The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 48 46 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 47 62 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.96% 3.70% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 3.87% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 5
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £423 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £560 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £60.00
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
1526 1604 1436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 96.22% 95.70% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 921 705
Median daily rate £388 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 84 152
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East Midlands region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +30 34 £500 +5.26% 2
Derbyshire +15 8 £383 -9.33% 1
Northamptonshire -24 4 £638 +18.93%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 36 (32.14%) Retail
2 33 (29.46%) TOGAF
3 32 (28.57%) Windows
4 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (25.00%) VMware
5 28 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 27 (24.11%) Microsoft
7 24 (21.43%) Configuration Management
8 22 (19.64%) Unix
9 21 (18.75%) Active Directory
9 21 (18.75%) Windows Server
10 20 (17.86%) Web Services
11 19 (16.96%) Java
11 19 (16.96%) SOA
11 19 (16.96%) Windows XP
11 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (16.96%) VMware ESX
12 18 (16.07%) MS Excel
13 17 (15.18%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (15.18%) Requirements Analysis
14 16 (14.29%) Middleware
14 16 (14.29%) webMethods
15 15 (13.39%) Security Cleared
15 15 (13.39%) Manufacturing
15 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (12.50%) WebSphere
17 13 (11.61%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (11.61%) Oracle
18 12 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (10.71%) Unified Process

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.89%) CMS
2 1 (0.89%) Commerce Server
2 1 (0.89%) CoreMedia CMS
2 1 (0.89%) Mule
2 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) SPSS
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (1.79%) Unica
2 1 (0.89%) BASE24
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) SaaS
2 5 (4.46%) Force.com
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.79%) Office 365
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) VPN
2 1 (0.89%) IPsec
2 1 (0.89%) LAN
2 1 (0.89%) WAN
2 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) Big Data
1 7 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.79%) DB2
3 2 (1.79%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.89%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.89%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.89%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Eclipse
General
1 36 (32.14%) Retail
2 15 (13.39%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.57%) Finance
5 2 (1.79%) Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) Web Services
2 16 (14.29%) Middleware
3 10 (8.93%) .NET
4 9 (8.04%) IBM Integration Bus
4 9 (8.04%) SOAP
5 6 (5.36%) HTML
6 5 (4.46%) Ajax
6 5 (4.46%) CSS
6 5 (4.46%) DHTML
6 5 (4.46%) REST
6 5 (4.46%) Visualforce
6 5 (4.46%) XML
7 4 (3.57%) RESTful
8 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.89%) J2EE
8 1 (0.89%) WCF
8 1 (0.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.36%) Minimum Viable Product
2 6 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.79%) FMCG
4 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.89%) EPoS
4 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.89%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.57%) Windows
2 22 (19.64%) Unix
3 21 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (16.96%) Windows XP
5 8 (7.14%) Linux
5 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.46%) TOGAF
2 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 19 (16.96%) SOA
5 17 (15.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (15.18%) Requirements Analysis
6 12 (10.71%) ArchiMate
6 12 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.71%) Unified Process
7 10 (8.93%) CRM
7 10 (8.93%) Process Improvement
8 9 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (8.04%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.14%) Migration
10 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.25%) ETL
10 7 (6.25%) Service Design
11 6 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (5.36%) OO
11 6 (5.36%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.96%) Java
2 6 (5.36%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.36%) PL/SQL
2 6 (5.36%) SQL
3 5 (4.46%) Apex Code
4 3 (2.68%) C#
5 1 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) CISSP
3 1 (0.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.68%) QA
System Software
1 21 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.96%) VMware ESX
3 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Ansible
1 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.89%) Puppet
1 1 (0.89%) SCCM
1 1 (0.89%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 28 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 28 (25.00%) VMware
2 27 (24.11%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.29%) webMethods
4 13 (11.61%) Oracle
4 13 (11.61%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (10.71%) Apigee
6 9 (8.04%) SAP
7 7 (6.25%) HP
8 5 (4.46%) Genesys
8 5 (4.46%) Informatica
9 4 (3.57%) IBM
9 4 (3.57%) Software AG
10 2 (1.79%) Cognos
11 1 (0.89%) Cisco
11 1 (0.89%) Google
11 1 (0.89%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.89%) TIBCO