Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 84 68
Rank change year-on-year -40 -16 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 44 67 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.30% 2.41% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 2.48% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 87
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £464 £439 £423
90th Percentile £625 £685 £660
Yorkshire median daily rate £523 £550 £495
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +9.39%
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 3,259 2,703 3,787
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 97.41% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,190 1,784 2,588
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £275 £267
90th Percentile £538 £550 £560
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 86 104
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.34 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.58% -5.10% -4.38%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.65 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £28.49 £22.78
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.45 £12.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +29.02% -8.93% +7.69%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -30 28 £525 -12.50% 11
Bradford -8 14 £550 -4.35%
Wakefield 0 1 - -
Solutions Architect
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 18 (40.91%) Java
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.82%) TOGAF
4 13 (29.55%) Microservices
5 12 (27.27%) REST
5 12 (27.27%) Oracle
6 11 (25.00%) Scrum
6 11 (25.00%) Open Source
6 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (22.73%) NoSQL
7 10 (22.73%) SOA
8 9 (20.45%) Retail
8 9 (20.45%) Spring
9 8 (18.18%) HTML
9 8 (18.18%) SOAP
9 8 (18.18%) Linux
9 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
10 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
10 7 (15.91%) MySQL
10 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
10 7 (15.91%) Apache
10 7 (15.91%) VMware
10 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (13.64%) VMware Server
11 6 (13.64%) Banking
11 6 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (13.64%) HTML5
11 6 (13.64%) Mainframe
11 6 (13.64%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (13.64%) RDBMS

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 7 (15.91%) Apache
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.55%) Confluence
3 2 (4.55%) nginx
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) CloudBees
3 2 (4.55%) GitHub
3 2 (4.55%) IaaS
3 2 (4.55%) OpenShift
3 2 (4.55%) PaaS
4 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) HTTP
2 3 (6.82%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) AMQP
3 2 (4.55%) BIG-IP
3 2 (4.55%) SMS
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) Network Security
4 1 (2.27%) SAN
4 1 (2.27%) Skype
4 1 (2.27%) VPN
4 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) NoSQL
2 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 7 (15.91%) MySQL
4 6 (13.64%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.82%) Redis
6 2 (4.55%) Couchbase
6 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.27%) Big Data
7 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.27%) HBase
7 1 (2.27%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (2.27%) OLAP
7 1 (2.27%) OLTP
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.27%) JUnit
3 1 (2.27%) Maven
3 1 (2.27%) Mockito
3 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (20.45%) Retail
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 5 (11.36%) Publishing
4 4 (9.09%) Games
5 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Finance
6 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) REST
2 9 (20.45%) Spring
3 8 (18.18%) HTML
3 8 (18.18%) SOAP
4 6 (13.64%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (13.64%) HTML5
4 6 (13.64%) XML
5 5 (11.36%) Kafka
5 5 (11.36%) Web Services
6 3 (6.82%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (4.55%) CSS
7 2 (4.55%) J2EE
7 2 (4.55%) JSON
7 2 (4.55%) Node.js
8 1 (2.27%) .NET
8 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.27%) Dropwizard
8 1 (2.27%) GraphQL
8 1 (2.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Mainframe
2 5 (11.36%) NHS
2 5 (11.36%) Reference Data
3 3 (6.82%) AS400
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Android
2 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) TOGAF
3 13 (29.55%) Microservices
4 11 (25.00%) Open Source
4 11 (25.00%) Scrum
5 10 (22.73%) SOA
6 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
7 6 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (13.64%) Software Delivery
8 5 (11.36%) Migration
9 4 (9.09%) Kanban
9 4 (9.09%) Software Architecture
10 3 (6.82%) BDD
10 3 (6.82%) DevOps
10 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (6.82%) IT Strategy
10 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.82%) TDD
11 2 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.55%) Kotlin
4 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
1 3 (6.82%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.27%) CISSP
2 1 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (2.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.82%) HL7
3 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.27%) GDPR
4 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Server
3 2 (4.55%) Varnish
4 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) CA Wily
1 2 (4.55%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.55%) OpenView
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) F5
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) MuleSoft
3 2 (4.55%) Nimsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Avaya
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix
4 1 (2.27%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.27%) Genesys
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) SAP