The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 Oxfordshire 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 44 46 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.63% 1.21% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.26% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £461
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
456 475 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.60% 95.57% 96.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 287 268
Average daily rate £348 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 58
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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
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 30 July 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
Abingdon - 3 £500 -
Banbury - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) SAP HCM
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) SAP HR

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP HCM
1 1 (25.00%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft