The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 3 months to 30 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.

Solution Architect
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 33 29
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.00% 1.59% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.64% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £575 £469 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.66% -2.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £477
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £496 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool. 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
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 239 244 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 95.60% 96.83% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 180 122
Median daily rate £373 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.87% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.75 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Liverpool

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Liverpool

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Liverpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Liverpool

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Liverpool region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 3 (30.00%) Retail
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Microservices
1 3 (30.00%) Personalization
2 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) SEO
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Java EE
3 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (10.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Product Management
3 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) RAD
3 1 (10.00%) RUP

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (10.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Java EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Microservices
1 3 (30.00%) Personalization
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) SEO
2 2 (20.00%) Web Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Web Development
2 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (10.00%) RAD
3 1 (10.00%) RUP
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA