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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 45 89 68
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 106 60 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.98% 1.90% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.23% 2.04% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 27 24
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£550 £525 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £444 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £585 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £486 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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
2505 2944 2153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.10% 93.19% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1642 1101
Average daily rate £388 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 226 247
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £19.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +6.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +26 43 £613 +25.64% 5
Hertfordshire +10 23 £450 -14.28% 3
Cambridgeshire +17 18 £519 -1.19% 3
Suffolk - 18 £475 - 2
Norfolk +4 4 £463 +10.11% 1
Essex - - - - 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 90 (43.27%) SOA
2 78 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 70 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (28.37%) .NET
5 52 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 41 (19.71%) Oracle
7 35 (16.83%) SQL Server
8 34 (16.35%) SAP
9 33 (15.87%) C#
9 33 (15.87%) Technical Architecture
10 31 (14.90%) Web Services
11 30 (14.42%) Java
11 30 (14.42%) Finance
12 29 (13.94%) TOGAF
13 27 (12.98%) Enterprise Architecture
14 26 (12.50%) UML
15 22 (10.58%) J2EE
15 22 (10.58%) Retail
16 21 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (9.62%) ASP.NET
18 17 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
19 15 (7.21%) MVC
19 15 (7.21%) Middleware
20 14 (6.73%) ERP
20 14 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
20 14 (6.73%) jQuery
21 13 (6.25%) WCF
21 13 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
21 13 (6.25%) Product Management
21 13 (6.25%) Cloud Computing

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.29%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (4.81%) CMS
4 9 (4.33%) Documentum
5 8 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.96%) JBoss
7 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.96%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.48%) Node.js
8 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.48%) Apache
8 1 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (4.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.33%) Agresso
2 5 (2.40%) Maximo
3 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (3.85%) PaaS
5 6 (2.88%) SaaS
6 3 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.44%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.96%) IaaS
8 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.40%) FTP
2 3 (1.44%) Firewall
3 2 (0.96%) Internet
3 2 (0.96%) LAN
3 2 (0.96%) WAN
4 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.48%) Intranet
4 1 (0.48%) Extranet
4 1 (0.48%) DSL
4 1 (0.48%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.83%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.77%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.40%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.40%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.92%) OLAP
5 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.96%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.96%) MySQL
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.96%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.48%) DataStage
7 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.48%) JUnit
2 1 (0.48%) NUnit
2 1 (0.48%) Selenium
2 1 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.48%) Hudson
2 1 (0.48%) SpecFlow
General
1 30 (14.42%) Finance
2 22 (10.58%) Retail
3 8 (3.85%) Legal
4 7 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.40%) Marketing
5 5 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.92%) Banking
7 2 (0.96%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.96%) Electronics
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (28.37%) .NET
2 31 (14.90%) Web Services
3 22 (10.58%) J2EE
4 20 (9.62%) ASP.NET
5 15 (7.21%) Middleware
6 14 (6.73%) jQuery
6 14 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
7 13 (6.25%) WCF
8 11 (5.29%) XML
9 8 (3.85%) REST
10 7 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (3.37%) CSS
10 7 (3.37%) HTML
11 6 (2.88%) XML Schema
11 6 (2.88%) SOAP
11 6 (2.88%) CSS3
11 6 (2.88%) HTML5
12 4 (1.92%) Spring
13 3 (1.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.85%) Data Integration
2 6 (2.88%) Kindle
2 6 (2.88%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.88%) Thin Client
2 6 (2.88%) Fat Client
3 5 (2.40%) GIS
4 4 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.92%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.96%) DTV
6 2 (0.96%) NHS
6 2 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.96%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.48%) Open Source
7 1 (0.48%) FMCG
7 1 (0.48%) DataPower
7 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.48%) Tandem
7 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.37%) Windows
1 7 (3.37%) Linux
2 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.48%) CentOS
2 1 (0.48%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (43.27%) SOA
2 78 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 70 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (15.87%) Technical Architecture
5 29 (13.94%) TOGAF
6 27 (12.98%) Enterprise Architecture
7 26 (12.50%) UML
8 15 (7.21%) MVC
9 14 (6.73%) ERP
10 13 (6.25%) Product Management
11 12 (5.77%) Zachman Framework
12 11 (5.29%) CRM
12 11 (5.29%) Data Modelling
13 9 (4.33%) ETL
13 9 (4.33%) EAI
13 9 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (4.33%) Content Management
13 9 (4.33%) Logical Data Model
14 7 (3.37%) RUP
15 6 (2.88%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.87%) C#
2 30 (14.42%) Java
3 3 (1.44%) SQL
4 2 (0.96%) PHP
4 2 (0.96%) Python
5 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.48%) Ruby
5 1 (0.48%) R
5 1 (0.48%) Golang
5 1 (0.48%) C
5 1 (0.48%) VB
5 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (2.40%) MCPD
2 4 (1.92%) Degree
3 2 (0.96%) CISSP
3 2 (0.96%) CISM
4 1 (0.48%) ISEB
4 1 (0.48%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.48%) PMP
4 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.48%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.88%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.96%) HL7
3 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) SCVMM
1 1 (0.48%) Puppet
1 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 52 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (19.71%) Oracle
3 34 (16.35%) SAP
4 12 (5.77%) Citrix
4 12 (5.77%) VMware
5 11 (5.29%) Sitecore
6 9 (4.33%) TIBCO
7 8 (3.85%) hybris
8 6 (2.88%) IBM
8 6 (2.88%) Informatica
9 5 (2.40%) JDA
9 5 (2.40%) ESRI
9 5 (2.40%) KANA
10 2 (0.96%) webMethods
11 1 (0.48%) Kofax
11 1 (0.48%) ATG
11 1 (0.48%) NetApp
11 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.48%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.48%) Juniper
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