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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 93 60 107
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 63 101 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 2.67% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 2.81% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 62 22
Median daily rate £469 £536 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.54% +9.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £421 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £625 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £484
% change year-on-year
- +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £59.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £51.29
% change year-on-year
-26.34% +16.01%
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
3471 3591 2881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.86% 95.08% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2166 2090 1565
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 £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 194 189
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 July 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 34 £450 -12.19% 5
Lancashire -5 11 £468 -14.95%
Cheshire -10 5 £390 -35.00%
Merseyside - 2 £600 - 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 34 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 30 (20.98%) Finance
3 27 (18.88%) TOGAF
4 25 (17.48%) SOA
5 24 (16.78%) MS Excel
5 24 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (13.99%) CRM
6 20 (13.99%) Active Directory
7 19 (13.29%) Middleware
7 19 (13.29%) Project Management
8 18 (12.59%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (11.89%) E-Commerce
9 17 (11.89%) Oracle
9 17 (11.89%) Data Centre
10 15 (10.49%) Windows
11 14 (9.79%) Java
11 14 (9.79%) Banking
11 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (9.09%) Retail
12 13 (9.09%) Linux
13 12 (8.39%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (7.69%) ERP
15 10 (6.99%) JBoss
16 9 (6.29%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (6.29%) Business Analysis
16 9 (6.29%) SCCM
16 9 (6.29%) Security Cleared
17 8 (5.59%) SCOM
17 8 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
17 8 (5.59%) 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 (6.99%) JBoss
2 9 (6.29%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.20%) Tuxedo
5 5 (3.50%) Oracle UPK
5 5 (3.50%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.50%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.10%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.40%) CICS
7 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.70%) CMS
8 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.70%) Mule
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (16.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (2.10%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.90%) IaaS
2 7 (4.90%) PaaS
3 6 (4.20%) SaaS
4 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.10%) Office 365
6 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) Skype
2 4 (2.80%) LAN
3 3 (2.10%) Firewall
3 3 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (2.10%) SAN
3 3 (2.10%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.40%) Internet
4 2 (1.40%) WAN
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.70%) CTI
5 1 (0.70%) Intranet
5 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.70%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.70%) Softphone
5 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.20%) Data Mining
2 5 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.80%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.70%) HBase
General
1 30 (20.98%) Finance
2 14 (9.79%) Banking
3 13 (9.09%) Retail
4 5 (3.50%) Marketing
5 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.40%) Advertising
6 2 (1.40%) Billing
6 2 (1.40%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.29%) Middleware
2 6 (4.20%) .NET
3 3 (2.10%) EDI
4 2 (1.40%) CSS
4 2 (1.40%) Django
4 2 (1.40%) HTML
4 2 (1.40%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.70%) EJB
5 1 (0.70%) jQuery
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.70%) SOAP
5 1 (0.70%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.70%) Web Services
5 1 (0.70%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.89%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.39%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.20%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.10%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.10%) IVR
4 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.40%) CMDB
5 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.70%) BYOD
6 1 (0.70%) CESG
6 1 (0.70%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.70%) Life Science
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
6 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.49%) Windows
2 13 (9.09%) Linux
3 5 (3.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.80%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.10%) AIX
5 3 (2.10%) HPUX
5 3 (2.10%) Solaris
6 1 (0.70%) Android
6 1 (0.70%) VME
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.88%) TOGAF
2 25 (17.48%) SOA
3 24 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (13.99%) CRM
5 19 (13.29%) Project Management
6 18 (12.59%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (11.89%) E-Commerce
8 11 (7.69%) ERP
9 9 (6.29%) Business Analysis
10 8 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (4.90%) Data Management
11 7 (4.90%) Migration
11 7 (4.90%) Open Source
12 6 (4.20%) B2B
12 6 (4.20%) Content Management
12 6 (4.20%) Financial Modelling
12 6 (4.20%) Strategic Planning
12 6 (4.20%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (4.20%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.79%) Java
2 8 (5.59%) COBOL
3 4 (2.80%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.10%) Python
5 2 (1.40%) C#
6 1 (0.70%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.70%) C
6 1 (0.70%) PHP
6 1 (0.70%) SOQL
6 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.59%) Degree
3 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.40%) CCNA
6 1 (0.70%) CISM
6 1 (0.70%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.80%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.80%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (13.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.70%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.70%) HDFS
4 1 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) SCCM
2 8 (5.59%) SCOM
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.70%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 34 (23.78%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.89%) Oracle
3 8 (5.59%) SAP
3 8 (5.59%) VMware
4 7 (4.90%) HP
5 6 (4.20%) Citrix
5 6 (4.20%) IBM
5 6 (4.20%) PeopleSoft
5 6 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.80%) Cisco
7 3 (2.10%) ForgeRock
7 3 (2.10%) hybris
7 3 (2.10%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.40%) Capita
8 2 (1.40%) FireEye
9 1 (0.70%) BMC
9 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.70%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.70%) WSO2
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