The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 56 92
Rank change year-on-year -20 +36  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 22 67 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.61% 3.27% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 3.40% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 51 15
Median daily rate £525 £480 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +9.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £410 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £493 £500
% change year-on-year +6.59% -1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £60.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +21.21%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1330 1970 1915
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.08% 96.00% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 1376 1200
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 62 79
Median hourly rate £14.29 £11.75 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.57% -15.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -23 12 £513 +7.89% 7
Bradford +9 8 £575 +5.02%
Halifax - 1 £550 -
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 22 (37.29%) Finance
2 21 (35.59%) SOA
3 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (27.12%) Retail
4 14 (23.73%) Java
5 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.56%) Domain Models
6 7 (11.86%) Node.js
6 7 (11.86%) Docker
6 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
6 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (10.17%) Apache
7 6 (10.17%) PHP
7 6 (10.17%) Linux
8 5 (8.47%) Web Services
8 5 (8.47%) XML
8 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
8 5 (8.47%) SQL
8 5 (8.47%) MySQL
8 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.47%) Data Management
8 5 (8.47%) Spring
8 5 (8.47%) TOGAF
8 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (8.47%) NoSQL
8 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
9 4 (6.78%) DevOps
9 4 (6.78%) Microservices

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 6 (10.17%) Apache
2 3 (5.08%) CMS
3 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (5.08%) SAP HCM
1 3 (5.08%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) G Suite
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) AMQP
1 4 (6.78%) Extranet
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
1 4 (6.78%) Intranet
1 4 (6.78%) Network Security
2 2 (3.39%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) HTTP
2 2 (3.39%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
1 5 (8.47%) MySQL
1 5 (8.47%) NoSQL
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) OLAP
2 4 (6.78%) OLTP
3 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.39%) Informix
4 2 (3.39%) Pentaho
4 2 (3.39%) Redis
4 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.69%) Big Data
5 1 (1.69%) Riak
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.39%) JMeter
1 2 (3.39%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Maven
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (37.29%) Finance
2 16 (27.12%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) iGaming
5 1 (1.69%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) Node.js
2 5 (8.47%) Spring
2 5 (8.47%) Web Services
2 5 (8.47%) XML
3 4 (6.78%) .NET
3 4 (6.78%) Dropwizard
3 4 (6.78%) Kafka
3 4 (6.78%) LAMP
3 4 (6.78%) Swagger
4 3 (5.08%) Hibernate
4 3 (5.08%) RESTful
5 2 (3.39%) J2EE
5 2 (3.39%) JSON
5 2 (3.39%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.39%) REST
5 2 (3.39%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.69%) CSS3
6 1 (1.69%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Virtual Team
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) FMCG
3 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) RIA
4 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 1 (1.69%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) SOA
2 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.56%) Domain Models
4 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (8.47%) Data Management
5 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
5 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.47%) TOGAF
6 4 (6.78%) B2B
6 4 (6.78%) B2C
6 4 (6.78%) Business Continuity
6 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.78%) DevOps
6 4 (6.78%) IT Strategy
6 4 (6.78%) Microservices
6 4 (6.78%) Open Source
6 4 (6.78%) Project Management
6 4 (6.78%) Scrum
6 4 (6.78%) UML
6 4 (6.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) Java
2 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.17%) PHP
4 5 (8.47%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) C
5 1 (1.69%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) Python
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
5 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) IFRS
1 4 (6.78%) IFRS 9
2 3 (5.08%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Docker
2 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Nagios
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) Cognos
2 3 (5.08%) SAP
2 3 (5.08%) Splunk
3 2 (3.39%) IBM
3 2 (3.39%) Informatica
3 2 (3.39%) Talend
4 1 (1.69%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.69%) Imperva
4 1 (1.69%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Qualys