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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 78 92 89
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 63 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.93% 1.12% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.20% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 31
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £380 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £474
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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
3046 2082 2931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 93.03% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1980 1326 1723
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 164 246
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -5 16 £531 +17.42% 5
Gloucestershire - 16 £463 - 3
Bristol -10 15 £450 +2.85% 4
Devon - 12 £550 -
Somerset -14 1 £500 +17.64% 1
Dorset - - - -
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 46 (37.40%) Finance
2 31 (25.20%) Oracle
3 30 (24.39%) SAP
3 30 (24.39%) Security Cleared
4 27 (21.95%) Project Management
5 26 (21.14%) SOA
6 21 (17.07%) Java
7 20 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (16.26%) Retail
7 20 (16.26%) TOGAF
8 19 (15.45%) SC Cleared
9 18 (14.63%) Banking
10 17 (13.82%) Enterprise Architecture
10 17 (13.82%) .NET
11 14 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (11.38%) Capacity Planning
12 13 (10.57%) Microsoft
13 12 (9.76%) Retail Banking
14 11 (8.94%) Technical Architecture
14 11 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (8.94%) LAN
14 11 (8.94%) Windows
14 11 (8.94%) Business Objects
14 11 (8.94%) SQL
14 11 (8.94%) Middleware
15 10 (8.13%) SQL Server
15 10 (8.13%) Web Services
15 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (7.32%) E-Commerce
17 8 (6.50%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.44%) SAS
2 3 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.44%) IIS
3 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.63%) Drupal
3 2 (1.63%) Lync
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.81%) Liferay
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.81%) Documentum
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.44%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.81%) Cordys
4 1 (0.81%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.81%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.81%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) PaaS
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) IaaS
2 3 (2.44%) SaaS
2 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.63%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.94%) LAN
2 5 (4.07%) Internet
3 3 (2.44%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.44%) WAN
4 2 (1.63%) Firewall
4 2 (1.63%) VPN
5 1 (0.81%) NAS
5 1 (0.81%) Network Security
5 1 (0.81%) WLAN
5 1 (0.81%) LDAP
5 1 (0.81%) SAN
5 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.69%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (4.07%) SAP BW
4 5 (4.07%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.25%) OLAP
5 4 (3.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.25%) Xcelsius
6 3 (2.44%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.44%) Star Schema
6 3 (2.44%) DB2
6 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.81%) ReportNet
7 1 (0.81%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) ClearCase
General
1 46 (37.40%) Finance
2 20 (16.26%) Retail
3 18 (14.63%) Banking
4 12 (9.76%) Retail Banking
5 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.44%) Marketing
7 2 (1.63%) Legal
7 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.63%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.82%) .NET
2 11 (8.94%) Middleware
3 10 (8.13%) Web Services
4 7 (5.69%) J2EE
5 6 (4.88%) REST
6 5 (4.07%) SOAP
7 4 (3.25%) LAMP
7 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.25%) HTML
7 4 (3.25%) XML
8 3 (2.44%) HTML5
8 3 (2.44%) Java EE
9 2 (1.63%) SAML
9 2 (1.63%) CSS
9 2 (1.63%) JSON
9 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.63%) OpenID
10 1 (0.81%) WebSockets
10 1 (0.81%) Drools
10 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Open Source
3 7 (5.69%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.88%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (4.07%) Online Banking
6 4 (3.25%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) Social Media
8 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.81%) CESG
8 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.81%) EPoS
8 1 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.94%) Windows
2 6 (4.88%) UNIX
3 5 (4.07%) Linux
4 3 (2.44%) Android
4 3 (2.44%) zOS
5 2 (1.63%) AIX
5 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.95%) Project Management
2 26 (21.14%) SOA
3 20 (16.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (16.26%) TOGAF
4 17 (13.82%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (11.38%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (8.94%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (7.32%) E-Commerce
8 8 (6.50%) ETL
9 7 (5.69%) ERP
10 6 (4.88%) ITIL
11 5 (4.07%) Network Architecture
11 5 (4.07%) Data Architecture
11 5 (4.07%) Software Engineering
11 5 (4.07%) UML
11 5 (4.07%) BPR
11 5 (4.07%) Risk Management
11 5 (4.07%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.07%) Java
2 11 (8.94%) SQL
3 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.44%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.63%) ABAP
4 2 (1.63%) C#
4 2 (1.63%) Delphi
5 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.69%) Degree
4 6 (4.88%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.25%) ISEB
5 4 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.63%) HNC
6 2 (1.63%) HND
7 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) QA
2 5 (4.07%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.81%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.44%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (25.20%) Oracle
2 30 (24.39%) SAP
3 13 (10.57%) Microsoft
4 11 (8.94%) Business Objects
5 6 (4.88%) Unisys
5 6 (4.88%) ICL
6 5 (4.07%) IBM
7 4 (3.25%) VMware
7 4 (3.25%) TIBCO
7 4 (3.25%) Citrix
7 4 (3.25%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (2.44%) Altiris
8 3 (2.44%) Sun
8 3 (2.44%) JBoss
8 3 (2.44%) Hyperion
8 3 (2.44%) Informatica
8 3 (2.44%) webMethods
8 3 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.63%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.81%) Tableau
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