The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 London 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 122 106 136
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 416 422 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.72% 1.95% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.10% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 254 206
Average daily rate £550 £507 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £44.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Solutions Architect
England

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 18 April 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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -19 94 £525 +5.00% 39
Canary Wharf +26 4 £588 -
Uxbridge -4 3 £320 -32.63%
Croydon -11 3 £550 +5.76%
Docklands, London -2 2 £550 +12.82%
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Hackney - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 239 (26.70%) Finance
2 191 (21.34%) Oracle
3 163 (18.21%) Banking
4 125 (13.97%) TOGAF
4 125 (13.97%) Java
5 110 (12.29%) E-Commerce
5 110 (12.29%) SOA
5 110 (12.29%) Microsoft
5 110 (12.29%) Retail
6 94 (10.50%) SQL Server
6 94 (10.50%) .NET
7 89 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 82 (9.16%) Windows
9 75 (8.38%) SQL
10 72 (8.04%) Enterprise Architecture
11 71 (7.93%) Technical Architecture
11 71 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
12 70 (7.82%) SAP
13 67 (7.49%) WebSphere
14 64 (7.15%) CRM
15 60 (6.70%) IBM
15 60 (6.70%) VMware
16 59 (6.59%) Migration
16 59 (6.59%) HP
17 55 (6.15%) Middleware
17 55 (6.15%) Internet
18 51 (5.70%) C#
18 51 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 50 (5.59%) Web Services
20 46 (5.14%) Linux

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 67 (7.49%) WebSphere
2 45 (5.03%) SharePoint
3 34 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 33 (3.69%) WebSphere Process Server
5 27 (3.02%) Lync
6 24 (2.68%) TeamSite
7 22 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (2.35%) WebLogic
9 17 (1.90%) Apache
10 13 (1.45%) IIS
11 12 (1.34%) Liferay
11 12 (1.34%) TIBCO EMS
12 11 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (1.12%) MS Exchange
13 10 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
14 9 (1.01%) CMS
14 9 (1.01%) Tomcat
14 9 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 27 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.12%) MS Office
3 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (2.46%) SAP FI
2 21 (2.35%) SAP FI/CO
2 21 (2.35%) SAP CO
3 12 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (1.23%) SAP FI-GL
5 8 (0.89%) BusinessWorks
5 8 (0.89%) Oracle CRM
6 7 (0.78%) Magento
6 7 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
7 6 (0.67%) SAP MM
7 6 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.34%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
10 3 (0.34%) SAP MDM
10 3 (0.34%) SAP WM
10 3 (0.34%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.34%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.90%) SaaS
2 11 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.78%) IaaS
4 6 (0.67%) Office 365
5 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.56%) PaaS
6 3 (0.34%) Force.com
6 3 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.15%) Internet
2 30 (3.35%) SAN
3 24 (2.68%) LAN
3 24 (2.68%) WAN
4 19 (2.12%) Firewall
5 11 (1.23%) NetScaler
6 10 (1.12%) NAS
6 10 (1.12%) Unified Communications
6 10 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.12%) VLAN
7 8 (0.89%) Network Security
7 8 (0.89%) HTTP
7 8 (0.89%) Wireless
8 7 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (0.78%) Intranet
8 7 (0.78%) VoIP
8 7 (0.78%) WLAN
8 7 (0.78%) IPv4
8 7 (0.78%) FCoE
8 7 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.80%) DB2
3 33 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (3.24%) Relational Database
5 28 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 24 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 19 (2.12%) SAP BW
8 18 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.56%) Big Data
10 12 (1.34%) MySQL
11 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.12%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.01%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.78%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (1.12%) Maven
1 10 (1.12%) JIRA
2 8 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (0.89%) JUnit
3 7 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.67%) Ant
5 5 (0.56%) MSI
6 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.22%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.22%) XMLSpy
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 239 (26.70%) Finance
2 163 (18.21%) Banking
3 110 (12.29%) Retail
4 41 (4.58%) Marketing
5 40 (4.47%) Telecoms
6 39 (4.36%) Investment Banking
7 22 (2.46%) Financial Institution
8 18 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.90%) Publishing
10 16 (1.79%) Back Office
11 15 (1.68%) General Ledger
12 13 (1.45%) Retail Banking
13 11 (1.23%) Billing
13 11 (1.23%) Legal
14 9 (1.01%) Front Office
15 7 (0.78%) Law
16 6 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.67%) Advertising
17 4 (0.45%) German Language
18 2 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (10.50%) .NET
2 55 (6.15%) Middleware
3 50 (5.59%) Web Services
4 44 (4.92%) HTML
5 34 (3.80%) J2EE
6 31 (3.46%) XML
7 27 (3.02%) ASP.NET
8 24 (2.68%) BAPI
9 23 (2.57%) CSS
10 20 (2.23%) .NET Framework
10 20 (2.23%) JRules
11 19 (2.12%) Spring
11 19 (2.12%) HTML5
12 18 (2.01%) JSON
13 16 (1.79%) REST
14 15 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (1.68%) Apache Camel
15 14 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
16 13 (1.45%) Java EE
17 11 (1.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.13%) Online Banking
2 36 (4.02%) DataPower
3 34 (3.80%) Mobile App
4 32 (3.58%) Data Integration
5 27 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (2.23%) Derivative
8 18 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (1.56%) Mainframe
10 11 (1.23%) iPhone
11 10 (1.12%) Open Source
12 9 (1.01%) N-Tier
12 9 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
13 8 (0.89%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.89%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (0.78%) Replication
15 6 (0.67%) FMCG
15 6 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.67%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 82 (9.16%) Windows
2 46 (5.14%) Linux
3 33 (3.69%) Android
4 29 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 26 (2.91%) UNIX
6 13 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (1.45%) Solaris
7 11 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.01%) AIX
9 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.45%) zOS
12 3 (0.34%) SUSE
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (13.97%) TOGAF
2 110 (12.29%) E-Commerce
2 110 (12.29%) SOA
3 89 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 72 (8.04%) Enterprise Architecture
5 71 (7.93%) Technical Architecture
5 71 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
6 64 (7.15%) CRM
7 59 (6.59%) Migration
8 45 (5.03%) UML
9 44 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (4.13%) Scrum
11 36 (4.02%) Data Modelling
12 35 (3.91%) Project Management
13 33 (3.69%) Information Management
14 32 (3.58%) ITIL
14 32 (3.58%) Analytics
15 30 (3.35%) Business Analysis
16 28 (3.13%) Risk Management
17 27 (3.02%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 125 (13.97%) Java
2 75 (8.38%) SQL
3 51 (5.70%) C#
4 36 (4.02%) JavaScript
5 29 (3.24%) C
6 12 (1.34%) PHP
7 10 (1.12%) C++
8 8 (0.89%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.56%) Ruby
9 5 (0.56%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.45%) Apex Code
10 4 (0.45%) Python
11 3 (0.34%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.34%) JCL
11 3 (0.34%) Assembly Language
11 3 (0.34%) REXX
11 3 (0.34%) COBOL
11 3 (0.34%) Scala
12 2 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (4.36%) Degree
2 23 (2.57%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.12%) MCSE
7 8 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (0.89%) MCITP
8 7 (0.78%) CCEA
8 7 (0.78%) CCA
8 7 (0.78%) CCNP
9 6 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.45%) CCNA
10 4 (0.45%) ISEB
11 3 (0.34%) CISM
11 3 (0.34%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.34%) CISSP
11 3 (0.34%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.35%) QA
2 6 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (0.67%) Basel III
3 5 (0.56%) SLA
4 4 (0.45%) EMIR
4 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.34%) COBIT
5 3 (0.34%) HL7
5 3 (0.34%) FATCA
6 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Basel II
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
System Software
1 51 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.47%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.57%) XenApp
4 18 (2.01%) XenDesktop
5 17 (1.90%) vSphere
6 13 (1.45%) UAG
7 10 (1.12%) SRDF
8 9 (1.01%) IAG
9 7 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.78%) NFS
9 7 (0.78%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.67%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.22%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (3.35%) Tivoli
2 28 (3.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 16 (1.79%) SCCM
3 16 (1.79%) SCOM
4 8 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.78%) Puppet
6 5 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.45%) AppDNA
8 3 (0.34%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.11%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 191 (21.34%) Oracle
2 110 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 70 (7.82%) SAP
4 60 (6.70%) IBM
4 60 (6.70%) VMware
5 59 (6.59%) HP
6 40 (4.47%) Citrix
7 33 (3.69%) TIBCO
8 32 (3.58%) Cisco
9 31 (3.46%) EMC
10 28 (3.13%) LogLogic
11 25 (2.79%) Siebel
12 20 (2.23%) ATG
13 17 (1.90%) NetApp
13 17 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (1.45%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.45%) Adobe
14 13 (1.45%) hybris
15 12 (1.34%) JBoss
15 12 (1.34%) Intel
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day + MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
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Rate: £650 - £700 per day
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