The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 22 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 38 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.11% 1.20% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.29% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Median daily rate £650 £525 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.80% +8.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £450 £477
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £600 £489
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 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 317 311 366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 95.48% 93.67% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 167 170
Median daily rate £400 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 13
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.34 £19.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -2 2 £613 +2.08% 1
Solutions Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Merseyside region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Microservices
2 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (35.71%) High Availability
2 5 (35.71%) Personalization
2 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 2 (14.29%) Product Management
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) Logistics
4 2 (14.29%) Web Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) SLA
4 2 (14.29%) SEO
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) SAS
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.14%) Advertising
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Banking

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 (7.14%) Apache Spark
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Hive
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Microservices
2 5 (35.71%) High Availability
2 5 (35.71%) Personalization
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) ERP
4 2 (14.29%) Logistics
4 2 (14.29%) Product Management
4 2 (14.29%) SEO
4 2 (14.29%) Web Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft