The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 59 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.83% 0.79% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 0.85% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Average daily rate
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£495 £475 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £451 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £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 - -
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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 Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1162 936 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.22% 92.04% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 451 382
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 92 79
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
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 24 October 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 +12 18 £495 +4.21% 4
High Wycombe - - - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 25 (42.37%) Finance
2 16 (27.12%) Retail
3 12 (20.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.95%) WebSphere
6 9 (15.25%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (13.56%) Dojo
7 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
7 8 (13.56%) N-Tier
7 8 (13.56%) HTML
7 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
7 8 (13.56%) E-Commerce
7 8 (13.56%) Objective-C
7 8 (13.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (13.56%) IBM
8 7 (11.86%) UNIX
9 6 (10.17%) Service Management
9 6 (10.17%) Worklight
10 5 (8.47%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (8.47%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (8.47%) Migration
10 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
10 5 (8.47%) Oracle
10 5 (8.47%) SAP
10 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
11 4 (6.78%) Legal
11 4 (6.78%) Primavera
12 3 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (5.08%) Use Case
12 3 (5.08%) Windows 7

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (16.95%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.39%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (8.47%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) LAN
1 2 (3.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.69%) NAS
2 1 (1.69%) ADSL
2 1 (1.69%) GSM
2 1 (1.69%) VoIP
2 1 (1.69%) WLAN
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
2 1 (1.69%) SAN
2 1 (1.69%) DMZ
2 1 (1.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
General
1 25 (42.37%) Finance
2 16 (27.12%) Retail
3 4 (6.78%) Legal
4 3 (5.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.39%) Billing
6 1 (1.69%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) HTML
1 8 (13.56%) WebSphere MQ
1 8 (13.56%) Dojo
2 6 (10.17%) Worklight
3 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.69%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) N-Tier
1 8 (13.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.69%) EPoS
2 1 (1.69%) IVR
2 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) UNIX
2 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Windows XP
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.69%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (13.56%) E-Commerce
3 6 (10.17%) Service Management
4 5 (8.47%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (8.47%) Migration
5 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.08%) UML
5 3 (5.08%) CRM
5 3 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (5.08%) Use Case
6 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.39%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.39%) Logistics
6 2 (3.39%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.39%) Resource Management
6 2 (3.39%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.39%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.39%) BPR
6 2 (3.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
1 8 (13.56%) Objective-C
2 2 (3.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) IBM
3 5 (8.47%) SAP
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle
4 4 (6.78%) Primavera
5 2 (3.39%) JDA
6 1 (1.69%) Altiris
6 1 (1.69%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.69%) Informatica
6 1 (1.69%) Business Objects