The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 71 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 32 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.90% 1.05% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.12% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £447
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +17.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £495 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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 West 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
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1557 1431 1409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.35% 94.21% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 865 681
Average daily rate £375 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 49 102
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Leeds +1 26 £500 -4.76% 9
Bradford - 2 £425 - 1
Halifax - - - -
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 24 (36.92%) SOA
1 24 (36.92%) Finance
2 22 (33.85%) Oracle
3 20 (30.77%) .NET
4 17 (26.15%) SQL Server
4 17 (26.15%) TOGAF
5 16 (24.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (23.08%) C#
7 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
9 9 (13.85%) CRM
10 8 (12.31%) Business Analysis
10 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (10.77%) Service Management
11 7 (10.77%) Linux
12 6 (9.23%) Windows
12 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
12 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET
12 6 (9.23%) Data Modelling
12 6 (9.23%) Data Management
12 6 (9.23%) Zachman Framework
12 6 (9.23%) Migration
12 6 (9.23%) WCF
12 6 (9.23%) Coaching
13 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (7.69%) Master Data Management
13 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
13 5 (7.69%) SLA
13 5 (7.69%) MS Office

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 4 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.54%) Node.js
2 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.54%) Drupal
2 1 (1.54%) Liferay
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
3 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) LAN
1 2 (3.08%) WAN
2 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) DNS
2 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) Redis
3 1 (1.54%) Riak
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 24 (36.92%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.77%) .NET
2 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET
2 6 (9.23%) WCF
3 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.15%) Web Services
4 4 (6.15%) Middleware
5 2 (3.08%) XML
5 2 (3.08%) SOAP
5 2 (3.08%) J2EE
6 1 (1.54%) REST
6 1 (1.54%) LAMP
6 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.54%) Spring
6 1 (1.54%) jQuery
6 1 (1.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) NHS
3 2 (3.08%) Open Source
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.54%) IVR
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Linux
2 6 (9.23%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) AIX
3 1 (1.54%) HPUX
3 1 (1.54%) Solaris
3 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) SOA
2 17 (26.15%) TOGAF
3 16 (24.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.85%) CRM
6 8 (12.31%) Business Analysis
6 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
7 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (10.77%) Service Management
8 6 (9.23%) Data Modelling
8 6 (9.23%) Data Management
8 6 (9.23%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (9.23%) Migration
8 6 (9.23%) Coaching
9 5 (7.69%) Master Data Management
9 5 (7.69%) ITIL
10 4 (6.15%) ETL
10 4 (6.15%) Project Management
10 4 (6.15%) Reverse Engineering
10 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) C#
2 4 (6.15%) Java
3 2 (3.08%) SQL
4 1 (1.54%) Ruby
4 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.54%) PHP
4 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) CCNA
1 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.54%) CCDA
2 1 (1.54%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.54%) NFS
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) Oracle
2 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.15%) VMware
4 3 (4.62%) Cisco
5 2 (3.08%) SAP
5 2 (3.08%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.54%) Venda
6 1 (1.54%) hybris
6 1 (1.54%) Veritas
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.54%) EMC
6 1 (1.54%) Sun
6 1 (1.54%) PeopleSoft