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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 102 135 94
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 494 367 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.11% 1.58% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 1.70% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 265 352
Average daily rate
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£550 £530 £546
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £58.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +50.00%
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
21543 21605 21608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.95% 92.86% 92.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15058 15017 14639
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 382 462
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +47 135 £550 +4.76% 38
Canary Wharf -6 7 £525 -19.23%
Hammersmith - 4 - -
Docklands, London - 4 £580 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 198 (22.53%) Finance
2 190 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (17.63%) Java
4 153 (17.41%) Microsoft
5 128 (14.56%) Oracle
6 127 (14.45%) SOA
7 123 (13.99%) E-Commerce
8 116 (13.20%) Retail
9 115 (13.08%) Banking
10 114 (12.97%) .NET
11 106 (12.06%) TOGAF
12 95 (10.81%) SQL
13 87 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
14 86 (9.78%) SQL Server
15 85 (9.67%) Enterprise Architecture
16 76 (8.65%) Windows
17 73 (8.30%) Web Services
18 63 (7.17%) JavaScript
19 61 (6.94%) CRM
20 60 (6.83%) IBM
21 56 (6.37%) Scrum
22 55 (6.26%) Technical Architecture
22 55 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
23 54 (6.14%) Degree
23 54 (6.14%) HTML
24 53 (6.03%) UML
25 52 (5.92%) SAP
26 50 (5.69%) Telecoms
27 49 (5.57%) J2EE
27 49 (5.57%) C#

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 49 (5.57%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 25 (2.84%) IIS
4 12 (1.37%) JBoss
4 12 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.25%) Apache
6 10 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (0.91%) Lync
7 8 (0.91%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (0.80%) K2 blackpearl
8 7 (0.80%) Node.js
9 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (0.68%) CMS
9 6 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.71%) MS Office
3 9 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
3 8 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.68%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.68%) RMDS
5 5 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.57%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.46%) Tridion
6 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.34%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.23%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.23%) Summit
8 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (1.82%) IaaS
4 13 (1.48%) Office 365
4 13 (1.48%) SaaS
5 11 (1.25%) PaaS
6 7 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.57%) Force.com
8 3 (0.34%) Yammer
8 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) Heroku
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.10%) Internet
2 30 (3.41%) Firewall
3 25 (2.84%) SAN
4 23 (2.62%) VPN
5 16 (1.82%) VLAN
6 14 (1.59%) LAN
7 13 (1.48%) WAN
8 12 (1.37%) HTTP
8 12 (1.37%) DNS
8 12 (1.37%) NAS
9 10 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (1.02%) MPLS
11 8 (0.91%) iSCSI
11 8 (0.91%) Multicast
11 8 (0.91%) FCoE
12 7 (0.80%) LDAP
13 6 (0.68%) SSL
14 5 (0.57%) ATM
14 5 (0.57%) TCP/IP
15 4 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.41%) Big Data
3 26 (2.96%) MySQL
4 25 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (2.62%) Hadoop
6 22 (2.50%) MongoDB
7 17 (1.93%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.48%) EDRMS
10 13 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.37%) DTS
11 12 (1.37%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.91%) HBase
12 8 (0.91%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.91%) SAP BW
13 7 (0.80%) DB2
13 7 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.68%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 14 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.37%) TeamCity
3 9 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.46%) Maven
5 3 (0.34%) Lombardi
6 2 (0.23%) JIRA
6 2 (0.23%) Selenium
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.23%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.11%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.11%) JUnit
7 1 (0.11%) ERwin
7 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 198 (22.53%) Finance
2 116 (13.20%) Retail
3 115 (13.08%) Banking
4 50 (5.69%) Telecoms
5 37 (4.21%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 18 (2.05%) Marketing
7 14 (1.59%) Billing
8 12 (1.37%) Games
9 10 (1.14%) Legal
9 10 (1.14%) Back Office
10 9 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.80%) Front Office
11 7 (0.80%) Publishing
11 7 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
13 4 (0.46%) German Language
14 3 (0.34%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.34%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (12.97%) .NET
2 73 (8.30%) Web Services
3 54 (6.14%) HTML
4 49 (5.57%) J2EE
5 44 (5.01%) Middleware
6 43 (4.89%) HTML5
7 35 (3.98%) CSS
8 33 (3.75%) RESTful
9 32 (3.64%) XML
10 18 (2.05%) XHTML
10 18 (2.05%) KnockoutJS
11 16 (1.82%) MEAP
12 13 (1.48%) REST
12 13 (1.48%) WCF
12 13 (1.48%) ASP.NET
13 12 (1.37%) JRules
14 11 (1.25%) AngularJS
15 10 (1.14%) XSLT
16 9 (1.02%) SOAP
16 9 (1.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.23%) Mobile App
2 37 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.53%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.30%) User Experience
5 26 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.93%) Clustering
9 14 (1.59%) Credit Risk
10 13 (1.48%) Data Integration
10 13 (1.48%) N-Tier
11 11 (1.25%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.14%) EPoS
12 10 (1.14%) Biometrics
12 10 (1.14%) iPad
13 9 (1.02%) SWIFT
13 9 (1.02%) Video on Demand
14 8 (0.91%) Over-the-Top Content
14 8 (0.91%) FMCG
14 8 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 76 (8.65%) Windows
2 38 (4.32%) Apple iOS
3 35 (3.98%) UNIX
4 32 (3.64%) Android
5 29 (3.30%) Linux
6 13 (1.48%) Solaris
7 11 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.23%) AIX
10 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.11%) MVS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (14.45%) SOA
3 123 (13.99%) E-Commerce
4 106 (12.06%) TOGAF
5 87 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 85 (9.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 61 (6.94%) CRM
8 56 (6.37%) Scrum
9 55 (6.26%) Technical Architecture
10 53 (6.03%) UML
11 45 (5.12%) SDLC
12 40 (4.55%) Project Management
13 39 (4.44%) Migration
14 37 (4.21%) TDD
14 37 (4.21%) MVC
15 36 (4.10%) Data Modelling
16 35 (3.98%) DevOps
17 28 (3.19%) Data Management
17 28 (3.19%) Zachman Framework
18 27 (3.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 155 (17.63%) Java
2 95 (10.81%) SQL
3 63 (7.17%) JavaScript
4 49 (5.57%) C#
5 23 (2.62%) Ruby
6 18 (2.05%) Clojure
7 12 (1.37%) C
7 12 (1.37%) C++
8 7 (0.80%) PHP
8 7 (0.80%) ABAP
9 6 (0.68%) Scala
10 5 (0.57%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.57%) Python
10 5 (0.57%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.46%) VB
11 4 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.46%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.34%) R
12 3 (0.34%) SOQL
13 2 (0.23%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 54 (6.14%) Degree
2 21 (2.39%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.34%) CCIE
5 3 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.23%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.23%) CCNP
6 2 (0.23%) MCSE
6 2 (0.23%) CCNA
6 2 (0.23%) CISSP
6 2 (0.23%) PMP
6 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.23%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.23%) CISA
6 2 (0.23%) CISM
7 1 (0.11%) MCTS
7 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.62%) QA
2 6 (0.68%) FATCA
3 4 (0.46%) COBIT
4 3 (0.34%) EMIR
4 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.23%) MiFID
5 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.11%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) Basel III
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.82%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.37%) vSphere
5 11 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (1.14%) SRDF
6 10 (1.14%) NFS
6 10 (1.14%) Xen
7 8 (0.91%) KVM
8 2 (0.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.23%) Varnish
9 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.11%) IAG
9 1 (0.11%) Firmware
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (1.59%) Puppet
3 4 (0.46%) SCCM
4 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.23%) Netcool
5 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.23%) WMI
5 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.23%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.23%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (0.23%) SnapMirror
5 2 (0.23%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.11%) SCOM
6 1 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 153 (17.41%) Microsoft
2 128 (14.56%) Oracle
3 60 (6.83%) IBM
4 52 (5.92%) SAP
5 42 (4.78%) VMware
6 26 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (2.39%) TIBCO
7 21 (2.39%) ATG
7 21 (2.39%) Cisco
8 18 (2.05%) HP
9 17 (1.93%) webMethods
10 16 (1.82%) NetApp
11 14 (1.59%) hybris
12 12 (1.37%) EMC
13 11 (1.25%) Business Objects
13 11 (1.25%) Pega
14 9 (1.02%) Intel
15 8 (0.91%) PeopleSoft
15 8 (0.91%) Sybase
15 8 (0.91%) Adobe
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Rate: £353.77 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £550 - £750 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £700 - £1200.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 27 days ago