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 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 15 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 41 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.00% 1.45% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.59% 1.53% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 4 7
Average daily rate
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£588 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.90% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £343 £473
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £585 £560
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 £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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
387 262 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.39% 95.27% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 160 162
Average daily rate £425 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £13.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 22 December 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 +6 26 £600 +20.00% 2
Bedford - - - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 49 (79.03%) E-Commerce
2 40 (64.52%) SOA
3 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.58%) Retail
5 13 (20.97%) CRM
5 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
5 13 (20.97%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (19.35%) .NET
7 11 (17.74%) CMS
8 10 (16.13%) Data Modelling
8 10 (16.13%) Logical Data Model
9 9 (14.52%) C#
9 9 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
10 8 (12.90%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (12.90%) Sitecore
11 6 (9.68%) Web Services
11 6 (9.68%) Thin Client
11 6 (9.68%) Marketing
11 6 (9.68%) Fat Client
12 5 (8.06%) Finance
12 5 (8.06%) KANA
12 5 (8.06%) FMCG
12 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (8.06%) hybris
13 4 (6.45%) B2B
13 4 (6.45%) B2C
13 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
13 4 (6.45%) Workflow
13 4 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 11 (17.74%) CMS
2 8 (12.90%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
General
1 14 (22.58%) Retail
2 6 (9.68%) Marketing
3 5 (8.06%) Finance
4 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.23%) Electronics
6 1 (1.61%) Back Office
6 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) Web Services
3 2 (3.23%) XML
3 2 (3.23%) JSON
3 2 (3.23%) REST
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Thin Client
1 6 (9.68%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.06%) FMCG
3 3 (4.84%) Tandem
4 2 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (3.23%) DTV
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Windows
1 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (79.03%) E-Commerce
2 40 (64.52%) SOA
3 36 (58.06%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.97%) CRM
4 13 (20.97%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (16.13%) Data Modelling
5 10 (16.13%) Logical Data Model
6 9 (14.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (6.45%) B2B
7 4 (6.45%) B2C
7 4 (6.45%) Workflow
8 3 (4.84%) Mobile Commerce
8 3 (4.84%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.84%) Analytics
8 3 (4.84%) Product Management
9 2 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (3.23%) Content Management
9 2 (3.23%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) C#
2 1 (1.61%) Java
2 1 (1.61%) PHP
2 1 (1.61%) Python
2 1 (1.61%) Ruby
2 1 (1.61%) Golang
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Sitecore
3 5 (8.06%) hybris
3 5 (8.06%) KANA
4 2 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) Unica
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