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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 80 86 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 21 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.24% 1.02% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.09% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 14
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £524 £485 £460
% change year-on-year
+7.98% +5.43%
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 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
1570 1471 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.52% 93.93% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1040 898 653
Average daily rate £375 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 59 100
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £30.20 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +3 16 £508 +4.10% 5
Bradford - 2 £425 - 1
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 21 (35.59%) SOA
2 18 (30.51%) Oracle
2 18 (30.51%) Finance
3 15 (25.42%) TOGAF
3 15 (25.42%) .NET
4 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (20.34%) C#
6 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
7 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
8 7 (11.86%) Service Management
8 7 (11.86%) Business Analysis
8 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.17%) Migration
10 5 (8.47%) Project Management
10 5 (8.47%) SLA
10 5 (8.47%) MS Office
10 5 (8.47%) Java
10 5 (8.47%) CRM
10 5 (8.47%) Windows
10 5 (8.47%) ITIL
10 5 (8.47%) Linux
11 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
11 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
11 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
11 4 (6.78%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
11 4 (6.78%) Zachman Framework

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 1 (1.69%) Apache
1 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.69%) Drupal
1 1 (1.69%) Liferay
1 1 (1.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Office
2 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) WAN
1 2 (3.39%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) VoIP
2 1 (1.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) DNS
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.69%) Redis
2 1 (1.69%) Riak
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Billing
3 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.69%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
2 4 (6.78%) WCF
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 3 (5.08%) Middleware
4 2 (3.39%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) SOAP
4 2 (3.39%) J2EE
4 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.39%) HTML
4 2 (3.39%) Spring
5 1 (1.69%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.69%) jQuery
5 1 (1.69%) HTML5
5 1 (1.69%) REST
5 1 (1.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Open Source
2 3 (5.08%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.69%) IVR
3 1 (1.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
1 5 (8.47%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) UNIX
2 1 (1.69%) AIX
2 1 (1.69%) HPUX
2 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) SOA
2 15 (25.42%) TOGAF
3 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (20.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (11.86%) Business Analysis
5 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (11.86%) Service Management
5 7 (11.86%) Waterfall
6 6 (10.17%) Migration
7 5 (8.47%) Project Management
7 5 (8.47%) CRM
7 5 (8.47%) ITIL
8 4 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (6.78%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (6.78%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (6.78%) Coaching
9 3 (5.08%) Data Management
9 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
10 2 (3.39%) EAM
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) C#
2 5 (8.47%) Java
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
4 1 (1.69%) Python
4 1 (1.69%) Ruby
4 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.39%) CCNA
1 2 (3.39%) VCP4
2 1 (1.69%) CCNP
2 1 (1.69%) CCDA
2 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) NFS
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Oracle
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) Cisco
4 2 (3.39%) IBM
4 2 (3.39%) VMware
4 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
4 2 (3.39%) SAP
5 1 (1.69%) hybris
5 1 (1.69%) Venda
5 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.69%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.69%) Sun
5 1 (1.69%) EMC
5 1 (1.69%) Veritas
5 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com