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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 64 72 109
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 69 80 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.72% 2.68% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 2.81% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 63 31
Median daily rate £490 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.65 - £41.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-26.34% -0.83%
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
2437 2849 2746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.98% 95.32% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1701 1566
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 244 229
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.18 £41.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 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
Cambridgeshire +26 24 £419 -20.23% 2
Hertfordshire +8 17 £550 +13.98% 1
Bedfordshire +4 12 £575 -4.16%
Norfolk 0 6 £425 -5.55%
Suffolk -10 6 £538 +2.38%
Essex -5 2 £500 -13.04%
East Anglia - 2 £448 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 of England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 49 (33.56%) SaaS
2 45 (30.82%) SOA
3 39 (26.71%) IaaS
4 37 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (21.23%) PaaS
6 24 (16.44%) Java
7 22 (15.07%) Windows
7 22 (15.07%) Finance
8 21 (14.38%) Web Services
9 20 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
11 18 (12.33%) Oracle
11 18 (12.33%) Information Security
11 18 (12.33%) TOGAF
12 17 (11.64%) UML
12 17 (11.64%) Microsoft
13 16 (10.96%) Linux
14 15 (10.27%) CRM
14 15 (10.27%) SQL
14 15 (10.27%) VMware
14 15 (10.27%) Firewall
14 15 (10.27%) Technical Architecture
15 14 (9.59%) XML
15 14 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
16 13 (8.90%) SDLC
16 13 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (8.22%) LAN
17 12 (8.22%) WAN
18 11 (7.53%) IBM
18 11 (7.53%) Service Delivery

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 6 (4.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 6 (4.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.37%) Documentum
2 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.37%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.37%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.68%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) JBoss
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (4.79%) Maximo
2 6 (4.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.05%) BigMachines
4 2 (1.37%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (1.37%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.37%) SAP ERP
4 2 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 49 (33.56%) SaaS
2 39 (26.71%) IaaS
3 31 (21.23%) PaaS
4 20 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (13.01%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (2.05%) Office 365
7 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.37%) Force.com
8 1 (0.68%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.27%) Firewall
2 12 (8.22%) LAN
2 12 (8.22%) WAN
3 5 (3.42%) Internet
3 5 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.74%) 3G
4 4 (2.74%) 4G
4 4 (2.74%) LTE
5 2 (1.37%) HTTP
5 2 (1.37%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.37%) Network Security
6 1 (0.68%) FTP
6 1 (0.68%) LDAP
6 1 (0.68%) NFC
6 1 (0.68%) SMS
6 1 (0.68%) VPN
6 1 (0.68%) Wireless
6 1 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.11%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (4.11%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.37%) DB2
4 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.37%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
5 1 (0.68%) GIS
5 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Ant
1 2 (1.37%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 22 (15.07%) Finance
2 8 (5.48%) Retail
3 6 (4.11%) Advertising
3 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.42%) General Ledger
4 5 (3.42%) Marketing
5 3 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Automotive
6 2 (1.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.38%) Web Services
2 14 (9.59%) XML
3 10 (6.85%) Java EE
4 6 (4.11%) .NET
5 5 (3.42%) J2EE
6 3 (2.05%) RESTful
7 2 (1.37%) Middleware
7 2 (1.37%) SOAP
8 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.68%) COM+
8 1 (0.68%) HTML
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.68%) REST
8 1 (0.68%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.85%) NHS
2 6 (4.11%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.42%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.37%) Robotics
5 2 (1.37%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Contactless
6 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.68%) DataPower
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) iPad
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) RIA
6 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.07%) Windows
2 16 (10.96%) Linux
3 9 (6.16%) Unix
4 5 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.68%) AIX
7 1 (0.68%) Android
7 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.68%) HPUX
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Solaris
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (30.82%) SOA
2 37 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (12.33%) Information Security
3 18 (12.33%) TOGAF
4 17 (11.64%) UML
5 15 (10.27%) CRM
5 15 (10.27%) Technical Architecture
6 14 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
7 13 (8.90%) SDLC
7 13 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (7.53%) Patch Management
8 11 (7.53%) Security Operations
8 11 (7.53%) Service Delivery
9 10 (6.85%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.85%) Information Governance
9 10 (6.85%) Web Application Development
10 9 (6.16%) API Design
11 8 (5.48%) Data Architecture
11 8 (5.48%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.44%) Java
2 15 (10.27%) SQL
3 6 (4.11%) C#
4 2 (1.37%) C++
4 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.11%) Degree
3 1 (0.68%) CCIE
3 1 (0.68%) CCNA
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.68%) CWAP
3 1 (0.68%) CWDP
3 1 (0.68%) CWNA
3 1 (0.68%) CWNE
3 1 (0.68%) CWSP
3 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) MBA
3 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.37%) COBIT
3 2 (1.37%) ISO27002
3 2 (1.37%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.37%) DFS Replication
2 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.37%) vSphere
2 2 (1.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (12.33%) Oracle
2 17 (11.64%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.27%) VMware
4 11 (7.53%) IBM
5 6 (4.11%) Cisco
5 6 (4.11%) Citrix
5 6 (4.11%) HP
6 5 (3.42%) SAP
7 4 (2.74%) Aruba
7 4 (2.74%) Meraki
7 4 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.37%) Ariba
8 2 (1.37%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.37%) EMC
8 2 (1.37%) Kofax
8 2 (1.37%) Lotus
8 2 (1.37%) Pega
9 1 (0.68%) Juniper
9 1 (0.68%) Symantec
9 1 (0.68%) webMethods