Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 6 months to 12 November 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 57 66
Rank change year-on-year +18 +9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 33 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 3.86% 1.25% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 1.30% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 15
South Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £445 £422 £475
90th Percentile £655 £698 £598
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £66.67 - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £66.67 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. 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
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in South Yorkshire with a recognized job title 814 772 1,117
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 96.26% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 446 742
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £225 £190 £250
90th Percentile £550 £587 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 52
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +9.28% +16.63%
10th Percentile £9.48 £10.99 £9.55
90th Percentile £37.00 £39.48 £35.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% +1.43% +4.01%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in South Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in South Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in South Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 12 November 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
Sheffield +15 21 £525 -9.09% 8
Doncaster - 4 £521 -
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 South Yorkshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (27.27%) SOAP
5 8 (24.24%) Java
5 8 (24.24%) REST
6 7 (21.21%) SOA
7 6 (18.18%) Web Services
7 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
7 6 (18.18%) Spring
7 6 (18.18%) Puppet
7 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 6 (18.18%) Ansible
7 6 (18.18%) Microservices
7 6 (18.18%) Public Cloud
7 6 (18.18%) Spring Boot
7 6 (18.18%) Java 8
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (15.15%) SaaS
8 5 (15.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 5 (15.15%) Kubernetes
8 5 (15.15%) Docker
8 5 (15.15%) ERP
8 5 (15.15%) SQL
8 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.12%) Windows
9 4 (12.12%) Cisco

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (15.15%) SaaS
2 3 (9.09%) GitHub
2 3 (9.09%) IaaS
2 3 (9.09%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) Multicast
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Back Office
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) SOAP
2 8 (24.24%) REST
3 6 (18.18%) Spring
3 6 (18.18%) Spring Boot
3 6 (18.18%) Web Services
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Public Cloud
2 4 (12.12%) DataPower
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) iSeries
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) SOA
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 6 (18.18%) Microservices
5 5 (15.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 5 (15.15%) ERP
5 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (9.09%) MVC
8 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (6.06%) Master Data Management
8 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture
8 2 (6.06%) Validation
9 1 (3.03%) Network Design
9 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
9 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) Java 8
3 5 (15.15%) SQL
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) CCNA
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) CCNP
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.03%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.03%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PMO
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) KVM
2 1 (3.03%) NFS
2 1 (3.03%) SRDF
2 1 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Ansible
1 6 (18.18%) Puppet
2 5 (15.15%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco
1 4 (12.12%) IBM
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) F5
3 2 (6.06%) JDA
3 2 (6.06%) Juniper
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) EMC
4 1 (3.03%) hybris
4 1 (3.03%) McAfee
4 1 (3.03%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.03%) NetApp
4 1 (3.03%) RedPrairie
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Splunk
4 1 (3.03%) Veritas