The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 39 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.23% 0.40% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 0.42% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£285 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -4.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -
Solutions Architect
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
414 237 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 92.41% 95.56% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 114 134
Average daily rate £375 £313 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 42
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.00 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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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
Gloucester - 8 - - 1
Solutions Architect
South West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 17 (60.71%) Project Management
1 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 14 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (35.71%) LAN
5 6 (21.43%) .NET
5 6 (21.43%) Oracle
6 4 (14.29%) SAP
6 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (10.71%) Xcelsius
7 3 (10.71%) Middleware
7 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.71%) OLAP
7 3 (10.71%) Business Objects
7 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (7.14%) ERP
8 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
8 2 (7.14%) WAN
8 2 (7.14%) ETL
8 2 (7.14%) SAS
8 2 (7.14%) UNIX
8 2 (7.14%) J2EE
8 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL
8 2 (7.14%) HNC

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) Drupal
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) ENOVIA
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Teamcenter
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (7.14%) PaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) LDAP
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (10.71%) Xcelsius
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) OLAP
1 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) Star Schema
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.57%) ReportNet
General
1 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) Middleware
3 2 (7.14%) J2EE
3 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.57%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Project Management
2 14 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) ERP
5 2 (7.14%) ETL
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.57%) High Availability
6 1 (3.57%) Campaign Management
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.57%) Content Management
6 1 (3.57%) Document Management
6 1 (3.57%) Migration
6 1 (3.57%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) HNC
3 2 (7.14%) HND
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) Business Objects
4 2 (7.14%) webMethods
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Informatica
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.57%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Altiris
5 1 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Teradata
5 1 (3.57%) Cognos
5 1 (3.57%) Siebel