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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 30 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 21 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.38% 2.17% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.54% 2.32% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 4
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£575 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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
463 259 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.46% 93.50% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 120 204
Average daily rate £403 £301 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 - 12 £563 - 1
Bedford - - - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (61.54%) E-Commerce
2 14 (53.85%) SOA
3 13 (50.00%) CRM
4 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) Retail
5 6 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
6 5 (19.23%) CMS
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (15.38%) FMCG
8 3 (11.54%) Back Office
8 3 (11.54%) BPR
8 3 (11.54%) Workflow
8 3 (11.54%) Finance
8 3 (11.54%) Web Services
9 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (7.69%) Java
9 2 (7.69%) .NET
9 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.69%) B2B
9 2 (7.69%) B2C
9 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.69%) Tandem
9 2 (7.69%) General Ledger
9 2 (7.69%) Marketing
9 2 (7.69%) Degree
10 1 (3.85%) Unica
10 1 (3.85%) Direct Marketing

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (19.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) General Ledger
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Online Betting
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) J2EE
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) FMCG
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) Tandem
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) E-Commerce
2 14 (53.85%) SOA
3 13 (50.00%) CRM
4 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
7 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (11.54%) BPR
8 3 (11.54%) Workflow
9 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.69%) B2B
9 2 (7.69%) B2C
9 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.85%) Direct Marketing
10 1 (3.85%) Use Case
10 1 (3.85%) Usability Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.85%) Multivariate Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
10 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Unica
2 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.85%) Endeca
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
2 1 (3.85%) hybris
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