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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 99 81 71
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 179 245 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.13% 2.51% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.65% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 159 115
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £440 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.75 £52.25
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -2.87%
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
7888 9239 8617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.79% 94.72% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4784 5565 4753
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 433 456
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +27 78 £525 - 8
Hampshire -35 33 £475 -5.00% 10
Buckinghamshire +2 17 £494 +3.94% 2
West Sussex +6 15 £500 +4.16% 1
Surrey -4 11 £513 +2.50% 8
Kent +14 7 £550 - 2
Oxfordshire -29 6 £451 -12.59% 1
Middlesex +1 4 £550 +22.22% 1
East Sussex -2 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 77 (20.16%) TOGAF
2 66 (17.28%) SOA
3 54 (14.14%) Java
4 50 (13.09%) Oracle
5 48 (12.57%) Telecoms
6 47 (12.30%) Finance
6 47 (12.30%) Web Services
7 44 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (10.47%) Microsoft
8 40 (10.47%) Security Cleared
9 33 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (8.12%) Migration
11 30 (7.85%) Spring
12 28 (7.33%) Middleware
12 28 (7.33%) SAP
13 27 (7.07%) Retail
14 26 (6.81%) UML
14 26 (6.81%) IBM
14 26 (6.81%) Enterprise Architecture
15 25 (6.54%) CRM
16 23 (6.02%) Degree
16 23 (6.02%) SC Cleared
16 23 (6.02%) API Integration
17 22 (5.76%) ITIL
18 21 (5.50%) Data Centre
19 20 (5.24%) ERP
19 20 (5.24%) Zachman Framework
20 19 (4.97%) SOAP
20 19 (4.97%) Windows
20 19 (4.97%) REST

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 14 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.36%) CMS
2 9 (2.36%) Documentum
2 9 (2.36%) JBoss
3 8 (2.09%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (1.05%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.52%) Apache
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.52%) WildFly
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.26%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.31%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (1.31%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (1.05%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.05%) Primavera
2 4 (1.05%) SAP CRM
2 4 (1.05%) SAP PS
3 3 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.79%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.79%) SAP BPC
3 3 (0.79%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.52%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.52%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.52%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.52%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.66%) PaaS
2 13 (3.40%) Office 365
3 12 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.09%) SaaS
5 7 (1.83%) IaaS
6 5 (1.31%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.52%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.45%) WAN
2 15 (3.93%) LAN
3 14 (3.66%) VoIP
4 12 (3.14%) Firewall
5 10 (2.62%) MPLS
6 9 (2.36%) Network Security
7 8 (2.09%) Internet
8 6 (1.57%) 4G
8 6 (1.57%) SAN
8 6 (1.57%) VPN
9 5 (1.31%) WLAN
10 4 (1.05%) DNS
11 3 (0.79%) 3G
11 3 (0.79%) Converged Networks
11 3 (0.79%) FTP
11 3 (0.79%) LDAP
11 3 (0.79%) PSTN
11 3 (0.79%) SSL
11 3 (0.79%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.52%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (3.14%) Relational Database
2 9 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.83%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.52%) DB2
6 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.52%) GIS
6 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (0.26%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.26%) Redis
7 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.36%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.83%) SoapUI
4 6 (1.57%) JIRA
5 5 (1.31%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.79%) Subversion
7 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.52%) JUnit
7 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.26%) LSMW
8 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.26%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (12.57%) Telecoms
2 47 (12.30%) Finance
3 27 (7.07%) Retail
4 12 (3.14%) Publishing
5 9 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.83%) Marketing
7 5 (1.31%) Billing
8 4 (1.05%) Back Office
9 3 (0.79%) Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Military
10 2 (0.52%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.30%) Web Services
2 30 (7.85%) Spring
3 28 (7.33%) Middleware
4 19 (4.97%) REST
4 19 (4.97%) SOAP
5 16 (4.19%) .NET
6 11 (2.88%) XML
7 8 (2.09%) HTML
8 7 (1.83%) J2EE
8 7 (1.83%) Java EE
8 7 (1.83%) WSDL
8 7 (1.83%) XSD
9 6 (1.57%) CSS
10 5 (1.31%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.05%) RAML
11 4 (1.05%) TIBCO EMS
12 3 (0.79%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (0.79%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.79%) JSON
12 3 (0.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.50%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.36%) Data Integration
4 9 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.83%) FMCG
6 5 (1.31%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.31%) Social Media
7 4 (1.05%) IVR
7 4 (1.05%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.79%) DataPower
8 3 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.79%) Replication
9 2 (0.52%) CMDB
9 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) User Experience
9 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.97%) Windows
2 13 (3.40%) Unix
3 8 (2.09%) Linux
4 7 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.05%) Solaris
6 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) HPUX
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.16%) TOGAF
2 66 (17.28%) SOA
3 44 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (8.12%) Migration
6 26 (6.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 26 (6.81%) UML
7 25 (6.54%) CRM
8 23 (6.02%) API Integration
9 22 (5.76%) ITIL
10 20 (5.24%) ERP
10 20 (5.24%) Zachman Framework
11 18 (4.71%) Technical Architecture
12 17 (4.45%) Data Modelling
12 17 (4.45%) Presales
13 16 (4.19%) Project Management
14 15 (3.93%) E-Commerce
15 14 (3.66%) Service Design
16 13 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (3.40%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.14%) Java
2 18 (4.71%) SQL
3 12 (3.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.79%) PHP
5 2 (0.52%) C#
5 2 (0.52%) Python
5 2 (0.52%) Scala
6 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.02%) Degree
2 23 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.62%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.31%) MCSE
6 4 (1.05%) CCIE
6 4 (1.05%) CCNA
7 3 (0.79%) CCNP
7 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.52%) CCA
8 2 (0.52%) CCDP
8 2 (0.52%) CCIP
8 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.83%) QA
2 4 (1.05%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.79%) COBIT
4 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.05%) XenApp
5 3 (0.79%) vSphere
6 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.26%) Docker
7 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.31%) SCCM
2 4 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.05%) Puppet
3 3 (0.79%) Ansible
4 2 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.52%) MOM
4 2 (0.52%) SCOM
4 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.26%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (13.09%) Oracle
2 40 (10.47%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.33%) SAP
4 26 (6.81%) IBM
5 18 (4.71%) VMware
6 11 (2.88%) Cisco
6 11 (2.88%) HP
7 10 (2.62%) Citrix
8 8 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.57%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.57%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.31%) Cognos
10 5 (1.31%) Talend
11 4 (1.05%) Ariba
11 4 (1.05%) Axway
11 4 (1.05%) Splunk
12 3 (0.79%) BMC
12 3 (0.79%) CA
12 3 (0.79%) JDA
12 3 (0.79%) Remedy
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