The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 21 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 36 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.71% 0.71% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.13% 0.75% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 0 8
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£588 - £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £474
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -
Solutions Architect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
443 267 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.86% 94.68% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 147 246
Average daily rate £425 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.69 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 24 £600 - 1
Bedford - - - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 29 (74.36%) E-Commerce
2 26 (66.67%) SOA
3 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (33.33%) CRM
5 9 (23.08%) Retail
5 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.08%) CMS
6 8 (20.51%) .NET
6 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
7 5 (12.82%) C#
7 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
7 5 (12.82%) FMCG
7 5 (12.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (12.82%) Sitecore
8 4 (10.26%) Web Services
8 4 (10.26%) Workflow
8 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (10.26%) Marketing
9 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (7.69%) Finance
9 3 (7.69%) Back Office
9 3 (7.69%) B2B
9 3 (7.69%) B2C
10 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (5.13%) Tandem
10 2 (5.13%) Java

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (23.08%) CMS
2 5 (12.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) PaaS
2 1 (2.56%) IaaS
General
1 9 (23.08%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Marketing
3 3 (7.69%) Back Office
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.56%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) Java EE
3 1 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) FMCG
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) Tandem
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) E-Commerce
2 26 (66.67%) SOA
3 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (33.33%) CRM
5 8 (20.51%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.26%) Workflow
8 3 (7.69%) B2B
8 3 (7.69%) B2C
9 2 (5.13%) Mobile Commerce
9 2 (5.13%) BPR
9 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.13%) Content Management
10 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
10 1 (2.56%) TOGAF
10 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.56%) Direct Marketing
10 1 (2.56%) Use Case
10 1 (2.56%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) C#
2 2 (5.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.56%) Unica
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
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