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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 35 60 36
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 109 73 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.45% 2.84% 4.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.89% 3.11% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 20 31
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£475 £456 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £409 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.49 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-38.32% +28.26%
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
2230 2348 2655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.13% 91.47% 88.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1121 1040 985
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 91 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 September 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 1 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
Reading +10 28 £575 +33.72% 8
Slough -9 6 £480 +1.05% 1
Newbury +7 4 £500 -
Bracknell -6 4 £544 -
Windsor - 2 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 57 (34.97%) Telecoms
2 55 (33.74%) TOGAF
3 45 (27.61%) Degree
4 43 (26.38%) .NET
5 31 (19.02%) Project Management
6 30 (18.40%) CRM
7 28 (17.18%) 3G
8 27 (16.56%) Billing
9 23 (14.11%) Computer Science
10 21 (12.88%) Internet
10 21 (12.88%) Finance
11 18 (11.04%) Enterprise Architecture
11 18 (11.04%) SOA
12 17 (10.43%) Mobile App
13 15 (9.20%) LTE
14 13 (7.98%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (7.98%) Broadband
15 12 (7.36%) IBM
15 12 (7.36%) Java
15 12 (7.36%) Middleware
16 11 (6.75%) E-business
16 11 (6.75%) Oracle
16 11 (6.75%) B2B
16 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Modelling
16 11 (6.75%) Systems Analysis
17 10 (6.13%) iSeries
17 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
17 10 (6.13%) ERP
17 10 (6.13%) Workflow
18 9 (5.52%) Migration

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (4.91%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.84%) Drupal
3 2 (1.23%) Liferay
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.61%) Lync
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.61%) IIS
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.61%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.23%) MS Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.23%) Cordys
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.61%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.61%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Force.com
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.18%) 3G
2 21 (12.88%) Internet
3 15 (9.20%) LTE
4 13 (7.98%) Broadband
5 6 (3.68%) 4G
6 4 (2.45%) VoIP
7 3 (1.84%) MVNO
8 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (1.23%) WAN
8 2 (1.23%) LAN
8 2 (1.23%) SAN
9 1 (0.61%) SMS
9 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.61%) VPN
9 1 (0.61%) MPLS
9 1 (0.61%) OSPF
9 1 (0.61%) BGP
9 1 (0.61%) DSL
9 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.84%) Hadoop
1 3 (1.84%) Big Data
2 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.61%) IDOL
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
General
1 57 (34.97%) Telecoms
2 27 (16.56%) Billing
3 21 (12.88%) Finance
4 9 (5.52%) Retail
5 5 (3.07%) Marketing
6 3 (1.84%) Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.38%) .NET
2 12 (7.36%) Middleware
3 8 (4.91%) J2EE
3 8 (4.91%) SOAP
4 7 (4.29%) REST
5 6 (3.68%) Web Services
5 6 (3.68%) XML
5 6 (3.68%) HTML
6 5 (3.07%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (3.07%) jQuery
7 2 (1.23%) SailPoint
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.23%) RESTful
8 1 (0.61%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.61%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.61%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.61%) Spring
8 1 (0.61%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.11%) Computer Science
2 17 (10.43%) Mobile App
3 13 (7.98%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (6.13%) iSeries
5 5 (3.07%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.84%) Open Source
7 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.23%) GIS
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.61%) Handset
8 1 (0.61%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) PKI
8 1 (0.61%) Statistics
8 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.61%) EPoS
8 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.61%) iPad
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.45%) Windows
2 2 (1.23%) Linux
3 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.61%) Android
3 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.61%) AIX
3 1 (0.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (33.74%) TOGAF
2 31 (19.02%) Project Management
3 30 (18.40%) CRM
4 18 (11.04%) SOA
4 18 (11.04%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (6.75%) Systems Analysis
5 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Modelling
5 11 (6.75%) B2B
5 11 (6.75%) E-business
6 10 (6.13%) Workflow
6 10 (6.13%) ERP
7 9 (5.52%) E-Commerce
7 9 (5.52%) B2C
7 9 (5.52%) Migration
7 9 (5.52%) Use Case
8 8 (4.91%) Business Development
9 7 (4.29%) Analytics
9 7 (4.29%) MVC
9 7 (4.29%) ITIL
10 6 (3.68%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.36%) Java
2 6 (3.68%) JavaScript
2 6 (3.68%) C#
2 6 (3.68%) C++
3 3 (1.84%) C
3 3 (1.84%) SQL
4 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.61%) Python
5 1 (0.61%) Ruby
5 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (27.61%) Degree
2 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) CCIE
5 1 (0.61%) CCNP
5 1 (0.61%) CCIP
5 1 (0.61%) CCNA
5 1 (0.61%) CCDP
5 1 (0.61%) ISEB
5 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.45%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
2 1 (0.61%) KVM
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (7.36%) IBM
2 11 (6.75%) Oracle
3 9 (5.52%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (3.68%) SAP
5 5 (3.07%) Siebel
5 5 (3.07%) Cisco
5 5 (3.07%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.07%) Metastorm
6 3 (1.84%) Amdocs
6 3 (1.84%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.23%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.23%) HP
7 2 (1.23%) Aveksa
7 2 (1.23%) VMware
7 2 (1.23%) Teradata
8 1 (0.61%) Mitel
8 1 (0.61%) Meridio
8 1 (0.61%) Google
8 1 (0.61%) Huawei
8 1 (0.61%) Unica
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