The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 23 April 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 37 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 8 4 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.00% 1.07% 5.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.10% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 15
Median daily rate £540 £500 £536
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -6.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £475 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £683 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £521 £490 £512
% change year-on-year +6.37% -4.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £60.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +21.21%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 378 365 449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 94.50% 97.86% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 270 288
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 22
Median hourly rate £11.17 £32.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.63% +140.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 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
Northampton +1 6 £540 +13.68% 1
Solutions Architect
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 6 (28.57%) SAP
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (19.05%) Banking
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
4 4 (19.05%) WCF
4 4 (19.05%) MVC
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 4 (19.05%) .NET
4 4 (19.05%) C#
4 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
6 2 (9.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 2 (9.52%) Legal
6 2 (9.52%) Publishing
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) ERP
6 2 (9.52%) ETL
6 2 (9.52%) Java
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) JBoss
6 2 (9.52%) RDBMS

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 2 (9.52%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
4 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.76%) Redis
5 1 (4.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
1 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
1 4 (19.05%) WCF
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) Java EE
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss Seam
2 1 (4.76%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) JSF
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
2 1 (4.76%) Struts
2 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) MVC
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Data Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Data Lineage
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) ERP
6 2 (9.52%) ETL
6 2 (9.52%) IT Strategy
7 1 (4.76%) Analytics
7 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) DevOps
7 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
7 1 (4.76%) Microservices
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards