The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / North West
Rank 107 93 59
Rank change year-on-year -14 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 25 65 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.97% 1.69% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.80% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 67
Median daily rate £550 £486 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.11% +8.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £623 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 3621 3439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.00% 94.35% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 2157 1805
Median daily rate £378 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the North West

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the North West

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the North West

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in the North West

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Merseyside +3 7 £550 +12.82% 1
Manchester -15 7 £550 +3.96% 7
Cheshire +14 5 £475 +5.55% 3
Lancashire - 2 £501 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.33%) Oracle
3 13 (17.33%) Web Services
4 12 (16.00%) ERP
4 12 (16.00%) SOA
4 12 (16.00%) Middleware
5 11 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (14.67%) CRM
5 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (13.33%) Big Data
6 10 (13.33%) NoSQL
7 9 (12.00%) MongoDB
7 9 (12.00%) SAP ERP
7 9 (12.00%) SAP Implementation
7 9 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (12.00%) Microservices
7 9 (12.00%) SQL
7 9 (12.00%) SAP
7 9 (12.00%) Unix
7 9 (12.00%) Windows
7 9 (12.00%) SAP BW
7 9 (12.00%) Migration
8 8 (10.67%) SAP HR
8 8 (10.67%) Linux
8 8 (10.67%) XML
8 8 (10.67%) JSON
9 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
9 7 (9.33%) J2EE

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.33%) SAS
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) MS Project
2 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (12.00%) SAP ERP
2 8 (10.67%) SAP HR
3 6 (8.00%) SAP GRC
4 4 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (2.67%) SAP BPC
5 2 (2.67%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.00%) SaaS
1 6 (8.00%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.33%) Force.com
3 1 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Network Security
2 1 (1.33%) Broadband
2 1 (1.33%) CTI
2 1 (1.33%) Firewall
2 1 (1.33%) H.323
2 1 (1.33%) MPLS
2 1 (1.33%) PBX
2 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.33%) VoIP
2 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) Big Data
1 10 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 9 (12.00%) MongoDB
2 9 (12.00%) SAP BW
3 7 (9.33%) DB2
3 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.67%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.33%) GIS
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Ant
1 2 (2.67%) CruiseControl
1 2 (2.67%) EasyMock
1 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.67%) JBehave
1 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.67%) JUnit
1 2 (2.67%) Maven
1 2 (2.67%) Mockito
1 2 (2.67%) Selenium
1 2 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Banking
2 5 (6.67%) Retail
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Advertising
3 3 (4.00%) Billing
4 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) Web Services
2 12 (16.00%) Middleware
3 8 (10.67%) JSON
3 8 (10.67%) XML
4 7 (9.33%) J2EE
5 4 (5.33%) HTML
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (4.00%) RESTful
6 3 (4.00%) Spring
7 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.67%) Backbone.js
7 2 (2.67%) CSS
7 2 (2.67%) CSS3
7 2 (2.67%) Express
7 2 (2.67%) HTML5
7 2 (2.67%) JMS
7 2 (2.67%) JMX
7 2 (2.67%) jQuery
7 2 (2.67%) Material Design
7 2 (2.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.33%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.00%) Social Media
3 3 (4.00%) User Experience
4 2 (2.67%) Blog
4 2 (2.67%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.67%) Tandem
4 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.33%) CESG
5 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Unix
1 9 (12.00%) Windows
2 8 (10.67%) Linux
3 7 (9.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.00%) ERP
2 12 (16.00%) SOA
3 11 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (14.67%) CRM
4 9 (12.00%) Microservices
4 9 (12.00%) Migration
4 9 (12.00%) SAP Implementation
5 7 (9.33%) IT Strategy
5 7 (9.33%) Project Management
6 6 (8.00%) Analytics
6 6 (8.00%) Scrum
7 5 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.33%) Data Architecture
8 4 (5.33%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.33%) TOGAF
8 4 (5.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
2 9 (12.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) Python
5 1 (1.33%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.33%) CISSP
3 1 (1.33%) CITP
3 1 (1.33%) IISP
3 1 (1.33%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Capistrano
1 2 (2.67%) Nagios
1 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
1 2 (2.67%) Terraform
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Oracle
2 9 (12.00%) SAP
3 6 (8.00%) Ariba
3 6 (8.00%) Concur
4 5 (6.67%) HP
4 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.00%) Hyperion
5 3 (4.00%) IBM
6 2 (2.67%) Google
7 1 (1.33%) Avaya
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco
7 1 (1.33%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.33%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.33%) Siebel
7 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.33%) Teradata
Merseyside
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Manchester
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
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