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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 93 74 95
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 51 65 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.71% 2.12% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 2.21% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 34
Median daily rate £550 £543 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +7.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £394 £452
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £673 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £56.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £60.00
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
2839 2936 2794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.43% 95.64% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1813 1854 1823
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 182 191
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.46 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.90% +9.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 May 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 27 £550 +2.32% 3
Bristol -6 13 £600 +26.31% 4
Gloucestershire +3 2 £475 -1.55% 3
Dorset -12 2 £475 - 3
Somerset -11 1 £490 -10.09% 2
Devon - 1 £550 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 28 (23.73%) TOGAF
2 27 (22.88%) Security Cleared
3 24 (20.34%) UML
4 22 (18.64%) Finance
5 21 (17.80%) SOA
6 20 (16.95%) Telecoms
6 20 (16.95%) Microsoft
7 19 (16.10%) VMware
7 19 (16.10%) E-Commerce
7 19 (16.10%) Technical Architecture
8 18 (15.25%) SC Cleared
9 17 (14.41%) Scrum
10 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (12.71%) Windows
12 14 (11.86%) Banking
13 13 (11.02%) PRINCE2
13 13 (11.02%) SQL Server
13 13 (11.02%) SDLC
14 12 (10.17%) Windows Server
14 12 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (10.17%) CRM
15 11 (9.32%) Billing
15 11 (9.32%) Oracle
15 11 (9.32%) SQL
16 10 (8.47%) Business Analysis
16 10 (8.47%) Software Engineering
16 10 (8.47%) Use Case
16 10 (8.47%) ArchiMate
16 10 (8.47%) Zachman Framework
16 10 (8.47%) 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 5 (4.24%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.39%) Confluence
3 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.69%) Apache
5 1 (0.85%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.85%) SAS
5 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.85%) Primavera
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.39%) GitHub
2 4 (3.39%) IaaS
2 4 (3.39%) SaaS
3 2 (1.69%) PaaS
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.08%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (3.39%) MVNO
3 3 (2.54%) LAN
4 2 (1.69%) Firewall
4 2 (1.69%) VLAN
4 2 (1.69%) WAN
5 1 (0.85%) ADSL
5 1 (0.85%) Broadband
5 1 (0.85%) CTI
5 1 (0.85%) DMZ
5 1 (0.85%) DNS
5 1 (0.85%) MPLS
5 1 (0.85%) NAS
5 1 (0.85%) SAN
5 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.85%) VoIP
5 1 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.78%) MySQL
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) DB2
5 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) Informix
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Hudson
1 4 (3.39%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.39%) JIRA
1 4 (3.39%) Maven
2 1 (0.85%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 22 (18.64%) Finance
2 20 (16.95%) Telecoms
3 14 (11.86%) Banking
4 11 (9.32%) Billing
5 4 (3.39%) Retail
6 3 (2.54%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.85%) Electronics
8 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) Web Services
1 9 (7.63%) XML
2 6 (5.08%) Middleware
2 6 (5.08%) REST
3 5 (4.24%) WSDL
3 5 (4.24%) XSD
4 4 (3.39%) HTML
4 4 (3.39%) J2EE
5 3 (2.54%) .NET
5 3 (2.54%) EJB
5 3 (2.54%) JSP
6 2 (1.69%) RESTful
7 1 (0.85%) Ajax
7 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.85%) CSS
7 1 (0.85%) Itk
7 1 (0.85%) Mason
7 1 (0.85%) SOAP
7 1 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) SWIFT
2 5 (4.24%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.54%) IVR
5 2 (1.69%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Frameworx
6 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.71%) Windows
2 12 (10.17%) Windows Server
3 8 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (4.24%) Linux
5 3 (2.54%) Unix
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.73%) TOGAF
2 24 (20.34%) UML
3 21 (17.80%) SOA
4 19 (16.10%) E-Commerce
4 19 (16.10%) Technical Architecture
5 17 (14.41%) Scrum
6 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (11.02%) PRINCE2
7 13 (11.02%) SDLC
8 12 (10.17%) CRM
9 10 (8.47%) ArchiMate
9 10 (8.47%) Business Analysis
9 10 (8.47%) Software Engineering
9 10 (8.47%) Use Case
9 10 (8.47%) Zachman Framework
10 9 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.93%) Business Continuity
11 7 (5.93%) Migration
12 6 (5.08%) EAI
12 6 (5.08%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.32%) SQL
2 7 (5.93%) Java
3 2 (1.69%) C++
4 1 (0.85%) C
4 1 (0.85%) C#
4 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.85%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.85%) Perl
4 1 (0.85%) PHP
4 1 (0.85%) Python
4 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (22.88%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.24%) Degree
4 4 (3.39%) ISEB
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.08%) SEPA
2 4 (3.39%) HL7
3 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.85%) ISO20022
System Software
1 12 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.39%) Xen
4 2 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.78%) ZABBIX
2 6 (5.08%) SCCM
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.85%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.10%) VMware
3 11 (9.32%) Oracle
4 8 (6.78%) hybris
5 6 (5.08%) Citrix
6 4 (3.39%) ATG
6 4 (3.39%) Demandware
7 3 (2.54%) IBM
8 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.85%) Altiris
9 1 (0.85%) BEA
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco
9 1 (0.85%) Informatica
9 1 (0.85%) SAP
9 1 (0.85%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.85%) Siemens
9 1 (0.85%) Sybase
9 1 (0.85%) Tableau
9 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.85%) VeriFone
Cheltenham
aap3
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 22 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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