Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 21 November 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
England > North East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 108 78
Rank change year-on-year +33 -30 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 28 60 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.28% 2.22% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 2.42% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 53 31
North East median daily rate £520 £445 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.85% -11.00% -3.15%
10th Percentile £468 £377 £425
90th Percentile £550 £620 £688
England median daily rate £550 £539 £525
% change year-on-year +2.09% +2.62% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £59.50 £55.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +8.18% +19.57% +4.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1164 2479 1898
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 91.68% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 1684 1172
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £244
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 123 121
North East median hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.96% +49.13% +13.44%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.26 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £31.30 £36.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the North East

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the North East

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the North East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the North East

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Tyne and Wear +27 22 £516 +16.01% 2
Durham - 6 £525 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 North East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 17 (60.71%) CRM
2 14 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 12 (42.86%) Mentoring
5 11 (39.29%) Translating Business Requirements
5 11 (39.29%) Oracle
6 10 (35.71%) Project Governance
6 10 (35.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (35.71%) Presales
7 9 (32.14%) Internet
7 9 (32.14%) .NET
8 8 (28.57%) Degree
9 7 (25.00%) JSON
9 7 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (25.00%) Kanban
9 7 (25.00%) Java
9 7 (25.00%) Spring
9 7 (25.00%) Finance
9 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (21.43%) TDD
10 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (21.43%) Scrum
10 6 (21.43%) Maximo
10 6 (21.43%) Ruby
10 6 (21.43%) Ajax
10 6 (21.43%) HTML
10 6 (21.43%) MySQL
10 6 (21.43%) CSS
10 6 (21.43%) SOAP
10 6 (21.43%) Web Services

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (21.43%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (21.43%) Maximo
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
1 6 (21.43%) MySQL
1 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
1 6 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (21.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 7 (25.00%) JSON
2 7 (25.00%) Spring
3 6 (21.43%) Ajax
3 6 (21.43%) CSS
3 6 (21.43%) CSS3
3 6 (21.43%) Django
3 6 (21.43%) HTML
3 6 (21.43%) HTML5
3 6 (21.43%) REST
3 6 (21.43%) RESTful
3 6 (21.43%) SOAP
3 6 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) User Experience
2 5 (17.86%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) CRM
2 12 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 11 (39.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 10 (35.71%) Presales
4 10 (35.71%) Project Governance
5 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (25.00%) Kanban
6 6 (21.43%) Coaching
6 6 (21.43%) Configuration Management
6 6 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (21.43%) Line Management
6 6 (21.43%) Open Source
6 6 (21.43%) OWASP
6 6 (21.43%) Prototyping
6 6 (21.43%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 6 (21.43%) Web Development
7 5 (17.86%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) Ruby
2 6 (21.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 8 (28.57%) Degree
3 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Docker
1 6 (21.43%) LXC
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (21.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Pega