Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 11 December 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 91 98
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 76 70 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.21% 2.30% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 2.38% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 60
West Yorkshire median daily rate £538 £533 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% -2.20% +8.90%
10th Percentile £464 £423 £425
90th Percentile £709 £713 £650
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West 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 West 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,293 2,946 3,367
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.75% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,226 2,027 2,176
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £276 £256 £250
90th Percentile £556 £545 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 90 107
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.15% +13.60% -8.05%
10th Percentile £10.36 £9.81 £8.75
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £23.85
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.46 £14.88 £13.75
% change year-on-year +3.95% +8.18% +1.14%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in West Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in West Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in West Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Leeds +19 60 £538 -1.83% 13
Bradford -20 13 £525 +1.94% 1
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 20 (26.32%) Migration
1 20 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
2 19 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 13 (17.11%) .NET
4 12 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (14.47%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (14.47%) Sitecore
5 11 (14.47%) CMS
6 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (11.84%) SaaS
7 9 (11.84%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (10.53%) Degree
8 8 (10.53%) Retail
8 8 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 8 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
9 7 (9.21%) Finance
9 7 (9.21%) Legal
9 7 (9.21%) SOA
10 6 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (6.58%) Microservices
11 5 (6.58%) Oracle
11 5 (6.58%) Web Services
11 5 (6.58%) Windows
12 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (5.26%) Firewall
12 4 (5.26%) Information Architecture
12 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
12 4 (5.26%) IaaS

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 11 (14.47%) CMS
1 11 (14.47%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.84%) SaaS
3 4 (5.26%) IaaS
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.63%) Serverless
4 2 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) Extranet
2 1 (1.32%) Intranet
2 1 (1.32%) Network Security
2 1 (1.32%) SMS
2 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.63%) Blockchain
1 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon Athena
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (1.32%) Big Data
2 1 (1.32%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.32%) OLAP
2 1 (1.32%) OLTP
2 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.32%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (10.53%) Retail
2 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Law
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) .NET
2 5 (6.58%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.63%) Middleware
3 2 (2.63%) REST
3 2 (2.63%) SOAP
3 2 (2.63%) Spring
4 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.32%) JSON
4 1 (1.32%) RESTful
4 1 (1.32%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Virtual Team
2 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.32%) DataPower
4 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.32%) EPoS
4 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Windows
2 4 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.63%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) AIX
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Enterprise Architecture
1 20 (26.32%) Migration
2 19 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.84%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (9.21%) SOA
7 6 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.58%) Microservices
9 4 (5.26%) API Integration
9 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.26%) Domain Models
9 4 (5.26%) Information Architecture
9 4 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (5.26%) Service Design
9 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.95%) Data Migration
10 3 (3.95%) Project Management
10 3 (3.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.63%) Java
1 2 (2.63%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) C#
2 1 (1.32%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) CISSP
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Docker
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Ansible
1 2 (2.63%) Terraform
2 1 (1.32%) Nessus
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Sitecore
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) Citrix
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco
4 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.63%) SAP
4 2 (2.63%) VMware
5 1 (1.32%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.32%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.32%) IBM
5 1 (1.32%) McAfee
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow