Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 93 96
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 60 47 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.52% 2.09% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.64% 2.17% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 45
Leeds median daily rate £538 £548 £539
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.83% +1.58% +7.80%
10th Percentile £466 £419 £445
90th Percentile £706 £725 £665
West Yorkshire median daily rate £538 £533 £545
% change year-on-year +0.94% -2.20% +8.90%
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 2,269 2,169 2,475
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 96.57% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,581 1,533 1,635
Leeds median daily rate £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +2.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 42 48
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +54.72% -11.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.51 £10.07
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £30.23
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.35 £12.50
% change year-on-year +8.01% +14.80% -8.05%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 20 (33.33%) Migration
2 18 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 14 (23.33%) TOGAF
4 12 (20.00%) .NET
5 11 (18.33%) CMS
5 11 (18.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (18.33%) Sitecore
5 11 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (15.00%) SaaS
6 9 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 8 (13.33%) Translating Business Requirements
8 7 (11.67%) Legal
8 7 (11.67%) Degree
9 5 (8.33%) Retail
10 4 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.67%) Firewall
10 4 (6.67%) Windows
10 4 (6.67%) IaaS
10 4 (6.67%) Information Architecture
10 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
10 4 (6.67%) Service Design
11 3 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
11 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (5.00%) Data Migration
11 3 (5.00%) Microservices

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 11 (18.33%) CMS
1 11 (18.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (15.00%) SaaS
3 4 (6.67%) IaaS
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.33%) Serverless
4 2 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (1.67%) Network Security
2 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (3.33%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon Athena
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (1.67%) Big Data
2 1 (1.67%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.67%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (11.67%) Legal
2 5 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.33%) Middleware
2 2 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) Spring
3 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Windows
1 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.67%) AIX
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Migration
2 18 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 14 (23.33%) TOGAF
4 9 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 8 (13.33%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.67%) Information Architecture
6 4 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (6.67%) Service Design
7 3 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.00%) Microservices
7 3 (5.00%) Project Management
7 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.33%) Content Management
8 2 (3.33%) Scrum
8 2 (3.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) CISSP
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Ansible
1 2 (3.33%) Terraform
2 1 (1.67%) Nessus
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Sitecore
2 3 (5.00%) Citrix
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.67%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.67%) McAfee
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow