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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 95 68 80
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 196 242 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.06% 2.63% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 2.86% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 116 86
Average daily rate
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£500 £495 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £695 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £61.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%
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
8806 8448 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.37% 91.86% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 4616 4096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 400 542
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 July 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 July 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 -23 61 £525 +10.52% 10
Hampshire +15 58 £498 -5.23% 7
Buckinghamshire -11 26 £450 - 4
Oxfordshire -12 14 £475 -5.00% 3
Surrey -31 14 £500 -11.11% 7
West Sussex +2 13 £563 -7.78%
Middlesex +6 7 £475 -6.86%
East Sussex -7 2 £690 +41.53%
Sussex - 2 £575 -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 82 (17.71%) TOGAF
2 71 (15.33%) Oracle
3 69 (14.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 66 (14.25%) Finance
5 61 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (13.17%) Java
6 60 (12.96%) SOA
6 60 (12.96%) Telecoms
7 57 (12.31%) Security Cleared
8 44 (9.50%) Microsoft
9 43 (9.29%) CRM
10 40 (8.64%) SC Cleared
10 40 (8.64%) Technical Architecture
11 38 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (7.99%) SAP
13 36 (7.78%) UML
13 36 (7.78%) Retail
13 36 (7.78%) Degree
14 34 (7.34%) Windows
14 34 (7.34%) SQL
15 33 (7.13%) Middleware
16 28 (6.05%) ERP
16 28 (6.05%) Cisco
17 27 (5.83%) MS Excel
17 27 (5.83%) Data Management
18 26 (5.62%) Marketing
19 25 (5.40%) Migration
20 24 (5.18%) VMware
20 24 (5.18%) ITIL
20 24 (5.18%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (3.67%) WebSphere
2 14 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (2.16%) NetWeaver
5 8 (1.73%) Apache
6 7 (1.51%) JBoss
6 7 (1.51%) SAP EP
7 6 (1.30%) Documentum
8 4 (0.86%) SAS
8 4 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.86%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) SPSS
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (2.38%) SAP PSCD
2 9 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.73%) SAP FI-CA
4 7 (1.51%) SAP CRM
4 7 (1.51%) SAP MDM
4 7 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.43%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.43%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 11 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
4 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.51%) SaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.22%) Taleo
7 1 (0.22%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.02%) VoLTE
2 12 (2.59%) LAN
2 12 (2.59%) WAN
2 12 (2.59%) 3G
3 11 (2.38%) Internet
3 11 (2.38%) 4G
3 11 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (2.16%) Unified Communications
5 9 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (1.73%) DWDM
7 7 (1.51%) Firewall
8 5 (1.08%) VPN
8 5 (1.08%) CTI
8 5 (1.08%) MVNO
9 4 (0.86%) VoIP
9 4 (0.86%) SDH
9 4 (0.86%) LDAP
9 4 (0.86%) Broadband
9 4 (0.86%) X.500
9 4 (0.86%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (2.16%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (1.94%) Big Data
5 7 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.86%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.86%) DB2
8 3 (0.65%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.65%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.43%) Hudson
3 2 (0.43%) Maven
3 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) Ant
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Selenium
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.22%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.22%) Toad
4 1 (0.22%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 66 (14.25%) Finance
2 60 (12.96%) Telecoms
3 36 (7.78%) Retail
4 26 (5.62%) Marketing
5 13 (2.81%) Publishing
6 12 (2.59%) Automotive
7 10 (2.16%) Billing
8 7 (1.51%) Banking
9 6 (1.30%) Legal
10 5 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.43%) Games
11 2 (0.43%) Military
11 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.43%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.13%) Middleware
2 24 (5.18%) Web Services
3 20 (4.32%) .NET
3 20 (4.32%) Java EE
4 14 (3.02%) SOAP
5 10 (2.16%) SAP PI
5 10 (2.16%) REST
6 9 (1.94%) AngularJS
6 9 (1.94%) HTML
6 9 (1.94%) J2EE
6 9 (1.94%) XML
7 7 (1.51%) WebCenter
8 5 (1.08%) SAML
8 5 (1.08%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.65%) CSS
9 3 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.65%) Spring
9 3 (0.65%) XMPP
10 2 (0.43%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.75%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.59%) User Experience
5 11 (2.38%) GIS
5 11 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.30%) Social Media
7 5 (1.08%) Frameworx
7 5 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.08%) Algorithms
8 4 (0.86%) EMC VNX
8 4 (0.86%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.86%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.65%) CMDB
9 3 (0.65%) Blog
9 3 (0.65%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.43%) Online Games
10 2 (0.43%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.34%) Windows
2 12 (2.59%) Linux
2 12 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (2.59%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.38%) UNIX
4 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.08%) Windows 8
5 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.08%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.65%) AIX
7 2 (0.43%) Android
7 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) HPUX
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (17.71%) TOGAF
2 69 (14.90%) Enterprise Architecture
3 61 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (12.96%) SOA
5 43 (9.29%) CRM
6 40 (8.64%) Technical Architecture
7 38 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (7.78%) UML
9 28 (6.05%) ERP
10 27 (5.83%) Data Management
11 25 (5.40%) Migration
12 24 (5.18%) ITIL
13 21 (4.54%) Project Management
14 17 (3.67%) E-Commerce
14 17 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (3.46%) Data Modelling
16 15 (3.24%) Revenue Management
17 14 (3.02%) Zachman Framework
18 13 (2.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 13 (2.81%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.17%) Java
2 34 (7.34%) SQL
3 20 (4.32%) C#
4 10 (2.16%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.86%) C
6 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.65%) VBScript
6 3 (0.65%) C++
6 3 (0.65%) ABAP
6 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.43%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.43%) R
7 2 (0.43%) Python
7 2 (0.43%) VB
8 1 (0.22%) COBOL
8 1 (0.22%) PHP
8 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.22%) Groovy
8 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 57 (12.31%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.78%) Degree
4 9 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.86%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.65%) CCIE
7 3 (0.65%) CCNA
8 2 (0.43%) CCNP
9 1 (0.22%) CCDP
9 1 (0.22%) ISEB
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.22%) APMP
9 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.81%) QA
2 2 (0.43%) COBIT
3 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.59%) Docker
4 5 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.65%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.43%) XenServer
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.22%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (1.94%) OpenView
1 9 (1.94%) HP NNM
1 9 (1.94%) EMC VPLEX
2 8 (1.73%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (1.51%) SCCM
4 3 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.65%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.43%) SCOM
5 2 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.22%) Netcool
6 1 (0.22%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 71 (15.33%) Oracle
2 44 (9.50%) Microsoft
3 37 (7.99%) SAP
4 28 (6.05%) Cisco
5 24 (5.18%) VMware
6 20 (4.32%) Adobe
6 20 (4.32%) HP
7 17 (3.67%) IBM
7 17 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.94%) SevOne
9 8 (1.73%) Brocade
9 8 (1.73%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.30%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.08%) JDA
11 5 (1.08%) Citrix
11 5 (1.08%) EMC
12 4 (0.86%) Siebel
12 4 (0.86%) Symantec
12 4 (0.86%) Pega
12 4 (0.86%) Sitecore
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