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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 83 87 72
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 63 36 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 1.52% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.66% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 29 18
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£550 £500 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £595 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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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
3097 2165 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.05% 91.66% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 1353 1425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 185 194
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £34.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -4 26 £545 +8.45% 3
Bristol -8 14 £525 +10.52% 3
Dorset +5 7 £700 +75.00% 3
Devon - 7 £588 -
Somerset -7 2 - - 6
Gloucestershire -19 2 - - 1
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England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 56 (43.75%) Finance
2 40 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (23.44%) Java
3 30 (23.44%) SOA
4 27 (21.09%) SAP
4 27 (21.09%) TOGAF
5 25 (19.53%) Oracle
6 22 (17.19%) Project Management
7 21 (16.41%) Banking
7 21 (16.41%) Security Cleared
8 20 (15.63%) Retail
8 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 17 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 16 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
10 16 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 15 (11.72%) Retail Banking
12 14 (10.94%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (9.38%) LAN
13 12 (9.38%) Windows
13 12 (9.38%) Telecoms
14 11 (8.59%) Internet
14 11 (8.59%) Web Services
14 11 (8.59%) Open Source
14 11 (8.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (7.81%) UML
15 10 (7.81%) SQL
15 10 (7.81%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (4.69%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.13%) CMS
3 3 (2.34%) Apache
3 3 (2.34%) JBoss
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.56%) Drupal
4 2 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.78%) SAS
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.78%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.78%) Eucalyptus
5 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.78%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.78%) Summit
4 1 (0.78%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.91%) SaaS
2 5 (3.91%) PaaS
3 3 (2.34%) IaaS
4 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) LAN
2 11 (8.59%) Internet
3 4 (3.13%) WAN
4 3 (2.34%) Firewall
5 2 (1.56%) 3G
5 2 (1.56%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.78%) DNS
6 1 (0.78%) SAN
6 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) DB2
2 6 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.78%) OLTP
4 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.78%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 56 (43.75%) Finance
2 21 (16.41%) Banking
3 20 (15.63%) Retail
4 15 (11.72%) Retail Banking
5 12 (9.38%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.69%) Marketing
7 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.34%) Electronics
9 2 (1.56%) Local Government
9 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.78%) Legal
10 1 (0.78%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.59%) Web Services
2 9 (7.03%) .NET
2 9 (7.03%) Middleware
3 5 (3.91%) Java EE
3 5 (3.91%) REST
4 4 (3.13%) LAMP
4 4 (3.13%) J2EE
5 3 (2.34%) SOAP
5 3 (2.34%) XML
5 3 (2.34%) JSON
6 2 (1.56%) RESTful
6 2 (1.56%) OpenID
6 2 (1.56%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (1.56%) Sencha Touch
6 2 (1.56%) Spring
6 2 (1.56%) SAML
7 1 (0.78%) WSDL
7 1 (0.78%) HTML
7 1 (0.78%) XSD
7 1 (0.78%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.59%) Open Source
3 10 (7.81%) Mobile Banking
4 7 (5.47%) Online Banking
5 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.34%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.34%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.34%) DTV
7 3 (2.34%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.34%) Taxonomies
7 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.34%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.56%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.56%) Social Media
8 2 (1.56%) Ontologies
8 2 (1.56%) IVR
8 2 (1.56%) User Experience
8 2 (1.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.38%) Windows
2 9 (7.03%) UNIX
2 9 (7.03%) Linux
3 8 (6.25%) zOS
4 2 (1.56%) CentOS
4 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.56%) Android
4 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (23.44%) SOA
3 27 (21.09%) TOGAF
4 22 (17.19%) Project Management
5 16 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 16 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 14 (10.94%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.81%) UML
9 9 (7.03%) Data Architecture
10 8 (6.25%) Process Improvement
10 8 (6.25%) ITIL
11 7 (5.47%) Scrum
12 6 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (4.69%) Data Management
12 6 (4.69%) B2C
13 5 (3.91%) Data Modelling
13 5 (3.91%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.44%) Java
2 10 (7.81%) SQL
3 7 (5.47%) C#
4 5 (3.91%) Delphi
5 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.34%) PHP
6 3 (2.34%) Python
6 3 (2.34%) Ruby
7 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.56%) X++
7 2 (1.56%) Perl
8 1 (0.78%) Golang
8 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (16.41%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) Degree
4 6 (4.69%) ISEB
5 5 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.78%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) Solvency II
2 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 2 (1.56%) vSphere
2 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (21.09%) SAP
2 25 (19.53%) Oracle
3 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.81%) IBM
5 8 (6.25%) ICL
5 8 (6.25%) Unisys
6 7 (5.47%) Sun
7 5 (3.91%) VMware
8 4 (3.13%) Hyperion
8 4 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (3.13%) EMC
9 3 (2.34%) Informatica
9 3 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.34%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.56%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.56%) Sencha
10 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.56%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.56%) Cisco
11 1 (0.78%) ForgeRock
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