The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 39 78 56
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 61 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.78% 1.06% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 1.12% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 5 18
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £415 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £568 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
Solutions Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1516 1426 1164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.93% 94.50% 91.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 700 525
Average daily rate £375 £325 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 141 132
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £45.00 £32.50
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 East Midlands

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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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
Northamptonshire +25 33 £536 +11.66% 8
Derbyshire +6 7 £422 -32.72% 1
Leicestershire +5 4 - -
Nottinghamshire -12 4 £475 -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 28 (28.00%) Java
2 25 (25.00%) Banking
3 19 (19.00%) Finance
4 16 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (14.00%) Manufacturing
5 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.00%) TOGAF
6 13 (13.00%) B2B
7 11 (11.00%) B2C
7 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
8 10 (10.00%) SAP
8 10 (10.00%) UNIX
9 9 (9.00%) Windows
9 9 (9.00%) Zachman Framework
9 9 (9.00%) Waterfall
10 8 (8.00%) SC Cleared
10 8 (8.00%) Retail
10 8 (8.00%) SOA
10 8 (8.00%) Red Hat
11 7 (7.00%) IBM
11 7 (7.00%) Active Directory
11 7 (7.00%) Configuration Management
11 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (7.00%) Middleware
11 7 (7.00%) Windows XP
11 7 (7.00%) E-Commerce
11 7 (7.00%) VMware
11 7 (7.00%) VMware ESX
11 7 (7.00%) Requirements Analysis

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 7 (7.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.00%) JBoss
3 1 (1.00%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.00%) Apache
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.00%) CMS
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP WM
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.00%) SAP SRM
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.00%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Office 365
1 2 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (1.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.00%) DMZ
3 1 (1.00%) SAN
3 1 (1.00%) RFID
3 1 (1.00%) Intranet
3 1 (1.00%) DWDM
3 1 (1.00%) SDH
3 1 (1.00%) VoIP
3 1 (1.00%) HTTP
3 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.00%) Network Security
3 1 (1.00%) NFC
3 1 (1.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) IBM InfoSphere
1 2 (2.00%) Big Data
1 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.00%) DB2
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 25 (25.00%) Banking
2 19 (19.00%) Finance
3 14 (14.00%) Manufacturing
4 8 (8.00%) Retail
5 4 (4.00%) Front Office
6 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Automotive
7 1 (1.00%) Legal
7 1 (1.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) Middleware
2 6 (6.00%) J2EE
3 5 (5.00%) XML
3 5 (5.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (5.00%) REST
4 4 (4.00%) SAML
5 3 (3.00%) .NET
6 2 (2.00%) SOAP
6 2 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.00%) WSDL
7 1 (1.00%) JMS
7 1 (1.00%) Web Services
7 1 (1.00%) XSD
7 1 (1.00%) HTML
7 1 (1.00%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.00%) JSON
7 1 (1.00%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.00%) Drools
7 1 (1.00%) Apache CXF
7 1 (1.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.00%) Taxonomies
3 4 (4.00%) Ontologies
4 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.00%) UNIX
2 9 (9.00%) Windows
3 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (7.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.00%) HPUX
4 1 (1.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.00%) SUSE
4 1 (1.00%) Android
4 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.00%) TOGAF
3 13 (13.00%) B2B
4 11 (11.00%) B2C
5 9 (9.00%) Zachman Framework
5 9 (9.00%) Waterfall
6 8 (8.00%) SOA
7 7 (7.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.00%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (7.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.00%) Content Management
9 5 (5.00%) ETL
9 5 (5.00%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.00%) Quality Management
9 5 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (4.00%) CRM
11 3 (3.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.00%) Java
2 1 (1.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (7.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (7.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.00%) SAP
3 8 (8.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.00%) IBM
4 7 (7.00%) VMware
4 7 (7.00%) hybris
5 5 (5.00%) Oracle
6 4 (4.00%) OpenText
6 4 (4.00%) Ab Initio
6 4 (4.00%) ATG
6 4 (4.00%) JDA
6 4 (4.00%) HP
7 3 (3.00%) Informatica
7 3 (3.00%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.00%) Intel
8 1 (1.00%) Citrix
8 1 (1.00%) Software AG
8 1 (1.00%) CA
8 1 (1.00%) Sybase
8 1 (1.00%) Casewise
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