open Source
9 6 (5.56%) Supplier Management
10 5 (4.63%) Analytics
10 5 (4.63%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.63%) Process Improvement
10 5 (4.63%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.04%) Java
2 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.70%) Python
3 2 (1.85%) SQL
4 1 (0.93%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) R
4 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.63%) Degree
2 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) PCI DSS
1 5 (4.63%) QA
2 3 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (12.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) XenApp
3 2 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.93%) HDFS
4 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) SCCM
2 2 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (1.85%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.93%) Nagios
3 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.26%) SAP
3 9 (8.33%) Oracle
4 6 (5.56%) ForgeRock
4 6 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.56%) Sitecore
5 5 (4.63%) IBM
5 5 (4.63%) VMware
6 4 (3.70%) Ariba
6 4 (3.70%) Concur
6 4 (3.70%) HP
7 3 (2.78%) Citrix
7 3 (2.78%) Micro Focus
8 2 (1.85%) Avaya
8 2 (1.85%) Capita
8 2 (1.85%) Cisco
8 2 (1.85%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.85%) Symantec
9 1 (0.93%) Google
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