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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 118 95 108
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 80 115 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.58% 1.94% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 2.08% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 90 64
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£510 £575 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.30% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £425 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
Solutions Architect
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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
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 54 (30.51%) Finance
2 31 (17.51%) Oracle
3 26 (14.69%) TOGAF
4 25 (14.12%) Banking
5 24 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (12.99%) Windows
7 22 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (11.86%) SOA
9 20 (11.30%) Java
10 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
10 18 (10.17%) Retail
11 17 (9.60%) Degree
11 17 (9.60%) SQL Server
12 16 (9.04%) SQL
13 15 (8.47%) .NET
14 14 (7.91%) E-Commerce
14 14 (7.91%) Migration
14 14 (7.91%) Security Cleared
15 13 (7.34%) Middleware
16 12 (6.78%) Cisco
16 12 (6.78%) Web Services
16 12 (6.78%) VMware
16 12 (6.78%) SC Cleared
17 11 (6.21%) SAP
18 10 (5.65%) CRM
19 9 (5.08%) Linux
19 9 (5.08%) UNIX
19 9 (5.08%) Firewall
19 9 (5.08%) Computer Science
20 8 (4.52%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (3.39%) CMS
2 5 (2.82%) Node.js
3 4 (2.26%) IIS
4 3 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.69%) SAS
4 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.13%) Apache
5 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.56%) Lync
6 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.56%) FileNet
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle TCA
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.56%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.56%) RMDS
3 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.56%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.56%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.82%) Office 365
1 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.69%) IaaS
2 3 (1.69%) PaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.08%) Firewall
2 7 (3.95%) VLAN
3 6 (3.39%) SAN
4 5 (2.82%) WAN
4 5 (2.82%) VPN
5 4 (2.26%) Wireless
5 4 (2.26%) Internet
5 4 (2.26%) LAN
6 3 (1.69%) WLAN
6 3 (1.69%) FTP
6 3 (1.69%) BGP
6 3 (1.69%) MPLS
6 3 (1.69%) OSPF
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco ICM
7 2 (1.13%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.13%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.13%) DNS
7 2 (1.13%) IPv4
7 2 (1.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.52%) Big Data
2 8 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.39%) DB2
3 6 (3.39%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.13%) Siebel EIM
6 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.13%) MySQL
6 2 (1.13%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.56%) HBase
7 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.56%) OLAP
7 1 (0.56%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Maven
2 3 (1.69%) Moq
2 3 (1.69%) MSTest
3 1 (0.56%) Bower
3 1 (0.56%) Grunt
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) Lombardi
General
1 54 (30.51%) Finance
2 25 (14.12%) Banking
3 18 (10.17%) Retail
4 7 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.69%) Billing
6 3 (1.69%) Electronics
6 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.47%) .NET
2 13 (7.34%) Middleware
3 12 (6.78%) Web Services
4 8 (4.52%) J2EE
5 6 (3.39%) WCF
5 6 (3.39%) HTML
5 6 (3.39%) XML
6 4 (2.26%) Ajax
6 4 (2.26%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.26%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.26%) HTML5
7 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (1.69%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (1.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (1.69%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.69%) CSS
7 3 (1.69%) XSLT
7 3 (1.69%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.08%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.39%) Biometrics
3 5 (2.82%) FMCG
4 4 (2.26%) Social Media
4 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.69%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.69%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.69%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.69%) Physics
6 2 (1.13%) Clustering
6 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.13%) PACS
6 2 (1.13%) NHS
6 2 (1.13%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.56%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.56%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.56%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.99%) Windows
2 9 (5.08%) Linux
2 9 (5.08%) UNIX
3 4 (2.26%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.26%) Android
4 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.13%) Solaris
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (14.69%) TOGAF
2 24 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (11.86%) SOA
5 14 (7.91%) E-Commerce
5 14 (7.91%) Migration
6 10 (5.65%) CRM
7 8 (4.52%) Risk Management
7 8 (4.52%) Zachman Framework
7 8 (4.52%) Data Modelling
7 8 (4.52%) Data Migration
8 7 (3.95%) Time Management
8 7 (3.95%) Change Management
8 7 (3.95%) Scrum
8 7 (3.95%) Business Development
9 6 (3.39%) Software Engineering
9 6 (3.39%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (3.39%) Workflow
9 6 (3.39%) Project Management
9 6 (3.39%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.30%) Java
2 16 (9.04%) SQL
3 8 (4.52%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.39%) C#
4 6 (3.39%) C++
5 2 (1.13%) Python
5 2 (1.13%) Scala
5 2 (1.13%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.56%) SOQL
6 1 (0.56%) Groovy
6 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) XQuery
6 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (9.60%) Degree
2 14 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.26%) CCIE
6 2 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.26%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.13%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) GAAP
4 1 (0.56%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (3.39%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.26%) vSphere
3 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.56%) KVM
4 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.56%) SRDF
4 1 (0.56%) NFS
4 1 (0.56%) Firmware
4 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (1.69%) Windows Intune
1 3 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 31 (17.51%) Oracle
2 18 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.78%) Cisco
3 12 (6.78%) VMware
4 11 (6.21%) SAP
5 6 (3.39%) Siebel
6 5 (2.82%) IBM
6 5 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.26%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.69%) Splunk
8 3 (1.69%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.69%) Calypso
8 3 (1.69%) SunGard
8 3 (1.69%) HP
8 3 (1.69%) EMC
8 3 (1.69%) Brocade
9 2 (1.13%) ATG
9 2 (1.13%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.13%) Juniper
9 2 (1.13%) NetApp
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