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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 76 75 82
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 19 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.15% 1.45% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.57% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 3
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£500 £523 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% -1.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -
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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
1519 1465 1450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 91.78% 92.37% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 757 652
Average daily rate £350 £301 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £115 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 96 130
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.06 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% -44.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 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 24 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 9 £485 -9.55% 5
Nottinghamshire +6 3 £550 +15.78%
Lincolnshire +10 1 £475 -9.52%
Leicestershire +8 1 £500 +14.28%
Derbyshire -7 1 - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 15 (31.91%) SAP
2 13 (27.66%) Finance
3 12 (25.53%) WebSphere
3 12 (25.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 10 (21.28%) HTTPS
4 10 (21.28%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (21.28%) XML
4 10 (21.28%) SOA
4 10 (21.28%) HTTP
5 7 (14.89%) WSDL
5 7 (14.89%) JMS
5 7 (14.89%) XSD
5 7 (14.89%) Web Services
5 7 (14.89%) HTML
5 7 (14.89%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (14.89%) NetWeaver
5 7 (14.89%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (14.89%) REST
5 7 (14.89%) JSON
5 7 (14.89%) Banking
6 6 (12.77%) TOGAF
6 6 (12.77%) ERP
6 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.77%) Intel
6 6 (12.77%) Oracle
7 5 (10.64%) Java
7 5 (10.64%) Windows
7 5 (10.64%) Middleware
7 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 (25.53%) WebSphere
2 7 (14.89%) NetWeaver
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) Papyrus
5 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (2.13%) SunGard GMI
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Force.com
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) HTTP
1 10 (21.28%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.13%) DMZ
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.26%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) RequisitePro
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) International Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 10 (21.28%) XML
3 7 (14.89%) XSD
3 7 (14.89%) HTML
3 7 (14.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (14.89%) REST
3 7 (14.89%) JMS
3 7 (14.89%) WSDL
3 7 (14.89%) Web Services
3 7 (14.89%) JSON
4 5 (10.64%) Middleware
5 4 (8.51%) OLE
6 1 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.13%) .NET
6 1 (2.13%) J2EE
6 1 (2.13%) J2SE
6 1 (2.13%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) NHS
1 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) SOA
2 7 (14.89%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (12.77%) ERP
3 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) TOGAF
4 5 (10.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (8.51%) Scrum
5 4 (8.51%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.38%) UML
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.26%) Data Architecture
7 2 (4.26%) Release Management
7 2 (4.26%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.26%) Document Management
7 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) Java
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) C++
4 2 (4.26%) R
5 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) XenApp
3 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.13%) vSphere
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 15 (31.91%) SAP
2 10 (21.28%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (12.77%) Intel
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) IBM
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco
5 3 (6.38%) VMware
5 3 (6.38%) TSYS
5 3 (6.38%) NetApp
6 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) Software AG
6 1 (2.13%) JDA
6 1 (2.13%) Sybase
6 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.13%) Sun
6 1 (2.13%) SunGard
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