The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 95 78 86
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 173 190 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 2.24% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.43% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 73 72
Average daily rate £463 £479 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.39% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £343 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9082 7833 9779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.84% 92.21% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 3901 4422
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 611 700
Average hourly rate £17.13 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.43% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.70 £41.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Solutions Architect
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -24 53 £450 - 9
Buckinghamshire +4 41 £450 -7.07% 2
Surrey -24 28 £440 -16.19% 3
Hampshire -19 22 £525 -5.61% 8
West Sussex +5 8 £463 +2.77%
M4 Corridor - 2 £469 -
Oxfordshire +1 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 68 (22.01%) Telecoms
2 61 (19.74%) CRM
3 54 (17.48%) TOGAF
4 49 (15.86%) Oracle
5 47 (15.21%) Billing
6 44 (14.24%) SOA
7 42 (13.59%) Enterprise Architecture
8 39 (12.62%) Finance
9 34 (11.00%) .NET
10 33 (10.68%) Microsoft
11 32 (10.36%) SAP
12 29 (9.39%) Security Cleared
13 28 (9.06%) UNIX
13 28 (9.06%) Migration
14 27 (8.74%) Java
15 26 (8.41%) Degree
16 25 (8.09%) J2EE
17 21 (6.80%) Windows
17 21 (6.80%) Middleware
18 20 (6.47%) Technical Architecture
18 20 (6.47%) SC Cleared
19 18 (5.83%) Project Management
19 18 (5.83%) Content Management
20 17 (5.50%) Retail
21 16 (5.18%) VMware
21 16 (5.18%) MS Excel
21 16 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
21 16 (5.18%) Use Case
22 15 (4.85%) Cisco
22 15 (4.85%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (4.53%) WebSphere
2 12 (3.88%) Apache
3 9 (2.91%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.59%) Lync
5 6 (1.94%) CMS
6 5 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.62%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.97%) Documentum
7 3 (0.97%) CICS
7 3 (0.97%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.65%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.32%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 16 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.91%) SAP IS-U
2 8 (2.59%) SAP CRM
3 6 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.62%) Oracle BRM
5 3 (0.97%) SAP ECC
5 3 (0.97%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.94%) SaaS
2 3 (0.97%) PaaS
2 3 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.65%) Office 365
3 2 (0.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.56%) LTE
2 10 (3.24%) Network Security
3 9 (2.91%) 3G
3 9 (2.91%) LAN
4 8 (2.59%) SNMP
4 8 (2.59%) 4G
4 8 (2.59%) Radio Access Network
5 7 (2.27%) WAN
5 7 (2.27%) Firewall
5 7 (2.27%) Wireless
6 6 (1.94%) TELNET
7 5 (1.62%) MPLS
7 5 (1.62%) 2G
7 5 (1.62%) VoIP
8 4 (1.29%) GSM
8 4 (1.29%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.97%) UMTS
9 3 (0.97%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.97%) VPN
9 3 (0.97%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.53%) MySQL
3 9 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.29%) Big Data
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.65%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.65%) DB2
8 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.65%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (1.29%) Ant
2 4 (1.29%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.97%) CruiseControl
3 3 (0.97%) Subversion
3 3 (0.97%) StarTeam
3 3 (0.97%) JUnit
General
1 68 (22.01%) Telecoms
2 47 (15.21%) Billing
3 39 (12.62%) Finance
4 17 (5.50%) Retail
5 15 (4.85%) Banking
6 10 (3.24%) Marketing
7 5 (1.62%) Military
8 2 (0.65%) Automotive
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (11.00%) .NET
2 25 (8.09%) J2EE
3 21 (6.80%) Middleware
4 15 (4.85%) Web Services
4 15 (4.85%) XML
5 5 (1.62%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.97%) WDK
6 3 (0.97%) XSLT
6 3 (0.97%) Ajax
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.65%) Java EE
7 2 (0.65%) WCF
7 2 (0.65%) SAP ALE
7 2 (0.65%) ISPF
7 2 (0.65%) EDI
7 2 (0.65%) COM
7 2 (0.65%) EJB
7 2 (0.65%) CSS
7 2 (0.65%) Classic ASP
7 2 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.24%) Management Information System
1 10 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (2.91%) Smart Meter
3 7 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 5 (1.62%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.29%) Replication
6 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.97%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.97%) Taxonomies
6 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.65%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.65%) iSeries
7 2 (0.65%) Telematics
8 1 (0.32%) iPhone
8 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.32%) Online Games
8 1 (0.32%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.32%) DTV
8 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.06%) UNIX
2 21 (6.80%) Windows
3 13 (4.21%) Linux
4 6 (1.94%) Solaris
5 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.29%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.97%) AIX
8 2 (0.65%) zOS
8 2 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.74%) CRM
2 54 (17.48%) TOGAF
3 44 (14.24%) SOA
4 42 (13.59%) Enterprise Architecture
5 28 (9.06%) Migration
6 20 (6.47%) Technical Architecture
7 18 (5.83%) Content Management
7 18 (5.83%) Project Management
8 16 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (5.18%) Use Case
9 14 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (4.53%) EAI
9 14 (4.53%) Information Architecture
9 14 (4.53%) Analytics
10 13 (4.21%) E-Commerce
11 12 (3.88%) ITIL
11 12 (3.88%) Service Management
11 12 (3.88%) Information Management
11 12 (3.88%) Zachman Framework
12 11 (3.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.74%) Java
2 10 (3.24%) SQL
3 9 (2.91%) C++
4 8 (2.59%) C#
5 7 (2.27%) C
5 7 (2.27%) Perl
5 7 (2.27%) PHP
6 4 (1.29%) COBOL
7 3 (0.97%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.97%) Assembly Language
7 3 (0.97%) JCL
8 2 (0.65%) REXX
8 2 (0.65%) ABAP
8 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.65%) RPG
9 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (9.39%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.41%) Degree
3 20 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.65%) MCSE
7 2 (0.65%) CCIE
7 2 (0.65%) ISEB
8 1 (0.32%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.32%) COBIT
2 1 (0.32%) QA
2 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.29%) XenApp
3 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
4 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) SCOM
2 2 (0.65%) Windows Intune
3 1 (0.32%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.32%) OpenSSO
3 1 (0.32%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (15.86%) Oracle
2 33 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.36%) SAP
4 16 (5.18%) VMware
5 15 (4.85%) Cisco
6 14 (4.53%) IBM
7 13 (4.21%) Siebel
8 10 (3.24%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.91%) Citrix
9 9 (2.91%) Huawei
10 8 (2.59%) Ericsson
11 7 (2.27%) Greenplum
12 6 (1.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 6 (1.94%) Nortel
12 6 (1.94%) TIBCO
13 5 (1.62%) Talend
14 4 (1.29%) webMethods
14 4 (1.29%) NetApp
14 4 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (1.29%) HP
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Steria
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Experis IT
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Enterprise Partners
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago