The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Solution Architect
Rank 240 224 239
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.062% 0.072% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.078% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate £430 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £409 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £528 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8914 7726 9792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.86% 92.18% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4911 3836 4443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 609 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.60 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Technical Solutions Architect
England

Technical Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect across the South East region.

Technical Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect across the South East region.

Technical Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -15 2 £450 -5.26%
Hampshire -3 1 £410 -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Technical Solutions Architect
England

Technical Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) SysML
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Automotive
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Military
3 1 (10.00%) AppSense
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) MVNO
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) Becrypt
3 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) JSP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) Telematics
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) SysML
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) EAI
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Siebel
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) Apple
1 1 (10.00%) AppSense
1 1 (10.00%) Becrypt