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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 56 93 95
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 100 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.90% 1.45% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 1.55% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 25 15
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£475 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £430 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £488 £463
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
Solutions Architect
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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
3171 2578 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.99% 93.68% 91.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1716 1326 1078
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 203 175
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 +13 45 £450 -6.49% 9
Cheshire +15 31 £450 -11.76% 4
Lancashire -12 4 £451 - 1
Merseyside -15 3 £550 +29.41% 2
Cumbria - 3 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 44 (27.50%) Finance
2 31 (19.38%) Migration
3 28 (17.50%) Oracle
3 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 27 (16.88%) TOGAF
5 25 (15.63%) Local Government
6 23 (14.38%) Windows
7 22 (13.75%) Banking
8 20 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (11.88%) Data Protection
10 18 (11.25%) Citrix
11 16 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 15 (9.38%) SAP
12 15 (9.38%) SQL
12 15 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (8.75%) IBM
13 14 (8.75%) Retail
14 13 (8.13%) SC Cleared
14 13 (8.13%) SOA
15 12 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (7.50%) SQL Server
15 12 (7.50%) Mainframe
15 12 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
16 11 (6.88%) Informatics
16 11 (6.88%) Analytics
16 11 (6.88%) VCP4
16 11 (6.88%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (6.88%) Java
16 11 (6.88%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 6 (3.75%) IBM Notes
2 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.13%) CICS
3 3 (1.88%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.25%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.63%) Liferay
5 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.25%) MS Office
2 2 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.88%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.88%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.25%) Office 365
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Taleo
4 1 (0.63%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.38%) WAN
2 3 (1.88%) Network Security
2 3 (1.88%) LAN
3 2 (1.25%) DSL
3 2 (1.25%) DVB
4 1 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.63%) ADSL
4 1 (0.63%) SSL
4 1 (0.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.63%) VPN
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.63%) IPsec
4 1 (0.63%) SAN
4 1 (0.63%) MPLS
4 1 (0.63%) OSPF
4 1 (0.63%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.25%) Big Data
3 8 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.13%) DB2
5 4 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.25%) DataStage
6 2 (1.25%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.25%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 44 (27.50%) Finance
2 25 (15.63%) Local Government
3 22 (13.75%) Banking
4 14 (8.75%) Retail
5 9 (5.63%) Manufacturing
6 7 (4.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (3.75%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.88%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.88%) Marketing
8 3 (1.88%) Legal
9 2 (1.25%) Law
10 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.63%) Electronics
10 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.63%) Automotive
10 1 (0.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) J2EE
2 8 (5.00%) HTML
3 6 (3.75%) Web Services
3 6 (3.75%) .NET
3 6 (3.75%) HTML5
3 6 (3.75%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.88%) CSS3
4 3 (1.88%) OAuth
4 3 (1.88%) XML
4 3 (1.88%) XSLT
4 3 (1.88%) CSS
4 3 (1.88%) JDBC
4 3 (1.88%) SAML
4 3 (1.88%) Middleware
5 2 (1.25%) JSP
5 2 (1.25%) JMS
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.25%) JNDI
5 2 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.50%) Mainframe
1 12 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.88%) Informatics
3 8 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.75%) PMI
5 5 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.13%) NHS
6 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.50%) Life Science
7 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.88%) Open Source
8 2 (1.25%) STB
8 2 (1.25%) VSAM
8 2 (1.25%) IPTV
9 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.38%) Windows
2 11 (6.88%) UNIX
3 6 (3.75%) AIX
3 6 (3.75%) Linux
4 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.25%) Solaris
5 2 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.38%) Migration
2 27 (16.88%) TOGAF
3 20 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (11.88%) Data Protection
5 15 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (8.13%) SOA
7 12 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (6.88%) Analytics
9 9 (5.63%) Waterfall
10 8 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.00%) CRM
11 7 (4.38%) Business Analysis
11 7 (4.38%) Information Architecture
11 7 (4.38%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.38%) PRINCE2
11 7 (4.38%) Project Management
12 6 (3.75%) Process Management
12 6 (3.75%) Identity Management
12 6 (3.75%) ITIL
13 5 (3.13%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.38%) SQL
2 11 (6.88%) Java
3 3 (1.88%) COBOL
3 3 (1.88%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.25%) VBA
4 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.25%) Ruby
5 1 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.88%) VCP4
4 6 (3.75%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.75%) Degree
5 3 (1.88%) ISEB
6 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.75%) GMP
1 6 (3.75%) GxP
2 5 (3.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (2.50%) SLA
3 4 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) Basel III
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (6.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.75%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) SCOM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 28 (17.50%) Oracle
1 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.25%) Citrix
3 15 (9.38%) SAP
4 14 (8.75%) IBM
5 10 (6.25%) VMware
6 7 (4.38%) EMC
7 6 (3.75%) Lotus
8 5 (3.13%) Cisco
9 2 (1.25%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.25%) CA
10 1 (0.63%) Sourcefire
10 1 (0.63%) Capita
10 1 (0.63%) Verint
10 1 (0.63%) hybris
10 1 (0.63%) Cognos
10 1 (0.63%) Intel
10 1 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.63%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.63%) Hyperion
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