The first table below looks at the demand for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Slough 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 17 April 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 Slough 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 30 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.98% 1.46% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.53% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate £450 £330 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
239 261 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 94.47% 95.26% 91.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 122 118
Average daily rate £359 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +133.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £43.75 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Solutions Architect
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Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 5 (41.67%) Oracle
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) iSeries
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) Use Case
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) RPG
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) Siebel
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) E-business
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) SOA

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) iSeries
2 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) TOGAF
2 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) Use Case
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) E-business
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) eTOM
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 2 (16.67%) Siebel
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) VMware