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 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 38 61 37
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 112 71 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.58% 2.81% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.04% 3.06% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 23 33
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£475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £529
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
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
2223 2319 2768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.92% 91.70% 88.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 1047 1004
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 84 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 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £37.05 £37.50
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 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 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 18 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 +8 24 £540 +25.58% 5
Slough -16 8 £490 -8.83% 1
Newbury +5 6 £500 -
Bracknell -8 3 £531 - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 61 (33.70%) TOGAF
2 58 (32.04%) Telecoms
3 47 (25.97%) .NET
4 45 (24.86%) Degree
5 32 (17.68%) Project Management
6 31 (17.13%) 3G
6 31 (17.13%) CRM
7 29 (16.02%) Billing
8 25 (13.81%) Computer Science
9 23 (12.71%) Finance
9 23 (12.71%) Mentoring
10 22 (12.15%) Internet
11 19 (10.50%) Mobile App
12 18 (9.94%) SOA
12 18 (9.94%) IBM
12 18 (9.94%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (8.29%) LTE
13 15 (8.29%) iSeries
14 14 (7.73%) Broadband
15 13 (7.18%) Middleware
16 12 (6.63%) Workflow
16 12 (6.63%) Oracle
16 12 (6.63%) Java
16 12 (6.63%) Enterprise Modelling
16 12 (6.63%) Retail
16 12 (6.63%) Systems Analysis
16 12 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (6.08%) Security Cleared
17 11 (6.08%) B2B

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 9 (4.97%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.66%) Drupal
3 2 (1.10%) Liferay
3 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.10%) Lync
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.55%) IIS
4 1 (0.55%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.21%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.66%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.10%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) MS Office
4 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.10%) Cordys
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.55%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.55%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.55%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.10%) Force.com
1 2 (1.10%) SaaS
1 2 (1.10%) PaaS
2 1 (0.55%) IaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.13%) 3G
2 22 (12.15%) Internet
3 15 (8.29%) LTE
4 14 (7.73%) Broadband
5 8 (4.42%) 4G
6 4 (2.21%) VoIP
7 2 (1.10%) WAN
7 2 (1.10%) LAN
7 2 (1.10%) SAN
7 2 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.10%) MVNO
7 2 (1.10%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.55%) xDSL
8 1 (0.55%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.55%) CTI
8 1 (0.55%) SMS
8 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.55%) VPN
8 1 (0.55%) MPLS
8 1 (0.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
1 3 (1.66%) Big Data
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.10%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.55%) IDOL
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.55%) DB2
3 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.55%) ERwin
General
1 58 (32.04%) Telecoms
2 29 (16.02%) Billing
3 23 (12.71%) Finance
4 12 (6.63%) Retail
5 7 (3.87%) Marketing
6 3 (1.66%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (25.97%) .NET
2 13 (7.18%) Middleware
3 8 (4.42%) J2EE
3 8 (4.42%) SOAP
4 7 (3.87%) HTML
4 7 (3.87%) XML
4 7 (3.87%) REST
5 6 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (3.31%) Web Services
6 5 (2.76%) jQuery
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.10%) RESTful
7 2 (1.10%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.55%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.55%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.55%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.55%) Spring
8 1 (0.55%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) Computer Science
2 19 (10.50%) Mobile App
3 15 (8.29%) iSeries
4 12 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.76%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (2.21%) User Experience
8 3 (1.66%) Open Source
9 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.10%) GIS
10 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.55%) Handset
10 1 (0.55%) Replication
10 1 (0.55%) PKI
10 1 (0.55%) Statistics
10 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.55%) EPoS
10 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.21%) Windows
2 2 (1.10%) Linux
3 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.55%) Android
3 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.55%) AIX
3 1 (0.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.70%) TOGAF
2 32 (17.68%) Project Management
3 31 (17.13%) CRM
4 23 (12.71%) Mentoring
5 18 (9.94%) SOA
5 18 (9.94%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (6.63%) Systems Analysis
6 12 (6.63%) Enterprise Modelling
6 12 (6.63%) Workflow
7 11 (6.08%) E-business
7 11 (6.08%) B2B
8 10 (5.52%) E-Commerce
8 10 (5.52%) ERP
8 10 (5.52%) Migration
9 9 (4.97%) ITIL
9 9 (4.97%) B2C
9 9 (4.97%) Use Case
10 8 (4.42%) Business Development
10 8 (4.42%) Problem Management
11 7 (3.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.63%) Java
2 7 (3.87%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.31%) C#
3 6 (3.31%) C++
4 4 (2.21%) SQL
5 3 (1.66%) C
5 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.55%) Python
6 1 (0.55%) Ruby
6 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (24.86%) Degree
2 11 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.66%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.55%) CCIE
5 1 (0.55%) CCNP
5 1 (0.55%) CCIP
5 1 (0.55%) CCNA
5 1 (0.55%) CCDP
5 1 (0.55%) ISEB
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.21%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.55%) vSphere
2 1 (0.55%) KVM
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 18 (9.94%) IBM
2 12 (6.63%) Oracle
3 11 (6.08%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (5.52%) Cisco
5 6 (3.31%) SAP
5 6 (3.31%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.76%) Metastorm
7 4 (2.21%) Siebel
7 4 (2.21%) VMware
8 3 (1.66%) Amdocs
8 3 (1.66%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.10%) EMC
9 2 (1.10%) HP
9 2 (1.10%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.10%) Aveksa
9 2 (1.10%) Teradata
10 1 (0.55%) Mitel
10 1 (0.55%) Meridio
10 1 (0.55%) Google
10 1 (0.55%) Huawei
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