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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 103 89 99
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 42 58 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.38% 1.81% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.89% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 30
Median daily rate £550 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £418 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £549 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £484
% change year-on-year
- +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £51.29
% change year-on-year
-26.34% +16.01%
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
2889 3061 2796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.00% 95.51% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1868 1947 1830
Median daily rate £365 £368 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 203 164
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.50% -4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.19 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -1 17 £550 +22.22% 2
Bristol -8 10 £613 +22.50% 3
Gloucestershire +3 7 £450 -10.89% 4
Devon +10 3 £475 -
Somerset -3 3 - - 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
2 33 (29.46%) TOGAF
3 27 (24.11%) Finance
4 24 (21.43%) SOA
5 23 (20.54%) SC Cleared
6 22 (19.64%) Scrum
6 22 (19.64%) Banking
7 21 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 21 (18.75%) UML
8 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
8 20 (17.86%) VMware
9 19 (16.96%) Windows
10 18 (16.07%) SDLC
11 16 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (13.39%) Software Engineering
13 14 (12.50%) Use Case
13 14 (12.50%) E-Commerce
14 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
14 13 (11.61%) Zachman Framework
14 13 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (11.61%) Windows Server
15 12 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
15 12 (10.71%) SQL
15 12 (10.71%) Oracle
15 12 (10.71%) Middleware
16 11 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
17 10 (8.93%) Active Directory
17 10 (8.93%) Linux
18 9 (8.04%) Telecoms

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 (3.57%) Confluence
2 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.89%) Apache
3 1 (0.89%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.89%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.89%) SAS
3 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.89%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.89%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.89%) Primavera
2 1 (0.89%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.46%) IaaS
2 5 (4.46%) SaaS
3 4 (3.57%) GitHub
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.79%) Office 365
5 2 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (1.79%) LAN
2 2 (1.79%) VLAN
3 1 (0.89%) CTI
3 1 (0.89%) DNS
3 1 (0.89%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) MySQL
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.89%) HBase
5 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.57%) Hudson
2 4 (3.57%) JIRA
2 4 (3.57%) Maven
3 2 (1.79%) Subversion
4 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (24.11%) Finance
2 22 (19.64%) Banking
3 9 (8.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.71%) Middleware
2 8 (7.14%) Web Services
2 8 (7.14%) XML
3 6 (5.36%) REST
4 4 (3.57%) WSDL
4 4 (3.57%) XSD
5 3 (2.68%) HTML
5 3 (2.68%) J2EE
6 2 (1.79%) .NET
6 2 (1.79%) EJB
6 2 (1.79%) JSP
7 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.89%) COM
7 1 (0.89%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.89%) Swing
7 1 (0.89%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.89%) XSL
7 1 (0.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.36%) SWIFT
2 5 (4.46%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.96%) Windows
2 13 (11.61%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.93%) Linux
4 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.57%) Solaris
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.46%) TOGAF
2 24 (21.43%) SOA
3 22 (19.64%) Scrum
4 21 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 21 (18.75%) UML
5 18 (16.07%) SDLC
6 16 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (13.39%) Software Engineering
8 14 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 14 (12.50%) Use Case
9 13 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (11.61%) Zachman Framework
10 12 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
12 6 (5.36%) CRM
12 6 (5.36%) Migration
13 5 (4.46%) Business Continuity
13 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.71%) SQL
2 7 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (2.68%) C
3 3 (2.68%) C++
4 2 (1.79%) Python
5 1 (0.89%) C#
5 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.89%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.89%) PHP
5 1 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) Degree
3 5 (4.46%) ISEB
4 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) SEPA
2 4 (3.57%) HL7
3 1 (0.89%) COBIT
3 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.57%) Xen
4 2 (1.79%) vSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.89%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) ZABBIX
2 6 (5.36%) SCCM
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.89%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
1 20 (17.86%) VMware
2 12 (10.71%) Oracle
3 6 (5.36%) Citrix
4 2 (1.79%) Adobe
4 2 (1.79%) Cisco
5 1 (0.89%) hybris
5 1 (0.89%) IBM
5 1 (0.89%) Informatica
5 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.89%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.89%) Siemens
5 1 (0.89%) Tableau
5 1 (0.89%) TIBCO