The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 149 126 112
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 373 439 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.55% 1.80% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.95% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 316 353
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £59.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
Solutions Architect
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22291 22532 23252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.61% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15700 15338 15942
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 423 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in London

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in London

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in London

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in London

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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
City of London +2 92 £575 +4.54% 22
Docklands, London -4 4 £590 +4.42%
Croydon -21 3 £525 -25.00%
Bromley - 2 £513 -
Enfield - 2 £613 - 1
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Brentford - 1 £425 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £480 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £575 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 210 (24.71%) Finance
2 186 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (16.82%) Java
4 142 (16.71%) Microsoft
5 132 (15.53%) SOA
6 129 (15.18%) Banking
7 127 (14.94%) Oracle
8 115 (13.53%) E-Commerce
9 105 (12.35%) TOGAF
10 101 (11.88%) Retail
11 89 (10.47%) Enterprise Architecture
12 86 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 85 (10.00%) .NET
14 79 (9.29%) SQL Server
15 76 (8.94%) SQL
16 68 (8.00%) Windows
17 64 (7.53%) IBM
18 62 (7.29%) CRM
19 60 (7.06%) JavaScript
20 59 (6.94%) HTML
20 59 (6.94%) Web Services
21 53 (6.24%) Telecoms
21 53 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
22 52 (6.12%) UML
22 52 (6.12%) Degree
23 51 (6.00%) Scrum
24 50 (5.88%) VMware
24 50 (5.88%) SAP
25 47 (5.53%) Middleware
26 46 (5.41%) HTML5

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 45 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 41 (4.82%) WebSphere
3 20 (2.35%) IIS
4 13 (1.53%) JBoss
5 9 (1.06%) Apache
6 8 (0.94%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
7 7 (0.82%) CMS
7 7 (0.82%) K2 blackpearl
7 7 (0.82%) Node.js
8 5 (0.59%) Lync
8 5 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.35%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 42 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.65%) MS Office
3 8 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.47%) MS Project
5 3 (0.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 28 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.71%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.59%) Magento
4 5 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.47%) RMDS
5 4 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.35%) Maximo
6 3 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.35%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.35%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.00%) SaaS
4 16 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.53%) IaaS
6 12 (1.41%) PaaS
7 10 (1.18%) Office 365
8 8 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.47%) Force.com
10 3 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.35%) Yammer
11 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.12%) Heroku
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.00%) Internet
2 25 (2.94%) SAN
3 23 (2.71%) Firewall
4 16 (1.88%) VLAN
4 16 (1.88%) VPN
5 15 (1.76%) NAS
6 10 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (1.18%) WAN
7 9 (1.06%) HTTP
8 8 (0.94%) LAN
9 7 (0.82%) DNS
10 6 (0.71%) SSL
10 6 (0.71%) LDAP
11 5 (0.59%) MPLS
11 5 (0.59%) Network Security
11 5 (0.59%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.59%) Multicast
11 5 (0.59%) FCoE
12 4 (0.47%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.53%) MySQL
3 25 (2.94%) MongoDB
4 24 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (2.59%) Hadoop
6 21 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (2.47%) Big Data
7 18 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (1.88%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.65%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.53%) DTS
10 13 (1.53%) EDRMS
10 13 (1.53%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.29%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.82%) SAP BW
14 6 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.71%) HBase
15 5 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 16 (1.88%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.41%) TeamCity
3 7 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.59%) Selenium
5 3 (0.35%) Lombardi
5 3 (0.35%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.35%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.24%) Maven
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.24%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.12%) Toad
7 1 (0.12%) ERwin
7 1 (0.12%) JUnit
7 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.12%) Hudson
7 1 (0.12%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 210 (24.71%) Finance
2 129 (15.18%) Banking
3 101 (11.88%) Retail
4 53 (6.24%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.53%) Marketing
6 28 (3.29%) Investment Banking
7 20 (2.35%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.53%) Legal
9 12 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
10 11 (1.29%) Billing
11 10 (1.18%) Retail Banking
12 9 (1.06%) Games
13 8 (0.94%) Advertising
14 7 (0.82%) Front Office
14 7 (0.82%) Back Office
14 7 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.71%) German Language
16 4 (0.47%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.47%) French Language
16 4 (0.47%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (10.00%) .NET
2 59 (6.94%) HTML
2 59 (6.94%) Web Services
3 47 (5.53%) Middleware
4 46 (5.41%) HTML5
5 45 (5.29%) J2EE
6 34 (4.00%) RESTful
7 31 (3.65%) CSS
8 26 (3.06%) XML
9 21 (2.47%) XHTML
9 21 (2.47%) KnockoutJS
10 14 (1.65%) AngularJS
11 12 (1.41%) JRules
12 11 (1.29%) MEAP
12 11 (1.29%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (1.18%) REST
14 9 (1.06%) Ajax
14 9 (1.06%) .NET Framework
15 8 (0.94%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 38 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.76%) Data Centre
4 23 (2.71%) User Experience
5 21 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.00%) Data Integration
8 15 (1.76%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.53%) Credit Risk
9 13 (1.53%) Over-the-Top Content
10 12 (1.41%) IPTV
11 11 (1.29%) Streaming Video
12 10 (1.18%) Clustering
12 10 (1.18%) FMCG
13 9 (1.06%) iPad
13 9 (1.06%) Computer Science
13 9 (1.06%) Blackberry
14 8 (0.94%) EPoS
14 8 (0.94%) Replication
14 8 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.00%) Windows
2 40 (4.71%) Linux
3 38 (4.47%) UNIX
4 35 (4.12%) Apple iOS
5 29 (3.41%) Android
6 8 (0.94%) Solaris
7 7 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.35%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.35%) AIX
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.24%) MVS
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.24%) SUSE
12 2 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (15.53%) SOA
3 115 (13.53%) E-Commerce
4 105 (12.35%) TOGAF
5 89 (10.47%) Enterprise Architecture
6 86 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 62 (7.29%) CRM
8 52 (6.12%) UML
9 51 (6.00%) Scrum
10 46 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
11 41 (4.82%) Project Management
12 40 (4.71%) DevOps
13 38 (4.47%) TDD
14 37 (4.35%) Migration
15 36 (4.24%) Data Modelling
16 35 (4.12%) MVC
17 30 (3.53%) Data Management
17 30 (3.53%) SDLC
18 29 (3.41%) Waterfall
19 25 (2.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 143 (16.82%) Java
2 76 (8.94%) SQL
3 60 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 35 (4.12%) C#
5 27 (3.18%) Ruby
6 21 (2.47%) Clojure
7 11 (1.29%) C
8 7 (0.82%) Scala
9 5 (0.59%) Apex Code
9 5 (0.59%) VB
10 4 (0.47%) Python
10 4 (0.47%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.47%) PHP
11 3 (0.35%) RPG
11 3 (0.35%) C++
11 3 (0.35%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.35%) RPG IV
11 3 (0.35%) R
12 2 (0.24%) SOQL
12 2 (0.24%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 52 (6.12%) Degree
2 15 (1.76%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (0.59%) IBM Certification
5 4 (0.47%) CCNP
5 4 (0.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.24%) CCNA
7 2 (0.24%) CISA
7 2 (0.24%) CISM
7 2 (0.24%) PMP
7 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.24%) CISSP
8 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.12%) CCVP
8 1 (0.12%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.12%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.12%) MCTS
8 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.82%) QA
2 5 (0.59%) FATCA
3 4 (0.47%) Basel II
3 4 (0.47%) COBIT
3 4 (0.47%) COREP
4 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.35%) EMIR
4 3 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.24%) Basel III
5 2 (0.24%) MiFID
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (2.47%) Hyper-V
3 18 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (1.29%) vSphere
6 10 (1.18%) SRDF
6 10 (1.18%) NFS
7 7 (0.82%) Xen
8 5 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 5 (0.59%) KVM
9 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.35%) vCloud
10 2 (0.24%) XenApp
10 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.24%) Varnish
11 1 (0.12%) Docker
11 1 (0.12%) LXC
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.12%) IAG
Systems Management
1 15 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.65%) Puppet
3 5 (0.59%) EMC VPLEX
3 5 (0.59%) SnapMirror
3 5 (0.59%) SnapVault
3 5 (0.59%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.35%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.35%) SCCM
5 2 (0.24%) WMI
5 2 (0.24%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.24%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Netcool
Vendors
1 142 (16.71%) Microsoft
2 127 (14.94%) Oracle
3 64 (7.53%) IBM
4 50 (5.88%) SAP
4 50 (5.88%) VMware
5 29 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (2.35%) hybris
6 20 (2.35%) HP
6 20 (2.35%) NetApp
7 19 (2.24%) ATG
8 18 (2.12%) EMC
9 17 (2.00%) Cisco
10 16 (1.88%) TIBCO
10 16 (1.88%) webMethods
11 13 (1.53%) Pega
12 11 (1.29%) Citrix
13 9 (1.06%) Dell
13 9 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
14 8 (0.94%) Informatica
14 8 (0.94%) Apple
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