The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 70 87 75
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 77 24 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.28% 1.12% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 1.21% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 15 26
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£550 £500 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £435 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -
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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
3163 1983 2801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.83% 92.28% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1265 1590
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 172 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +3 24 £550 -3.93% 8
Bristol -10 18 £488 +8.33% 7
Devon - 18 £569 -
Gloucestershire -10 9 £285 -36.66% 1
Somerset -10 1 £500 -
Dorset - - - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 47 (38.84%) Finance
2 29 (23.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (23.14%) Oracle
4 27 (22.31%) SAP
5 26 (21.49%) Java
5 26 (21.49%) SOA
5 26 (21.49%) Security Cleared
6 25 (20.66%) Project Management
7 21 (17.36%) Retail
7 21 (17.36%) TOGAF
8 20 (16.53%) SC Cleared
9 18 (14.88%) Banking
9 18 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
11 16 (13.22%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (12.40%) Retail Banking
12 15 (12.40%) SQL
13 14 (11.57%) Capacity Planning
14 13 (10.74%) .NET
15 12 (9.92%) Windows
15 12 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (8.26%) Open Source
16 10 (8.26%) UNIX
16 10 (8.26%) LAN
16 10 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (8.26%) Middleware
17 9 (7.44%) IBM
17 9 (7.44%) Web Services
17 9 (7.44%) Technical Architecture
17 9 (7.44%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.31%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.48%) SAS
2 3 (2.48%) JBoss
2 3 (2.48%) Apache
2 3 (2.48%) CMS
3 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.65%) Drupal
3 2 (1.65%) Lync
3 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) Documentum
4 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.83%) Liferay
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.83%) Cordys
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.83%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.83%) Summit
3 1 (0.83%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.13%) PaaS
2 3 (2.48%) IaaS
2 3 (2.48%) SaaS
2 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.26%) LAN
2 8 (6.61%) Internet
3 3 (2.48%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.65%) Firewall
4 2 (1.65%) WAN
4 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.83%) VPN
5 1 (0.83%) SAN
5 1 (0.83%) Network Security
5 1 (0.83%) NAS
5 1 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.79%) DB2
3 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.31%) Xcelsius
4 4 (3.31%) OLAP
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (2.48%) Star Schema
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.65%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.83%) ReportNet
7 1 (0.83%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
General
1 47 (38.84%) Finance
2 21 (17.36%) Retail
3 18 (14.88%) Banking
4 15 (12.40%) Retail Banking
5 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.31%) Marketing
7 2 (1.65%) Electronics
7 2 (1.65%) Local Government
7 2 (1.65%) Legal
7 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.83%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.74%) .NET
2 10 (8.26%) Middleware
3 9 (7.44%) Web Services
4 6 (4.96%) J2EE
5 4 (3.31%) LAMP
6 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.48%) Java EE
6 3 (2.48%) REST
7 2 (1.65%) HTML
7 2 (1.65%) XML
7 2 (1.65%) SAML
7 2 (1.65%) OpenID
7 2 (1.65%) HTML5
7 2 (1.65%) CSS
7 2 (1.65%) SOAP
8 1 (0.83%) Spring
8 1 (0.83%) jBPM
8 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.83%) JSON
8 1 (0.83%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Open Source
2 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.79%) Mobile Banking
4 6 (4.96%) Online Banking
5 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.31%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.48%) Taxonomies
7 3 (2.48%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.65%) Ontologies
8 2 (1.65%) DTV
8 2 (1.65%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.65%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.83%) CESG
9 1 (0.83%) EPoS
9 1 (0.83%) NHS
9 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.92%) Windows
2 10 (8.26%) UNIX
3 7 (5.79%) Linux
3 7 (5.79%) zOS
4 2 (1.65%) Fedora
4 2 (1.65%) CentOS
4 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) AIX
5 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (21.49%) SOA
3 25 (20.66%) Project Management
4 21 (17.36%) TOGAF
5 18 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (13.22%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (11.57%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.44%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (6.61%) Process Improvement
10 8 (6.61%) Data Architecture
10 8 (6.61%) UML
10 8 (6.61%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.96%) ITIL
12 5 (4.13%) ETL
12 5 (4.13%) Scrum
12 5 (4.13%) Network Architecture
12 5 (4.13%) Business Analysis
13 4 (3.31%) Content Management
13 4 (3.31%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.49%) Java
2 15 (12.40%) SQL
3 5 (4.13%) C#
3 5 (4.13%) Delphi
4 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.65%) Perl
5 2 (1.65%) PHP
5 2 (1.65%) Python
5 2 (1.65%) Ruby
5 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.83%) VBScript
6 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (21.49%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.53%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.44%) Degree
4 6 (4.96%) ISEB
5 4 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.65%) HNC
6 2 (1.65%) HND
7 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.65%) Solvency II
2 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.65%) vSphere
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) SCCM
1 2 (1.65%) Puppet
1 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (23.14%) Oracle
2 27 (22.31%) SAP
3 17 (14.05%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.44%) IBM
5 8 (6.61%) Unisys
5 8 (6.61%) ICL
6 7 (5.79%) Sun
7 6 (4.96%) Business Objects
8 5 (4.13%) VMware
9 4 (3.31%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (3.31%) Hyperion
9 4 (3.31%) TIBCO
10 3 (2.48%) webMethods
10 3 (2.48%) Informatica
10 3 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.65%) Rackspace
11 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.65%) EMC
11 2 (1.65%) Citrix
12 1 (0.83%) Cognos
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