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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 77 81 80
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 74 60 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.21% 1.90% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 2.03% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 39 15
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£500 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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
3140 2951 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.87% 93.33% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
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 222 167 164
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Bristol +12 27 £500 +3.62% 7
Somerset - 17 £425 - 2
Wiltshire -3 14 £550 +10.05% 1
Dorset +5 5 £598 +8.63%
Gloucestershire -17 4 £525 +27.27% 2
Devon -10 1 - -
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England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 43 (30.94%) Microsoft
2 39 (28.06%) SOA
3 36 (25.90%) CRM
4 32 (23.02%) Retail
5 28 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (19.42%) Finance
7 25 (17.99%) Web Services
7 25 (17.99%) .NET
8 24 (17.27%) UML
9 23 (16.55%) Migration
10 22 (15.83%) ITIL
10 22 (15.83%) SAP
11 21 (15.11%) Security Cleared
12 18 (12.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 18 (12.95%) Manufacturing
12 18 (12.95%) GIS
13 17 (12.23%) Information Security
13 17 (12.23%) Banking
14 16 (11.51%) Data Management
14 16 (11.51%) TOGAF
14 16 (11.51%) VB
14 16 (11.51%) C#
14 16 (11.51%) ISO 9000
14 16 (11.51%) Dynamics CRM
14 16 (11.51%) Change Control
15 15 (10.79%) Technical Architecture
15 15 (10.79%) Data Migration
15 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2
15 15 (10.79%) Windows
15 15 (10.79%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (10.79%) CMS
2 14 (10.07%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.19%) IIS
3 10 (7.19%) Apache Solr
3 10 (7.19%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (4.32%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (4.32%) JBoss
5 5 (3.60%) Apache
6 4 (2.88%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.16%) Lync
8 1 (0.72%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.72%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.72%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.72%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.72%) SAS
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (11.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.44%) PaaS
1 2 (1.44%) IaaS
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) Internet
2 3 (2.16%) SAN
2 3 (2.16%) VoIP
2 3 (2.16%) WAN
2 3 (2.16%) MVNO
3 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.72%) DNS
3 1 (0.72%) LAN
3 1 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.63%) SQL Server
1 12 (8.63%) MongoDB
1 12 (8.63%) Big Data
2 10 (7.19%) Hadoop
3 9 (6.47%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.72%) QlikView
8 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.72%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.72%) DB2
8 1 (0.72%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Rational Rose
2 4 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (23.02%) Retail
2 27 (19.42%) Finance
3 18 (12.95%) Manufacturing
4 17 (12.23%) Banking
5 11 (7.91%) Telecoms
6 9 (6.47%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.16%) Billing
8 1 (0.72%) Local Government
8 1 (0.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.99%) Web Services
1 25 (17.99%) .NET
2 14 (10.07%) .NET Framework
2 14 (10.07%) OAuth
3 12 (8.63%) Ruby on Rails
4 11 (7.91%) REST
5 10 (7.19%) PostGIS
6 4 (2.88%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.16%) LAMP
8 2 (1.44%) Java EE
8 2 (1.44%) JSON
8 2 (1.44%) J2EE
8 2 (1.44%) Middleware
9 1 (0.72%) HTML
9 1 (0.72%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.72%) JSR 168
9 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (0.72%) JSP
9 1 (0.72%) SOAP
9 1 (0.72%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) GIS
2 12 (8.63%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.91%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.60%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (3.60%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.88%) IVR
5 4 (2.88%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.44%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.44%) Replication
6 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) CCTV
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.72%) EPoS
7 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.79%) Windows
1 15 (10.79%) Linux
2 5 (3.60%) AIX
3 1 (0.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.06%) SOA
2 36 (25.90%) CRM
3 28 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (17.27%) UML
5 23 (16.55%) Migration
6 22 (15.83%) ITIL
7 17 (12.23%) Information Security
8 16 (11.51%) Data Management
8 16 (11.51%) TOGAF
8 16 (11.51%) Change Control
9 15 (10.79%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (10.79%) Data Migration
9 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2
10 14 (10.07%) Workflow
11 13 (9.35%) Open Source
11 13 (9.35%) Analytics
12 12 (8.63%) Content Management
12 12 (8.63%) Business Analysis
13 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (7.91%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.51%) C#
1 16 (11.51%) VB
2 12 (8.63%) Ruby
3 9 (6.47%) SQL
4 6 (4.32%) Java
5 4 (2.88%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.88%) VB6
6 3 (2.16%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.07%) ISEB
3 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (11.51%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.44%) QA
4 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Puppet
1 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (30.94%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.83%) SAP
3 10 (7.19%) Oracle
3 10 (7.19%) VMware
4 5 (3.60%) TIBCO
4 5 (3.60%) IBM
4 5 (3.60%) Unisys
4 5 (3.60%) ICL
5 4 (2.88%) ESRI
5 4 (2.88%) Lotus
6 3 (2.16%) ATG
6 3 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.44%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco
7 2 (1.44%) Citrix
8 1 (0.72%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.72%) Informatica
8 1 (0.72%) NetApp
8 1 (0.72%) Teradata
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
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