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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 28 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.51% 0.81% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.86% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£750 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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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
237 232 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 89.43% 93.93% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 136 106
Average daily rate £375 £345 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £205 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 31
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (33.33%) Riverbed
2 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (33.33%) Lync
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (33.33%) Telepresence
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) MLlib
3 2 (22.22%) SPSS
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 2 (22.22%) ETL
3 2 (22.22%) SAS
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Google
3 2 (22.22%) Netezza
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) Lync
2 2 (22.22%) SAS
2 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Telepresence
2 1 (11.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
1 2 (22.22%) HBase
1 2 (22.22%) Triplestore
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
1 2 (22.22%) Mahout
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
1 2 (22.22%) Sqoop
1 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
1 2 (22.22%) Apache Hive
1 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
1 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) MLlib
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) ETL
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (22.22%) Information Security
1 2 (22.22%) MapReduce
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) RAD
2 1 (11.11%) RUP
2 1 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) R
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Apache Flume
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Riverbed
1 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) Netezza
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Teradata
2 2 (22.22%) Vertica
2 2 (22.22%) Greenplum
3 1 (11.11%) IBM