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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 44 61 52
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 25 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.03% 0.88% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.14% 0.96% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 9
Average daily rate
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£470 £538 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% +26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £470 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £700 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +50.00%
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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
795 832 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 96.48% 91.73% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 498 292
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 56
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 (42.11%) SOA
2 20 (35.09%) Middleware
3 16 (28.07%) UML
4 13 (22.81%) Oracle
5 11 (19.30%) EAI
5 11 (19.30%) Retail
6 10 (17.54%) SOAP
6 10 (17.54%) Web Services
6 10 (17.54%) SQL
7 9 (15.79%) Java
7 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 9 (15.79%) Finance
7 9 (15.79%) Migration
7 9 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (15.79%) Degree
8 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (12.28%) TOGAF
9 6 (10.53%) Data Management
9 6 (10.53%) Logistics
9 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
9 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.53%) REST
9 6 (10.53%) Data Migration
9 6 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
10 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
10 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (8.77%) Project Planning
10 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
11 4 (7.02%) EMC VPLEX

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.02%) Documentum
2 4 (7.02%) ArcGIS
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.75%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) LDAP
1 4 (7.02%) X.500
1 4 (7.02%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
2 2 (3.51%) SMS
2 2 (3.51%) Intranet
2 2 (3.51%) Internet
2 2 (3.51%) Extranet
3 1 (1.75%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (19.30%) Retail
2 9 (15.79%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Automotive
4 3 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) Middleware
2 10 (17.54%) SOAP
2 10 (17.54%) Web Services
3 6 (10.53%) REST
4 4 (7.02%) SAML
5 2 (3.51%) XML
5 2 (3.51%) J2EE
5 2 (3.51%) EJB
5 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.51%) Spring
5 2 (3.51%) jBPM
6 1 (1.75%) Java EE
6 1 (1.75%) JSP
6 1 (1.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.02%) GIS
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.26%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) DataPower
6 1 (1.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
1 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) UNIX
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) SOA
2 16 (28.07%) UML
3 11 (19.30%) EAI
4 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 9 (15.79%) Migration
4 9 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (12.28%) TOGAF
6 6 (10.53%) Logistics
6 6 (10.53%) Data Management
6 6 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.77%) Project Planning
7 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.02%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Workflow
8 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.02%) Data Architecture
9 3 (5.26%) Project Management
9 3 (5.26%) Supplier Management
10 2 (3.51%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.75%) APMP
4 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.02%) Business Objects
3 4 (7.02%) SAP
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco
3 4 (7.02%) VMware
3 4 (7.02%) Brocade
4 3 (5.26%) IBM
5 2 (3.51%) Adobe
5 2 (3.51%) JDA
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) EMC