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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 26 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 24 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.72% 3.51% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.88% 3.63% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 3
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£545 £574 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.01% +26.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £420 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £729 £650 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £483
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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
349 413 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 97.76% 96.72% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 298 88
Average daily rate £350 £339 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 15 25
Average hourly rate £24.59 £15.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.95% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.08 £33.34 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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 +16 17 £545 -10.83% 1
Solutions Architect
South West

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 25 (54.35%) UML
1 25 (54.35%) Security Cleared
2 24 (52.17%) .NET
2 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 23 (50.00%) ITIL
3 23 (50.00%) Information Security
4 22 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (47.83%) Change Control
5 21 (45.65%) Retail
5 21 (45.65%) Manufacturing
5 21 (45.65%) PRINCE2
5 21 (45.65%) SOA
5 21 (45.65%) ISO 9000
6 20 (43.48%) Web Services
7 19 (41.30%) SC Cleared
8 18 (39.13%) .NET Framework
9 17 (36.96%) C#
9 17 (36.96%) VB
10 16 (34.78%) SAP
10 16 (34.78%) ISEB
11 15 (32.61%) CRM
11 15 (32.61%) GIS
12 14 (30.43%) Workflow
12 14 (30.43%) CMS
12 14 (30.43%) Management Information System
12 14 (30.43%) Content Management
12 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (23.91%) Data Management
13 11 (23.91%) Open Source
13 11 (23.91%) Big Data

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 14 (30.43%) CMS
2 10 (21.74%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (21.74%) Apache Solr
3 4 (8.70%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (2.17%) NServiceBus
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) Summit
2 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) Big Data
2 10 (21.74%) MongoDB
2 10 (21.74%) Hadoop
3 9 (19.57%) NoSQL
4 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (45.65%) Retail
1 21 (45.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (52.17%) .NET
2 20 (43.48%) Web Services
3 18 (39.13%) .NET Framework
4 10 (21.74%) PostGIS
5 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.35%) JSP
7 1 (2.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) GIS
2 14 (30.43%) Management Information System
3 11 (23.91%) Open Source
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (54.35%) UML
2 23 (50.00%) ITIL
2 23 (50.00%) Information Security
3 22 (47.83%) Change Control
4 21 (45.65%) PRINCE2
4 21 (45.65%) SOA
5 15 (32.61%) CRM
6 14 (30.43%) Workflow
6 14 (30.43%) Content Management
6 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (23.91%) Data Management
7 11 (23.91%) Analytics
8 8 (17.39%) Data Architecture
9 7 (15.22%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
10 4 (8.70%) Software Deployment
10 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
12 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) C#
1 17 (36.96%) VB
2 4 (8.70%) VB.NET
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) VB6
3 2 (4.35%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 25 (54.35%) Security Cleared
2 19 (41.30%) SC Cleared
3 16 (34.78%) ISEB
4 5 (10.87%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (47.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (45.65%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.17%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) ATG
4 1 (2.17%) Veeam
4 1 (2.17%) Zerto
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Citrix
4 1 (2.17%) Hitachi
4 1 (2.17%) VMware