The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 24 17 45
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 3.53% 4.04% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.73% 4.35% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
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£525 £650 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +50.00%
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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 Canary Wharf 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
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
161 92 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 94.71% 92.93% 91.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 52 225
Average daily rate £475 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £24.13 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) IBM
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
2 5 (38.46%) TOGAF
3 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
3 4 (30.77%) Use Case
3 4 (30.77%) N-Tier
3 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 3 (23.08%) RUP
4 3 (23.08%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) Pega
5 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
5 2 (15.38%) UML
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Legal
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Retail
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
6 1 (7.69%) Ariba
6 1 (7.69%) SAP BW
6 1 (7.69%) Middleware
6 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (7.69%) Firewall
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (7.69%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SAP BW
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
1 4 (30.77%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) TOGAF
2 4 (30.77%) Use Case
2 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 3 (23.08%) RUP
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Pega
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Ariba
4 1 (7.69%) Actimize