The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 31 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.60% 0.80% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 0.88% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £484 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +48.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £477 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £491 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire 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
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
368 342 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 95.58% 90.96% 89.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 183 159
Average daily rate £313 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 40
Average hourly rate £12.42 £12.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.35 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
Sheffield +2 6 £425 -12.14% 2
Doncaster - - - -
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) HTTP
3 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 3 (18.75%) DB2
3 3 (18.75%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Intel
3 3 (18.75%) Middleware
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
3 3 (18.75%) SCCM
3 3 (18.75%) SCOM
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Business Development
4 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (12.50%) JSON
4 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) NAS
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Phone
4 2 (12.50%) REST
4 2 (12.50%) WAN

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) NetWeaver
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (6.25%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) HTTP
3 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) DMZ
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) FCoE
4 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.25%) Multicast
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) HBase
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) XSD
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) JMS
2 2 (12.50%) WSDL
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
3 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Phone
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
1 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Business Development
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) SOA
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) VCP4
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) Xen
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) SRDF
1 1 (6.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
1 3 (18.75%) Intel
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Software AG
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) DataSynapse
3 1 (6.25%) EMC