The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 525 501 548
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 28 48 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.10% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.11% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 9
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £475 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £800 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £475 £528
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -9.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Lead Solutions Architect
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Lead Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lead Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect across the England region.

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Lead Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Lead Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
London -2 23 £575 -4.16% 6
South East -10 2 £638 +34.21% 5
East Midlands -1 1 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
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Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 21 (40.38%) SAP
2 14 (26.92%) Oracle
3 8 (15.38%) Web Services
3 8 (15.38%) .NET
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.46%) Banking
4 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
4 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
4 7 (13.46%) ERP
5 6 (11.54%) C#
5 6 (11.54%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.54%) PaaS
5 6 (11.54%) IaaS
6 5 (9.62%) REST
6 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.62%) Windows
6 5 (9.62%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (7.69%) SNMP
7 4 (7.69%) HP
7 4 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (7.69%) Linux
7 4 (7.69%) SOA
7 4 (7.69%) Business Objects
7 4 (7.69%) MVC
7 4 (7.69%) Finance
7 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (7.69%) QA
7 4 (7.69%) Time Management

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
1 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.85%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.92%) SAP SCM
3 1 (1.92%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) PaaS
1 6 (11.54%) IaaS
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.69%) SaaS
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) SNMP
2 3 (5.77%) Firewall
3 2 (3.85%) DMZ
3 2 (3.85%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (1.92%) MVNO
4 1 (1.92%) 4G
4 1 (1.92%) LTE
4 1 (1.92%) 2G
4 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.92%) Wireless
4 1 (1.92%) GSM
4 1 (1.92%) 3G
4 1 (1.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.85%) DTS
3 2 (3.85%) DB2
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Selenium
1 1 (1.92%) XMLSpy
General
1 7 (13.46%) Banking
1 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) Front Office
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) Web Services
1 8 (15.38%) .NET
2 5 (9.62%) REST
3 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.77%) XML
3 3 (5.77%) XSD
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.77%) WSDL
3 3 (5.77%) SAML
3 3 (5.77%) Middleware
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.85%) JMS
4 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.85%) JSON
4 2 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.92%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Clustering
2 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.85%) FMCG
2 2 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Derivative
3 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.92%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (13.46%) ERP
3 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.69%) SOA
5 4 (7.69%) MVC
5 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (7.69%) Time Management
6 3 (5.77%) Software Architecture
6 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (5.77%) Migration
6 3 (5.77%) B2B
7 2 (3.85%) CRM
7 2 (3.85%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.85%) PLM
7 2 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (5.77%) Java
3 2 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) MCTS
2 1 (1.92%) MCAD
2 1 (1.92%) MCSD
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) SAP
2 14 (26.92%) Oracle
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.62%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (7.69%) HP
5 4 (7.69%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.85%) IBM
6 2 (3.85%) Intel
6 2 (3.85%) Software AG
6 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.92%) hybris
7 1 (1.92%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.92%) JDA
7 1 (1.92%) Murex
7 1 (1.92%) webMethods
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec
7 1 (1.92%) OpenLink
7 1 (1.92%) Primavera