The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford 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 Guildford 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 23 23 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 11 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 5.02% 4.39% 9.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.85% 4.86% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Average daily rate £430 £335 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.35% -21.17%
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
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
188 185 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 85.84% 90.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 82 56
Average daily rate £350 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £165 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 9
Average hourly rate £14.21 £33.63 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.73% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £51.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Solutions Architect
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Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 (72.73%) Ericsson
1 8 (72.73%) SNMP
1 8 (72.73%) Huawei
2 7 (63.64%) Greenplum
2 7 (63.64%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (63.64%) UNIX
3 6 (54.55%) MySQL
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) XML
3 6 (54.55%) Perl
3 6 (54.55%) ETL
3 6 (54.55%) Nortel
3 6 (54.55%) TELNET
3 6 (54.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (54.55%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
4 5 (45.45%) 2G
4 5 (45.45%) Validation
4 5 (45.45%) Web Development
4 5 (45.45%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (45.45%) Talend
4 5 (45.45%) 4G
4 5 (45.45%) 3G
4 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) J2EE
4 5 (45.45%) C#
4 5 (45.45%) C++
4 5 (45.45%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Redback

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) SNMP
2 7 (63.64%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (54.55%) TELNET
4 5 (45.45%) 2G
4 5 (45.45%) 4G
4 5 (45.45%) 3G
5 2 (18.18%) LTE
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (18.18%) FWSM
5 2 (18.18%) HSRP
5 2 (18.18%) UMTS
5 2 (18.18%) VoIP
5 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) MPLS
5 2 (18.18%) OSPF
5 2 (18.18%) BGP
5 2 (18.18%) RSVP
5 2 (18.18%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) MySQL
1 6 (54.55%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (18.18%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ETL
2 5 (45.45%) Validation
2 5 (45.45%) Web Development
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Data Management
3 2 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Software Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Network Management
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Master Data Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Perl
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) C++
2 5 (45.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCIE
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Ericsson
1 8 (72.73%) Huawei
2 7 (63.64%) Greenplum
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Nortel
3 6 (54.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (45.45%) Talend
5 2 (18.18%) Redback
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 2 (18.18%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) Nokia
5 2 (18.18%) Radware