The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 97 88 103
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 34 41 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 1.51% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.64% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 27
Average daily rate
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£475 £412 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.43% -0.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £301 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £577
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2819 2504 2951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.53% 92.40% 91.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1193 1497
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 192 230
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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
Cheshire +5 16 £475 +5.55% 3
Lancashire -14 7 £463 +32.14%
Manchester -13 6 £450 +5.88% 9
Merseyside +7 1 £515 -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 36 (50.70%) Finance
2 16 (22.54%) Oracle
3 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.90%) Java
4 12 (16.90%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (14.08%) Banking
6 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
6 9 (12.68%) .NET
6 9 (12.68%) IBM
7 8 (11.27%) Mainframe
7 8 (11.27%) TOGAF
7 8 (11.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
8 7 (9.86%) Degree
8 7 (9.86%) Retail
8 7 (9.86%) Windows
8 7 (9.86%) CRM
9 6 (8.45%) AIX
9 6 (8.45%) ITIL
9 6 (8.45%) UNIX
9 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
9 6 (8.45%) B2C
9 6 (8.45%) Intel
9 6 (8.45%) Zachman Framework
10 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (7.04%) Service Management
10 5 (7.04%) Wireless
10 5 (7.04%) JNDI
10 5 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (7.04%) JMS

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 4 (5.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) CICS
3 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) MS Visio
2 5 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.04%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.41%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.41%) Force.com
1 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Wireless
2 4 (5.63%) LAN
3 2 (2.82%) WAN
4 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.41%) VPN
4 1 (1.41%) SAN
4 1 (1.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) DB2
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.41%) Big Data
3 1 (1.41%) Essbase
General
1 36 (50.70%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Banking
3 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
4 7 (9.86%) Retail
5 3 (4.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.23%) Advertising
5 3 (4.23%) Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Billing
6 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) J2EE
2 5 (7.04%) JDBC
2 5 (7.04%) JSP
2 5 (7.04%) JMS
2 5 (7.04%) JNDI
3 4 (5.63%) SOAP
3 4 (5.63%) EJB
4 3 (4.23%) Middleware
5 2 (2.82%) CSS
5 2 (2.82%) HTML
6 1 (1.41%) jQuery
6 1 (1.41%) Mason
6 1 (1.41%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (11.27%) Mainframe
2 8 (11.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (4.23%) Life Science
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) IVR
5 1 (1.41%) CESG
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) AIX
2 6 (8.45%) UNIX
3 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.23%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.27%) TOGAF
2 7 (9.86%) CRM
3 6 (8.45%) ITIL
3 6 (8.45%) B2C
3 6 (8.45%) Zachman Framework
4 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
4 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.04%) Service Management
5 4 (5.63%) Migration
5 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.63%) Information Security
5 4 (5.63%) SOA
5 4 (5.63%) Project Management
5 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.63%) EAI
5 4 (5.63%) Business Transformation
5 4 (5.63%) Analytics
5 4 (5.63%) Logistics
5 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.23%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) Java
2 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.82%) C#
3 1 (1.41%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.86%) Degree
3 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) ISEB
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.41%) PMP
5 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.41%) CISA
5 1 (1.41%) CISSP
5 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Oracle
2 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.68%) IBM
4 6 (8.45%) Intel
5 2 (2.82%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.82%) Casewise
5 2 (2.82%) VocaLink
6 1 (1.41%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) Curam
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