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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 38 46 35
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 20 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.88% 1.24% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 1.32% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 5
Average daily rate
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£525 £425 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -17.47%
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 £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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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
480 455 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.20% 94.01% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 305 153
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.71% -15.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.50 £58.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 14 (56.00%) SAP
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 7 (28.00%) SOA
3 7 (28.00%) Sitecore
4 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) .NET
4 6 (24.00%) UML
4 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (16.00%) CRM
6 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (16.00%) SAP Implementation
6 4 (16.00%) SAP HANA
7 3 (12.00%) Data Analytics
7 3 (12.00%) SaaS
7 3 (12.00%) MVC
7 3 (12.00%) Content Management
7 3 (12.00%) J2EE
7 3 (12.00%) ERP
7 3 (12.00%) Analytics
8 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (8.00%) Guidewire
8 2 (8.00%) MuleSoft
8 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (8.00%) SDLC
8 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
8 2 (8.00%) SAS
8 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.00%) CMS
3 2 (8.00%) SAS
3 2 (8.00%) NetWeaver
4 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) SaaS
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SAP HANA
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) SAP BW
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Banking
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) J2EE
3 2 (8.00%) Middleware
3 2 (8.00%) SAP PI
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) SCADA
1 2 (8.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (8.00%) Social Media
1 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) SOA
2 6 (24.00%) UML
2 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) CRM
3 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.00%) SAP Implementation
4 3 (12.00%) Content Management
4 3 (12.00%) Data Analytics
4 3 (12.00%) MVC
4 3 (12.00%) Analytics
4 3 (12.00%) ERP
5 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Data Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Information Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) SAP
2 7 (28.00%) Sitecore
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) Guidewire
3 2 (8.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (8.00%) hybris
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 2 (8.00%) FatWire
3 2 (8.00%) Pega
4 1 (4.00%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.00%) IBM