The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 46 48 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 20 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.54% 2.11% 4.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 2.26% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 16
Average daily rate
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£483 £475 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% +4.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £525 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%
Solutions Architect
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
708 620 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 89.85% 93.23% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 321 295
Average daily rate £377 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 53 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £29.75 £113.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +2 5 £513 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (45.45%) Oracle
1 20 (45.45%) SOA
2 18 (40.91%) VMware
3 17 (38.64%) Citrix
4 16 (36.36%) SharePoint
4 16 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (34.09%) TOGAF
6 12 (27.27%) Retail
7 11 (25.00%) Maximo
8 10 (22.73%) FTP
8 10 (22.73%) RDBMS
8 10 (22.73%) IBM
8 10 (22.73%) GIS
8 10 (22.73%) ESRI
8 10 (22.73%) ETL
8 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 10 (22.73%) SOAP
8 10 (22.73%) Web Services
8 10 (22.73%) Data Integration
8 10 (22.73%) SaaS
8 10 (22.73%) PaaS
8 10 (22.73%) REST
8 10 (22.73%) Relational Database
9 9 (20.45%) JDA
10 8 (18.18%) Content Management
11 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
12 5 (11.36%) Cisco
12 5 (11.36%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
13 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 16 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Maximo
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (22.73%) SaaS
2 10 (22.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) FTP
2 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (9.09%) Broadband
2 4 (9.09%) WLAN
3 1 (2.27%) WAN
3 1 (2.27%) LAN
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
1 10 (22.73%) RDBMS
1 10 (22.73%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) DataStage
General
1 12 (27.27%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) SOAP
1 10 (22.73%) Web Services
1 10 (22.73%) REST
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) GIS
1 10 (22.73%) Data Integration
2 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) EPoS
4 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.27%) DataPower
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) SOA
2 15 (34.09%) TOGAF
3 10 (22.73%) ETL
4 8 (18.18%) Content Management
5 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.36%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) Service Management
7 2 (4.55%) CRM
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.27%) ITIL
8 1 (2.27%) Supply Chain Management
8 1 (2.27%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.27%) Scrum
8 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
1 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Oracle
2 18 (40.91%) VMware
3 17 (38.64%) Citrix
4 10 (22.73%) ESRI
4 10 (22.73%) IBM
5 9 (20.45%) JDA
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco
7 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.27%) SAP
8 1 (2.27%) KANA
8 1 (2.27%) Lumension