Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 56 41
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 36 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 3.62% 1.89% 3.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.81% 1.98% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 32
South Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £540 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +10.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £415 £411 £428
90th Percentile £623 £635 £561
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +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 946 758 983
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.59% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 421 683
South Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £257 £185 £263
90th Percentile £538 £563 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 28
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.53 £13.25 £15.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.30% -15.66% +26.95%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.50 £8.85
90th Percentile £52.00 £23.31 £30.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £12.88 £13.50
% change year-on-year +35.22% -4.63% +3.85%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 17 £525 - 1
Doncaster - 5 £521 - 2
Barnsley - 2 £450 -
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Finance
3 16 (44.44%) Java
4 14 (38.89%) Web Services
5 13 (36.11%) SOAP
5 13 (36.11%) Spring
5 13 (36.11%) REST
5 13 (36.11%) Microservices
6 12 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (30.56%) Kubernetes
7 11 (30.56%) Docker
7 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
8 10 (27.78%) Ansible
8 10 (27.78%) Spring Boot
8 10 (27.78%) Java 8
8 10 (27.78%) Puppet
8 10 (27.78%) SOA
8 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (22.22%) Windows
10 7 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
11 6 (16.67%) Migration
12 5 (13.89%) Cisco
12 5 (13.89%) IBM
12 5 (13.89%) SQL
12 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.89%) Business Transformation
12 5 (13.89%) DataPower
12 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (13.89%) PaaS

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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) IaaS
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (13.89%) PaaS
2 4 (11.11%) GitHub
2 4 (11.11%) SaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) CloudBees
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.78%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
1 2 (5.56%) SAN
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) 4G
2 1 (2.78%) IPsec
2 1 (2.78%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) MPLS
2 1 (2.78%) Multicast
2 1 (2.78%) NAS
2 1 (2.78%) Skype
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Back Office
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) Web Services
2 13 (36.11%) REST
2 13 (36.11%) SOAP
2 13 (36.11%) Spring
3 10 (27.78%) Spring Boot
4 4 (11.11%) JSON
5 3 (8.33%) RESTful
5 3 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
6 1 (2.78%) CSS
6 1 (2.78%) HTML
6 1 (2.78%) J2EE
6 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) DataPower
1 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) iSeries
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Android
2 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Microservices
3 12 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (27.78%) SOA
4 10 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 6 (16.67%) Migration
7 5 (13.89%) Business Transformation
8 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 4 (11.11%) Workflow
9 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) CRM
9 3 (8.33%) Decision-Making
9 3 (8.33%) ERP
9 3 (8.33%) Master Data Management
9 3 (8.33%) MVC
9 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) Java 8
3 5 (13.89%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (8.33%) CCNA
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
1 1 (2.78%) PSD2
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) KVM
2 1 (2.78%) NFS
2 1 (2.78%) SRDF
2 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) Kubernetes
2 10 (27.78%) Ansible
2 10 (27.78%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Cisco
1 5 (13.89%) IBM
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (5.56%) F5
3 2 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (2.78%) EMC
4 1 (2.78%) McAfee
4 1 (2.78%) Meraki
4 1 (2.78%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.78%) NetApp
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Veritas