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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 81 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
+26 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1133 894 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.31% 1.87% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 2.02% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 564 418
Average daily rate
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£525 £513 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £515 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+6.18% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £44.50 £44.25 £55.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% -20.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.25 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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
45333 44161 38662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.46% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27997 26983 22727
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1804 1877 2051
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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
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 30 March 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 -12 385 £525 -4.54% 99
South East +28 267 £538 +19.44% 42
East of England +40 123 £538 +2.38% 15
North West +37 105 £450 -3.12% 10
South West +16 98 £560 +12.00% 12
West Midlands -1 59 £463 - 6
East Midlands +21 46 £525 +10.52% 3
Yorkshire -10 31 £475 +5.55% 19
North East - 9 £600 - 2
Midlands -1 3 - - 1
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 434 (20.96%) Finance
2 370 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
3 359 (17.33%) SOA
4 341 (16.47%) TOGAF
5 293 (14.15%) Oracle
6 284 (13.71%) Microsoft
7 275 (13.28%) Java
8 242 (11.69%) .NET
9 232 (11.20%) Retail
10 212 (10.24%) SAP
11 210 (10.14%) E-Commerce
12 202 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 185 (8.93%) Banking
14 176 (8.50%) Enterprise Architecture
15 169 (8.16%) Web Services
16 155 (7.48%) CRM
17 152 (7.34%) Windows
18 151 (7.29%) SQL Server
19 148 (7.15%) Security Cleared
20 147 (7.10%) SQL
21 142 (6.86%) UML
22 136 (6.57%) C#
23 131 (6.33%) Telecoms
24 129 (6.23%) Migration
25 115 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
25 115 (5.55%) Degree
26 113 (5.46%) Middleware
27 110 (5.31%) SC Cleared
28 108 (5.21%) VMware
29 101 (4.88%) Analytical Skills

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 64 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 50 (2.41%) CMS
3 45 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 41 (1.98%) Apache
5 36 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 24 (1.16%) IIS
7 18 (0.87%) Documentum
7 18 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
8 17 (0.82%) Node.js
9 15 (0.72%) Lync
10 14 (0.68%) MS Exchange
11 12 (0.58%) SAS
11 12 (0.58%) Confluence
12 11 (0.53%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
13 10 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 77 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.68%) MS Office
4 12 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.14%) MS Project
7 1 (0.048%) SPSS
7 1 (0.048%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.048%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 31 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
6 9 (0.43%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (0.43%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.39%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.34%) Summit
8 7 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.34%) Agresso
9 6 (0.29%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.24%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
11 4 (0.19%) Maximo
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.19%) Tridion
11 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 80 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (1.55%) SaaS
3 28 (1.35%) PaaS
3 28 (1.35%) Office 365
4 27 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.77%) IaaS
7 9 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.24%) Force.com
10 2 (0.097%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.38%) Firewall
2 56 (2.70%) WAN
2 56 (2.70%) Internet
3 50 (2.41%) LAN
4 38 (1.83%) SAN
5 30 (1.45%) VPN
6 26 (1.26%) MPLS
7 20 (0.97%) NAS
8 19 (0.92%) VoIP
9 17 (0.82%) 3G
10 16 (0.77%) Broadband
10 16 (0.77%) Network Security
11 15 (0.72%) VLAN
11 15 (0.72%) HTTP
11 15 (0.72%) DNS
12 14 (0.68%) BGP
12 14 (0.68%) MVNO
13 13 (0.63%) TCP/IP
14 12 (0.58%) DMZ
14 12 (0.58%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (3.43%) Big Data
4 62 (2.99%) Hadoop
5 39 (1.88%) Oracle Database
6 34 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 34 (1.64%) MongoDB
7 31 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (1.30%) Relational Database
9 25 (1.21%) MySQL
9 25 (1.21%) DB2
10 22 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (0.97%) SAP BW
12 17 (0.82%) DataStage
13 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (0.72%) HPCC
14 14 (0.68%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
15 13 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (0.77%) JIRA
2 15 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (0.68%) Maven
4 13 (0.63%) Selenium
5 8 (0.39%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (0.29%) MSTest
7 5 (0.24%) Moq
8 3 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.14%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.14%) RequisitePro
8 3 (0.14%) Subversion
9 2 (0.097%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.097%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.097%) ERwin
9 2 (0.097%) NUnit
9 2 (0.097%) Toad
9 2 (0.097%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.097%) SpecFlow
General
1 434 (20.96%) Finance
2 232 (11.20%) Retail
3 185 (8.93%) Banking
4 131 (6.33%) Telecoms
5 77 (3.72%) Manufacturing
6 40 (1.93%) Billing
7 38 (1.83%) Marketing
8 37 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 30 (1.45%) Legal
10 26 (1.26%) Local Government
11 23 (1.11%) Automotive
12 22 (1.06%) Publishing
13 21 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.82%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.68%) Electronics
15 14 (0.68%) Games
16 12 (0.58%) Back Office
17 6 (0.29%) Front Office
17 6 (0.29%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (11.69%) .NET
2 169 (8.16%) Web Services
3 113 (5.46%) Middleware
4 79 (3.81%) HTML
5 76 (3.67%) J2EE
6 55 (2.66%) XML
7 54 (2.61%) HTML5
8 46 (2.22%) REST
9 42 (2.03%) JSON
10 41 (1.98%) ASP.NET
11 37 (1.79%) CSS
12 36 (1.74%) .NET Framework
13 34 (1.64%) Spring
14 33 (1.59%) SOAP
15 31 (1.50%) jQuery
16 30 (1.45%) WCF
16 30 (1.45%) Java EE
17 27 (1.30%) RESTful
18 26 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
19 24 (1.16%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (3.72%) Open Source
3 64 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 48 (2.32%) Mobile App
6 46 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.64%) User Experience
8 24 (1.16%) GIS
8 24 (1.16%) NHS
9 22 (1.06%) Mainframe
9 22 (1.06%) Clustering
9 22 (1.06%) Data Integration
10 19 (0.92%) Informatics
11 17 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.72%) Social Media
12 15 (0.72%) PMI
13 14 (0.68%) Credit Risk
13 14 (0.68%) Private Cloud
14 13 (0.63%) N-Tier
14 13 (0.63%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 152 (7.34%) Windows
2 74 (3.57%) UNIX
2 74 (3.57%) Linux
3 30 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 28 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (1.26%) Android
6 19 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (0.82%) Solaris
8 16 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (0.68%) AIX
9 14 (0.68%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.34%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.24%) zOS
11 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.19%) CentOS
12 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.097%) Fedora
14 2 (0.097%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (17.33%) SOA
3 341 (16.47%) TOGAF
4 210 (10.14%) E-Commerce
5 202 (9.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 176 (8.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 155 (7.48%) CRM
8 142 (6.86%) UML
9 129 (6.23%) Migration
10 115 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
11 100 (4.83%) Technical Architecture
12 96 (4.64%) Project Management
13 94 (4.54%) ITIL
14 86 (4.15%) Data Modelling
15 72 (3.48%) Scrum
15 72 (3.48%) Zachman Framework
16 64 (3.09%) ERP
17 61 (2.95%) ETL
18 60 (2.90%) Workflow
19 56 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 275 (13.28%) Java
2 147 (7.10%) SQL
3 136 (6.57%) C#
4 57 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 29 (1.40%) Ruby
6 23 (1.11%) Python
7 21 (1.01%) Scala
8 18 (0.87%) C++
9 17 (0.82%) PHP
9 17 (0.82%) VB
10 13 (0.63%) C
10 13 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 12 (0.58%) ABAP
12 10 (0.48%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.43%) Perl
14 8 (0.39%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.19%) COBOL
15 4 (0.19%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.14%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.14%) Golang
Qualifications
1 148 (7.15%) Security Cleared
2 115 (5.55%) Degree
3 110 (5.31%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.30%) ISEB
5 18 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.58%) CCNA
8 12 (0.58%) CCIE
9 11 (0.53%) CCNP
10 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.39%) CCDP
12 7 (0.34%) CCIP
13 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.19%) MCPD
14 3 (0.14%) MCSE
14 3 (0.14%) CISSP
15 2 (0.097%) CCDA
15 2 (0.097%) PhD
15 2 (0.097%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.17%) QA
2 28 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.21%) ISO 9000
4 13 (0.63%) GMP
4 13 (0.63%) GxP
4 13 (0.63%) GAAP
5 12 (0.58%) SLA
5 12 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 10 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.19%) HL7
8 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.14%) FATCA
9 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.14%) COBIT
10 2 (0.097%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.097%) EMIR
10 2 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.048%) Basel III
11 1 (0.048%) DICOM
System Software
1 60 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (2.32%) Active Directory
3 29 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.87%) vSphere
5 15 (0.72%) Xen
6 11 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.48%) NFS
8 9 (0.43%) SRDF
8 9 (0.43%) KVM
9 8 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.097%) XenApp
12 2 (0.097%) XenServer
12 2 (0.097%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.097%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.097%) vCloud
13 1 (0.048%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.048%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (1.01%) SCCM
3 18 (0.87%) Puppet
4 8 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.29%) SCOM
6 5 (0.24%) Windows Intune
7 3 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.097%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.097%) Netcool
8 2 (0.097%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.048%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.048%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.048%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.048%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.048%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.048%) OpenView
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 293 (14.15%) Oracle
2 284 (13.71%) Microsoft
3 212 (10.24%) SAP
4 108 (5.21%) VMware
5 89 (4.30%) IBM
6 83 (4.01%) Cisco
7 45 (2.17%) TIBCO
8 44 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
8 44 (2.12%) Citrix
9 37 (1.79%) EMC
10 31 (1.50%) Sitecore
11 29 (1.40%) HP
12 21 (1.01%) Informatica
12 21 (1.01%) NetApp
13 20 (0.97%) hybris
14 17 (0.82%) Hyperion
15 16 (0.77%) Business Objects
16 12 (0.58%) Intel
16 12 (0.58%) webMethods
16 12 (0.58%) TOWER Software
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