The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 99 87 91
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 33 40 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.57% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.69% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 28
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £301 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £505 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £472 £455
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2760 2363 2900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.56% 92.74% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1518 1112 1471
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £207 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 171 208
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Solutions Architect
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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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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
Cheshire -5 11 £500 +21.21% 4
Lancashire -15 11 £425 +30.76%
Manchester -5 7 £450 +2.85% 8
Merseyside - 1 £515 -
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England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 34 (44.74%) Finance
2 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
3 14 (18.42%) Oracle
4 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 11 (14.47%) Data Protection
5 11 (14.47%) ITIL
5 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
6 10 (13.16%) Telecoms
6 10 (13.16%) TOGAF
6 10 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (11.84%) Zachman Framework
7 9 (11.84%) Java
8 8 (10.53%) IBM
8 8 (10.53%) Mainframe
8 8 (10.53%) SOA
8 8 (10.53%) Banking
8 8 (10.53%) PCI DSS
8 8 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (9.21%) Degree
9 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (9.21%) Project Management
9 7 (9.21%) Intel
9 7 (9.21%) .NET
9 7 (9.21%) AIX
10 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.89%) UNIX
10 6 (7.89%) Windows
10 6 (7.89%) ERP
10 6 (7.89%) B2C

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 3 (3.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.32%) CICS
2 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
1 5 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (6.58%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.32%) MS Project
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.32%) Force.com
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) Wireless
2 4 (5.26%) LAN
3 3 (3.95%) Internet
4 2 (2.63%) WAN
5 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.32%) VPN
5 1 (1.32%) SAN
5 1 (1.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
3 1 (1.32%) DB2
3 1 (1.32%) Essbase
General
1 34 (44.74%) Finance
2 10 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.53%) Banking
4 6 (7.89%) Retail
5 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.95%) Marketing
6 2 (2.63%) Advertising
7 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.32%) Billing
7 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) J2EE
2 4 (5.26%) JDBC
2 4 (5.26%) JSP
2 4 (5.26%) JMS
2 4 (5.26%) JNDI
3 3 (3.95%) Middleware
3 3 (3.95%) SOAP
3 3 (3.95%) EJB
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) Mason
4 1 (1.32%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Management Information System
2 10 (13.16%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (10.53%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.26%) CESG
4 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.95%) Life Science
6 2 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.32%) NHS
7 1 (1.32%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) AIX
2 6 (7.89%) UNIX
2 6 (7.89%) Windows
3 3 (3.95%) Android
3 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.32%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.47%) ITIL
1 11 (14.47%) Data Protection
2 10 (13.16%) TOGAF
3 9 (11.84%) Zachman Framework
4 8 (10.53%) SOA
5 7 (9.21%) Project Management
5 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (7.89%) Information Security
6 6 (7.89%) B2C
6 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.89%) ERP
7 5 (6.58%) CRM
7 5 (6.58%) Service Management
7 5 (6.58%) Data Management
8 4 (5.26%) Information Security Management
8 4 (5.26%) Security Management
8 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.26%) Logistics
8 4 (5.26%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) Java
2 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
2 1 (1.32%) C#
2 1 (1.32%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.21%) Degree
3 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (5.26%) CISA
5 4 (5.26%) CISSP
6 2 (2.63%) ISEB
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.32%) PMP
7 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.26%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.42%) Oracle
3 8 (10.53%) IBM
4 7 (9.21%) Intel
5 2 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.63%) Casewise
5 2 (2.63%) VocaLink
6 1 (1.32%) SAP
6 1 (1.32%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.32%) VMware
Cheshire
JM
Posted: 11 hours ago