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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 65 90 77
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 270 169 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.68% 1.81% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 1.98% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 88 71
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£538 £453 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.78% -4.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £384 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £658 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £515 £485 £480
% change year-on-year
+6.18% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £44.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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
9202 8519 7433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.51% 91.31% 92.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5010 4605 3619
Average daily rate £375 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 474 601
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 +35 116 £538 +26.47% 15
Hampshire +38 62 £519 - 5
Buckinghamshire -13 35 £538 +19.44% 7
Oxfordshire +15 30 £563 - 3
West Sussex -11 11 £500 +5.26% 2
Surrey -14 9 £480 -4.71% 6
East Sussex -8 2 £638 +22.59% 2
Middlesex -4 1 £475 -11.62%
Kent - - - - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 120 (24.74%) TOGAF
2 87 (17.94%) Finance
3 73 (15.05%) Java
4 68 (14.02%) Telecoms
5 63 (12.99%) Oracle
5 63 (12.99%) SOA
6 61 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 55 (11.34%) Security Cleared
9 48 (9.90%) Microsoft
10 43 (8.87%) Degree
11 41 (8.45%) SC Cleared
11 41 (8.45%) CRM
12 40 (8.25%) Retail
13 39 (8.04%) Middleware
13 39 (8.04%) Enterprise Architecture
14 38 (7.84%) Migration
15 35 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (6.60%) VMware
17 31 (6.39%) Windows
18 29 (5.98%) ITIL
19 28 (5.77%) Web Services
19 28 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
19 28 (5.77%) Open Source
20 27 (5.57%) SAP
20 27 (5.57%) MS Excel
21 26 (5.36%) Internet
21 26 (5.36%) Portfolio Management
22 25 (5.15%) Billing
22 25 (5.15%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 25 (5.15%) Apache
2 12 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.06%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.86%) Lync
5 8 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.44%) Documentum
6 7 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (1.03%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.82%) JBoss
9 4 (0.82%) JCAPS
10 3 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.62%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.62%) SAS
11 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.41%) IIS
11 2 (0.41%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 27 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.62%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.41%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.21%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.65%) SaaS
2 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.21%) Force.com
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.21%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.36%) Internet
2 23 (4.74%) Firewall
3 14 (2.89%) MVNO
4 13 (2.68%) Broadband
5 12 (2.47%) 3G
6 10 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (1.86%) SAN
7 9 (1.86%) LAN
8 8 (1.65%) WAN
9 7 (1.44%) DMZ
9 7 (1.44%) Extranet
9 7 (1.44%) MPLS
9 7 (1.44%) Intranet
9 7 (1.44%) NAS
10 6 (1.24%) DWDM
10 6 (1.24%) VoIP
10 6 (1.24%) WLAN
11 5 (1.03%) ADSL
12 4 (0.82%) VPN
12 4 (0.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (4.54%) Big Data
3 18 (3.71%) Hadoop
4 15 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (3.09%) HPCC
5 14 (2.89%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.65%) MySQL
7 7 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.44%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.24%) SAP BW
9 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.62%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.62%) SAP BI
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Eclipse
1 8 (1.65%) Maven
2 2 (0.41%) JIRA
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
General
1 87 (17.94%) Finance
2 68 (14.02%) Telecoms
3 40 (8.25%) Retail
4 25 (5.15%) Billing
5 13 (2.68%) Banking
6 12 (2.47%) Publishing
7 10 (2.06%) Legal
8 8 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.44%) Marketing
10 6 (1.24%) Automotive
11 5 (1.03%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.62%) Military
12 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.62%) Back Office
13 2 (0.41%) Electronics
14 1 (0.21%) Advertising
14 1 (0.21%) Games
14 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.04%) Middleware
2 28 (5.77%) Web Services
3 25 (5.15%) .NET
4 21 (4.33%) Java EE
5 14 (2.89%) SOAP
6 13 (2.68%) REST
7 12 (2.47%) J2EE
8 10 (2.06%) XML
8 10 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (1.65%) EJB
10 7 (1.44%) HTML
10 7 (1.44%) Spring
10 7 (1.44%) JSON
10 7 (1.44%) PostGIS
11 5 (1.03%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.03%) HTML5
12 4 (0.82%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.82%) SAML
13 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.77%) Open Source
2 18 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.86%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.24%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.24%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.03%) Social Media
6 5 (1.03%) PKI
7 4 (0.82%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.82%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.62%) Frameworx
8 3 (0.62%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.62%) Life Science
8 3 (0.62%) Blog
9 2 (0.41%) DTV
9 2 (0.41%) Clustering
9 2 (0.41%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.41%) User Experience
10 1 (0.21%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.39%) Windows
2 20 (4.12%) UNIX
3 15 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (2.68%) Linux
4 13 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (2.47%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.03%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.62%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (24.74%) TOGAF
2 63 (12.99%) SOA
3 61 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (8.45%) CRM
6 39 (8.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 38 (7.84%) Migration
8 35 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (5.98%) ITIL
10 26 (5.36%) Portfolio Management
11 24 (4.95%) Zachman Framework
12 23 (4.74%) Data Modelling
13 22 (4.54%) Project Management
13 22 (4.54%) UML
14 20 (4.12%) EAI
15 19 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
16 18 (3.71%) Scrum
17 16 (3.30%) ERP
17 16 (3.30%) Use Case
18 15 (3.09%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 73 (15.05%) Java
2 21 (4.33%) C#
3 18 (3.71%) SQL
4 7 (1.44%) PHP
5 6 (1.24%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.03%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.62%) C
7 3 (0.62%) VBScript
8 2 (0.41%) VB
8 2 (0.41%) ABAP
8 2 (0.41%) C++
8 2 (0.41%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.21%) Scala
9 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.21%) R
9 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.87%) Degree
3 41 (8.45%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.62%) CCNA
5 3 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.41%) PhD
6 2 (0.41%) CCNP
6 2 (0.41%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) APMP
7 1 (0.21%) CCDP
7 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.21%) CCIP
7 1 (0.21%) CCIE
7 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.86%) QA
2 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.24%) vSphere
4 5 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.41%) XenApp
6 2 (0.41%) XenServer
7 1 (0.21%) vCloud
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (1.03%) SCCM
2 4 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.21%) Netcool
5 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 63 (12.99%) Oracle
2 48 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.60%) VMware
4 27 (5.57%) SAP
5 24 (4.95%) Cisco
6 21 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (3.09%) IBM
8 13 (2.68%) HP
9 11 (2.27%) EMC
10 8 (1.65%) NetApp
10 8 (1.65%) Brocade
11 7 (1.44%) Citrix
12 6 (1.24%) Dell
12 6 (1.24%) Siebel
12 6 (1.24%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.82%) OpenText
13 4 (0.82%) RedDot
13 4 (0.82%) Symantec
14 3 (0.62%) Remedy
14 3 (0.62%) ESRI
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