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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 46 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 22 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.51% 1.44% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 1.57% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 7
Average daily rate
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£488 £500 £518
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £435 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £600 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £480
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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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
812 830 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.59% 92.02% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 570 351
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 42
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +31.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (34.15%) Finance
2 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.07%) SOA
4 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (12.20%) ISEB
4 5 (12.20%) UML
4 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
4 5 (12.20%) Degree
4 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (9.76%) Spring
5 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL
5 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (9.76%) Linux
5 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (9.76%) Service Management
5 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
6 3 (7.32%) BPR
6 3 (7.32%) TIBCO
6 3 (7.32%) Middleware
6 3 (7.32%) LAMP
6 3 (7.32%) Workflow
6 3 (7.32%) CRM
6 3 (7.32%) LAN
6 3 (7.32%) WAN
6 3 (7.32%) Thin Client
6 3 (7.32%) Java
6 3 (7.32%) Web Services

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (4.88%) Liferay
2 1 (2.44%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.44%) ArcSDE
2 1 (2.44%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.44%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.88%) SaaS
2 2 (4.88%) PaaS
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
2 2 (4.88%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Local Government
3 3 (7.32%) Marketing
4 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Spring
2 3 (7.32%) Middleware
2 3 (7.32%) LAMP
2 3 (7.32%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) JSON
3 2 (4.88%) Spring MVC
3 2 (4.88%) HTML5
3 2 (4.88%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.32%) Data Integration
2 3 (7.32%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.88%) DTV
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) IVR
3 2 (4.88%) Open Source
3 2 (4.88%) Social Media
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) GIS
4 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) UNIX
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) SOA
3 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (12.20%) UML
3 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (9.76%) Service Management
4 4 (9.76%) ITIL
5 3 (7.32%) Workflow
5 3 (7.32%) BPR
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) CRM
5 3 (7.32%) Information Management
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) Information Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.32%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) Ruby
3 2 (4.88%) Go
3 2 (4.88%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) ISEB
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
1 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) TIBCO
2 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) Genesys
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) ESRI