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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 83 44 77
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 40 97 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.58% 3.61% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 3.87% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 41 26
Average daily rate £510 £550 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £700 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £522 £485
% change year-on-year
-4.12% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £33.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+87.96% -24.85%
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
2297 2506 2439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.75% 93.26% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1212 1239 1220
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 64 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Reading -28 14 £560 +1.81% 6
Bracknell -3 9 £500 -9.09% 3
Newbury +12 5 £469 -
Maidenhead -4 3 £550 -8.33% 1
Slough +4 2 £408 -18.50%
Wokingham - 2 - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 25 (24.27%) Retail
2 19 (18.45%) Telecoms
3 16 (15.53%) CRM
4 13 (12.62%) SOA
4 13 (12.62%) Migration
5 11 (10.68%) Finance
5 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
5 11 (10.68%) SharePoint
6 10 (9.71%) E-Commerce
6 10 (9.71%) TOGAF
7 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
7 9 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (8.74%) Oracle
7 9 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.74%) Billing
7 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.74%) Presales
8 8 (7.77%) Data Centre
9 7 (6.80%) SAP
9 7 (6.80%) ITIL
9 7 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (6.80%) Office 365
10 6 (5.83%) hybris
10 6 (5.83%) Content Management
10 6 (5.83%) .NET
10 6 (5.83%) SQL
10 6 (5.83%) VPN
10 6 (5.83%) ETL
10 6 (5.83%) Project Management
11 5 (4.85%) SDLC

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 11 (10.68%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.85%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.94%) Jetty
3 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.97%) CICS
4 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.97%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.80%) Office 365
2 2 (1.94%) IaaS
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.94%) SaaS
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.97%) Force.com
3 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.97%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.97%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) VPN
2 5 (4.85%) Unified Communications
3 4 (3.88%) 3G
3 4 (3.88%) LAN
3 4 (3.88%) WAN
3 4 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.91%) IP Telephony
4 3 (2.91%) MPLS
5 2 (1.94%) Broadband
5 2 (1.94%) Firewall
5 2 (1.94%) Internet
5 2 (1.94%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.97%) 4G
6 1 (0.97%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.97%) GPRS
6 1 (0.97%) GSM
6 1 (0.97%) LDAP
6 1 (0.97%) MVNO
6 1 (0.97%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.97%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.97%) DB2
3 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.97%) MySQL
3 1 (0.97%) OLAP
3 1 (0.97%) Power BI
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.97%) VersionOne
General
1 25 (24.27%) Retail
2 19 (18.45%) Telecoms
3 11 (10.68%) Finance
4 9 (8.74%) Billing
5 5 (4.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) .NET
2 5 (4.85%) Middleware
3 4 (3.88%) SAP PI
4 3 (2.91%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.91%) CSS
4 3 (2.91%) HTML
4 3 (2.91%) HTML5
4 3 (2.91%) jQuery
4 3 (2.91%) XML
5 2 (1.94%) REST
5 2 (1.94%) SOAP
5 2 (1.94%) Spring
6 1 (0.97%) MDX
6 1 (0.97%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.97%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.97%) Web Services
6 1 (0.97%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.85%) Social Media
3 4 (3.88%) Digital Media
3 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.88%) SCADA
4 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.91%) FMCG
4 3 (2.91%) Frameworx
4 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.91%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) CMDB
6 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.97%) PKI
6 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.88%) Unix
2 3 (2.91%) Linux
2 3 (2.91%) Windows
3 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.53%) CRM
2 13 (12.62%) Migration
2 13 (12.62%) SOA
3 10 (9.71%) E-Commerce
3 10 (9.71%) TOGAF
4 9 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (8.74%) Presales
4 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (6.80%) ITIL
6 6 (5.83%) Content Management
6 6 (5.83%) ETL
6 6 (5.83%) Project Management
7 5 (4.85%) SDLC
7 5 (4.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (3.88%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.88%) Network Design
8 4 (3.88%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (3.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.83%) SQL
2 5 (4.85%) Java
3 3 (2.91%) C#
3 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.94%) C++
4 2 (1.94%) Groovy
5 1 (0.97%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.97%) C
5 1 (0.97%) COBOL
5 1 (0.97%) JCL
5 1 (0.97%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.97%) Perl
5 1 (0.97%) REXX
5 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.88%) Degree
4 3 (2.91%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) Solvency II
2 3 (2.91%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.97%) BitLocker
1 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.97%) Netcool
2 1 (0.97%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.97%) SCOM
2 1 (0.97%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.97%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle
3 7 (6.80%) SAP
4 6 (5.83%) hybris
5 5 (4.85%) Cisco
5 5 (4.85%) IBM
6 4 (3.88%) Adobe
6 4 (3.88%) FatWire
6 4 (3.88%) Guidewire
6 4 (3.88%) MuleSoft
6 4 (3.88%) Pega
6 4 (3.88%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.88%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.88%) VMware
6 4 (3.88%) webMethods
7 3 (2.91%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.91%) Citrix
8 2 (1.94%) CA
8 2 (1.94%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.94%) Software AG
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