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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 58 35 61
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.87% 3.24% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 3.43% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 12
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £700 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £472
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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
815 466 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.10% 94.33% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 226 415
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 42 63
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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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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
Hemel Hempstead -9 3 £425 -15.00%
Watford -7 1 - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 11 (37.93%) Oracle
3 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) NoSQL
5 7 (24.14%) Retail
5 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
5 7 (24.14%) UNIX
6 6 (20.69%) Solaris
6 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 6 (20.69%) Middleware
6 6 (20.69%) SOA
6 6 (20.69%) SAN
6 6 (20.69%) F5
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
7 4 (13.79%) CRM
7 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
7 4 (13.79%) .NET
7 4 (13.79%) Java
7 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.34%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
8 3 (10.34%) Business Development
8 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (6.90%) Couchbase
9 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
9 2 (6.90%) Waterfall

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) RFID
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.45%) 2G
3 1 (3.45%) 4G
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) 3G
3 1 (3.45%) 3GPP
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) NoSQL
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.45%) Redis
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 12 (41.38%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.90%) Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Middleware
2 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) JSON
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.45%) HTML5
4 1 (3.45%) JMS
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) UNIX
2 6 (20.69%) Solaris
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) GCOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
2 6 (20.69%) SOA
3 4 (13.79%) CRM
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) Business Development
4 3 (10.34%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL
6 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.45%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) ISA Server
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) F5
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) TIBCO
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Retek
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Intel