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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 97 72 110
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 222 265 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.30% 2.66% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 2.82% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 157 73
Median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £638 £641
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
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
9190 9396 8795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.20% 94.38% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5558 5156 4840
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 £225 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 453 481
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -12 87 £538 - 10
Hampshire +2 43 £465 -7.00% 4
Surrey +15 29 £550 +11.67% 3
West Sussex -26 20 £500 - 3
Oxfordshire -2 17 £488 -2.50% 8
Buckinghamshire -15 15 £530 +6.00% 2
Middlesex -2 4 £469 -1.31%
East Sussex +3 3 £563 -11.76%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Home Counties - 1 £475 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 99 (24.81%) TOGAF
2 79 (19.80%) Telecoms
3 59 (14.79%) Microsoft
4 53 (13.28%) Security Cleared
5 49 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (12.03%) Finance
7 46 (11.53%) SOA
8 45 (11.28%) SC Cleared
8 45 (11.28%) Degree
9 44 (11.03%) Oracle
9 44 (11.03%) Migration
10 39 (9.77%) Retail
10 39 (9.77%) Java
10 39 (9.77%) Enterprise Architecture
11 36 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (8.77%) CRM
13 34 (8.52%) SharePoint
13 34 (8.52%) .NET
14 33 (8.27%) SAP
15 30 (7.52%) Data Modelling
16 29 (7.27%) Web Services
16 29 (7.27%) VMware
17 28 (7.02%) Windows
18 27 (6.77%) SQL
19 26 (6.52%) Middleware
19 26 (6.52%) Analytics
20 25 (6.27%) Waterfall
20 25 (6.27%) Technical Architecture
20 25 (6.27%) ITIL
20 25 (6.27%) SOAP

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 34 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.51%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.26%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.76%) MQSeries
5 10 (2.51%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.01%) CICS
6 8 (2.01%) CMS
7 7 (1.75%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.50%) Node.js
8 6 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.25%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.00%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.75%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.75%) Drupal
11 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.75%) JBoss
11 3 (0.75%) Liferay
11 3 (0.75%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.00%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.50%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.50%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.51%) Office 365
2 16 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.26%) SaaS
5 7 (1.75%) IaaS
6 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.00%) PaaS
7 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.75%) Force.com
7 3 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.50%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.50%) Veeva
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.25%) Boomi
9 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.25%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.26%) 3G
2 13 (3.26%) 4G
3 12 (3.01%) MVNO
4 11 (2.76%) VPN
5 10 (2.51%) Internet
6 8 (2.01%) Firewall
6 8 (2.01%) MPLS
7 7 (1.75%) Network Security
7 7 (1.75%) Unified Communications
8 6 (1.50%) Intranet
8 6 (1.50%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (1.25%) LAN
9 5 (1.25%) PBX
9 5 (1.25%) SAN
9 5 (1.25%) VoIP
9 5 (1.25%) WAN
10 4 (1.00%) Broadband
10 4 (1.00%) Intelligent Network
10 4 (1.00%) LTE
10 4 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (3.01%) NoSQL
3 11 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.51%) Big Data
5 9 (2.26%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.01%) MySQL
6 8 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (2.01%) Oracle Discoverer
6 8 (2.01%) Oracle ODI
6 8 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.50%) Easytrieve
7 6 (1.50%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.00%) Couchbase
8 4 (1.00%) DB2
8 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.75%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.51%) SoapUI
2 8 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.50%) Selenium
3 6 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.75%) JUnit
4 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.50%) MSTest
5 2 (0.50%) Robot Framework
General
1 79 (19.80%) Telecoms
2 48 (12.03%) Finance
3 39 (9.77%) Retail
4 23 (5.76%) Billing
5 13 (3.26%) Publishing
6 11 (2.76%) Military
7 7 (1.75%) Banking
7 7 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.75%) Marketing
8 5 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.75%) Advertising
10 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.50%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.52%) .NET
2 29 (7.27%) Web Services
3 26 (6.52%) Middleware
4 25 (6.27%) SOAP
5 17 (4.26%) REST
6 15 (3.76%) Spring
6 15 (3.76%) XML
7 12 (3.01%) J2EE
8 11 (2.76%) Natural Language Processing
9 10 (2.51%) HTML
9 10 (2.51%) WSDL
9 10 (2.51%) XSD
10 9 (2.26%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.75%) Hibernate
11 7 (1.75%) HTML5
12 6 (1.50%) ISPF
13 5 (1.25%) RESTful
14 4 (1.00%) Java EE
14 4 (1.00%) jQuery
14 4 (1.00%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.51%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.51%) Private Cloud
4 11 (2.76%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.51%) Data Integration
5 10 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.01%) FMCG
7 6 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.00%) Frameworx
8 4 (1.00%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.75%) Data Conversion
9 3 (0.75%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.75%) User Experience
9 3 (0.75%) W3C
9 3 (0.75%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.50%) BBC
10 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.50%) DTV
10 2 (0.50%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.02%) Windows
2 20 (5.01%) Unix
3 18 (4.51%) Linux
4 17 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.01%) zOS
7 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.75%) AIX
9 3 (0.75%) HPUX
10 2 (0.50%) Solaris
10 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (24.81%) TOGAF
2 49 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (11.53%) SOA
4 44 (11.03%) Migration
5 39 (9.77%) Enterprise Architecture
6 36 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (8.77%) CRM
8 30 (7.52%) Data Modelling
9 26 (6.52%) Analytics
10 25 (6.27%) ITIL
10 25 (6.27%) Technical Architecture
10 25 (6.27%) Waterfall
11 23 (5.76%) Zachman Framework
12 22 (5.51%) Presales
12 22 (5.51%) Project Management
13 21 (5.26%) E-Commerce
13 21 (5.26%) SDLC
13 21 (5.26%) UML
14 17 (4.26%) ERP
14 17 (4.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.77%) Java
2 27 (6.77%) SQL
3 15 (3.76%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.51%) C#
5 9 (2.26%) C++
6 8 (2.01%) Assembly Language
6 8 (2.01%) COBOL
6 8 (2.01%) JCL
6 8 (2.01%) REXX
7 6 (1.50%) CLIST
7 6 (1.50%) Python
8 5 (1.25%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.00%) C
10 2 (0.50%) PHP
11 1 (0.25%) ABAP
11 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 53 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 45 (11.28%) Degree
2 45 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.51%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.00%) CCNA
6 3 (0.75%) ISEB
6 3 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.50%) APMP
7 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.50%) PMP
7 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.25%) CCIE
8 1 (0.25%) CCNP
8 1 (0.25%) CISM
8 1 (0.25%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) CLAS
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.75%) COBIT
2 3 (0.75%) QA
3 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 19 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.25%) XenApp
6 4 (1.00%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.00%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.00%) XenServer
7 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.75%) vSphere
8 1 (0.25%) Docker
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.75%) SCVMM
2 4 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.00%) Puppet
3 3 (0.75%) SCCM
4 2 (0.50%) Ansible
4 2 (0.50%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
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 59 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.03%) Oracle
3 33 (8.27%) SAP
4 29 (7.27%) VMware
5 20 (5.01%) Citrix
6 19 (4.76%) Cisco
7 18 (4.51%) IBM
8 16 (4.01%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (3.76%) HP
10 9 (2.26%) Juniper
11 8 (2.01%) CA
12 7 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.75%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.50%) EMC
14 5 (1.25%) Apigee
14 5 (1.25%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.25%) NetApp
14 5 (1.25%) webMethods
15 4 (1.00%) hybris
15 4 (1.00%) Sitecore
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