The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 32 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 28 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.17% 0.88% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.33% 0.94% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 12
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£511 £438 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.85% -20.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £488 £463
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
Solutions Architect
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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 Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
647 530 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.28% 93.15% 90.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 251 300
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 55 81
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £11.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 March 2015. 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 +10 13 £513 +20.58% 4
Peterborough - - - - 1
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 22 (50.00%) Web Services
2 21 (47.73%) SAP
3 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (38.64%) Java
4 17 (38.64%) .NET
5 16 (36.36%) J2EE
6 14 (31.82%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (20.45%) C#
7 9 (20.45%) SOA
7 9 (20.45%) Documentum
8 8 (18.18%) XML
8 8 (18.18%) TOGAF
8 8 (18.18%) Middleware
8 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 7 (15.91%) Business Transformation
9 7 (15.91%) EAI
10 6 (13.64%) ISO 9001
10 6 (13.64%) XML Schema
10 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
10 6 (13.64%) HTML
10 6 (13.64%) CSS
10 6 (13.64%) CSS3
10 6 (13.64%) Kindle
10 6 (13.64%) HTML5
10 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
11 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
11 5 (11.36%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (11.36%) UML
11 5 (11.36%) Systems Analysis

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 14 (31.82%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (20.45%) Documentum
3 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (4.55%) JBoss
5 2 (4.55%) Apache ServiceMix
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.27%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) PaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) LAN
1 2 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) Broadband
2 1 (2.27%) DSL
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Intranet
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Hudson
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.27%) Retail
1 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (50.00%) Web Services
2 17 (38.64%) .NET
3 16 (36.36%) J2EE
4 8 (18.18%) XML
4 8 (18.18%) Middleware
5 6 (13.64%) XML Schema
5 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
5 6 (13.64%) HTML
5 6 (13.64%) CSS
5 6 (13.64%) CSS3
5 6 (13.64%) HTML5
6 3 (6.82%) SAP PI
7 2 (4.55%) Spring
7 2 (4.55%) Apache Camel
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (4.55%) Ajax
8 1 (2.27%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Kindle
1 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.45%) SOA
3 8 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 7 (15.91%) Business Transformation
4 7 (15.91%) EAI
5 5 (11.36%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (11.36%) UML
5 5 (11.36%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (11.36%) Workflow
5 5 (11.36%) Validation
6 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (6.82%) OO
8 2 (4.55%) MVC
8 2 (4.55%) CRM
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.27%) SAP Implementation
9 1 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.27%) Time Management
9 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) Java
2 9 (20.45%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) SAP ITS
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) SAP
2 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.36%) webMethods
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle
5 3 (6.82%) Talend
5 3 (6.82%) TIBCO
5 3 (6.82%) IBM
5 3 (6.82%) BEA