The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 36 31
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 0.72% 1.17% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 1.24% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £613 £600 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +26.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £43.83 £59.50
% change year-on-year +31.20% -26.34%  

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 267 242 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 96.04% 94.53% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 134 145
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -10.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.34 £24.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 5 (71.43%) Retail
1 5 (71.43%) Personalization
2 4 (57.14%) Microservices
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
4 2 (28.57%) SEO
4 2 (28.57%) Product Management
4 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
4 2 (28.57%) Logistics
4 2 (28.57%) Web Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) ERP
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) SAS
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
5 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
5 1 (14.29%) Big Data
5 1 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Apache Spark

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 (14.29%) Apache Spark
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Personalization
2 4 (57.14%) Microservices
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
4 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 2 (28.57%) Logistics
4 2 (28.57%) Product Management
4 2 (28.57%) SEO
4 2 (28.57%) Web Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA