The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 22 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.61% 1.98% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 2.09% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £538 £402
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +33.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £515 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex 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
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
159 239 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 96.36% 94.84% 90.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 148 97
Average daily rate £380 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Middlesex region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Solutions Architect
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) TOWER Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) TOWER Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware