The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 City of London 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 113 85 152
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +67
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 80 157 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.39% 2.22% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 2.39% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 115 54
Average daily rate
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£525 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £400 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.10% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £59.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5302 6564 7191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.02% 92.61% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3865 4816 5234
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 170 170
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.62 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £43.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Solutions Architect
London

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014, 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 49 (27.68%) Finance
2 44 (24.86%) Oracle
3 30 (16.95%) SOA
4 25 (14.12%) Windows
5 24 (13.56%) VMware
6 23 (12.99%) Migration
6 23 (12.99%) Java
7 22 (12.43%) Microsoft
8 20 (11.30%) Banking
8 20 (11.30%) TOGAF
9 19 (10.73%) .NET
9 19 (10.73%) SQL Server
10 18 (10.17%) CRM
11 17 (9.60%) Linux
11 17 (9.60%) Enterprise Architecture
11 17 (9.60%) Retail
12 16 (9.04%) C#
13 15 (8.47%) HTML
13 15 (8.47%) Risk Management
13 15 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (7.91%) Data Modelling
15 13 (7.34%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (7.34%) Technical Architecture
16 12 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (6.78%) CSS
16 12 (6.78%) Oracle Database
17 11 (6.21%) Web Services
17 11 (6.21%) Citrix
17 11 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (5.65%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 9 (5.08%) Oracle Coherence
1 9 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.39%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (3.39%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.39%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.26%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.26%) SAS
4 4 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.69%) Apache
6 2 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.13%) IIS
6 2 (1.13%) Tuxedo
6 2 (1.13%) Lync
7 1 (0.56%) Confluence
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.82%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.39%) SimCorp Dimension
2 5 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.13%) RMDS
3 2 (1.13%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.13%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.56%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.56%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.56%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.56%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.56%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.56%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.56%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.95%) SaaS
2 2 (1.13%) PaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.08%) SAN
2 5 (2.82%) WAN
3 4 (2.26%) VLAN
3 4 (2.26%) LAN
4 3 (1.69%) Multicast
4 3 (1.69%) NAS
4 3 (1.69%) FCoE
4 3 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (1.69%) HTTP
4 3 (1.69%) Internet
5 2 (1.13%) Firewall
5 2 (1.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.56%) SNMP
6 1 (0.56%) Intranet
6 1 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (6.78%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (3.39%) Big Data
5 4 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.26%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.69%) DB2
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.13%) Siebel EIM
7 2 (1.13%) EDRMS
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.13%) DTS
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.13%) HBase
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.13%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) JUnit
2 3 (1.69%) JIRA
2 3 (1.69%) Maven
3 2 (1.13%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.13%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.56%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.56%) Ant
4 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 49 (27.68%) Finance
2 20 (11.30%) Banking
3 17 (9.60%) Retail
4 9 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.39%) Publishing
6 5 (2.82%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.26%) Legal
8 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.13%) Law
8 2 (1.13%) Billing
9 1 (0.56%) German Language
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.73%) .NET
2 15 (8.47%) HTML
3 12 (6.78%) CSS
4 11 (6.21%) Web Services
5 10 (5.65%) XML
6 8 (4.52%) Middleware
7 7 (3.95%) HTML5
8 6 (3.39%) JRules
8 6 (3.39%) Java EE
8 6 (3.39%) J2EE
8 6 (3.39%) MEAP
9 5 (2.82%) Apache Camel
9 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.82%) XSLT
9 5 (2.82%) SOAP
9 5 (2.82%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.82%) Spring
10 4 (2.26%) REST
11 3 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (1.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.65%) Management Information System
1 10 (5.65%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.52%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.69%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.69%) Replication
5 3 (1.69%) Clustering
6 2 (1.13%) PACS
6 2 (1.13%) Derivative
6 2 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.13%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.13%) Open Source
7 1 (0.56%) FMCG
7 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.56%) iPhone
7 1 (0.56%) DataPower
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.12%) Windows
2 17 (9.60%) Linux
3 10 (5.65%) Android
4 9 (5.08%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.95%) UNIX
6 6 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.26%) Solaris
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.56%) AIX
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.95%) SOA
2 23 (12.99%) Migration
3 20 (11.30%) TOGAF
4 18 (10.17%) CRM
5 17 (9.60%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (8.47%) Risk Management
7 14 (7.91%) Data Modelling
8 13 (7.34%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (5.65%) Data Migration
11 9 (5.08%) UML
11 9 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.52%) ITIL
12 8 (4.52%) Data Architecture
13 7 (3.95%) Analytics
13 7 (3.95%) OO
13 7 (3.95%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.95%) Business Analysis
13 7 (3.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.99%) Java
2 16 (9.04%) C#
3 10 (5.65%) SQL
3 10 (5.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.69%) C++
5 2 (1.13%) C
6 1 (0.56%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.56%) Ada
6 1 (0.56%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.56%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.56%) VBA
6 1 (0.56%) PHP
6 1 (0.56%) XPath
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (5.08%) Degree
2 5 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.13%) MCTS
4 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.13%) Siebel Certification
5 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.56%) CISSP
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.26%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.69%) FATCA
2 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.13%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) Basel III
System Software
1 15 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.82%) XenApp
3 5 (2.82%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.69%) SRDF
5 3 (1.69%) NFS
6 2 (1.13%) Xen
6 2 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.13%) KVM
7 1 (0.56%) vSphere
7 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.13%) Puppet
1 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 44 (24.86%) Oracle
2 24 (13.56%) VMware
3 22 (12.43%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.34%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (6.21%) Citrix
6 9 (5.08%) SAP
6 9 (5.08%) TIBCO
7 8 (4.52%) IBM
8 7 (3.95%) Siebel
9 6 (3.39%) SimCorp
9 6 (3.39%) Cisco
10 5 (2.82%) EMC
10 5 (2.82%) ATG
11 4 (2.26%) NetApp
12 3 (1.69%) Triple Point
12 3 (1.69%) JBoss
12 3 (1.69%) Sybase
12 3 (1.69%) Intel
13 2 (1.13%) Endeca
13 2 (1.13%) DataSynapse
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