The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 113 101 135
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 906 803 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.76% 1.86% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.01% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 434 424
Average daily rate £513 £500 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £60.00 £55.50 £44.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +25.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.98 £36.00 £42.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.29 £61.00 £48.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Solutions Architect
UK

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 18 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 -16 416 £550 +8.53% 84
South East -25 165 £463 -5.85% 29
South West +36 88 £500 +11.11% 14
West Midlands +25 64 £463 -19.56% 6
East of England -7 60 £525 +2.43% 13
North West -9 41 £466 +12.90% 13
Yorkshire -34 31 £444 -6.33% 10
East Midlands -2 16 £475 +5.55% 7
Midlands +1 6 £550 -12.00%
North East -25 3 £475 +5.55% 1
Solutions Architect
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 405 (23.63%) Finance
2 338 (19.72%) Oracle
3 259 (15.11%) SOA
4 247 (14.41%) TOGAF
5 234 (13.65%) Java
6 231 (13.48%) .NET
7 218 (12.72%) Banking
8 201 (11.73%) Microsoft
9 187 (10.91%) Retail
10 183 (10.68%) Enterprise Architecture
11 182 (10.62%) CRM
12 177 (10.33%) E-Commerce
12 177 (10.33%) SAP
13 150 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 140 (8.17%) SQL Server
14 140 (8.17%) Windows
15 136 (7.93%) Telecoms
16 129 (7.53%) Technical Architecture
17 117 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
18 113 (6.59%) Migration
19 112 (6.53%) UML
19 112 (6.53%) SQL
20 108 (6.30%) Web Services
21 103 (6.01%) J2EE
22 101 (5.89%) Security Cleared
23 97 (5.66%) IBM
24 96 (5.60%) Project Management
24 96 (5.60%) Middleware
24 96 (5.60%) WebSphere
25 91 (5.31%) VMware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 96 (5.60%) WebSphere
2 68 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 40 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 37 (2.16%) Lync
5 36 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 34 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
7 33 (1.93%) WebSphere Process Server
8 30 (1.75%) Apache
9 24 (1.40%) IIS
9 24 (1.40%) TeamSite
10 22 (1.28%) CMS
11 17 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (0.93%) MS Exchange
13 15 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
14 14 (0.82%) Liferay
14 14 (0.82%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.76%) SAS
15 13 (0.76%) TIBCO EMS
16 11 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 68 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.11%) MS Office
5 11 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.58%) Casewise Modeler
7 6 (0.35%) MS Project
8 1 (0.058%) SPSS
8 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 39 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.81%) SAP FI
3 29 (1.69%) SAP FI/CO
3 29 (1.69%) SAP CO
4 18 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.70%) SAP CRM
6 11 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
6 11 (0.64%) SAP FI-GL
7 10 (0.58%) SAP SD
8 9 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
8 9 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
9 8 (0.47%) Magento
10 7 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.35%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.35%) SAP MM
11 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.29%) SAP Retail
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.46%) SaaS
2 15 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.64%) Office 365
4 10 (0.58%) PaaS
4 10 (0.58%) IaaS
5 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.18%) Force.com
8 2 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.058%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.058%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.61%) Internet
2 51 (2.98%) LAN
3 46 (2.68%) WAN
4 38 (2.22%) SAN
5 33 (1.93%) Firewall
6 22 (1.28%) Wireless
7 18 (1.05%) Network Security
8 14 (0.82%) Unified Communications
9 13 (0.76%) VoIP
9 13 (0.76%) NAS
10 12 (0.70%) LTE
10 12 (0.70%) TCP/IP
11 11 (0.64%) NetScaler
11 11 (0.64%) VLAN
12 10 (0.58%) HTTP
13 9 (0.53%) 3G
13 9 (0.53%) SNMP
13 9 (0.53%) WLAN
14 8 (0.47%) 4G
14 8 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.97%) Relational Database
3 65 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
4 52 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 41 (2.39%) DB2
6 39 (2.28%) RDBMS
7 29 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 27 (1.58%) SAP BW
8 27 (1.58%) MySQL
9 23 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.05%) Big Data
12 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.70%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
16 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (0.64%) Ant
1 11 (0.64%) JUnit
1 11 (0.64%) Git (software)
1 11 (0.64%) JIRA
2 10 (0.58%) Maven
3 9 (0.53%) Eclipse
4 8 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.29%) MSI
8 3 (0.18%) Subversion
8 3 (0.18%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.18%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.12%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.12%) XMLSpy
General
1 405 (23.63%) Finance
2 218 (12.72%) Banking
3 187 (10.91%) Retail
4 136 (7.93%) Telecoms
5 63 (3.68%) Billing
6 55 (3.21%) Marketing
7 45 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 39 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.34%) Retail Banking
10 22 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.05%) Back Office
12 17 (0.99%) Publishing
13 16 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.93%) General Ledger
14 14 (0.82%) Legal
14 14 (0.82%) Automotive
15 13 (0.76%) Advertising
16 9 (0.53%) Front Office
17 7 (0.41%) Law
18 6 (0.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (13.48%) .NET
2 108 (6.30%) Web Services
3 103 (6.01%) J2EE
4 96 (5.60%) Middleware
5 76 (4.43%) XML
6 56 (3.27%) HTML
7 43 (2.51%) ASP.NET
8 33 (1.93%) REST
9 32 (1.87%) JSON
10 30 (1.75%) .NET Framework
11 27 (1.58%) Spring
12 25 (1.46%) CSS
13 24 (1.40%) JRules
13 24 (1.40%) BAPI
14 23 (1.34%) SOAP
15 22 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
16 20 (1.17%) HTML5
17 18 (1.05%) XSLT
18 17 (0.99%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 55 (3.21%) Management Information System
2 49 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 45 (2.63%) Online Banking
4 44 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
5 43 (2.51%) Mainframe
6 37 (2.16%) DataPower
7 36 (2.10%) Data Integration
8 24 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.17%) Derivative
9 20 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 19 (1.11%) GIS
11 18 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (0.99%) Client/Server
12 17 (0.99%) Open Source
13 14 (0.82%) iPhone
13 14 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
13 14 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
14 12 (0.70%) Replication
15 11 (0.64%) Clustering
16 10 (0.58%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 140 (8.17%) Windows
2 83 (4.84%) UNIX
3 78 (4.55%) Linux
4 47 (2.74%) Android
5 44 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.52%) Solaris
7 24 (1.40%) AIX
8 20 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 18 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.58%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.47%) zOS
13 7 (0.41%) VMS
14 6 (0.35%) bada
14 6 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.23%) SUSE
16 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (15.11%) SOA
2 247 (14.41%) TOGAF
3 183 (10.68%) Enterprise Architecture
4 182 (10.62%) CRM
5 177 (10.33%) E-Commerce
6 150 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 129 (7.53%) Technical Architecture
8 117 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
9 113 (6.59%) Migration
10 112 (6.53%) UML
11 96 (5.60%) Project Management
12 86 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
13 76 (4.43%) Data Modelling
14 74 (4.32%) ITIL
15 67 (3.91%) Zachman Framework
16 54 (3.15%) Analytics
16 54 (3.15%) Scrum
17 51 (2.98%) Information Management
18 50 (2.92%) Service Management
18 50 (2.92%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 234 (13.65%) Java
2 112 (6.53%) SQL
3 88 (5.13%) C#
4 48 (2.80%) JavaScript
5 39 (2.28%) C
6 20 (1.17%) PHP
7 19 (1.11%) C++
8 17 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.58%) PowerShell
9 10 (0.58%) Perl
10 8 (0.47%) COBOL
11 6 (0.35%) ABAP
12 5 (0.29%) VBScript
12 5 (0.29%) Python
12 5 (0.29%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.29%) Ruby
13 4 (0.23%) JCL
13 4 (0.23%) Assembly Language
13 4 (0.23%) REXX
14 3 (0.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 101 (5.89%) Security Cleared
2 89 (5.19%) Degree
3 69 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.34%) DV Cleared
5 17 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.70%) MCSE
9 10 (0.58%) CISSP
10 8 (0.47%) MCITP
10 8 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (0.47%) CCNP
11 7 (0.41%) CCEA
11 7 (0.41%) CCA
12 6 (0.35%) ISEB
12 6 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.35%) CISA
13 5 (0.29%) CCNA
13 5 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.98%) QA
2 17 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.76%) SLA
4 8 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.35%) COBIT
5 6 (0.35%) Basel III
5 6 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.35%) BS7799
6 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.23%) HL7
7 4 (0.23%) EMIR
8 3 (0.18%) FATCA
9 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.058%) Basel II
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.058%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.058%) Solvency II
System Software
1 70 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (3.15%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.58%) XenApp
4 21 (1.23%) XenDesktop
4 21 (1.23%) vSphere
5 13 (0.76%) UAG
6 10 (0.58%) SRDF
7 9 (0.53%) NFS
7 9 (0.53%) IAG
7 9 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.35%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.12%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.12%) vCloud
12 1 (0.058%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (1.81%) Tivoli
2 29 (1.69%) SCCM
3 28 (1.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 20 (1.17%) SCOM
5 12 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (0.64%) Puppet
7 6 (0.35%) Oracle EDQ
8 5 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.23%) AppDNA
10 3 (0.18%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.12%) OpenView
12 1 (0.058%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.058%) TIBCO Hawk
12 1 (0.058%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.058%) HP UCMDB
12 1 (0.058%) Oracle Identity Management
12 1 (0.058%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 338 (19.72%) Oracle
2 201 (11.73%) Microsoft
3 177 (10.33%) SAP
4 97 (5.66%) IBM
5 91 (5.31%) VMware
6 74 (4.32%) HP
7 53 (3.09%) Citrix
7 53 (3.09%) Cisco
8 47 (2.74%) TIBCO
9 45 (2.63%) Siebel
10 32 (1.87%) EMC
11 29 (1.69%) Red Hat
12 28 (1.63%) LogLogic
13 26 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (1.40%) webMethods
14 24 (1.40%) ATG
15 22 (1.28%) JBoss
16 21 (1.23%) NetApp
17 19 (1.11%) hybris
18 17 (0.99%) Business Objects
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Careerwise UK Limited
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London
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City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
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London
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City of London
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London
Vertical IT
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