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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 547 502 546
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 24 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.043% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.047% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 18
Average daily rate £575 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £680 £598 £550
% change year-on-year
+13.80% +8.63%
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
47289 40554 51511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.75% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29337 23812 29012
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £240 £240
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 1917 2075 2421
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -19 12 £515 -14.16% 2
West Midlands - 4 £680 - 1
South East -17 2 £650 +14.03% 1
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
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Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 15 (32.61%) Oracle
2 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 10 (21.74%) SOA
4 8 (17.39%) SAP
4 8 (17.39%) Java
4 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 7 (15.22%) Web Services
5 7 (15.22%) B2B
6 6 (13.04%) CRM
6 6 (13.04%) .NET
6 6 (13.04%) Retail
6 6 (13.04%) Mainframe
6 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (10.87%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
8 4 (8.70%) DB2
8 4 (8.70%) Business Objects
8 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
8 4 (8.70%) Windows
8 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (8.70%) Middleware
8 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
8 4 (8.70%) Release Management
8 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
9 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
9 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
9 3 (6.52%) Mobile Device Management

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.17%) Liferay
3 1 (2.17%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.17%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) LAN
1 2 (4.35%) WAN
1 2 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.17%) LTE
2 1 (2.17%) DMZ
2 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) DB2
2 4 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.35%) DTS
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) XMLSpy
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
1 11 (23.91%) Banking
2 6 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) German Language
4 1 (2.17%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Web Services
2 6 (13.04%) .NET
3 4 (8.70%) Middleware
4 3 (6.52%) XML
5 2 (4.35%) XSD
5 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.35%) CSS
5 2 (4.35%) JSP
5 2 (4.35%) HTML
5 2 (4.35%) SAML
5 2 (4.35%) WSDL
5 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.35%) REST
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) JSON
6 1 (2.17%) Spring
6 1 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.17%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) AIX
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
3 2 (4.35%) Android
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) SOA
2 8 (17.39%) E-Commerce
3 7 (15.22%) B2B
4 6 (13.04%) CRM
4 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (10.87%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.70%) Release Management
7 3 (6.52%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.52%) Document Management
7 3 (6.52%) B2C
7 3 (6.52%) ETL
8 2 (4.35%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (4.35%) MVC
8 2 (4.35%) Migration
8 2 (4.35%) Scrum
8 2 (4.35%) Time Management
8 2 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) COBOL
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) COBIT
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.35%) XenApp
1 2 (4.35%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.17%) vSphere
2 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) SAP
3 4 (8.70%) Business Objects
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco
4 3 (6.52%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) NetApp
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.17%) F5
6 1 (2.17%) Apple
6 1 (2.17%) Lotus
6 1 (2.17%) Intel
6 1 (2.17%) webMethods
6 1 (2.17%) Symantec