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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 90 133 96
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1117 796 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.23% 1.64% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 1.77% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 485 553
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +47.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +50.00%
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
46253 45082 41589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.48% 92.74% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 29703 28087 24757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
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 1758 1832 1975
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.58 £38.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +31 479 £550 +4.76% 100
South East -12 198 £500 +1.52% 43
North West +34 91 £525 +14.50% 13
East of England +28 76 £525 +16.66% 18
West Midlands +22 67 £475 -2.31% 17
East Midlands +22 60 £525 +16.66% 4
South West -1 52 £450 -6.73% 14
Yorkshire +8 49 £453 +1.97% 18
North East +7 28 £483 +4.32% 3
Midlands +7 11 £550 - 1
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 454 (19.74%) Finance
2 420 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
3 409 (17.78%) SOA
4 378 (16.43%) TOGAF
5 367 (15.96%) Microsoft
6 331 (14.39%) Java
7 325 (14.13%) Oracle
8 265 (11.52%) .NET
9 245 (10.65%) Retail
10 232 (10.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 225 (9.78%) E-Commerce
12 211 (9.17%) SAP
13 206 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 198 (8.61%) Banking
14 198 (8.61%) UML
15 193 (8.39%) CRM
16 182 (7.91%) Web Services
17 178 (7.74%) SQL
18 177 (7.70%) Windows
19 173 (7.52%) SQL Server
20 147 (6.39%) Middleware
20 147 (6.39%) Technical Architecture
21 142 (6.17%) Security Cleared
22 138 (6.00%) VMware
23 136 (5.91%) C#
24 132 (5.74%) Telecoms
25 123 (5.35%) Migration
26 118 (5.13%) Degree
27 117 (5.09%) IBM
28 107 (4.65%) Project Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 92 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 70 (3.04%) WebSphere
3 42 (1.83%) Apache
4 37 (1.61%) IIS
5 36 (1.57%) CMS
6 32 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
7 27 (1.17%) JBoss
8 24 (1.04%) IBM Notes
8 24 (1.04%) Documentum
9 18 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 18 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 17 (0.74%) Lync
11 15 (0.65%) SAS
12 13 (0.57%) NetWeaver
13 11 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
13 11 (0.48%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
15 9 (0.39%) SAP EP
Applications
1 98 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 18 (0.78%) MS Office
3 6 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.13%) MS Project
5 2 (0.087%) SPSS
5 2 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.043%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 49 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
3 18 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.65%) Maximo
5 13 (0.57%) SAP CRM
6 12 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (0.48%) SAP CO
8 10 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.43%) Agresso
8 10 (0.43%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
8 10 (0.43%) SAP PSCD
8 10 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
8 10 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (0.35%) SAP MDM
10 8 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
11 7 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 96 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.78%) SaaS
4 35 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (1.39%) Office 365
6 28 (1.22%) PaaS
7 21 (0.91%) IaaS
8 13 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 12 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.26%) Force.com
12 5 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.13%) Yammer
13 3 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.087%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.087%) HP Helion
14 2 (0.087%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.087%) Google Compute Engine
14 2 (0.087%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 60 (2.61%) Internet
2 49 (2.13%) Firewall
3 41 (1.78%) WAN
4 37 (1.61%) SAN
5 28 (1.22%) VPN
5 28 (1.22%) LAN
6 20 (0.87%) DNS
7 18 (0.78%) Network Security
8 17 (0.74%) NAS
8 17 (0.74%) VLAN
9 14 (0.61%) HTTP
9 14 (0.61%) VoLTE
10 13 (0.57%) 3G
10 13 (0.57%) Unified Communications
11 12 (0.52%) 4G
11 12 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (0.48%) MPLS
12 11 (0.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 64 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (2.74%) Big Data
4 60 (2.61%) Oracle Database
5 52 (2.26%) MongoDB
6 41 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 41 (1.78%) Hadoop
7 40 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 35 (1.52%) MySQL
9 32 (1.39%) NoSQL
10 30 (1.30%) RDBMS
11 27 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (0.83%) SAP BW
14 18 (0.78%) DB2
14 18 (0.78%) EDRMS
14 18 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
16 14 (0.61%) SAP HANA
17 12 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 27 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.52%) TeamCity
4 8 (0.35%) JIRA
4 8 (0.35%) Selenium
5 6 (0.26%) Maven
5 6 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.22%) Rational Rose
6 5 (0.22%) ERwin
7 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.17%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.17%) Lombardi
7 4 (0.17%) Subversion
8 3 (0.13%) MSI
8 3 (0.13%) JUnit
9 2 (0.087%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.087%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.087%) Juju
9 2 (0.087%) SonarQube
General
1 454 (19.74%) Finance
2 245 (10.65%) Retail
3 198 (8.61%) Banking
4 132 (5.74%) Telecoms
5 97 (4.22%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.22%) Marketing
7 37 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 33 (1.43%) Billing
9 31 (1.35%) Automotive
10 28 (1.22%) Legal
11 27 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 26 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.96%) Publishing
14 21 (0.91%) Local Government
15 17 (0.74%) Retail Banking
15 17 (0.74%) Games
16 14 (0.61%) Front Office
17 11 (0.48%) Back Office
18 9 (0.39%) General Ledger
19 8 (0.35%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (11.52%) .NET
2 182 (7.91%) Web Services
3 147 (6.39%) Middleware
4 90 (3.91%) J2EE
5 85 (3.70%) XML
6 84 (3.65%) HTML
7 55 (2.39%) HTML5
8 49 (2.13%) SOAP
9 47 (2.04%) RESTful
9 47 (2.04%) REST
10 46 (2.00%) .NET Framework
10 46 (2.00%) CSS
11 45 (1.96%) Java EE
12 36 (1.57%) ASP.NET
13 32 (1.39%) JSON
14 30 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
15 28 (1.22%) WCF
16 27 (1.17%) jQuery
17 26 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
18 24 (1.04%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 82 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 80 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 55 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (1.87%) User Experience
6 43 (1.87%) GIS
7 41 (1.78%) Data Integration
8 38 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 22 (0.96%) N-Tier
10 21 (0.91%) NHS
10 21 (0.91%) Clustering
11 20 (0.87%) Informatics
12 19 (0.83%) PMI
13 18 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.74%) Credit Risk
15 14 (0.61%) Mainframe
15 14 (0.61%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.52%) EPoS
16 12 (0.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 177 (7.70%) Windows
2 77 (3.35%) Linux
3 76 (3.30%) UNIX
4 40 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 34 (1.48%) Android
6 24 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (0.70%) Solaris
11 14 (0.61%) AIX
12 11 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (0.43%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.35%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.22%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.22%) VMS
17 3 (0.13%) HPUX
18 2 (0.087%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
2 409 (17.78%) SOA
3 378 (16.43%) TOGAF
4 232 (10.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 225 (9.78%) E-Commerce
6 206 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 198 (8.61%) UML
8 193 (8.39%) CRM
9 147 (6.39%) Technical Architecture
10 123 (5.35%) Migration
11 107 (4.65%) Project Management
12 101 (4.39%) ITIL
13 97 (4.22%) Scrum
14 90 (3.91%) Zachman Framework
15 88 (3.83%) ERP
16 87 (3.78%) SDLC
17 81 (3.52%) Data Management
18 78 (3.39%) Data Modelling
19 76 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
20 74 (3.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 331 (14.39%) Java
2 178 (7.74%) SQL
3 136 (5.91%) C#
4 82 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 31 (1.35%) VB
5 31 (1.35%) Ruby
6 23 (1.00%) C
7 19 (0.83%) C++
8 18 (0.78%) Clojure
9 16 (0.70%) Scala
10 13 (0.57%) Python
11 12 (0.52%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.48%) PHP
13 8 (0.35%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.35%) ABAP
13 8 (0.35%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.30%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.26%) R
16 4 (0.17%) VB6
16 4 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 142 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 118 (5.13%) Degree
3 100 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.22%) ISEB
5 20 (0.87%) PMI Certification
6 18 (0.78%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.26%) CISSP
9 6 (0.26%) CCIE
9 6 (0.26%) CISM
10 5 (0.22%) MCPD
10 5 (0.22%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.22%) CCNA
11 4 (0.17%) CCNP
11 4 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.17%) CISA
12 3 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.13%) MCSE
13 2 (0.087%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.17%) QA
2 36 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.35%) ISO 9000
4 16 (0.70%) GxP
4 16 (0.70%) GMP
5 15 (0.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 11 (0.48%) COBIT
7 6 (0.26%) SLA
7 6 (0.26%) FATCA
8 5 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.13%) EMIR
10 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.087%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.087%) MiFID
11 2 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.043%) HL7
System Software
1 78 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.17%) Xen
5 22 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (0.91%) Docker
7 15 (0.65%) vSphere
8 12 (0.52%) NFS
9 11 (0.48%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (0.48%) SRDF
10 8 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.35%) KVM
11 4 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.17%) XenServer
11 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.13%) XenApp
12 3 (0.13%) vCloud
12 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 34 (1.48%) SCCM
2 25 (1.09%) Puppet
3 24 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.48%) EMC VPLEX
4 11 (0.48%) OpenView
5 9 (0.39%) HP NNM
6 8 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
7 7 (0.30%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.17%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.17%) SCOM
10 3 (0.13%) Netcool
10 3 (0.13%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.13%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.087%) CA LISA
11 2 (0.087%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.087%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.087%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 367 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 325 (14.13%) Oracle
3 211 (9.17%) SAP
4 138 (6.00%) VMware
5 117 (5.09%) IBM
6 76 (3.30%) Cisco
7 58 (2.52%) Citrix
8 56 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
9 47 (2.04%) HP
10 46 (2.00%) TIBCO
11 36 (1.57%) EMC
12 32 (1.39%) webMethods
13 30 (1.30%) ATG
14 26 (1.13%) hybris
15 24 (1.04%) Lotus
15 24 (1.04%) Adobe
16 23 (1.00%) Red Hat
17 22 (0.96%) Business Objects
18 21 (0.91%) JDA
19 20 (0.87%) Informatica
Berkshire
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West Midlands
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Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
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City, London
Reed Technology
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Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
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Posted: Yesterday
West London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
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London
Montash
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West London
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London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
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Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
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London
Connectus
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Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Hampshire
TEKsystems
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Montash
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