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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 41 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.35% 1.10% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.18% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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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 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
343 339 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 92.70% 93.39% 90.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 212 141
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 50
Average hourly rate £20.50 £39.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.10% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) .NET
3 9 (45.00%) SAP
4 8 (40.00%) J2EE
4 8 (40.00%) Java
5 7 (35.00%) Web Services
6 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (30.00%) CSS
6 6 (30.00%) C#
6 6 (30.00%) HTML
6 6 (30.00%) ISO 9001
6 6 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (30.00%) Kindle
6 6 (30.00%) CSS3
6 6 (30.00%) HTML5
6 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
7 4 (20.00%) Business Transformation
7 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (20.00%) Middleware
7 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
7 4 (20.00%) UML
7 4 (20.00%) SOA
7 4 (20.00%) Documentum
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle
9 2 (10.00%) ERP
9 2 (10.00%) XML
9 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (10.00%) Active Directory

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (20.00%) Documentum
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) J2EE
3 7 (35.00%) Web Services
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (30.00%) CSS
4 6 (30.00%) HTML
4 6 (30.00%) CSS3
4 6 (30.00%) HTML5
5 4 (20.00%) Middleware
6 2 (10.00%) XML
7 1 (5.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Kindle
1 6 (30.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (20.00%) UML
2 4 (20.00%) SOA
3 2 (10.00%) ERP
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Information Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Talend
4 1 (5.00%) BEA
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) webMethods
4 1 (5.00%) TIBCO