The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 115 105 102
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 38 87 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.21% 1.69% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.78% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 72 87
Average daily rate £590 £525 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.38% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £625 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £521 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £34.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+83.82% -23.16%
Solutions Architect
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect across the City of London region.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 38 (38.38%) Banking
2 29 (29.29%) Finance
3 28 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (20.20%) TOGAF
4 20 (20.20%) SOA
5 17 (17.17%) Java
6 14 (14.14%) .NET
7 12 (12.12%) Oracle
8 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 10 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (9.09%) Retail
10 9 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 8 (8.08%) SQL
11 8 (8.08%) Windows
11 8 (8.08%) VMware
12 7 (7.07%) Project Management
12 7 (7.07%) TDD
13 6 (6.06%) UML
13 6 (6.06%) Data Modelling
13 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
13 6 (6.06%) Investment Banking
13 6 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (6.06%) Data Architecture
13 6 (6.06%) hybris
13 6 (6.06%) Translating Business Requirements
14 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
14 5 (5.05%) Big Data
14 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.02%) IIS
2 2 (2.02%) JBoss
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.01%) Drupal
3 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.01%) Node.js
3 1 (1.01%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.01%) SugarCRM
3 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Maximo
1 4 (4.04%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.01%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.02%) IaaS
2 2 (2.02%) PaaS
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.01%) Office 365
3 1 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) Firewall
2 3 (3.03%) NAS
2 3 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (1.01%) DNS
3 1 (1.01%) FTP
3 1 (1.01%) Internet
3 1 (1.01%) Intranet
3 1 (1.01%) VLAN
3 1 (1.01%) VPN
3 1 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.05%) Big Data
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.04%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.03%) MySQL
5 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.01%) DTS
5 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.01%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.01%) QlikView
5 1 (1.01%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.01%) Redis
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Subversion
2 3 (3.03%) Ant
2 3 (3.03%) JUnit
2 3 (3.03%) Maven
3 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.01%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.01%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.01%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.01%) Moq
3 1 (1.01%) NUnit
3 1 (1.01%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (38.38%) Banking
2 29 (29.29%) Finance
3 9 (9.09%) Retail
4 6 (6.06%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.04%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.03%) Advertising
6 3 (3.03%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.02%) Front Office
7 2 (2.02%) Marketing
8 1 (1.01%) Billing
8 1 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.01%) Electronics
8 1 (1.01%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.14%) .NET
2 5 (5.05%) Web Services
3 4 (4.04%) HTML
3 4 (4.04%) Java EE
4 3 (3.03%) Spring
5 2 (2.02%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.02%) CSS
5 2 (2.02%) HTML5
5 2 (2.02%) Middleware
5 2 (2.02%) REST
5 2 (2.02%) SOAP
6 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.01%) CSS3
6 1 (1.01%) J2EE
6 1 (1.01%) Java SE
6 1 (1.01%) jQuery
6 1 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.01%) SAML
6 1 (1.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.04%) User Experience
4 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.03%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.02%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.02%) IPTV
5 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.02%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.02%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.01%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.01%) iPhone
6 1 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.01%) New Media
6 1 (1.01%) PDA
6 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Windows
2 5 (5.05%) Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Android
3 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.01%) Debian
3 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.20%) SOA
2 20 (20.20%) TOGAF
3 10 (10.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 7 (7.07%) Project Management
5 7 (7.07%) TDD
6 6 (6.06%) Data Architecture
6 6 (6.06%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (6.06%) Translating Business Requirements
6 6 (6.06%) UML
7 5 (5.05%) B2B
7 5 (5.05%) CRM
7 5 (5.05%) ETL
7 5 (5.05%) Information Management
7 5 (5.05%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.04%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.04%) Migration
8 4 (4.04%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.17%) Java
2 8 (8.08%) SQL
3 3 (3.03%) C#
4 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.01%) Jython
5 1 (1.01%) Python
5 1 (1.01%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.03%) Degree
1 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.02%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.02%) PMP
2 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) CCIE
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.01%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.02%) Puppet
2 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.01%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 12 (12.12%) Oracle
2 8 (8.08%) VMware
3 6 (6.06%) hybris
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.05%) SAP
5 3 (3.03%) ATG
5 3 (3.03%) IBM
5 3 (3.03%) Syclo
6 2 (2.02%) Informatica
7 1 (1.01%) Actimize
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco
7 1 (1.01%) Cognos
7 1 (1.01%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.01%) Netezza
7 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.01%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.01%) Sophos
7 1 (1.01%) Talend
7 1 (1.01%) Teradata
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