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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 39 72 50
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 116 57 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.86% 1.95% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.34% 2.17% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 29 23
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£538 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £385 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £514 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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
2672 2630 2158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.86% 89.82% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1346 860
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 114 141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 +21 39 £500 -1.23% 6
Bracknell +10 13 £556 +38.02% 1
Maidenhead +14 8 £475 -
Newbury -13 5 £381 -4.68%
Slough -3 4 £750 +66.66% 1
Wokingham - 2 - -
Windsor -4 1 - -
Crowthorne - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 50 (24.04%) Telecoms
2 37 (17.79%) TOGAF
3 36 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (12.98%) Java
5 24 (11.54%) Finance
5 24 (11.54%) Billing
5 24 (11.54%) Retail
6 23 (11.06%) ITIL
7 22 (10.58%) Migration
7 22 (10.58%) Enterprise Architecture
8 21 (10.10%) Security Cleared
9 20 (9.62%) Oracle
9 20 (9.62%) SOA
10 19 (9.13%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (8.17%) CRM
12 16 (7.69%) Microsoft
12 16 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (7.21%) SC Cleared
13 15 (7.21%) Windows
14 14 (6.73%) Degree
14 14 (6.73%) Mentoring
15 13 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (6.25%) SAP
15 13 (6.25%) C#
15 13 (6.25%) Broadband
16 12 (5.77%) MS Excel
16 12 (5.77%) Internet
16 12 (5.77%) Project Management
16 12 (5.77%) Use Case
17 11 (5.29%) 3G

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (3.85%) Lync
2 6 (2.88%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.92%) MQSeries
3 4 (1.92%) JCAPS
3 4 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.96%) JBoss
4 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.96%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.48%) Liferay
5 1 (0.48%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.48%) Drupal
5 1 (0.48%) FileNet
5 1 (0.48%) SAS
5 1 (0.48%) Documentum
Applications
1 12 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.48%) ProjectWise
2 1 (0.48%) SPSS
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) SAP HCM
2 2 (0.96%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.48%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.48%) Magento
3 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.40%) SaaS
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.25%) Broadband
2 12 (5.77%) Internet
3 11 (5.29%) 3G
4 8 (3.85%) MVNO
5 4 (1.92%) Firewall
5 4 (1.92%) VoLTE
6 3 (1.44%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.44%) NAS
7 2 (0.96%) LAN
7 2 (0.96%) WAN
7 2 (0.96%) DHCP
7 2 (0.96%) VPN
7 2 (0.96%) DNS
7 2 (0.96%) DMZ
7 2 (0.96%) Network Security
7 2 (0.96%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.48%) 4G
8 1 (0.48%) BGP
8 1 (0.48%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.92%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.96%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.48%) Mahout
5 1 (0.48%) Big Data
5 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.48%) HBase
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.48%) Triplestore
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 50 (24.04%) Telecoms
2 24 (11.54%) Finance
2 24 (11.54%) Billing
2 24 (11.54%) Retail
3 7 (3.37%) Banking
4 4 (1.92%) Marketing
5 3 (1.44%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Games
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.85%) Middleware
2 7 (3.37%) HTML
3 6 (2.88%) .NET
3 6 (2.88%) Web Services
3 6 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (2.88%) REST
4 5 (2.40%) JSON
4 5 (2.40%) HTML5
4 5 (2.40%) SOAP
5 2 (0.96%) XML
5 2 (0.96%) jQuery
5 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.48%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.48%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.48%) Akka
6 1 (0.48%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.48%) Spring
6 1 (0.48%) XMPP
6 1 (0.48%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.48%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.40%) Social Media
5 4 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.44%) Frameworx
6 3 (1.44%) Life Science
6 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.96%) Open Source
7 2 (0.96%) Clustering
7 2 (0.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.48%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.48%) CMDB
8 1 (0.48%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.48%) EPoS
8 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.21%) Windows
2 8 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.40%) Windows 8
3 5 (2.40%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.40%) UNIX
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.44%) Linux
5 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.79%) TOGAF
2 36 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (11.06%) ITIL
4 22 (10.58%) Migration
4 22 (10.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 20 (9.62%) SOA
6 17 (8.17%) CRM
7 16 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (6.73%) Mentoring
9 12 (5.77%) Project Management
9 12 (5.77%) Use Case
10 9 (4.33%) ERP
11 8 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (2.88%) ETL
12 6 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (2.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (2.88%) Asset Management
12 6 (2.88%) Waterfall
12 6 (2.88%) User Stories
12 6 (2.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.98%) Java
2 13 (6.25%) C#
3 5 (2.40%) SQL
4 4 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.44%) VBScript
6 2 (0.96%) VB
6 2 (0.96%) ABAP
6 2 (0.96%) C
6 2 (0.96%) C++
7 1 (0.48%) R
7 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.48%) Scala
7 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.73%) Degree
4 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.96%) PhD
5 2 (0.96%) CCNA
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.96%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.44%) vSphere
4 2 (0.96%) XenApp
4 2 (0.96%) XenServer
4 2 (0.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.48%) vCloud
5 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.40%) SCCM
2 4 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.48%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.48%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (9.62%) Oracle
2 19 (9.13%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.25%) SAP
5 10 (4.81%) Cisco
5 10 (4.81%) VMware
6 6 (2.88%) Citrix
7 5 (2.40%) EMC
7 5 (2.40%) IBM
8 4 (1.92%) OpenText
8 4 (1.92%) RedDot
8 4 (1.92%) HP
8 4 (1.92%) NetApp
8 4 (1.92%) Symantec
9 3 (1.44%) Becrypt
9 3 (1.44%) Riverbed
9 3 (1.44%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.44%) Dell
9 3 (1.44%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.96%) ATG
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