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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 90 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 225 236 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.27% 2.58% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.80% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 119 87
Average daily rate
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£500 £498 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% +4.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £675 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £54.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
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 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +28 86 £500 +8.69% 6
Berkshire -42 50 £488 +2.63% 12
Buckinghamshire +2 36 £475 -11.62% 5
Oxfordshire -6 20 £500 +11.11% 5
West Sussex -5 14 £503 -13.36%
Surrey -34 12 £488 -7.14% 7
Middlesex +7 5 £450 +30.43% 1
East Sussex -2 5 £690 +53.33%
Sussex - 2 £575 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 95 (20.56%) Oracle
2 88 (19.05%) TOGAF
3 75 (16.23%) Security Cleared
4 64 (13.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 64 (13.85%) Finance
5 61 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (13.20%) SC Cleared
6 59 (12.77%) Java
7 54 (11.69%) SOA
8 53 (11.47%) Technical Architecture
9 51 (11.04%) Telecoms
10 43 (9.31%) SAP
11 40 (8.66%) CRM
11 40 (8.66%) Analytics
12 39 (8.44%) UML
12 39 (8.44%) Microsoft
13 38 (8.23%) Retail
14 37 (8.01%) SQL
15 35 (7.58%) Degree
16 32 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (6.71%) Middleware
17 31 (6.71%) Windows
18 29 (6.28%) Data Management
19 28 (6.06%) Data Modelling
20 27 (5.84%) ERP
20 27 (5.84%) Web Services
20 27 (5.84%) Cisco
20 27 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
21 26 (5.63%) Marketing
22 25 (5.41%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 19 (4.11%) WebSphere
3 18 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.46%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (2.38%) NetWeaver
6 8 (1.73%) SAP EP
7 6 (1.30%) Node.js
7 6 (1.30%) JBoss
8 5 (1.08%) Documentum
9 4 (0.87%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.87%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.65%) SAS
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.43%) Apache
12 1 (0.22%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.43%) SPSS
4 2 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.38%) SAP PSCD
2 10 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.95%) SAP FI-CA
4 8 (1.73%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.73%) SAP CRM
4 8 (1.73%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.43%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 11 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (2.16%) SaaS
6 4 (0.87%) PaaS
6 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.87%) IaaS
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.22%) Taleo
8 1 (0.22%) Office 365
8 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.22%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.46%) LAN
1 16 (3.46%) WAN
2 14 (3.03%) VoLTE
3 11 (2.38%) Unified Communications
3 11 (2.38%) 4G
3 11 (2.38%) Internet
4 10 (2.16%) 3G
4 10 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (1.52%) MPLS
6 7 (1.52%) VoIP
7 6 (1.30%) WLAN
7 6 (1.30%) DWDM
8 5 (1.08%) CTI
8 5 (1.08%) VPN
8 5 (1.08%) Firewall
9 4 (0.87%) GSM
10 3 (0.65%) SDH
10 3 (0.65%) LDAP
10 3 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.11%) Oracle BI EE
2 17 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.46%) Oracle Reports
3 16 (3.46%) Big Data
4 14 (3.03%) Oracle ODI
4 14 (3.03%) Oracle Discoverer
5 13 (2.81%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.95%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.73%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.73%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.52%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.08%) MySQL
11 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.87%) DB2
13 3 (0.65%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (3.25%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.30%) Selenium
3 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.43%) Maven
4 2 (0.43%) Hudson
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.22%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) JBehave
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) Ant
5 1 (0.22%) JUnit
5 1 (0.22%) Toad
5 1 (0.22%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 64 (13.85%) Finance
2 51 (11.04%) Telecoms
3 38 (8.23%) Retail
4 26 (5.63%) Marketing
5 18 (3.90%) Military
6 17 (3.68%) Publishing
7 10 (2.16%) Automotive
8 8 (1.73%) General Ledger
9 7 (1.52%) Billing
10 6 (1.30%) Banking
11 5 (1.08%) Legal
11 5 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.43%) Games
12 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.71%) Middleware
2 27 (5.84%) Web Services
3 17 (3.68%) .NET
4 14 (3.03%) Java EE
5 13 (2.81%) SAP PI
5 13 (2.81%) J2EE
5 13 (2.81%) AngularJS
6 10 (2.16%) SOAP
7 7 (1.52%) HTML
7 7 (1.52%) XML
7 7 (1.52%) WebCenter
7 7 (1.52%) Spring
8 6 (1.30%) REST
9 5 (1.08%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.87%) CSS
10 4 (0.87%) SAML
11 2 (0.43%) WDK
11 2 (0.43%) JSP
11 2 (0.43%) EJB
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.19%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.81%) GIS
5 12 (2.60%) User Experience
6 11 (2.38%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.52%) Social Media
8 6 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.08%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.87%) SCADA
10 4 (0.87%) Frameworx
10 4 (0.87%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.87%) CMDB
11 3 (0.65%) Blog
11 3 (0.65%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.43%) Online Games
12 2 (0.43%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.71%) Windows
2 17 (3.68%) Linux
3 15 (3.25%) UNIX
4 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.08%) Windows Vista
6 4 (0.87%) HPUX
6 4 (0.87%) Solaris
7 3 (0.65%) AIX
8 2 (0.43%) Android
8 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (19.05%) TOGAF
2 64 (13.85%) Enterprise Architecture
3 61 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (11.69%) SOA
5 53 (11.47%) Technical Architecture
6 40 (8.66%) CRM
6 40 (8.66%) Analytics
7 39 (8.44%) UML
8 32 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (6.28%) Data Management
10 28 (6.06%) Data Modelling
11 27 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (5.84%) ERP
12 22 (4.76%) ITIL
13 21 (4.55%) Project Management
14 19 (4.11%) Migration
15 18 (3.90%) E-business
16 17 (3.68%) Zachman Framework
17 16 (3.46%) E-Commerce
17 16 (3.46%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (12.77%) Java
2 37 (8.01%) SQL
3 17 (3.68%) C#
4 14 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.52%) Python
6 4 (0.87%) C
7 3 (0.65%) C++
7 3 (0.65%) ABAP
8 2 (0.43%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.43%) R
8 2 (0.43%) Groovy
9 1 (0.22%) Scala
9 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.22%) COBOL
9 1 (0.22%) Perl
9 1 (0.22%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (16.23%) Security Cleared
2 61 (13.20%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.58%) Degree
4 10 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.65%) CCIE
6 3 (0.65%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.43%) CCNA
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.43%) MBA
7 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.22%) MCITP
8 1 (0.22%) CCNP
8 1 (0.22%) MCSE
8 1 (0.22%) MCSA
8 1 (0.22%) CCDP
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.81%) QA
2 3 (0.65%) COBIT
3 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.60%) Docker
4 5 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.43%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (1.95%) HP NNM
1 9 (1.95%) OpenView
2 7 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (1.30%) EMC VPLEX
4 3 (0.65%) XenMobile
4 3 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.65%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.43%) SCCM
5 2 (0.43%) SCOM
5 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.22%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.22%) Netcool
6 1 (0.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.22%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 95 (20.56%) Oracle
2 43 (9.31%) SAP
3 39 (8.44%) Microsoft
4 27 (5.84%) Cisco
5 25 (5.41%) VMware
6 22 (4.76%) Adobe
7 19 (4.11%) HP
8 13 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (2.60%) IBM
10 9 (1.95%) SevOne
11 8 (1.73%) TIBCO
12 7 (1.52%) Pega
13 6 (1.30%) Sitecore
13 6 (1.30%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.30%) webMethods
14 5 (1.08%) JDA
14 5 (1.08%) Citrix
14 5 (1.08%) Juniper
14 5 (1.08%) Brocade
15 4 (0.87%) EMC
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