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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 54 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.46% 0.96% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.98% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £500 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £40.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+42.18% -33.33%
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
429 512 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.95% 98.46% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 278 322
Median daily rate £348 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 36 58
Median hourly rate £16.50 £36.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.79% +121.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 10 (71.43%) OO
1 10 (71.43%) Java
1 10 (71.43%) TOGAF
2 9 (64.29%) SOA
2 9 (64.29%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (50.00%) J2EE
3 7 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (50.00%) COBIT
3 7 (50.00%) ISO27002
4 6 (42.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) Oracle
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (28.57%) DataStage
5 4 (28.57%) WebFOCUS
5 4 (28.57%) Teradata
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Coaching
6 3 (21.43%) Automotive
6 3 (21.43%) UML
6 3 (21.43%) C#
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) XML
7 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements

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 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) GlassFish
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (42.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (28.57%) DataStage
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) WebFOCUS
General
1 3 (21.43%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) J2EE
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) COM+
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) Java EE
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) OO
1 10 (71.43%) TOGAF
2 9 (64.29%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Coaching
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) UML
4 3 (21.43%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (7.14%) EAI
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) COBIT
1 7 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (50.00%) ISO27002
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
1 4 (28.57%) Teradata
2 1 (7.14%) webMethods