The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Solution Architect
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 38 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.46% 1.34% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £538 £435 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.56% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £42.65 £59.50
% change year-on-year +34.81% -28.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 133 216 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.08% 96.43% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 733 479
Median daily rate £398 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% -1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £288 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £486 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 58
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.67 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Chester

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Chester

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 4 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef