The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 93 90 131
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1195 1134 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.43% 2.31% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 2.43% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 715 507
Median daily rate £515 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
Median hourly rate £56.88 £35.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £40.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+42.18% -33.33%
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
46609 46602 46145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.75% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30764 29187 28941
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1328 1860 1972
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 May 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 24 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 504 £575 +4.54% 86
South East -17 212 £500 - 30
Yorkshire +43 104 £475 - 10
East of England +7 86 £450 -18.18% 9
North West -14 86 £485 +2.10% 13
West Midlands -9 49 £500 -6.97% 19
South West -18 49 £543 +0.46% 17
East Midlands +8 44 £500 +5.26% 4
North East -47 24 £425 -14.14% 1
Midlands +9 21 £500 -9.09% 1
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 424 (18.87%) TOGAF
2 414 (18.42%) Finance
3 409 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
4 376 (16.73%) SOA
5 333 (14.82%) Oracle
6 310 (13.80%) Microsoft
7 296 (13.17%) Retail
8 292 (13.00%) Java
9 211 (9.39%) Banking
10 209 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
11 201 (8.95%) Windows
12 199 (8.86%) CRM
13 197 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 186 (8.28%) E-Commerce
15 185 (8.23%) VMware
16 183 (8.14%) .NET
17 182 (8.10%) Migration
18 173 (7.70%) Security Cleared
19 160 (7.12%) Telecoms
20 158 (7.03%) Web Services
21 145 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
22 138 (6.14%) Linux
23 137 (6.10%) SQL
24 136 (6.05%) SAP
25 135 (6.01%) SaaS
26 131 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
27 130 (5.79%) Active Directory
28 129 (5.74%) SQL Server
28 129 (5.74%) Data Centre
29 128 (5.70%) Middleware

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 76 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 68 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 65 (2.89%) CMS
4 33 (1.47%) WebLogic
5 29 (1.29%) Skype for Business
6 28 (1.25%) JBoss
7 27 (1.20%) MS Exchange
8 26 (1.16%) Apache
9 24 (1.07%) OpenStack
10 23 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
10 23 (1.02%) IIS
10 23 (1.02%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.89%) Drupal
12 17 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
15 14 (0.62%) Mule
16 13 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
16 13 (0.58%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 105 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.67%) MS Office
4 6 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.13%) SPSS
6 1 (0.045%) MS Project
6 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 81 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
4 15 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
6 13 (0.58%) Maximo
6 13 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (0.58%) Unica
7 11 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
8 7 (0.31%) BigMachines
8 7 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
8 7 (0.31%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.27%) SAP HCM
10 5 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.22%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.22%) SAP HR
10 5 (0.22%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 135 (6.01%) SaaS
2 123 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
3 120 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 97 (4.32%) IaaS
5 78 (3.47%) PaaS
6 55 (2.45%) Office 365
7 26 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (0.49%) Force.com
9 10 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.22%) GitHub
12 4 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.18%) Route 53
12 4 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 94 (4.18%) Firewall
2 85 (3.78%) WAN
3 84 (3.74%) LAN
4 50 (2.23%) SAN
5 38 (1.69%) Internet
6 34 (1.51%) NAS
7 28 (1.25%) VoIP
8 25 (1.11%) VPN
9 23 (1.02%) 3G
9 23 (1.02%) DNS
10 20 (0.89%) MVNO
11 19 (0.85%) Network Security
12 18 (0.80%) HTTP
12 18 (0.80%) MPLS
13 17 (0.76%) 4G
14 16 (0.71%) Skype
15 14 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (0.53%) HTTPS
16 12 (0.53%) Intranet
17 11 (0.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (2.45%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.09%) Big Data
5 38 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 35 (1.56%) MySQL
7 28 (1.25%) Oracle Database
8 26 (1.16%) MongoDB
8 26 (1.16%) NoSQL
9 22 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (0.85%) DB2
11 17 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 17 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
13 13 (0.58%) HBase
14 12 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (0.58%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.58%) SoapUI
3 12 (0.53%) Eclipse
3 12 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.49%) JIRA
4 11 (0.49%) JUnit
4 11 (0.49%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.45%) Maven
6 8 (0.36%) Selenium
7 6 (0.27%) Subversion
7 6 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (0.22%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.22%) Hudson
8 5 (0.22%) NUnit
9 4 (0.18%) Ant
9 4 (0.18%) Rational Application Developer
10 2 (0.089%) MSTest
10 2 (0.089%) Rational Rose
General
1 414 (18.42%) Finance
2 296 (13.17%) Retail
3 211 (9.39%) Banking
4 160 (7.12%) Telecoms
5 70 (3.12%) Marketing
6 58 (2.58%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.78%) Billing
8 35 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 27 (1.20%) Publishing
10 24 (1.07%) Advertising
11 15 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 14 (0.62%) Automotive
13 13 (0.58%) General Ledger
14 12 (0.53%) Games
14 12 (0.53%) Legal
15 10 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.40%) Back Office
16 9 (0.40%) Electronics
16 9 (0.40%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (8.14%) .NET
2 158 (7.03%) Web Services
3 128 (5.70%) Middleware
4 87 (3.87%) REST
5 86 (3.83%) XML
6 76 (3.38%) SOAP
7 63 (2.80%) HTML
8 55 (2.45%) Spring
9 48 (2.14%) J2EE
10 41 (1.82%) RESTful
11 32 (1.42%) AngularJS
12 28 (1.25%) CSS
13 26 (1.16%) Java EE
14 23 (1.02%) .NET Framework
15 22 (0.98%) HTML5
16 21 (0.93%) XSD
17 18 (0.80%) IBM Integration Bus
17 18 (0.80%) WCF
17 18 (0.80%) WSDL
18 17 (0.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 129 (5.74%) Data Centre
2 99 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
4 51 (2.27%) Data Integration
5 45 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 37 (1.65%) Mobile App
7 30 (1.34%) Private Cloud
8 29 (1.29%) Mainframe
9 25 (1.11%) Video on Demand
10 24 (1.07%) Computer Science
11 23 (1.02%) User Experience
12 21 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
13 19 (0.85%) EPoS
13 19 (0.85%) FMCG
14 17 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (0.76%) Public Cloud
15 16 (0.71%) EMV
16 15 (0.67%) Contactless
17 14 (0.62%) iPad
18 13 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 201 (8.95%) Windows
2 138 (6.14%) Linux
3 94 (4.18%) Unix
4 77 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 44 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (1.29%) Solaris
9 23 (1.02%) Android
10 21 (0.93%) AIX
11 20 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 20 (0.89%) Windows XP
12 16 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.40%) zOS
14 8 (0.36%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.31%) HPUX
15 7 (0.31%) SUSE
16 5 (0.22%) VMS
16 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (18.87%) TOGAF
2 409 (18.20%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (16.73%) SOA
4 209 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
5 199 (8.86%) CRM
6 197 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 186 (8.28%) E-Commerce
8 182 (8.10%) Migration
9 145 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
10 131 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
11 111 (4.94%) UML
12 110 (4.90%) Project Management
13 101 (4.49%) SDLC
14 98 (4.36%) Presales
15 87 (3.87%) Data Modelling
16 82 (3.65%) Analytics
16 82 (3.65%) ITIL
17 78 (3.47%) ERP
17 78 (3.47%) Zachman Framework
18 77 (3.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 292 (13.00%) Java
2 137 (6.10%) SQL
3 80 (3.56%) C#
4 76 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 32 (1.42%) PHP
6 19 (0.85%) C
7 17 (0.76%) Perl
8 13 (0.58%) C++
9 12 (0.53%) COBOL
9 12 (0.53%) Python
10 10 (0.45%) Scala
11 9 (0.40%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.40%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.36%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.22%) Assembly Language
13 5 (0.22%) CLIST
13 5 (0.22%) JCL
13 5 (0.22%) REXX
13 5 (0.22%) Ruby
13 5 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 173 (7.70%) Security Cleared
2 122 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 119 (5.30%) Degree
4 22 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (0.98%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.36%) CCNA
5 8 (0.36%) MBA
6 7 (0.31%) ISEB
6 7 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.27%) CISM
7 6 (0.27%) CISSP
7 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.22%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.22%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.22%) CCIE
8 5 (0.22%) CCNP
8 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.29%) QA
2 26 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (0.93%) COBIT
4 20 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.31%) ISO27002
7 6 (0.27%) SEPA
8 4 (0.18%) HL7
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.089%) Basel II
10 2 (0.089%) COREP
10 2 (0.089%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.089%) EMIR
10 2 (0.089%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.045%) FATCA
11 1 (0.045%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.045%) SLA
11 1 (0.045%) Solvency II
System Software
1 130 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 111 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.20%) VMware ESX
5 19 (0.85%) Xen
6 16 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.53%) vSphere
8 10 (0.45%) NFS
8 10 (0.45%) SRDF
9 9 (0.40%) KVM
9 9 (0.40%) XenApp
10 7 (0.31%) Docker
10 7 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.27%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.22%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.18%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.18%) vCloud
14 2 (0.089%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.089%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (1.56%) SCCM
2 18 (0.80%) Puppet
3 14 (0.62%) SCOM
4 12 (0.53%) Ansible
4 12 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.36%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.31%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.27%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.27%) Windows Intune
8 3 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.13%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.089%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.089%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.089%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.089%) HP NNM
9 2 (0.089%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.089%) MOM
9 2 (0.089%) Nagios
9 2 (0.089%) Netcool
9 2 (0.089%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 333 (14.82%) Oracle
2 310 (13.80%) Microsoft
3 185 (8.23%) VMware
4 136 (6.05%) SAP
5 98 (4.36%) IBM
6 76 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
7 74 (3.29%) Citrix
8 73 (3.25%) Cisco
9 58 (2.58%) Red Hat
10 51 (2.27%) HP
11 47 (2.09%) hybris
12 36 (1.60%) EMC
13 33 (1.47%) TIBCO
14 32 (1.42%) webMethods
15 28 (1.25%) Sitecore
16 26 (1.16%) ATG
17 25 (1.11%) NetApp
18 23 (1.02%) Pega
19 22 (0.98%) Siebel
20 20 (0.89%) PeopleSoft
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Posted: 1 hour ago
Midlands
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
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Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £610 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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West Midlands
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Birmingham
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Rate: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Capita plc
Rate: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Kelway (UK) Ltd
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Posted: Yesterday
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Spring Technology
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London
TDA Group
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West Midlands
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Oxfordshire
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
Volaris Exec
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Coventry
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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Leeds
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
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London
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