Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 17 January 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 117 92
Rank change year-on-year +20 -25 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 87 86 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.97% 1.74% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.81% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 88
Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £427 £417 £400
90th Percentile £713 £633 £600
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £80.73 £55.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year +46.78% +3.77% +35.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4,257 4,751 5,660
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.17% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,809 3,062 3,703
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +5.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £250
90th Percentile £544 £538 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 206 294
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £13.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.93% +0.68% +6.96%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.50 £9.05
90th Percentile £40.00 £28.75 £25.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Yorkshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
West Yorkshire +1 66 £525 -3.58% 7
North Yorkshire +7 6 £481 -28.70% 2
South Yorkshire +8 3 £555 +5.71% 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Yorkshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 45 (51.72%) SOA
2 33 (37.93%) Finance
3 25 (28.74%) Java
3 25 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.74%) Microservices
4 20 (22.99%) IT Strategy
4 20 (22.99%) SaaS
5 19 (21.84%) Retail
6 17 (19.54%) PaaS
7 16 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (18.39%) TOGAF
8 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 15 (17.24%) IaaS
9 14 (16.09%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (16.09%) MVC
10 13 (14.94%) Scrum
10 13 (14.94%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (12.64%) UML
12 10 (11.49%) ERP
12 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (10.34%) Virtual Team
13 9 (10.34%) Oracle
14 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
14 8 (9.20%) Information Architecture
14 8 (9.20%) Financial Modelling
14 8 (9.20%) Domain Models
14 8 (9.20%) Business Process Modelling
14 8 (9.20%) REST
14 8 (9.20%) Coaching

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.30%) Confluence
2 2 (2.30%) nginx
3 1 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.15%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.99%) SaaS
2 17 (19.54%) PaaS
3 16 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (17.24%) IaaS
5 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.30%) CloudBees
7 2 (2.30%) GitHub
7 2 (2.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) DNS
1 5 (5.75%) Extranet
1 5 (5.75%) Firewall
1 5 (5.75%) Intranet
2 2 (2.30%) AMQP
2 2 (2.30%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.15%) DOCSIS
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) OLAP
1 6 (6.90%) OLTP
2 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.75%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.45%) MySQL
3 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.30%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.30%) Redis
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) HBase
5 1 (1.15%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.30%) JIRA
2 2 (2.30%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.15%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.15%) Selenium
3 1 (1.15%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (37.93%) Finance
2 19 (21.84%) Retail
3 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.45%) Marketing
5 2 (2.30%) Games
5 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) REST
2 7 (8.05%) Spring
2 7 (8.05%) Web Services
3 5 (5.75%) Node.js
4 4 (4.60%) HTML
4 4 (4.60%) J2EE
5 3 (3.45%) Backbone.js
5 3 (3.45%) CSS
5 3 (3.45%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.30%) .NET
6 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.30%) HTML5
6 2 (2.30%) jQuery
6 2 (2.30%) JSON
6 2 (2.30%) Kafka
6 2 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.30%) RESTful
6 2 (2.30%) SOAP
6 2 (2.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.15%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (10.34%) Virtual Team
3 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.30%) AS400
5 2 (2.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.15%) EPoS
6 1 (1.15%) Fintech
6 1 (1.15%) FMCG
6 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.75%) Windows
2 4 (4.60%) Android
3 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.72%) SOA
2 25 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.74%) Microservices
3 20 (22.99%) IT Strategy
4 16 (18.39%) TOGAF
5 14 (16.09%) MVC
6 13 (14.94%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (14.94%) Scrum
7 11 (12.64%) UML
8 10 (11.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (11.49%) ERP
9 8 (9.20%) Business Process Modelling
9 8 (9.20%) Coaching
9 8 (9.20%) Domain Models
9 8 (9.20%) Financial Modelling
9 8 (9.20%) Information Architecture
10 7 (8.05%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.90%) DevOps
11 6 (6.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.74%) Java
2 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.75%) SQL
4 2 (2.30%) C#
4 2 (2.30%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.30%) Degree
1 2 (2.30%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) GCP
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.15%) PMO
3 1 (1.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Oracle
3 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.60%) MuleSoft
4 4 (4.60%) VMware
5 3 (3.45%) Google
6 2 (2.30%) Apigee
6 2 (2.30%) F5
6 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.15%) Adobe
7 1 (1.15%) IBM
7 1 (1.15%) Pega