The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Solution Architect
Rank 68 57 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.21% 0.16% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £425 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
865 598 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.32% 93.58% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 361 603
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 43 55
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.07% -31.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Solutions Architect
South West

Technical Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Technical Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Technical Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Technical Solutions Architect
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) vCloud
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS

Technical Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) vCloud
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) VMware