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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 80 97 66
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 209 147 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.26% 1.74% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 1.91% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 69 76
Average daily rate
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£510 £457 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.71% -8.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £650 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £490 £463
% change year-on-year
+2.24% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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
8442 7709 6942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.49% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4567 4029 3349
Average daily rate £375 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 459 601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +37 96 £550 +22.22% 14
Hampshire -2 48 £500 +8.99% 14
Surrey -3 19 £450 +2.27% 9
Buckinghamshire -18 19 £475 +5.55% 4
Oxfordshire -1 16 £556 -14.42% 7
West Sussex -8 4 £545 +36.25% 1
Middlesex -1 1 £413 +3.12%
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 104 (22.76%) TOGAF
2 74 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (14.44%) Telecoms
4 62 (13.57%) Oracle
5 60 (13.13%) Finance
6 57 (12.47%) Java
7 53 (11.60%) Internet
8 52 (11.38%) SOA
9 48 (10.50%) Degree
10 45 (9.85%) Microsoft
11 44 (9.63%) Retail
11 44 (9.63%) Security Cleared
12 41 (8.97%) Apache
13 39 (8.53%) Web Services
14 36 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (7.88%) VMware
15 35 (7.66%) Middleware
16 34 (7.44%) PostgreSQL
16 34 (7.44%) J2EE
16 34 (7.44%) CRM
16 34 (7.44%) SC Cleared
16 34 (7.44%) Enterprise Architecture
16 34 (7.44%) Open Source
17 33 (7.22%) IBM
18 30 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (6.56%) .NET
18 30 (6.56%) Billing
18 30 (6.56%) Computer Science
19 29 (6.35%) Cisco
20 28 (6.13%) 3G

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 41 (8.97%) Apache
2 17 (3.72%) WebSphere
3 16 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.28%) Lync
5 13 (2.84%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.19%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.31%) Documentum
10 5 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (1.09%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.09%) JBoss
11 3 (0.66%) JCAPS
12 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.44%) Drupal
12 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) MS Office
5 1 (0.22%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.31%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.66%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.66%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.44%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.44%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.22%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.22%) Magento
6 1 (0.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.81%) SaaS
3 5 (1.09%) Office 365
3 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.66%) IaaS
4 3 (0.66%) PaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.44%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.60%) Internet
2 28 (6.13%) 3G
3 24 (5.25%) Firewall
4 19 (4.16%) Broadband
5 14 (3.06%) LAN
5 14 (3.06%) VoIP
5 14 (3.06%) MPLS
6 13 (2.84%) WAN
7 11 (2.41%) SAN
7 11 (2.41%) MVNO
8 9 (1.97%) LTE
9 8 (1.75%) DMZ
9 8 (1.75%) BGP
10 7 (1.53%) VPN
11 6 (1.31%) WLAN
11 6 (1.31%) Intranet
11 6 (1.31%) OSPF
11 6 (1.31%) Extranet
12 5 (1.09%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.09%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.44%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (4.60%) Big Data
3 17 (3.72%) Hadoop
4 15 (3.28%) HPCC
5 13 (2.84%) MySQL
6 12 (2.63%) SQL Server
6 12 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.44%) DB2
9 2 (0.44%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (5.47%) Maven
1 25 (5.47%) Eclipse
2 14 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.06%) JIRA
3 13 (2.84%) FitNesse
3 13 (2.84%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.22%) ERwin
4 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 66 (14.44%) Telecoms
2 60 (13.13%) Finance
3 44 (9.63%) Retail
4 30 (6.56%) Billing
5 11 (2.41%) Banking
5 11 (2.41%) Marketing
6 10 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.53%) Legal
7 7 (1.53%) Back Office
8 6 (1.31%) Publishing
8 6 (1.31%) Military
9 3 (0.66%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.66%) Electronics
10 2 (0.44%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.53%) Web Services
2 35 (7.66%) Middleware
3 34 (7.44%) J2EE
4 30 (6.56%) .NET
5 20 (4.38%) PostGIS
6 15 (3.28%) SOAP
7 14 (3.06%) Java EE
8 13 (2.84%) WebSphere MQ
8 13 (2.84%) RESTful
9 11 (2.41%) HTML
9 11 (2.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 10 (2.19%) XML
11 7 (1.53%) Spring
12 6 (1.31%) EJB
12 6 (1.31%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.09%) JSON
13 5 (1.09%) Dojo
13 5 (1.09%) REST
14 3 (0.66%) Visualforce
14 3 (0.66%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.44%) Open Source
2 30 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.16%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.72%) iSeries
5 16 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.75%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.75%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.31%) User Experience
9 5 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.09%) PKI
10 4 (0.88%) Social Media
10 4 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.88%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.66%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.66%) Life Science
12 2 (0.44%) CMDB
12 2 (0.44%) DataPower
12 2 (0.44%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.44%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.91%) UNIX
2 22 (4.81%) Linux
3 18 (3.94%) Windows
4 8 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.44%) AIX
8 1 (0.22%) SUSE
8 1 (0.22%) VMS
8 1 (0.22%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (22.76%) TOGAF
2 74 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (11.38%) SOA
4 36 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (7.44%) CRM
5 34 (7.44%) Enterprise Architecture
6 30 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (6.13%) Migration
8 26 (5.69%) Data Modelling
8 26 (5.69%) Scrum
9 25 (5.47%) Mentoring
10 24 (5.25%) Project Management
11 21 (4.60%) ITIL
12 19 (4.16%) Technical Architecture
12 19 (4.16%) Zachman Framework
13 18 (3.94%) E-Commerce
13 18 (3.94%) Portfolio Management
14 16 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (3.50%) Content Management
15 15 (3.28%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 57 (12.47%) Java
2 12 (2.63%) PHP
3 11 (2.41%) JavaScript
3 11 (2.41%) SQL
4 10 (2.19%) C#
5 5 (1.09%) Objective-C
5 5 (1.09%) C
6 3 (0.66%) Perl
6 3 (0.66%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.44%) Python
7 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.22%) VBA
8 1 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (10.50%) Degree
2 44 (9.63%) Security Cleared
3 34 (7.44%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.31%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.09%) CCIE
6 3 (0.66%) CCNA
7 2 (0.44%) PhD
7 2 (0.44%) CCNP
7 2 (0.44%) CCIP
7 2 (0.44%) CCDP
8 1 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PMP
8 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.22%) HND
8 1 (0.22%) MCSE
8 1 (0.22%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.09%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.22%) GCP
3 1 (0.22%) GMP
3 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) GxP
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.97%) vSphere
4 4 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.44%) KVM
6 2 (0.44%) XenApp
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.22%) LXC
7 1 (0.22%) Docker
7 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (3.06%) Puppet
2 4 (0.88%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.44%) Netcool
4 2 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.22%) OPNET
5 1 (0.22%) OpenView
5 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (13.57%) Oracle
2 45 (9.85%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.88%) VMware
4 33 (7.22%) IBM
5 29 (6.35%) Cisco
6 27 (5.91%) SAP
7 22 (4.81%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.63%) EMC
9 7 (1.53%) HP
10 6 (1.31%) Citrix
10 6 (1.31%) NetApp
11 5 (1.09%) Dell
12 4 (0.88%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.88%) BMC
12 4 (0.88%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.88%) Remedy
13 3 (0.66%) Redback
13 3 (0.66%) Open Text
13 3 (0.66%) RedDot
13 3 (0.66%) Radware
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