The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 35 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 37 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.06% 2.08% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.43% 2.21% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £588 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +25.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £454
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £800 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £480
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.56%
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 Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
835 814 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 91.66% 94.21% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 428 282
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 37
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £9.00 £10.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £38.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Milton Keynes region.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 24 (43.64%) Middleware
2 18 (32.73%) SOA
3 17 (30.91%) Web Services
4 16 (29.09%) UML
4 16 (29.09%) EAI
5 14 (25.45%) Retail
6 13 (23.64%) Firewall
7 12 (21.82%) TOGAF
7 12 (21.82%) Finance
7 12 (21.82%) Oracle
8 10 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (16.36%) Migration
9 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (14.55%) SOAP
10 8 (14.55%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (14.55%) Workflow
10 8 (14.55%) Degree
11 7 (12.73%) Data Management
11 7 (12.73%) EJB
11 7 (12.73%) SQL
11 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
11 7 (12.73%) Intranet
11 7 (12.73%) Internet
11 7 (12.73%) Extranet
12 6 (10.91%) Documentum
12 6 (10.91%) RUP
12 6 (10.91%) DSDM
12 6 (10.91%) Asset Management
12 6 (10.91%) Legal
12 6 (10.91%) Data Migration

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 8 (14.55%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (10.91%) Documentum
3 5 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.82%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) Firewall
2 7 (12.73%) Intranet
2 7 (12.73%) Internet
2 7 (12.73%) Extranet
3 5 (9.09%) MPLS
3 5 (9.09%) LAN
3 5 (9.09%) WLAN
3 5 (9.09%) WAN
3 5 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (7.27%) DMZ
4 4 (7.27%) X.500
4 4 (7.27%) VoIP
4 4 (7.27%) LDAP
4 4 (7.27%) ADSL
5 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
5 1 (1.82%) SSL
5 1 (1.82%) SAN
5 1 (1.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (25.45%) Retail
2 12 (21.82%) Finance
3 6 (10.91%) Legal
4 4 (7.27%) Automotive
5 1 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (43.64%) Middleware
2 17 (30.91%) Web Services
3 8 (14.55%) SOAP
4 7 (12.73%) EJB
5 6 (10.91%) REST
6 4 (7.27%) SAML
7 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) PKI
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) DataPower
3 1 (1.82%) PMI
3 1 (1.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
1 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.64%) UNIX
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) SOA
2 16 (29.09%) EAI
2 16 (29.09%) UML
3 12 (21.82%) TOGAF
4 10 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (16.36%) Migration
6 8 (14.55%) Workflow
7 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.73%) Data Management
8 6 (10.91%) Asset Management
8 6 (10.91%) Data Migration
8 6 (10.91%) RUP
8 6 (10.91%) DSDM
9 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.09%) Process Management
9 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (7.27%) Logistics
11 3 (5.45%) Project Planning
11 3 (5.45%) Project Management
11 3 (5.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) SQL
2 4 (7.27%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.82%) CCIE
4 1 (1.82%) CCNP
4 1 (1.82%) CCIP
4 1 (1.82%) CCNA
4 1 (1.82%) CCDP
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.82%) APMP
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Oracle
2 5 (9.09%) Cisco
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) SAP
3 4 (7.27%) VMware
3 4 (7.27%) Brocade
4 3 (5.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.64%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.64%) Adobe
5 2 (3.64%) JDA
6 1 (1.82%) Altiris
6 1 (1.82%) F5
6 1 (1.82%) HP
6 1 (1.82%) EMC