The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 109 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1076 1050 979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.14% 2.01% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 2.12% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 669 608
Median daily rate £538 £520 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% +0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £641 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £59.50 £45.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +30.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.12 £51.72 £42.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.00 £63.53 £56.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.83 £59.50 £45.49
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +30.80%
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
47525 49547 47656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.00% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31298 32087 29344
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1474 1872 1909
Median hourly rate £17.17 £17.06 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% +2.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 477 £563 +2.27% 58
South East -14 177 £500 - 20
Yorkshire +27 77 £530 +11.57% 9
West Midlands -33 72 £510 +0.49% 8
North West -21 66 £463 -11.90% 7
East Midlands +20 57 £550 +4.76% 4
East of England -10 46 £500 -6.97% 7
South West -21 40 £538 +7.50% 14
Midlands +7 29 £525 -4.54%
North East -34 23 £443 -11.50% 2
South Coast +5 1 £525 -12.50%
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 470 (20.52%) Finance
2 401 (17.50%) TOGAF
3 369 (16.11%) SOA
4 355 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
5 303 (13.23%) Microsoft
6 300 (13.09%) Java
7 297 (12.96%) Oracle
8 292 (12.75%) Retail
9 249 (10.87%) Banking
10 219 (9.56%) Enterprise Architecture
11 208 (9.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 202 (8.82%) Windows
13 187 (8.16%) CRM
14 184 (8.03%) Security Cleared
15 177 (7.73%) SAP
16 171 (7.46%) Web Services
17 168 (7.33%) .NET
18 162 (7.07%) VMware
19 155 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
20 151 (6.59%) Migration
21 148 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
22 146 (6.37%) E-Commerce
23 145 (6.33%) SQL
24 141 (6.15%) SQL Server
25 140 (6.11%) Middleware
26 132 (5.76%) MS Excel
26 132 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
27 131 (5.72%) Active Directory
28 130 (5.67%) SC Cleared
28 130 (5.67%) Technical Architecture

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 96 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 71 (3.10%) WebSphere
3 43 (1.88%) CMS
4 41 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 29 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 27 (1.18%) JBoss
7 26 (1.13%) Skype for Business
8 24 (1.05%) Apache
8 24 (1.05%) IIS
9 22 (0.96%) MS Exchange
9 22 (0.96%) Tomcat
10 19 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 15 (0.65%) Confluence
12 15 (0.65%) Mule
12 15 (0.65%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.57%) Documentum
14 12 (0.52%) CICS
14 12 (0.52%) NetWeaver
14 12 (0.52%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 132 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.13%) MS Office
3 19 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.044%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 79 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.74%) Adobe Campaign
4 15 (0.65%) SAP ERP
4 15 (0.65%) SAP HCM
5 14 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 14 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
5 14 (0.61%) Unica
6 12 (0.52%) Eloqua
7 10 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.44%) SAP HR
8 9 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
8 9 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.39%) SAP MII
9 7 (0.31%) Maximo
9 7 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
9 7 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.31%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.31%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 148 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
3 114 (4.98%) SaaS
4 99 (4.32%) PaaS
5 92 (4.02%) IaaS
6 60 (2.62%) Office 365
7 31 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
8 23 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.52%) Boomi
11 7 (0.31%) Yammer
12 6 (0.26%) GitHub
12 6 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.22%) Force.com
14 4 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
15 2 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.087%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.087%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.087%) Taleo
15 2 (0.087%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 103 (4.50%) WAN
2 99 (4.32%) LAN
3 75 (3.27%) Firewall
4 45 (1.96%) Internet
5 37 (1.62%) SAN
6 31 (1.35%) HTTP
7 29 (1.27%) DNS
7 29 (1.27%) VoIP
8 25 (1.09%) VPN
9 22 (0.96%) NAS
10 18 (0.79%) Network Security
11 17 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
12 16 (0.70%) Multicast
12 16 (0.70%) Unified Communications
13 15 (0.65%) MPLS
13 15 (0.65%) NFC
14 14 (0.61%) FCoE
14 14 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (0.61%) iSCSI
15 12 (0.52%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 83 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 63 (2.75%) Big Data
5 49 (2.14%) Hadoop
6 38 (1.66%) MySQL
7 26 (1.13%) DB2
8 25 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 24 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (0.92%) NoSQL
11 19 (0.83%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.65%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.65%) SAP HANA
14 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
15 14 (0.61%) HBase
15 14 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (0.61%) QlikView
16 12 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 22 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 21 (0.92%) JIRA
5 12 (0.52%) SoapUI
6 11 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (0.44%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.44%) Maven
8 8 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.35%) GoCD
9 6 (0.26%) ERwin
9 6 (0.26%) JUnit
9 6 (0.26%) Subversion
9 6 (0.26%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.22%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.22%) FishEye
10 5 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.17%) Hudson
11 4 (0.17%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.17%) NetBeans
General
1 470 (20.52%) Finance
2 292 (12.75%) Retail
3 249 (10.87%) Banking
4 120 (5.24%) Marketing
5 113 (4.93%) Telecoms
6 70 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 32 (1.40%) Publishing
9 25 (1.09%) Automotive
10 20 (0.87%) Billing
11 19 (0.83%) Legal
12 13 (0.57%) Advertising
12 13 (0.57%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.52%) Back Office
13 12 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
15 8 (0.35%) Front Office
16 7 (0.31%) Local Government
17 6 (0.26%) Games
17 6 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (7.46%) Web Services
2 168 (7.33%) .NET
3 140 (6.11%) Middleware
4 91 (3.97%) XML
5 76 (3.32%) REST
6 70 (3.06%) HTML
7 69 (3.01%) SOAP
8 63 (2.75%) Spring
9 40 (1.75%) RESTful
10 36 (1.57%) AngularJS
10 36 (1.57%) J2EE
11 35 (1.53%) CSS
12 34 (1.48%) JSON
13 32 (1.40%) HTML5
14 24 (1.05%) Java EE
15 23 (1.00%) ASP.NET
16 19 (0.83%) WSDL
16 19 (0.83%) XSD
17 18 (0.79%) EDI
17 18 (0.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 112 (4.89%) Data Centre
2 91 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
3 89 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 50 (2.18%) Management Information System
6 43 (1.88%) Data Integration
7 40 (1.75%) User Experience
8 38 (1.66%) Mainframe
9 35 (1.53%) Private Cloud
10 33 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.09%) EPoS
12 23 (1.00%) FMCG
12 23 (1.00%) Social Media
12 23 (1.00%) Video on Demand
13 22 (0.96%) Contactless
13 22 (0.96%) EMV
13 22 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
14 21 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 17 (0.74%) Public Cloud
16 15 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 202 (8.82%) Windows
2 126 (5.50%) Linux
3 69 (3.01%) Windows Server
4 65 (2.84%) Unix
5 57 (2.49%) Solaris
6 42 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (1.44%) AIX
8 28 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 27 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (1.00%) Android
11 17 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.57%) zOS
13 12 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.48%) SUSE
15 8 (0.35%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.31%) HPUX
17 5 (0.22%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
19 3 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (17.50%) TOGAF
2 369 (16.11%) SOA
3 355 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
4 219 (9.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 208 (9.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 187 (8.16%) CRM
7 155 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
8 151 (6.59%) Migration
9 146 (6.37%) E-Commerce
10 130 (5.67%) Technical Architecture
11 107 (4.67%) SDLC
12 104 (4.54%) Data Modelling
13 103 (4.50%) Presales
14 97 (4.23%) ERP
15 94 (4.10%) Project Management
16 91 (3.97%) Analytics
17 89 (3.88%) UML
18 88 (3.84%) Zachman Framework
19 84 (3.67%) ITIL
20 74 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 300 (13.09%) Java
2 145 (6.33%) SQL
3 79 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 62 (2.71%) C#
5 30 (1.31%) PHP
6 26 (1.13%) Python
7 17 (0.74%) C
8 16 (0.70%) Scala
9 12 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 11 (0.48%) Ruby
11 10 (0.44%) Perl
12 9 (0.39%) COBOL
13 8 (0.35%) ABAP
13 8 (0.35%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.31%) Go
15 6 (0.26%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.22%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.17%) C++
17 4 (0.17%) R
18 3 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 184 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 130 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 105 (4.58%) Degree
4 23 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.48%) CCIE
8 10 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.44%) CCNA
9 9 (0.39%) CISSP
9 9 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.35%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.35%) CCNP
10 8 (0.35%) MCSE
11 7 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.26%) CCDP
12 6 (0.26%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.26%) PMP
13 5 (0.22%) GIAC
14 4 (0.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.48%) Data Quality
1 34 (1.48%) QA
2 31 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.44%) COBIT
4 10 (0.44%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.17%) HL7
6 4 (0.17%) ISO 8583
6 4 (0.17%) SEPA
7 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.087%) EMIR
8 2 (0.087%) GCP
8 2 (0.087%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.087%) MiFID
8 2 (0.087%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.044%) FATCA
System Software
1 131 (5.72%) Active Directory
2 110 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.87%) Xen
5 18 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (0.79%) VMware ESX
5 18 (0.79%) XenApp
6 15 (0.65%) KVM
7 14 (0.61%) NFS
7 14 (0.61%) SRDF
8 13 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (0.57%) vSphere
9 11 (0.48%) Docker
10 8 (0.35%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.17%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.087%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 47 (2.05%) SCCM
2 21 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.79%) Ansible
4 16 (0.70%) Puppet
5 12 (0.52%) SCOM
6 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (0.39%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.35%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.17%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.17%) OpenView
8 4 (0.17%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.17%) WSUS
9 3 (0.13%) Consul
9 3 (0.13%) MOM
9 3 (0.13%) Nagios
9 3 (0.13%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.13%) Terraform
10 2 (0.087%) MIIS
10 2 (0.087%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 303 (13.23%) Microsoft
2 297 (12.96%) Oracle
3 177 (7.73%) SAP
4 162 (7.07%) VMware
5 117 (5.11%) IBM
6 83 (3.62%) Cisco
7 77 (3.36%) Salesforce.com
8 67 (2.92%) Citrix
9 44 (1.92%) HP
10 35 (1.53%) Adobe
11 26 (1.13%) EMC
11 26 (1.13%) Informatica
11 26 (1.13%) TIBCO
12 25 (1.09%) Intel
12 25 (1.09%) webMethods
13 24 (1.05%) hybris
14 22 (0.96%) MuleSoft
14 22 (0.96%) Red Hat
15 21 (0.92%) ATG
15 21 (0.92%) Dell
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