The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire 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 22 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 4.09% 0.76% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.33% 0.80% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate £390 £435 £594
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -26.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £435 £567
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £435 £620
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
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Derbyshire 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
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
208 250 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 94.55% 95.06% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 125 147
Average daily rate £360 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £230 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 29
Average hourly rate £10.44 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.75% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £13.00 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £25.00 £72.50
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 Derbyshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Derbyshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Derbyshire region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Derbyshire region.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby +9 9 £390 -10.34%
Solutions Architect
East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 23 (79.31%) Unix
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Red Hat
2 22 (75.86%) VMware
3 21 (72.41%) VMware ESX
3 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (72.41%) Windows XP
3 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 21 (72.41%) Windows Server
4 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
5 19 (65.52%) Configuration Management
5 19 (65.52%) Requirements Analysis
6 16 (55.17%) Manufacturing
7 14 (48.28%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
9 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
9 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
9 12 (41.38%) Mentoring
10 11 (37.93%) Process Improvement
11 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (27.59%) HP
13 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 1 (3.45%) R
14 1 (3.45%) Degree
14 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
14 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
14 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (3.45%) Oracle
14 1 (3.45%) ITIL
14 1 (3.45%) Project Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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.

Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
General
1 16 (55.17%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Unix
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (72.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) Configuration Management
1 19 (65.52%) Requirements Analysis
2 12 (41.38%) Mentoring
3 11 (37.93%) Process Improvement
4 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) VMware ESX
2 20 (68.97%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Red Hat
1 22 (75.86%) VMware
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle