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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 37 70 38
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 97 60 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.74% 2.28% 4.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 2.52% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 29
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£550 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £528 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £523 £475 £460
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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
2314 2379 1972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.31% 90.42% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1171 1194 830
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 104 114
Average hourly rate £17.13 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +31 37 £550 +7.31% 8
Bracknell +7 10 £550 -4.34% 2
Maidenhead +10 8 £600 +9.09%
Slough -8 5 £500 +17.64% 3
Windsor -6 1 - - 1
Newbury -7 1 - -
Hungerford - - - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 47 (23.15%) Telecoms
1 47 (23.15%) TOGAF
2 32 (15.76%) Degree
3 28 (13.79%) Retail
4 27 (13.30%) Computer Science
5 26 (12.81%) Billing
5 26 (12.81%) Finance
6 24 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (11.33%) IBM
8 22 (10.84%) SOA
8 22 (10.84%) 3G
8 22 (10.84%) Mentoring
9 21 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
10 20 (9.85%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (9.36%) Security Cleared
12 18 (8.87%) Cisco
12 18 (8.87%) Java
13 17 (8.37%) Oracle
13 17 (8.37%) Broadband
13 17 (8.37%) CRM
13 17 (8.37%) Internet
13 17 (8.37%) Project Management
13 17 (8.37%) iSeries
14 16 (7.88%) Migration
14 16 (7.88%) .NET
15 15 (7.39%) ITIL
15 15 (7.39%) Middleware
15 15 (7.39%) Mobile App
16 14 (6.90%) SC Cleared
17 13 (6.40%) Microsoft

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 12 (5.91%) Lync
2 9 (4.43%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.94%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.97%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (1.97%) JBoss
5 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.48%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.48%) JCAPS
6 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.99%) Drupal
6 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.49%) Documentum
7 1 (0.49%) IIS
7 1 (0.49%) FileNet
7 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.49%) Liferay
7 1 (0.49%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.49%) MS Office
2 1 (0.49%) ProjectWise
2 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.99%) SAP HCM
1 2 (0.99%) SAP BPC
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.49%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.49%) assyst
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.96%) SaaS
2 2 (0.99%) PaaS
2 2 (0.99%) IaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.84%) 3G
2 17 (8.37%) Broadband
2 17 (8.37%) Internet
3 8 (3.94%) MVNO
4 4 (1.97%) LAN
4 4 (1.97%) WAN
4 4 (1.97%) 4G
4 4 (1.97%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (1.48%) DNS
5 3 (1.48%) VoIP
5 3 (1.48%) SAN
5 3 (1.48%) LTE
6 2 (0.99%) Network Security
6 2 (0.99%) DMZ
6 2 (0.99%) CTI
6 2 (0.99%) Firewall
6 2 (0.99%) DHCP
6 2 (0.99%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.99%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.99%) DB2
4 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.49%) ERwin
1 1 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 47 (23.15%) Telecoms
2 28 (13.79%) Retail
3 26 (12.81%) Billing
3 26 (12.81%) Finance
4 7 (3.45%) Banking
5 6 (2.96%) Marketing
6 3 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.88%) .NET
2 15 (7.39%) Middleware
3 7 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (2.96%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (2.96%) HTML
4 6 (2.96%) SOAP
5 4 (1.97%) Web Services
5 4 (1.97%) REST
6 3 (1.48%) HTML5
6 3 (1.48%) JSON
7 2 (0.99%) jQuery
7 2 (0.99%) XML
7 2 (0.99%) CSS
8 1 (0.49%) Akka
8 1 (0.49%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.49%) COM
8 1 (0.49%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.49%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.30%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.37%) iSeries
3 15 (7.39%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.93%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.96%) User Experience
6 4 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.48%) Social Media
7 3 (1.48%) Life Science
8 2 (0.99%) Clustering
8 2 (0.99%) CMDB
8 2 (0.99%) Open Source
9 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.49%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.49%) EPoS
9 1 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.43%) Windows
2 5 (2.46%) UNIX
2 5 (2.46%) Linux
2 5 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.49%) VMS
5 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.15%) TOGAF
2 24 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (10.84%) SOA
3 22 (10.84%) Mentoring
4 21 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (8.37%) CRM
5 17 (8.37%) Project Management
6 16 (7.88%) Migration
7 15 (7.39%) ITIL
8 12 (5.91%) Enterprise Modelling
8 12 (5.91%) Systems Analysis
9 10 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.94%) Use Case
11 7 (3.45%) E-business
12 6 (2.96%) ERP
12 6 (2.96%) ETL
13 5 (2.46%) Data Management
14 4 (1.97%) Asset Management
14 4 (1.97%) Business Development
14 4 (1.97%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.87%) Java
2 5 (2.46%) C#
2 5 (2.46%) SQL
3 4 (1.97%) C
3 4 (1.97%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.48%) Perl
5 1 (0.49%) Python
5 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.49%) C++
5 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.49%) Scala
5 1 (0.49%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 32 (15.76%) Degree
2 19 (9.36%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.48%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.99%) PhD
6 1 (0.49%) CCNA
6 1 (0.49%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.49%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.48%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.96%) vSphere
4 3 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.99%) XenApp
5 2 (0.99%) KVM
6 1 (0.49%) vCloud
6 1 (0.49%) Docker
6 1 (0.49%) LXC
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (1.48%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.49%) OpenView
3 1 (0.49%) Netcool
3 1 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (11.33%) IBM
2 20 (9.85%) Salesforce.com
3 18 (8.87%) Cisco
4 17 (8.37%) Oracle
5 13 (6.40%) Microsoft
6 12 (5.91%) VMware
7 10 (4.93%) SAP
8 8 (3.94%) EMC
9 5 (2.46%) HP
10 4 (1.97%) Citrix
10 4 (1.97%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.48%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.48%) Open Text
11 3 (1.48%) RedDot
11 3 (1.48%) Symantec
11 3 (1.48%) Dell
11 3 (1.48%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.48%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.99%) BMC
12 2 (0.99%) NetApp
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