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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / South West
Rank 114 79 69
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 27 67 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 2.22% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 2.31% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 61
Median daily rate £550 £513 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.26% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £745
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

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
2540 2902 3080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.10% 96.16% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1926 1953
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 165 155
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Bristol -23 12 £500 - 5
Wiltshire +5 9 £563 - 1
Dorset +2 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire -2 1 £508 +1.39% 1
Somerset -4 1 £475 -15.55% 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 25 (32.89%) Finance
2 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (18.42%) Banking
4 14 (18.42%) Windows
5 12 (15.79%) Linux
6 11 (14.47%) Retail
6 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
7 9 (11.84%) SOA
8 8 (10.53%) Client/Server
8 8 (10.53%) Cisco
8 8 (10.53%) IBM
8 8 (10.53%) TOGAF
9 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
9 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
9 7 (9.21%) Red Hat
9 7 (9.21%) Java
9 7 (9.21%) Oracle
9 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (7.89%) PCI DSS
10 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
10 6 (7.89%) UML
10 6 (7.89%) XML
10 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
10 6 (7.89%) Scrum
11 5 (6.58%) Internet
11 5 (6.58%) webMethods
11 5 (6.58%) ITIL
11 5 (6.58%) JavaScript

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 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (6.58%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.95%) ArcGIS
5 2 (2.63%) NetWeaver
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.63%) SAS
5 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Fredhopper
2 1 (1.32%) Magento
2 1 (1.32%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.32%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.32%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) IBM Blueworks
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.95%) SaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) Internet
1 5 (6.58%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (6.58%) Skype
2 4 (5.26%) DNS
2 4 (5.26%) Firewall
3 3 (3.95%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.95%) LAN
3 3 (3.95%) WAN
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.63%) DWDM
4 2 (2.63%) MPLS
4 2 (2.63%) Network Security
5 1 (1.32%) DMZ
5 1 (1.32%) LDAP
5 1 (1.32%) MVNO
5 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.32%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (1.32%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) NonStop SQL
1 2 (2.63%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.32%) Big Data
2 1 (1.32%) DB2
2 1 (1.32%) GIS
2 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.32%) Informix
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.32%) Spatial Data
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Rational Rose
General
1 25 (32.89%) Finance
2 14 (18.42%) Banking
3 11 (14.47%) Retail
4 4 (5.26%) Back Office
4 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.95%) Marketing
6 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.32%) Advertising
7 1 (1.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) XML
2 3 (3.95%) Dojo
2 3 (3.95%) DOM
2 3 (3.95%) hapi
2 3 (3.95%) jQuery
2 3 (3.95%) Middleware
2 3 (3.95%) Node.js
2 3 (3.95%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (3.95%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) Ajax
3 2 (2.63%) CSS
3 2 (2.63%) EJB
3 2 (2.63%) Flash
3 2 (2.63%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) J2EE
3 2 (2.63%) JSP
3 2 (2.63%) SAP ALE
3 2 (2.63%) Spring
3 2 (2.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.95%) BYOD
4 3 (3.95%) RIA
5 2 (2.63%) CESG
5 2 (2.63%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.63%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
5 2 (2.63%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.32%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.32%) Contactless
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.32%) EPoS
6 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) PKI
6 1 (1.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.42%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Linux
3 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.58%) Windows 10
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (11.84%) SOA
3 8 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 7 (9.21%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (7.89%) Scrum
5 6 (7.89%) UML
6 5 (6.58%) ITIL
6 5 (6.58%) SDLC
6 5 (6.58%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (5.26%) Analytics
7 4 (5.26%) ArchiMate
7 4 (5.26%) CRM
7 4 (5.26%) ETL
7 4 (5.26%) Information Architecture
7 4 (5.26%) Migration
7 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.26%) Process Improvement
7 4 (5.26%) Robotic Process Automation
8 3 (3.95%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.21%) Java
2 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.26%) SQL
4 3 (3.95%) ABAP
4 3 (3.95%) Ruby
5 2 (2.63%) C#
5 2 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.32%) C
6 1 (1.32%) C++
6 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) Degree
4 3 (3.95%) BC Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) ISEB
5 2 (2.63%) CISSP
5 2 (2.63%) CLAS
5 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.32%) GPG13
4 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (5.26%) DFS Replication
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.63%) vCloud
5 1 (1.32%) Firmware
5 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) vRealize
2 1 (1.32%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Cisco
1 8 (10.53%) IBM
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle
2 7 (9.21%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.58%) webMethods
4 4 (5.26%) Pega
5 3 (3.95%) Actimize
5 3 (3.95%) Brocade
5 3 (3.95%) BT
5 3 (3.95%) ESRI
5 3 (3.95%) Juniper
5 3 (3.95%) SAP
6 2 (2.63%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.63%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.63%) ATG
6 2 (2.63%) BEA
6 2 (2.63%) HP
6 2 (2.63%) Software AG
6 2 (2.63%) VMware
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