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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 65 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 81 90 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.69% 2.82% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 2.94% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 67 44
Average daily rate £500 £575 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +17.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £745 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £518 £485
% change year-on-year
-3.42% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £33.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+87.96% -24.85%
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
2867 3062 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.34% 95.84% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1938 1957 1414
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 176 161
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol +19 41 £495 -5.71% 4
Dorset +9 12 £525 -25.00% 4
Wiltshire -21 11 £500 -8.25% 5
Somerset -9 10 £538 -20.37% 2
Gloucestershire +10 5 £500 - 5
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 35 (25.36%) SOA
2 32 (23.19%) Finance
3 28 (20.29%) Telecoms
4 25 (18.12%) E-Commerce
5 21 (15.22%) CRM
6 20 (14.49%) TOGAF
7 19 (13.77%) UML
8 17 (12.32%) Oracle
9 16 (11.59%) Retail
10 14 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (10.14%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (10.14%) EAI
11 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
11 13 (9.42%) Business Analysis
12 12 (8.70%) SDLC
13 11 (7.97%) Data Migration
13 11 (7.97%) REST
13 11 (7.97%) ETL
13 11 (7.97%) ITIL
13 11 (7.97%) Migration
13 11 (7.97%) IBM
14 10 (7.25%) SQL
14 10 (7.25%) Java
14 10 (7.25%) Web Services
14 10 (7.25%) Business Transformation
14 10 (7.25%) Security Cleared
14 10 (7.25%) Banking
14 10 (7.25%) Billing
15 9 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
15 9 (6.52%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (3.62%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.62%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.45%) SAS
6 1 (0.72%) Apache
6 1 (0.72%) CMS
6 1 (0.72%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.45%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.72%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.72%) Primavera
4 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.72%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.80%) MVNO
2 3 (2.17%) Firewall
3 2 (1.45%) LAN
3 2 (1.45%) WAN
4 1 (0.72%) ADSL
4 1 (0.72%) Broadband
4 1 (0.72%) CTI
4 1 (0.72%) DMZ
4 1 (0.72%) DNS
4 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.72%) Internet
4 1 (0.72%) MPLS
4 1 (0.72%) NAS
4 1 (0.72%) Network Security
4 1 (0.72%) SAN
4 1 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.72%) VoIP
4 1 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) Big Data
4 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.72%) DB2
4 1 (0.72%) Informix
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.72%) QlikView
4 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 32 (23.19%) Finance
2 28 (20.29%) Telecoms
3 16 (11.59%) Retail
4 10 (7.25%) Banking
4 10 (7.25%) Billing
5 5 (3.62%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.90%) Marketing
7 3 (2.17%) Electronics
7 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.45%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.97%) REST
2 10 (7.25%) Web Services
3 9 (6.52%) XML
4 8 (5.80%) .NET
4 8 (5.80%) HTML
4 8 (5.80%) J2EE
5 7 (5.07%) EJB
5 7 (5.07%) JSP
6 6 (4.35%) OAuth
6 6 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.45%) WCF
8 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.72%) Ajax
8 1 (0.72%) Java EE
8 1 (0.72%) Mason
8 1 (0.72%) RESTful
8 1 (0.72%) SOAP
8 1 (0.72%) XSD
8 1 (0.72%) XSL
8 1 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.80%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.07%) IVR
3 6 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.45%) NHS
6 2 (1.45%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.45%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.72%) Frameworx
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.72%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.80%) Windows
2 7 (5.07%) Unix
3 4 (2.90%) Linux
4 3 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.17%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.17%) zOS
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) SOA
2 25 (18.12%) E-Commerce
3 21 (15.22%) CRM
4 20 (14.49%) TOGAF
5 19 (13.77%) UML
6 14 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (10.14%) EAI
6 14 (10.14%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (9.42%) Business Analysis
8 12 (8.70%) SDLC
9 11 (7.97%) Data Migration
9 11 (7.97%) ETL
9 11 (7.97%) ITIL
9 11 (7.97%) Migration
10 10 (7.25%) Business Transformation
11 9 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (6.52%) Translating Business Requirements
12 8 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.80%) Process Management
12 8 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.25%) Java
1 10 (7.25%) SQL
2 6 (4.35%) Ruby
3 3 (2.17%) C#
3 3 (2.17%) Perl
4 2 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.45%) VBScript
5 1 (0.72%) C
5 1 (0.72%) C++
5 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.62%) Degree
4 4 (2.90%) ISEB
5 3 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (5.07%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.17%) COBIT
2 3 (2.17%) QA
3 2 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.45%) SEPA
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.72%) ISO20022
System Software
1 4 (2.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.45%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.45%) vSphere
2 2 (1.45%) XenApp
3 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) SCCM
1 3 (2.17%) SCOM
2 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (12.32%) Oracle
2 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.97%) IBM
4 9 (6.52%) SAP
5 8 (5.80%) hybris
6 7 (5.07%) ATG
7 5 (3.62%) Demandware
8 4 (2.90%) Guidewire
8 4 (2.90%) Teradata
8 4 (2.90%) VMware
9 3 (2.17%) Informatica
9 3 (2.17%) WorldPay
10 2 (1.45%) Cisco
10 2 (1.45%) Citrix
10 2 (1.45%) EMC
10 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.45%) Symantec
11 1 (0.72%) BEA
11 1 (0.72%) Sybase
11 1 (0.72%) Unisys
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