The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 36 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 13 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.12% 2.20% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 2.36% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
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£485 £500 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £500 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £540 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £486 £469
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
Solutions Architect
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
383 254 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 91.85% 93.04% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 121 119
Average daily rate £400 £325 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.63 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -2 12 £520 +4.00%
Solutions Architect
East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 9 (45.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 6 (30.00%) IBM
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) VisionPLUS
5 4 (20.00%) RequisitePro
5 4 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (20.00%) UML
5 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 4 (20.00%) TSYS
6 3 (15.00%) Force.com
6 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (15.00%) Use Case
6 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (15.00%) Degree
6 3 (15.00%) SOA
6 3 (15.00%) HTTP
6 3 (15.00%) HTTPS
6 3 (15.00%) C++
6 3 (15.00%) XML
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.00%) Master Data Management
7 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (10.00%) Middleware
7 2 (10.00%) J2EE
7 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) SysML

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
1 3 (15.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) RequisitePro
General
1 9 (45.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 3 (15.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 2 (10.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) HTML5
4 1 (5.00%) CSS3
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) UML
3 3 (15.00%) SOA
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (15.00%) Use Case
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Master Data Management
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) SysML
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Development
5 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) BPR
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 4 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (20.00%) TSYS
3 1 (5.00%) JDA
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) SAP