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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 105 112 130
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 977 898 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.90% 1.86% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.01% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 541 442
Average daily rate
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£525 £508 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £52.25 £72.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.93% +26.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
Solutions Architect
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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
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 -1 432 £550 - 84
South East +25 233 £475 -1.04% 51
South West +14 63 £525 +16.66% 13
East of England -12 60 £550 +6.79% 21
North West -4 56 £450 - 19
West Midlands +1 46 £475 +5.55% 9
Yorkshire -5 29 £475 - 10
East Midlands 0 24 £450 +2.85% 5
North East -26 8 £538 +19.44% 4
Midlands -10 2 £550 +25.71%
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 423 (23.60%) Finance
2 339 (18.92%) Oracle
3 259 (14.45%) TOGAF
4 250 (13.95%) SOA
5 223 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
6 221 (12.33%) .NET
7 204 (11.38%) CRM
8 197 (10.99%) Java
9 195 (10.88%) SAP
10 184 (10.27%) Microsoft
11 174 (9.71%) Retail
12 170 (9.49%) Enterprise Architecture
13 149 (8.31%) Windows
14 148 (8.26%) Banking
14 148 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 142 (7.92%) Telecoms
16 131 (7.31%) Middleware
17 126 (7.03%) Degree
18 125 (6.98%) E-Commerce
19 121 (6.75%) Web Services
20 113 (6.31%) Security Cleared
21 110 (6.14%) SQL Server
22 107 (5.97%) J2EE
22 107 (5.97%) SQL
22 107 (5.97%) Migration
22 107 (5.97%) Project Management
22 107 (5.97%) Technical Architecture
23 95 (5.30%) Linux
23 95 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
24 91 (5.08%) VMware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 67 (3.74%) WebSphere
1 67 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 39 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
3 38 (2.12%) Apache
4 25 (1.40%) WebLogic
5 18 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 16 (0.89%) CMS
6 16 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 16 (0.89%) SAS
7 15 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.73%) IIS
9 11 (0.61%) Apache Solr
10 10 (0.56%) NetWeaver
11 9 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
11 9 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.50%) Lync
12 7 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.39%) FileNet
13 6 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 70 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.06%) MS Office
5 11 (0.61%) MS Project
6 10 (0.56%) SPSS
7 9 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.056%) Casewise Modeler
8 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.056%) Stata
Business Applications
1 43 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.78%) SAP FI
6 13 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
6 13 (0.73%) SAP CO
7 12 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
8 10 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
9 9 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
10 8 (0.45%) SAP SD
10 8 (0.45%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.39%) Cerner Millennium
11 7 (0.39%) Magento
11 7 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
12 6 (0.33%) SAP CRM
12 6 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.85%) SaaS
2 38 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.34%) PaaS
4 17 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (0.89%) IaaS
6 14 (0.78%) Office 365
7 13 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.50%) Force.com
9 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.056%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.056%) Taleo
11 1 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.74%) Internet
2 48 (2.68%) Firewall
3 46 (2.57%) LAN
4 44 (2.46%) WAN
5 37 (2.06%) 3G
6 35 (1.95%) SAN
7 25 (1.40%) LTE
8 20 (1.12%) Wireless
8 20 (1.12%) VPN
9 16 (0.89%) MPLS
9 16 (0.89%) 4G
10 14 (0.78%) OSPF
10 14 (0.78%) HTTP
10 14 (0.78%) Broadband
10 14 (0.78%) VLAN
10 14 (0.78%) Network Security
11 13 (0.73%) VoIP
11 13 (0.73%) BGP
12 12 (0.67%) VRRP
12 12 (0.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (3.01%) Oracle Database
4 40 (2.23%) Big Data
5 30 (1.67%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.34%) Hadoop
7 21 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
7 21 (1.17%) DB2
8 20 (1.12%) SAP BW
9 17 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 14 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.56%) QlikView
15 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (1.34%) Maven
1 24 (1.34%) JIRA
2 20 (1.12%) Eclipse
2 20 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.95%) FitNesse
3 17 (0.95%) Cucumber
4 9 (0.50%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.22%) JUnit
6 3 (0.17%) Ant
7 2 (0.11%) RequisitePro
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.056%) Selenium
8 1 (0.056%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.056%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.056%) Calabash
8 1 (0.056%) Gradle
8 1 (0.056%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.056%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.056%) ERwin
General
1 423 (23.60%) Finance
2 174 (9.71%) Retail
3 148 (8.26%) Banking
4 142 (7.92%) Telecoms
5 63 (3.52%) Billing
6 49 (2.73%) Marketing
7 44 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.84%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.23%) Back Office
10 20 (1.12%) Legal
10 20 (1.12%) Retail Banking
11 18 (1.00%) Publishing
11 18 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.84%) Advertising
13 14 (0.78%) Local Government
14 12 (0.67%) Military
15 11 (0.61%) French Language
15 11 (0.61%) German Language
15 11 (0.61%) Law
16 10 (0.56%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (12.33%) .NET
2 131 (7.31%) Middleware
3 121 (6.75%) Web Services
4 107 (5.97%) J2EE
5 81 (4.52%) HTML
6 66 (3.68%) XML
7 61 (3.40%) SOAP
8 40 (2.23%) CSS
9 38 (2.12%) REST
10 35 (1.95%) HTML5
11 30 (1.67%) ASP.NET
12 28 (1.56%) .NET Framework
13 26 (1.45%) RESTful
14 23 (1.28%) JSON
14 23 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
15 20 (1.12%) JMS
16 19 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
17 18 (1.00%) jQuery
18 17 (0.95%) Spring
19 15 (0.84%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 78 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
3 70 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 56 (3.13%) Open Source
5 42 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 36 (2.01%) FMCG
7 36 (2.01%) Data Integration
8 25 (1.40%) Mainframe
9 23 (1.28%) User Experience
10 19 (1.06%) NHS
11 18 (1.00%) Reference Data
12 17 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (0.84%) Derivative
13 15 (0.84%) iSeries
13 15 (0.84%) N-Tier
14 14 (0.78%) PACS
14 14 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.73%) Learning Management System
16 11 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 149 (8.31%) Windows
2 95 (5.30%) Linux
3 80 (4.46%) UNIX
4 50 (2.79%) Apple iOS
4 50 (2.79%) Android
5 32 (1.79%) Solaris
6 21 (1.17%) AIX
7 20 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.39%) VMS
12 6 (0.33%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.22%) SUSE
14 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (14.45%) TOGAF
2 250 (13.95%) SOA
3 223 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
4 204 (11.38%) CRM
5 170 (9.49%) Enterprise Architecture
6 148 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 125 (6.98%) E-Commerce
8 107 (5.97%) Migration
8 107 (5.97%) Project Management
8 107 (5.97%) Technical Architecture
9 95 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
10 83 (4.63%) Data Modelling
11 80 (4.46%) ERP
12 76 (4.24%) UML
13 74 (4.13%) ITIL
14 72 (4.02%) Zachman Framework
15 70 (3.91%) Business Analysis
16 63 (3.52%) Scrum
17 61 (3.40%) Mentoring
18 56 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 197 (10.99%) Java
2 107 (5.97%) SQL
3 72 (4.02%) C#
4 56 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 23 (1.28%) C++
6 22 (1.23%) PHP
7 20 (1.12%) C
8 12 (0.67%) PL/SQL
9 11 (0.61%) Perl
10 10 (0.56%) Objective-C
11 9 (0.50%) Python
12 8 (0.45%) ABAP
13 7 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.33%) Ruby
15 5 (0.28%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.28%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.28%) R
15 5 (0.28%) COBOL
16 4 (0.22%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (7.03%) Degree
2 113 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 78 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (1.23%) CCIE
6 17 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.56%) ISEB
7 10 (0.56%) CCNP
7 10 (0.56%) CCDP
7 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.56%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.39%) PMP
8 7 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.28%) CCNA
10 4 (0.22%) CISSP
10 4 (0.22%) MCSE
10 4 (0.22%) MCTS
11 3 (0.17%) HND
11 3 (0.17%) CCDA
12 2 (0.11%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.12%) QA
2 12 (0.67%) ISO 9001
2 12 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
3 11 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.56%) SLA
5 6 (0.33%) EMIR
6 4 (0.22%) COBIT
6 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.17%) HL7
8 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.11%) FATCA
9 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.056%) Basel III
9 1 (0.056%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.056%) GCP
9 1 (0.056%) GMP
9 1 (0.056%) GxP
9 1 (0.056%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (2.06%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.61%) XenApp
5 7 (0.39%) vSphere
6 6 (0.33%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.28%) SRDF
8 3 (0.17%) KVM
8 3 (0.17%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.17%) NFS
8 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.11%) Xen
10 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.056%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 18 (1.00%) Puppet
2 13 (0.73%) Tivoli
3 12 (0.67%) SCCM
4 6 (0.33%) Netcool
5 5 (0.28%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.28%) OPNET
6 4 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.056%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.056%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.056%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.056%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.056%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.056%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.056%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.056%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.056%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.056%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.056%) OpenView
Vendors
1 339 (18.92%) Oracle
2 195 (10.88%) SAP
3 184 (10.27%) Microsoft
4 91 (5.08%) VMware
5 90 (5.02%) IBM
6 74 (4.13%) Salesforce.com
7 58 (3.24%) Cisco
8 39 (2.18%) Citrix
9 32 (1.79%) Siebel
10 28 (1.56%) TIBCO
11 23 (1.28%) HP
12 20 (1.12%) PeopleSoft
12 20 (1.12%) EMC
13 19 (1.06%) Business Objects
14 18 (1.00%) hybris
15 17 (0.95%) Juniper
15 17 (0.95%) Intel
16 16 (0.89%) Informatica
16 16 (0.89%) webMethods
17 15 (0.84%) NetApp
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Hampshire
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Hampshire
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