The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 27 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.41% 0.92% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£484 £520 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £481
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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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 Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
136 99 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 95.77% 90.83% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 51 42
Average daily rate £425 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £145 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.65 £16.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £41.95 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Solutions Architect
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Eucalyptus
2 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (33.33%) Eucalyptus
1 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) VMware