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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 89 89 84
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 57 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.78% 1.53% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.65% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 21
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£465 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £373 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%
Solutions Architect
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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
2999 2857 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.72% 93.12% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1911 1860 1233
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 172 140
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Somerset +19 18 £450 - 4
Bristol +7 16 £500 +7.52% 2
Wiltshire 0 13 £450 -10.00% 2
Gloucestershire -19 3 £505 +8.60%
Dorset 0 1 - - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 42 (30.88%) SOA
2 38 (27.94%) Microsoft
3 35 (25.74%) Retail
4 34 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (23.53%) UML
6 30 (22.06%) CRM
6 30 (22.06%) .NET
7 28 (20.59%) Web Services
8 26 (19.12%) Finance
9 25 (18.38%) ITIL
10 24 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 22 (16.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 21 (15.44%) SAP
12 21 (15.44%) Information Security
13 20 (14.71%) Manufacturing
13 20 (14.71%) GIS
13 20 (14.71%) C#
14 19 (13.97%) ISO 9000
15 18 (13.24%) ISEB
15 18 (13.24%) VB
15 18 (13.24%) PRINCE2
15 18 (13.24%) Workflow
15 18 (13.24%) Change Control
16 17 (12.50%) .NET Framework
16 17 (12.50%) CMS
17 15 (11.03%) Management Information System
17 15 (11.03%) TOGAF
17 15 (11.03%) Content Management
17 15 (11.03%) Windows
17 15 (11.03%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (12.50%) CMS
2 12 (8.82%) IIS
3 10 (7.35%) Apache Solr
3 10 (7.35%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (5.15%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.41%) JBoss
6 4 (2.94%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.94%) Apache
6 4 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.21%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.21%) Lync
8 1 (0.74%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.74%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.74%) Liferay
8 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.74%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.74%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.74%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.21%) PaaS
2 3 (2.21%) IaaS
3 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.68%) WAN
2 4 (2.94%) Internet
3 3 (2.21%) SAN
3 3 (2.21%) VoIP
4 1 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.29%) MongoDB
2 13 (9.56%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.09%) Big Data
4 10 (7.35%) Hadoop
5 9 (6.62%) NoSQL
6 8 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.74%) MySQL
10 1 (0.74%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.74%) DB2
10 1 (0.74%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Rational Rose
2 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (25.74%) Retail
2 26 (19.12%) Finance
3 20 (14.71%) Manufacturing
4 12 (8.82%) Banking
5 7 (5.15%) Retail Banking
6 5 (3.68%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.21%) Billing
8 2 (1.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.74%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.06%) .NET
2 28 (20.59%) Web Services
3 17 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 10 (7.35%) PostGIS
5 9 (6.62%) OAuth
6 6 (4.41%) REST
7 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.68%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (2.94%) Middleware
8 4 (2.94%) JSON
9 3 (2.21%) LAMP
10 2 (1.47%) HTML
10 2 (1.47%) SOAP
11 1 (0.74%) Struts
11 1 (0.74%) Spring
11 1 (0.74%) Ajax
11 1 (0.74%) CSS
11 1 (0.74%) JSP
11 1 (0.74%) J2EE
11 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.71%) GIS
2 15 (11.03%) Management Information System
3 13 (9.56%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.68%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.94%) Online Banking
6 3 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.21%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.47%) IVR
7 2 (1.47%) PDA
8 1 (0.74%) CCTV
8 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.74%) EPoS
8 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.74%) Replication
8 1 (0.74%) User Experience
8 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.03%) Windows
1 15 (11.03%) Linux
2 5 (3.68%) AIX
3 1 (0.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.88%) SOA
2 34 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (23.53%) UML
4 30 (22.06%) CRM
5 25 (18.38%) ITIL
6 21 (15.44%) Information Security
7 18 (13.24%) Workflow
7 18 (13.24%) PRINCE2
7 18 (13.24%) Change Control
8 15 (11.03%) Technical Architecture
8 15 (11.03%) TOGAF
8 15 (11.03%) Content Management
9 14 (10.29%) Data Management
10 13 (9.56%) Migration
10 13 (9.56%) Open Source
11 12 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (8.82%) Analytics
12 10 (7.35%) ArchiMate
12 10 (7.35%) Business Analysis
13 9 (6.62%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.71%) C#
2 18 (13.24%) VB
3 12 (8.82%) SQL
4 7 (5.15%) Java
5 5 (3.68%) Ruby
6 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.24%) ISEB
3 15 (11.03%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.41%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.21%) Degree
6 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (13.97%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.94%) QA
4 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.74%) COBIT
5 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.74%) SLA
5 1 (0.74%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Puppet
1 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (27.94%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.44%) SAP
3 11 (8.09%) Oracle
4 9 (6.62%) VMware
5 8 (5.88%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.94%) ESRI
6 4 (2.94%) Lotus
6 4 (2.94%) ICL
6 4 (2.94%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.94%) Unisys
6 4 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.21%) IBM
8 2 (1.47%) Cisco
8 2 (1.47%) Citrix
8 2 (1.47%) ATG
9 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.74%) Veeam
9 1 (0.74%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.74%) Zerto
9 1 (0.74%) Hitachi
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