The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £553 per day in advertised job vacancies in Preston during the 3 months to 23 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -19 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 0.83% 0.91% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.96% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £553 - £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £531 - £505
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 - £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Preston. 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
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 210 104 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 87.50% 94.55% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 56 48
Median daily rate £425 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £122 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 16
Median hourly rate £42.00 £33.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.37% +59.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £45.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Preston

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Preston

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston

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

1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) HPUX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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:

Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) HPUX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared