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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 96 77 96
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 181 214 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.12% 2.30% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.45% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 115 80
Average daily rate £520 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £450 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £518 £485
% change year-on-year
-3.42% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 £32.50 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -26.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £33.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+87.96% -24.85%
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
8034 8717 7813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.91% 93.76% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4854 4667 4070
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 421 454
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.28 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 56 £478 -4.40% 3
Berkshire -42 40 £510 -7.27% 13
Oxfordshire +6 25 £520 -8.57% 11
Buckinghamshire +16 23 £450 -5.36% 4
West Sussex +20 16 £550 +0.91%
Surrey -8 13 £520 +12.43% 9
Middlesex - 3 £543 -
Sussex 0 1 £600 -
M4 Corridor -4 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 125 (28.15%) TOGAF
2 95 (21.40%) Security Cleared
3 88 (19.82%) SC Cleared
4 81 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (17.12%) Analytics
6 68 (15.32%) Oracle
7 60 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
8 59 (13.29%) Microsoft
9 58 (13.06%) Finance
10 57 (12.84%) Java
11 56 (12.61%) Data Modelling
12 55 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 53 (11.94%) Waterfall
14 52 (11.71%) CRM
15 51 (11.49%) WebLogic
15 51 (11.49%) Degree
16 49 (11.04%) Retail
17 48 (10.81%) SOA
18 47 (10.59%) Telecoms
19 45 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (9.91%) Content Management
21 42 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
21 42 (9.46%) Migration
22 41 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
22 41 (9.23%) Zachman Framework
22 41 (9.23%) Technical Architecture
22 41 (9.23%) Content Enrichment
23 39 (8.78%) Machine Learning
23 39 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
24 38 (8.56%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 51 (11.49%) WebLogic
2 36 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 36 (8.11%) WebSphere
3 29 (6.53%) Node.js
4 12 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.80%) CICS
5 8 (1.80%) JBoss
5 8 (1.80%) Lync
5 8 (1.80%) MQSeries
6 7 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.13%) CMS
8 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.90%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.68%) Drupal
9 3 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.68%) Liferay
9 3 (0.68%) Mule
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 12 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) MS Office
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.90%) HFM
4 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) Minerva
6 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.23%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (4.50%) Office 365
4 15 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (3.15%) IaaS
5 14 (3.15%) SaaS
6 13 (2.93%) PaaS
7 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Force.com
8 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.05%) MVNO
2 12 (2.70%) Unified Communications
3 9 (2.03%) Intranet
3 9 (2.03%) LAN
3 9 (2.03%) MPLS
3 9 (2.03%) WAN
4 8 (1.80%) Internet
5 7 (1.58%) Firewall
5 7 (1.58%) Network Security
5 7 (1.58%) SAN
5 7 (1.58%) VPN
6 5 (1.13%) iSCSI
6 5 (1.13%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.90%) 3G
7 4 (0.90%) Converged Networks
7 4 (0.90%) Intelligent Network
7 4 (0.90%) MGW
7 4 (0.90%) Softswitch
7 4 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.90%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (8.33%) Big Data
3 35 (7.88%) NoSQL
4 34 (7.66%) MongoDB
5 30 (6.76%) SQL Server
6 29 (6.53%) Hadoop
7 28 (6.31%) Oracle ODI
8 26 (5.86%) Oracle BI EE
9 22 (4.95%) Oracle Discoverer
9 22 (4.95%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (2.48%) MySQL
11 7 (1.58%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.35%) Easytrieve
12 6 (1.35%) GIS
13 5 (1.13%) DB2
13 5 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (0.90%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.90%) Essbase
15 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (6.53%) Selenium
2 22 (4.95%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.45%) JUnit
7 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.23%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.23%) Gradle
7 1 (0.23%) Grunt
7 1 (0.23%) JBehave
7 1 (0.23%) JIRA
7 1 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.23%) Mockito
7 1 (0.23%) Subversion
7 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 58 (13.06%) Finance
2 49 (11.04%) Retail
3 47 (10.59%) Telecoms
4 32 (7.21%) Publishing
5 29 (6.53%) Military
6 23 (5.18%) Billing
7 16 (3.60%) Banking
8 9 (2.03%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.35%) Marketing
10 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.68%) Electronics
12 2 (0.45%) Advertising
12 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.45%) Automotive
12 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.33%) Natural Language Processing
2 35 (7.88%) J2EE
3 30 (6.76%) Web Services
4 29 (6.53%) AngularJS
4 29 (6.53%) Middleware
5 20 (4.50%) .NET
6 14 (3.15%) REST
7 13 (2.93%) SOAP
8 9 (2.03%) HTML
9 8 (1.80%) MSMQ
9 8 (1.80%) WCF
9 8 (1.80%) XML
10 7 (1.58%) HTML5
11 6 (1.35%) ISPF
11 6 (1.35%) MDX
11 6 (1.35%) Spring
12 5 (1.13%) AppFabric
12 5 (1.13%) EDI
12 5 (1.13%) SAP PI
12 5 (1.13%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (8.11%) Algorithms
3 26 (5.86%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.15%) Data Integration
5 14 (3.15%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.80%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.80%) SCADA
7 7 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.35%) FMCG
9 5 (1.13%) Social Media
10 4 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.90%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.90%) User Experience
10 4 (0.90%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.68%) CMDB
11 3 (0.68%) Frameworx
11 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.56%) Windows
2 24 (5.41%) Linux
2 24 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 17 (3.83%) Unix
4 12 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.80%) zOS
7 5 (1.13%) CentOS
7 5 (1.13%) HPUX
7 5 (1.13%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.90%) AIX
9 3 (0.68%) Solaris
10 2 (0.45%) i5/OS
10 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (28.15%) TOGAF
2 81 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (17.12%) Analytics
4 60 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 56 (12.61%) Data Modelling
6 55 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (11.94%) Waterfall
8 52 (11.71%) CRM
9 48 (10.81%) SOA
10 44 (9.91%) Content Management
11 42 (9.46%) Migration
12 41 (9.23%) Content Enrichment
12 41 (9.23%) Technical Architecture
12 41 (9.23%) Zachman Framework
13 39 (8.78%) Machine Learning
14 37 (8.33%) Data Analytics
15 36 (8.11%) Data Analysis
16 29 (6.53%) ITIL
17 28 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (5.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.84%) Java
2 35 (7.88%) SQL
3 32 (7.21%) JavaScript
4 28 (6.31%) Python
5 13 (2.93%) PowerShell
6 10 (2.25%) C#
7 9 (2.03%) C++
8 8 (1.80%) Assembly Language
8 8 (1.80%) COBOL
8 8 (1.80%) JCL
8 8 (1.80%) REXX
9 6 (1.35%) C
9 6 (1.35%) CLIST
9 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.45%) Groovy
10 2 (0.45%) Perl
11 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.23%) Ruby
11 1 (0.23%) Scala
11 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (21.40%) Security Cleared
2 88 (19.82%) SC Cleared
3 51 (11.49%) Degree
4 21 (4.73%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.90%) CCNA
6 4 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (0.68%) ISEB
7 3 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.68%) PMP
8 2 (0.45%) APMP
8 2 (0.45%) MBA
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) CCIE
9 1 (0.23%) MCITP
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.80%) COBIT
2 4 (0.90%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 25 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.35%) XenServer
5 5 (1.13%) NFS
5 5 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.13%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.90%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.35%) SCCM
2 5 (1.13%) Control-M
3 4 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (0.90%) NetBackup
3 4 (0.90%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.68%) OVSD
5 2 (0.45%) SCOM
5 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.45%) WSUS
5 2 (0.45%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.23%) Netcool
6 1 (0.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.23%) OPNET
Vendors
1 68 (15.32%) Oracle
2 59 (13.29%) Microsoft
3 36 (8.11%) VMware
4 26 (5.86%) IBM
5 24 (5.41%) SAP
6 19 (4.28%) Citrix
7 18 (4.05%) Cisco
7 18 (4.05%) HP
8 10 (2.25%) hybris
9 9 (2.03%) CA
9 9 (2.03%) EMC
9 9 (2.03%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.35%) Juniper
11 6 (1.35%) Pega
12 5 (1.13%) Adobe
12 5 (1.13%) Guidewire
12 5 (1.13%) NetApp
12 5 (1.13%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.13%) webMethods
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