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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 110 100 132
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 877 830 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.76% 1.93% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.08% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 443 429
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 £480 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 £44.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +38.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.98 £52.20 £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
45860 39882 51429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.27% 92.73% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28497 23419 28960
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
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
Number of hourly rates quoted 1848 2045 2410
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -25 404 £550 +10.00% 47
South East -26 155 £488 -0.76% 15
South West +42 82 £500 +11.11% 4
West Midlands +19 62 £463 -15.90% 4
East of England -3 60 £525 +2.43% 8
North West -14 41 £465 +12.60% 3
Yorkshire -28 31 £438 -7.89% 6
East Midlands -7 17 £475 +5.55% 1
Midlands -1 6 £550 -12.00%
North East -19 3 £475 -5.00%
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 404 (23.65%) Finance
2 334 (19.56%) Oracle
3 262 (15.34%) SOA
4 241 (14.11%) TOGAF
5 234 (13.70%) Java
6 233 (13.64%) .NET
7 219 (12.82%) Banking
8 193 (11.30%) Microsoft
9 185 (10.83%) Enterprise Architecture
10 184 (10.77%) Retail
11 180 (10.54%) CRM
12 178 (10.42%) SAP
13 174 (10.19%) E-Commerce
14 150 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 141 (8.26%) Windows
16 139 (8.14%) Telecoms
17 136 (7.96%) SQL Server
18 129 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
19 115 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
20 113 (6.62%) UML
21 112 (6.56%) SQL
21 112 (6.56%) Migration
22 109 (6.38%) Web Services
23 105 (6.15%) J2EE
24 99 (5.80%) IBM
24 99 (5.80%) Middleware
24 99 (5.80%) Security Cleared
25 97 (5.68%) WebSphere
25 97 (5.68%) Project Management
26 90 (5.27%) Degree

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 97 (5.68%) WebSphere
2 67 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 40 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
4 37 (2.17%) Lync
5 36 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 34 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
7 33 (1.93%) WebSphere Process Server
8 30 (1.76%) Apache
9 24 (1.41%) IIS
9 24 (1.41%) TeamSite
10 22 (1.29%) CMS
11 17 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (0.94%) 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 2010
16 11 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 22 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.11%) MS Office
5 11 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.59%) Casewise Modeler
7 6 (0.35%) MS Project
8 1 (0.059%) SPSS
8 1 (0.059%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 37 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.81%) SAP FI
3 29 (1.70%) SAP FI/CO
3 29 (1.70%) SAP CO
4 17 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.70%) SAP CRM
6 11 (0.64%) SAP FI-GL
6 11 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
7 10 (0.59%) SAP SD
8 9 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
8 9 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
9 8 (0.47%) Magento
10 7 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
10 7 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
10 7 (0.41%) 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 BRM
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.52%) SaaS
2 13 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.64%) PaaS
3 11 (0.64%) Office 365
4 9 (0.53%) 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
8 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.059%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 79 (4.63%) Internet
2 49 (2.87%) LAN
3 44 (2.58%) WAN
4 35 (2.05%) SAN
5 30 (1.76%) Firewall
6 22 (1.29%) Wireless
7 18 (1.05%) Network Security
8 14 (0.82%) Unified Communications
9 13 (0.76%) LTE
9 13 (0.76%) NAS
9 13 (0.76%) VoIP
10 12 (0.70%) TCP/IP
11 11 (0.64%) 3G
11 11 (0.64%) NetScaler
12 10 (0.59%) HTTP
13 9 (0.53%) SNMP
13 9 (0.53%) 4G
14 8 (0.47%) VLAN
14 8 (0.47%) DNS
14 8 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (3.81%) Relational Database
4 52 (3.04%) Oracle Database
5 41 (2.40%) DB2
6 37 (2.17%) RDBMS
7 29 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 27 (1.58%) MySQL
8 27 (1.58%) SAP BW
9 23 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.29%) Big Data
11 20 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.76%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (0.64%) JIRA
1 11 (0.64%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.59%) Maven
2 10 (0.59%) Ant
2 10 (0.59%) JUnit
3 8 (0.47%) Eclipse
3 8 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.29%) MSI
7 2 (0.12%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.12%) Subversion
7 2 (0.12%) XMLSpy
7 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.12%) MSBuild
General
1 404 (23.65%) Finance
2 219 (12.82%) Banking
3 184 (10.77%) Retail
4 139 (8.14%) Telecoms
5 62 (3.63%) Billing
6 55 (3.22%) Marketing
7 44 (2.58%) Manufacturing
8 39 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.35%) Retail Banking
10 22 (1.29%) Financial Institution
11 19 (1.11%) Back Office
12 18 (1.05%) Publishing
13 16 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.94%) General Ledger
14 15 (0.88%) Automotive
15 14 (0.82%) Advertising
15 14 (0.82%) Legal
16 7 (0.41%) Law
16 7 (0.41%) Front Office
17 6 (0.35%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (13.64%) .NET
2 109 (6.38%) Web Services
3 105 (6.15%) J2EE
4 99 (5.80%) Middleware
5 75 (4.39%) XML
6 59 (3.45%) HTML
7 43 (2.52%) ASP.NET
8 33 (1.93%) REST
9 30 (1.76%) .NET Framework
10 29 (1.70%) JSON
11 28 (1.64%) CSS
12 27 (1.58%) Spring
13 24 (1.41%) JRules
13 24 (1.41%) BAPI
14 23 (1.35%) SOAP
14 23 (1.35%) HTML5
14 23 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
15 22 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (1.11%) Java EE
17 18 (1.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (3.16%) Management Information System
2 53 (3.10%) Mobile App
3 46 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
4 45 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 45 (2.63%) Online Banking
5 37 (2.17%) DataPower
6 33 (1.93%) Data Integration
7 24 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.11%) Derivative
8 19 (1.11%) GIS
8 19 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 19 (1.11%) N-Tier
9 18 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (1.00%) Open Source
11 14 (0.82%) iPhone
11 14 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
11 14 (0.82%) Mobile Banking
12 12 (0.70%) Clustering
12 12 (0.70%) Replication
13 10 (0.59%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 141 (8.26%) Windows
2 84 (4.92%) UNIX
3 75 (4.39%) Linux
4 51 (2.99%) Android
5 48 (2.81%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.52%) Solaris
6 26 (1.52%) AIX
7 20 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 16 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.47%) zOS
12 7 (0.41%) VMS
13 6 (0.35%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.35%) bada
13 6 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.23%) SUSE
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (15.34%) SOA
2 241 (14.11%) TOGAF
3 185 (10.83%) Enterprise Architecture
4 180 (10.54%) CRM
5 174 (10.19%) E-Commerce
6 150 (8.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 129 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
8 115 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
9 113 (6.62%) UML
10 112 (6.56%) Migration
11 97 (5.68%) Project Management
12 87 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
13 73 (4.27%) ITIL
13 73 (4.27%) Data Modelling
14 65 (3.81%) Zachman Framework
15 57 (3.34%) Analytics
16 56 (3.28%) Scrum
17 52 (3.04%) Service Management
18 50 (2.93%) Information Management
19 48 (2.81%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 234 (13.70%) Java
2 112 (6.56%) SQL
3 87 (5.09%) C#
4 50 (2.93%) JavaScript
5 39 (2.28%) C
6 20 (1.17%) PHP
7 19 (1.11%) C++
8 17 (1.00%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.59%) Perl
9 10 (0.59%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.47%) COBOL
11 6 (0.35%) ABAP
12 5 (0.29%) Python
12 5 (0.29%) VBScript
12 5 (0.29%) Ruby
12 5 (0.29%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.23%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.23%) JCL
13 4 (0.23%) Assembly Language
13 4 (0.23%) REXX
Qualifications
1 99 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 90 (5.27%) Degree
3 70 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (0.70%) MCSE
8 10 (0.59%) CISSP
9 8 (0.47%) CCNP
9 8 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (0.47%) MCITP
10 7 (0.41%) CCEA
10 7 (0.41%) CCA
11 6 (0.35%) ISEB
11 6 (0.35%) CISA
12 5 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.29%) CCNA
12 5 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.76%) QA
2 17 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.76%) SLA
4 8 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.35%) Basel III
5 6 (0.35%) COBIT
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 (0.059%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.059%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.059%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.059%) Basel II
9 1 (0.059%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 67 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (3.04%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.58%) XenApp
4 21 (1.23%) XenDesktop
4 21 (1.23%) vSphere
5 13 (0.76%) UAG
6 10 (0.59%) SRDF
7 9 (0.53%) IAG
7 9 (0.53%) NFS
8 8 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.35%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.12%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.12%) vCloud
12 1 (0.059%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 31 (1.81%) Tivoli
2 29 (1.70%) SCCM
3 28 (1.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 20 (1.17%) SCOM
5 10 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.53%) 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%) Windows Intune
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.12%) OpenView
11 2 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 1 (0.059%) Oracle Identity Management
12 1 (0.059%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.059%) HP UCMDB
12 1 (0.059%) Zenoss
12 1 (0.059%) OpenSSO
12 1 (0.059%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 334 (19.56%) Oracle
2 193 (11.30%) Microsoft
3 178 (10.42%) SAP
4 99 (5.80%) IBM
5 88 (5.15%) VMware
6 71 (4.16%) HP
7 50 (2.93%) Citrix
7 50 (2.93%) Cisco
8 47 (2.75%) TIBCO
9 44 (2.58%) Siebel
10 29 (1.70%) EMC
10 29 (1.70%) Red Hat
11 28 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
11 28 (1.64%) LogLogic
12 25 (1.46%) webMethods
12 25 (1.46%) ATG
13 22 (1.29%) JBoss
14 21 (1.23%) NetApp
15 17 (1.00%) Business Objects
15 17 (1.00%) Intel
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £480 - £500 per day + (remote working allowed)
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London Arena
HFG
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £0 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Kent
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 14 days ago