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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 13 38 24
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 41 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.38% 1.86% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.29% 2.06% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 5 3
Average daily rate
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£613 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
Solutions Architect
East of England

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
363 389 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.90% 90.26% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 236 109
Average daily rate £445 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 12 9
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £135.00 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £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
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 24 April 2015. 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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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 +19 31 £600 +14.28%
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 65 (78.31%) E-Commerce
2 43 (51.81%) SOA
3 36 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (26.51%) Finance
5 20 (24.10%) Enterprise Architecture
6 19 (22.89%) Technical Architecture
7 18 (21.69%) .NET
8 16 (19.28%) C#
8 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
9 14 (16.87%) Oracle
10 13 (15.66%) Product Management
11 12 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (14.46%) ERP
12 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
12 11 (13.25%) MVC
12 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (12.05%) KnockoutJS
13 10 (12.05%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (12.05%) jQuery
13 10 (12.05%) WCF
13 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
13 10 (12.05%) Agresso
14 9 (10.84%) CRM
14 9 (10.84%) Data Modelling
14 9 (10.84%) Logical Data Model
15 8 (9.64%) Sitecore
15 8 (9.64%) TIBCO
15 8 (9.64%) Retail
16 7 (8.43%) SAP
16 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET Web API

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (6.02%) CMS
1 5 (6.02%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Agresso
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.05%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.20%) SaaS
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Firewall
2 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) OLAP
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
General
1 22 (26.51%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Retail
3 6 (7.23%) Legal
4 3 (3.61%) Marketing
4 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.41%) Electronics
5 2 (2.41%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) .NET
2 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET
2 11 (13.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (12.05%) KnockoutJS
3 10 (12.05%) jQuery
3 10 (12.05%) WCF
4 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.61%) Web Services
6 2 (2.41%) REST
6 2 (2.41%) JSON
6 2 (2.41%) XML
6 2 (2.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Thin Client
1 6 (7.23%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.41%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.41%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (2.41%) DTV
3 1 (1.20%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.41%) Windows
1 2 (2.41%) Linux
2 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (78.31%) E-Commerce
2 43 (51.81%) SOA
3 36 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (24.10%) Enterprise Architecture
5 19 (22.89%) Technical Architecture
6 13 (15.66%) Product Management
7 12 (14.46%) ERP
8 11 (13.25%) MVC
9 9 (10.84%) CRM
9 9 (10.84%) Data Modelling
9 9 (10.84%) Logical Data Model
10 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (7.23%) EAI
10 6 (7.23%) B2B
10 6 (7.23%) B2C
11 5 (6.02%) Project Planning
12 4 (4.82%) Data Architecture
12 4 (4.82%) ETL
13 3 (3.61%) Information Security
14 2 (2.41%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) C#
2 1 (1.20%) Python
2 1 (1.20%) PHP
2 1 (1.20%) Ruby
2 1 (1.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 2 (2.41%) CISM
1 2 (2.41%) CISSP
2 1 (1.20%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.87%) Oracle
3 8 (9.64%) Sitecore
3 8 (9.64%) TIBCO
4 7 (8.43%) SAP
5 6 (7.23%) Informatica
6 5 (6.02%) KANA
6 5 (6.02%) hybris
7 1 (1.20%) JDA