The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 35 87 64
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 106 43 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.12% 1.89% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 2.03% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 26 49
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£550 £506 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% +9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £419 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £490 £463
% change year-on-year
+2.24% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2438 2118 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.86% 93.30% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1481 1136 1173
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 258 233
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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
Bedfordshire +18 42 £563 +9.75% 4
Cambridgeshire +7 23 £481 +10.00%
Hertfordshire -4 19 £485 -11.81% 1
Essex +4 8 £575 +27.77% 1
Norfolk - 7 £500 -
Suffolk - 6 £600 - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 88 (45.13%) SOA
2 84 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (41.03%) E-Commerce
4 49 (25.13%) .NET
5 45 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 37 (18.97%) Enterprise Architecture
7 35 (17.95%) Web Services
8 33 (16.92%) Java
9 30 (15.38%) C#
9 30 (15.38%) Finance
10 27 (13.85%) Technical Architecture
11 25 (12.82%) Oracle
11 25 (12.82%) UML
12 24 (12.31%) CRM
13 23 (11.79%) SAP
13 23 (11.79%) J2EE
14 21 (10.77%) Retail
15 16 (8.21%) TOGAF
15 16 (8.21%) Linux
16 15 (7.69%) SQL Server
17 14 (7.18%) Data Modelling
17 14 (7.18%) Middleware
18 13 (6.67%) MVC
18 13 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (6.67%) CMS
18 13 (6.67%) ASP.NET
19 12 (6.15%) SQL
19 12 (6.15%) EAI
19 12 (6.15%) TIBCO
19 12 (6.15%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 13 (6.67%) CMS
2 12 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (4.62%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.10%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (3.59%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.05%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.54%) Documentum
7 3 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.03%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.03%) Node.js
8 2 (1.03%) JBoss
8 2 (1.03%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.51%) Apache
9 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.51%) SAP MRS
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.54%) PaaS
5 3 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.03%) IaaS
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.08%) SAN
2 2 (1.03%) LAN
2 2 (1.03%) WAN
2 2 (1.03%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) Intranet
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.51%) Extranet
3 1 (0.51%) DSL
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.10%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.05%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.54%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.03%) MySQL
7 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.51%) Redis
8 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
1 3 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.51%) JUnit
3 1 (0.51%) NUnit
3 1 (0.51%) Selenium
3 1 (0.51%) Hudson
3 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 30 (15.38%) Finance
2 21 (10.77%) Retail
3 10 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.62%) Banking
5 8 (4.10%) Legal
6 6 (3.08%) Marketing
6 6 (3.08%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
7 2 (1.03%) Electronics
7 2 (1.03%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (25.13%) .NET
2 35 (17.95%) Web Services
3 23 (11.79%) J2EE
4 14 (7.18%) Middleware
5 13 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.59%) CSS
6 7 (3.59%) XML
6 7 (3.59%) HTML
6 7 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (3.08%) HTML5
7 6 (3.08%) CSS3
7 6 (3.08%) jQuery
8 5 (2.56%) WCF
8 5 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (2.05%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (2.05%) JSON
9 4 (2.05%) Spring
9 4 (2.05%) J2SE
10 3 (1.54%) XML Schema
10 3 (1.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.08%) Mobile App
1 6 (3.08%) Kindle
1 6 (3.08%) FMCG
1 6 (3.08%) Fat Client
1 6 (3.08%) Thin Client
2 5 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.54%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.54%) Tandem
4 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.03%) Open Source
5 2 (1.03%) DTV
5 2 (1.03%) NHS
6 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.51%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.21%) Linux
2 11 (5.64%) UNIX
3 10 (5.13%) Solaris
4 7 (3.59%) Windows
5 4 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.51%) GCOS
6 1 (0.51%) CentOS
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (45.13%) SOA
2 84 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (41.03%) E-Commerce
4 37 (18.97%) Enterprise Architecture
5 27 (13.85%) Technical Architecture
6 25 (12.82%) UML
7 24 (12.31%) CRM
8 16 (8.21%) TOGAF
9 14 (7.18%) Data Modelling
10 13 (6.67%) MVC
10 13 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (6.15%) EAI
11 12 (6.15%) Logical Data Model
12 11 (5.64%) Product Management
13 10 (5.13%) Workflow
14 9 (4.62%) Waterfall
15 8 (4.10%) Project Management
16 7 (3.59%) B2B
16 7 (3.59%) B2C
16 7 (3.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.92%) Java
2 30 (15.38%) C#
3 12 (6.15%) SQL
4 3 (1.54%) Perl
4 3 (1.54%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.03%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.51%) PHP
6 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.51%) C
6 1 (0.51%) C++
6 1 (0.51%) Ruby
6 1 (0.51%) R
6 1 (0.51%) Golang
Qualifications
1 3 (1.54%) Degree
1 3 (1.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.51%) ISEB
2 1 (0.51%) PMP
2 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.08%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.03%) HL7
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
2 1 (0.51%) SAP ITS
2 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Puppet
1 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
1 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.51%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 45 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.82%) Oracle
3 23 (11.79%) SAP
4 12 (6.15%) TIBCO
5 8 (4.10%) hybris
5 8 (4.10%) Sitecore
6 6 (3.08%) F5
6 6 (3.08%) webMethods
7 5 (2.56%) Informatica
7 5 (2.56%) KANA
8 4 (2.05%) Sun
8 4 (2.05%) IBM
9 3 (1.54%) BEA
9 3 (1.54%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.54%) Talend
10 2 (1.03%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.51%) NetApp
11 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.51%) BMC
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood
The People Network
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 days ago