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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 51 71 105
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 102 75 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.14% 2.44% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 2.64% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 54 16
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£560 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £438 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £575 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £514 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%
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
3049 2837 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.79% 92.44% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1689 1397
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 167 168
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.73% +7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +18 36 £674 +17.42% 1
Bristol +11 25 £475 +8.57% 4
Wiltshire +10 21 £545 +9.00% 3
Dorset -2 8 - -
Gloucestershire -26 4 £479 -2.29% 2
Devon - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 51 (30.72%) Finance
2 47 (28.31%) UML
2 47 (28.31%) SOA
3 41 (24.70%) Retail
4 38 (22.89%) Security Cleared
5 34 (20.48%) ITIL
6 33 (19.88%) Microsoft
6 33 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (18.07%) SAP
8 30 (18.07%) .NET
9 29 (17.47%) Manufacturing
10 28 (16.87%) SC Cleared
11 27 (16.27%) Information Security
12 26 (15.66%) PRINCE2
12 26 (15.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 25 (15.06%) ISO 9000
14 24 (14.46%) Change Control
15 23 (13.86%) Web Services
16 22 (13.25%) CRM
16 22 (13.25%) CMS
16 22 (13.25%) TOGAF
17 21 (12.65%) ISEB
17 21 (12.65%) C#
18 20 (12.05%) .NET Framework
19 19 (11.45%) Management Information System
20 18 (10.84%) GIS
20 18 (10.84%) Workflow
20 18 (10.84%) Data Management
21 17 (10.24%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 22 (13.25%) CMS
2 8 (4.82%) Apache Solr
2 8 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.41%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.41%) IIS
4 2 (1.20%) Liferay
4 2 (1.20%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.60%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.60%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.60%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.60%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.60%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.60%) Summit
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.61%) SaaS
1 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.41%) PaaS
3 3 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.63%) WAN
2 10 (6.02%) Internet
3 6 (3.61%) LAN
4 3 (1.81%) Firewall
4 3 (1.81%) VoIP
4 3 (1.81%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.20%) 3G
5 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.60%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.43%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.02%) NoSQL
3 9 (5.42%) Big Data
4 8 (4.82%) Hadoop
4 8 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.20%) MySQL
7 2 (1.20%) OLTP
7 2 (1.20%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) DB2
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
General
1 51 (30.72%) Finance
2 41 (24.70%) Retail
3 29 (17.47%) Manufacturing
4 17 (10.24%) Banking
4 17 (10.24%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.82%) Retail Banking
6 6 (3.61%) Marketing
7 5 (3.01%) Electronics
8 3 (1.81%) Local Government
9 2 (1.20%) Back Office
9 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.60%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.07%) .NET
2 23 (13.86%) Web Services
3 20 (12.05%) .NET Framework
4 8 (4.82%) JSON
4 8 (4.82%) PostGIS
5 6 (3.61%) Middleware
6 5 (3.01%) HTML
6 5 (3.01%) REST
6 5 (3.01%) OAuth
7 4 (2.41%) Spring
8 3 (1.81%) SOAP
8 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.81%) CSS
8 3 (1.81%) Ajax
8 3 (1.81%) Java EE
9 2 (1.20%) RESTful
9 2 (1.20%) HTML5
9 2 (1.20%) Sencha Touch
9 2 (1.20%) Spring MVC
9 2 (1.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.45%) Management Information System
2 18 (10.84%) GIS
3 13 (7.83%) Open Source
3 13 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.61%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (3.01%) DTV
5 5 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.01%) Online Banking
6 3 (1.81%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.81%) User Experience
6 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.81%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.81%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.81%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.81%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.20%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.20%) Social Media
7 2 (1.20%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.20%) Ontologies
7 2 (1.20%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.42%) Linux
2 8 (4.82%) Windows
3 5 (3.01%) UNIX
4 2 (1.20%) CentOS
4 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.20%) Android
4 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.20%) AIX
4 2 (1.20%) Fedora
4 2 (1.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.31%) UML
1 47 (28.31%) SOA
2 34 (20.48%) ITIL
3 33 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (18.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (16.27%) Information Security
6 26 (15.66%) PRINCE2
7 24 (14.46%) Change Control
8 22 (13.25%) CRM
8 22 (13.25%) TOGAF
9 18 (10.84%) Workflow
9 18 (10.84%) Data Management
10 17 (10.24%) Enterprise Architecture
10 17 (10.24%) E-Commerce
11 16 (9.64%) Content Management
12 14 (8.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 13 (7.83%) Data Architecture
14 11 (6.63%) Business Analysis
15 10 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (5.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.65%) C#
2 14 (8.43%) VB
3 12 (7.23%) Java
4 9 (5.42%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.22%) SQL
6 5 (3.01%) Ruby
7 4 (2.41%) PHP
7 4 (2.41%) Python
8 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.20%) X++
8 2 (1.20%) Perl
8 2 (1.20%) Golang
9 1 (0.60%) C
9 1 (0.60%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 38 (22.89%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.87%) SC Cleared
3 21 (12.65%) ISEB
4 6 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.61%) Degree
5 3 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.60%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (15.06%) ISO 9000
3 10 (6.02%) QA
4 3 (1.81%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.60%) SLA
6 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.01%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (19.88%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.07%) SAP
3 13 (7.83%) Oracle
4 11 (6.63%) TIBCO
5 8 (4.82%) VMware
6 6 (3.61%) IBM
7 5 (3.01%) Cisco
7 5 (3.01%) Unisys
7 5 (3.01%) ICL
8 4 (2.41%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.41%) EMC
8 4 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.20%) Sencha
9 2 (1.20%) F5
9 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.20%) Nokia
9 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.20%) Citrix
10 1 (0.60%) HP
10 1 (0.60%) Sun
Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £520 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day £450-600+ per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Net Forte
Rate: £450 - £545 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago