The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 81 71
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 51 76 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.76% 1.99% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 2.10% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 51 53
Median daily rate £525 £463 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -8.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £442
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £563 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £59.50
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 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 2718 3611 3541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.78% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2238 2030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 203
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 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
Cheshire +28 17 £488 +2.63% 2
Manchester -11 15 £538 +16.21% 15
Merseyside +3 7 £650 +23.80% 1
Lancashire -1 4 £488 +4.22%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 17 (22.37%) Banking
3 13 (17.11%) Retail
3 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.84%) Microservices
5 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
5 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (9.21%) Scrum
5 7 (9.21%) Migration
5 7 (9.21%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (7.89%) Retail Banking
6 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
6 6 (7.89%) High Availability
7 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (6.58%) Virtual Team
7 5 (6.58%) Personalization
7 5 (6.58%) ERP
7 5 (6.58%) Oracle
7 5 (6.58%) VMware
7 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
8 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
8 4 (5.26%) Middleware
8 4 (5.26%) CRM
8 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.26%) HP

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.32%) SAS
1 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.32%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.32%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.95%) IaaS
3 2 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.32%) Office 365
4 1 (1.32%) SaaS
4 1 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
1 1 (1.32%) NAS
1 1 (1.32%) Network Security
1 1 (1.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Big Data
1 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.32%) GIS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Ant
1 1 (1.32%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.32%) EasyMock
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) JBehave
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) JUnit
1 1 (1.32%) Maven
1 1 (1.32%) Mockito
1 1 (1.32%) Selenium
1 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 17 (22.37%) Banking
3 13 (17.11%) Retail
4 6 (7.89%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Billing
6 1 (1.32%) Games
6 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) Middleware
2 3 (3.95%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.32%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) CSS3
4 1 (1.32%) Express
4 1 (1.32%) HTML5
4 1 (1.32%) JMS
4 1 (1.32%) JMX
4 1 (1.32%) jQuery
4 1 (1.32%) Material Design
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.32%) RESTful
4 1 (1.32%) Spring
4 1 (1.32%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.58%) Virtual Team
3 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.95%) Clustering
4 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.63%) Blog
5 2 (2.63%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Social Media
5 2 (2.63%) Tandem
6 1 (1.32%) Contactless
6 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Online Games
6 1 (1.32%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Unix
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) AIX
2 2 (2.63%) HPUX
2 2 (2.63%) Solaris
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (11.84%) Microservices
3 7 (9.21%) Migration
3 7 (9.21%) Scrum
3 7 (9.21%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (7.89%) High Availability
4 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
5 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (6.58%) ERP
5 5 (6.58%) Personalization
5 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (5.26%) Analytics
6 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.26%) CRM
6 4 (5.26%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (3.95%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.95%) Data Architecture
7 3 (3.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (3.95%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) Java
2 2 (2.63%) C#
2 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) CISSP
1 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) CISM
2 2 (2.63%) Degree
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) CCNA
3 1 (1.32%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.32%) CITP
3 1 (1.32%) IISP
3 1 (1.32%) MBCS
3 1 (1.32%) MCSE
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.32%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.63%) Terraform
2 1 (1.32%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.32%) Nagios
2 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle
2 5 (6.58%) VMware
3 4 (5.26%) HP
4 3 (3.95%) IBM
5 2 (2.63%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.32%) Ariba
6 1 (1.32%) Concur
6 1 (1.32%) Google
6 1 (1.32%) NetApp
6 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.32%) SAP
6 1 (1.32%) Siebel
6 1 (1.32%) Teradata
6 1 (1.32%) TSYS
6 1 (1.32%) Veritas
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago