Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 58 46
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 44 11 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 4.88% 1.49% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.13% 1.56% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 32
South Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £578 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.50% -1.23%
10th Percentile £438 £409 £451
90th Percentile £638 £650 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £533 £500
% change year-on-year -1.41% +6.50% +5.26%
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 858 707 1,038
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 95.54% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 399 734
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.14% +16.79%
10th Percentile £227 £163 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 45
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +8.11%
10th Percentile £9.78 £10.60 £9.20
90th Percentile £27.47 £30.90 £34.47
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.93 £14.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year +13.79% +2.19% +4.66%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 22 £525 -5.41% 6
Doncaster - 6 £550 -
Barnsley - 1 £450 -
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (54.55%) Finance
2 19 (43.18%) Java
3 18 (40.91%) SOAP
4 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (38.64%) REST
5 15 (34.09%) Spring
5 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (34.09%) Microservices
6 14 (31.82%) Kubernetes
6 14 (31.82%) Docker
6 14 (31.82%) Web Services
6 14 (31.82%) SOA
7 13 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (29.55%) Puppet
7 13 (29.55%) Spring Boot
7 13 (29.55%) Jenkins
7 13 (29.55%) Java 8
7 13 (29.55%) Ansible
8 10 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (20.45%) Data Modelling
10 8 (18.18%) IBM
10 8 (18.18%) DataPower
10 8 (18.18%) Migration
11 7 (15.91%) Public Cloud
12 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (13.64%) SaaS
12 6 (13.64%) Windows
13 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
13 5 (11.36%) SQL
13 5 (11.36%) ERP

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 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (13.64%) SaaS
2 4 (9.09%) IaaS
2 4 (9.09%) PaaS
3 3 (6.82%) GitHub
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.27%) Office 365
4 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Firewall
2 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.55%) SAN
2 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.27%) 4G
3 1 (2.27%) IPsec
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) MPLS
3 1 (2.27%) Multicast
3 1 (2.27%) NAS
3 1 (2.27%) Skype
3 1 (2.27%) SSL
3 1 (2.27%) VPN
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) SOAP
2 17 (38.64%) REST
3 15 (34.09%) Spring
4 14 (31.82%) Web Services
5 13 (29.55%) Spring Boot
6 3 (6.82%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
7 1 (2.27%) JSON
7 1 (2.27%) Middleware
7 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) DataPower
2 7 (15.91%) Public Cloud
3 4 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.27%) iSeries
5 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Solaris
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.09%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (34.09%) Microservices
3 14 (31.82%) SOA
4 13 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (22.73%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (20.45%) Data Modelling
7 8 (18.18%) Migration
8 5 (11.36%) Business Transformation
8 5 (11.36%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (11.36%) ERP
8 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 4 (9.09%) Master Data Management
9 4 (9.09%) Workflow
10 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.82%) CRM
10 3 (6.82%) MVC
10 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) Java
2 13 (29.55%) Java 8
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) CCNA
1 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
1 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
1 3 (6.82%) Sun Certification
1 3 (6.82%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (2.27%) CCNP
2 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PMO
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) KVM
3 1 (2.27%) NFS
3 1 (2.27%) SRDF
3 1 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (31.82%) Kubernetes
2 13 (29.55%) Ansible
2 13 (29.55%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) IBM
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) VMware
4 2 (4.55%) F5
4 2 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix
5 1 (2.27%) EMC
5 1 (2.27%) hybris
5 1 (2.27%) JDA
5 1 (2.27%) McAfee
5 1 (2.27%) Meraki
5 1 (2.27%) NetApp
5 1 (2.27%) RedPrairie
5 1 (2.27%) Splunk
5 1 (2.27%) Veritas