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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 61 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.78% 1.90% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 2.09% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 14
Average daily rate
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£465 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £401 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £484 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.92% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
722 479 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.64% 91.24% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 311 476
Average daily rate £366 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.39% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 20 40
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.35 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% -20.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.75 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (36.84%) SOA
2 6 (31.58%) TOGAF
2 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) SAP
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) Business Objects
4 4 (21.05%) ETL
4 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
4 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (21.05%) SAP BW
4 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 3 (15.79%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (15.79%) Information Security
5 3 (15.79%) Information Management
5 3 (15.79%) JBoss
6 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Windows
6 2 (10.53%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.53%) Workflow
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Release Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Lync
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (5.26%) Cordys
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (21.05%) SAP BW
1 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) Drools
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) jBPM
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) AIX
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) SOA
2 6 (31.58%) TOGAF
2 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) ETL
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (15.79%) Information Security
4 3 (15.79%) Information Management
5 2 (10.53%) Workflow
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Release Management
5 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) SIEM
6 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) BPMN
6 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) SAP
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Business Objects
3 3 (15.79%) JBoss
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) RedPrairie
5 1 (5.26%) IBM