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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 97 98 108
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1048 984 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.22% 2.09% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 2.21% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 627 580
Average daily rate £525 £525 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £521 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -20.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £34.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+83.82% -23.16%
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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
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 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 412 £560 +1.81% 115
South East -20 175 £525 - 48
East of England +4 113 £550 - 13
South West -7 75 £500 -13.04% 18
West Midlands +14 72 £500 +17.64% 19
Yorkshire -4 62 £548 +21.66% 18
East Midlands +8 57 £425 -18.07% 8
North West -28 53 £475 - 12
Midlands +13 14 £550 -
North East -19 5 £475 -16.48%
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 481 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (19.98%) TOGAF
3 416 (18.98%) Finance
4 410 (18.70%) SOA
5 331 (15.10%) Oracle
6 320 (14.60%) Java
7 307 (14.01%) Microsoft
8 262 (11.95%) Retail
9 234 (10.68%) CRM
10 222 (10.13%) Banking
11 217 (9.90%) Enterprise Architecture
12 211 (9.63%) E-Commerce
13 201 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 194 (8.85%) Security Cleared
15 187 (8.53%) SQL
16 184 (8.39%) Windows
17 181 (8.26%) .NET
18 178 (8.12%) Migration
19 176 (8.03%) Data Modelling
20 170 (7.76%) Technical Architecture
21 166 (7.57%) SQL Server
22 159 (7.25%) SAP
23 146 (6.66%) Telecoms
23 146 (6.66%) VMware
24 145 (6.61%) SC Cleared
25 142 (6.48%) Web Services
26 137 (6.25%) Analytics
27 133 (6.07%) UML
28 130 (5.93%) IBM
28 130 (5.93%) Middleware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 89 (4.06%) SharePoint
1 89 (4.06%) WebSphere
2 77 (3.51%) WebLogic
3 55 (2.51%) CMS
4 48 (2.19%) Node.js
5 35 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
6 34 (1.55%) JBoss
7 22 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 21 (0.96%) Drupal
9 18 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (0.68%) MS Exchange
12 14 (0.64%) Apache
12 14 (0.64%) Documentum
12 14 (0.64%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.59%) CICS
13 13 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
14 12 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (0.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 91 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.82%) MS Office
3 17 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.23%) SPSS
5 2 (0.091%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.091%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.091%) MS Project
5 2 (0.091%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 75 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.96%) Oracle Retail
3 17 (0.78%) Maximo
3 17 (0.78%) SAP CRM
4 15 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.46%) BASE24
7 9 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.32%) BigMachines
9 7 (0.32%) HFM
9 7 (0.32%) Magento
9 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.27%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.27%) Teamcenter
11 5 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
11 5 (0.23%) SAP PP
12 4 (0.18%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 124 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (5.16%) SaaS
3 108 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 72 (3.28%) IaaS
5 60 (2.74%) PaaS
6 52 (2.37%) Office 365
7 45 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.41%) Force.com
9 7 (0.32%) SoftLayer
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.18%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.14%) Boomi
12 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.091%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.091%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.69%) Firewall
2 57 (2.60%) WAN
3 55 (2.51%) LAN
4 38 (1.73%) SAN
5 35 (1.60%) Internet
6 32 (1.46%) MVNO
7 27 (1.23%) VoIP
8 24 (1.09%) MPLS
9 23 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (1.00%) Network Security
11 21 (0.96%) NAS
11 21 (0.96%) VPN
12 20 (0.91%) Unified Communications
13 19 (0.87%) Intranet
14 17 (0.78%) DNS
15 13 (0.59%) Extranet
16 12 (0.55%) CTI
17 11 (0.50%) 3G
17 11 (0.50%) Ethernet
17 11 (0.50%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.74%) Big Data
2 104 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (3.01%) MongoDB
4 58 (2.65%) NoSQL
5 51 (2.33%) Hadoop
6 49 (2.24%) Relational Database
7 37 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 36 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
9 31 (1.41%) MySQL
10 29 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
11 27 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
14 22 (1.00%) Oracle Discoverer
15 20 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (0.91%) SAP HANA
16 17 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
17 16 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (1.87%) Selenium
2 24 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
3 21 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 18 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 16 (0.73%) JIRA
8 15 (0.68%) JUnit
9 14 (0.64%) Maven
10 13 (0.59%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.55%) Subversion
12 11 (0.50%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.50%) NUnit
13 10 (0.46%) Ant
13 10 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.27%) SpecFlow
15 5 (0.23%) Hudson
15 5 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
16 4 (0.18%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 416 (18.98%) Finance
2 262 (11.95%) Retail
3 222 (10.13%) Banking
4 146 (6.66%) Telecoms
5 66 (3.01%) Marketing
6 54 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 48 (2.19%) Billing
8 46 (2.10%) Publishing
9 29 (1.32%) Military
10 22 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 20 (0.91%) Advertising
12 19 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.87%) Retail Banking
13 17 (0.78%) Automotive
14 16 (0.73%) Electronics
15 14 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.55%) Legal
17 10 (0.46%) Back Office
17 10 (0.46%) Front Office
17 10 (0.46%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (8.26%) .NET
2 142 (6.48%) Web Services
3 130 (5.93%) Middleware
4 127 (5.79%) REST
5 93 (4.24%) J2EE
5 93 (4.24%) SOAP
6 70 (3.19%) XML
7 58 (2.65%) HTML
8 56 (2.55%) WCF
9 51 (2.33%) AngularJS
10 43 (1.96%) MSMQ
11 36 (1.64%) Natural Language Processing
12 33 (1.51%) CSS
12 33 (1.51%) RESTful
13 32 (1.46%) Spring
14 24 (1.09%) Java EE
15 19 (0.87%) HTML5
16 18 (0.82%) .NET Framework
17 16 (0.73%) EJB
17 16 (0.73%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 122 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
1 122 (5.57%) Data Centre
2 84 (3.83%) Data Integration
3 62 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 36 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 35 (1.60%) Algorithms
7 31 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 28 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 22 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.00%) Public Cloud
10 18 (0.82%) iPad
11 16 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
11 16 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (0.73%) User Experience
12 15 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
13 14 (0.64%) FMCG
14 13 (0.59%) Internet of Things
14 13 (0.59%) Visualisation
15 12 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 184 (8.39%) Windows
2 129 (5.89%) Linux
3 102 (4.65%) Unix
4 72 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 43 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.09%) Android
8 21 (0.96%) Windows XP
9 19 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.82%) Solaris
11 12 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.50%) zOS
13 10 (0.46%) AIX
13 10 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.36%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.32%) HPUX
16 7 (0.32%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (19.98%) TOGAF
3 410 (18.70%) SOA
4 234 (10.68%) CRM
5 217 (9.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 211 (9.63%) E-Commerce
7 201 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 178 (8.12%) Migration
9 176 (8.03%) Data Modelling
10 170 (7.76%) Technical Architecture
11 137 (6.25%) Analytics
12 133 (6.07%) UML
13 124 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
14 116 (5.29%) Zachman Framework
15 105 (4.79%) Waterfall
16 91 (4.15%) Project Management
16 91 (4.15%) SDLC
17 88 (4.01%) ITIL
18 86 (3.92%) Scrum
19 83 (3.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 320 (14.60%) Java
2 187 (8.53%) SQL
3 112 (5.11%) JavaScript
4 97 (4.43%) C#
5 45 (2.05%) Python
6 31 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 27 (1.23%) C
8 24 (1.09%) PHP
9 22 (1.00%) Perl
10 21 (0.96%) C++
11 20 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 16 (0.73%) Ruby
13 12 (0.55%) Scala
14 11 (0.50%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.36%) Assembly Language
15 8 (0.36%) COBOL
15 8 (0.36%) JCL
15 8 (0.36%) REXX
16 7 (0.32%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 194 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 145 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 114 (5.20%) Degree
4 31 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (0.41%) ISEB
7 8 (0.36%) CCNA
7 8 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.36%) PMP
8 7 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.27%) MBA
9 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.23%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.23%) CCIE
10 5 (0.23%) CCNP
11 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (1.87%) QA
2 27 (1.23%) COBIT
3 22 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.46%) ISO20022
6 9 (0.41%) ISO 8583
7 7 (0.32%) ISO27002
7 7 (0.32%) SEPA
8 6 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.23%) Basel II
9 5 (0.23%) COREP
9 5 (0.23%) SLA
10 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.18%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.091%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.091%) EMIR
11 2 (0.091%) FATCA
11 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.091%) JSP 440
System Software
1 104 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 74 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.96%) VMware ESX
5 16 (0.73%) vSphere
6 11 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.36%) HDFS
7 8 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.32%) vCloud
8 7 (0.32%) XenServer
9 6 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.23%) NFS
11 3 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.14%) Docker
11 3 (0.14%) XenApp
12 2 (0.091%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.046%) iptables
13 1 (0.046%) LXC
Systems Management
1 24 (1.09%) Puppet
2 19 (0.87%) SCCM
3 11 (0.50%) SCOM
4 10 (0.46%) Control-M
4 10 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.32%) Ansible
5 7 (0.32%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.18%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.18%) Windows Intune
8 3 (0.14%) OVSD
9 2 (0.091%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.091%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.091%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.091%) Netcool
9 2 (0.091%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.091%) Oozie
9 2 (0.091%) OPNET
9 2 (0.091%) WSUS
Vendors
1 331 (15.10%) Oracle
2 307 (14.01%) Microsoft
3 159 (7.25%) SAP
4 146 (6.66%) VMware
5 130 (5.93%) IBM
6 70 (3.19%) Red Hat
7 65 (2.97%) Cisco
8 64 (2.92%) Citrix
9 63 (2.87%) hybris
10 62 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
11 55 (2.51%) HP
12 35 (1.60%) EMC
13 30 (1.37%) ATG
14 25 (1.14%) Google
15 24 (1.09%) Informatica
16 21 (0.96%) NetApp
17 19 (0.87%) Avaya
17 19 (0.87%) Cognos
17 19 (0.87%) Sitecore
17 19 (0.87%) TIBCO
London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day all inclusive
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £650 to £1,000 per day £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day excellent rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £550 to £580 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
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Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
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Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology
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Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
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Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vertical IT
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London
Experis Ltd
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London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
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