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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 107 106 104
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1074 988 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.03% 1.93% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.10% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 613 598
Average daily rate
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£520 £525 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Average hourly rate £59.50 £47.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% -35.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.72 £44.58 £56.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.53 £58.20 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £47.00 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+26.59% -36.27%
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
49196 47158 45233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.18% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 29170 27517
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
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 1828 1869 1981
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 September 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 September 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 September 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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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 -33 372 £550 - 92
South East -14 232 £500 +1.26% 54
North West +24 115 £525 +10.52% 21
West Midlands +28 87 £508 +5.18% 29
East of England +22 71 £550 +10.00% 17
South West 0 71 £500 - 11
North East +8 42 £500 -6.97% 1
Yorkshire -13 37 £475 -2.56% 17
East Midlands -7 35 £513 +13.88% 5
Midlands +14 10 £550 -
South Coast - 1 £600 -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 472 (21.02%) Finance
2 412 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
3 384 (17.10%) SOA
4 370 (16.47%) TOGAF
5 352 (15.67%) Oracle
6 335 (14.92%) Microsoft
7 333 (14.83%) Java
8 230 (10.24%) Enterprise Architecture
9 218 (9.71%) Retail
10 212 (9.44%) Banking
11 211 (9.39%) SAP
12 197 (8.77%) .NET
13 194 (8.64%) E-Commerce
14 193 (8.59%) CRM
14 193 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 175 (7.79%) Technical Architecture
16 168 (7.48%) SQL
17 163 (7.26%) Windows
18 162 (7.21%) Web Services
19 160 (7.12%) SQL Server
20 159 (7.08%) UML
21 151 (6.72%) Security Cleared
22 150 (6.68%) VMware
23 147 (6.54%) Middleware
24 146 (6.50%) Migration
25 129 (5.74%) IBM
26 128 (5.70%) Telecoms
27 120 (5.34%) Project Management
28 112 (4.99%) Data Modelling
29 110 (4.90%) SC Cleared

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 106 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 84 (3.74%) WebSphere
3 38 (1.69%) JBoss
4 36 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 33 (1.47%) CMS
6 30 (1.34%) IIS
6 30 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
7 21 (0.93%) SAS
7 21 (0.93%) Apache
8 19 (0.85%) Lync
9 18 (0.80%) IBM Notes
10 17 (0.76%) NetWeaver
11 15 (0.67%) SAP EP
11 15 (0.67%) Node.js
11 15 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.62%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.58%) Documentum
13 13 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (0.49%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 91 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.85%) MS Office
4 11 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.18%) MS Project
6 3 (0.13%) SPSS
6 3 (0.13%) Mingle
7 2 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 69 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
4 22 (0.98%) Maximo
5 17 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.76%) SAP CRM
6 16 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
7 12 (0.53%) SAP CO
8 11 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.49%) SAP FI
8 11 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
8 11 (0.49%) SAP PSCD
9 9 (0.40%) SAP FI-CA
9 9 (0.40%) SAP EWM
9 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
9 9 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
9 9 (0.40%) SAP MDM
10 8 (0.36%) SAP HCM
10 8 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 87 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (2.49%) SaaS
4 35 (1.56%) PaaS
5 30 (1.34%) Office 365
6 28 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (1.02%) IaaS
8 13 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 12 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.22%) Force.com
11 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
12 4 (0.18%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.13%) Yammer
13 3 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.089%) Google Compute Engine
14 2 (0.089%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.089%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.63%) Internet
2 46 (2.05%) WAN
3 38 (1.69%) SAN
4 37 (1.65%) LAN
5 36 (1.60%) Firewall
6 22 (0.98%) Network Security
7 21 (0.93%) VPN
8 20 (0.89%) Unified Communications
9 19 (0.85%) VoIP
10 18 (0.80%) VLAN
11 17 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (0.76%) NAS
11 17 (0.76%) DNS
12 14 (0.62%) VoLTE
13 13 (0.58%) MPLS
13 13 (0.58%) FTP
14 12 (0.53%) 4G
15 11 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
15 11 (0.49%) 3G
15 11 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 69 (3.07%) Big Data
3 67 (2.98%) MongoDB
3 67 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
4 62 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 50 (2.23%) Oracle Database
5 50 (2.23%) NoSQL
6 49 (2.18%) Hadoop
7 45 (2.00%) MySQL
8 38 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 37 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 34 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
12 23 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
13 22 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 19 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
16 16 (0.71%) SAP BW
16 16 (0.71%) EDRMS
17 15 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (1.29%) Jenkins
2 25 (1.11%) Selenium
3 19 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
5 14 (0.62%) JIRA
6 12 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.49%) Eclipse
8 10 (0.45%) Maven
9 9 (0.40%) Subversion
10 8 (0.36%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.31%) Git (software)
12 6 (0.27%) Rational Rose
12 6 (0.27%) Ant
13 5 (0.22%) JUnit
13 5 (0.22%) ERwin
14 4 (0.18%) Lombardi
14 4 (0.18%) IntelliJ
14 4 (0.18%) Hudson
15 3 (0.13%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.13%) SoapUI
General
1 472 (21.02%) Finance
2 218 (9.71%) Retail
3 212 (9.44%) Banking
4 128 (5.70%) Telecoms
5 81 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 74 (3.29%) Marketing
7 30 (1.34%) Automotive
8 29 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 29 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.11%) Publishing
9 25 (1.11%) Legal
10 22 (0.98%) Billing
11 21 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 20 (0.89%) Military
13 19 (0.85%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.62%) Games
14 14 (0.62%) Front Office
15 13 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
16 12 (0.53%) Local Government
16 12 (0.53%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (8.77%) .NET
2 162 (7.21%) Web Services
3 147 (6.54%) Middleware
4 89 (3.96%) HTML
5 83 (3.70%) J2EE
6 73 (3.25%) XML
7 61 (2.72%) RESTful
7 61 (2.72%) HTML5
8 58 (2.58%) REST
9 55 (2.45%) SOAP
10 40 (1.78%) CSS
11 39 (1.74%) JSON
12 38 (1.69%) .NET Framework
13 37 (1.65%) Spring
14 32 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
15 30 (1.34%) AngularJS
16 26 (1.16%) SAP PI
16 26 (1.16%) Java EE
17 24 (1.07%) KnockoutJS
18 22 (0.98%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.59%) Data Centre
2 85 (3.78%) Management Information System
3 83 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (2.67%) Data Integration
5 59 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 56 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 48 (2.14%) GIS
8 43 (1.91%) User Experience
9 25 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 22 (0.98%) N-Tier
11 20 (0.89%) Social Media
12 18 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 15 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.67%) Credit Risk
13 15 (0.67%) Over-the-Top Content
14 13 (0.58%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.58%) IPTV
15 12 (0.53%) Clustering
15 12 (0.53%) Replication
15 12 (0.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 163 (7.26%) Windows
2 99 (4.41%) Linux
3 78 (3.47%) UNIX
4 38 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 31 (1.38%) Android
6 18 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (0.80%) AIX
7 17 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 15 (0.67%) Solaris
10 10 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.45%) Windows Vista
11 9 (0.40%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.36%) HPUX
12 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.31%) VMS
13 7 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.22%) MVS
14 5 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (18.34%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (17.10%) SOA
3 370 (16.47%) TOGAF
4 230 (10.24%) Enterprise Architecture
5 194 (8.64%) E-Commerce
6 193 (8.59%) CRM
6 193 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 175 (7.79%) Technical Architecture
8 159 (7.08%) UML
9 146 (6.50%) Migration
10 120 (5.34%) Project Management
11 112 (4.99%) Data Modelling
12 106 (4.72%) ERP
13 101 (4.50%) Data Management
14 95 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
15 90 (4.01%) Scrum
16 85 (3.78%) Analytics
17 83 (3.70%) Zachman Framework
18 82 (3.65%) ITIL
19 68 (3.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 333 (14.83%) Java
2 168 (7.48%) SQL
3 103 (4.59%) C#
4 81 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 52 (2.32%) Ruby
6 28 (1.25%) Scala
7 25 (1.11%) VB
8 24 (1.07%) Python
8 24 (1.07%) C
9 21 (0.93%) Clojure
10 12 (0.53%) C++
11 9 (0.40%) PHP
12 8 (0.36%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.31%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.22%) R
14 5 (0.22%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.22%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.18%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.18%) Perl
15 4 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 151 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 110 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 109 (4.85%) Degree
4 19 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 17 (0.76%) ISEB
6 16 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.58%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.31%) CCNP
9 7 (0.31%) CCNA
10 5 (0.22%) CISSP
10 5 (0.22%) CCIE
10 5 (0.22%) IBM Certification
10 5 (0.22%) CISM
11 4 (0.18%) CISA
11 4 (0.18%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.13%) MCSD
12 3 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.05%) QA
2 25 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.71%) ISO 9000
4 12 (0.53%) COBIT
5 10 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (0.45%) GMP
5 10 (0.45%) GxP
6 9 (0.40%) Basel II
6 9 (0.40%) COREP
7 6 (0.27%) FATCA
8 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.18%) EMIR
9 4 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.13%) MiFID
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.089%) Basel III
12 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
System Software
1 89 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 46 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.93%) Docker
5 18 (0.80%) Xen
6 16 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (0.67%) vSphere
8 14 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.53%) NFS
10 11 (0.49%) SRDF
11 10 (0.45%) VMware ESX
12 8 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 6 (0.27%) vCloud
15 5 (0.22%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.22%) KVM
15 5 (0.22%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.18%) XenApp
17 3 (0.13%) LXC
18 2 (0.089%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 31 (1.38%) Puppet
2 28 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (1.07%) SCCM
4 11 (0.49%) OpenView
4 11 (0.49%) EMC VPLEX
5 9 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.40%) HP NNM
5 9 (0.40%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (0.22%) SCOM
7 5 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.22%) SnapMirror
7 5 (0.22%) SnapVault
8 4 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.18%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.089%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.089%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.089%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 2 (0.089%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 352 (15.67%) Oracle
2 335 (14.92%) Microsoft
3 211 (9.39%) SAP
4 150 (6.68%) VMware
5 129 (5.74%) IBM
6 72 (3.21%) Cisco
7 51 (2.27%) HP
8 50 (2.23%) Citrix
9 49 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
10 44 (1.96%) hybris
11 34 (1.51%) EMC
12 33 (1.47%) webMethods
13 31 (1.38%) ATG
14 30 (1.34%) Adobe
15 28 (1.25%) TIBCO
16 25 (1.11%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.11%) NetApp
17 22 (0.98%) Pega
17 22 (0.98%) Sitecore
18 19 (0.85%) JDA
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