The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 55 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 20 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.32% 1.66% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 1.79% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 3
Average daily rate
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£538 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £436 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £505 £520
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 West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
801 728 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.03% 93.09% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 490 353
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 50 40
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.89 £32.50 £37.50
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 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 29 January 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) SOA
3 10 (27.03%) TOGAF
4 9 (24.32%) Degree
5 8 (21.62%) ISEB
5 8 (21.62%) Java
6 7 (18.92%) Web Services
6 7 (18.92%) Open Source
7 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
7 6 (16.22%) UML
7 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (16.22%) Middleware
8 5 (13.51%) TIBCO
8 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
8 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
9 4 (10.81%) SaaS
9 4 (10.81%) PaaS
9 4 (10.81%) Information Architecture
9 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.81%) Spring
9 4 (10.81%) Marketing
9 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (10.81%) BPR
9 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
9 4 (10.81%) LAMP
10 3 (8.11%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (8.11%) Network Management
10 3 (8.11%) IaaS
10 3 (8.11%) Project Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (5.41%) Liferay
1 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.70%) JBoss
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) SugarCRM
2 1 (2.70%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (5.41%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) SaaS
1 4 (10.81%) PaaS
2 3 (8.11%) IaaS
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) LAN
1 3 (8.11%) WAN
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Marketing
3 3 (8.11%) Local Government
4 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.41%) Electronics
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Web Services
2 6 (16.22%) Middleware
3 4 (10.81%) Spring
3 4 (10.81%) LAMP
4 3 (8.11%) J2EE
4 3 (8.11%) Java EE
5 2 (5.41%) Spring MVC
5 2 (5.41%) JSON
5 2 (5.41%) HTML5
5 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 2 (5.41%) XML
5 2 (5.41%) REST
5 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Open Source
2 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.11%) Thin Client
4 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.11%) Data Integration
4 3 (8.11%) Fat Client
5 2 (5.41%) Visualisation
5 2 (5.41%) Social Media
5 2 (5.41%) IVR
5 2 (5.41%) DTV
5 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.70%) GIS
6 1 (2.70%) NHS
6 1 (2.70%) Taxonomies
6 1 (2.70%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) SOA
2 10 (27.03%) TOGAF
3 6 (16.22%) UML
3 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.81%) Information Architecture
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (10.81%) BPR
5 3 (8.11%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (8.11%) Network Management
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Workflow
5 3 (8.11%) CRM
5 3 (8.11%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (8.11%) OO
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) Information Management
5 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.11%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) Java
2 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
2 3 (8.11%) Ruby
3 2 (5.41%) PHP
3 2 (5.41%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) Golang
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 8 (21.62%) ISEB
3 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
1 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) TIBCO
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
3 2 (5.41%) Business Objects
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix
3 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.70%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.70%) RedPrairie
4 1 (2.70%) ESRI
4 1 (2.70%) Genesys
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
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