The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 535 543 498
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 38 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.047% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.051% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 9
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£548 £545 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £438 £492
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £548 £550 £598
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46038 44890 39234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.43% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28471 27469 23064
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1898 2085
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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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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
South East -10 22 £531 +2.40%
London +2 13 £631 +15.82% 4
West Midlands -8 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
South West - - - - 1
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Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 33 (60.00%) Java
2 26 (47.27%) Open Source
3 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (43.64%) TOGAF
4 21 (38.18%) Apache
5 19 (34.55%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (34.55%) Java EE
6 18 (32.73%) Scrum
7 13 (23.64%) Finance
8 10 (18.18%) Linux
9 9 (16.36%) JSON
10 8 (14.55%) HTML
10 8 (14.55%) Oracle
11 7 (12.73%) Python
11 7 (12.73%) JIRA
11 7 (12.73%) Spring
11 7 (12.73%) Banking
11 7 (12.73%) Confluence
11 7 (12.73%) HTML5
11 7 (12.73%) NoSQL
11 7 (12.73%) Selenium
11 7 (12.73%) Django
11 7 (12.73%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
12 6 (10.91%) Puppet
12 6 (10.91%) MongoDB
12 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
12 6 (10.91%) RESTful
12 6 (10.91%) Scala
12 6 (10.91%) Ruby

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 21 (38.18%) Apache
2 7 (12.73%) Confluence
3 3 (5.45%) CICS
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.82%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) PaaS
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) SAN
2 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (34.55%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (12.73%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.91%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.64%) DataStage
5 2 (3.64%) KDB
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.82%) DB2
6 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.82%) Big Data
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.82%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) JIRA
1 7 (12.73%) Selenium
2 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Retail
4 3 (5.45%) Back Office
5 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Law
5 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.82%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (34.55%) Java EE
2 9 (16.36%) JSON
3 8 (14.55%) HTML
4 7 (12.73%) Django
4 7 (12.73%) Spring
4 7 (12.73%) HTML5
5 6 (10.91%) RESTful
6 3 (5.45%) SOAP
7 2 (3.64%) J2EE
7 2 (3.64%) Middleware
8 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.82%) OSGi
8 1 (1.82%) REST
8 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.82%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.82%) CSS
8 1 (1.82%) WSDL
8 1 (1.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (47.27%) Open Source
2 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.45%) VSAM
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.64%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.82%) Life Science
5 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Linux
2 4 (7.27%) Solaris
3 3 (5.45%) UNIX
3 3 (5.45%) AIX
4 2 (3.64%) Windows
5 1 (1.82%) HPUX
5 1 (1.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (43.64%) TOGAF
2 18 (32.73%) Scrum
3 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (5.45%) Migration
5 3 (5.45%) SOA
6 2 (3.64%) ETL
6 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.64%) B2C
6 2 (3.64%) Validation
6 2 (3.64%) Data Management
6 2 (3.64%) Supply Chain Management
6 2 (3.64%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.64%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (3.64%) Data Governance
6 2 (3.64%) Analytics
6 2 (3.64%) Master Data Management
6 2 (3.64%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) Java
2 7 (12.73%) Python
3 6 (10.91%) Ruby
3 6 (10.91%) Scala
4 2 (3.64%) COBOL
5 1 (1.82%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (10.91%) Puppet
3 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.82%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) IBM
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) CA
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.82%) VMware
4 1 (1.82%) Actimize
4 1 (1.82%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.82%) Dell
4 1 (1.82%) EMC
4 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.82%) SAP
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