The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 26 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
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 90 45
Rank change year-on-year +50 -45  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.81% 2.18% 3.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.00% 2.45% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 16
Median daily rate £485 £440 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.22% -4.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £495 £600
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 the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 534 1429 786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 93.85% 89.20% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 882 473
Median daily rate £350 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 82 80
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £18.49
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 the North East

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 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
Tyne and Wear +56 15 £485 +10.22%
Durham -3 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 North East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) Relational Database
3 10 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 10 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 10 (33.33%) LAN
3 10 (33.33%) WAN
3 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) Network Design
3 10 (33.33%) JSON
3 10 (33.33%) REST
4 9 (30.00%) CSS3
4 9 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 9 (30.00%) HTML5
4 9 (30.00%) Puppet
4 9 (30.00%) MongoDB
4 9 (30.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (30.00%) NoSQL
4 9 (30.00%) JIRA
4 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (30.00%) Selenium
4 9 (30.00%) Django
4 9 (30.00%) Scala
4 9 (30.00%) Confluence
4 9 (30.00%) Spring
4 9 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (30.00%) Ruby
4 9 (30.00%) Ajax

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 9 (30.00%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) LAN
1 10 (33.33%) WAN
2 5 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) Relational Database
2 9 (30.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 9 (30.00%) MySQL
2 9 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Jenkins
1 9 (30.00%) JIRA
1 9 (30.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) JSON
1 10 (33.33%) REST
2 9 (30.00%) Ajax
2 9 (30.00%) CSS
2 9 (30.00%) CSS3
2 9 (30.00%) Django
2 9 (30.00%) HTML
2 9 (30.00%) HTML5
2 9 (30.00%) SOAP
2 9 (30.00%) Spring
2 9 (30.00%) Web Services
3 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) RESTful
4 2 (6.67%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 10 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Network Design
1 10 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (26.67%) Matrix Organization
3 8 (26.67%) Office Automation
4 7 (23.33%) CRM
4 7 (23.33%) Translating Business Requirements
5 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 6 (20.00%) Project Governance
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.67%) Kanban
6 5 (16.67%) Open Source
6 5 (16.67%) Presales
6 5 (16.67%) Prototyping
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (16.67%) TDD
7 4 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (13.33%) OWASP
7 4 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Python
1 9 (30.00%) Ruby
1 9 (30.00%) Scala
2 5 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Docker
1 9 (30.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (30.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Pega