The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 97 78 74
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 171 253 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.24% 2.65% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.80% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 157 118
Median daily rate £500 £520 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.30%
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
7153 9040 9386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.66% 94.84% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5231 5142
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 510 506
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +24 60 £500 +5.26% 5
Berkshire -10 47 £500 -6.97% 11
West Sussex +20 21 £475 -13.63% 2
Surrey 0 9 £438 -15.86% 9
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £523 +16.11% 2
East Sussex +9 5 £650 +14.03%
Kent +7 4 £556 +1.13%
Oxfordshire -36 4 £600 +15.38% 2
Middlesex -8 1 £600 +9.09% 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 65 (18.21%) TOGAF
2 52 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (14.29%) SOA
4 46 (12.89%) Microsoft
5 43 (12.04%) Oracle
6 41 (11.48%) CRM
7 40 (11.20%) Finance
8 35 (9.80%) Java
8 35 (9.80%) Security Cleared
9 32 (8.96%) Middleware
10 31 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (7.56%) Retail
11 27 (7.56%) Web Services
12 26 (7.28%) SAP
12 26 (7.28%) IBM
13 25 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (7.00%) PaaS
14 24 (6.72%) UML
15 23 (6.44%) Telecoms
15 23 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (6.16%) Migration
17 21 (5.88%) VMware
18 19 (5.32%) E-Commerce
19 18 (5.04%) Zachman Framework
19 18 (5.04%) Enterprise Architecture
19 18 (5.04%) SC Cleared
19 18 (5.04%) IaaS
20 17 (4.76%) Windows
20 17 (4.76%) Cisco
20 17 (4.76%) Data Centre

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 13 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.08%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.52%) Documentum
4 7 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.96%) JBoss
5 4 (1.12%) CMS
5 4 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.84%) Moodle
7 2 (0.56%) Apache
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.56%) Confluence
7 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.56%) WildFly
8 1 (0.28%) IIS
8 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.28%) SAS
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (1.40%) Primavera
1 5 (1.40%) SAP CRM
1 5 (1.40%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (1.12%) SAP PS
3 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.84%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.84%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.84%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.84%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.56%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.56%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 25 (7.00%) PaaS
2 23 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.04%) IaaS
4 16 (4.48%) SaaS
5 13 (3.64%) Office 365
6 6 (1.68%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.40%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.84%) Boomi
9 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.28%) G Suite
10 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.28%) Veeva
10 1 (0.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.92%) WAN
2 12 (3.36%) LAN
3 9 (2.52%) Network Security
4 8 (2.24%) Firewall
4 8 (2.24%) VoIP
5 6 (1.68%) LDAP
5 6 (1.68%) MPLS
6 5 (1.40%) Internet
6 5 (1.40%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.12%) 3G
7 4 (1.12%) SAN
8 3 (0.84%) Broadband
8 3 (0.84%) DNS
8 3 (0.84%) FTP
8 3 (0.84%) MVNO
8 3 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.84%) SSL
8 3 (0.84%) Wireless
9 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.24%) SAP BW
4 7 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (1.40%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.84%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.84%) MySQL
7 3 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.56%) Redis
9 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.28%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.28%) Cognos Query Studio
9 1 (0.28%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.28%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.64%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.08%) JIRA
4 4 (1.12%) Subversion
5 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.28%) LSMW
6 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (11.20%) Finance
2 27 (7.56%) Retail
3 23 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.64%) Billing
5 5 (1.40%) Marketing
6 4 (1.12%) Publishing
7 3 (0.84%) Banking
7 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.96%) Middleware
2 27 (7.56%) Web Services
3 15 (4.20%) .NET
4 12 (3.36%) REST
5 11 (3.08%) Java EE
5 11 (3.08%) SOAP
5 11 (3.08%) Spring
6 10 (2.80%) HTML
7 9 (2.52%) CSS
8 7 (1.96%) J2EE
9 6 (1.68%) OAuth
10 5 (1.40%) IBM Integration Bus
10 5 (1.40%) SAML
10 5 (1.40%) XML
11 4 (1.12%) RAML
12 3 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.84%) JSON
12 3 (0.84%) Spring MVC
13 2 (0.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (2.80%) IVR
4 5 (1.40%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.40%) Public Cloud
4 5 (1.40%) Social Media
5 4 (1.12%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.12%) DataPower
5 4 (1.12%) Handset
5 4 (1.12%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.12%) Streaming Video
5 4 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.84%) EPoS
6 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.84%) Replication
6 3 (0.84%) User Experience
7 2 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.56%) Life Science
7 2 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.76%) Windows
2 9 (2.52%) Unix
3 8 (2.24%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.40%) Linux
5 4 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.56%) Solaris
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.21%) TOGAF
2 52 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (14.29%) SOA
4 41 (11.48%) CRM
5 31 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (6.72%) UML
7 22 (6.16%) Migration
8 19 (5.32%) E-Commerce
9 18 (5.04%) Enterprise Architecture
9 18 (5.04%) Zachman Framework
10 15 (4.20%) High Availability
10 15 (4.20%) Presales
10 15 (4.20%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (3.92%) DevOps
11 14 (3.92%) ERP
11 14 (3.92%) Microservices
11 14 (3.92%) Scrum
12 13 (3.64%) Data Modelling
12 13 (3.64%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.80%) Java
2 15 (4.20%) SQL
3 9 (2.52%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.40%) PHP
5 4 (1.12%) C#
6 2 (0.56%) Python
6 2 (0.56%) Scala
7 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.28%) C
7 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 35 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.20%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.08%) Degree
5 10 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.68%) MCSE
7 5 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.12%) CCIE
8 4 (1.12%) CCNA
8 4 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.56%) CCA
9 2 (0.56%) CCDP
9 2 (0.56%) CCIP
9 2 (0.56%) CCNP
9 2 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.40%) PCI DSS
1 5 (1.40%) QA
2 4 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.56%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.24%) Docker
4 4 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.84%) XenApp
6 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.56%) vSphere
6 2 (0.56%) XenServer
7 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.12%) SCCM
2 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.84%) Puppet
3 2 (0.56%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (0.56%) Ansible
3 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.56%) SCOM
3 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.28%) Kibana
4 1 (0.28%) logstash
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 46 (12.89%) Microsoft
2 43 (12.04%) Oracle
3 26 (7.28%) IBM
3 26 (7.28%) SAP
4 21 (5.88%) VMware
5 17 (4.76%) Cisco
6 10 (2.80%) Citrix
7 8 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.68%) Dell
8 6 (1.68%) Huawei
9 5 (1.40%) ATG
9 5 (1.40%) Cognos
9 5 (1.40%) HP
9 5 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.12%) Ariba
10 4 (1.12%) Avaya
10 4 (1.12%) webMethods
11 3 (0.84%) CA
11 3 (0.84%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.84%) TIBCO
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