The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
Rank 44 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 13 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.16% 3.01% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 3.12% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 6
Median daily rate £375 £490 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.50% -14.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £463 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £535 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
393 513 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.62% 96.43% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 292 228
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £242 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 71 47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Essex region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 19 January 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea +6 4 £388 -29.54%
Brentwood +8 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £538 -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Technical Architecture
2 13 (65.00%) .NET
3 12 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (55.00%) Marketing
4 11 (55.00%) Digital Marketing
4 11 (55.00%) J2EE
4 11 (55.00%) Java
4 11 (55.00%) SOA
4 11 (55.00%) Zachman Framework
4 11 (55.00%) TOGAF
5 10 (50.00%) Legal
5 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (50.00%) SMS
5 10 (50.00%) Adobe
5 10 (50.00%) OO
5 10 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (50.00%) Big Data
5 10 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
5 10 (50.00%) Data Analytics
5 10 (50.00%) Analytics
5 10 (50.00%) Adobe Campaign
5 10 (50.00%) Open Source
5 10 (50.00%) Social Media
5 10 (50.00%) Virtual Team
6 4 (20.00%) Service Management
6 4 (20.00%) ITSM
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 2 (10.00%) EMC
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (5.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) Big Data
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 11 (55.00%) Marketing
2 10 (50.00%) Legal
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 11 (55.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Social Media
1 10 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Technical Architecture
2 12 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (55.00%) Digital Marketing
3 11 (55.00%) SOA
3 11 (55.00%) TOGAF
3 11 (55.00%) Zachman Framework
4 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) Analytics
4 10 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 10 (50.00%) Data Analytics
4 10 (50.00%) OO
4 10 (50.00%) Open Source
5 4 (20.00%) ITSM
5 4 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (10.00%) Document Management
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Adobe
2 2 (10.00%) EMC
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft