The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 14 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 20 24 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.27% 7.36% 13.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.84% 7.67% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 49
Median daily rate £525 £588 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £575 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

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
255 313 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 92.73% 96.01% 96.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 218 309
Median daily rate £438 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 29 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £46.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.89% +106.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +7 9 £488 -17.02% 1
Bedford - 1 £480 -
Dunstable - 1 £525 - 1
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 13 (46.43%) SOA
2 9 (32.14%) TOGAF
2 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (32.14%) Degree
3 8 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (25.00%) Retail
5 6 (21.43%) Finance
5 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 6 (21.43%) C#
5 6 (21.43%) .NET
5 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 6 (21.43%) Web Services
5 6 (21.43%) Business Development
5 6 (21.43%) Supplier Management
5 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
5 6 (21.43%) Linked Data
5 6 (21.43%) Presales
5 6 (21.43%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (21.43%) Document Composition
6 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
6 5 (17.86%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (17.86%) OO
6 5 (17.86%) BPR
6 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.29%) CRM
8 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.71%) Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Data Management

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Retail
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Linked Data
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) SOA
2 9 (32.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (32.14%) TOGAF
3 8 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Business Development
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (21.43%) Document Composition
4 6 (21.43%) Presales
4 6 (21.43%) Supplier Management
5 5 (17.86%) BPR
5 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
5 5 (17.86%) OO
5 5 (17.86%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (14.29%) CRM
7 3 (10.71%) Data Management
7 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.71%) Financial Modelling
7 3 (10.71%) Master Data Management
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (7.14%) SAP