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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 528 513 504
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 29 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.058% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.063% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 12
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£525 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £513
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £650 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £548 £450 £700
% change year-on-year
+21.66% -35.71%
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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -1 18 £525 +16.66% 2
London +4 6 £650 +13.04% 2
North West - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
South West - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 26 (52.00%) Java
2 23 (46.00%) Open Source
3 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (36.00%) TOGAF
5 15 (30.00%) Scrum
6 14 (28.00%) Finance
7 13 (26.00%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (26.00%) Linux
7 13 (26.00%) Apache
7 13 (26.00%) Java EE
8 11 (22.00%) JSON
8 11 (22.00%) HTML
9 10 (20.00%) Python
9 10 (20.00%) JIRA
9 10 (20.00%) Selenium
9 10 (20.00%) Django
9 10 (20.00%) Spring
9 10 (20.00%) Confluence
9 10 (20.00%) HTML5
9 10 (20.00%) NoSQL
9 10 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
10 9 (18.00%) Mentoring
10 9 (18.00%) Puppet
10 9 (18.00%) MongoDB
10 9 (18.00%) RESTful
10 9 (18.00%) Scala
10 9 (18.00%) Ruby
11 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
12 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 13 (26.00%) Apache
2 10 (20.00%) Confluence
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.00%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.00%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) IaaS
1 2 (4.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 9 (18.00%) MongoDB
4 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.00%) DataStage
6 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.00%) Big Data
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.00%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) JIRA
1 10 (20.00%) Selenium
2 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.00%) Java EE
2 11 (22.00%) JSON
2 11 (22.00%) HTML
3 10 (20.00%) Django
3 10 (20.00%) Spring
3 10 (20.00%) HTML5
4 9 (18.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) J2EE
5 2 (4.00%) Middleware
6 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.00%) .NET
6 1 (2.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.00%) SOAP
6 1 (2.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.00%) XML
6 1 (2.00%) XSLT
6 1 (2.00%) WSDL
6 1 (2.00%) Apache CXF
6 1 (2.00%) JPA
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Open Source
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) VSAM
3 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Solaris
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
2 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) AIX
3 1 (2.00%) HPUX
3 1 (2.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) TOGAF
3 15 (30.00%) Scrum
4 9 (18.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.00%) SOA
6 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 3 (6.00%) Data Governance
7 3 (6.00%) Web Development
8 2 (4.00%) Demand Forecasting
8 2 (4.00%) Retail Demand Forecasting
8 2 (4.00%) Master Data Management
8 2 (4.00%) Supply Chain Management
8 2 (4.00%) Data Management
8 2 (4.00%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.00%) ETL
8 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) Python
3 9 (18.00%) Scala
3 9 (18.00%) Ruby
4 2 (4.00%) COBOL
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (18.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.00%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.00%) hybris
3 2 (4.00%) CA
3 2 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Demandware
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) ForgeRock
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