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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 67 81 62
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 40 12 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.17% 0.75% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 0.80% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 23
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£463 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £420 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £486 £469
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.67%
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
1702 1501 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.50% 93.75% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1121 896 776
Average daily rate £373 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 55 94
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Leeds +7 31 £500 -4.76% 7
Bradford - 5 £450 - 1
Halifax - - - -
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 28 (39.44%) SOA
2 27 (38.03%) Finance
3 23 (32.39%) Oracle
4 21 (29.58%) .NET
5 20 (28.17%) TOGAF
6 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
7 16 (22.54%) C#
7 16 (22.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
9 9 (12.68%) CRM
10 8 (11.27%) Middleware
10 8 (11.27%) Service Management
10 8 (11.27%) Business Analysis
10 8 (11.27%) Waterfall
11 7 (9.86%) WCF
11 7 (9.86%) Data Modelling
11 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
11 7 (9.86%) Linux
12 6 (8.45%) Windows
12 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET
12 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (8.45%) .NET Framework
12 6 (8.45%) Migration
12 6 (8.45%) Data Management
12 6 (8.45%) Zachman Framework
12 6 (8.45%) Coaching
13 5 (7.04%) Master Data Management
13 5 (7.04%) MS Office
13 5 (7.04%) ITIL

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.41%) Drupal
2 1 (1.41%) Liferay
2 1 (1.41%) Node.js
2 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) MS Office
3 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) WAN
1 2 (2.82%) LAN
2 1 (1.41%) VoIP
2 1 (1.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.41%) Redis
4 1 (1.41%) Riak
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 27 (38.03%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.58%) .NET
2 8 (11.27%) Middleware
3 7 (9.86%) WCF
4 6 (8.45%) .NET Framework
4 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.63%) Web Services
6 2 (2.82%) XML
6 2 (2.82%) SOAP
6 2 (2.82%) J2EE
7 1 (1.41%) LAMP
7 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.41%) Spring
7 1 (1.41%) HTML
7 1 (1.41%) jQuery
7 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) NHS
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.82%) Open Source
4 1 (1.41%) Social Media
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.41%) IVR
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.41%) AIX
3 1 (1.41%) HPUX
3 1 (1.41%) Solaris
3 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) SOA
2 20 (28.17%) TOGAF
3 16 (22.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.68%) CRM
6 8 (11.27%) Service Management
6 8 (11.27%) Business Analysis
6 8 (11.27%) Waterfall
7 7 (9.86%) Data Modelling
8 6 (8.45%) Data Management
8 6 (8.45%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (8.45%) Migration
8 6 (8.45%) Coaching
9 5 (7.04%) Master Data Management
9 5 (7.04%) ITIL
9 5 (7.04%) ETL
10 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.63%) Reverse Engineering
10 4 (5.63%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) C#
2 4 (5.63%) Java
3 2 (2.82%) SQL
4 1 (1.41%) Python
4 1 (1.41%) Ruby
4 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.82%) CCNA
2 1 (1.41%) CCDA
2 1 (1.41%) CCNP
2 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.41%) NFS
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) Oracle
2 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.63%) VMware
4 3 (4.23%) Cisco
4 3 (4.23%) IBM
5 2 (2.82%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Cognos
6 1 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.41%) Sun
6 1 (1.41%) EMC
6 1 (1.41%) Veritas
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.41%) hybris
6 1 (1.41%) Venda
6 1 (1.41%) Tableau
6 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
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