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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 122 110 156
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 415 502 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.74% 2.00% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 2.16% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 352 218
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £489 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £67.44 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-40.37% +28.26%
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
22045 23287 24756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.78% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 15957 16253
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 446 630
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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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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 -30 84 £537 -2.36% 27
Croydon +4 3 £700 +27.56%
Docklands, London +5 2 £565 +1.57%
Canary Wharf +15 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £610 -
Chiswick - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 190 (22.92%) Finance
2 161 (19.42%) Oracle
3 107 (12.91%) TOGAF
4 102 (12.30%) SOA
5 92 (11.10%) Retail
6 91 (10.98%) Java
7 90 (10.86%) SAP
8 88 (10.62%) .NET
9 83 (10.01%) Microsoft
10 80 (9.65%) Banking
11 79 (9.53%) CRM
12 75 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 74 (8.93%) Windows
14 68 (8.20%) SQL Server
14 68 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
15 61 (7.36%) Migration
16 60 (7.24%) E-Commerce
17 59 (7.12%) SQL
18 54 (6.51%) Technical Architecture
19 51 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (6.15%) Middleware
20 48 (5.79%) Web Services
21 46 (5.55%) Agile Software Development
22 45 (5.43%) VMware
22 45 (5.43%) UML
23 44 (5.31%) Linux
24 43 (5.19%) C#
24 43 (5.19%) HTML
25 42 (5.07%) Data Modelling
26 40 (4.83%) Salesforce.com

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 38 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
3 25 (3.02%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
5 12 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (1.33%) IIS
6 11 (1.33%) SAS
7 10 (1.21%) CMS
7 10 (1.21%) Lync
8 9 (1.09%) TIBCO EMS
8 9 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (0.97%) Apache
10 6 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.60%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.60%) FileNet
12 4 (0.48%) Liferay
Applications
1 32 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.45%) MS Office
3 11 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.84%) SPSS
6 5 (0.60%) MS Project
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.81%) SAP FI/CO
3 15 (1.81%) SAP CO
3 15 (1.81%) SAP FI
4 9 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.84%) SAP FI-GL
5 7 (0.84%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.72%) Cerner Millennium
6 6 (0.72%) Magento
6 6 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
7 5 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.48%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.36%) PolarLake
9 3 (0.36%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.41%) SaaS
2 12 (1.45%) PaaS
3 11 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.84%) IaaS
6 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.48%) Office 365
7 4 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.24%) Force.com
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.02%) Firewall
2 24 (2.90%) WAN
3 21 (2.53%) SAN
4 20 (2.41%) LAN
5 13 (1.57%) Internet
5 13 (1.57%) VLAN
6 10 (1.21%) Wireless
7 9 (1.09%) Network Security
8 7 (0.84%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.72%) DNS
9 6 (0.72%) OSPF
10 5 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.60%) SNMP
10 5 (0.60%) 4G
11 4 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.48%) NAS
11 4 (0.48%) HTTP
11 4 (0.48%) VPN
11 4 (0.48%) WLAN
11 4 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 29 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (2.77%) Big Data
5 18 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.93%) Hadoop
7 13 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.45%) SAP BW
9 10 (1.21%) DB2
10 9 (1.09%) SAP BI
11 8 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.84%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.72%) QlikView
13 6 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.60%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (0.72%) JUnit
2 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.48%) JIRA
2 4 (0.48%) Ant
3 3 (0.36%) Maven
4 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.24%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
5 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.12%) Gradle
5 1 (0.12%) Calabash
5 1 (0.12%) Lombardi
General
1 190 (22.92%) Finance
2 92 (11.10%) Retail
3 80 (9.65%) Banking
4 34 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.74%) Investment Banking
6 29 (3.50%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.90%) Marketing
8 20 (2.41%) Publishing
9 14 (1.69%) Legal
9 14 (1.69%) Back Office
10 13 (1.57%) Billing
10 13 (1.57%) General Ledger
11 9 (1.09%) French Language
12 8 (0.97%) Law
13 7 (0.84%) Front Office
13 7 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.60%) German Language
15 4 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.36%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (10.62%) .NET
2 51 (6.15%) Middleware
3 48 (5.79%) Web Services
4 43 (5.19%) HTML
5 30 (3.62%) CSS
6 28 (3.38%) J2EE
6 28 (3.38%) XML
7 27 (3.26%) HTML5
8 19 (2.29%) SOAP
9 15 (1.81%) ASP.NET
10 13 (1.57%) Spring
10 13 (1.57%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.57%) Java EE
11 12 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (1.45%) XSLT
12 11 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (1.33%) REST
12 11 (1.33%) MEAP
13 10 (1.21%) jQuery
14 9 (1.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (3.86%) Management Information System
1 32 (3.86%) Mobile App
2 25 (3.02%) FMCG
3 24 (2.90%) Data Integration
4 17 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (1.81%) Derivative
7 14 (1.69%) Open Source
8 12 (1.45%) PACS
9 11 (1.33%) NHS
9 11 (1.33%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.21%) Reference Data
11 9 (1.09%) Learning Management System
11 9 (1.09%) Clustering
12 8 (0.97%) Replication
12 8 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (0.84%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.84%) Robotics
13 7 (0.84%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.72%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 74 (8.93%) Windows
2 44 (5.31%) Linux
3 38 (4.58%) Apple iOS
4 35 (4.22%) Android
5 24 (2.90%) UNIX
6 9 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.72%) Solaris
9 4 (0.48%) SUSE
9 4 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.36%) AIX
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.24%) MVS
11 2 (0.24%) VME
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (12.91%) TOGAF
2 102 (12.30%) SOA
3 79 (9.53%) CRM
4 75 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
6 61 (7.36%) Migration
7 60 (7.24%) E-Commerce
8 54 (6.51%) Technical Architecture
9 51 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
10 46 (5.55%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (5.43%) UML
12 42 (5.07%) Data Modelling
13 38 (4.58%) Business Analysis
14 31 (3.74%) ITIL
15 30 (3.62%) ERP
16 29 (3.50%) Project Management
17 28 (3.38%) Risk Management
18 26 (3.14%) Data Architecture
19 25 (3.02%) Zachman Framework
20 24 (2.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 91 (10.98%) Java
2 59 (7.12%) SQL
3 43 (5.19%) C#
4 30 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.17%) PHP
6 9 (1.09%) C++
7 6 (0.72%) C
7 6 (0.72%) Ruby
8 5 (0.60%) Python
9 4 (0.48%) COBOL
10 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.36%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.36%) R
11 2 (0.24%) Scala
11 2 (0.24%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.24%) XPath
11 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.24%) Perl
11 2 (0.24%) VBA
12 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (4.70%) Degree
2 28 (3.38%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.21%) CCIE
4 10 (1.21%) CCNP
5 8 (0.97%) CCDP
6 6 (0.72%) CISSP
7 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.60%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.48%) CISM
8 4 (0.48%) CCNA
9 3 (0.36%) MCTS
9 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.24%) PMP
10 2 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.24%) CCDA
10 2 (0.24%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.33%) QA
2 8 (0.97%) ISO 9001
2 8 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (0.72%) EMIR
3 6 (0.72%) SLA
3 6 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.36%) COBIT
4 3 (0.36%) Basel III
4 3 (0.36%) FATCA
5 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.24%) HL7
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) Basel II
6 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.14%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.84%) XenApp
5 6 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.72%) SRDF
5 6 (0.72%) vSphere
6 5 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 3 (0.36%) NFS
9 2 (0.24%) Xen
9 2 (0.24%) KVM
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (1.57%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.36%) Puppet
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (0.24%) Netcool
5 2 (0.24%) OPNET
6 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.12%) SCCM
6 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.12%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.12%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 161 (19.42%) Oracle
2 90 (10.86%) SAP
3 83 (10.01%) Microsoft
4 45 (5.43%) VMware
5 40 (4.83%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (4.46%) IBM
7 27 (3.26%) Cisco
8 21 (2.53%) Citrix
9 20 (2.41%) HP
10 19 (2.29%) Siebel
10 19 (2.29%) TIBCO
11 17 (2.05%) ATG
12 16 (1.93%) EMC
13 11 (1.33%) NetApp
13 11 (1.33%) hybris
14 10 (1.21%) Informatica
15 9 (1.09%) webMethods
15 9 (1.09%) Symantec
15 9 (1.09%) Juniper
15 9 (1.09%) Cerner
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Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day excellent rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Rate: £575 - £750 per day
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