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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 25 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.53% 3.24% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 3.83% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£379 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £486 £469
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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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
178 183 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 90.82% 84.72% 90.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 120 113
Average daily rate £375 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) Dell
1 3 (42.86%) EMC
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (14.29%) GCP
2 1 (14.29%) GMP
2 1 (14.29%) GxP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (14.29%) Information Security
1 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
1 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (14.29%) GCP
1 1 (14.29%) GMP
1 1 (14.29%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) Dell
1 3 (42.86%) EMC
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore