The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 37 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.73% 1.34% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 1.39% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Average daily rate £468 £575 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.69% +27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £521 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £34.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+83.82% -23.16%
Solutions Architect
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
492 431 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.91% 95.99% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 241 331
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 67
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.60 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Essex region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Essex region.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
Basildon - 5 £455 - 2
Brentwood +3 4 - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 21 (56.76%) TOGAF
2 20 (54.05%) OO
3 18 (48.65%) J2EE
3 18 (48.65%) Java
4 16 (43.24%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (40.54%) .NET
6 13 (35.14%) SOA
7 12 (32.43%) Zachman Framework
7 12 (32.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 10 (27.03%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (27.03%) Automotive
10 7 (18.92%) Finance
10 7 (18.92%) UML
10 7 (18.92%) Oracle
10 7 (18.92%) Translating Business Requirements
10 7 (18.92%) ISO27002
10 7 (18.92%) COBIT
10 7 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (16.22%) Analytics
11 6 (16.22%) C#
12 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.51%) Predictive Analytics
13 4 (10.81%) WebFOCUS
13 4 (10.81%) Teradata
13 4 (10.81%) DataStage
13 4 (10.81%) ETL
13 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (29.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
4 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (10.81%) DataStage
4 4 (10.81%) WebFOCUS
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) PVCS
General
1 10 (27.03%) Automotive
2 7 (18.92%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) J2EE
2 15 (40.54%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) JSP
3 1 (2.70%) Servlets
3 1 (2.70%) WCF
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) XML Schema
3 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Solaris
1 3 (8.11%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) TOGAF
2 20 (54.05%) OO
3 13 (35.14%) SOA
4 12 (32.43%) Enterprise Architecture
4 12 (32.43%) Zachman Framework
5 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (27.03%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (18.92%) Translating Business Requirements
6 7 (18.92%) UML
7 6 (16.22%) Analytics
8 5 (13.51%) Predictive Analytics
9 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.81%) ETL
9 4 (10.81%) Open Source
10 3 (8.11%) Coaching
11 2 (5.41%) SDLC
12 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
12 1 (2.70%) Line Management
12 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) Java
2 6 (16.22%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) ANSI C
3 1 (2.70%) C
3 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) COBIT
1 7 (18.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (18.92%) ISO27002
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) Teradata
3 2 (5.41%) F5
3 2 (5.41%) NetApp
3 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) Adobe
4 1 (2.70%) BEA
4 1 (2.70%) Capita
4 1 (2.70%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft