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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 69 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 234 176 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.52% 2.01% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 2.17% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 84 74
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£475 £478 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.52% +0.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £466
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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
8530 8129 9239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.02% 92.96% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4784 4329 4309
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 491 601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 16 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 September 2014. 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 +24 109 £475 - 10
Hampshire +12 47 £450 -6.97% 14
Surrey +22 37 £518 +3.50% 10
Buckinghamshire -2 23 £538 +19.44% 3
East Sussex - 5 £325 - 3
West Sussex +7 4 £550 -8.33% 1
Middlesex -8 4 £500 -4.76%
Oxfordshire -7 1 £400 -34.69% 1
Kent -8 1 £700 +47.36%
Thames Valley - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 84 (20.05%) TOGAF
2 77 (18.38%) Telecoms
3 65 (15.51%) Finance
4 61 (14.56%) .NET
5 55 (13.13%) Degree
6 50 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
7 49 (11.69%) CRM
8 47 (11.22%) Web Services
8 47 (11.22%) Internet
9 43 (10.26%) Security Cleared
10 42 (10.02%) Oracle
11 41 (9.79%) SOA
11 41 (9.79%) Enterprise Architecture
12 40 (9.55%) Project Management
13 38 (9.07%) Billing
13 38 (9.07%) J2EE
14 37 (8.83%) Java
15 34 (8.11%) Retail
15 34 (8.11%) SC Cleared
16 32 (7.64%) 3G
16 32 (7.64%) IBM
16 32 (7.64%) Microsoft
17 31 (7.40%) SAP
18 30 (7.16%) Mobile App
18 30 (7.16%) Mentoring
19 28 (6.68%) Apache
20 26 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
21 25 (5.97%) UNIX
21 25 (5.97%) VMware
22 24 (5.73%) LTE

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 28 (6.68%) Apache
2 23 (5.49%) WebSphere
3 13 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.39%) Apache Solr
5 6 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.72%) Drupal
7 3 (0.72%) Liferay
7 3 (0.72%) Lync
7 3 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.48%) IIS
8 2 (0.48%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.24%) FileNet
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.19%) MS Project
5 3 (0.72%) MS Office
5 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (2.39%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.95%) SAP Retail
2 4 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.72%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.72%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.48%) Cordys
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.48%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.24%) Maximo
5 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.77%) SaaS
3 6 (1.43%) PaaS
4 4 (0.95%) Office 365
5 3 (0.72%) IaaS
5 3 (0.72%) Force.com
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.22%) Internet
2 32 (7.64%) 3G
3 24 (5.73%) LTE
4 14 (3.34%) Broadband
4 14 (3.34%) Firewall
5 13 (3.10%) UMTS
6 12 (2.86%) VoIP
6 12 (2.86%) MPLS
7 10 (2.39%) VPN
8 9 (2.15%) Ethernet
8 9 (2.15%) OSPF
8 9 (2.15%) BGP
8 9 (2.15%) IPsec
8 9 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (1.91%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (1.91%) RSVP
9 8 (1.91%) VRRP
9 8 (1.91%) SNMP
9 8 (1.91%) HSRP
9 8 (1.91%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (1.91%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.43%) MySQL
6 5 (1.19%) Big Data
7 4 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.72%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.72%) DB2
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (5.01%) Maven
2 20 (4.77%) Eclipse
3 19 (4.53%) Jenkins
4 17 (4.06%) Cucumber
4 17 (4.06%) JIRA
4 17 (4.06%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 77 (18.38%) Telecoms
2 65 (15.51%) Finance
3 38 (9.07%) Billing
4 34 (8.11%) Retail
5 13 (3.10%) Marketing
6 11 (2.63%) Military
7 10 (2.39%) Banking
8 6 (1.43%) Back Office
9 4 (0.95%) Law
9 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.72%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.48%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.48%) Front Office
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.56%) .NET
2 47 (11.22%) Web Services
3 38 (9.07%) J2EE
4 20 (4.77%) RESTful
5 19 (4.53%) SOAP
6 18 (4.30%) Middleware
7 17 (4.06%) HTML
8 16 (3.82%) XML
9 15 (3.58%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (3.10%) PostGIS
11 8 (1.91%) REST
11 8 (1.91%) Dojo
12 6 (1.43%) Worklight
13 5 (1.19%) jQuery
13 5 (1.19%) Spring
14 3 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
14 3 (0.72%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.72%) Java EE
14 3 (0.72%) JSP
14 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.16%) Mobile App
2 24 (5.73%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.30%) Open Source
4 15 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.10%) iSeries
7 9 (2.15%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.91%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.19%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (0.95%) User Experience
10 4 (0.95%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.95%) RMADS
10 4 (0.95%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.95%) CESG
11 3 (0.72%) IVR
11 3 (0.72%) EPoS
11 3 (0.72%) Learning Management System
11 3 (0.72%) Social Media
12 2 (0.48%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.97%) UNIX
2 20 (4.77%) Windows
3 14 (3.34%) Linux
4 8 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Vista
5 6 (1.43%) AIX
5 6 (1.43%) Solaris
6 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.95%) Android
6 4 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) SUSE
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (20.05%) TOGAF
2 50 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (11.69%) CRM
4 41 (9.79%) SOA
4 41 (9.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 40 (9.55%) Project Management
6 30 (7.16%) Mentoring
7 22 (5.25%) E-Commerce
7 22 (5.25%) Migration
7 22 (5.25%) Technical Architecture
8 21 (5.01%) Scrum
9 18 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (4.30%) Zachman Framework
10 16 (3.82%) Network Management
11 15 (3.58%) Validation
11 15 (3.58%) ERP
11 15 (3.58%) ITIL
12 14 (3.34%) Workflow
12 14 (3.34%) Network Architecture
13 13 (3.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.83%) Java
2 17 (4.06%) JavaScript
3 10 (2.39%) C
3 10 (2.39%) C#
3 10 (2.39%) SQL
4 8 (1.91%) Objective-C
5 6 (1.43%) C++
6 3 (0.72%) Perl
6 3 (0.72%) PHP
6 3 (0.72%) Ruby
6 3 (0.72%) Python
7 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.24%) COBOL
8 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.24%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 55 (13.13%) Degree
2 43 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 34 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.15%) CCIE
5 9 (2.15%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.19%) PMP
6 5 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.72%) MCSE
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CCNP
8 1 (0.24%) CCIP
8 1 (0.24%) CCNA
8 1 (0.24%) CCDP
8 1 (0.24%) CCA
8 1 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.24%) HND
8 1 (0.24%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.19%) QA
2 4 (0.95%) JSP 440
2 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) GxP
5 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.24%) GCP
5 1 (0.24%) GMP
System Software
1 19 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.24%) KVM
4 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (4.06%) Puppet
2 5 (1.19%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.72%) Netcool
3 3 (0.72%) OPNET
4 1 (0.24%) SCCM
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 42 (10.02%) Oracle
2 32 (7.64%) IBM
2 32 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.40%) SAP
4 25 (5.97%) VMware
5 23 (5.49%) Cisco
6 13 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.63%) Juniper
8 9 (2.15%) Radware
8 9 (2.15%) Huawei
9 8 (1.91%) Redback
9 8 (1.91%) Primavera
9 8 (1.91%) Nokia
10 7 (1.67%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.43%) Ericsson
11 6 (1.43%) Citrix
11 6 (1.43%) HP
11 6 (1.43%) Siebel
12 5 (1.19%) Metastorm
13 4 (0.95%) webMethods
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