The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 41 78 40
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 102 52 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.82% 2.00% 4.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.29% 2.19% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 24 25
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.10%
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
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2377 2370 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.03% 91.19% 91.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1272 1186 902
Average daily rate £388 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 88 133
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.00
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 Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Berkshire region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Berkshire region.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 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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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
Reading +42 36 £568 +41.87% 6
Bracknell 0 9 £475 - 2
Maidenhead +2 7 £600 +28.00% 1
Newbury - 5 £475 - 2
Slough -14 4 £500 +17.64% 1
Hungerford - - - - 1
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 62 (28.97%) Telecoms
2 61 (28.50%) TOGAF
3 44 (20.56%) Degree
4 37 (17.29%) 3G
5 35 (16.36%) Computer Science
5 35 (16.36%) Billing
6 34 (15.89%) .NET
7 31 (14.49%) Finance
8 29 (13.55%) Project Management
8 29 (13.55%) Internet
9 27 (12.62%) Retail
10 25 (11.68%) Broadband
11 24 (11.21%) IBM
12 22 (10.28%) SOA
12 22 (10.28%) Mentoring
13 21 (9.81%) Cisco
14 20 (9.35%) CRM
14 20 (9.35%) Java
15 19 (8.88%) Oracle
15 19 (8.88%) Migration
16 18 (8.41%) Enterprise Architecture
17 17 (7.94%) iSeries
17 17 (7.94%) Middleware
17 17 (7.94%) Mobile App
18 14 (6.54%) Security Cleared
19 13 (6.07%) VMware
19 13 (6.07%) Microsoft
20 12 (5.61%) SAP
20 12 (5.61%) Salesforce.com
20 12 (5.61%) Systems Analysis

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 10 (4.67%) Lync
2 9 (4.21%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.80%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.87%) JBoss
4 4 (1.87%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.93%) IIS
6 2 (0.93%) Drupal
6 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.47%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.47%) Liferay
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.47%) CMS
7 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.93%) MS Office
2 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) ProjectWise
3 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.93%) SAP HCM
2 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.93%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.47%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.47%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.47%) assyst
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.47%) Maximo
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.47%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.80%) SaaS
2 3 (1.40%) PaaS
3 2 (0.93%) IaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.29%) 3G
2 29 (13.55%) Internet
3 25 (11.68%) Broadband
4 8 (3.74%) LTE
4 8 (3.74%) MVNO
5 7 (3.27%) 4G
6 6 (2.80%) VoIP
6 6 (2.80%) WAN
6 6 (2.80%) LAN
7 4 (1.87%) SAN
7 4 (1.87%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (1.40%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.40%) DNS
8 3 (1.40%) Firewall
9 2 (0.93%) BGP
9 2 (0.93%) MPLS
9 2 (0.93%) OSPF
9 2 (0.93%) DMZ
9 2 (0.93%) CTI
9 2 (0.93%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.93%) SAP BW
2 2 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.47%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.47%) MySQL
3 1 (0.47%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.47%) JIRA
1 1 (0.47%) ERwin
General
1 62 (28.97%) Telecoms
2 35 (16.36%) Billing
3 31 (14.49%) Finance
4 27 (12.62%) Retail
5 10 (4.67%) Marketing
6 7 (3.27%) Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.89%) .NET
2 17 (7.94%) Middleware
3 10 (4.67%) SOAP
4 9 (4.21%) HTML
5 7 (3.27%) REST
5 7 (3.27%) Web Services
5 7 (3.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (2.34%) XML
7 4 (1.87%) JSON
7 4 (1.87%) jQuery
7 4 (1.87%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.40%) HTML5
8 3 (1.40%) J2EE
9 2 (0.93%) CSS
9 2 (0.93%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.93%) Spring
10 1 (0.47%) Akka
10 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (0.47%) Play Framework
10 1 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.36%) Computer Science
2 17 (7.94%) iSeries
2 17 (7.94%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.80%) User Experience
6 4 (1.87%) Open Source
7 3 (1.40%) Social Media
7 3 (1.40%) Life Science
7 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.93%) Clustering
8 2 (0.93%) CMDB
8 2 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.47%) iPad
9 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.47%) EPoS
9 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.74%) Windows
2 6 (2.80%) Linux
2 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.34%) UNIX
4 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.47%) VMS
5 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.50%) TOGAF
2 29 (13.55%) Project Management
3 22 (10.28%) SOA
3 22 (10.28%) Mentoring
4 20 (9.35%) CRM
5 19 (8.88%) Migration
6 18 (8.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (5.61%) Systems Analysis
7 12 (5.61%) Enterprise Modelling
8 11 (5.14%) ITIL
9 9 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.21%) E-Commerce
9 9 (4.21%) E-business
10 8 (3.74%) ERP
11 7 (3.27%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.27%) Use Case
11 7 (3.27%) B2B
12 6 (2.80%) ETL
12 6 (2.80%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.35%) Java
2 7 (3.27%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.80%) C#
3 6 (2.80%) SQL
4 5 (2.34%) C++
5 4 (1.87%) C
6 3 (1.40%) Perl
7 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.47%) Scala
8 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 44 (20.56%) Degree
2 14 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) CCNA
5 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.93%) PhD
6 1 (0.47%) HP APS
6 1 (0.47%) CCIE
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) CCIP
6 1 (0.47%) ISEB
6 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.34%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.80%) vSphere
4 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.93%) XenApp
5 2 (0.93%) KVM
6 1 (0.47%) vCloud
6 1 (0.47%) LXC
6 1 (0.47%) Docker
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.40%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) WSUS
3 1 (0.47%) Netcool
3 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.47%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (11.21%) IBM
2 21 (9.81%) Cisco
3 19 (8.88%) Oracle
4 13 (6.07%) VMware
4 13 (6.07%) Microsoft
5 12 (5.61%) SAP
5 12 (5.61%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.74%) EMC
7 6 (2.80%) HP
8 5 (2.34%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.87%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.40%) Citrix
10 3 (1.40%) Dell
10 3 (1.40%) Symantec
10 3 (1.40%) Remedy
11 2 (0.93%) BT
11 2 (0.93%) Metastorm
11 2 (0.93%) SunGard
11 2 (0.93%) BMC
11 2 (0.93%) NetApp
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