The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 70 102 70
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 243 152 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.57% 1.70% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 1.85% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 76 74
Average daily rate
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£500 £461 £483
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% -4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £603 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
Solutions Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8669 8213 7418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.83% 91.88% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4887 4545 3774
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 435 580
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect across the South East region.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire +32 93 £538 +19.44% 13
Hampshire +29 49 £500 -4.76% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 34 £500 +16.27% 3
Oxfordshire +2 24 £500 - 3
West Sussex -4 20 £498 +3.10% 1
Surrey -10 12 £578 +34.30% 18
Middlesex +6 4 £575 +2.22%
East Sussex -16 2 £645 +22.85%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 104 (21.44%) TOGAF
2 80 (16.49%) Finance
3 72 (14.85%) SOA
4 69 (14.23%) Telecoms
5 63 (12.99%) Java
5 63 (12.99%) Oracle
6 59 (12.16%) Enterprise Architecture
7 56 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (10.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 51 (10.52%) Middleware
10 47 (9.69%) Security Cleared
11 46 (9.48%) CRM
12 40 (8.25%) Degree
13 37 (7.63%) UML
13 37 (7.63%) SAP
13 37 (7.63%) Microsoft
14 32 (6.60%) SC Cleared
15 31 (6.39%) Retail
16 29 (5.98%) Windows
17 28 (5.77%) ITIL
18 27 (5.57%) Technical Architecture
18 27 (5.57%) Web Services
19 26 (5.36%) Migration
20 24 (4.95%) SQL
20 24 (4.95%) C#
21 23 (4.74%) MS Excel
21 23 (4.74%) ERP
21 23 (4.74%) Cisco
21 23 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
22 22 (4.54%) Salesforce.com

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (4.33%) Apache
2 12 (2.47%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (1.86%) Documentum
5 8 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.65%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (1.65%) Lync
6 7 (1.44%) NetWeaver
7 6 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (1.03%) JBoss
9 4 (0.82%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.82%) SAP EP
9 4 (0.82%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.82%) JCAPS
10 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.62%) SAS
11 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) SPSS
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 11 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.65%) SAP PSCD
3 6 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.24%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.03%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.82%) SAP FI-CA
5 4 (0.82%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.62%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.41%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.41%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.65%) SaaS
2 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.41%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.21%) Taleo
5 1 (0.21%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.54%) Firewall
2 17 (3.51%) Internet
3 14 (2.89%) VoLTE
4 13 (2.68%) 3G
4 13 (2.68%) MVNO
5 11 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (2.27%) 4G
6 9 (1.86%) Unified Communications
7 8 (1.65%) DWDM
7 8 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (1.65%) WAN
7 8 (1.65%) LAN
8 7 (1.44%) Extranet
8 7 (1.44%) Intranet
9 6 (1.24%) Broadband
10 5 (1.03%) VPN
10 5 (1.03%) NAS
11 4 (0.82%) X.500
11 4 (0.82%) MPLS
11 4 (0.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (2.68%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.06%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.24%) Big Data
6 6 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.24%) SAP BW
7 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.82%) DB2
8 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.62%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.41%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.41%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.41%) JIRA
2 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) Hudson
3 1 (0.21%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (0.21%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (0.21%) Toad
3 1 (0.21%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.21%) Maven
General
1 80 (16.49%) Finance
2 69 (14.23%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.39%) Retail
4 17 (3.51%) Billing
5 11 (2.27%) Banking
6 10 (2.06%) Publishing
7 8 (1.65%) Automotive
7 8 (1.65%) Marketing
8 7 (1.44%) Legal
9 5 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.03%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.62%) Games
12 2 (0.41%) Back Office
12 2 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.52%) Middleware
2 27 (5.57%) Web Services
3 21 (4.33%) Java EE
4 19 (3.92%) .NET
5 14 (2.89%) SOAP
5 14 (2.89%) REST
6 12 (2.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (2.06%) HTML
8 9 (1.86%) XML
9 8 (1.65%) EJB
9 8 (1.65%) J2EE
9 8 (1.65%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.44%) SAP PI
11 5 (1.03%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.03%) JSON
11 5 (1.03%) HTML5
11 5 (1.03%) SAML
12 4 (0.82%) Spring
13 3 (0.62%) XMPP
13 3 (0.62%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
2 20 (4.12%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.65%) GIS
5 7 (1.44%) Social Media
6 5 (1.03%) Frameworx
6 5 (1.03%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.62%) Life Science
7 3 (0.62%) CMDB
7 3 (0.62%) Blog
7 3 (0.62%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.62%) User Experience
7 3 (0.62%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.41%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.41%) PKI
8 2 (0.41%) Online Games
9 1 (0.21%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.21%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.98%) Windows
2 11 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (2.27%) Windows 7
2 11 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (1.44%) UNIX
3 7 (1.44%) Linux
4 5 (1.03%) Windows 8
5 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.82%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.41%) AIX
7 2 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (21.44%) TOGAF
2 72 (14.85%) SOA
3 59 (12.16%) Enterprise Architecture
4 56 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (10.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (9.48%) CRM
7 37 (7.63%) UML
8 28 (5.77%) ITIL
9 27 (5.57%) Technical Architecture
10 26 (5.36%) Migration
11 23 (4.74%) ERP
12 21 (4.33%) EAI
12 21 (4.33%) Data Management
12 21 (4.33%) Open Source
13 19 (3.92%) E-Commerce
13 19 (3.92%) Project Management
14 16 (3.30%) Scrum
14 16 (3.30%) Workflow
15 15 (3.09%) Use Case
15 15 (3.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (12.99%) Java
2 24 (4.95%) C#
2 24 (4.95%) SQL
3 7 (1.44%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
4 3 (0.62%) VBScript
4 3 (0.62%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.62%) Apex Code
5 2 (0.41%) R
5 2 (0.41%) VB
5 2 (0.41%) ABAP
5 2 (0.41%) C
5 2 (0.41%) C++
6 1 (0.21%) COBOL
6 1 (0.21%) Perl
6 1 (0.21%) PHP
6 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (9.69%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.25%) Degree
3 32 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.82%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.41%) CCIE
6 2 (0.41%) CCNA
7 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) APMP
7 1 (0.21%) CCNP
7 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.86%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) COBIT
3 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.62%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.41%) XenServer
5 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.86%) OpenView
1 9 (1.86%) HP NNM
2 7 (1.44%) SCCM
3 6 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.41%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.41%) SCOM
6 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.21%) Netcool
7 1 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 63 (12.99%) Oracle
2 37 (7.63%) SAP
2 37 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.74%) Cisco
4 22 (4.54%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (3.92%) IBM
5 19 (3.92%) HP
6 18 (3.71%) VMware
7 11 (2.27%) Adobe
8 9 (1.86%) SevOne
9 8 (1.65%) Brocade
10 6 (1.24%) Siebel
10 6 (1.24%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.24%) Citrix
11 5 (1.03%) JDA
12 4 (0.82%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.82%) Symantec
12 4 (0.82%) EMC
12 4 (0.82%) OpenText
12 4 (0.82%) RedDot
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