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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 16 43 22
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 26 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.81% 0.89% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.32% 0.99% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 3 5
Average daily rate
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£613 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £570 £550
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 £40.00 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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
355 404 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 92.93% 89.78% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 243 111
Average daily rate £413 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £20.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +23.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.51 £14.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.28 £41.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 +20 19 £600 +9.09%
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 57 (78.08%) E-Commerce
2 40 (54.79%) SOA
3 32 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (30.14%) Finance
5 19 (26.03%) Technical Architecture
6 18 (24.66%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (21.92%) .NET
8 14 (19.18%) Oracle
8 14 (19.18%) C#
8 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
9 13 (17.81%) Product Management
10 12 (16.44%) ERP
11 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET
11 11 (15.07%) MVC
11 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (13.70%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (13.70%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (13.70%) WCF
12 10 (13.70%) jQuery
12 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
12 10 (13.70%) Agresso
13 9 (12.33%) CRM
14 8 (10.96%) Data Modelling
14 8 (10.96%) TIBCO
15 7 (9.59%) SAP
15 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (9.59%) Logical Data Model
16 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 6 (8.22%) Sitecore

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (4.11%) CMS
1 3 (4.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Agresso
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) OLAP
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.37%) Big Data
General
1 22 (30.14%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Legal
2 5 (6.85%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.11%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) .NET
2 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET
2 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (13.70%) KnockoutJS
3 10 (13.70%) WCF
3 10 (13.70%) jQuery
4 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (4.11%) Web Services
6 2 (2.74%) REST
6 2 (2.74%) JSON
6 2 (2.74%) XML
6 2 (2.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Fat Client
1 4 (5.48%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.74%) DTV
3 1 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (78.08%) E-Commerce
2 40 (54.79%) SOA
3 32 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (26.03%) Technical Architecture
5 18 (24.66%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (17.81%) Product Management
7 12 (16.44%) ERP
8 11 (15.07%) MVC
9 9 (12.33%) CRM
10 8 (10.96%) Data Modelling
11 7 (9.59%) Logical Data Model
12 6 (8.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (8.22%) EAI
12 6 (8.22%) B2B
12 6 (8.22%) B2C
13 5 (6.85%) Project Planning
14 4 (5.48%) Data Architecture
14 4 (5.48%) ETL
15 3 (4.11%) Information Security
16 2 (2.74%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) C#
2 1 (1.37%) Python
2 1 (1.37%) PHP
2 1 (1.37%) Ruby
2 1 (1.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) CISM
1 2 (2.74%) CISSP
2 1 (1.37%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Oracle
1 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) TIBCO
3 7 (9.59%) SAP
4 6 (8.22%) Sitecore
4 6 (8.22%) Informatica
5 5 (6.85%) KANA
5 5 (6.85%) hybris
6 1 (1.37%) JDA