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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 115 129 101
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 417 394 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.85% 1.69% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.82% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 284 264
Average daily rate
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£550 £532 £501
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.48% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £670 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £478
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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
20761 21642 20058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 92.73% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14259 15170 13543
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 387 418
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.84 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 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 5 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 +27 116 £550 +4.76% 26
Canary Wharf -2 7 £525 -10.63%
Docklands, London -2 2 £550 -
Westminster - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 180 (23.17%) Finance
2 144 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (14.16%) TOGAF
4 108 (13.90%) .NET
5 105 (13.51%) Oracle
6 104 (13.38%) Microsoft
7 102 (13.13%) Java
8 100 (12.87%) Retail
9 98 (12.61%) SOA
10 96 (12.36%) Banking
11 85 (10.94%) E-Commerce
12 80 (10.30%) SQL
13 79 (10.17%) SQL Server
14 71 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
15 66 (8.49%) SAP
16 62 (7.98%) Enterprise Architecture
17 59 (7.59%) Web Services
17 59 (7.59%) Windows
18 54 (6.95%) C#
19 47 (6.05%) CRM
20 42 (5.41%) JavaScript
20 42 (5.41%) Degree
21 41 (5.28%) IBM
22 40 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
23 39 (5.02%) Telecoms
23 39 (5.02%) HTML
23 39 (5.02%) Investment Banking
24 37 (4.76%) Project Management
24 37 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
25 36 (4.63%) Migration

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 33 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.09%) WebSphere
3 19 (2.45%) IIS
4 14 (1.80%) Node.js
5 13 (1.67%) CMS
6 10 (1.29%) Apache
7 9 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
8 8 (1.03%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.90%) JBoss
10 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.64%) Lync
11 5 (0.64%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.39%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 25 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.29%) MS Office
4 3 (0.39%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.64%) SAP CRM
4 5 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.51%) RMDS
5 4 (0.51%) Tridion
5 4 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.39%) Summit
6 3 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.26%) SAP FI-GL
7 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.26%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.26%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.13%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.06%) IaaS
4 11 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.42%) Office 365
5 10 (1.29%) SaaS
5 10 (1.29%) PaaS
6 6 (0.77%) Force.com
6 6 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.13%) Heroku
8 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.50%) Firewall
2 24 (3.09%) VPN
3 23 (2.96%) SAN
4 19 (2.45%) Internet
4 19 (2.45%) LAN
5 16 (2.06%) WAN
6 13 (1.67%) MPLS
6 13 (1.67%) VLAN
7 11 (1.42%) NAS
7 11 (1.42%) HTTP
8 9 (1.16%) DNS
9 8 (1.03%) iSCSI
9 8 (1.03%) FCoE
9 8 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (1.03%) Multicast
10 6 (0.77%) IP Telephony
10 6 (0.77%) BGP
10 6 (0.77%) OSPF
10 6 (0.77%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (3.47%) Big Data
4 23 (2.96%) Hadoop
5 19 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.80%) RDBMS
7 14 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.16%) DB2
8 9 (1.16%) MySQL
8 9 (1.16%) SAP BW
9 8 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.03%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.90%) HBase
10 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.77%) DataStage
11 6 (0.77%) EDRMS
11 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 8 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.77%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.64%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.64%) Moq
3 5 (0.64%) MSTest
3 5 (0.64%) Maven
4 2 (0.26%) JIRA
4 2 (0.26%) Toad
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.13%) Grunt
5 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.13%) Bower
5 1 (0.13%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.13%) JUnit
5 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.13%) ERwin
5 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 180 (23.17%) Finance
2 100 (12.87%) Retail
3 96 (12.36%) Banking
4 39 (5.02%) Telecoms
4 39 (5.02%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.06%) Games
6 12 (1.54%) Marketing
6 12 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.42%) Billing
8 10 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.29%) Publishing
9 6 (0.77%) Back Office
9 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.64%) Legal
10 5 (0.64%) Front Office
10 5 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.51%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.39%) Electronics
13 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (13.90%) .NET
2 59 (7.59%) Web Services
3 39 (5.02%) HTML
4 31 (3.99%) Middleware
5 26 (3.35%) HTML5
6 25 (3.22%) XML
6 25 (3.22%) J2EE
7 23 (2.96%) CSS
8 18 (2.32%) WCF
9 16 (2.06%) REST
10 15 (1.93%) ASP.NET
11 14 (1.80%) jQuery
12 13 (1.67%) RESTful
12 13 (1.67%) Ajax
13 12 (1.54%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (1.29%) .NET Framework
15 10 (1.29%) JSON
16 9 (1.16%) MEAP
17 8 (1.03%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.12%) Mobile App
3 28 (3.60%) User Experience
4 26 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.22%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.19%) Clustering
7 15 (1.93%) Credit Risk
8 11 (1.42%) Open Source
8 11 (1.42%) Biometrics
8 11 (1.42%) Data Integration
9 10 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
11 7 (0.90%) SWIFT
11 7 (0.90%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.90%) Social Media
11 7 (0.90%) EPoS
11 7 (0.90%) IPTV
12 6 (0.77%) Market Risk
12 6 (0.77%) FMCG
12 6 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (7.59%) Windows
2 32 (4.12%) Apple iOS
3 30 (3.86%) Android
4 24 (3.09%) Linux
5 16 (2.06%) UNIX
6 12 (1.54%) Solaris
7 6 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
7 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.26%) AIX
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.13%) MVS
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (14.16%) TOGAF
3 98 (12.61%) SOA
4 85 (10.94%) E-Commerce
5 71 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (7.98%) Enterprise Architecture
7 47 (6.05%) CRM
8 37 (4.76%) Project Management
9 36 (4.63%) Migration
10 34 (4.38%) Data Modelling
11 33 (4.25%) Technical Architecture
12 32 (4.12%) Scrum
13 30 (3.86%) UML
14 26 (3.35%) Zachman Framework
15 25 (3.22%) Data Management
16 23 (2.96%) ETL
16 23 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (2.96%) OO
17 22 (2.83%) Software Engineering
17 22 (2.83%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 102 (13.13%) Java
2 80 (10.30%) SQL
3 54 (6.95%) C#
4 42 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 11 (1.42%) C++
6 10 (1.29%) Ruby
7 8 (1.03%) C
7 8 (1.03%) ABAP
8 7 (0.90%) VB.NET
8 7 (0.90%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.77%) Scala
10 5 (0.64%) Apex Code
11 4 (0.51%) VB
11 4 (0.51%) PHP
11 4 (0.51%) Python
12 3 (0.39%) SOQL
12 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.26%) Perl
13 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.26%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 42 (5.41%) Degree
2 23 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.93%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.90%) CCIE
6 4 (0.51%) CCNA
6 4 (0.51%) CCDP
6 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.51%) CCNP
7 3 (0.39%) CCIP
8 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.26%) CCSA
8 2 (0.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.13%) PMP
9 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CCDA
9 1 (0.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.09%) QA
2 8 (1.03%) GAAP
3 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.51%) FATCA
4 2 (0.26%) EMIR
4 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.13%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) DICOM
System Software
1 25 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.06%) Hyper-V
3 14 (1.80%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.29%) Xen
5 9 (1.16%) vSphere
5 9 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (1.03%) NFS
6 8 (1.03%) SRDF
6 8 (1.03%) KVM
7 2 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.13%) Varnish
8 1 (0.13%) XenServer
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.77%) Puppet
3 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.39%) SCCM
4 2 (0.26%) WMI
4 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (0.13%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.13%) Netcool
5 1 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 105 (13.51%) Oracle
2 104 (13.38%) Microsoft
3 66 (8.49%) SAP
4 41 (5.28%) IBM
5 33 (4.25%) VMware
6 25 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (2.96%) Cisco
8 20 (2.57%) TIBCO
9 14 (1.80%) HP
10 12 (1.54%) Sitecore
10 12 (1.54%) NetApp
11 10 (1.29%) ATG
11 10 (1.29%) EMC
12 9 (1.16%) Business Objects
12 9 (1.16%) Intel
12 9 (1.16%) webMethods
12 9 (1.16%) Informatica
13 7 (0.90%) Splunk
13 7 (0.90%) hybris
13 7 (0.90%) Sybase
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
WEX Europe Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £650 - £680 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £650 - 750 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £549.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 27 days ago