The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf 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 23 April 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 Canary Wharf 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 19 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.74% 0.54% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £588 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
136 342 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 93.15% 92.93% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 268 243
Average daily rate £500 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £652 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £42.50 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.88% -34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Solutions Architect
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Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 2 (50.00%) Middleware
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) Trillium
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica
2 1 (25.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 1 (25.00%) SAS
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Base SAS
1 1 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (25.00%) PowerCenter
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Trillium
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Informatica