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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 108 94 68
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 177 216 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.04% 2.22% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 2.34% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 138 119
Median daily rate £500 £500 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £421 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £649 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.83 £59.50 £45.49
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +30.80%
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
8141 9236 8644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.95% 95.04% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4923 5536 4802
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 £250 £230 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 428 429
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +16 64 £500 +2.56% 8
Hampshire -39 34 £475 -5.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +8 28 £470 -1.05% 6
West Sussex -3 15 £500 -0.49%
Surrey +7 14 £513 +2.50% 2
Middlesex -2 6 £550 +22.22%
Oxfordshire -17 6 £476 -4.51% 3
Kent - 4 £538 -
East Sussex +3 2 £480 -30.43%
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 68 (17.53%) TOGAF
2 67 (17.27%) SOA
3 66 (17.01%) Telecoms
4 55 (14.18%) Java
5 46 (11.86%) Web Services
6 45 (11.60%) Finance
7 44 (11.34%) Oracle
8 42 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (10.57%) Microsoft
9 41 (10.57%) Security Cleared
10 39 (10.05%) SAP
11 32 (8.25%) Enterprise Architecture
12 30 (7.73%) Spring
12 30 (7.73%) Middleware
13 29 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (7.22%) IBM
15 27 (6.96%) ITIL
15 27 (6.96%) Migration
16 24 (6.19%) Data Centre
16 24 (6.19%) Project Management
16 24 (6.19%) SOAP
16 24 (6.19%) UML
16 24 (6.19%) CRM
16 24 (6.19%) Degree
16 24 (6.19%) SC Cleared
17 23 (5.93%) ERP
17 23 (5.93%) Retail
17 23 (5.93%) API Integration
18 22 (5.67%) VMware
18 22 (5.67%) Windows

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 12 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.58%) CMS
3 9 (2.32%) JBoss
4 8 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (2.06%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.80%) Documentum
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (1.03%) MQSeries
6 4 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.77%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.52%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.52%) WildFly
9 1 (0.26%) Apache
9 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.26%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (2.84%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.58%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.29%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.29%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.29%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (1.03%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (1.03%) Primavera
4 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.77%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.77%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.77%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.77%) SAP PS
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.52%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.52%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.52%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.52%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.52%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.09%) Office 365
2 8 (2.06%) PaaS
3 7 (1.80%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (1.03%) IaaS
7 3 (0.77%) SaaS
8 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.52%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.26%) Boomi
9 1 (0.26%) Force.com
9 1 (0.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.87%) VoIP
1 15 (3.87%) WAN
2 13 (3.35%) LAN
3 12 (3.09%) Internet
4 11 (2.84%) 4G
4 11 (2.84%) Firewall
5 10 (2.58%) MPLS
6 9 (2.32%) 3G
6 9 (2.32%) VPN
7 8 (2.06%) Network Security
8 5 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (1.29%) SAN
8 5 (1.29%) WLAN
9 4 (1.03%) DNS
9 4 (1.03%) PBX
9 4 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (1.03%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.77%) Converged Networks
10 3 (0.77%) FTP
10 3 (0.77%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.80%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.29%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.52%) DB2
6 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.52%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.52%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) GIS
7 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) MySQL
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 11 (2.84%) SoapUI
2 7 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.29%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (1.03%) JIRA
4 4 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.77%) JUnit
6 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.52%) MSTest
6 2 (0.52%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 66 (17.01%) Telecoms
2 45 (11.60%) Finance
3 23 (5.93%) Retail
4 11 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.84%) Publishing
5 8 (2.06%) Marketing
6 5 (1.29%) Billing
7 4 (1.03%) Back Office
8 3 (0.77%) Banking
8 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.86%) Web Services
2 30 (7.73%) Middleware
2 30 (7.73%) Spring
3 24 (6.19%) SOAP
4 21 (5.41%) .NET
5 18 (4.64%) REST
6 15 (3.87%) XML
7 11 (2.84%) WSDL
7 11 (2.84%) XSD
8 9 (2.32%) Java EE
9 8 (2.06%) HTML
10 6 (1.55%) CSS
10 6 (1.55%) J2EE
11 5 (1.29%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.03%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.03%) JSON
12 4 (1.03%) RESTful
12 4 (1.03%) TIBCO EMS
13 3 (0.77%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (0.77%) RAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.19%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.32%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.80%) FMCG
7 5 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.29%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.03%) IVR
8 4 (1.03%) Social Media
8 4 (1.03%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.77%) DataPower
9 3 (0.77%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.77%) Replication
9 3 (0.77%) W3C
10 2 (0.52%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.52%) User Experience
10 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.67%) Windows
2 19 (4.90%) Unix
3 13 (3.35%) Linux
4 5 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.03%) Solaris
6 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.77%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) HPUX
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (17.53%) TOGAF
2 67 (17.27%) SOA
3 42 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (8.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 29 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (6.96%) ITIL
6 27 (6.96%) Migration
7 24 (6.19%) CRM
7 24 (6.19%) Project Management
7 24 (6.19%) UML
8 23 (5.93%) API Integration
8 23 (5.93%) ERP
9 20 (5.15%) Technical Architecture
10 18 (4.64%) Data Modelling
10 18 (4.64%) Presales
11 16 (4.12%) Service Design
11 16 (4.12%) Web Development
11 16 (4.12%) Zachman Framework
12 14 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (3.35%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.18%) Java
2 20 (5.15%) SQL
3 14 (3.61%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.03%) PHP
5 3 (0.77%) C#
6 2 (0.52%) C
7 1 (0.26%) ABAP
7 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.26%) Python
7 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.19%) Degree
2 24 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.84%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.29%) CCNA
5 5 (1.29%) MCSE
5 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.03%) CCIE
7 3 (0.77%) CCNP
7 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.52%) CCA
8 2 (0.52%) CCDP
8 2 (0.52%) CCIP
8 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.52%) PMP
9 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.06%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.77%) COBIT
4 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.06%) XenApp
5 6 (1.55%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.03%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.03%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.77%) vSphere
8 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.26%) Docker
9 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.80%) Puppet
2 5 (1.29%) SCCM
3 4 (1.03%) Ansible
3 4 (1.03%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.52%) MOM
4 2 (0.52%) OpenNMS
4 2 (0.52%) SCOM
5 1 (0.26%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (11.34%) Oracle
2 41 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 39 (10.05%) SAP
4 28 (7.22%) IBM
5 22 (5.67%) VMware
6 16 (4.12%) Cisco
7 14 (3.61%) Citrix
8 11 (2.84%) HP
9 10 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.55%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.29%) Talend
12 4 (1.03%) Axway
12 4 (1.03%) Cognos
12 4 (1.03%) Juniper
12 4 (1.03%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.03%) Splunk
12 4 (1.03%) webMethods
13 3 (0.77%) Ariba
13 3 (0.77%) Dell
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