The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Middlesex region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 26 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.30% 2.58% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 2.94% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£510 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £475 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £484 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.92% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
204 204 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 88.70% 87.55% 85.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 125 101
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.26 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £45.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Solutions Architect
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) SAP
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) EMC
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) NetWeaver
3 1 (12.50%) SAP CRM
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Billing
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) SAP ECC
3 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) SaaS
3 1 (12.50%) PaaS

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CRM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ECC
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) VMware