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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 81 123 104
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1163 816 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.32% 1.65% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 1.79% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 508 454
Average daily rate
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£525 £505 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.96% +1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
46210 45651 39482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29185 28733 23345
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1806 1895 2016
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
(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 +34 472 £550 +4.76% 112
South East +33 242 £505 +10.98% 45
North West +36 91 £475 +2.26% 7
East of England +45 84 £550 +15.78% 17
South West +24 66 £543 +8.50% 11
East Midlands +40 63 £500 +5.26% 12
West Midlands -6 53 £525 +8.24% 8
Yorkshire -1 52 £475 +7.04% 13
North East +6 20 £495 +7.02% 1
Midlands +10 12 £550 -
South Coast - 1 £600 -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 457 (20.84%) Finance
2 402 (18.33%) SOA
3 378 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 371 (16.92%) TOGAF
5 317 (14.46%) Microsoft
6 291 (13.27%) Oracle
7 276 (12.59%) Java
8 249 (11.35%) .NET
9 232 (10.58%) Retail
10 218 (9.94%) E-Commerce
11 217 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 212 (9.67%) SAP
13 211 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
14 198 (9.03%) Banking
15 180 (8.21%) UML
15 180 (8.21%) CRM
16 174 (7.93%) Web Services
17 168 (7.66%) Windows
18 164 (7.48%) SQL Server
19 156 (7.11%) SQL
20 146 (6.66%) Middleware
20 146 (6.66%) Telecoms
21 142 (6.48%) C#
22 132 (6.02%) Security Cleared
23 125 (5.70%) Technical Architecture
24 110 (5.02%) VMware
25 108 (4.92%) Migration
25 108 (4.92%) Degree
26 102 (4.65%) Project Management
27 94 (4.29%) ITIL

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 87 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 55 (2.51%) WebSphere
3 38 (1.73%) CMS
4 35 (1.60%) Apache
5 28 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
6 27 (1.23%) IIS
7 21 (0.96%) Documentum
8 20 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 19 (0.87%) Lync
10 17 (0.78%) JBoss
11 16 (0.73%) Node.js
12 15 (0.68%) MS Exchange
13 14 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
14 13 (0.59%) NetWeaver
15 12 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.50%) Apache Solr
17 9 (0.41%) SAS
17 9 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
17 9 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
17 9 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 84 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.55%) MS Office
4 8 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.14%) MS Project
6 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.091%) SPSS
7 1 (0.046%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.046%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 41 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
5 14 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.50%) Maximo
6 11 (0.50%) SAP CRM
7 10 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
7 10 (0.46%) Agresso
8 9 (0.41%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.36%) SAP PSCD
9 8 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
9 8 (0.36%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.27%) SAP MDM
12 5 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
12 5 (0.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 90 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.60%) SaaS
4 31 (1.41%) PaaS
5 30 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (1.05%) IaaS
7 22 (1.00%) Office 365
8 7 (0.32%) Force.com
9 6 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.14%) Yammer
13 2 (0.091%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.091%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.091%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.046%) Taleo
14 1 (0.046%) Google Analytics
14 1 (0.046%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.19%) Firewall
2 55 (2.51%) Internet
3 41 (1.87%) WAN
4 38 (1.73%) SAN
5 34 (1.55%) LAN
6 31 (1.41%) VPN
7 18 (0.82%) DNS
8 16 (0.73%) Network Security
8 16 (0.73%) NAS
9 15 (0.68%) MPLS
10 14 (0.64%) VoLTE
10 14 (0.64%) VLAN
10 14 (0.64%) HTTP
11 13 (0.59%) 3G
11 13 (0.59%) MVNO
12 12 (0.55%) Unified Communications
12 12 (0.55%) VoIP
13 11 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (0.50%) 4G
13 11 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 77 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 61 (2.78%) Big Data
4 52 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 40 (1.82%) Hadoop
6 36 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 34 (1.55%) NoSQL
9 33 (1.50%) MongoDB
10 24 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 23 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (1.00%) SAP BW
13 21 (0.96%) DB2
14 19 (0.87%) MySQL
14 19 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (0.59%) EDRMS
18 12 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.41%) TeamCity
4 7 (0.32%) JIRA
5 6 (0.27%) Selenium
5 6 (0.27%) Maven
5 6 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.23%) Rational Rose
6 5 (0.23%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.18%) MSTest
7 4 (0.18%) Moq
7 4 (0.18%) Subversion
7 4 (0.18%) ERwin
8 3 (0.14%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.091%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.091%) Juju
9 2 (0.091%) Hudson
9 2 (0.091%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.091%) MSI
9 2 (0.091%) Eclipse
General
1 457 (20.84%) Finance
2 232 (10.58%) Retail
3 198 (9.03%) Banking
4 146 (6.66%) Telecoms
5 89 (4.06%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 40 (1.82%) Marketing
8 35 (1.60%) Billing
9 28 (1.28%) Automotive
9 28 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 25 (1.14%) Legal
11 22 (1.00%) Publishing
11 22 (1.00%) Games
12 19 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.82%) Local Government
14 17 (0.78%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.55%) Electronics
16 11 (0.50%) Front Office
17 10 (0.46%) General Ledger
18 9 (0.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (11.35%) .NET
2 174 (7.93%) Web Services
3 146 (6.66%) Middleware
4 81 (3.69%) HTML
5 72 (3.28%) J2EE
6 69 (3.15%) XML
7 54 (2.46%) REST
8 51 (2.33%) HTML5
9 44 (2.01%) ASP.NET
10 42 (1.92%) .NET Framework
11 41 (1.87%) SOAP
12 40 (1.82%) CSS
13 34 (1.55%) WCF
13 34 (1.55%) Java EE
14 31 (1.41%) JSON
14 31 (1.41%) jQuery
15 29 (1.32%) AngularJS
16 27 (1.23%) RESTful
17 25 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
18 24 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.01%) Data Centre
2 85 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
3 65 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 62 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 40 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 38 (1.73%) GIS
7 36 (1.64%) User Experience
8 29 (1.32%) Data Integration
9 24 (1.09%) Clustering
9 24 (1.09%) NHS
10 22 (1.00%) Informatics
10 22 (1.00%) Credit Risk
11 19 (0.87%) PMI
12 18 (0.82%) N-Tier
13 15 (0.68%) Social Media
14 14 (0.64%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.59%) Biometrics
16 11 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 168 (7.66%) Windows
2 63 (2.87%) Linux
3 60 (2.74%) UNIX
4 40 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 34 (1.55%) Android
6 26 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.68%) AIX
8 15 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.59%) Solaris
9 13 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.23%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.091%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.091%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.091%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (18.33%) SOA
2 378 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 371 (16.92%) TOGAF
4 218 (9.94%) E-Commerce
5 217 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 211 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
7 180 (8.21%) UML
7 180 (8.21%) CRM
8 125 (5.70%) Technical Architecture
9 108 (4.92%) Migration
10 102 (4.65%) Project Management
11 94 (4.29%) ITIL
12 89 (4.06%) SDLC
13 80 (3.65%) Zachman Framework
14 79 (3.60%) Data Management
15 78 (3.56%) Business Intelligence
16 77 (3.51%) ERP
17 73 (3.33%) Workflow
18 72 (3.28%) Scrum
19 65 (2.96%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 276 (12.59%) Java
2 156 (7.11%) SQL
3 142 (6.48%) C#
4 62 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 26 (1.19%) VB
6 24 (1.09%) Ruby
7 21 (0.96%) C++
8 19 (0.87%) C
9 14 (0.64%) Python
10 12 (0.55%) Scala
10 12 (0.55%) PowerShell
11 10 (0.46%) VB.NET
11 10 (0.46%) ABAP
12 9 (0.41%) PHP
12 9 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.41%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.23%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.23%) Perl
13 5 (0.23%) COBOL
13 5 (0.23%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 132 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 108 (4.92%) Degree
3 94 (4.29%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.05%) ISEB
5 19 (0.87%) PMI Certification
6 18 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.27%) CCIE
10 5 (0.23%) CCNA
10 5 (0.23%) MCPD
10 5 (0.23%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.18%) CCNP
12 3 (0.14%) MCSE
12 3 (0.14%) CCDP
13 2 (0.091%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.091%) CISM
13 2 (0.091%) CCSA
13 2 (0.091%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.33%) QA
2 29 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.14%) ISO 9000
4 16 (0.73%) GMP
4 16 (0.73%) GxP
5 15 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 12 (0.55%) SLA
7 10 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.32%) COBIT
9 6 (0.27%) FATCA
10 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.23%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.18%) GAAP
12 3 (0.14%) EMIR
12 3 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.091%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.046%) MiFID
System Software
1 58 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.64%) Xen
5 12 (0.55%) vSphere
6 11 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.32%) NFS
9 7 (0.32%) SRDF
10 6 (0.27%) KVM
11 4 (0.18%) XenServer
12 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.14%) vCloud
12 3 (0.14%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.091%) LXC
13 2 (0.091%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (1.00%) SCCM
3 19 (0.87%) Puppet
4 11 (0.50%) OpenView
5 9 (0.41%) HP NNM
5 9 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.23%) SCOM
6 5 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.14%) Netcool
8 3 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.14%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.091%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 2 (0.091%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.091%) CA LISA
9 2 (0.091%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.091%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.091%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 317 (14.46%) Microsoft
2 291 (13.27%) Oracle
3 212 (9.67%) SAP
4 110 (5.02%) VMware
5 93 (4.24%) IBM
6 74 (3.37%) Cisco
7 57 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
8 45 (2.05%) Citrix
9 44 (2.01%) TIBCO
10 43 (1.96%) HP
11 29 (1.32%) ATG
12 25 (1.14%) hybris
13 22 (1.00%) EMC
13 22 (1.00%) Business Objects
14 21 (0.96%) webMethods
14 21 (0.96%) Informatica
14 21 (0.96%) Sitecore
15 19 (0.87%) JDA
15 19 (0.87%) Adobe
16 18 (0.82%) Red Hat
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