The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 30 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 12 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.30% 4.14% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.60% 4.45% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 1
Average daily rate £520 £565 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% -13.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £524 £485
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £41.75 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+49.70% -5.64%
Solutions Architect
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
261 337 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 93.55% 93.09% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 214 97
Average daily rate £413 £430 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% +32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £295 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.83 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.25 £17.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (83.33%) Content Management
1 25 (83.33%) Data Analytics
1 25 (83.33%) Analytics
1 25 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
1 25 (83.33%) Content Enrichment
2 24 (80.00%) Algorithms
2 24 (80.00%) Machine Learning
2 24 (80.00%) Data Analysis
2 24 (80.00%) Zachman Framework
2 24 (80.00%) TOGAF
2 24 (80.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 24 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 24 (80.00%) Data Modelling
3 23 (76.67%) Natural Language Processing
4 22 (73.33%) Degree
5 19 (63.33%) Java
6 18 (60.00%) NoSQL
6 18 (60.00%) Big Data
7 17 (56.67%) MongoDB
8 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (53.33%) WebSphere
8 16 (53.33%) Hadoop
8 16 (53.33%) Selenium
8 16 (53.33%) JavaScript
8 16 (53.33%) J2EE
8 16 (53.33%) WebLogic
8 16 (53.33%) Python
8 16 (53.33%) Publishing

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 16 (53.33%) Node.js
1 16 (53.33%) WebLogic
1 16 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) Big Data
1 18 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 17 (56.67%) MongoDB
3 16 (53.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) OLAP
5 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (53.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) Natural Language Processing
2 16 (53.33%) AngularJS
2 16 (53.33%) J2EE
3 1 (3.33%) Ajax
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) CSS3
3 1 (3.33%) Django
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) MDX
3 1 (3.33%) Play Framework
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (80.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (83.33%) Analytics
1 25 (83.33%) Content Enrichment
1 25 (83.33%) Content Management
1 25 (83.33%) Data Analytics
2 24 (80.00%) Data Analysis
2 24 (80.00%) Data Modelling
2 24 (80.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 24 (80.00%) Machine Learning
2 24 (80.00%) TOGAF
2 24 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 24 (80.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (6.67%) CRM
3 2 (6.67%) High Availability
3 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (3.33%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (3.33%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (3.33%) Kanban
4 1 (3.33%) Product Management
4 1 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) Java
2 16 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 16 (53.33%) Python
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Tableau