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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 68 95 67
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 240 163 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.47% 1.90% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.04% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 93 71
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£475 £500 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -
Solutions Architect
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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
8933 7989 8647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.91% 92.93% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5027 4266 4065
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 497 617
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.12 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 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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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
Berkshire +29 106 £475 +7.95% 25
Hampshire +5 58 £475 -8.65% 10
Surrey -2 26 £425 -15.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +9 23 £495 +4.21% 4
Oxfordshire - 11 £513 - 3
Middlesex -8 5 £500 -9.09%
West Sussex -3 4 £481 -8.33%
East Sussex - 4 £325 - 1
Kent - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 100 (21.01%) TOGAF
2 81 (17.02%) Telecoms
3 75 (15.76%) Finance
4 68 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (13.03%) Internet
6 60 (12.61%) Degree
7 59 (12.39%) .NET
7 59 (12.39%) Oracle
8 54 (11.34%) Web Services
9 50 (10.50%) CRM
10 49 (10.29%) SOA
11 48 (10.08%) Security Cleared
12 46 (9.66%) J2EE
12 46 (9.66%) Microsoft
13 45 (9.45%) Retail
14 44 (9.24%) VMware
15 43 (9.03%) Java
16 42 (8.82%) Project Management
17 41 (8.61%) Enterprise Architecture
17 41 (8.61%) Billing
18 40 (8.40%) 3G
19 38 (7.98%) IBM
20 37 (7.77%) UNIX
20 37 (7.77%) Apache
21 36 (7.56%) SC Cleared
22 35 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
23 31 (6.51%) Computer Science
23 31 (6.51%) Cisco
24 30 (6.30%) SAP
24 30 (6.30%) Maven

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 37 (7.77%) Apache
2 24 (5.04%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.52%) Apache Solr
5 9 (1.89%) Lync
6 7 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.26%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.05%) JBoss
9 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.63%) Drupal
9 3 (0.63%) Liferay
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.42%) IIS
10 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 21 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.05%) MS Project
6 4 (0.84%) MS Office
7 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (2.31%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.05%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.63%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.42%) Cordys
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.42%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.42%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (5.25%) SaaS
3 7 (1.47%) PaaS
4 5 (1.05%) Office 365
5 4 (0.84%) IaaS
5 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.63%) Force.com
7 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (13.03%) Internet
2 40 (8.40%) 3G
3 22 (4.62%) LTE
4 20 (4.20%) Broadband
5 13 (2.73%) VoIP
6 12 (2.52%) MPLS
6 12 (2.52%) Firewall
7 11 (2.31%) UMTS
8 9 (1.89%) LAN
8 9 (1.89%) SAN
8 9 (1.89%) 4G
9 8 (1.68%) VPN
9 8 (1.68%) WAN
10 7 (1.47%) Ethernet
10 7 (1.47%) SNMP
10 7 (1.47%) OSPF
10 7 (1.47%) BGP
10 7 (1.47%) IPsec
10 7 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.26%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (3.15%) Big Data
3 13 (2.73%) MySQL
4 12 (2.52%) SQL Server
5 11 (2.31%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.05%) DB2
9 4 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.42%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.21%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 30 (6.30%) Maven
2 29 (6.09%) Eclipse
3 21 (4.41%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.99%) Cucumber
4 19 (3.99%) FitNesse
4 19 (3.99%) JIRA
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.21%) ERwin
5 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (17.02%) Telecoms
2 75 (15.76%) Finance
3 45 (9.45%) Retail
4 41 (8.61%) Billing
5 15 (3.15%) Marketing
6 12 (2.52%) Banking
7 11 (2.31%) Military
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.26%) Back Office
9 5 (1.05%) Publishing
10 4 (0.84%) Law
10 4 (0.84%) Legal
11 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.42%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (12.39%) .NET
2 54 (11.34%) Web Services
3 46 (9.66%) J2EE
4 24 (5.04%) SOAP
5 22 (4.62%) RESTful
5 22 (4.62%) PostGIS
6 20 (4.20%) Middleware
7 17 (3.57%) XML
7 17 (3.57%) HTML
8 16 (3.36%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (1.68%) Spring
9 8 (1.68%) Dojo
10 7 (1.47%) REST
11 6 (1.26%) Worklight
12 5 (1.05%) jQuery
12 5 (1.05%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
14 3 (0.63%) JSP
14 3 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
14 3 (0.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.51%) Computer Science
2 28 (5.88%) Open Source
3 26 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.57%) iSeries
4 17 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.68%) Smart Meter
6 8 (1.68%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.68%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.47%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.47%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.26%) User Experience
9 4 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.84%) CESG
9 4 (0.84%) RMADS
9 4 (0.84%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.63%) EPoS
10 3 (0.63%) IVR
10 3 (0.63%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.77%) UNIX
2 28 (5.88%) Linux
3 25 (5.25%) Windows
4 12 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.26%) AIX
6 6 (1.26%) Windows Vista
6 6 (1.26%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.84%) Solaris
8 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.42%) Android
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.21%) VMS
10 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (21.01%) TOGAF
2 68 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (10.50%) CRM
4 49 (10.29%) SOA
5 42 (8.82%) Project Management
6 41 (8.61%) Enterprise Architecture
7 28 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 27 (5.67%) Migration
9 25 (5.25%) Scrum
10 24 (5.04%) Technical Architecture
11 23 (4.83%) Zachman Framework
12 22 (4.62%) E-Commerce
13 21 (4.41%) ITIL
13 21 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (3.99%) Data Modelling
15 15 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (3.15%) Data Management
16 14 (2.94%) Workflow
16 14 (2.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 43 (9.03%) Java
2 19 (3.99%) JavaScript
3 14 (2.94%) SQL
4 13 (2.73%) C#
5 11 (2.31%) C
6 10 (2.10%) PHP
7 8 (1.68%) Objective-C
8 6 (1.26%) C++
9 5 (1.05%) Perl
10 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.84%) Python
11 3 (0.63%) Ruby
12 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.21%) Scala
12 1 (0.21%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.21%) VBA
12 1 (0.21%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 60 (12.61%) Degree
2 48 (10.08%) Security Cleared
3 36 (7.56%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.89%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.47%) CCIE
6 5 (1.05%) PMP
6 5 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.42%) CCNA
7 2 (0.42%) PhD
8 1 (0.21%) HP APS
8 1 (0.21%) CCDP
8 1 (0.21%) ISEB
8 1 (0.21%) CCA
8 1 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.21%) CCNP
8 1 (0.21%) CCIP
8 1 (0.21%) HND
8 1 (0.21%) MCSE
8 1 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.26%) QA
2 4 (0.84%) JSP 440
2 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.42%) SLA
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) GxP
5 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.21%) GCP
5 1 (0.21%) GMP
System Software
1 35 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.68%) vSphere
3 2 (0.42%) KVM
3 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.42%) XenApp
4 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.21%) Docker
4 1 (0.21%) LXC
4 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (4.20%) Puppet
2 5 (1.05%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.84%) Netcool
4 3 (0.63%) OPNET
4 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.21%) WSUS
6 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.21%) OpenView
6 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 59 (12.39%) Oracle
2 46 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 44 (9.24%) VMware
4 38 (7.98%) IBM
5 31 (6.51%) Cisco
6 30 (6.30%) SAP
7 17 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.31%) HP
9 8 (1.68%) Juniper
9 8 (1.68%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.68%) Primavera
10 7 (1.47%) EMC
10 7 (1.47%) Radware
10 7 (1.47%) Huawei
11 6 (1.26%) Redback
11 6 (1.26%) Citrix
11 6 (1.26%) Nokia
12 5 (1.05%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.05%) NetApp
12 5 (1.05%) BMC
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