The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridge region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 43 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.28% 0.52% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.55% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £550 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +31.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £550 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £550 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
436 362 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.36% 94.27% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 159 216
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £246 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 50 105
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 28 July 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 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) J2EE
2 5 (55.56%) Middleware
3 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (33.33%) Ajax
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (33.33%) webMethods
4 3 (33.33%) MVC
4 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Sun
4 3 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (33.33%) J2SE
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) Finance

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 3 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Billing
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) J2EE
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
1 5 (55.56%) Middleware
2 3 (33.33%) Ajax
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (33.33%) J2SE
2 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Solaris
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Use Case
3 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) UML
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Sun
2 3 (33.33%) webMethods
3 2 (22.22%) Atlassian
3 2 (22.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (11.11%) Sybase
4 1 (11.11%) SAP