Period
to 22 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

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
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 99 79
Rank change year-on-year -26 -20 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 28 32 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.11% 1.52% 2.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.56% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 67
Leeds median daily rate £525 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +12.82% +5.41%
10th Percentile £471 £419 £416
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,426 2,056 2,777
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 97.81% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,672 1,374 1,948
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £275 £288
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 51
Leeds median hourly rate £20.24 £14.35 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.06% +18.60% -2.58%
10th Percentile £10.53 £10.95 £9.50
90th Percentile £41.00 £27.11 £22.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.18 £13.00
% change year-on-year +23.20% -6.35% -4.38%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Leeds

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Leeds

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Leeds

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Open Source
2 11 (39.29%) REST
3 10 (35.71%) NoSQL
3 10 (35.71%) Scrum
4 9 (32.14%) TOGAF
4 9 (32.14%) Spring
5 8 (28.57%) HTML
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle
5 8 (28.57%) SOAP
5 8 (28.57%) Linux
5 8 (28.57%) SOA
6 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (25.00%) Apache
6 7 (25.00%) VMware
7 6 (21.43%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (21.43%) VMware Server
7 6 (21.43%) Banking
7 6 (21.43%) XML
7 6 (21.43%) HTTP
7 6 (21.43%) RDBMS
7 6 (21.43%) HTML5
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
7 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 6 (21.43%) Software Delivery
8 5 (17.86%) Reference Data
8 5 (17.86%) NHS

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.00%) Apache
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (7.14%) Confluence
3 2 (7.14%) nginx
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) CloudBees
2 2 (7.14%) GitHub
2 2 (7.14%) IaaS
2 2 (7.14%) OpenShift
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) HTTP
2 3 (10.71%) Internet
3 2 (7.14%) AMQP
3 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) Skype
4 1 (3.57%) SMS
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) NoSQL
2 6 (21.43%) RDBMS
2 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.71%) MySQL
3 3 (10.71%) Redis
4 2 (7.14%) Couchbase
4 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.57%) Big Data
5 1 (3.57%) HBase
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
1 2 (7.14%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Publishing
3 4 (14.29%) Games
4 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Finance
5 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) REST
2 9 (32.14%) Spring
3 8 (28.57%) HTML
3 8 (28.57%) SOAP
4 6 (21.43%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (21.43%) HTML5
4 6 (21.43%) XML
5 4 (14.29%) Kafka
6 3 (10.71%) Web Services
7 2 (7.14%) CSS
7 2 (7.14%) J2EE
7 2 (7.14%) JSON
7 2 (7.14%) Node.js
7 2 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (3.57%) .NET
8 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.57%) GraphQL
8 1 (3.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) NHS
1 5 (17.86%) Reference Data
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (39.29%) Open Source
2 10 (35.71%) Scrum
3 9 (32.14%) TOGAF
4 8 (28.57%) SOA
5 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 6 (21.43%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (21.43%) Software Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) Microservices
7 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
7 3 (10.71%) Kanban
8 2 (7.14%) ATDD
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) DevOps
8 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) Kotlin
4 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
3 1 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (3.57%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) HL7
2 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.57%) GDPR
3 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Server
3 2 (7.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) CA Wily
1 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 2 (7.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) F5
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) MuleSoft
3 2 (7.14%) Nimsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.57%) Genesys
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) SAP