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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 91 71 101
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 61 49 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.98% 2.06% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.21% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 31 27
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£550 £508 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.37% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.98 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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
2884 2219 2943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.73% 93.27% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1730 1109 1460
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 208 319
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Bedfordshire +1 21 £575 +4.54% 4
Hertfordshire -27 16 £500 - 3
Cambridgeshire -4 7 £463 -8.86% 7
Norfolk - 7 £500 -
Essex -12 6 £600 +14.28% 5
Suffolk - 4 £550 - 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 38 (35.51%) Finance
2 30 (28.04%) Oracle
2 30 (28.04%) SOA
2 30 (28.04%) Enterprise Architecture
3 27 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (24.30%) CRM
5 22 (20.56%) .NET
6 20 (18.69%) SQL
6 20 (18.69%) E-Commerce
7 18 (16.82%) Java
7 18 (16.82%) J2EE
8 16 (14.95%) UML
8 16 (14.95%) Middleware
9 15 (14.02%) Linux
9 15 (14.02%) UNIX
10 14 (13.08%) Solaris
10 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
11 13 (12.15%) Retail
11 13 (12.15%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (12.15%) Technical Architecture
12 12 (11.21%) TOGAF
12 12 (11.21%) Web Services
13 10 (9.35%) Windows
13 10 (9.35%) Data Modelling
14 9 (8.41%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (8.41%) SAP
15 8 (7.48%) WebLogic
15 8 (7.48%) Tomcat
15 8 (7.48%) J2SE
15 8 (7.48%) Sun

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 9 (8.41%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (7.48%) WebLogic
2 8 (7.48%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.54%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.67%) CMS
4 5 (4.67%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.93%) Node.js
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.93%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (12.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.48%) SaaS
2 2 (1.87%) Office 365
2 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) SAN
2 3 (2.80%) Internet
3 2 (1.87%) RFID
3 2 (1.87%) Firewall
4 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.93%) 2G
4 1 (0.93%) 4G
4 1 (0.93%) 3G
4 1 (0.93%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.48%) NoSQL
2 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.87%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) Redis
5 1 (0.93%) Big Data
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 38 (35.51%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Retail
3 6 (5.61%) Banking
3 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.74%) Local Government
5 3 (2.80%) Back Office
5 3 (2.80%) Advertising
6 2 (1.87%) Billing
6 2 (1.87%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.56%) .NET
2 18 (16.82%) J2EE
3 16 (14.95%) Middleware
4 12 (11.21%) Web Services
5 8 (7.48%) J2SE
6 7 (6.54%) SOAP
7 5 (4.67%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (4.67%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.74%) Ajax
8 4 (3.74%) CGI
9 2 (1.87%) REST
9 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.87%) XML
10 1 (0.93%) JMS
10 1 (0.93%) HTML
10 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.93%) HTML5
10 1 (0.93%) Java EE
10 1 (0.93%) JSON
10 1 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.74%) FMCG
3 4 (3.74%) Open Source
4 3 (2.80%) NHS
5 2 (1.87%) Tandem
5 2 (1.87%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.93%) EMV
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.02%) Linux
1 15 (14.02%) UNIX
2 14 (13.08%) Solaris
3 10 (9.35%) Windows
4 7 (6.54%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.93%) GCOS
6 1 (0.93%) Android
6 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.04%) SOA
1 30 (28.04%) Enterprise Architecture
2 27 (25.23%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.30%) CRM
4 20 (18.69%) E-Commerce
5 16 (14.95%) UML
6 13 (12.15%) Technical Architecture
7 12 (11.21%) TOGAF
8 10 (9.35%) Data Modelling
9 8 (7.48%) MVC
10 7 (6.54%) Scrum
10 7 (6.54%) Zachman Framework
10 7 (6.54%) Multithreading
11 6 (5.61%) Data Architecture
11 6 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.61%) Waterfall
12 5 (4.67%) Workflow
12 5 (4.67%) ITIL
12 5 (4.67%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (3.74%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) SQL
2 18 (16.82%) Java
3 6 (5.61%) Perl
4 5 (4.67%) C#
5 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.67%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.87%) ISA Server
1 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.87%) XenApp
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (28.04%) Oracle
2 14 (13.08%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.41%) SAP
4 8 (7.48%) Sun
5 7 (6.54%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (5.61%) Atlassian
6 6 (5.61%) F5
7 5 (4.67%) Citrix
8 4 (3.74%) webMethods
8 4 (3.74%) VMware
8 4 (3.74%) Sybase
8 4 (3.74%) AccuRev
9 3 (2.80%) Siebel
9 3 (2.80%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.87%) Cisco
11 1 (0.93%) IBM
11 1 (0.93%) Intel
11 1 (0.93%) CA
11 1 (0.93%) Retek
11 1 (0.93%) Lagan
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