The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 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 Berkshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 77 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 52 74 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.82% 3.01% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 3.29% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 22
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £331 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2573 2250 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.15% 91.54% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 891 1035
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 150 103
Average hourly rate £16.86 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Solutions Architect
South East

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 21 £488 -2.50% 2
Bracknell 0 6 £402 -29.56% 2
Slough +10 5 £450 +36.36%
Newbury -7 3 £471 +25.66%
Maidenhead - - - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 43 (41.35%) Telecoms
2 33 (31.73%) Billing
3 31 (29.81%) CRM
4 19 (18.27%) Oracle
5 18 (17.31%) SOA
5 18 (17.31%) TOGAF
6 16 (15.38%) Use Case
7 14 (13.46%) Security Cleared
8 12 (11.54%) Finance
9 11 (10.58%) Java
10 10 (9.62%) Siebel
10 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
10 10 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (8.65%) Degree
12 8 (7.69%) Banking
12 8 (7.69%) Retail
12 8 (7.69%) Migration
12 8 (7.69%) .NET
12 8 (7.69%) LTE
13 7 (6.73%) Web Services
13 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.73%) Enterprise Architecture
14 6 (5.77%) Zachman Framework
14 6 (5.77%) Project Management
14 6 (5.77%) Cisco
14 6 (5.77%) UNIX
15 5 (4.81%) XML
15 5 (4.81%) ERP
15 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
15 5 (4.81%) Technical Architecture

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (3.85%) WebSphere
1 4 (3.85%) Apache
2 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.88%) Lync
3 2 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.96%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.96%) Drupal
4 1 (0.96%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.96%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.96%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.69%) LTE
2 4 (3.85%) Wireless
2 4 (3.85%) 3G
2 4 (3.85%) GSM
3 3 (2.88%) VoIP
3 3 (2.88%) Internet
3 3 (2.88%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.88%) 4G
4 2 (1.92%) VoLTE
4 2 (1.92%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.96%) Broadband
5 1 (0.96%) SMS
5 1 (0.96%) SAN
5 1 (0.96%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.96%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (0.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.96%) DB2
3 1 (0.96%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (41.35%) Telecoms
2 33 (31.73%) Billing
3 12 (11.54%) Finance
4 8 (7.69%) Banking
4 8 (7.69%) Retail
5 2 (1.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) .NET
2 7 (6.73%) Web Services
3 5 (4.81%) XML
4 3 (2.88%) J2EE
4 3 (2.88%) SOAP
5 2 (1.92%) REST
5 2 (1.92%) Middleware
5 2 (1.92%) HTML
6 1 (0.96%) EJB
6 1 (0.96%) CSS
6 1 (0.96%) XSD
6 1 (0.96%) JMS
6 1 (0.96%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.96%) Java EE
6 1 (0.96%) WCF
6 1 (0.96%) jQuery
6 1 (0.96%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.88%) Replication
3 2 (1.92%) iSeries
3 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.96%) Handset
4 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (0.96%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.77%) UNIX
2 3 (2.88%) Windows
2 3 (2.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.92%) Linux
4 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.81%) CRM
2 18 (17.31%) SOA
2 18 (17.31%) TOGAF
3 16 (15.38%) Use Case
4 8 (7.69%) Migration
5 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce
5 7 (6.73%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (5.77%) Zachman Framework
6 6 (5.77%) Project Management
7 5 (4.81%) ERP
7 5 (4.81%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (3.85%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.88%) UML
9 3 (2.88%) ETL
9 3 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.88%) MVC
9 3 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.88%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.88%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (2.88%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.58%) Java
2 4 (3.85%) C
3 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.88%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.92%) RPG
4 2 (1.92%) C#
5 1 (0.96%) C++
5 1 (0.96%) COBOL
5 1 (0.96%) SQL
5 1 (0.96%) Perl
5 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.65%) Degree
4 2 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (0.96%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) TIBCO Hawk
1 1 (0.96%) SCOM
1 1 (0.96%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 19 (18.27%) Oracle
2 10 (9.62%) Siebel
3 6 (5.77%) Cisco
4 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.85%) TIBCO
5 4 (3.85%) SAP
5 4 (3.85%) JBoss
6 3 (2.88%) Citrix
6 3 (2.88%) VMware
6 3 (2.88%) AppSense
6 3 (2.88%) Becrypt
7 2 (1.92%) Amdocs
7 2 (1.92%) Teradata
7 2 (1.92%) IBM
8 1 (0.96%) Mercator
8 1 (0.96%) NetApp
8 1 (0.96%) HP
8 1 (0.96%) ATG
8 1 (0.96%) Tableau
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