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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 96 119 97
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 455 402 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.05% 1.78% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 1.91% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 288 293
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
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 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +27 130 £550 +4.76% 26
Canary Wharf -5 9 £525 -23.63%
Docklands, London -1 2 £550 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
Chiswick - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 189 (23.28%) Finance
2 161 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (15.52%) Microsoft
4 114 (14.04%) Java
5 110 (13.55%) .NET
6 109 (13.42%) Oracle
7 106 (13.05%) Retail
8 104 (12.81%) SOA
9 103 (12.68%) Banking
9 103 (12.68%) TOGAF
10 96 (11.82%) E-Commerce
11 79 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 78 (9.61%) SQL Server
13 77 (9.48%) SQL
14 70 (8.62%) Enterprise Architecture
15 63 (7.76%) Windows
16 62 (7.64%) SAP
17 57 (7.02%) Web Services
18 54 (6.65%) C#
19 51 (6.28%) Telecoms
20 50 (6.16%) CRM
21 46 (5.67%) UML
21 46 (5.67%) Degree
22 45 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
23 44 (5.42%) SharePoint
24 42 (5.17%) Investment Banking
25 40 (4.93%) IBM
25 40 (4.93%) JavaScript
26 38 (4.68%) HTML
26 38 (4.68%) Project Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 44 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 27 (3.33%) WebSphere
3 18 (2.22%) IIS
4 13 (1.60%) Node.js
5 12 (1.48%) CMS
6 11 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.11%) Apache
8 8 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
9 7 (0.86%) JBoss
9 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.74%) Lync
10 6 (0.74%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.62%) K2 blackpearl
11 5 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.49%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 31 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.48%) MS Office
2 12 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
3 7 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.74%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.49%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.49%) Tridion
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.49%) RMDS
5 4 (0.49%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.37%) Summit
6 3 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.25%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.09%) IaaS
4 13 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (1.60%) Office 365
5 12 (1.48%) PaaS
6 9 (1.11%) SaaS
7 6 (0.74%) Force.com
8 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.37%) Yammer
10 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.12%) Heroku
11 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.31%) Firewall
2 24 (2.96%) VPN
3 21 (2.59%) SAN
4 20 (2.46%) Internet
5 14 (1.72%) LAN
6 13 (1.60%) VLAN
7 12 (1.48%) WAN
8 10 (1.23%) DNS
8 10 (1.23%) HTTP
8 10 (1.23%) MPLS
9 9 (1.11%) NAS
10 6 (0.74%) Multicast
10 6 (0.74%) FCoE
10 6 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (0.74%) iSCSI
11 5 (0.62%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.62%) LDAP
12 4 (0.49%) WebEx
12 4 (0.49%) BGP
12 4 (0.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.57%) Big Data
3 23 (2.83%) Hadoop
4 22 (2.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.23%) MySQL
8 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.11%) SAP BW
9 9 (1.11%) DB2
10 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.99%) EDRMS
11 7 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.86%) DTS
11 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.74%) HBase
12 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (1.11%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.86%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.62%) Maven
5 4 (0.49%) MSTest
5 4 (0.49%) Moq
6 3 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.25%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.25%) Selenium
7 2 (0.25%) JIRA
8 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.12%) ERwin
8 1 (0.12%) JUnit
8 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.12%) Bower
8 1 (0.12%) Grunt
General
1 189 (23.28%) Finance
2 106 (13.05%) Retail
3 103 (12.68%) Banking
4 51 (6.28%) Telecoms
5 42 (5.17%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.09%) Games
7 13 (1.60%) Marketing
7 13 (1.60%) Billing
7 13 (1.60%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.23%) Publishing
9 8 (0.99%) Legal
10 6 (0.74%) Back Office
10 6 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.62%) Front Office
11 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.49%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
13 3 (0.37%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (13.55%) .NET
2 57 (7.02%) Web Services
3 38 (4.68%) HTML
4 32 (3.94%) Middleware
5 27 (3.33%) HTML5
6 26 (3.20%) J2EE
7 23 (2.83%) CSS
8 22 (2.71%) XML
9 18 (2.22%) WCF
10 16 (1.97%) RESTful
11 15 (1.85%) ASP.NET
11 15 (1.85%) REST
12 13 (1.60%) MEAP
13 12 (1.48%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.48%) jQuery
14 11 (1.35%) Ajax
15 10 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (1.11%) .NET Framework
16 9 (1.11%) Ruby on Rails
17 8 (0.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.68%) Mobile App
2 37 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.57%) User Experience
3 29 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.22%) Clustering
6 17 (2.09%) Credit Risk
7 13 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.48%) Biometrics
9 11 (1.35%) Data Integration
9 11 (1.35%) Open Source
10 9 (1.11%) Market Risk
10 9 (1.11%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.11%) Video on Demand
11 8 (0.99%) Over-the-Top Content
11 8 (0.99%) N-Tier
11 8 (0.99%) NHS
12 7 (0.86%) FMCG
12 7 (0.86%) IPTV
12 7 (0.86%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.76%) Windows
2 38 (4.68%) Apple iOS
3 33 (4.06%) Android
4 21 (2.59%) Linux
5 18 (2.22%) UNIX
6 10 (1.23%) Solaris
7 9 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.37%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.25%) AIX
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) MVS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (19.83%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (12.81%) SOA
3 103 (12.68%) TOGAF
4 96 (11.82%) E-Commerce
5 79 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 70 (8.62%) Enterprise Architecture
7 50 (6.16%) CRM
8 46 (5.67%) UML
9 38 (4.68%) Project Management
10 36 (4.43%) Scrum
10 36 (4.43%) Technical Architecture
11 35 (4.31%) Migration
12 30 (3.69%) Data Modelling
13 28 (3.45%) Data Management
14 27 (3.33%) OO
15 26 (3.20%) Workflow
16 24 (2.96%) Zachman Framework
17 23 (2.83%) TDD
18 22 (2.71%) Logistics
18 22 (2.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 114 (14.04%) Java
2 77 (9.48%) SQL
3 54 (6.65%) C#
4 40 (4.93%) JavaScript
5 13 (1.60%) C++
6 12 (1.48%) Ruby
7 10 (1.23%) C
8 8 (0.99%) Scala
8 8 (0.99%) ABAP
9 6 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.62%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.62%) Python
10 5 (0.62%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.49%) PHP
12 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.37%) VB
12 3 (0.37%) SOQL
13 2 (0.25%) SOSL
13 2 (0.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (5.67%) Degree
2 22 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.49%) CCIE
6 2 (0.25%) MCSE
6 2 (0.25%) CCNP
6 2 (0.25%) CCIP
6 2 (0.25%) CCNA
6 2 (0.25%) CCDP
6 2 (0.25%) CCSA
6 2 (0.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.12%) MCTS
7 1 (0.12%) PMP
7 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.12%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.20%) QA
2 5 (0.62%) GAAP
2 5 (0.62%) FATCA
3 4 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.25%) EMIR
4 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.12%) COBIT
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.12%) SLA
5 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.23%) vSphere
4 8 (0.99%) Xen
4 8 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.74%) KVM
5 6 (0.74%) SRDF
5 6 (0.74%) NFS
6 2 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.25%) Varnish
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) IAG
7 1 (0.12%) XenServer
7 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.11%) Puppet
3 3 (0.37%) SCCM
3 3 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.25%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 2 (0.25%) Netcool
4 2 (0.25%) WMI
5 1 (0.12%) SCOM
5 1 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 126 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 109 (13.42%) Oracle
3 62 (7.64%) SAP
4 40 (4.93%) IBM
5 32 (3.94%) VMware
6 24 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.34%) TIBCO
8 18 (2.22%) ATG
8 18 (2.22%) Cisco
9 16 (1.97%) HP
10 11 (1.35%) Business Objects
11 10 (1.23%) Sitecore
11 10 (1.23%) webMethods
11 10 (1.23%) NetApp
12 9 (1.11%) Pega
13 8 (0.99%) hybris
13 8 (0.99%) Adobe
13 8 (0.99%) EMC
13 8 (0.99%) Hyperion
13 8 (0.99%) Informatica
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