Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £536 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 17 December 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 97 86
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 13 52 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.48% 2.51% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 2.73% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 48 19
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £536 £445 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.51% -18.35% +4.81%
10th Percentile £474 £375 £410
90th Percentile £550 £600 £688
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £536 £445 £545
% change year-on-year +20.51% -18.35% +4.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne with a recognized job title 832 1904 1355
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 91.85% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 1396 894
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £394 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -14.63% +9.33%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £256
90th Percentile £563 £525 £591
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £389 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +11.07% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 79 65
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £17.29 £26.50 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.75% +15.97% +38.07%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.95 £11.42
90th Percentile £49.00 £29.95 £36.70
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.50 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -41.51% +32.50% +25.00%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Newcastle upon Tyne

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Newcastle upon Tyne

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) CRM
1 7 (53.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Spring
3 5 (38.46%) JSON
3 5 (38.46%) Kanban
3 5 (38.46%) Presales
4 4 (30.77%) Prototyping
4 4 (30.77%) Ruby
4 4 (30.77%) Ajax
4 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) Django
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Smartphone
4 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Web Development
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) MySQL
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
4 4 (30.77%) SOAP
4 4 (30.77%) Web Services
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Python
4 4 (30.77%) Internet

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 4 (30.77%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
1 4 (30.77%) NoSQL
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
1 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) JSON
1 5 (38.46%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) Ajax
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) CSS3
2 4 (30.77%) Django
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) REST
2 4 (30.77%) RESTful
2 4 (30.77%) SOAP
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Smartphone
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) CRM
2 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Kanban
3 5 (38.46%) Presales
4 4 (30.77%) Coaching
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Line Management
4 4 (30.77%) Open Source
4 4 (30.77%) OWASP
4 4 (30.77%) Project Governance
4 4 (30.77%) Prototyping
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 4 (30.77%) Translating Business Requirements
4 4 (30.77%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby
2 4 (30.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Docker
1 4 (30.77%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Pega