The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Solution Architect
Rank 126 - 112
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% - 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% - 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£375 - £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £500 £460
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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
2821 2745 1926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.81% 92.64% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 1799 1164
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 183 139
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £15.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £42.50 £40.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Technical Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect across the South West region.

Technical Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Solutions Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Technical Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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 - 4 £375 -
Wiltshire - 2 £445 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £500 -
Technical Solutions Architect
England

Technical Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 2 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (14.29%) PDA
4 2 (14.29%) Electronic Design Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (14.29%) AIX
5 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Information Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Replication
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Eucalyptus
1 1 (7.14%) Lync
1 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) WebCenter
1 1 (7.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) PDA
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Electronic Design Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp