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 1 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 80 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.01% 1.45% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.56% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 1
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£475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 - £57.50
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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 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
1460 1472 1479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 92.46% 93.11% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 740 651
Average daily rate £350 £310 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 100 149
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 +1 6 £525 -6.66%
Leicestershire +8 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £550 +37.50% 1
Derbyshire -2 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £475 -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 14 (33.33%) SAP
2 12 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (28.57%) SOA
2 12 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 11 (26.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 11 (26.19%) HTTPS
3 11 (26.19%) HTTP
3 11 (26.19%) XML
4 9 (21.43%) HTML
4 9 (21.43%) JSON
4 9 (21.43%) Finance
4 9 (21.43%) REST
5 8 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
5 8 (19.05%) XSD
5 8 (19.05%) Web Services
5 8 (19.05%) WSDL
5 8 (19.05%) JMS
5 8 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (19.05%) NetWeaver
6 7 (16.67%) Intel
6 7 (16.67%) Windows
6 7 (16.67%) Java
6 7 (16.67%) Oracle
7 6 (14.29%) SQL
7 6 (14.29%) OLE
7 6 (14.29%) Middleware
7 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.90%) Banking
8 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 12 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 8 (19.05%) NetWeaver
3 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.38%) Papyrus
5 1 (2.38%) Liferay
5 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (2.38%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.38%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.38%) SunGard GMI
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
1 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Force.com
2 2 (4.76%) SaaS
2 2 (4.76%) PaaS
2 2 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) HTTPS
1 11 (26.19%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) DMZ
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) DB2
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) RequisitePro
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Billing
4 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.38%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 11 (26.19%) XML
2 9 (21.43%) HTML
2 9 (21.43%) JSON
2 9 (21.43%) REST
3 8 (19.05%) XSD
3 8 (19.05%) Web Services
3 8 (19.05%) WSDL
3 8 (19.05%) JMS
3 8 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (14.29%) OLE
4 6 (14.29%) Middleware
5 3 (7.14%) .NET
6 2 (4.76%) J2EE
6 2 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.38%) Ajax
7 1 (2.38%) Spring
7 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.38%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.14%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.76%) Data Conversion
3 2 (4.76%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.38%) AIX
3 1 (2.38%) Solaris
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) SOA
2 8 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Business Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) Scrum
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.52%) ERP
5 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (7.14%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.14%) Release Management
6 3 (7.14%) UML
7 2 (4.76%) CRM
7 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.76%) Document Management
7 2 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) C++
4 2 (4.76%) R
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) SAP
2 12 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (16.67%) Intel
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) IBM
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 3 (7.14%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) Software AG
6 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.38%) TSYS
7 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.38%) JDA
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) SunGard
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Sun
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.38%) Sybase