The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 28 51 31
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 19 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.78% 0.27% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.05% 0.29% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 3
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£450 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 - £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%
Solutions Architect
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
314 347 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 95.44% 95.07% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 259 100
Average daily rate £363 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 13 17
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% +180.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £20.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Taunton - 12 £450 -
Bath - 3 £425 -
Solutions Architect
South West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 22 (52.38%) SOA
2 22 (52.38%) Web Services
3 19 (45.24%) UML
4 18 (42.86%) .NET
5 17 (40.48%) Information Security
5 17 (40.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
6 16 (38.10%) Manufacturing
7 15 (35.71%) GIS
7 15 (35.71%) Retail
7 15 (35.71%) C#
7 15 (35.71%) VB
7 15 (35.71%) ITIL
7 15 (35.71%) PRINCE2
7 15 (35.71%) ISO 9000
7 15 (35.71%) Change Control
8 14 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 14 (33.33%) SAP
9 13 (30.95%) ISEB
9 13 (30.95%) CRM
9 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
10 12 (28.57%) Content Management
10 12 (28.57%) Management Information System
10 12 (28.57%) Workflow
10 12 (28.57%) CMS
11 11 (26.19%) Data Management
11 11 (26.19%) Open Source
11 11 (26.19%) Big Data

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 12 (28.57%) CMS
2 10 (23.81%) Apache Solr
2 10 (23.81%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (16.67%) IIS
4 3 (7.14%) JBoss
4 3 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.38%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (2.38%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Summit
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) Big Data
2 10 (23.81%) Hadoop
2 10 (23.81%) MongoDB
3 9 (21.43%) NoSQL
4 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (38.10%) Manufacturing
2 15 (35.71%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (52.38%) Web Services
2 18 (42.86%) .NET
3 14 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 10 (23.81%) PostGIS
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.38%) JSP
6 1 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) GIS
2 12 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) SOA
2 19 (45.24%) UML
3 17 (40.48%) Information Security
4 15 (35.71%) ITIL
4 15 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 15 (35.71%) Change Control
5 13 (30.95%) CRM
5 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (28.57%) Workflow
6 12 (28.57%) Content Management
7 11 (26.19%) Analytics
7 11 (26.19%) Open Source
7 11 (26.19%) Data Management
8 8 (19.05%) ArchiMate
8 8 (19.05%) Data Architecture
9 5 (11.90%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (9.52%) Software Deployment
10 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
10 4 (9.52%) Change Management
11 3 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) C#
1 15 (35.71%) VB
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) VB.NET
3 4 (9.52%) VB6
4 2 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.95%) ISEB
3 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (35.71%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.38%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
1 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 14 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) ESRI
3 2 (4.76%) ATG
4 1 (2.38%) VMware
4 1 (2.38%) Veeam
4 1 (2.38%) Zerto
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Hitachi
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco