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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 103 100 119
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 103 138 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.75% 1.92% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 2.07% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 89 76
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £654 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £57.44 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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
5446 6651 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3991 4847 5151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 137 180
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £28.78 £43.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 58 (31.18%) Finance
2 49 (26.34%) Oracle
3 27 (14.52%) Windows
4 25 (13.44%) Migration
4 25 (13.44%) Banking
5 24 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (12.90%) SOA
6 21 (11.29%) CRM
7 19 (10.22%) VMware
7 19 (10.22%) TOGAF
7 19 (10.22%) Microsoft
8 18 (9.68%) Linux
8 18 (9.68%) SQL Server
8 18 (9.68%) .NET
9 17 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (9.14%) Java
9 17 (9.14%) Data Modelling
10 16 (8.60%) Oracle Database
11 15 (8.06%) HTML
12 13 (6.99%) Retail
12 13 (6.99%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (6.99%) Risk Management
12 13 (6.99%) CSS
12 13 (6.99%) Data Migration
13 12 (6.45%) Data Architecture
13 12 (6.45%) Degree
13 12 (6.45%) C#
13 12 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (6.45%) Middleware
14 11 (5.91%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (3.76%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.69%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.69%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.15%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.61%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.08%) SAS
6 2 (1.08%) Tuxedo
6 2 (1.08%) Apache
6 2 (1.08%) IIS
6 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.54%) Confluence
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.54%) CMS
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.69%) MS Office
3 3 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.23%) SimCorp Dimension
2 5 (2.69%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle TCA
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.08%) RMDS
4 2 (1.08%) Temenos T24
4 2 (1.08%) SAP PLM
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.54%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.76%) SaaS
2 2 (1.08%) PaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.76%) SAN
1 7 (3.76%) WAN
2 5 (2.69%) VLAN
2 5 (2.69%) LAN
3 3 (1.61%) Multicast
3 3 (1.61%) NAS
3 3 (1.61%) FCoE
3 3 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (1.61%) Internet
3 3 (1.61%) FTP
4 2 (1.08%) HTTP
4 2 (1.08%) Firewall
4 2 (1.08%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.54%) HSRP
5 1 (0.54%) VRRP
5 1 (0.54%) Wireless
5 1 (0.54%) WLAN
5 1 (0.54%) SNMP
5 1 (0.54%) Intranet
5 1 (0.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.60%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.23%) Big Data
5 5 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.69%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (2.69%) DB2
6 4 (2.15%) Siebel EIM
7 3 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.08%) HBase
8 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.54%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.54%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.54%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.61%) JIRA
1 3 (1.61%) Maven
1 3 (1.61%) JUnit
2 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.54%) Subversion
3 1 (0.54%) Lombardi
General
1 58 (31.18%) Finance
2 25 (13.44%) Banking
3 13 (6.99%) Retail
4 10 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.23%) Publishing
5 6 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.15%) Billing
7 3 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.61%) Legal
7 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.68%) .NET
2 15 (8.06%) HTML
3 13 (6.99%) CSS
4 12 (6.45%) Middleware
5 10 (5.38%) XML
6 8 (4.30%) J2EE
7 7 (3.76%) HTML5
7 7 (3.76%) Web Services
8 6 (3.23%) XSLT
8 6 (3.23%) MEAP
9 5 (2.69%) Java EE
9 5 (2.69%) SOAP
9 5 (2.69%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.15%) Spring
10 4 (2.15%) REST
10 4 (2.15%) Apache Camel
11 3 (1.61%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.08%) SAML
12 2 (1.08%) Rendezvous
12 2 (1.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.84%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.30%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.30%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.69%) FMCG
4 5 (2.69%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.15%) User Experience
6 3 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.61%) PACS
6 3 (1.61%) Replication
6 3 (1.61%) NHS
7 2 (1.08%) W3C
7 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.08%) Derivative
7 2 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.08%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.52%) Windows
2 18 (9.68%) Linux
3 10 (5.38%) Android
4 9 (4.84%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.84%) UNIX
5 4 (2.15%) Solaris
6 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.54%) AIX
7 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.44%) Migration
2 24 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (12.90%) SOA
3 21 (11.29%) CRM
4 19 (10.22%) TOGAF
5 17 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (9.14%) Data Modelling
6 13 (6.99%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (6.99%) Risk Management
6 13 (6.99%) Data Migration
7 12 (6.45%) Data Architecture
8 10 (5.38%) E-Commerce
9 9 (4.84%) Change Management
9 9 (4.84%) ERP
9 9 (4.84%) UML
10 8 (4.30%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (3.76%) Zachman Framework
11 7 (3.76%) Service Management
11 7 (3.76%) ITIL
11 7 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.14%) Java
2 12 (6.45%) C#
3 10 (5.38%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.84%) SQL
5 2 (1.08%) C++
6 1 (0.54%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.54%) PHP
6 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.54%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.54%) VBA
6 1 (0.54%) Python
6 1 (0.54%) Ada
6 1 (0.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (6.45%) Degree
2 4 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.08%) CCIE
3 2 (1.08%) MCTS
3 2 (1.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.54%) CCNP
4 1 (0.54%) CCDP
4 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.54%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.61%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (1.61%) QA
2 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.08%) FATCA
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) HL7
4 1 (0.54%) Basel III
4 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.30%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.61%) SRDF
3 3 (1.61%) NFS
4 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.08%) Xen
4 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.08%) KVM
5 1 (0.54%) XenApp
5 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 49 (26.34%) Oracle
2 19 (10.22%) VMware
2 19 (10.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (5.38%) Siebel
4 10 (5.38%) SAP
5 7 (3.76%) TIBCO
5 7 (3.76%) Citrix
5 7 (3.76%) Cisco
5 7 (3.76%) IBM
6 6 (3.23%) SimCorp
7 4 (2.15%) NetApp
7 4 (2.15%) EMC
7 4 (2.15%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.61%) Triple Point
8 3 (1.61%) Sybase
8 3 (1.61%) Intel
8 3 (1.61%) Calypso
8 3 (1.61%) SunGard
9 2 (1.08%) Hyperion
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
CPS Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago