The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 32 36 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.63% 1.19% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.91% 1.23% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
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£375 £470 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% -14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.43%
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%
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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 Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
358 324 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 92.75% 96.43% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 216 155
Average daily rate £340 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 43 64
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.27% -28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Southampton region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 17 (80.95%) Web Services
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (71.43%) J2EE
3 15 (71.43%) Apache
4 12 (57.14%) Internet
5 11 (52.38%) Scrum
6 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (38.10%) JIRA
7 8 (38.10%) FitNesse
7 8 (38.10%) RESTful
7 8 (38.10%) Maven
7 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
7 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
7 8 (38.10%) Puppet
7 8 (38.10%) Eclipse
8 4 (19.05%) Vagrant
8 4 (19.05%) SaaS
9 3 (14.29%) TIBCO
9 3 (14.29%) .NET
10 2 (9.52%) Java
10 2 (9.52%) Oracle
10 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
10 2 (9.52%) SOAP
10 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (9.52%) webMethods
10 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (9.52%) VMware
10 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (9.52%) Apache Solr

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 15 (71.43%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (76.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (19.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Eclipse
1 8 (38.10%) Maven
1 8 (38.10%) JIRA
1 8 (38.10%) FitNesse
1 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
1 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) Web Services
2 15 (71.43%) J2EE
3 8 (38.10%) RESTful
4 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 2 (9.52%) PostGIS
5 2 (9.52%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware
6 1 (4.76%) Spring
6 1 (4.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Open Source
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Scrum
3 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Market Research
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Puppet
2 4 (19.05%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 2 (9.52%) webMethods
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Sitecore
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