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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 88 75 104
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 216 243 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.32% 2.57% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 2.72% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 139 76
Median daily rate £500 £500 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £60.00
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
8851 8939 8414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.10% 94.66% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5334 4996 4610
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 427 461
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Berkshire -14 74 £513 -4.65% 6
Hampshire -11 43 £465 -7.00% 3
West Sussex -16 27 £500 +0.50% 3
Surrey +1 23 £533 -7.79% 9
Oxfordshire +5 19 £488 -2.50% 5
Buckinghamshire -8 17 £525 +5.00% 6
Middlesex +1 7 £500 -13.04%
East Sussex +8 3 £563 -12.79%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 95 (24.87%) TOGAF
2 80 (20.94%) Telecoms
3 53 (13.87%) SOA
4 49 (12.83%) Microsoft
5 44 (11.52%) Oracle
6 43 (11.26%) Java
6 43 (11.26%) Finance
7 42 (10.99%) Security Cleared
8 39 (10.21%) Degree
9 38 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (9.95%) Retail
9 38 (9.95%) Web Services
10 37 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (9.69%) Migration
11 34 (8.90%) .NET
12 33 (8.64%) SAP
12 33 (8.64%) SC Cleared
13 31 (8.12%) CRM
14 27 (7.07%) SOAP
14 27 (7.07%) Enterprise Architecture
15 26 (6.81%) SQL
15 26 (6.81%) Middleware
16 25 (6.54%) ITIL
16 25 (6.54%) VMware
17 24 (6.28%) SharePoint
17 24 (6.28%) Data Modelling
17 24 (6.28%) Technical Architecture
18 23 (6.02%) Data Centre
18 23 (6.02%) Spring
18 23 (6.02%) Project Management

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 24 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.66%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (2.62%) CMS
5 7 (1.83%) MQSeries
5 7 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.31%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.31%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.05%) JBoss
9 3 (0.79%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.79%) CICS
9 3 (0.79%) Drupal
9 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.79%) Liferay
9 3 (0.79%) Mule
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.62%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.31%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.52%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.26%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (2.88%) Office 365
2 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.09%) SaaS
4 7 (1.83%) IaaS
5 4 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.79%) Force.com
6 3 (0.79%) PaaS
7 2 (0.52%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.52%) Veeva
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) Boomi
8 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.26%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.45%) 3G
2 13 (3.40%) 4G
3 12 (3.14%) Internet
3 12 (3.14%) VPN
4 11 (2.88%) Firewall
5 10 (2.62%) VoIP
6 8 (2.09%) LAN
6 8 (2.09%) MPLS
6 8 (2.09%) WAN
7 7 (1.83%) Network Security
8 6 (1.57%) MVNO
8 6 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (1.31%) SAN
10 4 (1.05%) Broadband
10 4 (1.05%) LTE
10 4 (1.05%) PBX
10 4 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.05%) WLAN
11 3 (0.79%) DNS
11 3 (0.79%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (3.14%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.83%) MySQL
3 7 (1.83%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (1.83%) Oracle Discoverer
3 7 (1.83%) Oracle ODI
3 7 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.31%) Big Data
4 5 (1.31%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.79%) Couchbase
6 3 (0.79%) DB2
6 3 (0.79%) Easytrieve
6 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.52%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (3.14%) SoapUI
2 7 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.05%) JUnit
5 3 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.52%) MSTest
6 2 (0.52%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.52%) Selenium
General
1 80 (20.94%) Telecoms
2 43 (11.26%) Finance
3 38 (9.95%) Retail
4 17 (4.45%) Billing
5 10 (2.62%) Publishing
6 9 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.09%) Military
8 6 (1.57%) Banking
8 6 (1.57%) Marketing
9 5 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.79%) Back Office
11 2 (0.52%) Advertising
11 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.52%) Automotive
11 2 (0.52%) Legal
12 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) French Language
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.95%) Web Services
2 34 (8.90%) .NET
3 27 (7.07%) SOAP
4 26 (6.81%) Middleware
5 23 (6.02%) Spring
6 17 (4.45%) REST
6 17 (4.45%) XML
7 12 (3.14%) WSDL
7 12 (3.14%) XSD
8 9 (2.36%) HTML
9 8 (2.09%) Hibernate
9 8 (2.09%) J2EE
10 7 (1.83%) HTML5
11 6 (1.57%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.31%) Java EE
12 5 (1.31%) Natural Language Processing
12 5 (1.31%) RESTful
12 5 (1.31%) TIBCO EMS
13 4 (1.05%) CSS
13 4 (1.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.66%) Data Integration
4 9 (2.36%) FMCG
5 8 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.31%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.05%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.05%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.05%) W3C
9 3 (0.79%) Data Conversion
9 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.79%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.79%) User Experience
9 3 (0.79%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.52%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.52%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.52%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.52%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.50%) Windows
2 18 (4.71%) Unix
3 16 (4.19%) Linux
4 9 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.79%) AIX
6 3 (0.79%) HPUX
6 3 (0.79%) zOS
7 2 (0.52%) Solaris
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (24.87%) TOGAF
2 53 (13.87%) SOA
3 38 (9.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (9.69%) Migration
5 31 (8.12%) CRM
6 27 (7.07%) Enterprise Architecture
7 25 (6.54%) ITIL
8 24 (6.28%) Data Modelling
8 24 (6.28%) Technical Architecture
9 23 (6.02%) Project Management
10 21 (5.50%) E-Commerce
11 20 (5.24%) API Integration
11 20 (5.24%) Zachman Framework
12 18 (4.71%) Analytics
12 18 (4.71%) Presales
12 18 (4.71%) UML
12 18 (4.71%) Waterfall
13 16 (4.19%) ERP
13 16 (4.19%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.26%) Java
2 26 (6.81%) SQL
3 13 (3.40%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.62%) C#
5 3 (0.79%) Assembly Language
5 3 (0.79%) C
5 3 (0.79%) C++
5 3 (0.79%) CLIST
5 3 (0.79%) COBOL
5 3 (0.79%) JCL
5 3 (0.79%) PHP
5 3 (0.79%) REXX
6 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.52%) Python
7 1 (0.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 42 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.21%) Degree
3 33 (8.64%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.09%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.79%) CCNA
6 3 (0.79%) ISEB
6 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.52%) PMP
8 1 (0.26%) CCIE
8 1 (0.26%) CCNP
8 1 (0.26%) CISM
8 1 (0.26%) CISSP
8 1 (0.26%) CLAS
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.83%) COBIT
2 3 (0.79%) QA
3 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.31%) XenApp
5 4 (1.05%) Terminal Server
5 4 (1.05%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.05%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.79%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.83%) SCVMM
2 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.05%) Puppet
2 4 (1.05%) SCCM
3 2 (0.52%) Ansible
3 2 (0.52%) MOM
3 2 (0.52%) OpenNMS
3 2 (0.52%) SCOM
3 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 49 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.52%) Oracle
3 33 (8.64%) SAP
4 25 (6.54%) VMware
5 20 (5.24%) Cisco
6 17 (4.45%) Citrix
7 16 (4.19%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (3.66%) HP
9 11 (2.88%) IBM
10 10 (2.62%) Juniper
11 8 (2.09%) TIBCO
12 7 (1.83%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.31%) Apigee
13 5 (1.31%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.31%) EMC
13 5 (1.31%) Sitecore
13 5 (1.31%) webMethods
14 4 (1.05%) Axway
14 4 (1.05%) ForgeRock
14 4 (1.05%) hybris
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