Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 73 107
Rank change year-on-year -24 +34 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 9 28 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.70% 2.30% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 2.43% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 56
North East median daily rate £500 £520 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +16.85% -11.00%
10th Percentile £419 £468 £380
90th Percentile £655 £550 £613
England median daily rate £565 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +2.73% +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.64 £59.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year -6.48% +8.18% +19.57%

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 1,220 1,150 2,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 94.57% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 759 1,699
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £225
90th Percentile £560 £550 £524
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 53 128
North East median hourly rate £14.39 £17.48 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.71% -34.04% +51.43%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.50 £10.24
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.50 £33.82
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% +0.34% +2.78%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 -4 6 £500 -3.15% 1
Durham -13 3 £500 -4.76% 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (33.33%) PaaS
2 3 (33.33%) Node.js
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Microservices
3 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Storage Management
4 1 (11.11%) SaaS
4 1 (11.11%) Boomi
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (33.33%) PaaS
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) Boomi
4 1 (11.11%) IaaS
4 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Node.js
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps
1 2 (22.22%) Microservices
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) Storage Management
1 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
1 2 (22.22%) Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft