The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 84 71 86
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 40 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.91% 2.08% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.22% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 15
Average daily rate
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£460 £480 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -10.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £423 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £525 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.49 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-38.32% +28.26%
Solutions Architect
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1924 1714 1836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 92.01% 94.02% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 987 947
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 148 188
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Southampton -6 12 £375 -20.21% 4
Hook -3 4 £300 -37.50%
Basingstoke +17 3 £548 +4.28%
Farnborough - 2 £525 - 1
Aldershot - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Havant - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 27 (39.71%) Web Services
2 23 (33.82%) Security Cleared
3 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
4 21 (30.88%) J2EE
5 20 (29.41%) Apache
6 19 (27.94%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (26.47%) Internet
8 16 (23.53%) UNIX
9 15 (22.06%) VMware
10 14 (20.59%) Scrum
10 14 (20.59%) Maven
10 14 (20.59%) Eclipse
11 13 (19.12%) RESTful
12 12 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (17.65%) JIRA
12 12 (17.65%) FitNesse
12 12 (17.65%) Oracle
12 12 (17.65%) Cucumber
12 12 (17.65%) Puppet
12 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
13 11 (16.18%) Military
14 10 (14.71%) SaaS
15 9 (13.24%) Open Source
15 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (13.24%) PostGIS
16 8 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
16 8 (11.76%) Windows
16 8 (11.76%) SOAP
17 7 (10.29%) MS Excel

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 20 (29.41%) Apache
2 7 (10.29%) Apache Solr
3 6 (8.82%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) IIS
6 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.47%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.94%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.47%) Internet
2 3 (4.41%) X.400
2 3 (4.41%) X.500
2 3 (4.41%) Network Security
2 3 (4.41%) S/MIME
3 1 (1.47%) LAN
3 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.94%) MySQL
5 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Eclipse
1 14 (20.59%) Maven
2 12 (17.65%) JIRA
2 12 (17.65%) FitNesse
2 12 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 12 (17.65%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (16.18%) Military
2 5 (7.35%) Marketing
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Front Office
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (39.71%) Web Services
2 21 (30.88%) J2EE
3 13 (19.12%) RESTful
4 9 (13.24%) PostGIS
5 8 (11.76%) SOAP
6 6 (8.82%) .NET
7 3 (4.41%) JSP
7 3 (4.41%) Middleware
7 3 (4.41%) XML
8 2 (2.94%) XSLT
8 2 (2.94%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.47%) Spring
9 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.47%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Open Source
2 3 (4.41%) Social Media
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) IVR
4 1 (1.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) UNIX
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Vista
5 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.41%) Solaris
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.94%) Linux
6 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) Scrum
2 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (10.29%) MODAF
4 7 (10.29%) TOGAF
4 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.82%) SOA
6 5 (7.35%) CRM
6 5 (7.35%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (7.35%) Security Management
7 3 (4.41%) ITIL
7 3 (4.41%) Business Transformation
7 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.41%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (4.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.94%) Supplier Management
8 2 (2.94%) Content Management
8 2 (2.94%) Network Management
8 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) Java
2 4 (5.88%) C
3 2 (2.94%) C#
3 2 (2.94%) PHP
4 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (33.82%) Security Cleared
2 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) MCSE
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) Puppet
2 3 (4.41%) Vagrant
2 3 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) VMware
2 12 (17.65%) Oracle
3 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.88%) TIBCO
5 3 (4.41%) webMethods
5 3 (4.41%) McAfee
5 3 (4.41%) Sophos
5 3 (4.41%) Lumension
6 2 (2.94%) Siebel
7 1 (1.47%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.47%) ESRI
7 1 (1.47%) CA
7 1 (1.47%) SAP
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