The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 103 76 95
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 44 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.44% 2.11% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 2.24% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 25
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£450 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £655 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.58 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2824 2234 2863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.74% 94.06% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1651 1128 1417
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 228 362
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Solutions Architect
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Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Hertfordshire -18 14 £475 +1.06%
Cambridgeshire +3 12 £423 -3.42% 5
Essex +3 10 £450 -14.28% 2
Norfolk - 6 £519 -
Bedfordshire -29 2 £469 +7.14% 2
Suffolk - - - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 37 (36.27%) Finance
2 34 (33.33%) Oracle
3 33 (32.35%) .NET
4 25 (24.51%) SOA
5 24 (23.53%) Java
6 18 (17.65%) UML
7 16 (15.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (14.71%) SQL
9 14 (13.73%) J2EE
9 14 (13.73%) CRM
9 14 (13.73%) E-Commerce
9 14 (13.73%) TOGAF
10 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 12 (11.76%) Windows
10 12 (11.76%) Retail
10 12 (11.76%) Middleware
11 11 (10.78%) webMethods
12 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (8.82%) Migration
13 9 (8.82%) Solaris
13 9 (8.82%) Linux
13 9 (8.82%) SAP
13 9 (8.82%) UNIX
13 9 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
14 8 (7.84%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (7.84%) Degree
14 8 (7.84%) SaaS
14 8 (7.84%) WebLogic
14 8 (7.84%) Web Services
14 8 (7.84%) VMware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 8 (7.84%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (4.90%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.90%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.96%) SAS
5 2 (1.96%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.96%) CMS
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) SaaS
2 2 (1.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.98%) IaaS
3 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) Firewall
2 3 (2.94%) SAN
2 3 (2.94%) Internet
2 3 (2.94%) RFID
3 1 (0.98%) 3G
3 1 (0.98%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.98%) VPN
3 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.98%) 2G
3 1 (0.98%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.92%) EDRMS
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.94%) DTS
4 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.98%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) TeamCity
1 4 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 37 (36.27%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Retail
3 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.90%) Local Government
5 4 (3.92%) Banking
6 3 (2.94%) Back Office
7 2 (1.96%) Advertising
7 2 (1.96%) Billing
7 2 (1.96%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.98%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.35%) .NET
2 14 (13.73%) J2EE
3 12 (11.76%) Middleware
4 8 (7.84%) Web Services
5 7 (6.86%) SOAP
6 6 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (4.90%) .NET Framework
7 5 (4.90%) J2SE
8 4 (3.92%) JRules
8 4 (3.92%) Ajax
9 3 (2.94%) CGI
10 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.96%) Spring
10 2 (1.96%) Java EE
10 2 (1.96%) REST
11 1 (0.98%) WCF
11 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.98%) HTML5
11 1 (0.98%) XMPP
11 1 (0.98%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Mainframe
1 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.90%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.92%) Open Source
3 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.94%) NHS
5 2 (1.96%) PKI
5 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) Tandem
6 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.98%) EMV
6 1 (0.98%) FMCG
6 1 (0.98%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) Windows
2 9 (8.82%) Solaris
2 9 (8.82%) Linux
2 9 (8.82%) UNIX
3 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.98%) Android
5 1 (0.98%) zOS
5 1 (0.98%) AIX
5 1 (0.98%) HPUX
5 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) SOA
2 18 (17.65%) UML
3 16 (15.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (13.73%) TOGAF
4 14 (13.73%) CRM
4 14 (13.73%) E-Commerce
5 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.82%) Migration
7 8 (7.84%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (6.86%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.90%) Scrum
10 5 (4.90%) MVC
10 5 (4.90%) Project Management
10 5 (4.90%) OO
10 5 (4.90%) ITIL
10 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (4.90%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (3.92%) Multithreading
11 4 (3.92%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.53%) Java
2 15 (14.71%) SQL
3 4 (3.92%) C#
3 4 (3.92%) Perl
4 3 (2.94%) VBScript
4 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) MBA
3 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.96%) XenApp
3 1 (0.98%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) Puppet
1 4 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (33.33%) Oracle
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.78%) webMethods
4 9 (8.82%) SAP
5 8 (7.84%) VMware
6 7 (6.86%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (4.90%) Sun
7 5 (4.90%) Citrix
8 4 (3.92%) Sybase
8 4 (3.92%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.94%) AccuRev
9 3 (2.94%) F5
9 3 (2.94%) Becrypt
9 3 (2.94%) JBoss
9 3 (2.94%) Siebel
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco
10 2 (1.96%) IBM
10 2 (1.96%) Informatica
10 2 (1.96%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.98%) Symantec
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