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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 67 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 246 177 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.64% 2.06% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 2.22% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 89 67
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £385 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 - £57.50
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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
8510 7978 8958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.49% 92.72% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4704 4273 4115
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 486 609
Average hourly rate £16.49 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 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
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 2 October 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 2 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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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 +26 115 £475 +8.57% 12
Hampshire +5 53 £460 -6.83% 11
Surrey +12 39 £518 +3.50% 8
Buckinghamshire +13 24 £500 -13.04% 1
East Sussex - 5 £325 -
Middlesex -13 4 £500 -9.09%
West Sussex +8 3 £481 -14.44%
Oxfordshire -10 1 £400 -34.69% 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Kent - - - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 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 94 (20.80%) TOGAF
2 80 (17.70%) Telecoms
3 70 (15.49%) Finance
4 63 (13.94%) .NET
5 61 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (13.27%) Degree
7 58 (12.83%) Internet
8 52 (11.50%) Web Services
8 52 (11.50%) CRM
9 51 (11.28%) SOA
10 50 (11.06%) Oracle
11 47 (10.40%) Security Cleared
12 44 (9.73%) J2EE
13 43 (9.51%) Retail
13 43 (9.51%) Enterprise Architecture
14 42 (9.29%) Billing
14 42 (9.29%) Project Management
15 40 (8.85%) Java
16 39 (8.63%) IBM
17 38 (8.41%) 3G
18 37 (8.19%) SC Cleared
19 35 (7.74%) Microsoft
20 34 (7.52%) Apache
21 33 (7.30%) SAP
22 32 (7.08%) VMware
22 32 (7.08%) Mentoring
23 31 (6.86%) UNIX
24 29 (6.42%) Computer Science
25 28 (6.19%) Mobile App
25 28 (6.19%) Amazon AWS

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 34 (7.52%) Apache
2 25 (5.53%) WebSphere
3 13 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.43%) Apache Solr
5 7 (1.55%) Lync
6 6 (1.33%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.88%) Liferay
7 4 (0.88%) Drupal
7 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.44%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.22%) IIS
10 1 (0.22%) FileNet
Applications
1 18 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.11%) MS Project
4 5 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.88%) MS Office
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.65%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.11%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.88%) SAP Retail
4 4 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.44%) Cordys
6 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.31%) SaaS
3 7 (1.55%) PaaS
4 4 (0.88%) IaaS
4 4 (0.88%) Office 365
5 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.66%) Force.com
6 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (12.83%) Internet
2 38 (8.41%) 3G
3 22 (4.87%) LTE
4 18 (3.98%) Broadband
5 12 (2.65%) Firewall
6 11 (2.43%) MPLS
6 11 (2.43%) UMTS
6 11 (2.43%) VoIP
7 9 (1.99%) SAN
7 9 (1.99%) 4G
8 8 (1.77%) VPN
9 7 (1.55%) SNMP
9 7 (1.55%) WAN
9 7 (1.55%) LAN
9 7 (1.55%) Ethernet
9 7 (1.55%) IPsec
9 7 (1.55%) OSPF
9 7 (1.55%) BGP
9 7 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.33%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.21%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.21%) MySQL
4 5 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.11%) DB2
4 5 (1.11%) Big Data
5 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.66%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.66%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (5.75%) Maven
2 25 (5.53%) Eclipse
3 21 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.98%) FitNesse
4 18 (3.98%) JIRA
4 18 (3.98%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.22%) ERwin
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (17.70%) Telecoms
2 70 (15.49%) Finance
3 43 (9.51%) Retail
4 42 (9.29%) Billing
5 14 (3.10%) Marketing
6 13 (2.88%) Military
7 11 (2.43%) Banking
8 6 (1.33%) Back Office
9 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.88%) Law
11 3 (0.66%) Legal
11 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.44%) Front Office
12 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) Electronics
13 1 (0.22%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (13.94%) .NET
2 52 (11.50%) Web Services
3 44 (9.73%) J2EE
4 23 (5.09%) SOAP
5 22 (4.87%) Middleware
6 21 (4.65%) RESTful
7 18 (3.98%) PostGIS
7 18 (3.98%) HTML
8 17 (3.76%) XML
9 16 (3.54%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (1.99%) REST
11 8 (1.77%) Dojo
12 6 (1.33%) Worklight
12 6 (1.33%) jQuery
13 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.11%) Spring
14 4 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
15 3 (0.66%) JSP
15 3 (0.66%) .NET Framework
15 3 (0.66%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.42%) Computer Science
2 28 (6.19%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.09%) Open Source
4 17 (3.76%) iSeries
5 16 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.99%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.77%) Smart Meter
9 7 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.33%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.33%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.11%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.11%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (1.11%) User Experience
12 4 (0.88%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.88%) RMADS
12 4 (0.88%) CESG
13 3 (0.66%) EPoS
13 3 (0.66%) IVR
13 3 (0.66%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.86%) UNIX
2 21 (4.65%) Linux
3 19 (4.20%) Windows
4 9 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.33%) Windows Vista
5 6 (1.33%) AIX
6 5 (1.11%) Solaris
6 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.66%) Android
8 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.22%) VMS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.22%) SUSE
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (20.80%) TOGAF
2 61 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (11.50%) CRM
4 51 (11.28%) SOA
5 43 (9.51%) Enterprise Architecture
6 42 (9.29%) Project Management
7 32 (7.08%) Mentoring
8 23 (5.09%) E-Commerce
8 23 (5.09%) Scrum
8 23 (5.09%) Migration
9 22 (4.87%) Technical Architecture
10 19 (4.20%) ITIL
10 19 (4.20%) Zachman Framework
10 19 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (3.54%) Data Management
12 15 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (3.32%) Network Management
13 14 (3.10%) Workflow
13 14 (3.10%) E-business
14 13 (2.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.85%) Java
2 18 (3.98%) JavaScript
3 13 (2.88%) SQL
3 13 (2.88%) C#
4 11 (2.43%) C
5 8 (1.77%) Objective-C
6 7 (1.55%) PHP
7 6 (1.33%) C++
8 5 (1.11%) Perl
9 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.88%) Python
10 3 (0.66%) Ruby
11 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.22%) VBA
11 1 (0.22%) COBOL
11 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 60 (13.27%) Degree
2 47 (10.40%) Security Cleared
3 37 (8.19%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.99%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.55%) CCIE
7 5 (1.11%) PMP
7 5 (1.11%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.66%) MCSE
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.22%) ISEB
9 1 (0.22%) CCA
9 1 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.22%) CCNP
9 1 (0.22%) CCIP
9 1 (0.22%) CCNA
9 1 (0.22%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.33%) QA
2 4 (0.88%) JSP 440
2 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.22%) GCP
5 1 (0.22%) GMP
5 1 (0.22%) GxP
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.88%) vSphere
2 4 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.44%) KVM
3 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (4.20%) Puppet
2 5 (1.11%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.88%) Netcool
4 3 (0.66%) OPNET
4 3 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.22%) OpenView
6 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
6 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (11.06%) Oracle
2 39 (8.63%) IBM
3 35 (7.74%) Microsoft
4 33 (7.30%) SAP
5 32 (7.08%) VMware
6 27 (5.97%) Cisco
7 16 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.99%) HP
9 8 (1.77%) Primavera
9 8 (1.77%) Juniper
10 7 (1.55%) Radware
10 7 (1.55%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.55%) Huawei
11 6 (1.33%) Redback
11 6 (1.33%) Nokia
12 5 (1.11%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.11%) BMC
12 5 (1.11%) EMC
12 5 (1.11%) Citrix
12 5 (1.11%) Metastorm
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