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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 91 82 67
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 200 206 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.14% 2.30% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 2.49% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 103 78
Average daily rate
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£500 £493 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.52% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +50.00%
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
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
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 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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 3 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 60 £525 +15.06% 13
Hampshire +20 51 £483 -2.96% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 28 £488 +13.37% 4
West Sussex +2 20 £510 -2.85% 2
Surrey -24 15 £515 +3.00% 11
Oxfordshire -12 14 £475 -5.00% 4
Middlesex +7 5 £575 +7.22%
Sussex - 2 £575 -
East Sussex -12 1 £690 +31.42%
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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 94 (19.58%) TOGAF
2 75 (15.63%) Java
3 71 (14.79%) Finance
4 65 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (13.54%) SOA
5 64 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 63 (13.13%) Oracle
7 61 (12.71%) Telecoms
8 51 (10.63%) Security Cleared
9 47 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (9.79%) CRM
10 41 (8.54%) Microsoft
11 39 (8.13%) Degree
12 37 (7.71%) UML
13 36 (7.50%) Middleware
14 35 (7.29%) SAP
14 35 (7.29%) Retail
14 35 (7.29%) SC Cleared
15 34 (7.08%) Technical Architecture
16 32 (6.67%) Java EE
16 32 (6.67%) Windows
17 29 (6.04%) SQL
18 27 (5.63%) Migration
19 26 (5.42%) MS Excel
20 25 (5.21%) ERP
20 25 (5.21%) Cisco
20 25 (5.21%) Data Management
21 24 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
21 24 (5.00%) ITIL
21 24 (5.00%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 21 (4.38%) Apache
2 14 (2.92%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (1.88%) NetWeaver
5 8 (1.67%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.46%) Documentum
6 7 (1.46%) JBoss
7 6 (1.25%) SAP EP
8 4 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.83%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.63%) SAS
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.42%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.42%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) SPSS
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.29%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (1.46%) SAP FI-CA
3 7 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.46%) SAP CRM
4 6 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.25%) SAP MDM
5 5 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.42%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 11 (2.29%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.25%) SaaS
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.21%) Taleo
7 1 (0.21%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.92%) VoLTE
2 12 (2.50%) 3G
3 11 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (2.29%) 4G
3 11 (2.29%) Internet
4 10 (2.08%) Firewall
5 9 (1.88%) Unified Communications
6 8 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (1.67%) DWDM
7 7 (1.46%) WAN
7 7 (1.46%) LAN
8 6 (1.25%) MVNO
9 5 (1.04%) CTI
10 4 (0.83%) VPN
10 4 (0.83%) SDH
10 4 (0.83%) LDAP
10 4 (0.83%) Broadband
10 4 (0.83%) X.500
11 3 (0.63%) Wireless
11 3 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (1.88%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.46%) Big Data
5 7 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.83%) DB2
7 4 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.83%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.63%) MySQL
8 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.63%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.63%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) Toad
3 1 (0.21%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.21%) Maven
3 1 (0.21%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) Hudson
3 1 (0.21%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (0.21%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 71 (14.79%) Finance
2 61 (12.71%) Telecoms
3 35 (7.29%) Retail
4 17 (3.54%) Marketing
5 13 (2.71%) Billing
5 13 (2.71%) Publishing
6 9 (1.88%) Automotive
7 8 (1.67%) Banking
8 7 (1.46%) Legal
9 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.42%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.50%) Middleware
2 32 (6.67%) Java EE
3 24 (5.00%) Web Services
4 22 (4.58%) .NET
5 14 (2.92%) SOAP
6 11 (2.29%) REST
7 9 (1.88%) SAP PI
8 8 (1.67%) XML
8 8 (1.67%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.46%) J2EE
9 7 (1.46%) HTML
10 5 (1.04%) SAML
10 5 (1.04%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.63%) WebCenter
12 3 (0.63%) Spring
12 3 (0.63%) XMPP
12 3 (0.63%) EJB
12 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (0.42%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.38%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (1.67%) GIS
4 8 (1.67%) User Experience
5 5 (1.04%) Social Media
5 5 (1.04%) Frameworx
5 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.83%) Visualisation
6 4 (0.83%) Algorithms
6 4 (0.83%) EMC VNX
6 4 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.63%) CMDB
7 3 (0.63%) Blog
7 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.42%) Online Games
8 2 (0.42%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.42%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.67%) Windows
2 12 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 11 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (2.08%) Linux
5 9 (1.88%) UNIX
6 5 (1.04%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.04%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.63%) AIX
8 2 (0.42%) Android
8 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.21%) HPUX
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (19.58%) TOGAF
2 65 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (13.54%) SOA
3 64 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 47 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (9.79%) CRM
5 37 (7.71%) UML
6 34 (7.08%) Technical Architecture
7 27 (5.63%) Migration
8 25 (5.21%) ERP
8 25 (5.21%) Data Management
9 24 (5.00%) ITIL
10 21 (4.38%) Open Source
11 18 (3.75%) E-Commerce
11 18 (3.75%) Project Management
12 17 (3.54%) Scrum
13 15 (3.13%) Revenue Management
14 14 (2.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 14 (2.92%) Portfolio Management
14 14 (2.92%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 75 (15.63%) Java
2 29 (6.04%) SQL
3 22 (4.58%) C#
4 8 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.63%) VBScript
5 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.63%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.42%) C
6 2 (0.42%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.42%) R
6 2 (0.42%) VB
6 2 (0.42%) ABAP
6 2 (0.42%) C++
7 1 (0.21%) COBOL
7 1 (0.21%) PHP
7 1 (0.21%) Python
7 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 51 (10.63%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.13%) Degree
3 35 (7.29%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.83%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.42%) CCIE
6 2 (0.42%) CCNA
7 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) APMP
7 1 (0.21%) CCNP
7 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) COBIT
3 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.50%) Docker
3 5 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.63%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.42%) XenServer
5 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.42%) vSphere
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.21%) NFS
6 1 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 9 (1.88%) OpenView
1 9 (1.88%) HP NNM
1 9 (1.88%) EMC VPLEX
2 8 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (1.46%) SCCM
4 3 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.63%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.42%) SCOM
5 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.21%) Netcool
6 1 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 63 (13.13%) Oracle
2 41 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 35 (7.29%) SAP
4 25 (5.21%) Cisco
5 24 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (4.38%) VMware
7 19 (3.96%) HP
8 18 (3.75%) IBM
9 15 (3.13%) Adobe
10 9 (1.88%) SevOne
11 8 (1.67%) Brocade
12 7 (1.46%) Siebel
13 6 (1.25%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.25%) Citrix
13 6 (1.25%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.04%) EMC
14 5 (1.04%) JDA
15 4 (0.83%) TIBCO
15 4 (0.83%) Symantec
16 3 (0.63%) webMethods
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