The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 29 22 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.92% 3.49% 12.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 3.73% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Average daily rate
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£475 - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford 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
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
187 161 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 85.78% 93.60% 88.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 87 63
Average daily rate £335 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 19
Average hourly rate £18.90 £13.11 £28.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.21% -53.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £115.25 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 2015, 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 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Data Management
1 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) Network Management
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (30.00%) UMTS
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (30.00%) Master Data Management
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) FWSM
2 2 (20.00%) HSRP
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Nokia
2 2 (20.00%) BGP
2 2 (20.00%) RSVP
2 2 (20.00%) VRRP
2 2 (20.00%) CCIE
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) UMTS
2 2 (20.00%) VoIP
2 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (20.00%) SNMP
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) MPLS
2 2 (20.00%) OSPF
2 2 (20.00%) BGP
2 2 (20.00%) RSVP
2 2 (20.00%) VRRP
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) IPsec
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) LTE
2 2 (20.00%) FWSM
2 2 (20.00%) HSRP
3 1 (10.00%) CDMA
3 1 (10.00%) GPRS
3 1 (10.00%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Data Management
1 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) Network Management
1 3 (30.00%) Master Data Management
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCIE
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Netcool
1 1 (10.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) Nokia
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) Radware
2 2 (20.00%) Redback
2 2 (20.00%) Huawei
3 1 (10.00%) Greenplum
3 1 (10.00%) NetCracker
3 1 (10.00%) Cramer
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) BMC
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix