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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 106 122 85
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 109 78 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.86% 1.34% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.46% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 64 115
Average daily rate
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£557 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £50.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%
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
5406 5340 6577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.33% 92.01% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3896 4823
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 89 172
Average hourly rate £17.98 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.11 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 74 (33.04%) Finance
2 61 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (24.11%) Microsoft
4 49 (21.88%) Java
4 49 (21.88%) TOGAF
5 48 (21.43%) .NET
6 43 (19.20%) SOA
7 41 (18.30%) Banking
8 39 (17.41%) SQL Server
9 36 (16.07%) Oracle
10 34 (15.18%) Windows
11 29 (12.95%) Enterprise Architecture
12 24 (10.71%) VMware
13 23 (10.27%) SQL
14 22 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (9.38%) IBM
16 20 (8.93%) Middleware
17 19 (8.48%) E-Commerce
17 19 (8.48%) Linux
17 19 (8.48%) MS Excel
17 19 (8.48%) CRM
17 19 (8.48%) Retail
18 18 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (7.59%) Waterfall
19 17 (7.59%) Degree
20 16 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 16 (7.14%) Project Management
20 16 (7.14%) Mobile App
21 15 (6.70%) UML
21 15 (6.70%) Technical Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (5.80%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.46%) IIS
3 8 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.13%) Apache
4 7 (3.13%) K2 blackpearl
5 6 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.68%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (2.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (1.79%) JBoss
7 3 (1.34%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.34%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.34%) CMS
8 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.89%) Lync
8 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.89%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.68%) MS Office
3 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.34%) Mingle
4 3 (1.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.23%) RMDS
3 3 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.89%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.89%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.45%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.89%) Force.com
4 2 (0.89%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Heroku
5 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.36%) SAN
2 9 (4.02%) Firewall
3 8 (3.57%) WAN
3 8 (3.57%) NAS
4 6 (2.68%) FCoE
4 6 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (2.68%) Multicast
4 6 (2.68%) LAN
4 6 (2.68%) HTTP
4 6 (2.68%) iSCSI
5 5 (2.23%) VPN
6 3 (1.34%) DNS
6 3 (1.34%) VLAN
7 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.89%) DHCP
7 2 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.45%) SMS
8 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.45%) Network Security
8 1 (0.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.41%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (4.46%) EDRMS
5 10 (4.46%) DTS
6 7 (3.13%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.13%) Big Data
7 5 (2.23%) HBase
8 3 (1.34%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.34%) DB2
8 3 (1.34%) MySQL
9 2 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.89%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.45%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (4.46%) TeamCity
1 10 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.34%) SpecFlow
2 3 (1.34%) WebDriver
2 3 (1.34%) Selenium
3 2 (0.89%) Maven
4 1 (0.45%) WinDbg
General
1 74 (33.04%) Finance
2 41 (18.30%) Banking
3 19 (8.48%) Retail
4 10 (4.46%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.13%) Legal
6 4 (1.79%) Billing
6 4 (1.79%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (1.79%) Marketing
7 3 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.89%) Front Office
9 1 (0.45%) Back Office
9 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (21.43%) .NET
2 20 (8.93%) Middleware
3 12 (5.36%) HTML
3 12 (5.36%) Web Services
3 12 (5.36%) XML
4 10 (4.46%) JRules
5 8 (3.57%) MEAP
6 6 (2.68%) Rendezvous
6 6 (2.68%) XSLT
6 6 (2.68%) J2EE
6 6 (2.68%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.23%) WPF
7 5 (2.23%) HTML5
7 5 (2.23%) Ultra Messaging
8 3 (1.34%) REST
8 3 (1.34%) Ajax
8 3 (1.34%) WCF
8 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.34%) SOAP
8 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 11 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.46%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.02%) User Experience
4 9 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.13%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.23%) Clustering
7 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.79%) Social Media
8 3 (1.34%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.34%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.34%) Replication
8 3 (1.34%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.89%) NHS
9 2 (0.89%) Biometrics
9 2 (0.89%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (0.89%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.18%) Windows
2 19 (8.48%) Linux
3 9 (4.02%) Android
4 8 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.13%) Solaris
5 7 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.45%) UNIX
6 1 (0.45%) AIX
6 1 (0.45%) HPUX
6 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (21.88%) TOGAF
3 43 (19.20%) SOA
4 29 (12.95%) Enterprise Architecture
5 22 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (8.48%) CRM
6 19 (8.48%) E-Commerce
7 17 (7.59%) Waterfall
8 16 (7.14%) Project Management
9 15 (6.70%) UML
9 15 (6.70%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (6.25%) OO
10 14 (6.25%) Workflow
11 12 (5.36%) Risk Management
11 12 (5.36%) Mentoring
12 11 (4.91%) Migration
13 10 (4.46%) Logistics
13 10 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (4.46%) Software Delivery
14 9 (4.02%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (21.88%) Java
2 23 (10.27%) SQL
3 13 (5.80%) C#
4 11 (4.91%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.46%) C
6 3 (1.34%) Scala
6 3 (1.34%) C++
6 3 (1.34%) VB
7 2 (0.89%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.45%) R
8 1 (0.45%) Ruby
8 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.45%) VBScript
8 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (7.59%) Degree
2 5 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.89%) CCNP
4 2 (0.89%) CCNA
4 2 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.45%) CISA
5 1 (0.45%) CISM
5 1 (0.45%) MCTS
5 1 (0.45%) CISSP
5 1 (0.45%) MCSD
5 1 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.34%) COBIT
1 3 (1.34%) QA
2 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) Basel II
3 1 (0.45%) FATCA
3 1 (0.45%) COREP
System Software
1 18 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.46%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.02%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (3.57%) Xen
5 6 (2.68%) NFS
5 6 (2.68%) SRDF
5 6 (2.68%) KVM
6 5 (2.23%) Active Directory
7 4 (1.79%) vSphere
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (4.46%) Puppet
1 10 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.89%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (24.11%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.07%) Oracle
3 24 (10.71%) VMware
4 21 (9.38%) IBM
5 11 (4.91%) NetApp
6 10 (4.46%) Cisco
6 10 (4.46%) webMethods
7 9 (4.02%) TIBCO
8 7 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (3.13%) EMC
9 6 (2.68%) Intel
9 6 (2.68%) HP
9 6 (2.68%) DataSynapse
10 5 (2.23%) ATG
10 5 (2.23%) SAP
10 5 (2.23%) Sybase
11 3 (1.34%) Citrix
11 3 (1.34%) Pega
11 3 (1.34%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.89%) Kofax
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £540.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £650 day, 6 months contract likely to extend
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago