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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 35 39 74
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 113 106 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.74% 4.14% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.97% 4.29% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 86 28
Average daily rate £550 £550 £529
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £521 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £34.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+83.82% -23.16%
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
2273 2472 2291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.38% 96.60% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1468 1252
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 229 245
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £39.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the East of England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire +19 30 £600 +25.00% 3
Bedfordshire -4 26 £588 +2.17% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 24 £525 +3.96% 4
Essex +9 14 £468 -18.69% 4
Norfolk -1 14 £475 -2.56% 1
East Anglia - 4 £470 -
Suffolk -1 3 £475 -20.83%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 99 (49.25%) SOA
2 74 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (25.37%) E-Commerce
4 48 (23.88%) TOGAF
5 45 (22.39%) Java
6 44 (21.89%) Oracle
7 38 (18.91%) .NET
7 38 (18.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (18.41%) SaaS
9 35 (17.41%) Enterprise Architecture
10 33 (16.42%) SQL Server
11 32 (15.92%) Technical Architecture
12 29 (14.43%) J2EE
12 29 (14.43%) OO
13 26 (12.94%) Web Services
13 26 (12.94%) Microsoft
14 24 (11.94%) C#
14 24 (11.94%) REST
15 22 (10.95%) SQL
16 21 (10.45%) SOAP
16 21 (10.45%) Data Modelling
17 20 (9.95%) Data Integration
17 20 (9.95%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (9.95%) UML
18 19 (9.45%) CRM
19 18 (8.96%) Finance
19 18 (8.96%) API Design
20 17 (8.46%) IBM
20 17 (8.46%) Middleware
20 17 (8.46%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (2.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (2.49%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.00%) CMS
5 2 (1.00%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.00%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.50%) Apache
6 1 (0.50%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.50%) Confluence
6 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.50%) JBoss
6 1 (0.50%) Mule
6 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (6.47%) Maximo
2 8 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.49%) BigMachines
3 5 (2.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.99%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.50%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.50%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.50%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.50%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.41%) SaaS
2 16 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.48%) IaaS
3 9 (4.48%) PaaS
4 8 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (2.99%) FTP
3 4 (1.99%) 3G
3 4 (1.99%) 4G
3 4 (1.99%) LTE
3 4 (1.99%) WLAN
4 3 (1.49%) Broadband
4 3 (1.49%) Firewall
4 3 (1.49%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) LAN
5 1 (0.50%) Network Security
5 1 (0.50%) SMS
5 1 (0.50%) VPN
5 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.95%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.48%) Amazon Redshift
5 7 (3.48%) SAP HANA
6 6 (2.99%) Big Data
6 6 (2.99%) GIS
6 6 (2.99%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.99%) DataStage
8 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.99%) WebFOCUS
9 3 (1.49%) DB2
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (3.48%) Ant
2 4 (1.99%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.49%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.50%) PVCS
General
1 18 (8.96%) Finance
2 12 (5.97%) Retail
3 10 (4.98%) Automotive
4 7 (3.48%) Advertising
4 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.49%) Banking
5 5 (2.49%) Marketing
6 3 (1.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.91%) .NET
2 29 (14.43%) J2EE
3 26 (12.94%) Web Services
4 24 (11.94%) REST
5 21 (10.45%) SOAP
6 17 (8.46%) Middleware
7 16 (7.96%) WCF
8 10 (4.98%) MSMQ
9 8 (3.98%) XML
10 5 (2.49%) JSP
11 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.99%) EJB
11 4 (1.99%) HTML
11 4 (1.99%) Spring
12 3 (1.49%) SAP PI
13 2 (1.00%) Java EE
14 1 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
14 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
14 1 (0.50%) RESTful
14 1 (0.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.95%) Data Integration
2 8 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.49%) iPad
6 4 (1.99%) Social Media
7 3 (1.49%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.49%) SCADA
8 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.50%) PKI
9 1 (0.50%) SecurID
9 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.46%) Unix
2 12 (5.97%) Linux
3 8 (3.98%) Windows
4 3 (1.49%) Solaris
5 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (49.25%) SOA
2 74 (36.82%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (25.37%) E-Commerce
4 48 (23.88%) TOGAF
5 38 (18.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (17.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 32 (15.92%) Technical Architecture
8 29 (14.43%) OO
9 21 (10.45%) Data Modelling
10 20 (9.95%) UML
11 19 (9.45%) CRM
12 18 (8.96%) API Design
13 15 (7.46%) SDLC
14 14 (6.97%) Zachman Framework
15 13 (6.47%) TDD
16 12 (5.97%) ETL
17 11 (5.47%) Open Source
17 11 (5.47%) RUP
18 10 (4.98%) Data Architecture
18 10 (4.98%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 45 (22.39%) Java
2 24 (11.94%) C#
3 22 (10.95%) SQL
4 1 (0.50%) ANSI C
4 1 (0.50%) C
4 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.50%) PHP
4 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.50%) VBA
4 1 (0.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (2.49%) Degree
1 5 (2.49%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.48%) COBIT
2 7 (3.48%) ISO27002
3 3 (1.49%) QA
3 3 (1.49%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.50%) iptables
1 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Kibana
1 1 (0.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 44 (21.89%) Oracle
2 26 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.46%) IBM
3 17 (8.46%) SAP
4 13 (6.47%) Red Hat
5 10 (4.98%) Sitecore
6 8 (3.98%) VMware
7 7 (3.48%) hybris
8 6 (2.99%) Cisco
8 6 (2.99%) Citrix
8 6 (2.99%) ESRI
9 5 (2.49%) Aruba
9 5 (2.49%) HP
9 5 (2.49%) Meraki
9 5 (2.49%) Pega
10 4 (1.99%) Adobe
10 4 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.99%) Teradata
11 3 (1.49%) FatWire
11 3 (1.49%) MuleSoft