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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 66 100 81
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 274 171 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.72% 1.76% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 1.91% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 94 73
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£525 £463 £479
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -3.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £486 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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
9227 8947 7837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.70% 91.89% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5072 4916 3900
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 474 613
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.33 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +38 108 £538 +19.44% 9
Hampshire +28 58 £511 +3.54% 7
Buckinghamshire +2 41 £525 +16.66% 5
Oxfordshire +16 32 £550 - 3
West Sussex -5 18 £500 +8.10% 1
Surrey -13 12 £480 +9.09% 3
East Sussex -10 2 £638 +22.00%
Middlesex +1 1 £475 -11.62%
Kent - - - - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 109 (23.09%) TOGAF
2 84 (17.80%) Finance
3 71 (15.04%) Java
4 66 (13.98%) Telecoms
5 62 (13.14%) SOA
6 61 (12.92%) Oracle
7 58 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 55 (11.65%) Security Cleared
10 48 (10.17%) Enterprise Architecture
11 45 (9.53%) Middleware
12 42 (8.90%) Degree
13 40 (8.47%) Microsoft
13 40 (8.47%) CRM
14 39 (8.26%) SC Cleared
15 38 (8.05%) Retail
16 35 (7.42%) SAP
17 33 (6.99%) Migration
18 30 (6.36%) ITIL
19 28 (5.93%) Web Services
20 27 (5.72%) UML
20 27 (5.72%) .NET
21 26 (5.51%) Windows
21 26 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
21 26 (5.51%) VMware
22 25 (5.30%) C#
22 25 (5.30%) MS Excel
23 24 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
23 24 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
24 23 (4.87%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (4.87%) Apache
2 9 (1.91%) WebLogic
2 9 (1.91%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 8 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.69%) Documentum
3 8 (1.69%) Lync
4 7 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.85%) JCAPS
6 4 (0.85%) SAS
6 4 (0.85%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.64%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.64%) JBoss
7 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.42%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.42%) SPSS
4 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 10 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.85%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.64%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.64%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.42%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.42%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.48%) SaaS
3 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.21%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.21%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.66%) Firewall
2 19 (4.03%) Internet
3 14 (2.97%) MVNO
4 10 (2.12%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (2.12%) Broadband
5 9 (1.91%) 3G
6 8 (1.69%) LAN
6 8 (1.69%) WAN
6 8 (1.69%) SAN
7 7 (1.48%) Extranet
7 7 (1.48%) Intranet
8 6 (1.27%) DWDM
8 6 (1.27%) MPLS
8 6 (1.27%) NAS
9 5 (1.06%) X.500
9 5 (1.06%) VoLTE
9 5 (1.06%) VoIP
9 5 (1.06%) WLAN
10 4 (0.85%) LDAP
10 4 (0.85%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.97%) Big Data
3 13 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.12%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.91%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.48%) HPCC
6 7 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.27%) SAP BW
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.06%) MySQL
8 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.64%) SAP BI
10 3 (0.64%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.42%) HBase
11 2 (0.42%) Mahout
11 2 (0.42%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 5 (1.06%) Eclipse
2 4 (0.85%) Maven
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 84 (17.80%) Finance
2 66 (13.98%) Telecoms
3 38 (8.05%) Retail
4 21 (4.45%) Billing
5 12 (2.54%) Banking
6 9 (1.91%) Publishing
7 8 (1.69%) Automotive
7 8 (1.69%) Legal
8 7 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.06%) Multimedia
9 5 (1.06%) Marketing
10 3 (0.64%) Back Office
11 2 (0.42%) Electronics
11 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Military
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.53%) Middleware
2 28 (5.93%) Web Services
3 27 (5.72%) .NET
4 21 (4.45%) Java EE
5 13 (2.75%) REST
5 13 (2.75%) SOAP
6 10 (2.12%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (1.91%) J2EE
8 8 (1.69%) EJB
8 8 (1.69%) XML
9 7 (1.48%) HTML
10 6 (1.27%) Spring
10 6 (1.27%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.06%) HTML5
11 5 (1.06%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.06%) JSON
11 5 (1.06%) SAML
12 3 (0.64%) SAP PI
12 3 (0.64%) PostGIS
12 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.87%) Open Source
2 20 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.06%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.06%) Social Media
7 4 (0.85%) PKI
7 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.64%) Frameworx
8 3 (0.64%) Life Science
8 3 (0.64%) Blog
8 3 (0.64%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.42%) DTV
9 2 (0.42%) User Experience
10 1 (0.21%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.21%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) GIS
10 1 (0.21%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.51%) Windows
2 12 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (2.54%) UNIX
3 10 (2.12%) Windows 7
4 9 (1.91%) Linux
4 9 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.06%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.85%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (23.09%) TOGAF
2 62 (13.14%) SOA
3 58 (12.29%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (10.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 40 (8.47%) CRM
7 33 (6.99%) Migration
8 30 (6.36%) ITIL
9 27 (5.72%) UML
10 26 (5.51%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
12 20 (4.24%) ERP
12 20 (4.24%) EAI
12 20 (4.24%) Project Management
12 20 (4.24%) Portfolio Management
13 17 (3.60%) Scrum
14 16 (3.39%) Use Case
15 15 (3.18%) Zachman Framework
15 15 (3.18%) Data Modelling
16 14 (2.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 71 (15.04%) Java
2 25 (5.30%) C#
3 20 (4.24%) SQL
4 5 (1.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.85%) PHP
5 4 (0.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.64%) VBScript
7 2 (0.42%) VB
7 2 (0.42%) ABAP
7 2 (0.42%) C++
7 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.42%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.42%) C
7 2 (0.42%) R
8 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.21%) Scala
8 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 42 (8.90%) Degree
3 39 (8.26%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.12%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.42%) CCNP
5 2 (0.42%) CCNA
5 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.21%) CCDP
6 1 (0.21%) CCIP
6 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.21%) CCIE
6 1 (0.21%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.91%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 4 (0.85%) vSphere
5 3 (0.64%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.42%) XenServer
7 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (1.06%) SCCM
2 4 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.64%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.21%) Netcool
4 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 61 (12.92%) Oracle
2 40 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 35 (7.42%) SAP
4 26 (5.51%) VMware
5 23 (4.87%) Cisco
6 19 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (2.97%) IBM
8 13 (2.75%) HP
9 11 (2.33%) EMC
10 8 (1.69%) Brocade
11 6 (1.27%) Dell
11 6 (1.27%) NetApp
11 6 (1.27%) Adobe
11 6 (1.27%) Siebel
11 6 (1.27%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.06%) Citrix
13 4 (0.85%) Symantec
13 4 (0.85%) OpenText
13 4 (0.85%) RedDot
14 3 (0.64%) JDA
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