Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 20 January 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 36 51
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 22 36 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.54% 3.81% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.76% 3.95% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 34 7
Northamptonshire median daily rate £538 £538 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £500 £374 £488
90th Percentile £588 £625 £580
East Midlands median daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies in Northamptonshire with a recognized job title 585 912 679
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.20% 96.61% 97.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 636 453
Northamptonshire median daily rate £388 £413 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +2.48% -2.42%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £246
90th Percentile £538 £575 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 28
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.63% -4.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £16.75 £20.63 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -3.57%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Northamptonshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Northamptonshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Northampton -3 10 £550 +4.76% 2
Solutions Architect
East Midlands

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 8 (36.36%) .NET Core
3 8 (36.36%) C#
3 8 (36.36%) .NET
3 8 (36.36%) OO
3 8 (36.36%) TDD
3 8 (36.36%) Google
3 8 (36.36%) Advertising
3 8 (36.36%) Marketing
3 8 (36.36%) Google Analytics
3 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (36.36%) BDD
3 8 (36.36%) MongoDB
3 8 (36.36%) NoSQL
3 8 (36.36%) Node.js
3 8 (36.36%) PaaS
3 8 (36.36%) Kafka
3 8 (36.36%) Analytics
3 8 (36.36%) Microservices
3 8 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (36.36%) Docker
4 5 (22.73%) Data Integration
4 5 (22.73%) ERP
5 4 (18.18%) Documentum
5 4 (18.18%) SOAP
5 4 (18.18%) Java
5 4 (18.18%) OpenText
5 4 (18.18%) Middleware
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 4 (18.18%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Infor CloudSuite
1 1 (4.55%) Infor M3
1 1 (4.55%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (36.36%) Google Analytics
1 8 (36.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) MongoDB
1 8 (36.36%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
General
1 8 (36.36%) Advertising
1 8 (36.36%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
1 8 (36.36%) .NET Core
1 8 (36.36%) Kafka
1 8 (36.36%) Node.js
2 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 4 (18.18%) SOAP
3 3 (13.64%) REST
4 2 (9.09%) RESTful
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (4.55%) Velocity
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile Computing
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 8 (36.36%) Analytics
3 8 (36.36%) BDD
3 8 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (36.36%) Microservices
3 8 (36.36%) OO
3 8 (36.36%) TDD
4 5 (22.73%) Data Integration
4 5 (22.73%) ERP
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
6 3 (13.64%) IT Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) Project Governance
7 2 (9.09%) API Design
7 2 (9.09%) SOA
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
7 2 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Google
2 4 (18.18%) OpenText
3 2 (9.09%) Infor
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) Teradata
4 1 (4.55%) Epicor
4 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.55%) Sage
4 1 (4.55%) Talend