The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 16 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 Bristol 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 57 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.69% 1.07% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.14% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 12
Average daily rate £450 £518 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +18.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -
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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
878 615 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.52% 93.61% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 369 600
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 57
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -31.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Solutions Architect
South West

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Bristol region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 11 (42.31%) SAP
1 11 (42.31%) SOA
2 9 (34.62%) Logistics
3 7 (26.92%) MODAF
3 7 (26.92%) UML
3 7 (26.92%) BPMN
3 7 (26.92%) RedPrairie
4 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 6 (23.08%) Degree
5 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (19.23%) Matrix Management
5 5 (19.23%) Use Case
5 5 (19.23%) IBM
6 4 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (15.38%) SAP BW
6 4 (15.38%) Manufacturing
6 4 (15.38%) ETL
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle
6 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
6 4 (15.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL
7 3 (11.54%) Windows
7 3 (11.54%) Linux
7 3 (11.54%) Finance
7 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
7 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
1 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (15.38%) SAP BW
1 4 (15.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
General
1 4 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.85%) Open Source
1 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
1 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) SOA
2 9 (34.62%) Logistics
3 7 (26.92%) MODAF
3 7 (26.92%) UML
3 7 (26.92%) BPMN
4 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
5 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (19.23%) Matrix Management
5 5 (19.23%) Use Case
6 4 (15.38%) ETL
7 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.69%) Change Management
8 2 (7.69%) Release Management
8 2 (7.69%) Information Management
8 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 2 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
9 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) vCloud
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) SAP
2 7 (26.92%) RedPrairie
3 5 (19.23%) IBM
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) Business Objects
5 3 (11.54%) VMware
5 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) JBoss
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco