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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 99 94 125
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 58 116 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.66% 2.12% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.22% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 90 72
Average daily rate £600 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.04% +4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £474 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £790 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-1.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
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
3313 5225 5882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.56% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 3966 4276
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £283 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £36.35 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 33 (38.37%) Banking
2 31 (36.05%) Finance
3 24 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (16.28%) TOGAF
5 13 (15.12%) SOA
6 12 (13.95%) Java
7 11 (12.79%) Oracle
7 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (11.63%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (9.30%) Retail
9 8 (9.30%) Migration
9 8 (9.30%) .NET
9 8 (9.30%) IBM
10 7 (8.14%) Web Services
10 7 (8.14%) UML
10 7 (8.14%) Zachman Framework
10 7 (8.14%) Investment Banking
10 7 (8.14%) Data Centre
10 7 (8.14%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (6.98%) Data Architecture
11 6 (6.98%) SDLC
11 6 (6.98%) Firewall
11 6 (6.98%) CRM
11 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
11 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
12 5 (5.81%) SAN
12 5 (5.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
12 5 (5.81%) Front Office
12 5 (5.81%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (4.65%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.49%) IIS
3 1 (1.16%) Apache
3 1 (1.16%) CMS
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.16%) Maximo
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) Force.com
2 1 (1.16%) IaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle CX
2 1 (1.16%) Responsys
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) Firewall
2 5 (5.81%) NAS
2 5 (5.81%) SAN
3 4 (4.65%) FTP
3 4 (4.65%) HTTP
4 3 (3.49%) LAN
4 3 (3.49%) WAN
4 3 (3.49%) Wireless
5 2 (2.33%) DNS
5 2 (2.33%) Wireless Security
6 1 (1.16%) FCoE
6 1 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.16%) Internet
6 1 (1.16%) Intranet
6 1 (1.16%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.16%) LDAP
6 1 (1.16%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) Big Data
1 5 (5.81%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.16%) HBase
5 1 (1.16%) ObjectStore
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 33 (38.37%) Banking
2 31 (36.05%) Finance
3 8 (9.30%) Retail
4 7 (8.14%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.81%) Front Office
6 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.49%) Publishing
6 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.33%) Marketing
7 2 (2.33%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.16%) Advertising
8 1 (1.16%) Billing
8 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) .NET
2 7 (8.14%) Web Services
3 3 (3.49%) Middleware
3 3 (3.49%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.33%) HTML
4 2 (2.33%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.16%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.16%) JSP
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.16%) React
5 1 (1.16%) REST
5 1 (1.16%) Servlets
5 1 (1.16%) SOAP
5 1 (1.16%) Spring
5 1 (1.16%) WCF
5 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (5.81%) Video on Demand
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.49%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) Derivative
4 2 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.33%) Equities
4 2 (2.33%) Fintech
4 2 (2.33%) IPTV
5 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.16%) DataPower
5 1 (1.16%) EPoS
5 1 (1.16%) iPhone
5 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.16%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.16%) PACS
5 1 (1.16%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) AIX
2 3 (3.49%) Windows
3 2 (2.33%) Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Unix
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.28%) TOGAF
3 13 (15.12%) SOA
4 11 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (11.63%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (9.30%) Migration
7 7 (8.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (8.14%) UML
7 7 (8.14%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (6.98%) CRM
8 6 (6.98%) Data Architecture
8 6 (6.98%) SDLC
9 5 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.81%) People Management
9 5 (5.81%) Project Management
9 5 (5.81%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (5.81%) Workflow
10 4 (4.65%) Security Architecture
11 3 (3.49%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.95%) Java
2 3 (3.49%) SQL
3 2 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) CCIE
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.16%) NFS
4 1 (1.16%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.16%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Oracle
2 8 (9.30%) IBM
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.65%) Cisco
4 4 (4.65%) hybris
4 4 (4.65%) SAP
4 4 (4.65%) VMware
5 2 (2.33%) EMC
5 2 (2.33%) Informatica
5 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.33%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.16%) Citrix
6 1 (1.16%) Cognos
6 1 (1.16%) Dell
6 1 (1.16%) HP
6 1 (1.16%) Intel
6 1 (1.16%) NetApp
6 1 (1.16%) Reuters
6 1 (1.16%) Siebel
6 1 (1.16%) Sybase
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