The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 28 July 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 Buckinghamshire 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 49 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 39 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.97% 3.05% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 3.24% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £362 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1214 956 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.32% 94.00% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 470 416
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 79 69
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -6 13 £490 +15.29% 2
Marlow - - - -
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South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 23 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (20.29%) Retail
3 12 (17.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 10 (14.49%) WebSphere
5 8 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (11.59%) Mobile App
6 7 (10.14%) SOA
6 7 (10.14%) IBM
6 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (8.70%) Middleware
7 6 (8.70%) HTML
7 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.70%) Oracle
7 6 (8.70%) SAP
7 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.70%) N-Tier
7 6 (8.70%) Objective-C
7 6 (8.70%) Dojo
8 5 (7.25%) Worklight
8 5 (7.25%) Logistics
8 5 (7.25%) J2EE
8 5 (7.25%) Java
8 5 (7.25%) EAI
9 4 (5.80%) Primavera
9 4 (5.80%) .NET
9 4 (5.80%) Information Security
9 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.80%) Degree
10 3 (4.35%) Project Planning

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 10 (14.49%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.90%) SAP Retail
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) GSM
1 1 (1.45%) LAN
1 1 (1.45%) WAN
1 1 (1.45%) Firewall
1 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 23 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (20.29%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Billing
3 2 (2.90%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (8.70%) Middleware
1 6 (8.70%) Dojo
1 6 (8.70%) HTML
2 5 (7.25%) J2EE
2 5 (7.25%) Worklight
3 4 (5.80%) .NET
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.70%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.45%) EPoS
3 1 (1.45%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) UNIX
2 1 (1.45%) Android
2 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (10.14%) SOA
4 6 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 5 (7.25%) EAI
5 5 (7.25%) Logistics
6 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.80%) Information Security
7 3 (4.35%) Migration
7 3 (4.35%) Service Management
7 3 (4.35%) UML
7 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.35%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.35%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.90%) Resource Management
8 2 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.90%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (2.90%) BPR
8 2 (2.90%) Project Management
8 2 (2.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) JavaScript
1 6 (8.70%) Objective-C
2 5 (7.25%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) IBM
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) Oracle
2 6 (8.70%) SAP
3 4 (5.80%) Primavera
4 2 (2.90%) JDA
5 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.45%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.45%) Computacenter