The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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 West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 139 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £680 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £680 £598 £550
% change year-on-year
+13.80% +8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Lead Solutions Architect
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Lead Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Lead Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Lead Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect across the South West region.

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) B2B
2 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (40.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) Banking

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
1 3 (60.00%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (40.00%) SAP