The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 2 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 54 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 20 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.76% 0.56% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 0.59% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
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 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
Solutions Architect
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
695 511 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.86% 96.23% 97.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 299 271
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 35
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Oxford -7 13 £500 +25.00% 5
Kidlington - 2 £450 -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (39.13%) TOGAF
1 18 (39.13%) Degree
2 17 (36.96%) Publishing
3 15 (32.61%) Analytics
4 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (30.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (28.26%) Zachman Framework
6 12 (26.09%) Content Management
6 12 (26.09%) Data Analysis
6 12 (26.09%) Data Modelling
6 12 (26.09%) Waterfall
6 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (26.09%) Algorithms
7 11 (23.91%) Finance
8 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (17.39%) Java
9 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 7 (15.22%) J2EE
10 7 (15.22%) WebLogic
10 7 (15.22%) Python
10 7 (15.22%) WebSphere
10 7 (15.22%) Selenium
10 7 (15.22%) Hadoop
10 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (15.22%) MongoDB
10 7 (15.22%) NoSQL
10 7 (15.22%) Node.js
10 7 (15.22%) Big Data
10 7 (15.22%) AngularJS
11 6 (13.04%) Portfolio Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 7 (15.22%) WebLogic
1 7 (15.22%) WebSphere
1 7 (15.22%) Node.js
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.17%) CMS
4 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) LAN
1 3 (6.52%) WAN
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Hadoop
1 7 (15.22%) MongoDB
1 7 (15.22%) NoSQL
1 7 (15.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) DataStage
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Selenium
General
1 17 (36.96%) Publishing
2 11 (23.91%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) J2EE
1 7 (15.22%) AngularJS
2 4 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (26.09%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) TOGAF
2 15 (32.61%) Analytics
3 14 (30.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.26%) Zachman Framework
5 12 (26.09%) Data Modelling
5 12 (26.09%) Content Management
5 12 (26.09%) Data Analysis
5 12 (26.09%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.04%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (8.70%) CRM
7 4 (8.70%) Machine Learning
8 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.35%) SOA
10 1 (2.17%) ETL
10 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.17%) Scrum
10 1 (2.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) Java
1 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.22%) Python
3 6 (13.04%) SQL
4 4 (8.70%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) CCNA
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Siebel
3 1 (2.17%) Informatica
3 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio
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