The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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 Milton Keynes 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 52 46 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 18 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.08% 0.95% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.03% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Average daily rate £588 £469 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.40% +7.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £494 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £480 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
815 487 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.22% 92.23% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 282 317
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £486 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 61
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.58 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Solutions Architect
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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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014, 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 18 (43.90%) SOA
2 15 (36.59%) Middleware
3 14 (34.15%) EAI
3 14 (34.15%) J2EE
4 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
5 9 (21.95%) Oracle
5 9 (21.95%) Degree
5 9 (21.95%) WebSphere
6 7 (17.07%) UML
7 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
7 6 (14.63%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (12.20%) Finance
9 4 (9.76%) Service Management
9 4 (9.76%) CMS
9 4 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (9.76%) UNIX
9 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
9 4 (9.76%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (7.32%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
10 3 (7.32%) IBM
10 3 (7.32%) Web Services
10 3 (7.32%) CRM
10 3 (7.32%) Siebel
10 3 (7.32%) SAP
10 3 (7.32%) .NET
10 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (7.32%) Ajax
10 3 (7.32%) MVC
10 3 (7.32%) webMethods

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 9 (21.95%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.76%) CMS
3 3 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.44%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (9.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
1 2 (4.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) LAN
1 2 (4.88%) Wireless
2 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) Easytrieve
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Automotive
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Middleware
2 14 (34.15%) J2EE
3 3 (7.32%) Web Services
3 3 (7.32%) Ajax
3 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (4.88%) XML
4 2 (4.88%) COM
5 1 (2.44%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.88%) Telematics
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) iPad
3 1 (2.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) UNIX
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) zOS
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) SOA
2 14 (34.15%) EAI
3 7 (17.07%) UML
4 6 (14.63%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (9.76%) Service Management
6 3 (7.32%) CRM
6 3 (7.32%) MVC
6 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.88%) Logistics
7 2 (4.88%) SysML
7 2 (4.88%) OOA/OOD
8 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.44%) Project Management
8 1 (2.44%) SAP Implementation
8 1 (2.44%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
2 1 (2.44%) REXX
2 1 (2.44%) JCL
2 1 (2.44%) C++
2 1 (2.44%) COBOL
2 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) SAP
3 3 (7.32%) Siebel
3 3 (7.32%) IBM
3 3 (7.32%) webMethods
4 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.44%) CA
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco