Period
to 16 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £389 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 47 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 15 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.45% 3.05% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 3.27% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 13
Northamptonshire median daily rate £389 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.25% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £354 £403 £358
90th Percentile £446 £575 £598
East Midlands median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 585 704 719
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 93.37% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 430 470
Northamptonshire median daily rate £387 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.19% -1.84% +1.88%
10th Percentile £284 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £534 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 29
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.19 £11.17 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.94% - -8.82%
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.68 £17.18 £15.15
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.44 £15.93 £13.55
% change year-on-year -9.37% +17.59% -1.81%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 June 2019. 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 +2 13 £389 -24.15% 1
Solutions Architect
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) Banking
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
4 6 (40.00%) REST
4 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) C
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) JDBC
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (20.00%) Public Cloud
7 2 (13.33%) DevOps
7 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 2 (13.33%) Coaching
7 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
7 2 (13.33%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
7 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (13.33%) LDAP
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 2 (13.33%) J2EE

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 8 (53.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) REST
2 3 (20.00%) JDBC
3 2 (13.33%) J2EE
3 2 (13.33%) LDAP
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Waterfall
2 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Coaching
3 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) C
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Single Sign-On