The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 46 21 42
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.39% 3.43% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 3.69% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£463 £438 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -20.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.59% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
477 217 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 93.71% 93.13% 91.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 112 156
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £544 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 11
Average hourly rate £25.50 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.86% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.05 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Solutions Architect
East of England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 1 £550 +29.41% 2
Bedford - - - - 2
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) BPR
2 3 (33.33%) Back Office
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) CMS
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) OLE
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) General Ledger
3 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
4 1 (11.11%) IaaS
4 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (11.11%) SaaS
4 1 (11.11%) PaaS
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (22.22%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
1 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
General
1 3 (33.33%) Back Office
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) General Ledger
3 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) OLE
2 1 (11.11%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) BPR
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) B2B
4 1 (11.11%) B2C
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
2 1 (11.11%) Civica
2 1 (11.11%) Endeca
2 1 (11.11%) hybris
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