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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 25 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 21 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.66% 4.43% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 4.61% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 1
Average daily rate £525 £494 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% +16.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £522 £485
% change year-on-year
-4.12% +7.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £33.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+87.96% -24.85%
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
358 304 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.50% 96.20% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 183 131
Average daily rate £400 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 34
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 16 (50.00%) SaaS
2 15 (46.88%) Oracle
3 14 (43.75%) CRM
3 14 (43.75%) SOA
4 12 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (34.38%) SAP
6 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
8 6 (18.75%) Middleware
8 6 (18.75%) Java
8 6 (18.75%) ITIL
8 6 (18.75%) UML
9 5 (15.63%) XML
9 5 (15.63%) SQL
9 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
9 5 (15.63%) Finance
9 5 (15.63%) Migration
9 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (15.63%) SDLC
9 5 (15.63%) BigMachines
9 5 (15.63%) Sitecore
10 4 (12.50%) SAP PI
10 4 (12.50%) Pega
10 4 (12.50%) Social Media
10 4 (12.50%) hybris
10 4 (12.50%) Solvency II
10 4 (12.50%) Digital Media
10 4 (12.50%) MuleSoft
10 4 (12.50%) Data Centre

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (15.63%) BigMachines
3 1 (3.13%) Markit EDM
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (3.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (3.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (3.13%) thinkFolio
3 1 (3.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (50.00%) SaaS
2 3 (9.38%) IaaS
2 3 (9.38%) PaaS
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) Network Security
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.38%) SAP HANA
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Middleware
2 5 (15.63%) XML
3 4 (12.50%) SAP PI
4 3 (9.38%) EJB
4 3 (9.38%) HTML
4 3 (9.38%) J2EE
4 3 (9.38%) JSP
4 3 (9.38%) REST
4 3 (9.38%) Web Services
5 2 (6.25%) .NET
5 2 (6.25%) Java EE
6 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 4 (12.50%) Digital Media
1 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (12.50%) SCADA
1 4 (12.50%) Social Media
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) CRM
1 14 (43.75%) SOA
2 12 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) ITIL
4 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 6 (18.75%) UML
5 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (15.63%) Migration
5 5 (15.63%) SDLC
6 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.50%) Content Management
6 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.38%) EAI
7 3 (9.38%) Microservices
7 3 (9.38%) OO
7 3 (9.38%) Project Management
7 3 (9.38%) RAD
7 3 (9.38%) RUP
8 2 (6.25%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Oracle
2 11 (34.38%) SAP
3 5 (15.63%) Sitecore
4 4 (12.50%) Adobe
4 4 (12.50%) FatWire
4 4 (12.50%) Guidewire
4 4 (12.50%) hybris
4 4 (12.50%) MuleSoft
4 4 (12.50%) Pega
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) Ariba
7 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg