The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 45 36 50
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.30% 1.91% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 2.04% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £515 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% +16.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £511 £439
10% offered a daily rate of more than £649 £535 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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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 Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
432 343 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.30% 93.72% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 152 192
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 33 95
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 10 (76.92%) Oracle
2 8 (61.54%) J2EE
3 7 (53.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (46.15%) Sun
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) UNIX
4 6 (46.15%) Solaris
4 6 (46.15%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
4 6 (46.15%) J2SE
5 5 (38.46%) UML
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) Middleware
5 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (38.46%) Multithreading
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Atlassian
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Perl
6 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
7 3 (23.08%) .NET
7 3 (23.08%) CRM
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
7 3 (23.08%) webMethods
7 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (23.08%) Scrum
7 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
7 3 (23.08%) MVC

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
2 4 (30.77%) WebLogic
3 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.69%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Advertising
2 2 (15.38%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) J2EE
2 6 (46.15%) J2SE
3 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) Middleware
4 3 (23.08%) Ajax
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) REST
5 2 (15.38%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
1 6 (46.15%) Solaris
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (38.46%) Multithreading
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) UML
3 3 (23.08%) CRM
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Use Case
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security Management
4 2 (15.38%) Security Management
4 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) OOD
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Sun
3 4 (30.77%) Atlassian
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) webMethods
5 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (15.38%) Sybase
5 2 (15.38%) SAP