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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 98 105 123
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 945 831 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.05% 1.87% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 2.02% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 556 378
Average daily rate
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£525 £520 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £648
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £475 £463
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.25 £44.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.85% +47.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -38 353 £550 - 90
South East +16 207 £510 +13.33% 52
East of England +42 105 £550 +8.64% 7
South West +10 84 £575 +17.34% 18
North West +10 61 £475 -4.04% 11
Yorkshire +31 47 £450 -14.28% 15
West Midlands +19 43 £450 -14.28% 8
East Midlands +27 34 £513 +5.12% 7
North East -10 6 £569 +13.75% 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (22.08%) Finance
2 350 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
3 329 (16.73%) SOA
4 327 (16.63%) Oracle
5 321 (16.33%) TOGAF
6 250 (12.72%) Microsoft
7 241 (12.26%) Java
8 225 (11.44%) Retail
9 217 (11.04%) .NET
10 215 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 202 (10.27%) E-Commerce
12 186 (9.46%) SAP
13 169 (8.60%) Banking
14 159 (8.09%) CRM
15 158 (8.04%) Web Services
16 155 (7.88%) Enterprise Architecture
17 142 (7.22%) Windows
18 138 (7.02%) SQL Server
19 127 (6.46%) SQL
20 126 (6.41%) Telecoms
21 122 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
22 121 (6.15%) Degree
23 120 (6.10%) Middleware
24 119 (6.05%) UML
24 119 (6.05%) Migration
25 118 (6.00%) Security Cleared
26 115 (5.85%) Data Modelling
27 113 (5.75%) C#
28 105 (5.34%) J2EE
28 105 (5.34%) Linux

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 69 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 52 (2.64%) Apache
3 50 (2.54%) WebSphere
4 40 (2.03%) CMS
5 37 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
6 29 (1.48%) WebLogic
7 24 (1.22%) Lync
8 20 (1.02%) SAS
9 16 (0.81%) IIS
10 13 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
10 13 (0.66%) Confluence
10 13 (0.66%) Node.js
11 11 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.56%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.56%) Documentum
12 10 (0.51%) Apache Solr
13 9 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.41%) MQSeries
Applications
1 68 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 19 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.86%) MS Office
5 10 (0.51%) SPSS
6 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) MS Project
8 1 (0.051%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
6 12 (0.61%) SAP ERP
6 12 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
10 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.31%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
11 5 (0.25%) Summit
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
11 5 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle TCA
11 5 (0.25%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 66 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (2.34%) SaaS
3 43 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.48%) Office 365
5 26 (1.32%) PaaS
6 19 (0.97%) IaaS
7 15 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.46%) Force.com
9 8 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.051%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.051%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.051%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.051%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.32%) Internet
2 68 (3.46%) Firewall
3 64 (3.26%) LAN
4 61 (3.10%) WAN
5 45 (2.29%) SAN
6 33 (1.68%) VPN
7 32 (1.63%) 3G
7 32 (1.63%) MPLS
8 23 (1.17%) VoIP
9 22 (1.12%) Broadband
10 21 (1.07%) BGP
11 19 (0.97%) OSPF
11 19 (0.97%) VLAN
12 18 (0.92%) Network Security
12 18 (0.92%) WLAN
13 17 (0.86%) NAS
14 16 (0.81%) Ethernet
15 15 (0.76%) Wireless
15 15 (0.76%) IP Telephony
16 13 (0.66%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (3.15%) Big Data
4 59 (3.00%) Hadoop
5 44 (2.24%) Oracle Database
6 36 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (1.53%) NoSQL
8 26 (1.32%) DB2
8 26 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 25 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (1.22%) MySQL
11 22 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
12 19 (0.97%) MongoDB
13 18 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (0.81%) SAP BW
16 15 (0.76%) DataStage
16 15 (0.76%) HPCC
17 11 (0.56%) RDBMS
18 10 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 29 (1.48%) Maven
2 27 (1.37%) JIRA
2 27 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.27%) Eclipse
4 14 (0.71%) Cucumber
4 14 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.66%) Selenium
5 13 (0.66%) FitNesse
6 7 (0.36%) MSTest
7 5 (0.25%) Moq
8 4 (0.20%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.15%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.15%) NUnit
9 3 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.15%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.10%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.10%) NCover
General
1 434 (22.08%) Finance
2 225 (11.44%) Retail
3 169 (8.60%) Banking
4 126 (6.41%) Telecoms
5 57 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 43 (2.19%) Marketing
6 43 (2.19%) Billing
7 29 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 28 (1.42%) Legal
9 24 (1.22%) Local Government
9 24 (1.22%) Retail Banking
10 15 (0.76%) Electronics
11 13 (0.66%) Back Office
11 13 (0.66%) Games
12 12 (0.61%) Publishing
13 11 (0.56%) Automotive
14 8 (0.41%) Military
14 8 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.36%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (11.04%) .NET
2 158 (8.04%) Web Services
3 120 (6.10%) Middleware
4 105 (5.34%) J2EE
5 75 (3.81%) HTML
6 59 (3.00%) XML
7 46 (2.34%) HTML5
8 35 (1.78%) ASP.NET
9 33 (1.68%) JSON
10 32 (1.63%) Spring
11 31 (1.58%) .NET Framework
12 30 (1.53%) RESTful
13 27 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
14 26 (1.32%) SOAP
15 24 (1.22%) CSS
15 24 (1.22%) REST
15 24 (1.22%) Java EE
16 21 (1.07%) WCF
16 21 (1.07%) jQuery
17 20 (1.02%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 101 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.37%) Open Source
3 70 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
4 65 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 57 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 35 (1.78%) User Experience
7 33 (1.68%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.37%) NHS
9 26 (1.32%) Data Integration
10 23 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.07%) Mainframe
12 20 (1.02%) FMCG
13 17 (0.86%) iSeries
13 17 (0.86%) Social Media
13 17 (0.86%) Reference Data
14 15 (0.76%) Visualisation
15 14 (0.71%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.66%) Clustering
17 12 (0.61%) GIS
17 12 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 142 (7.22%) Windows
2 105 (5.34%) Linux
3 87 (4.43%) UNIX
4 25 (1.27%) Android
4 25 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.12%) Solaris
6 17 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.61%) AIX
9 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.41%) zOS
10 8 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.25%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.20%) CentOS
14 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.10%) VMS
15 2 (0.10%) HPUX
15 2 (0.10%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (16.73%) SOA
3 321 (16.33%) TOGAF
4 215 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 202 (10.27%) E-Commerce
6 159 (8.09%) CRM
7 155 (7.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 122 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
9 119 (6.05%) UML
9 119 (6.05%) Migration
10 115 (5.85%) Data Modelling
11 99 (5.04%) Project Management
12 89 (4.53%) Technical Architecture
13 81 (4.12%) Scrum
14 75 (3.81%) ITIL
15 69 (3.51%) Mentoring
16 67 (3.41%) Zachman Framework
17 65 (3.31%) ERP
18 58 (2.95%) Data Architecture
18 58 (2.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 241 (12.26%) Java
2 127 (6.46%) SQL
3 113 (5.75%) C#
4 36 (1.83%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.22%) Python
5 24 (1.22%) Ruby
6 19 (0.97%) PHP
7 18 (0.92%) Scala
8 15 (0.76%) C
9 14 (0.71%) C++
10 13 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 12 (0.61%) VB
12 10 (0.51%) ABAP
12 10 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.51%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.46%) Perl
14 8 (0.41%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.31%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.25%) COBOL
16 5 (0.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 121 (6.15%) Degree
2 118 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 87 (4.43%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.32%) CCIE
6 23 (1.17%) ISEB
7 16 (0.81%) CCNP
8 14 (0.71%) CCDP
9 12 (0.61%) CCNA
10 10 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.36%) CCIP
12 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.15%) CCDA
13 3 (0.15%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.10%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.10%) CCSA
14 2 (0.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 2 (0.10%) MCSE
14 2 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.24%) QA
2 21 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.86%) ISO 9000
4 13 (0.66%) SLA
4 13 (0.66%) GAAP
5 10 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.25%) COBIT
7 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.20%) HL7
9 2 (0.10%) EMIR
9 2 (0.10%) Basel III
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.051%) GxP
10 1 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.051%) GCP
10 1 (0.051%) GMP
10 1 (0.051%) DICOM
System Software
1 61 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.17%) vSphere
4 21 (1.07%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.41%) KVM
7 7 (0.36%) SRDF
7 7 (0.36%) NFS
8 6 (0.31%) Xen
8 6 (0.31%) XenApp
9 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.051%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.051%) Firmware
12 1 (0.051%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.051%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 31 (1.58%) Puppet
2 22 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.51%) SCCM
4 7 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.31%) SCOM
5 6 (0.31%) Netcool
6 5 (0.25%) Windows Intune
6 5 (0.25%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.20%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.15%) OPNET
8 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.10%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.10%) OpenView
10 1 (0.051%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.051%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.051%) WSUS
Vendors
1 327 (16.63%) Oracle
2 250 (12.72%) Microsoft
3 186 (9.46%) SAP
4 99 (5.04%) IBM
5 96 (4.88%) VMware
6 84 (4.27%) Cisco
7 50 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (1.78%) EMC
9 31 (1.58%) TIBCO
9 31 (1.58%) hybris
10 26 (1.32%) Citrix
11 24 (1.22%) Informatica
12 23 (1.17%) Hyperion
13 20 (1.02%) NetApp
13 20 (1.02%) HP
14 19 (0.97%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.71%) Tableau
15 14 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
16 13 (0.66%) Sun
17 12 (0.61%) Juniper
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