Period
to 21 September 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 21 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 79 80
Rank change year-on-year -13 +1 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 79 71 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.26% 2.46% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 2.51% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 37 78
West Yorkshire median daily rate £538 £545 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.38% +9.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £469 £419 £425
90th Percentile £713 £663 £641
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £533 £500
% change year-on-year -1.41% +6.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
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 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 3,355 2,824 3,802
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 97.65% 96.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,276 1,907 2,548
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £293 £265 £269
90th Percentile £550 £543 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 79 88
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.46 £14.00 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.45% +13.13% -8.03%
10th Percentile £9.53 £8.78 £9.23
90th Percentile £28.63 £27.71 £18.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.81 £14.10 £13.81
% change year-on-year +12.09% +2.10% +2.98%

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 21 September 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 21 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
Leeds +13 64 £538 -2.27% 12
Bradford -15 11 £531 +2.16% 2
Wakefield - 1 - - 3
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 26 (32.91%) TOGAF
2 19 (24.05%) Migration
3 18 (22.78%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (16.46%) .NET
5 11 (13.92%) CMS
5 11 (13.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (13.92%) Sitecore
6 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.66%) Degree
7 9 (11.39%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (10.13%) Translating Business Requirements
9 7 (8.86%) SaaS
9 7 (8.86%) Legal
9 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
9 7 (8.86%) SOA
10 6 (7.59%) Publishing
11 5 (6.33%) Firewall
11 5 (6.33%) Oracle
11 5 (6.33%) Web Services
11 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (6.33%) Open Source
11 5 (6.33%) Reference Data
11 5 (6.33%) Finance
11 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
11 5 (6.33%) Retail
12 4 (5.06%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (5.06%) Information Architecture
12 4 (5.06%) NHS
12 4 (5.06%) SDLC

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 (13.92%) CMS
1 11 (13.92%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.53%) Apache
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.86%) SaaS
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.06%) IaaS
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.53%) Serverless
5 2 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) Firewall
2 3 (3.80%) SMS
3 2 (2.53%) Network Security
4 1 (1.27%) Extranet
4 1 (1.27%) HTTP
4 1 (1.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.27%) Intranet
4 1 (1.27%) Skype
4 1 (1.27%) VPN
4 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.53%) Big Data
1 2 (2.53%) Blockchain
1 2 (2.53%) MySQL
1 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.27%) OLAP
2 1 (1.27%) OLTP
2 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.27%) Redis
2 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (8.86%) Legal
2 6 (7.59%) Publishing
3 5 (6.33%) Finance
3 5 (6.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
2 5 (6.33%) Web Services
3 4 (5.06%) REST
4 3 (3.80%) Kafka
4 3 (3.80%) SOAP
5 2 (2.53%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.53%) Spring
6 1 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.27%) GraphQL
6 1 (1.27%) HTML
6 1 (1.27%) HTML5
6 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.27%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.33%) Reference Data
2 4 (5.06%) NHS
3 2 (2.53%) PKI
3 2 (2.53%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.27%) DataPower
4 1 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.80%) Windows
1 3 (3.80%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.91%) TOGAF
2 19 (24.05%) Migration
3 18 (22.78%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.39%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (10.13%) Translating Business Requirements
7 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.86%) SOA
8 5 (6.33%) Open Source
9 4 (5.06%) Information Architecture
9 4 (5.06%) Microservices
9 4 (5.06%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (5.06%) SDLC
9 4 (5.06%) Service Design
9 4 (5.06%) Software Delivery
10 3 (3.80%) API Integration
10 3 (3.80%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.80%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (3.80%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (3.80%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.80%) Java
2 2 (2.53%) C#
3 1 (1.27%) Java 8
3 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) CISSP
2 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.27%) SSCP
4 1 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) HL7
2 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.27%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
1 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Ansible
1 2 (2.53%) Terraform
2 1 (1.27%) Nessus
2 1 (1.27%) Puppet
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Sitecore
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle
3 3 (3.80%) Cisco
3 3 (3.80%) Citrix
3 3 (3.80%) SAP
4 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.53%) VMware
5 1 (1.27%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.27%) Avaya
5 1 (1.27%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.27%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.27%) Genesys
5 1 (1.27%) IBM
5 1 (1.27%) McAfee
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow