Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 92 94
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 49 47 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.20% 1.79% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.87% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 43
Leeds median daily rate £563 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £419 £425 £413
90th Percentile £725 £685 £647
West Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £530 £500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% +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 2154 2516 3106
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 95.77% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1525 1677 2152
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £548 £555 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 98
Leeds median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -2.16% +2.20%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.20 £8.86
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.35 £35.61
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +8.76%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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 23 (46.94%) Finance
2 19 (38.78%) SaaS
3 16 (32.65%) SOA
4 15 (30.61%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (30.61%) IT Strategy
5 14 (28.57%) PaaS
5 14 (28.57%) MVC
5 14 (28.57%) TOGAF
6 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
6 13 (26.53%) IaaS
7 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.37%) UML
9 8 (16.33%) ERP
9 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
9 8 (16.33%) Retail
9 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (16.33%) Information Architecture
9 8 (16.33%) Financial Modelling
9 8 (16.33%) Business Process Modelling
10 6 (12.24%) Banking
10 6 (12.24%) SQL
11 5 (10.20%) C#
11 5 (10.20%) .NET
11 5 (10.20%) CRM
11 5 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (10.20%) Service Design
11 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
11 5 (10.20%) Data Integration
12 4 (8.16%) Analytics
12 4 (8.16%) Data Quality

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 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.78%) SaaS
2 14 (28.57%) PaaS
3 13 (26.53%) IaaS
4 4 (8.16%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (4.08%) OpenShift
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) NoSQL
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.04%) IBM BigInsights
4 1 (2.04%) Impala
4 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 23 (46.94%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Retail
3 6 (12.24%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) Middleware
3 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.08%) Swagger
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.04%) Hystrix
4 1 (2.04%) Java EE
4 1 (2.04%) JMS
4 1 (2.04%) jQuery
4 1 (2.04%) OAuth
4 1 (2.04%) OAuth2
4 1 (2.04%) RESTful
4 1 (2.04%) Spring
4 1 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
4 4 (8.16%) User Experience
5 2 (4.08%) Online Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) Fintech
6 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.04%) NHS
6 1 (2.04%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) SOA
2 15 (30.61%) IT Strategy
3 14 (28.57%) MVC
3 14 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.37%) UML
6 8 (16.33%) Business Process Modelling
6 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (16.33%) ERP
6 8 (16.33%) Financial Modelling
6 8 (16.33%) Information Architecture
7 5 (10.20%) CRM
7 5 (10.20%) Data Integration
7 5 (10.20%) Service Design
8 4 (8.16%) Analytics
8 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
8 4 (8.16%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (8.16%) Scrum
8 4 (8.16%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) Java
4 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) Scala
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.04%) PSD2
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Apigee
3 2 (4.08%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.04%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.04%) Elastic Path
4 1 (2.04%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) Hortonworks
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Informatica
4 1 (2.04%) MapR
4 1 (2.04%) Talend