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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 77 64 74
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 56 79 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 2.52% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 2.63% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 49
Median daily rate £544 £543 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.23% +8.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £723 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-1.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £56.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
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
2819 3002 3019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.24% 95.94% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1850 1844
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 175 183
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.12 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.93% +11.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +7 23 £550 +1.14%
Bristol -2 20 £538 +7.50% 2
Dorset -11 3 £500 - 1
Somerset -8 2 £495 -9.17%
Devon - 2 £550 -
Cornwall +4 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 31 (23.13%) SOA
2 30 (22.39%) TOGAF
3 29 (21.64%) E-Commerce
3 29 (21.64%) Finance
4 26 (19.40%) UML
5 23 (17.16%) Telecoms
6 21 (15.67%) Security Cleared
7 18 (13.43%) Technical Architecture
8 17 (12.69%) SDLC
8 17 (12.69%) Scrum
8 17 (12.69%) PRINCE2
9 15 (11.19%) VMware
9 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
9 15 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (10.45%) Windows
11 13 (9.70%) SQL
11 13 (9.70%) CRM
12 12 (8.96%) Oracle
12 12 (8.96%) Banking
12 12 (8.96%) SC Cleared
13 11 (8.21%) Business Analysis
13 11 (8.21%) Billing
14 10 (7.46%) Software Engineering
14 10 (7.46%) Use Case
14 10 (7.46%) ArchiMate
14 10 (7.46%) Active Directory
14 10 (7.46%) ITIL
14 10 (7.46%) Windows Server
15 9 (6.72%) Web Services
15 9 (6.72%) Java

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 (3.73%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.99%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.49%) Apache
3 2 (1.49%) SAS
4 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.75%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.75%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.75%) Primavera
2 1 (0.75%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.49%) IaaS
2 2 (1.49%) SaaS
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (2.99%) MVNO
3 2 (1.49%) Firewall
3 2 (1.49%) LAN
3 2 (1.49%) VLAN
4 1 (0.75%) ADSL
4 1 (0.75%) Broadband
4 1 (0.75%) CTI
4 1 (0.75%) DMZ
4 1 (0.75%) DNS
4 1 (0.75%) MPLS
4 1 (0.75%) NAS
4 1 (0.75%) SAN
4 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.75%) VoIP
4 1 (0.75%) WAN
4 1 (0.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) MySQL
2 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.75%) DB2
5 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.75%) Informix
5 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 29 (21.64%) Finance
2 23 (17.16%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.96%) Banking
4 11 (8.21%) Billing
5 9 (6.72%) Retail
6 3 (2.24%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.24%) Marketing
7 2 (1.49%) Electronics
7 2 (1.49%) Legal
7 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.72%) Web Services
2 7 (5.22%) XML
3 6 (4.48%) Middleware
4 5 (3.73%) .NET
4 5 (3.73%) HTML
4 5 (3.73%) J2EE
5 4 (2.99%) EJB
5 4 (2.99%) JSP
6 3 (2.24%) REST
7 2 (1.49%) RESTful
8 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.75%) Ajax
8 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.75%) COM
8 1 (0.75%) CSS
8 1 (0.75%) Itk
8 1 (0.75%) Mason
8 1 (0.75%) SOAP
8 1 (0.75%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.22%) Mainframe
2 6 (4.48%) SWIFT
3 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.73%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.24%) IVR
6 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.49%) NHS
6 2 (1.49%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.75%) Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) Frameworx
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.45%) Windows
2 10 (7.46%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.99%) Unix
5 3 (2.24%) Linux
5 3 (2.24%) zOS
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.13%) SOA
2 30 (22.39%) TOGAF
3 29 (21.64%) E-Commerce
4 26 (19.40%) UML
5 18 (13.43%) Technical Architecture
6 17 (12.69%) PRINCE2
6 17 (12.69%) Scrum
6 17 (12.69%) SDLC
7 15 (11.19%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (9.70%) CRM
9 11 (8.21%) Business Analysis
10 10 (7.46%) ArchiMate
10 10 (7.46%) ITIL
10 10 (7.46%) Software Engineering
10 10 (7.46%) Use Case
11 9 (6.72%) EAI
11 9 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (5.22%) ETL
13 7 (5.22%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.70%) SQL
2 9 (6.72%) Java
3 2 (1.49%) C++
4 1 (0.75%) C
4 1 (0.75%) C#
4 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.75%) Perl
4 1 (0.75%) PHP
4 1 (0.75%) Python
4 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (15.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.22%) Degree
4 4 (2.99%) ISEB
5 3 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.48%) SEPA
3 5 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.24%) COBIT
5 2 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.75%) ISO20022
System Software
1 10 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) SCCM
1 8 (5.97%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.75%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
1 15 (11.19%) VMware
2 12 (8.96%) Oracle
3 9 (6.72%) hybris
3 9 (6.72%) IBM
4 6 (4.48%) ATG
5 5 (3.73%) Demandware
6 4 (2.99%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.49%) Citrix
7 2 (1.49%) Informatica
7 2 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.49%) SAP
7 2 (1.49%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.75%) Altiris
8 1 (0.75%) BEA
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco
8 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.75%) Siemens
8 1 (0.75%) Sybase
8 1 (0.75%) TIBCO