Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 66 120
Rank change year-on-year -25 +54 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 65 127 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.29% 3.11% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 3.22% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 96 33
West Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £500 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £458 £425 £407
90th Percentile £669 £644 £560
Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 2766 3944 3954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.43% 96.52% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1871 2695 2622
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +1.45%
10th Percentile £275 £269 £230
90th Percentile £545 £553 £500
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 102 144
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.10 £12.10 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.53% -11.00% +4.58%
10th Percentile £9.25 £8.50 £8.90
90th Percentile £29.07 £19.51 £37.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -3.70%

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 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 2017. 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 -27 34 £545 +12.08% 7
Bradford +10 23 £575 +4.55% 2
Halifax - 2 £550 - 3
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
4 12 (18.46%) .NET
4 12 (18.46%) SOA
5 11 (16.92%) Data Modelling
6 10 (15.38%) TOGAF
7 9 (13.85%) Data Integration
7 9 (13.85%) CRM
7 9 (13.85%) NoSQL
7 9 (13.85%) Data Quality
8 8 (12.31%) IT Strategy
8 8 (12.31%) Java
8 8 (12.31%) Oracle
8 8 (12.31%) Retail
9 7 (10.77%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (10.77%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
9 7 (10.77%) C#
9 7 (10.77%) Analytics
9 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
10 6 (9.23%) Talend
10 6 (9.23%) MongoDB
10 6 (9.23%) Data Strategy
10 6 (9.23%) SQL
10 6 (9.23%) Informatica
10 6 (9.23%) IBM
10 6 (9.23%) Banking
10 6 (9.23%) Talend Open Studio
10 6 (9.23%) Pentaho

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 1 (1.54%) Apache
1 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (1.54%) Confluence
1 1 (1.54%) Mule
1 1 (1.54%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.62%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.08%) SAP MDG
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle AGIS
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.15%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (4.62%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.54%) IaaS
5 1 (1.54%) Office 365
5 1 (1.54%) PaaS
5 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Extranet
1 3 (4.62%) Intranet
2 2 (3.08%) Firewall
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.23%) MongoDB
3 6 (9.23%) Pentaho
4 5 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.62%) OLAP
5 3 (4.62%) OLTP
6 2 (3.08%) Big Data
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.54%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.54%) IBM BigInsights
7 1 (1.54%) Impala
7 1 (1.54%) Riak
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.54%) JIRA
2 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Retail
3 6 (9.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
4 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.46%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) Web Services
3 3 (4.62%) Java EE
3 3 (4.62%) Middleware
3 3 (4.62%) REST
3 3 (4.62%) Swagger
4 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.08%) IDoc
4 2 (3.08%) J2EE
4 2 (3.08%) RESTful
4 2 (3.08%) SOAP
4 2 (3.08%) Spring
4 2 (3.08%) WCF
4 2 (3.08%) Web Dynpro
4 2 (3.08%) WF
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (3.08%) XML
5 1 (1.54%) Dropwizard
5 1 (1.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
1 4 (6.15%) User Experience
2 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.08%) FMCG
2 2 (3.08%) NHS
2 2 (3.08%) Online Banking
2 2 (3.08%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) SOA
3 11 (16.92%) Data Modelling
4 10 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 9 (13.85%) CRM
5 9 (13.85%) Data Integration
6 8 (12.31%) IT Strategy
7 7 (10.77%) Analytics
7 7 (10.77%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (9.23%) Data Strategy
8 6 (9.23%) Open Source
9 5 (7.69%) Coaching
9 5 (7.69%) Scrum
9 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.15%) Business Development
10 4 (6.15%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (6.15%) Change Management
10 4 (6.15%) ERP
10 4 (6.15%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (6.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) Java
2 7 (10.77%) C#
3 6 (9.23%) SQL
4 2 (3.08%) ABAP
4 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.54%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) Data Quality
2 4 (6.15%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.08%) GDPR
3 2 (3.08%) QA
4 1 (1.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) Docker
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Ansible
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) Oracle
3 6 (9.23%) IBM
3 6 (9.23%) Informatica
3 6 (9.23%) Talend
4 2 (3.08%) MuleSoft
4 2 (3.08%) SAP
4 2 (3.08%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.54%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.54%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.54%) Elastic Path
5 1 (1.54%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.54%) Imperva
5 1 (1.54%) MapR
5 1 (1.54%) Qualys
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.54%) Splunk
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
RP International
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 6 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago