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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 89 117 96
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1102 893 974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.14% 1.81% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 1.95% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 559 583
Average daily rate
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£525 £510 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £480 £470
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 10
Average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.01% +23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.71 £43.52 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.31 £59.06 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%
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
47724 45773 43200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.58% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30889 28241 25946
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1846 1974
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 +3 438 £550 - 90
South East -29 195 £500 - 35
North West +37 98 £536 +12.84% 9
East of England +31 74 £513 +13.88% 4
West Midlands +31 72 £475 -3.06% 23
South West +12 60 £480 +1.05% 15
East Midlands +18 54 £525 +16.66% 3
Yorkshire +6 48 £450 -10.00% 10
North East +11 41 £483 -8.09% 2
Midlands +13 15 £550 - 1
South Coast - 1 £600 -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

1 449 (20.05%) Finance
2 407 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 391 (17.46%) SOA
4 353 (15.77%) Microsoft
5 351 (15.68%) TOGAF
6 331 (14.78%) Oracle
7 315 (14.07%) Java
8 245 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 238 (10.63%) .NET
10 228 (10.18%) Retail
11 210 (9.38%) SAP
12 200 (8.93%) E-Commerce
13 195 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 188 (8.40%) Banking
15 181 (8.08%) CRM
16 178 (7.95%) Windows
17 169 (7.55%) Web Services
18 163 (7.28%) UML
18 163 (7.28%) SQL Server
19 159 (7.10%) SQL
19 159 (7.10%) Technical Architecture
20 153 (6.83%) Middleware
20 153 (6.83%) VMware
21 135 (6.03%) Telecoms
22 131 (5.85%) Security Cleared
23 130 (5.81%) Migration
24 129 (5.76%) IBM
25 117 (5.23%) C#
26 115 (5.14%) Project Management
27 113 (5.05%) Degree

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 75 (3.35%) WebSphere
3 38 (1.70%) CMS
4 36 (1.61%) IIS
4 36 (1.61%) JBoss
5 35 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
6 28 (1.25%) Apache
7 24 (1.07%) IBM Notes
8 18 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 18 (0.80%) Documentum
8 18 (0.80%) SAS
9 17 (0.76%) Lync
10 15 (0.67%) NetWeaver
10 15 (0.67%) MS Exchange
11 14 (0.63%) SAP EP
12 13 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
12 13 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 10 (0.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 109 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.76%) MS Office
4 12 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.22%) MS Project
6 3 (0.13%) Mingle
7 2 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.089%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 59 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
5 17 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.67%) Maximo
7 14 (0.63%) SAP CRM
8 13 (0.58%) SAP CO
9 12 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
9 12 (0.54%) SAP FI
10 11 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
10 11 (0.49%) SAP PSCD
10 11 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
11 10 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (0.45%) Agresso
12 9 (0.40%) SAP MDM
12 9 (0.40%) SAP EWM
13 8 (0.36%) SAP HCM
13 8 (0.36%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 90 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (2.19%) SaaS
4 30 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (1.30%) Office 365
6 27 (1.21%) PaaS
7 17 (0.76%) IaaS
8 13 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 12 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.27%) Force.com
12 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.18%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.13%) Yammer
14 3 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
14 3 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.089%) Google Compute Engine
15 2 (0.089%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.089%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 60 (2.68%) Internet
2 48 (2.14%) WAN
3 41 (1.83%) SAN
3 41 (1.83%) Firewall
4 31 (1.38%) LAN
5 22 (0.98%) VPN
6 21 (0.94%) NAS
7 20 (0.89%) VLAN
8 17 (0.76%) Unified Communications
8 17 (0.76%) DNS
9 16 (0.71%) Network Security
9 16 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (0.63%) VoLTE
10 14 (0.63%) VoIP
11 13 (0.58%) HTTP
11 13 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (0.58%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (0.58%) 3G
12 12 (0.54%) 4G
13 10 (0.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.77%) Oracle Database
3 61 (2.72%) MongoDB
3 61 (2.72%) Big Data
4 57 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 44 (1.97%) Hadoop
7 39 (1.74%) NoSQL
8 37 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 36 (1.61%) MySQL
10 33 (1.47%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
13 19 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (0.76%) EDRMS
15 16 (0.71%) DB2
16 15 (0.67%) SAP BW
17 14 (0.63%) SAP HANA
18 13 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 27 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 19 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.71%) Selenium
4 12 (0.54%) JIRA
4 12 (0.54%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.40%) Maven
6 8 (0.36%) Subversion
7 7 (0.31%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.31%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.22%) Rational Rose
9 5 (0.22%) ERwin
9 5 (0.22%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.18%) Hudson
10 4 (0.18%) Lombardi
10 4 (0.18%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.13%) Ant
11 3 (0.13%) JUnit
11 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 449 (20.05%) Finance
2 228 (10.18%) Retail
3 188 (8.40%) Banking
4 135 (6.03%) Telecoms
5 90 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 77 (3.44%) Marketing
7 34 (1.52%) Automotive
8 31 (1.38%) Billing
9 30 (1.34%) Investment Banking
10 29 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 29 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 26 (1.16%) Legal
12 21 (0.94%) Publishing
12 21 (0.94%) Local Government
13 19 (0.85%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.63%) Games
14 14 (0.63%) Front Office
15 11 (0.49%) Back Office
16 10 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
17 8 (0.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (10.63%) .NET
2 169 (7.55%) Web Services
3 153 (6.83%) Middleware
4 93 (4.15%) HTML
5 81 (3.62%) J2EE
5 81 (3.62%) XML
6 61 (2.72%) HTML5
7 58 (2.59%) RESTful
8 50 (2.23%) SOAP
9 49 (2.19%) REST
10 46 (2.05%) CSS
11 39 (1.74%) JSON
12 38 (1.70%) .NET Framework
13 31 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
13 31 (1.38%) ASP.NET
14 28 (1.25%) Java EE
14 28 (1.25%) KnockoutJS
15 24 (1.07%) Spring
16 23 (1.03%) AngularJS
17 22 (0.98%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 99 (4.42%) Data Centre
2 84 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 82 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 66 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 53 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
5 53 (2.37%) Data Integration
6 47 (2.10%) User Experience
7 44 (1.97%) GIS
8 28 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.03%) N-Tier
10 19 (0.85%) PMI
10 19 (0.85%) Social Media
11 17 (0.76%) Informatics
11 17 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 17 (0.76%) Clustering
12 16 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.71%) Credit Risk
13 14 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
14 12 (0.54%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.54%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 178 (7.95%) Windows
2 90 (4.02%) Linux
3 79 (3.53%) UNIX
4 43 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 35 (1.56%) Android
6 25 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 19 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (0.71%) AIX
11 14 (0.63%) Solaris
12 10 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 10 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
12 10 (0.45%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.36%) VMS
13 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.22%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (17.46%) SOA
3 351 (15.68%) TOGAF
4 245 (10.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 200 (8.93%) E-Commerce
6 195 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 181 (8.08%) CRM
8 163 (7.28%) UML
9 159 (7.10%) Technical Architecture
10 130 (5.81%) Migration
11 115 (5.14%) Project Management
12 103 (4.60%) ERP
13 94 (4.20%) Data Management
14 91 (4.06%) Scrum
15 88 (3.93%) Zachman Framework
16 87 (3.89%) Data Modelling
17 86 (3.84%) ITIL
18 82 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
19 72 (3.22%) MVC
20 71 (3.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 315 (14.07%) Java
2 159 (7.10%) SQL
3 117 (5.23%) C#
4 82 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 41 (1.83%) Ruby
6 28 (1.25%) VB
7 27 (1.21%) C
8 23 (1.03%) Scala
9 21 (0.94%) Clojure
10 17 (0.76%) Python
11 13 (0.58%) C++
12 11 (0.49%) PHP
12 11 (0.49%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.31%) Apex Code
13 7 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.22%) Perl
14 5 (0.22%) VBScript
14 5 (0.22%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.22%) R
15 4 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 131 (5.85%) Security Cleared
2 113 (5.05%) Degree
3 90 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.89%) ISEB
4 20 (0.89%) PMI Certification
5 18 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.31%) CCNP
8 6 (0.27%) CCNA
8 6 (0.27%) CISSP
8 6 (0.27%) CISM
9 5 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.22%) IBM Certification
9 5 (0.22%) MCPD
10 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.18%) CCIE
10 4 (0.18%) CISA
10 4 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.089%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.19%) QA
2 26 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.76%) ISO 9000
4 16 (0.71%) GxP
4 16 (0.71%) GMP
5 15 (0.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 10 (0.45%) COBIT
7 8 (0.36%) Basel II
7 8 (0.36%) COREP
8 7 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.27%) FATCA
10 5 (0.22%) SLA
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.13%) EMIR
11 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.089%) Basel III
12 2 (0.089%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.089%) MiFID
12 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 87 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 48 (2.14%) Hyper-V
4 26 (1.16%) Xen
5 23 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (0.94%) Docker
7 14 (0.63%) NFS
8 13 (0.58%) SRDF
8 13 (0.58%) vSphere
9 12 (0.54%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.31%) KVM
11 7 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (0.27%) vCloud
13 5 (0.22%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.18%) XenServer
14 4 (0.18%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.13%) LXC
15 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 35 (1.56%) SCCM
2 29 (1.30%) Puppet
3 26 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.63%) EMC VPLEX
5 11 (0.49%) OpenView
6 9 (0.40%) HP NNM
7 8 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (0.31%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.27%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.22%) SnapMirror
10 5 (0.22%) SnapVault
10 5 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.18%) SCOM
12 3 (0.13%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.089%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.089%) WSUS
13 2 (0.089%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.089%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 353 (15.77%) Microsoft
2 331 (14.78%) Oracle
3 210 (9.38%) SAP
4 153 (6.83%) VMware
5 129 (5.76%) IBM
6 77 (3.44%) Cisco
7 63 (2.81%) Citrix
8 52 (2.32%) HP
9 50 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
10 43 (1.92%) EMC
11 38 (1.70%) TIBCO
12 32 (1.43%) webMethods
13 30 (1.34%) ATG
14 29 (1.30%) Adobe
15 28 (1.25%) hybris
16 27 (1.21%) Sitecore
16 27 (1.21%) NetApp
17 26 (1.16%) Red Hat
18 24 (1.07%) Lotus
19 21 (0.94%) JDA
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