Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 70 53
Rank change year-on-year +3 -17 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.65% 1.38% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.43% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 23
South Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% +16.56%
10th Percentile £413 £411 £413
90th Percentile £613 £575 £535
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 913 912 1,017
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 96.51% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 561 706
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £263 £206 £244
90th Percentile £550 £544 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 42
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.33 £13.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.42% -1.85% +7.83%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.45 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £23.93 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +22.00% -7.14% +7.69%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -4 6 £500 +17.65%
Barnsley - 2 £450 -
Doncaster - 2 £550 -
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 10 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) Web Services
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) REST
3 8 (50.00%) SOAP
3 8 (50.00%) Spring
3 8 (50.00%) Microservices
4 7 (43.75%) Docker
4 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
4 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 5 (31.25%) Ansible
6 5 (31.25%) Spring Boot
6 5 (31.25%) Java 8
6 5 (31.25%) Puppet
6 5 (31.25%) SOA
7 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 4 (25.00%) JSON
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (18.75%) Android
8 3 (18.75%) DataPower
8 3 (18.75%) RESTful
8 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
8 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
8 3 (18.75%) IBM
8 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure

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 1 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) CloudBees
2 1 (6.25%) GitHub
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
2 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) 4G
1 1 (6.25%) IPsec
1 1 (6.25%) MPLS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Skype
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) Web Services
2 8 (50.00%) REST
2 8 (50.00%) SOAP
2 8 (50.00%) Spring
3 5 (31.25%) Spring Boot
4 4 (25.00%) JSON
5 3 (18.75%) RESTful
6 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
6 1 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) DataPower
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Android
2 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Microservices
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 2 (12.50%) Workflow
7 1 (6.25%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) CRM
7 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) Kanban
7 1 (6.25%) TDD
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Java 8
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
2 5 (31.25%) Ansible
2 5 (31.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Meraki
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft