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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 109 102 130
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 951 925 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.87% 1.93% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 2.08% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 557 429
Average daily rate
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£518 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £388 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £43.98 £73.75 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.37% +28.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-40.37% +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
47054 44428 49354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.75% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29070 26959 28367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1936 2487
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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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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 -12 422 £550 - 89
South East +31 242 £500 +5.26% 44
East of England -22 57 £475 -8.21% 10
West Midlands +6 52 £490 +5.94% 10
South West -14 51 £490 +8.88% 9
North West +5 46 £463 +8.82% 12
East Midlands -5 31 £450 - 5
Yorkshire -7 24 £500 +5.26% 17
Midlands -4 2 £550 -
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 413 (23.60%) Finance
2 321 (18.34%) Oracle
3 245 (14.00%) TOGAF
4 232 (13.26%) SOA
5 227 (12.97%) .NET
6 218 (12.46%) SAP
7 207 (11.83%) CRM
8 205 (11.71%) Java
9 179 (10.23%) Microsoft
10 165 (9.43%) Retail
10 165 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
11 147 (8.40%) Telecoms
12 143 (8.17%) Banking
13 141 (8.06%) Windows
14 133 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
15 129 (7.37%) Middleware
16 118 (6.74%) Web Services
17 114 (6.51%) Technical Architecture
18 113 (6.46%) SQL
18 113 (6.46%) SQL Server
18 113 (6.46%) Degree
19 112 (6.40%) Security Cleared
20 109 (6.23%) E-Commerce
21 104 (5.94%) J2EE
21 104 (5.94%) Migration
22 103 (5.89%) Project Management
23 96 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
24 89 (5.09%) UML
25 87 (4.97%) IBM
26 86 (4.91%) Linux

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 76 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 72 (4.11%) WebSphere
3 42 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (1.43%) Apache
5 24 (1.37%) WebLogic
6 18 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 17 (0.97%) MS Exchange
7 17 (0.97%) Lync
8 16 (0.91%) IIS
9 14 (0.80%) SAS
9 14 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (0.74%) CMS
11 12 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
12 10 (0.57%) NetWeaver
12 10 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.51%) TIBCO EMS
14 8 (0.46%) Liferay
15 7 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 71 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 23 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.09%) MS Office
5 12 (0.69%) MS Project
6 10 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.40%) SPSS
8 4 (0.23%) Casewise Modeler
9 1 (0.057%) Stata
Business Applications
1 46 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (1.54%) SAP FI
4 26 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 26 (1.49%) SAP CO
5 17 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.69%) SAP SD
8 11 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
9 9 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
9 9 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
10 8 (0.46%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.46%) Magento
10 8 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
10 8 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
11 7 (0.40%) Cerner Millennium
11 7 (0.40%) SAP CRM
11 7 (0.40%) SAP FI-GL
12 6 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.51%) SaaS
2 27 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.20%) PaaS
4 15 (0.86%) Office 365
5 14 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (0.74%) IaaS
7 11 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.51%) Force.com
9 4 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.057%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.057%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.26%) Internet
2 43 (2.46%) LAN
3 42 (2.40%) Firewall
4 38 (2.17%) WAN
5 36 (2.06%) SAN
6 34 (1.94%) 3G
7 25 (1.43%) LTE
8 20 (1.14%) Wireless
9 16 (0.91%) MPLS
9 16 (0.91%) HTTP
9 16 (0.91%) VPN
10 15 (0.86%) 4G
11 14 (0.80%) VLAN
12 13 (0.74%) Network Security
12 13 (0.74%) OSPF
13 12 (0.69%) SNMP
13 12 (0.69%) VoIP
13 12 (0.69%) Broadband
14 11 (0.63%) UMTS
14 11 (0.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 39 (2.23%) Relational Database
5 38 (2.17%) Big Data
6 29 (1.66%) SAP BW
7 20 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (1.14%) Hadoop
8 18 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
8 18 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 18 (1.03%) DB2
9 17 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
11 15 (0.86%) NoSQL
12 13 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.63%) SAP BI
14 9 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
15 8 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (0.91%) JIRA
2 14 (0.80%) Maven
3 13 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.63%) Eclipse
5 9 (0.51%) FitNesse
5 9 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.51%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.34%) Ant
6 6 (0.34%) JUnit
7 4 (0.23%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.11%) XMLSpy
8 2 (0.11%) RequisitePro
8 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.057%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.057%) Gradle
9 1 (0.057%) Calabash
9 1 (0.057%) Subversion
9 1 (0.057%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.057%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.057%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 413 (23.60%) Finance
2 165 (9.43%) Retail
3 147 (8.40%) Telecoms
4 143 (8.17%) Banking
5 65 (3.71%) Billing
6 44 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 40 (2.29%) Marketing
8 33 (1.89%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.20%) Publishing
9 21 (1.20%) Back Office
10 20 (1.14%) Retail Banking
11 19 (1.09%) Legal
12 17 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (0.86%) Advertising
13 15 (0.86%) General Ledger
14 13 (0.74%) German Language
15 12 (0.69%) Law
15 12 (0.69%) Military
16 11 (0.63%) French Language
17 9 (0.51%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (12.97%) .NET
2 129 (7.37%) Middleware
3 118 (6.74%) Web Services
4 104 (5.94%) J2EE
5 76 (4.34%) HTML
6 66 (3.77%) XML
7 58 (3.31%) SOAP
8 40 (2.29%) REST
9 38 (2.17%) CSS
10 34 (1.94%) ASP.NET
11 33 (1.89%) HTML5
12 29 (1.66%) .NET Framework
13 22 (1.26%) JSON
13 22 (1.26%) WebSphere MQ
13 22 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
14 20 (1.14%) Java EE
15 19 (1.09%) JMS
15 19 (1.09%) RESTful
16 18 (1.03%) jQuery
16 18 (1.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 69 (3.94%) Enterprise Software
2 67 (3.83%) Mobile App
3 46 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 42 (2.40%) Open Source
5 38 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 33 (1.89%) FMCG
7 32 (1.83%) Data Integration
8 28 (1.60%) Mainframe
9 19 (1.09%) NHS
10 17 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (0.86%) N-Tier
11 15 (0.86%) Derivative
12 14 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.74%) PACS
13 13 (0.74%) Reference Data
14 12 (0.69%) Clustering
15 11 (0.63%) Replication
16 10 (0.57%) Online Banking
16 10 (0.57%) Smart Meter
17 9 (0.51%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 141 (8.06%) Windows
2 86 (4.91%) Linux
3 73 (4.17%) UNIX
4 52 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 50 (2.86%) Android
6 31 (1.77%) Solaris
7 22 (1.26%) AIX
8 21 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.80%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 13 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.57%) VMS
13 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.34%) SUSE
14 6 (0.34%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.29%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.23%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.17%) MVS
17 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (14.00%) TOGAF
2 232 (13.26%) SOA
3 207 (11.83%) CRM
4 165 (9.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 133 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 114 (6.51%) Technical Architecture
7 109 (6.23%) E-Commerce
8 104 (5.94%) Migration
9 103 (5.89%) Project Management
10 96 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
11 89 (5.09%) UML
12 83 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
13 75 (4.29%) ERP
14 69 (3.94%) Data Modelling
15 68 (3.89%) ITIL
15 68 (3.89%) Zachman Framework
16 62 (3.54%) Scrum
17 59 (3.37%) Business Analysis
18 47 (2.69%) Analytics
19 46 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 205 (11.71%) Java
2 113 (6.46%) SQL
3 70 (4.00%) C#
4 56 (3.20%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.37%) C++
6 20 (1.14%) PHP
6 20 (1.14%) C
7 12 (0.69%) Perl
8 10 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 10 (0.57%) Objective-C
9 9 (0.51%) Python
10 8 (0.46%) ABAP
10 8 (0.46%) Ruby
11 6 (0.34%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.29%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.29%) R
13 4 (0.23%) COBOL
13 4 (0.23%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.23%) VBScript
14 3 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 113 (6.46%) Degree
2 112 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 80 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.97%) CCIE
6 16 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.69%) CCNP
8 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.57%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.51%) CCDP
11 7 (0.40%) CISSP
11 7 (0.40%) PMP
12 6 (0.34%) CCNA
13 5 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.29%) ISEB
14 4 (0.23%) MCSE
14 4 (0.23%) MCTS
14 4 (0.23%) CISM
15 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.11%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.94%) QA
2 11 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.46%) SLA
6 6 (0.34%) EMIR
7 5 (0.29%) COBIT
8 4 (0.23%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.17%) Basel III
9 3 (0.17%) FATCA
9 3 (0.17%) HL7
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.057%) Basel II
11 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 54 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (0.57%) XenApp
6 8 (0.46%) vSphere
7 7 (0.40%) SRDF
8 6 (0.34%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.17%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.17%) NFS
11 2 (0.11%) Xen
11 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.11%) KVM
12 1 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.057%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.057%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (0.74%) Tivoli
2 12 (0.69%) Puppet
3 11 (0.63%) SCCM
4 5 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.23%) Netcool
5 4 (0.23%) OPNET
6 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.11%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.057%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.057%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.057%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.057%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.057%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 321 (18.34%) Oracle
2 218 (12.46%) SAP
3 179 (10.23%) Microsoft
4 87 (4.97%) IBM
5 81 (4.63%) VMware
6 74 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (2.91%) Cisco
8 36 (2.06%) Citrix
9 31 (1.77%) HP
10 30 (1.71%) TIBCO
11 29 (1.66%) Siebel
12 21 (1.20%) EMC
12 21 (1.20%) webMethods
13 19 (1.09%) ATG
13 19 (1.09%) Business Objects
14 16 (0.91%) Intel
14 16 (0.91%) NetApp
15 15 (0.86%) Informatica
15 15 (0.86%) Juniper
15 15 (0.86%) hybris
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Acumin
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Devon
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £625 per day + Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day excellent rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 2 days ago