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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 98 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 27 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.17% 1.14% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.21% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 16
Average daily rate
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£500 £488 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £504 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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
2160 1566 1461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.87% 93.72% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 955 777
Average daily rate £363 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 70 74
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -24.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £9.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £28.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -18 19 £500 - 8
Bradford -17 2 £463 +2.77% 1
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 18 (27.69%) SOA
2 13 (20.00%) Cisco
2 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.00%) Finance
3 12 (18.46%) VMware
3 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
3 12 (18.46%) TOGAF
4 11 (16.92%) SQL
5 10 (15.38%) .NET
6 9 (13.85%) Load Balancing
7 8 (12.31%) Use Case
7 8 (12.31%) C#
7 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (9.23%) Middleware
10 5 (7.69%) MVC
10 5 (7.69%) OLAP
10 5 (7.69%) SAP
10 5 (7.69%) Windows
10 5 (7.69%) Oracle
10 5 (7.69%) CRM
10 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
10 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (6.15%) Data Architecture
11 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
11 4 (6.15%) Entity Framework
11 4 (6.15%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (6.15%) MS Excel

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) SAS
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.54%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Maximo
1 2 (3.08%) Unica
1 2 (3.08%) Aligne
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) SaaS
1 2 (3.08%) PaaS
1 2 (3.08%) IaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Intranet
1 3 (4.62%) Extranet
2 2 (3.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) MPLS
3 1 (1.54%) Firewall
3 1 (1.54%) LAN
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) OLAP
3 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.62%) OLTP
4 2 (3.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.08%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.54%) Big Data
5 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Advertising
2 2 (3.08%) Games
2 2 (3.08%) Retail
2 2 (3.08%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Publishing
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) .NET
2 6 (9.23%) Middleware
3 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.15%) Web Services
4 4 (6.15%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.08%) XML
5 2 (3.08%) WCF
6 1 (1.54%) WF
6 1 (1.54%) J2EE
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.54%) SOAP
6 1 (1.54%) REST
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.08%) Data Integration
1 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.54%) FMCG
2 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.54%) BYOD
2 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) Linux
3 1 (1.54%) MVS
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) SOA
2 12 (18.46%) TOGAF
3 9 (13.85%) Load Balancing
4 8 (12.31%) Use Case
4 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (7.69%) CRM
6 5 (7.69%) MVC
7 4 (6.15%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.15%) Data Architecture
7 4 (6.15%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.62%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (4.62%) Information Architecture
8 3 (4.62%) Scrum
8 3 (4.62%) Business Continuity
8 3 (4.62%) Migration
8 3 (4.62%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.62%) ERP
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 8 (12.31%) C#
3 3 (4.62%) Java
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
4 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) Cisco
2 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) VMware
3 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 5 (7.69%) SAP
4 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.08%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) Trillium
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
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