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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 52 49 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 20 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.27% 2.51% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 2.66% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 9
Average daily rate £538 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-1.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £56.88 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
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
848 828 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.36% 94.52% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 590 583
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 33 38
Average hourly rate £32.50 £18.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.08% +5.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £95.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 17 (30.36%) Technical Architecture
3 14 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 11 (19.64%) TOGAF
4 11 (19.64%) Business Analysis
5 10 (17.86%) SOA
6 9 (16.07%) CRM
6 9 (16.07%) Billing
7 8 (14.29%) UML
7 8 (14.29%) EAI
7 8 (14.29%) Finance
8 7 (12.50%) ETL
8 7 (12.50%) hybris
9 5 (8.93%) ArchiMate
9 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.93%) Degree
9 5 (8.93%) SQL
9 5 (8.93%) IBM
10 4 (7.14%) ISEB
10 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.14%) PRINCE
10 4 (7.14%) Java
10 4 (7.14%) ITIL
10 4 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
10 4 (7.14%) MVNO
10 4 (7.14%) Business Transformation
11 3 (5.36%) Information Exploitation
11 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
11 3 (5.36%) SDLC

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (3.57%) Apache
1 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.79%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) BigMachines
1 1 (1.79%) Primavera
1 1 (1.79%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) MVNO
2 1 (1.79%) ADSL
2 1 (1.79%) Broadband
2 1 (1.79%) CTI
2 1 (1.79%) DMZ
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) LAN
2 1 (1.79%) MPLS
2 1 (1.79%) NAS
2 1 (1.79%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) VoIP
2 1 (1.79%) WAN
2 1 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Rational Rose
2 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 21 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.07%) Billing
3 8 (14.29%) Finance
4 3 (5.36%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.36%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) HTML
1 3 (5.36%) J2EE
1 3 (5.36%) Web Services
1 3 (5.36%) XML
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) EJB
2 2 (3.57%) JSP
2 2 (3.57%) Middleware
2 2 (3.57%) REST
2 2 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.79%) Itk
3 1 (1.79%) SOAP
3 1 (1.79%) Swing
3 1 (1.79%) XSL
3 1 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.36%) IVR
2 2 (3.57%) NHS
2 2 (3.57%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.79%) Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Frameworx
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.79%) Linux
1 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Technical Architecture
2 14 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 11 (19.64%) Business Analysis
3 11 (19.64%) TOGAF
4 10 (17.86%) SOA
5 9 (16.07%) CRM
6 8 (14.29%) EAI
6 8 (14.29%) UML
7 7 (12.50%) ETL
8 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.93%) ArchiMate
9 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.14%) Business Transformation
9 4 (7.14%) ITIL
9 4 (7.14%) PRINCE
9 4 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (5.36%) Data Modelling
10 3 (5.36%) Identity Management
10 3 (5.36%) ITIL V3
10 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (1.79%) C
3 1 (1.79%) C++
3 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) ISEB
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) hybris
2 5 (8.93%) IBM
3 3 (5.36%) ATG
3 3 (5.36%) Demandware
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) Altiris
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco
5 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.79%) Siemens
5 1 (1.79%) Tableau