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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 25 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 30 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.21% 2.68% 4.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 2.76% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 15
Average daily rate £600 £480 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £638 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £521 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £34.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+83.82% -23.16%
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
533 615 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.53% 96.85% 95.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 322 336
Average daily rate £375 £413 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 46 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.86 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £37.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
St Albans - 9 £625 -
Watford 0 3 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 29 (52.73%) SOA
2 22 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (30.91%) IBM
4 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
4 17 (30.91%) SOAP
5 16 (29.09%) Oracle
5 16 (29.09%) REST
6 15 (27.27%) SQL
7 14 (25.45%) SaaS
8 13 (23.64%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (23.64%) Data Integration
8 13 (23.64%) TOGAF
8 13 (23.64%) Maximo
9 11 (20.00%) C#
9 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 11 (20.00%) TDD
10 10 (18.18%) WCF
10 10 (18.18%) Unix
11 9 (16.36%) .NET
11 9 (16.36%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (14.55%) Data Modelling
12 8 (14.55%) MSMQ
12 8 (14.55%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (12.73%) Advertising
13 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
13 7 (12.73%) Middleware
13 7 (12.73%) ETL
13 7 (12.73%) Linux

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.64%) CMS
4 2 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.64%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Maximo
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.45%) SaaS
2 13 (23.64%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (12.73%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (10.91%) IaaS
4 6 (10.91%) PaaS
5 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (10.91%) FTP
3 4 (7.27%) 3G
3 4 (7.27%) 4G
3 4 (7.27%) LTE
3 4 (7.27%) WLAN
4 3 (5.45%) Broadband
4 3 (5.45%) Internet
5 2 (3.64%) Firewall
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (10.91%) GIS
3 6 (10.91%) RDBMS
3 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (5.45%) DB2
6 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Ant
1 3 (5.45%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 7 (12.73%) Advertising
2 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.91%) SOAP
2 16 (29.09%) REST
3 10 (18.18%) WCF
4 9 (16.36%) .NET
5 8 (14.55%) MSMQ
6 7 (12.73%) Middleware
7 6 (10.91%) Web Services
8 3 (5.45%) J2EE
9 1 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Data Integration
2 7 (12.73%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.82%) PKI
6 1 (1.82%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Unix
2 7 (12.73%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) SOA
2 22 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (23.64%) TOGAF
5 11 (20.00%) TDD
6 9 (16.36%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (14.55%) Data Modelling
8 7 (12.73%) Data Protection
8 7 (12.73%) DevOps
8 7 (12.73%) ETL
8 7 (12.73%) SDLC
8 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.91%) API Design
9 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (9.09%) Asset Management
10 5 (9.09%) ERP
11 4 (7.27%) Data Architecture
11 4 (7.27%) Network Management
11 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
12 3 (5.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (7.27%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) IBM
2 16 (29.09%) Oracle
3 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
5 6 (10.91%) Cisco
5 6 (10.91%) Citrix
5 6 (10.91%) ESRI
5 6 (10.91%) VMware
6 5 (9.09%) Aruba
6 5 (9.09%) HP
6 5 (9.09%) Meraki
7 3 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (5.45%) Sitecore
8 2 (3.64%) Pega
9 1 (1.82%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.82%) Huawei
9 1 (1.82%) Isilon
9 1 (1.82%) Nokia
9 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto