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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / North West
Rank 97 100 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 39 54 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 1.43% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.50% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 47
Median daily rate £550 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £553 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

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
2496 3594 3102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.87% 94.98% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 2142 1701
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 195 198
Median hourly rate £18.00 £28.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.28% +48.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.80 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +3 16 £563 +8.90% 4
Lancashire +13 8 £525 +16.66% 1
Merseyside +3 8 £575 +17.34% 1
Cheshire +17 4 £475 - 4
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 22 (26.51%) Finance
2 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (16.87%) ERP
4 14 (16.87%) Middleware
5 13 (15.66%) SOA
5 13 (15.66%) CRM
5 13 (15.66%) Oracle
5 13 (15.66%) Migration
5 13 (15.66%) Big Data
6 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
6 12 (14.46%) Web Services
6 12 (14.46%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (13.25%) SAP
8 10 (12.05%) Windows
8 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (10.84%) NoSQL
9 9 (10.84%) SAP ERP
9 9 (10.84%) SAP Implementation
9 9 (10.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (10.84%) Microservices
9 9 (10.84%) Java
9 9 (10.84%) SAP BW
10 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.64%) SAP HR
10 8 (9.64%) Project Management
10 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
10 8 (9.64%) XML
10 8 (9.64%) Unix

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 (10.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.61%) SAS
3 1 (1.20%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.20%) JBoss
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Project
2 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (10.84%) SAP ERP
2 8 (9.64%) SAP HR
3 6 (7.23%) SAP GRC
4 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (2.41%) SAP BPC
5 2 (2.41%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.23%) SaaS
2 6 (7.23%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.41%) PaaS
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.20%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) Network Security
2 2 (2.41%) Firewall
3 1 (1.20%) Broadband
3 1 (1.20%) CTI
3 1 (1.20%) H.323
3 1 (1.20%) MPLS
3 1 (1.20%) PBX
3 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.20%) VoIP
3 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) Big Data
2 9 (10.84%) NoSQL
2 9 (10.84%) SAP BW
3 8 (9.64%) MongoDB
4 7 (8.43%) DB2
4 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.41%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.20%) GIS
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Ant
1 2 (2.41%) CruiseControl
1 2 (2.41%) EasyMock
1 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.41%) JBehave
1 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.41%) JUnit
1 2 (2.41%) Maven
1 2 (2.41%) Mockito
1 2 (2.41%) Selenium
1 2 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (26.51%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Billing
2 5 (6.02%) Retail
2 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Advertising
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) Middleware
2 12 (14.46%) Web Services
3 8 (9.64%) JSON
3 8 (9.64%) XML
4 7 (8.43%) J2EE
5 4 (4.82%) HTML
6 3 (3.61%) RESTful
6 3 (3.61%) Spring
7 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.41%) Backbone.js
7 2 (2.41%) CSS
7 2 (2.41%) CSS3
7 2 (2.41%) EDI
7 2 (2.41%) Express
7 2 (2.41%) HTML5
7 2 (2.41%) JMS
7 2 (2.41%) JMX
7 2 (2.41%) jQuery
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (2.41%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.02%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.02%) User Experience
4 3 (3.61%) Social Media
5 2 (2.41%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.20%) Blog
6 1 (1.20%) CESG
6 1 (1.20%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.20%) IVR
6 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.05%) Windows
2 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 8 (9.64%) Unix
3 7 (8.43%) AIX
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.87%) ERP
3 13 (15.66%) CRM
3 13 (15.66%) Migration
3 13 (15.66%) SOA
4 12 (14.46%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.84%) Microservices
5 9 (10.84%) SAP Implementation
6 8 (9.64%) Project Management
6 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.43%) Data Migration
8 6 (7.23%) Data Architecture
8 6 (7.23%) Scrum
9 5 (6.02%) Analytics
9 5 (6.02%) Personalization
9 5 (6.02%) Process Improvement
10 4 (4.82%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.82%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.82%) TOGAF
11 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
2 9 (10.84%) Java
3 8 (9.64%) SQL
4 1 (1.20%) PHP
4 1 (1.20%) Python
4 1 (1.20%) R
4 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
1 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (1.20%) CISSP
2 1 (1.20%) CITP
2 1 (1.20%) IISP
2 1 (1.20%) ISEB
2 1 (1.20%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.41%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Capistrano
1 2 (2.41%) Nagios
1 2 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.41%) Puppet
1 2 (2.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.20%) Ansible
2 1 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Oracle
2 11 (13.25%) SAP
3 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.23%) Ariba
4 6 (7.23%) Concur
5 5 (6.02%) HP
5 5 (6.02%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.41%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.41%) Google
6 2 (2.41%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.41%) Micro Focus
6 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.20%) Avaya
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco
7 1 (1.20%) IBM
7 1 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.20%) SaltStack
Chester, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500 - 580 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago