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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 32 45 51
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 32 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.71% 3.09% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.01% 3.31% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 4
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£475 £529 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -3.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £495 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £655 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £514 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +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%
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
639 725 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.11% 93.31% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 371 349
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £493 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 51 26
Average hourly rate £14.85 £23.86 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.74% +70.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +7 2 £700 +55.55%
Welwyn Garden City +2 1 - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 19 (45.24%) SOA
2 14 (33.33%) Oracle
3 12 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
5 10 (23.81%) Citrix
5 10 (23.81%) VMware
6 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 9 (21.43%) SAP
7 8 (19.05%) Retail
7 8 (19.05%) Content Management
8 7 (16.67%) .NET
8 7 (16.67%) Web Services
9 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
10 5 (11.90%) C#
10 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (9.52%) Data Integration
11 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (9.52%) SaaS
11 4 (9.52%) PaaS
11 4 (9.52%) REST
11 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
11 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
11 4 (9.52%) Java
11 4 (9.52%) SOAP
11 4 (9.52%) GIS
11 4 (9.52%) ESRI
11 4 (9.52%) JDA

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) CMS
3 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Maximo
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.52%) SaaS
1 4 (9.52%) PaaS
2 3 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.38%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.76%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.76%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.38%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) NUnit
1 1 (2.38%) JUnit
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
1 1 (2.38%) Selenium
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (19.05%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
1 7 (16.67%) Web Services
2 4 (9.52%) REST
2 4 (9.52%) SOAP
3 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (7.14%) WCF
3 3 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (2.38%) Spring
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Data Integration
1 4 (9.52%) GIS
2 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.38%) FMCG
3 1 (2.38%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) SOA
2 12 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 9 (21.43%) E-Commerce
4 8 (19.05%) Content Management
5 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (9.52%) ETL
8 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.14%) MVC
8 3 (7.14%) Network Architecture
9 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.76%) CRM
9 2 (4.76%) Service Management
9 2 (4.76%) Workflow
10 1 (2.38%) Data Security
10 1 (2.38%) Scrum
10 1 (2.38%) Migration
10 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
10 1 (2.38%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C#
2 4 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) Citrix
2 10 (23.81%) VMware
3 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) SAP
4 4 (9.52%) ESRI
4 4 (9.52%) JDA
4 4 (9.52%) IBM
5 3 (7.14%) hybris
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