The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West 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 103 78 81
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 41 74 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 2.27% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 2.38% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 49 40
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £584 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2675 3103 3186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.39% 95.13% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1725 1964 2052
Median daily rate £360 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 223 179
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
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 West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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 Solutions Architect across the South West region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Wiltshire +11 15 £550 -0.94%
Bristol -19 7 £600 +20.00% 4
Somerset +10 6 £468 +3.88%
Gloucestershire +6 5 £500 -20.63% 1
Devon - 3 £475 -
Dorset 0 2 £338 -40.00% 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

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 West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 30 (32.97%) Finance
2 27 (29.67%) Security Cleared
3 24 (26.37%) TOGAF
3 24 (26.37%) Banking
4 21 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 20 (21.98%) Windows
6 18 (19.78%) SOA
7 16 (17.58%) PRINCE2
7 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
8 14 (15.38%) Scrum
9 13 (14.29%) VMware
10 12 (13.19%) Middleware
10 12 (13.19%) UML
10 12 (13.19%) SDLC
11 11 (12.09%) Linux
11 11 (12.09%) Software Engineering
11 11 (12.09%) Use Case
12 10 (10.99%) Oracle
12 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
12 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
13 9 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (9.89%) SQL
13 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (9.89%) Zachman Framework
14 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
15 7 (7.69%) Web Services
15 7 (7.69%) Active Directory

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (4.40%) Confluence
2 3 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.10%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.10%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.40%) GitHub
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) IaaS
3 3 (3.30%) Office 365
3 3 (3.30%) PaaS
3 3 (3.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.20%) LAN
2 2 (2.20%) WAN
3 1 (1.10%) CTI
3 1 (1.10%) DHCP
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.10%) Firewall
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.10%) MPLS
3 1 (1.10%) Network Security
3 1 (1.10%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) MySQL
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.10%) HBase
4 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.40%) Hudson
2 4 (4.40%) JIRA
2 4 (4.40%) Maven
3 1 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.10%) Subversion
3 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (32.97%) Finance
2 24 (26.37%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Retail
3 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Billing
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) Middleware
2 7 (7.69%) Web Services
3 5 (5.49%) REST
4 4 (4.40%) WSDL
4 4 (4.40%) XML
4 4 (4.40%) XSD
5 1 (1.10%) .NET
5 1 (1.10%) J2EE
5 1 (1.10%) SAP ALE
5 1 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.20%) BYOD
2 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.20%) EPoS
2 2 (2.20%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (2.20%) NHS
2 2 (2.20%) RIA
2 2 (2.20%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.98%) Windows
2 11 (12.09%) Linux
3 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.49%) Solaris
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) TOGAF
2 18 (19.78%) SOA
3 16 (17.58%) PRINCE2
4 14 (15.38%) Scrum
5 12 (13.19%) SDLC
5 12 (13.19%) UML
6 11 (12.09%) Software Engineering
6 11 (12.09%) Use Case
7 9 (9.89%) Zachman Framework
8 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.49%) Business Continuity
10 5 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (5.49%) Migration
10 5 (5.49%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (5.49%) Validation
11 4 (4.40%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
2 5 (5.49%) C
3 3 (3.30%) Java
4 2 (2.20%) Python
5 1 (1.10%) ABAP
5 1 (1.10%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.10%) C#
5 1 (1.10%) C++
5 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (29.67%) Security Cleared
2 21 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) HL7
2 3 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.20%) SEPA
4 1 (1.10%) COBIT
4 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.40%) Xen
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.10%) Docker
4 1 (1.10%) HDFS
4 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) ZABBIX
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.40%) SCCM
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.29%) VMware
3 10 (10.99%) Oracle
4 4 (4.40%) Cisco
4 4 (4.40%) Citrix
5 2 (2.20%) Adobe
5 2 (2.20%) hybris
6 1 (1.10%) Apprenda
6 1 (1.10%) Brocade
6 1 (1.10%) BT
6 1 (1.10%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.10%) IBM
6 1 (1.10%) Juniper
6 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.10%) SAP
6 1 (1.10%) Splunk
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