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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 83 107 64
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 220 140 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.22% 1.64% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 1.79% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 77 78
Average daily rate
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£500 £465 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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
9046 7839 7738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.24% 91.96% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4999 4158 3740
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 449 657
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Berkshire +34 98 £500 +11.11% 18
Hampshire -8 45 £500 +5.26% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 25 £475 - 4
Surrey +3 22 £400 -3.61% 10
Oxfordshire -7 18 £525 -19.23% 4
West Sussex -3 3 £545 +14.73%
Middlesex -7 3 £379 -31.13%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 106 (22.94%) TOGAF
2 78 (16.88%) Telecoms
3 70 (15.15%) Oracle
4 69 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (13.64%) Internet
6 62 (13.42%) Finance
7 58 (12.55%) Degree
8 53 (11.47%) SOA
9 48 (10.39%) Retail
10 47 (10.17%) Microsoft
11 46 (9.96%) .NET
11 46 (9.96%) Java
11 46 (9.96%) Web Services
12 45 (9.74%) Security Cleared
13 43 (9.31%) J2EE
14 42 (9.09%) VMware
15 38 (8.23%) 3G
15 38 (8.23%) Billing
16 37 (8.01%) Project Management
17 36 (7.79%) Computer Science
18 35 (7.58%) IBM
19 34 (7.36%) Apache
20 33 (7.14%) UNIX
20 33 (7.14%) SC Cleared
21 32 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (6.93%) Migration
22 31 (6.71%) CRM
23 30 (6.49%) Cisco
23 30 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
23 30 (6.49%) Middleware

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 34 (7.36%) Apache
2 22 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 15 (3.25%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.81%) Lync
4 13 (2.81%) Apache Solr
5 11 (2.38%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.73%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.30%) JBoss
9 3 (0.65%) IIS
9 3 (0.65%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.43%) Drupal
10 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.43%) CMS
11 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.87%) MS Office
6 3 (0.65%) MS Project
7 1 (0.22%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (2.16%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.08%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.65%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.43%) SAP SCM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.43%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.63%) SaaS
3 5 (1.08%) Office 365
4 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.87%) PaaS
5 3 (0.65%) IaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.43%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 63 (13.64%) Internet
2 38 (8.23%) 3G
3 25 (5.41%) Broadband
4 17 (3.68%) Firewall
5 15 (3.25%) LAN
6 14 (3.03%) VoIP
6 14 (3.03%) WAN
6 14 (3.03%) MPLS
7 12 (2.60%) LTE
8 11 (2.38%) SAN
9 9 (1.95%) MVNO
10 8 (1.73%) DMZ
11 7 (1.52%) BGP
11 7 (1.52%) VPN
11 7 (1.52%) 4G
12 6 (1.30%) WLAN
12 6 (1.30%) UMTS
12 6 (1.30%) OSPF
13 5 (1.08%) ADSL
13 5 (1.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (4.55%) Big Data
3 17 (3.68%) Hadoop
4 14 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.81%) MySQL
6 10 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
6 10 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.16%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.43%) DB2
9 2 (0.43%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.22%) IDOL
10 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (6.28%) Eclipse
1 29 (6.28%) Maven
2 18 (3.90%) JIRA
2 18 (3.90%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.68%) Cucumber
3 17 (3.68%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.22%) ERwin
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 78 (16.88%) Telecoms
2 62 (13.42%) Finance
3 48 (10.39%) Retail
4 38 (8.23%) Billing
5 15 (3.25%) Marketing
6 12 (2.60%) Banking
7 9 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.95%) Military
8 8 (1.73%) Back Office
9 6 (1.30%) Legal
10 5 (1.08%) Publishing
11 3 (0.65%) Electronics
11 3 (0.65%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Front Office
12 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.22%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.96%) .NET
1 46 (9.96%) Web Services
2 43 (9.31%) J2EE
3 30 (6.49%) Middleware
4 23 (4.98%) PostGIS
5 18 (3.90%) SOAP
5 18 (3.90%) RESTful
6 16 (3.46%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (3.46%) HTML
7 14 (3.03%) XML
8 9 (1.95%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (1.73%) Spring
9 8 (1.73%) Dojo
10 6 (1.30%) JSON
10 6 (1.30%) Worklight
10 6 (1.30%) REST
10 6 (1.30%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.65%) Visualforce
11 3 (0.65%) HTML5
11 3 (0.65%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.79%) Computer Science
2 26 (5.63%) Open Source
3 23 (4.98%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.68%) iSeries
5 15 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.95%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.30%) User Experience
9 5 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.08%) Social Media
10 4 (0.87%) PKI
10 4 (0.87%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.65%) CESG
11 3 (0.65%) EPoS
11 3 (0.65%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.65%) Life Science
11 3 (0.65%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.14%) UNIX
2 26 (5.63%) Linux
3 18 (3.90%) Windows
4 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.08%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.87%) AIX
8 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) VMS
9 1 (0.22%) Android
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (22.94%) TOGAF
2 69 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (11.47%) SOA
4 37 (8.01%) Project Management
5 32 (6.93%) Migration
6 31 (6.71%) CRM
7 30 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (6.28%) Enterprise Architecture
9 27 (5.84%) Data Modelling
10 26 (5.63%) Zachman Framework
11 25 (5.41%) Mentoring
12 23 (4.98%) E-Commerce
13 22 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
13 22 (4.76%) Scrum
14 20 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (4.33%) ERP
14 20 (4.33%) ITIL
15 17 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (3.25%) Inmon Methodology
16 15 (3.25%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.96%) Java
2 16 (3.46%) JavaScript
3 13 (2.81%) SQL
4 12 (2.60%) C#
4 12 (2.60%) PHP
5 8 (1.73%) Objective-C
6 6 (1.30%) C
7 4 (0.87%) C++
8 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.65%) Perl
8 3 (0.65%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.43%) Python
10 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.22%) VBA
10 1 (0.22%) Scala
10 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (12.55%) Degree
2 45 (9.74%) Security Cleared
3 33 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.08%) CCIE
6 3 (0.65%) CCNA
6 3 (0.65%) PMP
6 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.43%) CCDP
7 2 (0.43%) CCNP
7 2 (0.43%) CCIP
7 2 (0.43%) PhD
8 1 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.22%) MCSE
8 1 (0.22%) HND
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.08%) QA
2 4 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.65%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.43%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.22%) GCP
5 1 (0.22%) GMP
5 1 (0.22%) GxP
5 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.95%) vSphere
4 4 (0.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.43%) XenApp
6 2 (0.43%) KVM
7 1 (0.22%) LXC
7 1 (0.22%) Docker
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (3.90%) Puppet
2 4 (0.87%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.65%) Netcool
3 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.43%) OPNET
4 2 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.22%) OpenView
5 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (15.15%) Oracle
2 47 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 42 (9.09%) VMware
4 35 (7.58%) IBM
5 30 (6.49%) Cisco
6 29 (6.28%) SAP
7 14 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.81%) EMC
9 10 (2.16%) HP
10 6 (1.30%) NetApp
10 6 (1.30%) Dell
10 6 (1.30%) Citrix
10 6 (1.30%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.30%) Remedy
10 6 (1.30%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.30%) Primavera
11 5 (1.08%) BMC
12 4 (0.87%) Huawei
12 4 (0.87%) Juniper
12 4 (0.87%) Hyperion
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