The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 99 97 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 183 192 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.07% 2.01% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 2.12% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 112 110
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £61.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £51.29
% change year-on-year
-26.34% +16.01%
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
8330 9071 8556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.26% 94.74% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4964 5311 4624
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.44 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +3 59 £500 -4.76% 7
Hampshire -13 39 £470 -5.52% 1
West Sussex -1 24 £506 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 22 £470 +4.44% 3
Surrey +3 16 £481 -3.75% 7
Oxfordshire +8 12 £488 +2.63% 2
Middlesex -6 7 £500 +5.26%
East Sussex +12 1 £480 -30.43%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 80 (19.66%) Telecoms
2 79 (19.41%) TOGAF
3 60 (14.74%) SOA
4 49 (12.04%) Java
5 46 (11.30%) Oracle
6 45 (11.06%) Microsoft
6 45 (11.06%) Finance
7 43 (10.57%) Web Services
7 43 (10.57%) Security Cleared
8 39 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (9.34%) SAP
10 32 (7.86%) Retail
10 32 (7.86%) Migration
10 32 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (7.62%) CRM
11 31 (7.62%) Degree
12 30 (7.37%) Enterprise Architecture
13 29 (7.13%) ITIL
13 29 (7.13%) .NET
13 29 (7.13%) Spring
14 28 (6.88%) Middleware
15 27 (6.63%) SC Cleared
16 26 (6.39%) Project Management
17 24 (5.90%) Presales
17 24 (5.90%) Data Centre
17 24 (5.90%) VMware
17 24 (5.90%) Technical Architecture
18 23 (5.65%) SOAP
18 23 (5.65%) ERP
19 22 (5.41%) Data Modelling

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (4.91%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (2.46%) CMS
4 9 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.97%) JBoss
6 7 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.23%) Documentum
7 5 (1.23%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.98%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.74%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.49%) Apache
10 2 (0.49%) AquaLogic
10 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.49%) WildFly
11 1 (0.25%) IIS
11 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 10 (2.46%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.23%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (1.23%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.23%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.98%) Primavera
4 3 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.74%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.49%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.25%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.44%) Office 365
2 8 (1.97%) PaaS
3 7 (1.72%) IaaS
3 7 (1.72%) SaaS
4 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.74%) Force.com
6 3 (0.74%) Veeva
7 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.49%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.25%) Boomi
8 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.69%) 3G
2 14 (3.44%) Internet
3 13 (3.19%) VoIP
3 13 (3.19%) WAN
4 12 (2.95%) 4G
5 11 (2.70%) Firewall
5 11 (2.70%) LAN
5 11 (2.70%) VPN
6 10 (2.46%) MPLS
7 7 (1.72%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (1.47%) Network Security
9 5 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.98%) DNS
10 4 (0.98%) LTE
10 4 (0.98%) PBX
10 4 (0.98%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.98%) WLAN
11 3 (0.74%) Broadband
11 3 (0.74%) FTP
11 3 (0.74%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.49%) Big Data
5 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.49%) MySQL
5 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.49%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.49%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.25%) DB2
6 1 (0.25%) OLAP
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (2.95%) SoapUI
2 7 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.98%) JUnit
5 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.49%) JIRA
6 2 (0.49%) MSTest
6 2 (0.49%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 80 (19.66%) Telecoms
2 45 (11.06%) Finance
3 32 (7.86%) Retail
4 12 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.70%) Billing
6 10 (2.46%) Publishing
7 9 (2.21%) Marketing
8 6 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.23%) Banking
9 5 (1.23%) Military
10 4 (0.98%) Back Office
11 2 (0.49%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.57%) Web Services
2 29 (7.13%) .NET
2 29 (7.13%) Spring
3 28 (6.88%) Middleware
4 23 (5.65%) SOAP
5 20 (4.91%) XML
6 15 (3.69%) REST
7 12 (2.95%) WSDL
7 12 (2.95%) XSD
8 11 (2.70%) HTML
9 10 (2.46%) Java EE
10 9 (2.21%) CSS
11 5 (1.23%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.23%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.23%) J2EE
11 5 (1.23%) jQuery
11 5 (1.23%) JSON
11 5 (1.23%) RESTful
11 5 (1.23%) TIBCO EMS
12 4 (0.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.90%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.70%) Data Integration
2 11 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.97%) FMCG
5 7 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.98%) DataPower
6 4 (0.98%) Smart Meter
6 4 (0.98%) W3C
7 3 (0.74%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.74%) Data Conversion
7 3 (0.74%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.74%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.74%) Replication
7 3 (0.74%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.49%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.49%) IPTV
8 2 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.41%) Windows
2 19 (4.67%) Unix
3 13 (3.19%) Linux
4 4 (0.98%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.98%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.74%) Solaris
5 3 (0.74%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.49%) HPUX
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (19.41%) TOGAF
2 60 (14.74%) SOA
3 39 (9.58%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (7.86%) Migration
4 32 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (7.62%) CRM
6 30 (7.37%) Enterprise Architecture
7 29 (7.13%) ITIL
8 26 (6.39%) Project Management
9 24 (5.90%) Presales
9 24 (5.90%) Technical Architecture
10 23 (5.65%) ERP
11 22 (5.41%) API Integration
11 22 (5.41%) Data Modelling
11 22 (5.41%) UML
12 20 (4.91%) E-Commerce
13 17 (4.18%) Service Design
13 17 (4.18%) Web Development
14 14 (3.44%) Matrix Organization
14 14 (3.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.04%) Java
2 19 (4.67%) SQL
3 18 (4.42%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.72%) C#
5 4 (0.98%) PHP
6 2 (0.49%) C
6 2 (0.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.25%) ABAP
7 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 43 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 31 (7.62%) Degree
3 27 (6.63%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.23%) CCIE
7 5 (1.23%) CCNA
7 5 (1.23%) MCSE
7 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.98%) CCNP
9 2 (0.49%) CCA
9 2 (0.49%) CCDP
9 2 (0.49%) CCIP
9 2 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.49%) PMP
10 1 (0.25%) CISSP
10 1 (0.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.23%) QA
2 4 (0.98%) COBIT
3 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.49%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.44%) Active Directory
1 14 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.21%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.97%) XenApp
4 5 (1.23%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.98%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.49%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.49%) vSphere
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.72%) Puppet
2 5 (1.23%) SCCM
2 5 (1.23%) SCVMM
3 4 (0.98%) Ansible
4 2 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.49%) MOM
4 2 (0.49%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.25%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.25%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.25%) SCOM
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (11.30%) Oracle
2 45 (11.06%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.34%) SAP
4 24 (5.90%) VMware
5 21 (5.16%) Cisco
5 21 (5.16%) IBM
6 18 (4.42%) Citrix
6 18 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.70%) HP
8 7 (1.72%) Juniper
8 7 (1.72%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.72%) webMethods
9 6 (1.47%) Apigee
9 6 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.23%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.23%) Talend
11 4 (0.98%) Axway
11 4 (0.98%) ForgeRock
11 4 (0.98%) Pega
12 3 (0.74%) Capita
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