The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 85 78 93
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 28 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.16% 1.85% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.98% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 25
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
Solutions Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2221 2070 2578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 92.23% 93.41% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1129 1350
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 128 116
Average hourly rate £13.98 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 15 September 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
West Yorkshire -4 24 £475 - 10
South Yorkshire -1 2 - -
North Yorkshire +3 1 £550 +57.14% 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (34.43%) Oracle
2 19 (31.15%) Finance
3 17 (27.87%) TOGAF
4 16 (26.23%) SOA
5 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
5 12 (19.67%) .NET
5 12 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (18.03%) Middleware
6 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
7 9 (14.75%) C#
7 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
8 8 (13.11%) CRM
8 8 (13.11%) Data Modelling
8 8 (13.11%) Zachman Framework
9 7 (11.48%) Windows
9 7 (11.48%) Linux
9 7 (11.48%) ETL
10 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET
10 6 (9.84%) Data Management
10 6 (9.84%) Dynamics AX
10 6 (9.84%) WCF
11 5 (8.20%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
11 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
11 5 (8.20%) Retail
11 5 (8.20%) VMware
11 5 (8.20%) Java
11 5 (8.20%) ITIL

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (6.56%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.64%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) LAN
1 3 (4.92%) WAN
2 1 (1.64%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.64%) Big Data
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) .NET
2 11 (18.03%) Middleware
3 6 (9.84%) WCF
3 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.92%) Web Services
5 3 (4.92%) XML
6 2 (3.28%) J2EE
7 1 (1.64%) JSP
7 1 (1.64%) SOAP
7 1 (1.64%) XSD
7 1 (1.64%) XSLT
7 1 (1.64%) EDI
7 1 (1.64%) WSDL
7 1 (1.64%) Java EE
7 1 (1.64%) EDIFACT
7 1 (1.64%) SAP PI
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) DTV
2 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.64%) IVR
2 1 (1.64%) PACS
2 1 (1.64%) STB
2 1 (1.64%) Informatics
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.64%) Health Informatics
2 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.48%) Windows
1 7 (11.48%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.64%) UNIX
4 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) TOGAF
2 16 (26.23%) SOA
3 12 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (13.11%) Zachman Framework
4 8 (13.11%) CRM
4 8 (13.11%) Data Modelling
5 7 (11.48%) ETL
6 6 (9.84%) Data Management
7 5 (8.20%) ITIL
7 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (8.20%) Master Data Management
7 5 (8.20%) Coaching
8 4 (6.56%) Service Management
8 4 (6.56%) Migration
9 3 (4.92%) Business Analysis
9 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.92%) Asset Management
9 3 (4.92%) ERP
9 3 (4.92%) EAM
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) C#
2 5 (8.20%) Java
3 3 (4.92%) SQL
4 2 (3.28%) VBScript
4 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.64%) Perl
5 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) CCNA
1 1 (1.64%) CISSP
1 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
1 1 (1.64%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) COBIT
2 1 (1.64%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Oracle
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.20%) VMware
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco
5 2 (3.28%) SAP
5 2 (3.28%) NetApp
5 2 (3.28%) Becrypt
5 2 (3.28%) ClickSoftware Technologies
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.64%) Tableau
6 1 (1.64%) Cognos
6 1 (1.64%) IBM
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix
6 1 (1.64%) Cerner
6 1 (1.64%) Informatica
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