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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 92 65 95
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 74 87 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.97% 2.36% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.49% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 54 23
Median daily rate £463 £500 £467
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +7.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £430 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £59.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% -0.83%
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
3552 3495 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.69% 94.66% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2205 2024 1614
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 197 177
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -22 36 £463 -11.90% 5
Cheshire -4 14 £475 - 1
Lancashire +5 12 £468 -6.45%
Merseyside +2 4 £525 +10.52%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 33 (23.74%) Finance
2 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
3 27 (19.42%) TOGAF
4 26 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (18.71%) SOA
5 23 (16.55%) MS Excel
6 22 (15.83%) Enterprise Architecture
7 21 (15.11%) Project Management
8 19 (13.67%) Middleware
9 18 (12.95%) Data Centre
10 17 (12.23%) Java
11 16 (11.51%) CRM
11 16 (11.51%) Banking
12 15 (10.79%) Oracle
13 14 (10.07%) E-Commerce
14 13 (9.35%) Active Directory
14 13 (9.35%) Retail
15 12 (8.63%) Linux
16 11 (7.91%) Migration
16 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (7.19%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (7.19%) Windows
17 10 (7.19%) JBoss
18 9 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
18 9 (6.47%) SCCM
18 9 (6.47%) Dynamics CRM
19 8 (5.76%) SCOM
19 8 (5.76%) Security Cleared
19 8 (5.76%) Business Analysis
19 8 (5.76%) Degree

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 10 (7.19%) JBoss
2 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.32%) Tuxedo
3 5 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.60%) Oracle UPK
3 5 (3.60%) Skype for Business
3 5 (3.60%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.16%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (1.44%) CICS
5 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.72%) Mule
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (16.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.88%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.76%) SaaS
3 6 (4.32%) IaaS
4 5 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.16%) Office 365
5 3 (2.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) Skype
2 3 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (2.16%) Firewall
2 3 (2.16%) LAN
2 3 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (2.16%) Unified Communications
2 3 (2.16%) WAN
3 2 (1.44%) Internet
4 1 (0.72%) CTI
4 1 (0.72%) H.323
4 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.72%) Intranet
4 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.72%) SAN
4 1 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.32%) Data Mining
2 5 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
General
1 33 (23.74%) Finance
2 16 (11.51%) Banking
3 13 (9.35%) Retail
4 4 (2.88%) Marketing
5 2 (1.44%) Advertising
5 2 (1.44%) Local Government
5 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.67%) Middleware
2 7 (5.04%) .NET
3 2 (1.44%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.44%) CSS
3 2 (1.44%) Django
3 2 (1.44%) EJB
3 2 (1.44%) HTML
3 2 (1.44%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.44%) SOAP
3 2 (1.44%) Spring
3 2 (1.44%) Spring Batch
3 2 (1.44%) Web Services
4 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.72%) jQuery
4 1 (0.72%) OAuth
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.72%) REST
4 1 (0.72%) SAML
4 1 (0.72%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.72%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.19%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.44%) CMDB
7 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.72%) BYOD
8 1 (0.72%) CESG
8 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) iPad
8 1 (0.72%) Life Science
8 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) User Experience
8 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.63%) Linux
2 10 (7.19%) Windows
3 5 (3.60%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.88%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.72%) VME
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.42%) TOGAF
2 26 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.71%) SOA
3 22 (15.83%) Enterprise Architecture
4 21 (15.11%) Project Management
5 16 (11.51%) CRM
6 14 (10.07%) E-Commerce
7 11 (7.91%) Migration
8 9 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (5.76%) Business Analysis
9 8 (5.76%) Content Management
9 8 (5.76%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.04%) Data Management
10 7 (5.04%) ERP
10 7 (5.04%) Open Source
10 7 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (4.32%) B2B
11 6 (4.32%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.32%) PRINCE2
11 6 (4.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.23%) Java
2 8 (5.76%) COBOL
3 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.16%) C#
4 3 (2.16%) SQL
5 2 (1.44%) Python
6 1 (0.72%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.72%) C
6 1 (0.72%) PHP
6 1 (0.72%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.76%) Degree
1 8 (5.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.44%) CCNA
5 1 (0.72%) CISM
5 1 (0.72%) MCSE
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.47%) SCCM
2 8 (5.76%) SCOM
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.72%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 32 (23.02%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.79%) Oracle
3 7 (5.04%) Citrix
3 7 (5.04%) SAP
3 7 (5.04%) VMware
4 6 (4.32%) Cisco
4 6 (4.32%) PeopleSoft
4 6 (4.32%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.88%) HP
5 4 (2.88%) IBM
6 2 (1.44%) hybris
7 1 (0.72%) Facebook
7 1 (0.72%) FireEye
7 1 (0.72%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.72%) Remedy
7 1 (0.72%) Siebel
7 1 (0.72%) Symantec
7 1 (0.72%) Twitter
7 1 (0.72%) webMethods
7 1 (0.72%) WSO2
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