The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
Rank 75 49 84
Rank change year-on-year -26 +35  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 49 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.36% 3.44% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 3.56% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 39 4
Median daily rate £575 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £435 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £625 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £521
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1003 1378 1090
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.28% 96.63% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 961 716
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 41
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Leeds

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Leeds region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.22%) Finance
4 7 (19.44%) Linux
4 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
4 7 (19.44%) Spring
4 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (16.67%) PHP
5 6 (16.67%) Apache
5 6 (16.67%) Cognos
5 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (16.67%) Scrum
5 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (13.89%) IFRS
6 5 (13.89%) IFRS 9
6 5 (13.89%) Banking
6 5 (13.89%) Retail
6 5 (13.89%) MySQL
6 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
7 4 (11.11%) AMQP
7 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
7 4 (11.11%) JSON
7 4 (11.11%) Network Security

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (16.67%) Apache
2 3 (8.33%) CMS
2 3 (8.33%) Confluence
3 2 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SAP HCM
1 3 (8.33%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.33%) IaaS
3 3 (8.33%) PaaS
4 2 (5.56%) CloudBees
4 2 (5.56%) GitHub
4 2 (5.56%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.78%) Office 365
5 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) AMQP
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
1 4 (11.11%) Network Security
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (13.89%) MySQL
4 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
5 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (5.56%) Informix
6 2 (5.56%) Redis
7 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.78%) Big Data
7 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) JMeter
3 2 (5.56%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) iGaming
4 1 (2.78%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Spring
2 4 (11.11%) JSON
2 4 (11.11%) Kafka
2 4 (11.11%) LAMP
2 4 (11.11%) XML
3 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 3 (8.33%) Node.js
3 3 (8.33%) REST
3 3 (8.33%) RESTful
3 3 (8.33%) Web Services
4 2 (5.56%) Django
4 2 (5.56%) HTML
4 2 (5.56%) HTML5
4 2 (5.56%) J2EE
4 2 (5.56%) Play Framework
4 2 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (5.56%) SOAP
4 2 (5.56%) Spring Boot
4 2 (5.56%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) RIA
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) FMCG
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Social Media
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (16.67%) Scrum
4 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.11%) Business Transformation
5 4 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.11%) IT Strategy
5 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.11%) Supplier Management
6 3 (8.33%) High Availability
6 3 (8.33%) Kanban
6 3 (8.33%) Microservices
6 3 (8.33%) MVC
6 3 (8.33%) Open Source
6 3 (8.33%) Software Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) TDD
6 3 (8.33%) Time Management
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
4 2 (5.56%) Scala
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) IFRS
1 5 (13.89%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Cognos
3 3 (8.33%) SAP
3 3 (8.33%) Splunk
4 1 (2.78%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.78%) Imperva
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Qualys
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