The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £439 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 62 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.93% 1.15% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.20% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 1
Median daily rate £439 £450 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

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 689 833 618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.17% 95.42% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 558 341
Median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 35
Median hourly rate £13.13 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.93% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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
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 28 March 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 -7 13 £440 +1.14% 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 24 (54.55%) Relational Database
2 21 (47.73%) Private Cloud
2 21 (47.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 21 (47.73%) LAN
2 21 (47.73%) WAN
2 21 (47.73%) Network Design
3 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 20 (45.45%) Windows
3 20 (45.45%) Data Centre
4 19 (43.18%) Matrix Organization
5 17 (38.64%) Office Automation
6 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
7 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (27.27%) JSON
9 11 (25.00%) Oracle
9 11 (25.00%) REST
10 10 (22.73%) MongoDB
10 10 (22.73%) NoSQL
11 9 (20.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (20.45%) Docker
11 9 (20.45%) Jenkins
11 9 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database
11 9 (20.45%) CSS3
11 9 (20.45%) LXC
11 9 (20.45%) Linux
11 9 (20.45%) Python
11 9 (20.45%) HTML
11 9 (20.45%) CSS
11 9 (20.45%) SOAP

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 (20.45%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) Documentum
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Maximo
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Utilities
1 1 (2.27%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 21 (47.73%) LAN
1 21 (47.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (54.55%) Relational Database
2 10 (22.73%) MongoDB
2 10 (22.73%) NoSQL
3 9 (20.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (20.45%) MySQL
3 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database
3 9 (20.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) GIS
4 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.27%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Jenkins
1 9 (20.45%) JIRA
1 9 (20.45%) Selenium
General
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) JSON
2 11 (25.00%) REST
3 9 (20.45%) Ajax
3 9 (20.45%) CSS
3 9 (20.45%) CSS3
3 9 (20.45%) Django
3 9 (20.45%) HTML
3 9 (20.45%) HTML5
3 9 (20.45%) SOAP
3 9 (20.45%) Spring
3 9 (20.45%) Web Services
4 7 (15.91%) RESTful
5 2 (4.55%) Play Framework
6 1 (2.27%) EDIFACT
6 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (47.73%) Private Cloud
2 20 (45.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Social Media
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Network Design
1 21 (47.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 19 (43.18%) Matrix Organization
3 17 (38.64%) Office Automation
4 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.45%) Configuration Management
6 7 (15.91%) Business Analysis
6 7 (15.91%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (15.91%) Kanban
6 7 (15.91%) Open Source
6 7 (15.91%) Prototyping
6 7 (15.91%) Scrum
6 7 (15.91%) TDD
7 6 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (11.36%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (11.36%) OWASP
9 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.82%) SFIA
11 2 (4.55%) Coaching
11 2 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) Python
1 9 (20.45%) Ruby
1 9 (20.45%) Scala
2 8 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (2.27%) ABAP
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
1 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Docker
1 9 (20.45%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (20.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.27%) Informatica
3 1 (2.27%) Pega
3 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.27%) SAP
3 1 (2.27%) Zuora