The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / East of England
Rank 48 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 84 106 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.94% 4.39% 4.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.12% 4.57% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 75 89
Median daily rate £523 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £682 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £515
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

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
2040 2320 2509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.60% 96.07% 96.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1210 1372 1465
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 200 236
Median hourly rate £30.50 £21.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.86% +10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire +4 26 £450 -11.11% 1
Bedfordshire 0 20 £525 -10.63% 2
Norfolk +15 16 £700 +47.36%
Hertfordshire -25 10 £588 - 2
Suffolk -2 6 £475 - 1
Essex -8 6 £350 -27.08%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 of England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 65 (42.21%) SOA
2 45 (29.22%) .NET
3 42 (27.27%) TOGAF
4 41 (26.62%) Enterprise Architecture
5 37 (24.03%) Java
5 37 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (20.78%) Finance
6 32 (20.78%) Web Services
6 32 (20.78%) OO
7 29 (18.83%) J2EE
8 23 (14.94%) Technical Architecture
9 21 (13.64%) Adobe
10 20 (12.99%) Degree
10 20 (12.99%) Zachman Framework
11 18 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (11.69%) Microsoft
12 17 (11.04%) SQL Server
12 17 (11.04%) SQL
13 16 (10.39%) Information Security
13 16 (10.39%) Spring
14 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
14 14 (9.09%) HTML
15 13 (8.44%) C#
15 13 (8.44%) ASP.NET
15 13 (8.44%) E-Commerce
15 13 (8.44%) Hibernate
15 13 (8.44%) Marketing
15 13 (8.44%) Apache Flex
15 13 (8.44%) Analytics
16 12 (7.79%) Big Data

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.95%) Alfresco
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.30%) CMS
4 2 (1.30%) Documentum
4 2 (1.30%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.95%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (1.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.65%) assyst
4 1 (0.65%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.65%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.95%) SaaS
3 2 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.49%) Internet
2 8 (5.19%) SMS
3 7 (4.55%) Firewall
4 5 (3.25%) IPv4
4 5 (3.25%) Network Security
5 4 (2.60%) HTTP
6 2 (1.30%) LAN
6 2 (1.30%) NAS
6 2 (1.30%) SAN
6 2 (1.30%) WAN
7 1 (0.65%) VPN
7 1 (0.65%) Wireless
7 1 (0.65%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.79%) Big Data
3 7 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.25%) MySQL
4 5 (3.25%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) GIS
7 1 (0.65%) OLTP
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.95%) Ant
2 3 (1.95%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.65%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.65%) JBehave
4 1 (0.65%) JUnit
4 1 (0.65%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.65%) Redmine
4 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 32 (20.78%) Finance
2 13 (8.44%) Marketing
3 8 (5.19%) Legal
3 8 (5.19%) Retail
4 7 (4.55%) Banking
5 5 (3.25%) Billing
6 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) French Language
8 1 (0.65%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (29.22%) .NET
2 32 (20.78%) Web Services
3 29 (18.83%) J2EE
4 16 (10.39%) Spring
5 14 (9.09%) HTML
6 13 (8.44%) Apache Flex
6 13 (8.44%) ASP.NET
6 13 (8.44%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.90%) Java EE
7 6 (3.90%) RESTful
8 5 (3.25%) JSON
8 5 (3.25%) Middleware
8 5 (3.25%) Visualforce
8 5 (3.25%) WPF
9 4 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.60%) JMS
9 4 (2.60%) SOAP
9 4 (2.60%) XML
10 3 (1.95%) REST
11 2 (1.30%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.19%) Social Media
1 8 (5.19%) Virtual Team
2 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.25%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.25%) Linked Data
4 4 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.30%) Clustering
6 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.30%) FMCG
6 2 (1.30%) iPad
6 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.30%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.19%) Windows
2 4 (2.60%) Linux
2 4 (2.60%) Unix
2 4 (2.60%) VMS
3 2 (1.30%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.65%) Solaris
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (42.21%) SOA
2 42 (27.27%) TOGAF
3 41 (26.62%) Enterprise Architecture
4 37 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (20.78%) OO
6 23 (14.94%) Technical Architecture
7 20 (12.99%) Zachman Framework
8 18 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (10.39%) Information Security
10 13 (8.44%) Analytics
10 13 (8.44%) E-Commerce
11 12 (7.79%) UML
12 11 (7.14%) CRM
12 11 (7.14%) Presales
13 10 (6.49%) Open Source
14 8 (5.19%) Big Data Analytics
14 8 (5.19%) Data Analytics
14 8 (5.19%) Digital Marketing
14 8 (5.19%) Logistics
14 8 (5.19%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 37 (24.03%) Java
2 17 (11.04%) SQL
3 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.44%) C#
5 5 (3.25%) Apex Code
5 5 (3.25%) Delphi
6 4 (2.60%) C++
6 4 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.30%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (12.99%) Degree
2 3 (1.95%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.30%) SEPA
2 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 7 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.30%) Docker
4 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) SCCM
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.30%) WSUS
3 1 (0.65%) OpenView
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (13.64%) Adobe
2 18 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.49%) SAP
4 9 (5.84%) Oracle
5 8 (5.19%) Forcepoint
5 8 (5.19%) VMware
6 7 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.25%) Borland
7 5 (3.25%) Embarcadero
8 3 (1.95%) hybris
9 2 (1.30%) Citrix
9 2 (1.30%) EMC
9 2 (1.30%) IBM
10 1 (0.65%) BMC
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco
10 1 (0.65%) Google
10 1 (0.65%) Sun
10 1 (0.65%) WSO2