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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 53 54 40
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.83% 1.44% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.59% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £588 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.42% +11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £400 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £619 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £43.98 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £47.00 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+26.59% -36.27%
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
574 439 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.35% 90.52% 92.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 217 200
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 63 67
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.09% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £41.95 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (50.00%) SOA
2 7 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (35.71%) Zachman Framework
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) ERwin
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) J2EE
5 3 (21.43%) UML
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) webMethods
6 1 (7.14%) Automotive
6 1 (7.14%) Legal
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Marketing
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (7.14%) GlassFish
6 1 (7.14%) Social Media
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) Web Services

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (7.14%) GlassFish
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Campaign
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) ERwin
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (50.00%) SOA
2 7 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (35.71%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe
1 1 (7.14%) webMethods