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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 49 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 26 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.65% 1.45% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 1.57% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £465 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £620 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £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 £47.00 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+26.59% -36.27%
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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
931 765 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.00% 92.17% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 443 354
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £489 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 52
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £13.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £15.25 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 20 (36.36%) SOA
2 17 (30.91%) Middleware
3 13 (23.64%) UML
4 12 (21.82%) Oracle
5 10 (18.18%) Retail
5 10 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (16.36%) Finance
6 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
6 9 (16.36%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
7 8 (14.55%) SOAP
7 8 (14.55%) Web Services
8 7 (12.73%) EAI
8 7 (12.73%) Degree
8 7 (12.73%) Test Planning
9 6 (10.91%) Cyber Security
9 6 (10.91%) Migration
9 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.91%) SQL
9 6 (10.91%) SAP
10 5 (9.09%) Java
10 5 (9.09%) WebSphere
11 4 (7.27%) REST
11 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
11 4 (7.27%) SCADA
11 4 (7.27%) Data Architecture
11 4 (7.27%) Data Management
11 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (7.27%) Banking
11 4 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.27%) ArcGIS
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.64%) Documentum
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) LDAP
1 3 (5.45%) X.500
1 3 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (3.64%) Firewall
2 2 (3.64%) SMS
3 1 (1.82%) WAN
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.82%) VPN
3 1 (1.82%) Intranet
3 1 (1.82%) Internet
3 1 (1.82%) Extranet
3 1 (1.82%) DWDM
3 1 (1.82%) MPLS
3 1 (1.82%) OSPF
3 1 (1.82%) BGP
3 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.82%) TACACS
3 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.82%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.45%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 10 (18.18%) Retail
2 9 (16.36%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Automotive
5 2 (3.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.91%) Middleware
2 8 (14.55%) SOAP
2 8 (14.55%) Web Services
3 4 (7.27%) REST
4 3 (5.45%) SAML
4 3 (5.45%) SAP PI
5 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
5 2 (3.64%) Spring
5 2 (3.64%) jBPM
5 2 (3.64%) XML
5 2 (3.64%) J2EE
6 1 (1.82%) EJB
6 1 (1.82%) CSS
6 1 (1.82%) JSP
6 1 (1.82%) EDI
6 1 (1.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.27%) GIS
3 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.27%) SCADA
4 3 (5.45%) Social Media
4 3 (5.45%) Digital Media
4 3 (5.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.64%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) DataPower
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) UNIX
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) SOA
2 13 (23.64%) UML
3 10 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
5 7 (12.73%) EAI
5 7 (12.73%) Test Planning
6 6 (10.91%) Cyber Security
6 6 (10.91%) Migration
6 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.27%) Data Management
7 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
7 4 (7.27%) Data Architecture
7 4 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
8 3 (5.45%) Content Management
8 3 (5.45%) CRM
8 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.64%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) APMP
3 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Oracle
2 6 (10.91%) SAP
3 4 (7.27%) Cisco
3 4 (7.27%) Adobe
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) FatWire
4 3 (5.45%) Pega
4 3 (5.45%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.45%) hybris
4 3 (5.45%) Guidewire
4 3 (5.45%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.64%) Brocade
5 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.64%) Juniper
5 2 (3.64%) JDA
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.82%) IBM
6 1 (1.82%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.82%) F5