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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 75 95 66
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 75 56 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.40% 1.79% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 1.91% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 43 34
Average daily rate
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£538 £500 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £42.78 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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
2934 2933 2236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.07% 93.50% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1747 1750 1111
Average daily rate £380 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 227 209
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.21 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.01% +26.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £39.02 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Cambridgeshire +15 31 £538 +26.47% 4
Hertfordshire +7 21 £550 +10.00% 5
Bedfordshire +10 7 £550 - 3
Essex -6 7 £450 -12.19% 1
Suffolk +5 5 £500 -13.04%
Norfolk +8 4 £475 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 49 (30.82%) SOA
2 38 (23.90%) Oracle
3 37 (23.27%) TOGAF
4 30 (18.87%) Finance
5 28 (17.61%) .NET
6 27 (16.98%) SAP
6 27 (16.98%) SQL Server
7 25 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (14.47%) Java
9 22 (13.84%) Amazon AWS
10 21 (13.21%) E-Commerce
11 20 (12.58%) Microsoft
11 20 (12.58%) Web Services
11 20 (12.58%) SharePoint
12 19 (11.95%) UML
12 19 (11.95%) Retail
12 19 (11.95%) VMware
12 19 (11.95%) Technical Architecture
13 18 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (11.32%) SOAP
14 17 (10.69%) REST
15 16 (10.06%) Data Integration
15 16 (10.06%) Citrix
15 16 (10.06%) ERP
15 16 (10.06%) ETL
16 15 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
16 15 (9.43%) SaaS
17 14 (8.81%) Relational Database
17 14 (8.81%) IBM
17 14 (8.81%) Maximo

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (12.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.77%) SAS
2 6 (3.77%) CMS
3 5 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.26%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.26%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.63%) JBoss
6 1 (0.63%) Apache
6 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.63%) Documentum
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (8.81%) Maximo
2 10 (6.29%) Agresso
3 3 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.84%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.43%) SaaS
3 12 (7.55%) PaaS
4 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.89%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.55%) FTP
2 4 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (2.52%) Broadband
2 4 (2.52%) WLAN
3 2 (1.26%) WAN
3 2 (1.26%) SMTP
4 1 (0.63%) LAN
4 1 (0.63%) SMS
4 1 (0.63%) Wireless
4 1 (0.63%) SAN
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.81%) Relational Database
3 12 (7.55%) RDBMS
4 9 (5.66%) Oracle Database
5 8 (5.03%) SAP HANA
6 5 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.52%) OLAP
7 4 (2.52%) MySQL
8 3 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.26%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.26%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.63%) Big Data
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) ERwin
2 2 (1.26%) Ant
2 2 (1.26%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.26%) JIRA
2 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) Maven
General
1 30 (18.87%) Finance
2 19 (11.95%) Retail
3 6 (3.77%) Marketing
4 3 (1.89%) Banking
4 3 (1.89%) Legal
5 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.26%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.61%) .NET
2 20 (12.58%) Web Services
3 18 (11.32%) SOAP
4 17 (10.69%) REST
5 11 (6.92%) J2EE
6 7 (4.40%) Middleware
7 6 (3.77%) WCF
8 5 (3.14%) jQuery
8 5 (3.14%) XML
9 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.89%) Spring
9 3 (1.89%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.26%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.26%) SAP PI
10 2 (1.26%) Apache CXF
10 2 (1.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.06%) Data Integration
2 12 (7.55%) GIS
3 6 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.52%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.89%) Social Media
6 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.26%) iPad
7 2 (1.26%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.26%) SCADA
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.63%) EPoS
8 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.40%) Windows
2 2 (1.26%) Linux
2 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.26%) UNIX
3 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (30.82%) SOA
2 37 (23.27%) TOGAF
3 25 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (13.21%) E-Commerce
5 19 (11.95%) UML
5 19 (11.95%) Technical Architecture
6 18 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (10.06%) ERP
7 16 (10.06%) ETL
8 15 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (8.18%) Zachman Framework
10 12 (7.55%) Data Modelling
11 10 (6.29%) Content Management
11 10 (6.29%) CRM
12 9 (5.66%) MVC
13 8 (5.03%) Analytics
14 7 (4.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 7 (4.40%) Data Architecture
14 7 (4.40%) Service Delivery
14 7 (4.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.47%) Java
2 12 (7.55%) C#
3 4 (2.52%) VB
4 3 (1.89%) PHP
4 3 (1.89%) SQL
5 1 (0.63%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (2.52%) Degree
2 3 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.26%) MCPD
3 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.63%) ACCA
4 1 (0.63%) CISM
4 1 (0.63%) CISSP
4 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.26%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.26%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.63%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 38 (23.90%) Oracle
2 27 (16.98%) SAP
3 20 (12.58%) Microsoft
4 19 (11.95%) VMware
5 16 (10.06%) Citrix
6 14 (8.81%) IBM
7 13 (8.18%) Sitecore
8 12 (7.55%) ESRI
9 10 (6.29%) JDA
10 5 (3.14%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.14%) Cisco
10 5 (3.14%) hybris
11 4 (2.52%) Adobe
12 3 (1.89%) Rackspace
13 2 (1.26%) Guidewire
13 2 (1.26%) ForgeRock
13 2 (1.26%) MuleSoft
13 2 (1.26%) Kofax
13 2 (1.26%) FatWire
13 2 (1.26%) Google