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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 116 118 144
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 441 459 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.80% 1.85% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.00% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 316 234
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £59.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +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
22577 23003 24025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.29% 92.96% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15594 15798 15792
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 435 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 +1 103 £550 +1.38% 36
Docklands, London +12 3 £575 +2.22%
Canary Wharf +17 1 £750 +7.14%
Croydon -4 1 £700 +27.27%
Enfield - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 182 (22.44%) Finance
2 162 (19.98%) Oracle
3 104 (12.82%) TOGAF
4 102 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (11.10%) SOA
6 89 (10.97%) Banking
7 86 (10.60%) Retail
8 80 (9.86%) CRM
8 80 (9.86%) SAP
9 79 (9.74%) Java
10 78 (9.62%) .NET
11 77 (9.49%) Microsoft
12 75 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 72 (8.88%) Windows
14 61 (7.52%) Migration
15 58 (7.15%) Enterprise Architecture
16 56 (6.91%) SQL Server
16 56 (6.91%) E-Commerce
17 53 (6.54%) Middleware
18 50 (6.17%) SQL
19 47 (5.80%) HTML
20 45 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
21 44 (5.43%) VMware
21 44 (5.43%) Data Modelling
21 44 (5.43%) Linux
22 43 (5.30%) Technical Architecture
23 41 (5.06%) Degree
24 39 (4.81%) UML
25 38 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
26 37 (4.56%) C#

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 29 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
2 19 (2.34%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.73%) SAS
4 11 (1.36%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.36%) CMS
4 11 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
6 8 (0.99%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.86%) Apache
7 7 (0.86%) IIS
8 5 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.62%) FileNet
8 5 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
8 5 (0.62%) Lync
9 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.49%) Commerce Server
9 4 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.37%) Documentum
Applications
1 27 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.48%) MS Office
3 11 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.23%) SPSS
5 8 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.62%) MS Project
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.11%) Oracle Retail
4 7 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.74%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.74%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.74%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.74%) Cerner Millennium
5 6 (0.74%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (0.62%) Magento
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle CRM
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle TCA
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.49%) SAP SCM
8 3 (0.37%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.85%) SaaS
2 11 (1.36%) PaaS
2 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.74%) Office 365
4 6 (0.74%) IaaS
5 4 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.25%) Force.com
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.33%) WAN
2 25 (3.08%) Firewall
3 21 (2.59%) LAN
4 15 (1.85%) SAN
5 13 (1.60%) VLAN
6 11 (1.36%) Wireless
7 10 (1.23%) Internet
8 9 (1.11%) FTP
8 9 (1.11%) Network Security
9 6 (0.74%) OSPF
10 5 (0.62%) BGP
10 5 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.62%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.62%) VPN
10 5 (0.62%) ISDN
10 5 (0.62%) WLAN
10 5 (0.62%) VRRP
10 5 (0.62%) 4G
10 5 (0.62%) HSRP
11 4 (0.49%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 25 (3.08%) Big Data
4 24 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.34%) Hadoop
6 13 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (1.36%) DB2
8 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.11%) QlikView
9 9 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.86%) SAP BI
11 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.74%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.49%) Siebel EIM
13 4 (0.49%) SAP BW
13 4 (0.49%) DataStage
14 3 (0.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.49%) JUnit
1 4 (0.49%) JIRA
2 3 (0.37%) Maven
3 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.12%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.12%) Subversion
4 1 (0.12%) Selenium
4 1 (0.12%) Gradle
4 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.12%) Calabash
4 1 (0.12%) Lombardi
4 1 (0.12%) Ant
General
1 182 (22.44%) Finance
2 89 (10.97%) Banking
3 86 (10.60%) Retail
4 32 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 30 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 30 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.96%) Marketing
7 17 (2.10%) Publishing
8 13 (1.60%) Legal
8 13 (1.60%) Billing
9 12 (1.48%) Back Office
10 9 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.11%) French Language
11 8 (0.99%) Front Office
12 7 (0.86%) Law
12 7 (0.86%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.49%) German Language
15 3 (0.37%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (9.62%) .NET
2 53 (6.54%) Middleware
3 47 (5.80%) HTML
4 32 (3.95%) Web Services
5 31 (3.82%) CSS
6 30 (3.70%) HTML5
7 27 (3.33%) J2EE
7 27 (3.33%) XML
8 19 (2.34%) SOAP
9 11 (1.36%) ASP.NET
9 11 (1.36%) REST
9 11 (1.36%) MEAP
10 10 (1.23%) jQuery
10 10 (1.23%) XSLT
11 9 (1.11%) LAMP
11 9 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (1.11%) Spring
12 8 (0.99%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.99%) JSON
12 8 (0.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.19%) Mobile App
2 30 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.58%) FMCG
4 23 (2.84%) Data Integration
5 22 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.97%) User Experience
7 16 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.85%) Derivative
8 15 (1.85%) Open Source
9 14 (1.73%) Reference Data
10 13 (1.60%) PACS
11 12 (1.48%) NHS
12 10 (1.23%) Learning Management System
13 9 (1.11%) Visualisation
14 8 (0.99%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
15 7 (0.86%) Robotics
15 7 (0.86%) Computer Science
16 6 (0.74%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 72 (8.88%) Windows
2 44 (5.43%) Linux
3 36 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 35 (4.32%) Android
5 27 (3.33%) UNIX
6 6 (0.74%) Solaris
6 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.37%) AIX
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.25%) SUSE
9 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.25%) MVS
9 2 (0.25%) VME
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.12%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (12.82%) TOGAF
2 102 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (11.10%) SOA
4 80 (9.86%) CRM
5 75 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 61 (7.52%) Migration
7 58 (7.15%) Enterprise Architecture
8 56 (6.91%) E-Commerce
9 45 (5.55%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (5.43%) Data Modelling
11 43 (5.30%) Technical Architecture
12 39 (4.81%) UML
13 37 (4.56%) Business Analysis
14 33 (4.07%) Data Architecture
14 33 (4.07%) ERP
15 30 (3.70%) ITIL
16 29 (3.58%) Risk Management
17 27 (3.33%) Zachman Framework
18 26 (3.21%) Waterfall
19 24 (2.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (9.74%) Java
2 50 (6.17%) SQL
3 37 (4.56%) C#
4 30 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.22%) PHP
6 9 (1.11%) C++
7 5 (0.62%) Python
8 4 (0.49%) Ruby
9 3 (0.37%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.37%) R
9 3 (0.37%) C
9 3 (0.37%) COBOL
10 2 (0.25%) Perl
10 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.25%) VBA
10 2 (0.25%) XQuery
10 2 (0.25%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.25%) Scala
11 1 (0.12%) XPath
11 1 (0.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (5.06%) Degree
2 22 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (1.73%) CCIE
5 13 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.11%) CCNP
6 9 (1.11%) CCDP
7 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.37%) CISSP
8 3 (0.37%) CCNA
8 3 (0.37%) CCDA
8 3 (0.37%) MCTS
9 2 (0.25%) CIMA
9 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.12%) PMP
10 1 (0.12%) CISM
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.60%) QA
2 12 (1.48%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.99%) SLA
4 6 (0.74%) EMIR
5 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.25%) COBIT
6 2 (0.25%) HL7
6 2 (0.25%) FATCA
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) Basel III
7 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (0.99%) XenApp
5 7 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.49%) SRDF
8 3 (0.37%) NFS
8 3 (0.37%) vSphere
9 2 (0.25%) KVM
9 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.25%) Xen
10 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 13 (1.60%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.37%) Netcool
3 2 (0.25%) OPNET
4 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.12%) SCCM
4 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.12%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 162 (19.98%) Oracle
2 80 (9.86%) SAP
3 77 (9.49%) Microsoft
4 44 (5.43%) VMware
5 38 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (3.45%) IBM
7 24 (2.96%) Cisco
8 22 (2.71%) Siebel
9 21 (2.59%) Citrix
10 15 (1.85%) hybris
11 14 (1.73%) TIBCO
12 13 (1.60%) HP
13 10 (1.23%) EMC
13 10 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
13 10 (1.23%) Informatica
13 10 (1.23%) Tableau
14 9 (1.11%) ATG
14 9 (1.11%) Cerner
15 8 (0.99%) NetApp
16 7 (0.86%) JDA
London
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 11 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
CPS Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hayes
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago