The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 34 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.68% 5.75% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 6.07% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
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 £47.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough 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
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
277 247 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 93.27% 94.64% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 126 82
Average daily rate £333 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £199 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) CRM
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) LTE
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Middleware
5 3 (25.00%) 3G
5 3 (25.00%) SOA
6 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) B2B
6 2 (16.67%) B2C
6 2 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) Workflow
6 2 (16.67%) Metastorm
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) J2EE
6 2 (16.67%) Cordys
7 1 (8.33%) Open Source
7 1 (8.33%) PaaS
7 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Modelling
7 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (8.33%) Master Data Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) 3G
1 3 (25.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) ERwin
General
1 7 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) Middleware
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) iSeries
1 1 (8.33%) Open Source
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (33.33%) CRM
2 4 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) B2B
4 2 (16.67%) B2C
4 2 (16.67%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) RAD
5 1 (8.33%) RUP
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
5 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) IBM
1 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (16.67%) Metastorm
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Cognos