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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 66 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 236 185 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.58% 2.09% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.25% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 88 78
Average daily rate
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£498 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.73% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £54.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.49 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-38.32% +28.26%
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
8422 8223 9197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.07% 92.95% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4694 4342 4273
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 505 638
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -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 27 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 August 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 +27 110 £475 +4.10% 14
Surrey +22 43 £525 +7.69% 10
Hampshire -7 40 £460 -4.90% 8
Buckinghamshire -6 23 £538 +20.78% 1
West Sussex - 5 £580 -
East Sussex - 4 £450 - 3
Oxfordshire -1 3 £450 -5.26% 4
Middlesex -14 2 £345 - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 78 (19.80%) TOGAF
2 73 (18.53%) Telecoms
3 66 (16.75%) Finance
4 58 (14.72%) .NET
5 51 (12.94%) Degree
6 48 (12.18%) CRM
7 42 (10.66%) Oracle
7 42 (10.66%) Security Cleared
8 40 (10.15%) Web Services
8 40 (10.15%) SOA
9 39 (9.90%) Java
9 39 (9.90%) Internet
10 38 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
11 37 (9.39%) Project Management
12 35 (8.88%) Billing
13 34 (8.63%) SC Cleared
14 33 (8.38%) SAP
15 31 (7.87%) J2EE
16 30 (7.61%) Microsoft
17 29 (7.36%) 3G
18 28 (7.11%) IBM
18 28 (7.11%) Mobile App
19 26 (6.60%) UNIX
19 26 (6.60%) Retail
20 24 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
21 23 (5.84%) LTE
22 22 (5.58%) WebSphere
22 22 (5.58%) Migration
23 21 (5.33%) VMware
23 21 (5.33%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 22 (5.58%) WebSphere
2 20 (5.08%) Apache
3 12 (3.05%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.03%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.78%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.27%) Lync
7 4 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.76%) Drupal
8 3 (0.76%) Liferay
8 3 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.51%) IIS
9 2 (0.51%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.25%) FileNet
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 15 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.28%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.02%) MS Project
5 3 (0.76%) MS Office
5 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.54%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.02%) SAP Retail
2 4 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.76%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.76%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.51%) Cordys
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.55%) SaaS
3 6 (1.52%) Office 365
4 4 (1.02%) PaaS
5 3 (0.76%) Force.com
6 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.25%) IaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.90%) Internet
2 29 (7.36%) 3G
3 23 (5.84%) LTE
4 12 (3.05%) Firewall
4 12 (3.05%) Broadband
5 11 (2.79%) UMTS
5 11 (2.79%) MPLS
6 10 (2.54%) VoIP
7 8 (2.03%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.78%) SNMP
8 7 (1.78%) VPN
8 7 (1.78%) SAN
8 7 (1.78%) OSPF
8 7 (1.78%) BGP
8 7 (1.78%) IPsec
8 7 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (1.78%) 4G
9 6 (1.52%) FWSM
9 6 (1.52%) HSRP
9 6 (1.52%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.78%) Big Data
4 7 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.52%) MySQL
6 4 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.76%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.76%) DB2
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (3.81%) Maven
2 14 (3.55%) Eclipse
2 14 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.05%) Cucumber
3 12 (3.05%) JIRA
3 12 (3.05%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 73 (18.53%) Telecoms
2 66 (16.75%) Finance
3 35 (8.88%) Billing
4 26 (6.60%) Retail
5 11 (2.79%) Military
5 11 (2.79%) Marketing
6 10 (2.54%) Banking
7 4 (1.02%) Law
7 4 (1.02%) Back Office
8 3 (0.76%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.51%) Electronics
9 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.51%) Front Office
9 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (14.72%) .NET
2 40 (10.15%) Web Services
3 31 (7.87%) J2EE
4 17 (4.31%) Middleware
5 16 (4.06%) XML
5 16 (4.06%) SOAP
5 16 (4.06%) HTML
6 15 (3.81%) RESTful
7 14 (3.55%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (2.28%) PostGIS
9 8 (2.03%) REST
9 8 (2.03%) Dojo
10 6 (1.52%) Worklight
11 5 (1.27%) jQuery
11 5 (1.27%) Spring
12 3 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (0.76%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.76%) Java EE
12 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.11%) Mobile App
2 21 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (3.55%) Open Source
5 9 (2.28%) iSeries
5 9 (2.28%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.03%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.02%) CESG
8 4 (1.02%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.02%) RMADS
9 3 (0.76%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.76%) Social Media
9 3 (0.76%) IVR
10 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.51%) DataPower
10 2 (0.51%) GIS
10 2 (0.51%) EPoS
10 2 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.60%) UNIX
2 19 (4.82%) Windows
3 13 (3.30%) Linux
4 8 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.52%) Windows Vista
5 6 (1.52%) AIX
5 6 (1.52%) Solaris
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.02%) Android
6 4 (1.02%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.25%) SUSE
8 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (19.80%) TOGAF
2 48 (12.18%) CRM
3 40 (10.15%) SOA
4 38 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 37 (9.39%) Project Management
6 24 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
7 22 (5.58%) Migration
8 18 (4.57%) Scrum
8 18 (4.57%) E-Commerce
8 18 (4.57%) Zachman Framework
9 14 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (3.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 13 (3.30%) Network Management
10 13 (3.30%) E-business
10 13 (3.30%) ITIL
11 12 (3.05%) PRINCE2
11 12 (3.05%) ERP
11 12 (3.05%) Workflow
11 12 (3.05%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.90%) Java
2 16 (4.06%) JavaScript
3 12 (3.05%) SQL
4 11 (2.79%) C#
5 8 (2.03%) Objective-C
5 8 (2.03%) C
6 7 (1.78%) C++
7 4 (1.02%) Perl
8 3 (0.76%) Python
8 3 (0.76%) Ruby
9 2 (0.51%) PHP
9 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.25%) COBOL
10 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 51 (12.94%) Degree
2 42 (10.66%) Security Cleared
3 34 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.78%) CCIE
7 4 (1.02%) PMP
7 4 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.76%) MCSE
8 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.51%) CCNP
10 1 (0.25%) CCIP
10 1 (0.25%) CCNA
10 1 (0.25%) CCDP
10 1 (0.25%) ISEB
10 1 (0.25%) CCA
10 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.27%) QA
2 4 (1.02%) JSP 440
2 4 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.51%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) vSphere
4 1 (0.25%) KVM
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.05%) Puppet
2 3 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (0.76%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.51%) Windows Intune
3 2 (0.51%) Netcool
3 2 (0.51%) OPNET
4 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (10.66%) Oracle
2 33 (8.38%) SAP
3 30 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 28 (7.11%) IBM
5 21 (5.33%) VMware
6 18 (4.57%) Cisco
7 11 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (2.28%) Juniper
8 9 (2.28%) Huawei
9 7 (1.78%) Primavera
9 7 (1.78%) Radware
9 7 (1.78%) Ericsson
9 7 (1.78%) TIBCO
9 7 (1.78%) Siebel
10 6 (1.52%) Citrix
10 6 (1.52%) HP
10 6 (1.52%) Nokia
10 6 (1.52%) Redback
11 5 (1.27%) Metastorm
12 4 (1.02%) Red Hat
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