The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 42 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 24 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.17% 0.49% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 0.53% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Average daily rate £575 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
708 377 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 93.53% 91.73% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 186 194
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 71 62
Average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Solutions Architect
East of England

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 1 £575 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 12 (41.38%) UML
3 10 (34.48%) Java
4 9 (31.03%) SOA
5 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (27.59%) TOGAF
6 7 (24.14%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (24.14%) Finance
6 7 (24.14%) webMethods
7 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (17.24%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
8 5 (17.24%) OO
8 5 (17.24%) J2EE
9 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
9 4 (13.79%) EDRMS
9 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (13.79%) JRules
9 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
9 4 (13.79%) AccuRev
9 4 (13.79%) Puppet
9 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
9 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
10 3 (10.34%) Degree
10 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (6.90%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) EDRMS
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (10.34%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) TeamCity
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) J2EE
3 4 (13.79%) JRules
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) UNIX
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) UML
2 9 (31.03%) SOA
3 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) TOGAF
4 7 (24.14%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (17.24%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.24%) OO
7 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) SSADM
8 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.90%) Project Management
8 2 (6.90%) Information Management
8 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
9 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.45%) Migration
9 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
1 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) webMethods
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) AccuRev
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Business Objects
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) JBoss