Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 23 October 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 51 58
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.30% 1.07% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.13% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Merseyside median daily rate £588 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -2.44% -
10th Percentile £493 £412 £440
90th Percentile £670 £585 £538
North West median daily rate £510 £486 £525
% change year-on-year +4.88% -7.38% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £59.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 517 619 719
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 94.50% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 356 351
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £205 £213 £155
90th Percentile £550 £511 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 29
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £14.34 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% -4.40% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £11.60
90th Percentile £18.73 £24.11 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £16.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year +16.67% -12.58% +17.97%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Merseyside over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Merseyside

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +1 5 £575 +15.00%
Solutions Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Merseyside region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Life Science
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
3 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 1 (14.29%) WebCenter
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Identity Management

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
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
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Life Science
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) CRM
1 2 (28.57%) IT Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Microservices
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Siebel