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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 95 81 79
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 47 71 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 2.22% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.32% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 48
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.30%
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
2655 3063 3146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.03% 95.84% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 2070 2023
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 154 230
Median hourly rate £20.13 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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 +10 24 £550 +10.00%
Bristol -14 10 £450 - 6
Gloucestershire +9 7 £508 +1.50% 4
Somerset +19 4 £471 -5.75% 1
Dorset -10 1 £300 -40.00% 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 32 (35.96%) Finance
2 21 (23.60%) Banking
3 20 (22.47%) Security Cleared
4 19 (21.35%) TOGAF
5 15 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (16.85%) SOA
6 14 (15.73%) Scrum
6 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
7 13 (14.61%) PRINCE2
7 13 (14.61%) Windows
8 12 (13.48%) UML
9 11 (12.36%) SDLC
10 10 (11.24%) Middleware
10 10 (11.24%) Retail
11 8 (8.99%) Software Engineering
11 8 (8.99%) Linux
12 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (7.87%) PCI DSS
13 6 (6.74%) Use Case
13 6 (6.74%) Degree
13 6 (6.74%) Java
13 6 (6.74%) SQL
13 6 (6.74%) CRM
14 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce
14 5 (5.62%) Cisco
14 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
14 5 (5.62%) C
14 5 (5.62%) Oracle
14 5 (5.62%) Zachman Framework
14 5 (5.62%) Telecoms

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 4 (4.49%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.25%) NetWeaver
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.25%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (1.12%) Fredhopper
3 1 (1.12%) Magento
3 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.12%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.49%) SaaS
2 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.37%) Office 365
3 1 (1.12%) IaaS
3 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Firewall
1 4 (4.49%) Internet
2 3 (3.37%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.37%) LAN
2 3 (3.37%) WAN
3 2 (2.25%) DWDM
3 2 (2.25%) MPLS
3 2 (2.25%) Network Security
4 1 (1.12%) DHCP
4 1 (1.12%) DNS
4 1 (1.12%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.12%) LDAP
4 1 (1.12%) MVNO
4 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.12%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (1.12%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.25%) NonStop SQL
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.12%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) DB2
2 1 (1.12%) GIS
2 1 (1.12%) HBase
2 1 (1.12%) Informix
2 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.12%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.12%) Spatial Data
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Rational Rose
General
1 32 (35.96%) Finance
2 21 (23.60%) Banking
3 10 (11.24%) Retail
4 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Advertising
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Local Government
6 1 (1.12%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.24%) Middleware
2 3 (3.37%) hapi
2 3 (3.37%) J2EE
2 3 (3.37%) Node.js
2 3 (3.37%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (3.37%) XML
3 2 (2.25%) Ajax
3 2 (2.25%) CSS
3 2 (2.25%) EJB
3 2 (2.25%) Flash
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) JMS
3 2 (2.25%) JSP
3 2 (2.25%) SAP ALE
3 2 (2.25%) Spring
3 2 (2.25%) XSD
4 1 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.12%) REST
4 1 (1.12%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (1.12%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.49%) BYOD
1 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.37%) RIA
3 2 (2.25%) CESG
3 2 (2.25%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.25%) EPoS
3 2 (2.25%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (2.25%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.25%) User Experience
3 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.12%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.12%) Contactless
4 1 (1.12%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.12%) NHS
4 1 (1.12%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.61%) Windows
2 8 (8.99%) Linux
3 4 (4.49%) Solaris
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.25%) Unix
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.35%) TOGAF
2 15 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (16.85%) SOA
3 14 (15.73%) Scrum
4 13 (14.61%) PRINCE2
5 12 (13.48%) UML
6 11 (12.36%) SDLC
7 8 (8.99%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.74%) CRM
9 6 (6.74%) Use Case
10 5 (5.62%) ArchiMate
10 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.62%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (5.62%) Zachman Framework
11 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (4.49%) Information Architecture
11 4 (4.49%) ITIL
11 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (4.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) Java
1 6 (6.74%) SQL
2 5 (5.62%) C
3 3 (3.37%) ABAP
3 3 (3.37%) Python
3 3 (3.37%) Ruby
4 2 (2.25%) C#
4 2 (2.25%) C++
4 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.25%) Perl
5 1 (1.12%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (22.47%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) Degree
4 4 (4.49%) BC Cleared
4 4 (4.49%) ISEB
5 3 (3.37%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.25%) CISSP
6 2 (2.25%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.12%) COBIT
4 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.12%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.12%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Firmware
2 1 (1.12%) HDFS
2 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.12%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (5.62%) Cisco
1 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
1 5 (5.62%) Oracle
2 4 (4.49%) IBM
3 3 (3.37%) Brocade
3 3 (3.37%) BT
3 3 (3.37%) Juniper
3 3 (3.37%) SAP
4 2 (2.25%) Adobe
4 2 (2.25%) ATG
4 2 (2.25%) BEA
4 2 (2.25%) Ciena
4 2 (2.25%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.25%) hybris
5 1 (1.12%) Apple
5 1 (1.12%) CA
5 1 (1.12%) ESRI
5 1 (1.12%) Nokia
5 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.12%) Sybase