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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 63 46 64
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 18 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.78% 1.12% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.22% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 2
Average daily rate
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£488 £438 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £405 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -
Solutions Architect
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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
947 572 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.58% 91.37% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 387 491
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 £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 43 60
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £25.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (50.00%) SOA
2 10 (41.67%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
4 7 (29.17%) Java
4 7 (29.17%) Degree
5 6 (25.00%) Open Source
5 6 (25.00%) Web Services
5 6 (25.00%) ISEB
5 6 (25.00%) Middleware
6 4 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (16.67%) LAMP
6 4 (16.67%) BPR
6 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (16.67%) Workflow
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (16.67%) UML
6 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 3 (12.50%) Java EE
7 3 (12.50%) Data Integration
7 3 (12.50%) SaaS
7 3 (12.50%) PaaS
7 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
7 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (12.50%) Network Management
7 3 (12.50%) IaaS
7 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.33%) Lync
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (4.17%) Cordys
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
1 3 (12.50%) PaaS
1 3 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) EDRMS
2 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Local Government
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Military
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Web Services
1 6 (25.00%) Middleware
2 4 (16.67%) LAMP
3 3 (12.50%) Java EE
3 3 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (4.17%) JSON
4 1 (4.17%) Spring MVC
4 1 (4.17%) Drools
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) Spring
4 1 (4.17%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Open Source
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (4.17%) Taxonomies
4 1 (4.17%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) SOA
2 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 4 (16.67%) Workflow
3 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.67%) BPR
3 4 (16.67%) UML
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Network Management
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (12.50%) OO
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Information Management
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 6 (25.00%) ISEB
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
1 3 (12.50%) TIBCO
2 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.17%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.17%) RedPrairie
3 1 (4.17%) ForgeRock