The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hertfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 47 47 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 22 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.84% 2.22% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.07% 2.31% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
Average daily rate £525 £550 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £445 £495
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £568 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
716 606 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.27% 95.89% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 308 436
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 81
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.30 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Solutions Architect
East of England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
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Vacancies
Watford -12 2 £450 - 3
Letchworth - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (54.00%) .NET
2 21 (42.00%) Oracle
2 21 (42.00%) E-Commerce
3 17 (34.00%) SOA
4 16 (32.00%) Retail
5 15 (30.00%) Java
6 12 (24.00%) C#
6 12 (24.00%) Web Services
7 10 (20.00%) Finance
8 9 (18.00%) TDD
8 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (18.00%) N-Tier
9 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.00%) JSON
10 7 (14.00%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (14.00%) UML
10 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
11 6 (12.00%) bada
11 6 (12.00%) Apple iOS
11 6 (12.00%) Symbian
11 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.00%) Qt
11 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
11 6 (12.00%) NFC
11 6 (12.00%) Degree
12 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
12 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
12 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
13 4 (8.00%) XML

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.00%) SAS
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.00%) CMS
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.00%) SAP EP
4 1 (2.00%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) NFC
2 3 (6.00%) RFID
3 2 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.00%) DB2
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.00%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) SAP CE
2 1 (2.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Ant
2 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (32.00%) Retail
2 10 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (54.00%) .NET
2 12 (24.00%) Web Services
3 7 (14.00%) JSON
4 6 (12.00%) Qt
5 4 (8.00%) XML
6 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.00%) JMS
6 2 (4.00%) Spring
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.00%) LINQ
7 1 (2.00%) SAP PI
7 1 (2.00%) Mason
7 1 (2.00%) Visualforce
7 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.00%) XMPP
7 1 (2.00%) JSP
7 1 (2.00%) Servlets
7 1 (2.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) N-Tier
2 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.00%) Open Source
6 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) bada
1 6 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.00%) UNIX
2 4 (8.00%) Android
3 2 (4.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) AIX
4 1 (2.00%) HPUX
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) E-Commerce
2 17 (34.00%) SOA
3 9 (18.00%) TDD
4 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 7 (14.00%) UML
6 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 4 (8.00%) Migration
8 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.00%) Content Management
8 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.00%) Information Architecture
9 3 (6.00%) Change Management
10 2 (4.00%) Project Management
10 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.00%) ITIL
10 2 (4.00%) CRM
10 2 (4.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) Java
2 12 (24.00%) C#
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.00%) Symbian
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.00%) IBM
4 2 (4.00%) Informatica
4 2 (4.00%) ATG
5 1 (2.00%) Capita
5 1 (2.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) Sybase
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.00%) EMC
5 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.00%) Juniper
5 1 (2.00%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec
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