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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / North West
Rank 85 97 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 46 61 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 1.61% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.70% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 43
Median daily rate £575 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
2475 3598 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.16% 94.78% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 2145 1716
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 171 185
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +10 24 £575 +15.00% 7
Merseyside +6 8 £575 +15.00% 1
Lancashire +6 7 £525 +16.66% 1
Cheshire +15 4 £400 -15.78%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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%) Finance
2 20 (18.52%) SOA
3 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 17 (15.74%) MS Excel
6 16 (14.81%) CRM
6 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (13.89%) Oracle
7 15 (13.89%) ERP
7 15 (13.89%) Middleware
7 15 (13.89%) Migration
8 14 (12.96%) Big Data
9 13 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (12.04%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (12.04%) Windows
9 13 (12.04%) Web Services
10 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 12 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (9.26%) SaaS
11 10 (9.26%) Java
11 10 (9.26%) SAP
11 10 (9.26%) TOGAF
11 10 (9.26%) Data Centre
12 9 (8.33%) Microservices
12 9 (8.33%) Project Management
12 9 (8.33%) Linux
12 9 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (8.33%) NoSQL
12 9 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (7.41%) MongoDB

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 9 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.70%) SAS
3 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (15.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Project
2 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.41%) SAP ERP
1 8 (7.41%) SAP HR
2 5 (4.63%) SAP GRC
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.85%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.85%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (9.26%) SaaS
4 8 (7.41%) PaaS
5 5 (4.63%) IaaS
5 5 (4.63%) Office 365
5 5 (4.63%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.93%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Firewall
1 3 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.85%) Network Security
2 2 (1.85%) PBX
2 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.85%) VoIP
3 1 (0.93%) Broadband
3 1 (0.93%) CTI
3 1 (0.93%) FTP
3 1 (0.93%) H.323
3 1 (0.93%) Internet
3 1 (0.93%) LAN
3 1 (0.93%) MPLS
3 1 (0.93%) NAS
3 1 (0.93%) SAN
3 1 (0.93%) SMTP
3 1 (0.93%) Softphone
3 1 (0.93%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) Big Data
2 9 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.41%) SAP BW
4 7 (6.48%) DB2
4 7 (6.48%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.85%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Ant
1 2 (1.85%) CruiseControl
1 2 (1.85%) EasyMock
1 2 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.85%) JBehave
1 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.85%) JUnit
1 2 (1.85%) Maven
1 2 (1.85%) Mockito
1 2 (1.85%) Selenium
1 2 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Retail
3 6 (5.56%) Billing
4 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.85%) Advertising
6 2 (1.85%) Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.89%) Middleware
2 13 (12.04%) Web Services
3 8 (7.41%) JSON
3 8 (7.41%) XML
4 7 (6.48%) J2EE
5 4 (3.70%) RESTful
6 3 (2.78%) EDI
6 3 (2.78%) HTML
6 3 (2.78%) Spring
7 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.85%) Backbone.js
7 2 (1.85%) CSS
7 2 (1.85%) CSS3
7 2 (1.85%) Express
7 2 (1.85%) HTML5
7 2 (1.85%) JMS
7 2 (1.85%) JMX
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.85%) SOAP
7 2 (1.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.63%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.63%) User Experience
5 4 (3.70%) IVR
6 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.85%) Social Media
6 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.93%) BYOD
7 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.04%) Windows
2 9 (8.33%) Linux
3 7 (6.48%) AIX
3 7 (6.48%) Unix
4 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) CentOS
5 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.52%) SOA
2 16 (14.81%) CRM
3 15 (13.89%) ERP
3 15 (13.89%) Migration
4 13 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (12.04%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (9.26%) TOGAF
6 9 (8.33%) Microservices
6 9 (8.33%) Project Management
7 8 (7.41%) SAP Implementation
7 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.48%) Business Analysis
8 7 (6.48%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.56%) Analytics
9 6 (5.56%) Data Architecture
9 6 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (4.63%) Process Improvement
11 4 (3.70%) Data Modelling
11 4 (3.70%) Scrum
11 4 (3.70%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 10 (9.26%) Java
3 8 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (0.93%) PHP
4 1 (0.93%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) R
4 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.70%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) ISEB
3 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.78%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) XenApp
3 2 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) SCCM
2 2 (1.85%) Capistrano
2 2 (1.85%) Nagios
2 2 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.85%) Puppet
2 2 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.89%) Oracle
3 10 (9.26%) SAP
4 6 (5.56%) HP
4 6 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (4.63%) Ariba
5 5 (4.63%) Concur
6 3 (2.78%) Citrix
6 3 (2.78%) ForgeRock
6 3 (2.78%) Micro Focus
6 3 (2.78%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.85%) Google
7 2 (1.85%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.85%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.85%) Symantec
7 2 (1.85%) VMware
8 1 (0.93%) Avaya
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.93%) Unisys
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