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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 101 120 131
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 534 428 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.32% 1.91% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.02% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 301 288
Average daily rate £550 £540 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £440 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £661 £650 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £493 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-1.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
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
21798 21233 22125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15763 14581 15377
Average daily rate £463 £446 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 379 397
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 58 £600 +9.04% 14
Hayes - 6 £525 - 1
Canary Wharf +1 4 £738 +40.47%
Harrow - 3 £495 -
Bromley -15 2 £550 +10.00%
Chessington - 2 - -
Hounslow - 2 £565 -
Croydon - 1 £525 -
Uxbridge - 1 £375 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 195 (21.67%) Finance
2 185 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (16.33%) Oracle
4 137 (15.22%) TOGAF
5 127 (14.11%) Banking
6 123 (13.67%) Retail
7 111 (12.33%) Microsoft
8 110 (12.22%) Java
9 101 (11.22%) SOA
10 87 (9.67%) Migration
11 86 (9.56%) .NET
12 85 (9.44%) CRM
13 77 (8.56%) Windows
14 72 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
15 70 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 63 (7.00%) VMware
16 63 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 61 (6.78%) Data Centre
17 61 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
17 61 (6.78%) Linux
17 61 (6.78%) E-Commerce
18 60 (6.67%) SQL
18 60 (6.67%) Active Directory
19 59 (6.56%) Presales
20 58 (6.44%) IBM
21 55 (6.11%) Firewall
21 55 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
22 52 (5.78%) SAP
23 49 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
23 49 (5.44%) Security Cleared

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 39 (4.33%) WebSphere
2 38 (4.22%) SharePoint
3 34 (3.78%) CMS
4 18 (2.00%) OpenStack
5 17 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (1.78%) Drupal
6 16 (1.78%) IIS
7 15 (1.67%) Apache
8 14 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.44%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.22%) JBoss
11 9 (1.00%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.00%) MS Exchange
11 9 (1.00%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.89%) Confluence
12 8 (0.89%) Documentum
12 8 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.67%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.67%) Mule
14 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 26 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.56%) MS Office
3 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) MS Project
4 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 35 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
5 7 (0.78%) Adobe Campaign
5 7 (0.78%) Unica
6 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.44%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.33%) Magento
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.33%) SDL Web 8
8 3 (0.33%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.22%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.22%) SAP AFS
9 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.22%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 63 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (4.89%) SaaS
4 42 (4.67%) IaaS
5 34 (3.78%) PaaS
6 20 (2.22%) Office 365
7 8 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.44%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.44%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.44%) Route 53
9 4 (0.44%) SoftLayer
10 3 (0.33%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 55 (6.11%) Firewall
2 36 (4.00%) SAN
3 28 (3.11%) LAN
3 28 (3.11%) WAN
4 26 (2.89%) NAS
5 15 (1.67%) Internet
6 13 (1.44%) VPN
7 10 (1.11%) DNS
8 9 (1.00%) HTTP
8 9 (1.00%) HTTPS
8 9 (1.00%) MPLS
8 9 (1.00%) Network Security
9 8 (0.89%) FTP
9 8 (0.89%) MVNO
10 6 (0.67%) VLAN
10 6 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.56%) LDAP
11 5 (0.56%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.44%) FCoE
12 4 (0.44%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.89%) Big Data
3 25 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (2.67%) Hadoop
5 16 (1.78%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (1.33%) MySQL
8 11 (1.22%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.78%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.78%) HBase
11 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (0.78%) QlikView
12 6 (0.67%) IBM InfoSphere
13 5 (0.56%) DB2
13 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (1.33%) JIRA
2 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.67%) Subversion
4 5 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.56%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.33%) Maven
5 3 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) Ant
6 1 (0.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.11%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.11%) JUnit
6 1 (0.11%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.11%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.11%) Toad
6 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 195 (21.67%) Finance
2 127 (14.11%) Banking
3 123 (13.67%) Retail
4 45 (5.00%) Marketing
4 45 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 29 (3.22%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.33%) Publishing
8 11 (1.22%) Back Office
8 11 (1.22%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.11%) Front Office
10 8 (0.89%) Games
11 7 (0.78%) Advertising
11 7 (0.78%) Electronics
11 7 (0.78%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.67%) Legal
12 6 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.56%) Billing
14 4 (0.44%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.56%) .NET
2 46 (5.11%) Middleware
3 41 (4.56%) Web Services
4 37 (4.11%) REST
5 26 (2.89%) XML
6 21 (2.33%) SOAP
7 19 (2.11%) J2EE
8 16 (1.78%) Java EE
9 15 (1.67%) .NET Framework
10 14 (1.56%) AngularJS
10 14 (1.56%) HTML
10 14 (1.56%) Spring
11 11 (1.22%) RESTful
12 10 (1.11%) LAMP
13 8 (0.89%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (0.89%) IBM Integration Bus
13 8 (0.89%) jQuery
13 8 (0.89%) MSMQ
14 7 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
14 7 (0.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 38 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
3 36 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (2.56%) Video on Demand
5 19 (2.11%) Data Integration
5 19 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 16 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 14 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.44%) EPoS
8 13 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.33%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.33%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.22%) User Experience
11 10 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.00%) New Media
13 8 (0.89%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.89%) IPTV
13 8 (0.89%) Reference Data
14 7 (0.78%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 77 (8.56%) Windows
2 61 (6.78%) Linux
3 26 (2.89%) Unix
4 18 (2.00%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (1.78%) Solaris
6 12 (1.33%) Android
6 12 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.22%) AIX
8 9 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.89%) Windows Phone
10 7 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.56%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.44%) SUSE
14 3 (0.33%) HPUX
14 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (15.22%) TOGAF
3 101 (11.22%) SOA
4 87 (9.67%) Migration
5 85 (9.44%) CRM
6 72 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 70 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 61 (6.78%) E-Commerce
8 61 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
9 59 (6.56%) Presales
10 49 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
11 41 (4.56%) Data Modelling
12 40 (4.44%) Open Source
12 40 (4.44%) UML
13 38 (4.22%) SDLC
14 37 (4.11%) Project Management
14 37 (4.11%) Scrum
15 36 (4.00%) Zachman Framework
16 34 (3.78%) Analytics
17 32 (3.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 110 (12.22%) Java
2 60 (6.67%) SQL
3 32 (3.56%) C#
3 32 (3.56%) JavaScript
4 24 (2.67%) PHP
5 15 (1.67%) Perl
6 8 (0.89%) C
6 8 (0.89%) Python
6 8 (0.89%) Shell Script
7 7 (0.78%) C++
7 7 (0.78%) Scala
7 7 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 6 (0.67%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.44%) Ruby
11 3 (0.33%) VBA
12 2 (0.22%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.11%) ABAP
13 1 (0.11%) R
13 1 (0.11%) sed
Qualifications
1 49 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 32 (3.56%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.22%) Degree
4 14 (1.56%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.44%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.44%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.44%) CISM
7 4 (0.44%) CISSP
8 2 (0.22%) CCNA
8 2 (0.22%) CCNP
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PMP
8 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.11%) CCIE
9 1 (0.11%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.11%) MBA
9 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.11%) QA
2 17 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.89%) COBIT
3 8 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.33%) EMIR
6 2 (0.22%) FATCA
6 2 (0.22%) SEPA
6 2 (0.22%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.11%) Basel II
7 1 (0.11%) COREP
7 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 60 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 42 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.78%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.78%) Xen
6 5 (0.56%) vSphere
7 4 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.44%) NFS
7 4 (0.44%) SRDF
7 4 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.33%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.33%) HDFS
8 3 (0.33%) KVM
8 3 (0.33%) vCloud
8 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.22%) Docker
9 2 (0.22%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.11%) XenApp
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.56%) SCCM
2 13 (1.44%) Puppet
3 6 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.67%) SCOM
4 5 (0.56%) Ansible
4 5 (0.56%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.33%) Windows Intune
6 2 (0.22%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.22%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.22%) HP NNM
6 2 (0.22%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.22%) Netcool
6 2 (0.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.11%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.11%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 147 (16.33%) Oracle
2 111 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 63 (7.00%) VMware
4 58 (6.44%) IBM
5 52 (5.78%) SAP
6 30 (3.33%) Cisco
7 28 (3.11%) Citrix
8 27 (3.00%) hybris
9 25 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (2.33%) Siebel
11 19 (2.11%) TIBCO
12 18 (2.00%) Red Hat
13 17 (1.89%) EMC
13 17 (1.89%) Sitecore
14 13 (1.44%) ATG
15 12 (1.33%) Google
16 11 (1.22%) HP
16 11 (1.22%) NetApp
16 11 (1.22%) ServiceNow
17 10 (1.11%) Pega
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