The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 1 August 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 Cambridgeshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 58 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 11 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.33% 0.42% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.44% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 4
Average daily rate
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£420 £438 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £348 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £528 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.10% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
770 676 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.22% 94.68% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 297 323
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 82 141
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -25.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cambridgeshire region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -6 5 £425 -22.72% 1
Peterborough - 1 £400 -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (84.21%) Oracle
2 8 (42.11%) J2EE
3 7 (36.84%) SOAP
3 7 (36.84%) Web Services
3 7 (36.84%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (36.84%) CRM
3 7 (36.84%) SaaS
4 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (31.58%) Middleware
4 6 (31.58%) .NET
4 6 (31.58%) Java
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) UNIX
5 5 (26.32%) Solaris
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) Sun
5 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
5 5 (26.32%) J2SE
5 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (21.05%) Ajax
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 4 (21.05%) MVC
6 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
6 4 (21.05%) Multithreading
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
6 4 (21.05%) webMethods

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (26.32%) Tomcat
1 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.26%) SAP BW
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) J2EE
2 7 (36.84%) SOAP
2 7 (36.84%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) Middleware
3 6 (31.58%) .NET
4 5 (26.32%) J2SE
5 4 (21.05%) Ajax
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (15.79%) CGI
7 2 (10.53%) REST
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
8 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
8 1 (5.26%) Java EE
8 1 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
1 5 (26.32%) Solaris
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) CRM
2 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) MVC
3 4 (21.05%) Multithreading
3 4 (21.05%) UML
4 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Security Management
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.53%) Use Case
6 1 (5.26%) OOD
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.26%) OO
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Sun
4 4 (21.05%) Atlassian
4 4 (21.05%) webMethods
4 4 (21.05%) SAP
5 3 (15.79%) Sybase
5 3 (15.79%) Siebel