The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury 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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 18 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 2.72% 3.10% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 3.42% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£550 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%
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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 Newbury 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
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
132 117 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 89.80% 90.70% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 54
Average daily rate £381 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.36 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -25.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) Middleware
3 3 (27.27%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) BigMachines
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 1 (9.09%) Broadband
5 1 (9.09%) NFS
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) B2B
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Sun
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) Veritas
5 1 (9.09%) CTI
5 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) BigMachines
2 1 (9.09%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Broadband
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) CTI
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (9.09%) JSP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
2 1 (9.09%) HPUX
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
1 3 (27.27%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) ERP
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) B2B
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) TIBCO Hawk
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Sun
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas
3 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
3 1 (9.09%) webMethods
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec