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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 20 25 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 0.93% 2.80% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 2.91% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£550 £465 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.40% +0.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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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
94 103 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 87.85% 96.26% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 46 32
Average daily rate £350 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £209 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £19.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £22.45 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 15 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle APEX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle