The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 Somerset 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 49 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.52% 1.57% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.64% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -1.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £472 £455
% change year-on-year
+0.55% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
368 183 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 95.83% 95.81% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 93 80
Average daily rate £325 £290 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -43.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Solutions Architect
South West

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
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 11 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
Bath - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Solutions Architect
South West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 10 (55.56%) SOA
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Retail
3 8 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
5 6 (33.33%) UML
5 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (33.33%) Change Control
6 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
6 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 4 (22.22%) QA
6 4 (22.22%) Change Management
6 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 4 (22.22%) SAP
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 3 (16.67%) ERP
7 3 (16.67%) XML
7 3 (16.67%) SAP ERP
7 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (11.11%) Office 365
8 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 2 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (11.11%) J2EE
9 1 (5.56%) HTML
9 1 (5.56%) SOAP
9 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (5.56%) ABAP
9 1 (5.56%) .NET

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SAP ERP
2 1 (5.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WLAN
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) SOA
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) UML
3 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (33.33%) Change Control
4 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Change Management
4 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 3 (16.67%) ERP
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Data Management
7 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (5.56%) Data Privacy
7 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Data Mapping
7 1 (5.56%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) DV Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) CA
2 1 (5.56%) Remedy
2 1 (5.56%) MobileIron