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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 82 71 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 57 58 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.78% 2.05% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.24% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 17
Average daily rate
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£450 £480 £526
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £430 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £486 £469
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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
2958 2589 2690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.12% 91.42% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 1312 1381
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 191 201
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.57 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Manchester -7 29 £450 -10.00% 4
Cheshire +5 18 £439 -7.57% 3
Merseyside - 4 £513 - 2
Lancashire -24 2 £600 +17.38%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (27.73%) Finance
2 30 (25.21%) Oracle
3 23 (19.33%) Data Protection
4 21 (17.65%) Local Government
4 21 (17.65%) Migration
5 18 (15.13%) Java
5 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
5 18 (15.13%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (14.29%) Retail
7 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (11.76%) Banking
8 14 (11.76%) Windows
8 14 (11.76%) IBM
9 12 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (9.24%) TOGAF
10 11 (9.24%) Security Cleared
11 10 (8.40%) Degree
12 9 (7.56%) SOA
12 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
12 9 (7.56%) .NET
13 8 (6.72%) SQL
13 8 (6.72%) E-Commerce
13 8 (6.72%) Mainframe
13 8 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
14 7 (5.88%) Marketing
14 7 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
14 7 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (5.88%) Business Continuity
14 7 (5.88%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (3.36%) WebSphere
1 4 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.52%) CICS
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.68%) MS Office
4 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.84%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.20%) SaaS
2 4 (3.36%) Office 365
3 1 (0.84%) IaaS
3 1 (0.84%) SoftLayer
3 1 (0.84%) PaaS
3 1 (0.84%) Taleo
3 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.84%) Force.com
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) DSL
1 3 (2.52%) DVB
2 2 (1.68%) VPN
3 1 (0.84%) SSL
3 1 (0.84%) SAN
3 1 (0.84%) LAN
3 1 (0.84%) WAN
3 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) Firewall
3 1 (0.84%) Network Security
3 1 (0.84%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.20%) DB2
4 4 (3.36%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.36%) Big Data
5 2 (1.68%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.68%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.84%) QlikView
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.84%) MySQL
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
General
1 33 (27.73%) Finance
2 21 (17.65%) Local Government
3 17 (14.29%) Retail
4 14 (11.76%) Banking
5 7 (5.88%) Marketing
6 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.52%) Legal
6 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.84%) Games
8 1 (0.84%) Billing
8 1 (0.84%) Back Office
8 1 (0.84%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) .NET
2 5 (4.20%) J2EE
3 4 (3.36%) EJB
3 4 (3.36%) JDBC
3 4 (3.36%) SOAP
3 4 (3.36%) Web Services
3 4 (3.36%) HTML
4 3 (2.52%) XML
4 3 (2.52%) XSLT
4 3 (2.52%) JMS
4 3 (2.52%) Middleware
4 3 (2.52%) JNDI
4 3 (2.52%) JSP
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.68%) CSS
6 1 (0.84%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.84%) Java EE
6 1 (0.84%) jQuery
6 1 (0.84%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.72%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (3.36%) Life Science
6 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.52%) STB
7 2 (1.68%) IPTV
7 2 (1.68%) Informatics
7 2 (1.68%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.84%) Open Source
8 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.84%) NHS
8 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.84%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.76%) Windows
2 7 (5.88%) AIX
3 5 (4.20%) Linux
4 4 (3.36%) UNIX
5 2 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.84%) Android
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.33%) Data Protection
2 21 (17.65%) Migration
3 12 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (9.24%) TOGAF
5 9 (7.56%) SOA
6 8 (6.72%) E-Commerce
6 8 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 7 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (5.04%) Business Analysis
8 6 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.04%) Analytics
8 6 (5.04%) Project Management
8 6 (5.04%) B2C
9 5 (4.20%) Information Security
9 5 (4.20%) Identity Management
9 5 (4.20%) EAI
9 5 (4.20%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.20%) OO
9 5 (4.20%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.13%) Java
2 8 (6.72%) SQL
3 3 (2.52%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.68%) VBA
4 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.68%) C#
5 1 (0.84%) C++
5 1 (0.84%) COBOL
5 1 (0.84%) Python
5 1 (0.84%) Scala
5 1 (0.84%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (9.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.40%) Degree
3 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.04%) ISEB
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) SLA
1 1 (0.84%) QA
1 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.84%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) SCCM
2 1 (0.84%) SCOM
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.84%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (0.84%) OpenView
2 1 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 30 (25.21%) Oracle
2 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.76%) IBM
4 5 (4.20%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (3.36%) SAP
5 4 (3.36%) Citrix
6 3 (2.52%) Intel
7 1 (0.84%) Cognos
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco
7 1 (0.84%) Sun
7 1 (0.84%) HP
7 1 (0.84%) EMC
7 1 (0.84%) Juniper
7 1 (0.84%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.84%) StorageTek
7 1 (0.84%) Apple
7 1 (0.84%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.84%) ATG
7 1 (0.84%) VMware
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