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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 134 100 120
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 348 443 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.64% 2.00% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.15% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 326 222
Average daily rate
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£525 £550 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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
19647 20560 18458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.50% 92.96% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13785 13896 12572
Average daily rate £448 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% -
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 392 424
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -12 83 £538 -6.52% 30
Canary Wharf +13 4 £600 +14.28%
Docklands, London +1 2 - -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Harrow - 1 £400 -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 161 (22.71%) Finance
2 116 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (15.66%) Oracle
4 94 (13.26%) TOGAF
5 93 (13.12%) Retail
6 92 (12.98%) Banking
7 88 (12.41%) .NET
8 84 (11.85%) Microsoft
9 83 (11.71%) SOA
10 78 (11.00%) Java
11 77 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 71 (10.01%) SQL
13 70 (9.87%) E-Commerce
14 68 (9.59%) SQL Server
15 67 (9.45%) Windows
16 65 (9.17%) SAP
17 64 (9.03%) Web Services
18 52 (7.33%) Enterprise Architecture
19 50 (7.05%) Degree
20 46 (6.49%) C#
21 43 (6.06%) CRM
22 39 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
22 39 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
23 38 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
23 38 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
24 35 (4.94%) SharePoint
24 35 (4.94%) Migration
24 35 (4.94%) Firewall
25 33 (4.65%) Data Modelling
26 32 (4.51%) Cisco

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 35 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.26%) IIS
3 14 (1.97%) CMS
4 11 (1.55%) SAS
5 10 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.41%) Lync
5 10 (1.41%) Node.js
6 9 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.99%) Apache
8 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.56%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.55%) MS Office
4 4 (0.56%) SPSS
5 3 (0.42%) MS Project
6 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.41%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.71%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.71%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.71%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.56%) Summit
6 4 (0.56%) Tridion
7 2 (0.28%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.28%) RMDS
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.28%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.28%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.82%) Office 365
3 11 (1.55%) SaaS
3 11 (1.55%) PaaS
4 10 (1.41%) IaaS
5 6 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.71%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.94%) Firewall
2 25 (3.53%) VPN
3 24 (3.39%) LAN
4 23 (3.24%) WAN
5 19 (2.68%) SAN
6 18 (2.54%) MPLS
7 17 (2.40%) VLAN
8 16 (2.26%) Internet
9 12 (1.69%) OSPF
9 12 (1.69%) BGP
10 11 (1.55%) IP Telephony
11 9 (1.27%) VoIP
11 9 (1.27%) NAS
12 8 (1.13%) VPLS
12 8 (1.13%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.13%) FTP
12 8 (1.13%) DNS
12 8 (1.13%) Wireless
12 8 (1.13%) DSL
13 7 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (4.51%) Big Data
4 28 (3.95%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.83%) DataStage
7 10 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.13%) DB2
9 7 (0.99%) MySQL
10 6 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.71%) QlikView
11 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.71%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.56%) HBase
12 4 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.85%) Maven
3 5 (0.71%) MSTest
3 5 (0.71%) Moq
4 2 (0.28%) JIRA
4 2 (0.28%) Toad
5 1 (0.14%) Ant
5 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.14%) Grunt
5 1 (0.14%) Bower
General
1 161 (22.71%) Finance
2 93 (13.12%) Retail
3 92 (12.98%) Banking
4 30 (4.23%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.83%) Marketing
7 11 (1.55%) Games
8 9 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.27%) Billing
9 8 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.99%) Publishing
11 6 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.71%) Back Office
12 5 (0.71%) Legal
13 4 (0.56%) Electronics
14 2 (0.28%) Advertising
14 2 (0.28%) Law
14 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.28%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (12.41%) .NET
2 64 (9.03%) Web Services
3 32 (4.51%) Middleware
4 25 (3.53%) HTML
5 24 (3.39%) J2EE
6 20 (2.82%) XML
7 18 (2.54%) CSS
8 16 (2.26%) ASP.NET
8 16 (2.26%) WCF
9 15 (2.12%) HTML5
10 14 (1.97%) jQuery
11 13 (1.83%) REST
12 11 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (1.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 8 (1.13%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.13%) Ajax
14 7 (0.99%) MEAP
14 7 (0.99%) RESTful
15 6 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.51%) Computer Science
3 29 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (3.39%) User Experience
5 23 (3.24%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.55%) Biometrics
7 10 (1.41%) Clustering
7 10 (1.41%) Social Media
8 8 (1.13%) Open Source
8 8 (1.13%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.99%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.99%) FMCG
10 6 (0.85%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.71%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.71%) Physics
11 5 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.71%) Streaming Video
11 5 (0.71%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 67 (9.45%) Windows
2 24 (3.39%) UNIX
3 22 (3.10%) Apple iOS
4 21 (2.96%) Android
5 18 (2.54%) Linux
6 10 (1.41%) Solaris
7 8 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.28%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (13.26%) TOGAF
3 83 (11.71%) SOA
4 77 (10.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 70 (9.87%) E-Commerce
6 52 (7.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 43 (6.06%) CRM
8 39 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (4.94%) Migration
10 33 (4.65%) Data Modelling
11 31 (4.37%) ETL
11 31 (4.37%) Project Management
12 29 (4.09%) Scrum
12 29 (4.09%) Technical Architecture
13 28 (3.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 27 (3.81%) UML
15 23 (3.24%) Software Engineering
16 21 (2.96%) Risk Management
17 19 (2.68%) OO
18 18 (2.54%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 78 (11.00%) Java
2 71 (10.01%) SQL
3 46 (6.49%) C#
4 28 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 10 (1.41%) C++
6 8 (1.13%) ABAP
7 7 (0.99%) VB.NET
8 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
8 6 (0.85%) Ruby
9 5 (0.71%) C
9 5 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.71%) Scala
10 4 (0.56%) Perl
11 3 (0.42%) PHP
11 3 (0.42%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.28%) Groovy
12 2 (0.28%) Python
13 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.14%) Korn
13 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (7.05%) Degree
2 21 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.12%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (1.97%) CCIE
5 8 (1.13%) CCNP
6 7 (0.99%) CCNA
6 7 (0.99%) CCDP
6 7 (0.99%) VCP4
7 6 (0.85%) CCIP
8 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.42%) MCSE
9 2 (0.28%) CCSA
9 2 (0.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.14%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.82%) QA
2 13 (1.83%) GAAP
3 7 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.28%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) FATCA
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 18 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.26%) Hyper-V
3 13 (1.83%) Active Directory
4 9 (1.27%) vSphere
5 7 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.85%) NFS
6 6 (0.85%) Xen
6 6 (0.85%) SRDF
6 6 (0.85%) KVM
7 2 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.14%) XenServer
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.71%) Windows Intune
3 4 (0.56%) SCCM
3 4 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.14%) SCOM
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Netcool
5 1 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 111 (15.66%) Oracle
2 84 (11.85%) Microsoft
3 65 (9.17%) SAP
4 32 (4.51%) Cisco
5 31 (4.37%) IBM
6 29 (4.09%) VMware
7 18 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (2.26%) Hyperion
9 14 (1.97%) Sitecore
10 10 (1.41%) hybris
10 10 (1.41%) TOWER Software
10 10 (1.41%) Informatica
10 10 (1.41%) EMC
10 10 (1.41%) TIBCO
11 9 (1.27%) Cognos
11 9 (1.27%) HP
12 8 (1.13%) NetApp
13 7 (0.99%) Citrix
14 6 (0.85%) Intel
14 6 (0.85%) Calypso
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