Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 88 95
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 64 41 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.57% 1.91% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 1.95% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 46
Leeds median daily rate £538 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £470 £419 £423
90th Percentile £713 £675 £663
West Yorkshire median daily rate £538 £545 £500
% change year-on-year -1.38% +9.00% +5.26%
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 2,382 2,102 2,735
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 97.86% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,651 1,434 1,875
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £286
90th Percentile £550 £545 £554
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 46
Leeds median hourly rate £16.61 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +18.52% -0.70%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.54 £9.98
90th Percentile £28.25 £28.64 £31.13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.43 £14.10 £12.82
% change year-on-year +9.40% +9.98% -5.37%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 19 (29.69%) Migration
1 19 (29.69%) TOGAF
2 16 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (18.75%) .NET
4 11 (17.19%) CMS
4 11 (17.19%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (17.19%) Sitecore
5 10 (15.63%) Degree
6 9 (14.06%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
8 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.94%) Legal
8 7 (10.94%) Service Delivery
8 7 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (10.94%) SaaS
9 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
9 5 (7.81%) Reference Data
9 5 (7.81%) Open Source
9 5 (7.81%) Publishing
9 5 (7.81%) Firewall
10 4 (6.25%) Service Design
10 4 (6.25%) Retail
10 4 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (6.25%) NHS
10 4 (6.25%) Software Delivery
10 4 (6.25%) IaaS
10 4 (6.25%) Information Architecture
11 3 (4.69%) Waterfall
11 3 (4.69%) Data Migration

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 (17.19%) CMS
1 11 (17.19%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (10.94%) SaaS
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.25%) IaaS
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.13%) Serverless
4 2 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Firewall
2 2 (3.13%) Network Security
2 2 (3.13%) SMS
3 1 (1.56%) HTTP
3 1 (1.56%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) Skype
3 1 (1.56%) VPN
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (3.13%) Big Data
1 2 (3.13%) Blockchain
1 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.56%) Redis
2 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (10.94%) Legal
2 5 (7.81%) Publishing
3 4 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.13%) Kafka
2 2 (3.13%) REST
3 1 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.56%) GraphQL
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) HTML5
3 1 (1.56%) SOAP
3 1 (1.56%) Spring
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
1 5 (7.81%) Reference Data
2 4 (6.25%) NHS
3 2 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Windows
1 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Migration
1 19 (29.69%) TOGAF
2 16 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (14.06%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.94%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.81%) Open Source
7 4 (6.25%) Information Architecture
7 4 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (6.25%) Service Design
7 4 (6.25%) Software Delivery
8 3 (4.69%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.69%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (4.69%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.69%) Scrum
8 3 (4.69%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.13%) Content Management
9 2 (3.13%) Project Management
9 2 (3.13%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) CISSP
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.56%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) HL7
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Ansible
1 2 (3.13%) Terraform
2 1 (1.56%) Nessus
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Sitecore
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco
2 3 (4.69%) Citrix
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.56%) Avaya
4 1 (1.56%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.56%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.56%) Genesys
4 1 (1.56%) McAfee
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow