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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 82 78 92
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 56 58 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 1.96% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.14% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 36
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £472
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £73.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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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
2850 2712 3145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.46% 91.81% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1629 1345 1576
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 204 215
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Manchester -21 21 £450 -10.00% 10
Cheshire +12 17 £500 +28.20% 5
Lancashire -13 10 £450 -18.18% 1
Merseyside -8 1 £515 +14.44% 2
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 37 (38.95%) Finance
2 28 (29.47%) Oracle
3 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (16.84%) Java
5 14 (14.74%) Windows
6 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (12.63%) Data Protection
8 11 (11.58%) Degree
8 11 (11.58%) Banking
9 10 (10.53%) Retail
9 10 (10.53%) .NET
9 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 9 (9.47%) IBM
10 9 (9.47%) Migration
10 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.42%) Telecoms
11 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (8.42%) SOA
11 8 (8.42%) Local Government
12 7 (7.37%) TOGAF
12 7 (7.37%) Marketing
12 7 (7.37%) IBM Mainframe
12 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.37%) J2EE
12 7 (7.37%) ITIL
12 7 (7.37%) CRM
12 7 (7.37%) Information Security
12 7 (7.37%) Mainframe
13 6 (6.32%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 6 (6.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.11%) CICS
2 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.21%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.11%) MS Office
5 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.05%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) SaaS
2 1 (1.05%) PaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Force.com
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) IaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Taleo
2 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) Wireless
2 4 (4.21%) LAN
3 2 (2.11%) DVB
3 2 (2.11%) DSL
3 2 (2.11%) WAN
3 2 (2.11%) SAN
4 1 (1.05%) NAS
4 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.05%) VPN
4 1 (1.05%) SMS
4 1 (1.05%) SSL
4 1 (1.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) DB2
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.05%) Big Data
3 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) QlikView
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.05%) Essbase
General
1 37 (38.95%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Banking
3 10 (10.53%) Retail
4 8 (8.42%) Telecoms
4 8 (8.42%) Local Government
5 7 (7.37%) Marketing
6 4 (4.21%) Advertising
7 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (2.11%) Billing
8 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
9 1 (1.05%) Back Office
9 1 (1.05%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) .NET
2 7 (7.37%) J2EE
3 6 (6.32%) JDBC
3 6 (6.32%) JSP
3 6 (6.32%) SOAP
3 6 (6.32%) EJB
3 6 (6.32%) JMS
3 6 (6.32%) JNDI
4 4 (4.21%) Middleware
5 3 (3.16%) HTML
6 2 (2.11%) CSS
7 1 (1.05%) Visualforce
7 1 (1.05%) Java EE
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.05%) Mason
7 1 (1.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.37%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (7.37%) Mainframe
4 5 (5.26%) Life Science
5 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.16%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.11%) STB
7 2 (2.11%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.05%) Open Source
8 1 (1.05%) IPTV
8 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.05%) DTV
8 1 (1.05%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) Windows
2 6 (6.32%) AIX
3 5 (5.26%) UNIX
4 4 (4.21%) Android
4 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.16%) Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.05%) MVS
6 1 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.63%) Data Protection
2 9 (9.47%) Migration
2 9 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.42%) SOA
4 7 (7.37%) TOGAF
4 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
4 7 (7.37%) ITIL
4 7 (7.37%) CRM
4 7 (7.37%) Information Security
5 6 (6.32%) Project Management
5 6 (6.32%) EAI
5 6 (6.32%) B2C
5 6 (6.32%) Business Analysis
5 6 (6.32%) Waterfall
6 5 (5.26%) Analytics
6 5 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 5 (5.26%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.84%) Java
2 2 (2.11%) C#
2 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.05%) Apex Code
3 1 (1.05%) Python
3 1 (1.05%) SQL
3 1 (1.05%) C++
3 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) Degree
2 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.26%) ISEB
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.05%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.05%) PMP
6 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Afaria
1 1 (1.05%) SCCM
1 1 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.05%) OpenView
Vendors
1 28 (29.47%) Oracle
2 19 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.47%) IBM
4 5 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
4 5 (5.26%) Intel
5 2 (2.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.11%) VocaLink
6 1 (1.05%) hybris
6 1 (1.05%) Tableau
6 1 (1.05%) Demandware
6 1 (1.05%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.05%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.05%) Casewise
6 1 (1.05%) Axway
6 1 (1.05%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.05%) StorageTek
6 1 (1.05%) Apple
6 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.05%) HP
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