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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 31 37 53
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 24 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.12% 4.06% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.25% 4.20% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 2
Average daily rate £525 £505 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.96% +15.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £418 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £524 £489
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +7.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £41.75 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+49.70% -5.64%
Solutions Architect
East of England

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
565 666 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.91% 96.52% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 368 239
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 56
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.96% -52.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.74 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.45 £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 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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 21 £525 +5.00% 4
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 17 (42.50%) SaaS
2 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 14 (35.00%) CRM
2 14 (35.00%) SOA
3 13 (32.50%) SAP
4 11 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (25.00%) Java
6 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
7 7 (17.50%) Content Management
7 7 (17.50%) Web Services
7 7 (17.50%) OO
7 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
7 7 (17.50%) J2EE
7 7 (17.50%) Data Modelling
7 7 (17.50%) hybris
8 6 (15.00%) UML
8 6 (15.00%) ITIL
8 6 (15.00%) Finance
8 6 (15.00%) Middleware
9 5 (12.50%) MVC
9 5 (12.50%) Migration
9 5 (12.50%) XML
9 5 (12.50%) SQL
9 5 (12.50%) iPad
9 5 (12.50%) BigMachines
9 5 (12.50%) SDLC
10 4 (10.00%) SAP HANA
10 4 (10.00%) Relational Database

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (12.50%) BigMachines
3 1 (2.50%) Markit EDM
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (2.50%) SAP CRM
3 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.50%) thinkFolio
3 1 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (42.50%) SaaS
2 3 (7.50%) IaaS
2 3 (7.50%) PaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) LAN
1 1 (2.50%) Network Security
1 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (10.00%) SAP HANA
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Ant
1 4 (10.00%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) J2EE
1 7 (17.50%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) Middleware
3 5 (12.50%) XML
4 4 (10.00%) Spring
5 3 (7.50%) EJB
5 3 (7.50%) HTML
5 3 (7.50%) JSP
5 3 (7.50%) REST
5 3 (7.50%) SAP PI
6 2 (5.00%) .NET
6 2 (5.00%) Java EE
7 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) iPad
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Digital Media
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (7.50%) SCADA
2 3 (7.50%) Social Media
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) CRM
1 14 (35.00%) SOA
2 11 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.50%) Content Management
4 7 (17.50%) Data Modelling
4 7 (17.50%) E-Commerce
4 7 (17.50%) OO
4 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
5 6 (15.00%) ITIL
5 6 (15.00%) UML
6 5 (12.50%) Migration
6 5 (12.50%) MVC
6 5 (12.50%) SDLC
7 4 (10.00%) B2B
7 4 (10.00%) B2C
7 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (10.00%) OOP
8 3 (7.50%) EAI
8 3 (7.50%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) Java
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) SAP
3 7 (17.50%) hybris
4 4 (10.00%) Sitecore
5 3 (7.50%) Adobe
5 3 (7.50%) FatWire
5 3 (7.50%) Guidewire
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.50%) MuleSoft
5 3 (7.50%) Pega
6 2 (5.00%) VMware
7 1 (2.50%) Ariba
7 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg