The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Preston 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank - 17 15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 0 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston - 3.17% 10.00%
As % of the Job Titles category - 3.28% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 12
Average daily rate
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- £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-40.37% +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 Preston 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
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
96 61 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 96.00% 96.83% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 105
Average daily rate £423 £295 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.22% -28.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £205 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £348 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £10.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -69.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Preston region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Solutions Architect
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (60.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) MODAF
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (60.00%) Spreadsheet
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) MODAF
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft