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 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
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 567 557 549
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 29 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.076% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.081% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 23
Average daily rate £550 £548 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £548 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.45% +28.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Solutions Architect
UK

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
44628 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29078 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 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
South East +7 12 £550 +2.56% 3
London +6 8 £550 -15.38% 2
South West - 5 £600 -
North West -17 2 £492 -
West Midlands -12 1 £575 -
Lead Solutions Architect
UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.78%) Finance
3 19 (21.11%) SOA
4 17 (18.89%) Banking
5 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
6 14 (15.56%) CRM
7 11 (12.22%) E-Commerce
7 11 (12.22%) Billing
8 10 (11.11%) .NET
9 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (10.00%) Business Transformation
10 8 (8.89%) Office 365
10 8 (8.89%) hybris
10 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
10 8 (8.89%) Intranet
10 8 (8.89%) MVC
10 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
10 8 (8.89%) TDD
11 7 (7.78%) Business Analysis
11 7 (7.78%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (7.78%) Publishing
11 7 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
11 7 (7.78%) Analytics
11 7 (7.78%) SOLID
12 6 (6.67%) Records Management
12 6 (6.67%) SDLC
12 6 (6.67%) Private Cloud
12 6 (6.67%) MVNO
12 6 (6.67%) Software Architecture

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.11%) Node.js
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Magento
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.22%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.22%) SAP hybris
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) Office 365
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.22%) IaaS
3 2 (2.22%) PaaS
3 2 (2.22%) SaaS
4 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) Intranet
2 6 (6.67%) MVNO
3 2 (2.22%) Extranet
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.11%) DNS
4 1 (1.11%) Firewall
4 1 (1.11%) LDAP
4 1 (1.11%) Network Security
4 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) Big Data
1 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.22%) OLAP
1 2 (2.22%) OLTP
1 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.11%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.11%) HBase
2 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (3.33%) JIRA
1 3 (3.33%) Selenium
2 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.11%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.11%) Flyway
3 1 (1.11%) Gradle
3 1 (1.11%) Grunt
3 1 (1.11%) JUnit
3 1 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.11%) Mockito
3 1 (1.11%) Protractor
3 1 (1.11%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 25 (27.78%) Finance
2 17 (18.89%) Banking
3 11 (12.22%) Billing
4 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
5 7 (7.78%) Publishing
6 3 (3.33%) Marketing
6 3 (3.33%) Retail
7 2 (2.22%) Advertising
7 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (4.44%) Spring
3 3 (3.33%) HTML
3 3 (3.33%) HTML5
3 3 (3.33%) JSON
3 3 (3.33%) REST
4 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.22%) Django
4 2 (2.22%) Middleware
4 2 (2.22%) Play Framework
4 2 (2.22%) RESTful
4 2 (2.22%) Web Services
5 1 (1.11%) Ajax
5 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.11%) Java EE
5 1 (1.11%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.11%) Spring Security
5 1 (1.11%) WCF
5 1 (1.11%) WF
5 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Private Cloud
2 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.22%) Social Media
5 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.11%) FMCG
5 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Tandem
5 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.67%) Linux
2 5 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.11%) Unix
3 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.11%) SOA
3 14 (15.56%) CRM
4 11 (12.22%) E-Commerce
5 9 (10.00%) Business Transformation
6 8 (8.89%) MVC
6 8 (8.89%) TDD
7 7 (7.78%) Analytics
7 7 (7.78%) Business Analysis
7 7 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.78%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (7.78%) SOLID
8 6 (6.67%) Migration
8 6 (6.67%) Records Management
8 6 (6.67%) SDLC
8 6 (6.67%) Software Architecture
8 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.67%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.56%) Scrum
10 3 (3.33%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (2.22%) Python
2 2 (2.22%) Ruby
2 2 (2.22%) Scala
3 1 (1.11%) C#
3 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) Kibana
2 1 (1.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.89%) hybris
3 5 (5.56%) SAP
4 3 (3.33%) VMware
5 2 (2.22%) Huawei
5 2 (2.22%) IBM
5 2 (2.22%) Siebel
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco
6 1 (1.11%) Citrix
6 1 (1.11%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.11%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.11%) EMC
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle
6 1 (1.11%) Pega