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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Solution Architect
Rank 137 134 128
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.14% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -12.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2914 2668 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.58% 92.35% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1579 1382
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 155 160
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) SOA
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) PDA
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Electronic Design Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) DB2
5 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) Delphi
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (8.33%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (8.33%) Eucalyptus
1 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) Java EE
1 1 (8.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) PDA
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) Delphi
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Sun
2 1 (8.33%) NetApp
2 1 (8.33%) VMware