The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 34 45 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 11 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.09% 3.42% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.27% 3.58% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 7
Median daily rate £530 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.95% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £43.98
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +35.30%
Solutions Architect
Cambridgeshire

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
336 503 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.38% 95.63% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 324 330
Median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 44
Median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.77 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridge region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 30 (83.33%) SaaS
2 20 (55.56%) IaaS
3 12 (33.33%) CRM
3 12 (33.33%) PaaS
3 12 (33.33%) Information Security
4 11 (30.56%) SOA
5 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 10 (27.78%) Oracle
5 10 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
6 8 (22.22%) LAN
6 8 (22.22%) WAN
6 8 (22.22%) Firewall
6 8 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
6 8 (22.22%) Security Operations
7 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (19.44%) SAP
7 7 (19.44%) ERP
7 7 (19.44%) SAP HANA
8 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (16.67%) Marketing
8 6 (16.67%) Middleware
8 6 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 5 (13.89%) Order to Cash
9 5 (13.89%) Finance
9 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
9 5 (13.89%) RESTful
9 5 (13.89%) Billing
9 5 (13.89%) BigMachines

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (13.89%) BigMachines
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (83.33%) SaaS
2 20 (55.56%) IaaS
3 12 (33.33%) PaaS
4 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) Firewall
1 8 (22.22%) LAN
1 8 (22.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.78%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SAP HANA
2 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (16.67%) Marketing
2 5 (13.89%) Billing
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Middleware
2 5 (13.89%) RESTful
3 2 (5.56%) Java EE
3 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Contactless
1 1 (2.78%) EMV
1 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) CRM
1 12 (33.33%) Information Security
2 11 (30.56%) SOA
3 8 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
3 8 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 8 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 7 (19.44%) ERP
4 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (16.67%) Performance Optimisation
5 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.89%) Order to Cash
7 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 4 (11.11%) Business Continuity Management
7 4 (11.11%) ITIL
7 4 (11.11%) Migration
7 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.11%) Service Design
7 4 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle
2 7 (19.44%) SAP
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) Ariba