The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 23 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 2.48% 1.79% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 1.89% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate
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£590 £565 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.42% +0.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £557 £493
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £573 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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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 Docklands, 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
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
153 106 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 95.03% 94.64% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 73 166
Average daily rate £475 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, 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 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
2 4 (57.14%) TOGAF
3 3 (42.86%) Use Case
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) MEAP
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
5 1 (14.29%) RUP
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) User Experience
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Basel III
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) MEAP
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) TOGAF
2 3 (42.86%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (14.29%) RUP
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) Basel III
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) IBM