The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 109 108 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 949 827 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 1.77% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 1.91% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 569 414
Average daily rate
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£513 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £617
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £486 £469
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 December 2014.

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
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 Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
London -23 365 £525 -4.54% 72
South East +21 224 £500 +6.95% 37
East of England +33 97 £550 +6.02% 7
South West +1 67 £550 +10.00% 14
North West -11 57 £450 -6.25% 10
Yorkshire +31 55 £450 -14.28% 10
West Midlands 0 31 £493 -10.45% 8
East Midlands +13 28 £475 -2.56% 4
North East -12 19 £510 +2.00%
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Solutions Architect
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 420 (21.64%) Finance
2 350 (18.03%) Oracle
3 320 (16.49%) TOGAF
4 309 (15.92%) SOA
5 305 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
6 225 (11.59%) Microsoft
7 219 (11.28%) Java
8 212 (10.92%) .NET
8 212 (10.92%) Retail
9 198 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 189 (9.74%) SAP
11 184 (9.48%) E-Commerce
12 158 (8.14%) Enterprise Architecture
13 156 (8.04%) Banking
14 153 (7.88%) Web Services
15 150 (7.73%) CRM
16 147 (7.57%) Telecoms
17 143 (7.37%) Windows
18 128 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
19 125 (6.44%) SQL Server
20 123 (6.34%) Degree
21 121 (6.23%) Middleware
22 117 (6.03%) SQL
23 116 (5.98%) Project Management
24 115 (5.92%) Migration
25 112 (5.77%) Security Cleared
26 110 (5.67%) Data Modelling
27 109 (5.62%) Linux
28 104 (5.36%) IBM
28 104 (5.36%) VMware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 69 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.89%) WebSphere
3 43 (2.22%) Apache
4 33 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
4 33 (1.70%) CMS
5 29 (1.49%) WebLogic
6 22 (1.13%) Lync
7 21 (1.08%) SAS
8 16 (0.82%) IIS
9 15 (0.77%) Confluence
10 14 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
11 13 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.67%) Apache Solr
11 13 (0.67%) Node.js
12 12 (0.62%) JBoss
13 11 (0.57%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 81 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 26 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.29%) MS Office
5 10 (0.52%) SPSS
6 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.21%) MS Project
8 1 (0.052%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.052%) Stata
8 1 (0.052%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 43 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
6 11 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.57%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
9 7 (0.36%) SAP SD
9 7 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.31%) SAP SCM
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
11 5 (0.26%) Summit
11 5 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.58%) SaaS
2 49 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (1.44%) Office 365
5 25 (1.29%) PaaS
6 18 (0.93%) IaaS
7 14 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.52%) Force.com
9 7 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.052%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.052%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.052%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.052%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 93 (4.79%) Internet
2 67 (3.45%) Firewall
3 63 (3.25%) LAN
4 61 (3.14%) WAN
5 45 (2.32%) 3G
6 42 (2.16%) SAN
7 31 (1.60%) MPLS
8 29 (1.49%) VPN
9 28 (1.44%) Broadband
10 25 (1.29%) VoIP
11 20 (1.03%) BGP
12 18 (0.93%) OSPF
13 17 (0.88%) VLAN
14 16 (0.82%) LTE
14 16 (0.82%) NAS
14 16 (0.82%) Ethernet
15 15 (0.77%) WLAN
15 15 (0.77%) 4G
16 14 (0.72%) Network Security
16 14 (0.72%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (2.89%) Hadoop
3 56 (2.89%) Big Data
4 47 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 28 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
7 27 (1.39%) Relational Database
8 26 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (1.24%) MySQL
10 23 (1.18%) DB2
11 18 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (0.88%) MongoDB
13 15 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (0.77%) HPCC
14 14 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.62%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.62%) DataStage
16 11 (0.57%) SAP BW
17 10 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 34 (1.75%) JIRA
2 31 (1.60%) Maven
2 31 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 29 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 18 (0.93%) Cucumber
5 17 (0.88%) FitNesse
6 13 (0.67%) Selenium
7 7 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.36%) MSTest
8 6 (0.31%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.26%) RequisitePro
9 5 (0.26%) Moq
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.15%) NUnit
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.15%) Ant
11 3 (0.15%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.10%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.10%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 420 (21.64%) Finance
2 212 (10.92%) Retail
3 156 (8.04%) Banking
4 147 (7.57%) Telecoms
5 61 (3.14%) Billing
6 56 (2.89%) Marketing
7 48 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.44%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.29%) Local Government
10 23 (1.18%) Legal
11 21 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.72%) Back Office
13 12 (0.62%) Electronics
14 11 (0.57%) Publishing
14 11 (0.57%) Games
14 11 (0.57%) Military
15 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.41%) Automotive
16 8 (0.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (10.92%) .NET
2 153 (7.88%) Web Services
3 121 (6.23%) Middleware
4 103 (5.31%) J2EE
5 74 (3.81%) HTML
6 59 (3.04%) XML
7 40 (2.06%) HTML5
8 35 (1.80%) SOAP
9 34 (1.75%) RESTful
10 32 (1.65%) JSON
11 30 (1.55%) ASP.NET
11 30 (1.55%) Spring
12 27 (1.39%) REST
13 25 (1.29%) CSS
14 24 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
15 23 (1.18%) .NET Framework
15 23 (1.18%) PostGIS
16 18 (0.93%) EJB
17 17 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
17 17 (0.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (3.86%) Open Source
3 71 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
4 65 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 58 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 33 (1.70%) FMCG
7 30 (1.55%) User Experience
8 27 (1.39%) Data Integration
9 24 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.18%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 21 (1.08%) NHS
12 18 (0.93%) Social Media
13 17 (0.88%) iSeries
13 17 (0.88%) Reference Data
14 15 (0.77%) N-Tier
15 14 (0.72%) PACS
16 13 (0.67%) Visualisation
17 11 (0.57%) Life Science
17 11 (0.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 143 (7.37%) Windows
2 109 (5.62%) Linux
3 90 (4.64%) UNIX
4 25 (1.29%) Android
4 25 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.13%) Solaris
6 19 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.72%) AIX
9 11 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.41%) zOS
12 6 (0.31%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.21%) CentOS
15 2 (0.10%) VMS
15 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.10%) Fedora
15 2 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (16.49%) TOGAF
2 309 (15.92%) SOA
3 305 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 184 (9.48%) E-Commerce
6 158 (8.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 150 (7.73%) CRM
8 128 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
9 116 (5.98%) Project Management
10 115 (5.92%) Migration
11 110 (5.67%) Data Modelling
12 92 (4.74%) Technical Architecture
13 89 (4.59%) UML
14 82 (4.22%) ERP
15 75 (3.86%) Mentoring
16 74 (3.81%) Zachman Framework
17 72 (3.71%) Scrum
18 59 (3.04%) Data Architecture
19 57 (2.94%) ITIL
20 53 (2.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 219 (11.28%) Java
2 117 (6.03%) SQL
3 100 (5.15%) C#
4 35 (1.80%) JavaScript
5 22 (1.13%) Python
6 21 (1.08%) Ruby
7 18 (0.93%) Scala
7 18 (0.93%) PHP
8 16 (0.82%) C++
8 16 (0.82%) C
9 13 (0.67%) VB.NET
10 12 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 11 (0.57%) Perl
12 8 (0.41%) Apex Code
12 8 (0.41%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.36%) Objective-C
14 6 (0.31%) VBA
14 6 (0.31%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.26%) Delphi
16 4 (0.21%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 123 (6.34%) Degree
2 112 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 78 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.34%) CCIE
6 16 (0.82%) CCNP
7 15 (0.77%) CCDP
8 14 (0.72%) ISEB
9 12 (0.62%) CCNA
10 9 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.36%) CCIP
12 6 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.21%) PMP
15 3 (0.15%) CCDA
15 3 (0.15%) CISSP
16 2 (0.10%) MCSE
16 2 (0.10%) PhD
16 2 (0.10%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (1.91%) QA
2 13 (0.67%) SLA
2 13 (0.67%) GAAP
3 12 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.26%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 4 (0.21%) HL7
9 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.10%) EMIR
10 2 (0.10%) Basel III
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.052%) GxP
11 1 (0.052%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.052%) GCP
11 1 (0.052%) GMP
System Software
1 68 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.08%) vSphere
5 13 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.36%) NFS
6 7 (0.36%) SRDF
6 7 (0.36%) KVM
7 6 (0.31%) XenApp
8 5 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.26%) Xen
8 5 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.052%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.052%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.052%) SAP ITS
11 1 (0.052%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 34 (1.75%) Puppet
2 19 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.52%) SCCM
4 7 (0.36%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.31%) Netcool
5 6 (0.31%) SCOM
6 5 (0.26%) Windows Intune
6 5 (0.26%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.21%) OPNET
7 4 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.10%) OpenView
9 2 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.10%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.10%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.052%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.052%) SAP Afaria
10 1 (0.052%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 350 (18.03%) Oracle
2 225 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 189 (9.74%) SAP
4 104 (5.36%) IBM
4 104 (5.36%) VMware
5 83 (4.28%) Cisco
6 54 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (1.85%) EMC
8 31 (1.60%) hybris
9 30 (1.55%) Hyperion
10 26 (1.34%) Citrix
11 23 (1.18%) NetApp
12 22 (1.13%) TIBCO
13 21 (1.08%) HP
14 20 (1.03%) Informatica
14 20 (1.03%) Sitecore
15 17 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
16 15 (0.77%) Sun
16 15 (0.77%) Tableau
17 12 (0.62%) Intel
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