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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 80 107 102
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 130 98 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.40% 1.64% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 1.77% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 79 84
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£550 £525 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £655 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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
5035 5529 5961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.79% 92.49% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4139 4385
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 69 141
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 62 (28.18%) Finance
2 52 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (22.27%) TOGAF
4 45 (20.45%) Java
5 42 (19.09%) Microsoft
6 39 (17.73%) SOA
7 38 (17.27%) .NET
8 33 (15.00%) Banking
9 30 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 29 (13.18%) Oracle
11 26 (11.82%) SQL
12 25 (11.36%) Windows
13 21 (9.55%) Retail
14 20 (9.09%) E-Commerce
15 16 (7.27%) OO
16 15 (6.82%) Web Services
16 15 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
16 15 (6.82%) Degree
16 15 (6.82%) VMware
17 14 (6.36%) Firewall
17 14 (6.36%) CRM
18 13 (5.91%) MS Excel
18 13 (5.91%) JavaScript
18 13 (5.91%) HTML
18 13 (5.91%) SAN
18 13 (5.91%) Technical Architecture
19 12 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (5.45%) Project Management
19 12 (5.45%) IBM
19 12 (5.45%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (4.09%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.64%) IIS
3 6 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.27%) CMS
4 5 (2.27%) K2 blackpearl
5 4 (1.82%) Node.js
5 4 (1.82%) Apache
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.36%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.36%) JBoss
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.36%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.91%) Lync
7 2 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.91%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (5.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.91%) MS Office
2 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.36%) RMDS
3 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.91%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.91%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.45%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.45%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.91%) IaaS
4 2 (0.91%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Office 365
5 1 (0.45%) Force.com
5 1 (0.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.36%) Firewall
2 13 (5.91%) SAN
3 8 (3.64%) VPN
4 6 (2.73%) VLAN
5 5 (2.27%) LAN
5 5 (2.27%) DNS
5 5 (2.27%) NAS
6 4 (1.82%) WebEx
6 4 (1.82%) Internet
6 4 (1.82%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.36%) WAN
7 3 (1.36%) HTTP
7 3 (1.36%) Cisco ICM
7 3 (1.36%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.36%) FCoE
7 3 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.36%) Multicast
8 2 (0.91%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.91%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (4.09%) Big Data
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.73%) EDRMS
5 6 (2.73%) DB2
5 6 (2.73%) DTS
6 5 (2.27%) MySQL
6 5 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.91%) HBase
9 2 (0.91%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (2.73%) Jenkins
1 6 (2.73%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.27%) Maven
3 2 (0.91%) Moq
3 2 (0.91%) MSTest
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.45%) Bower
4 1 (0.45%) Grunt
General
1 62 (28.18%) Finance
2 33 (15.00%) Banking
3 21 (9.55%) Retail
4 10 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.09%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.73%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.82%) Legal
8 3 (1.36%) Electronics
8 3 (1.36%) Billing
8 3 (1.36%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.91%) Marketing
9 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.45%) Front Office
10 1 (0.45%) Back Office
10 1 (0.45%) Law
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Local Government
10 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.27%) .NET
2 15 (6.82%) Web Services
3 13 (5.91%) HTML
4 11 (5.00%) XML
5 10 (4.55%) Middleware
6 9 (4.09%) J2EE
6 9 (4.09%) HTML5
7 7 (3.18%) WCF
8 6 (2.73%) MEAP
8 6 (2.73%) JRules
8 6 (2.73%) Ajax
9 5 (2.27%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.82%) WPF
10 4 (1.82%) CSS
10 4 (1.82%) Swing
11 3 (1.36%) Rendezvous
11 3 (1.36%) XSLT
11 3 (1.36%) SOAP
11 3 (1.36%) Spring
11 3 (1.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 10 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.64%) User Experience
3 8 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.18%) Biometrics
4 7 (3.18%) Clustering
4 7 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.73%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.82%) Social Media
6 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.36%) Replication
7 3 (1.36%) Physics
7 3 (1.36%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.36%) Open Source
8 2 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.91%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.91%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.91%) iPhone
8 2 (0.91%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.36%) Windows
2 11 (5.00%) Linux
2 11 (5.00%) Android
3 10 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.73%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (1.82%) Solaris
6 3 (1.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (22.27%) TOGAF
3 39 (17.73%) SOA
4 20 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 16 (7.27%) OO
6 15 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (6.36%) CRM
8 13 (5.91%) Technical Architecture
9 12 (5.45%) Project Management
9 12 (5.45%) UML
10 11 (5.00%) Logistics
10 11 (5.00%) Waterfall
11 10 (4.55%) Workflow
12 9 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.09%) Time Management
13 8 (3.64%) Software Delivery
13 8 (3.64%) Scrum
14 7 (3.18%) Migration
14 7 (3.18%) Risk Management
14 7 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.45%) Java
2 26 (11.82%) SQL
3 13 (5.91%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.45%) C#
5 9 (4.09%) C++
6 7 (3.18%) C
7 4 (1.82%) Scala
8 3 (1.36%) VB
9 2 (0.91%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.91%) Ruby
10 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.45%) Python
10 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.45%) VBScript
10 1 (0.45%) PHP
10 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.45%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 15 (6.82%) Degree
2 11 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.91%) CCIE
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) MCSD
6 1 (0.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) COBIT
2 1 (0.45%) FATCA
System Software
1 12 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.73%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.27%) Xen
4 5 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.27%) vSphere
5 3 (1.36%) NFS
5 3 (1.36%) SRDF
5 3 (1.36%) KVM
6 1 (0.45%) Firmware
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.73%) Puppet
2 3 (1.36%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (1.36%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.91%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.45%) Netcool
4 1 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (19.09%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.18%) Oracle
3 15 (6.82%) VMware
4 12 (5.45%) IBM
5 11 (5.00%) Cisco
6 10 (4.55%) SAP
7 7 (3.18%) TIBCO
8 6 (2.73%) webMethods
8 6 (2.73%) NetApp
8 6 (2.73%) HP
9 5 (2.27%) EMC
9 5 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.27%) ATG
10 3 (1.36%) Intel
10 3 (1.36%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.36%) Brocade
10 3 (1.36%) DataSynapse
10 3 (1.36%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.36%) Splunk
11 2 (0.91%) Demandware
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £475.00 - £522.50 per annum
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