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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 32 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.58% 5.36% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 5.76% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 2
Average daily rate £550 £490 £663
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -26.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £521 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £34.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+83.82% -23.16%
Solutions Architect
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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
241 347 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 95.26% 93.03% 96.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 214 191
Average daily rate £365 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £250 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
3 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (27.27%) Guidewire
4 3 (27.27%) Solvency II
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) MuleSoft
4 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) SAP PI
4 3 (27.27%) Pega
4 3 (27.27%) Sitecore
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Social Media
4 3 (27.27%) hybris
4 3 (27.27%) Digital Media
4 3 (27.27%) Content Management
4 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (27.27%) SCADA
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) FatWire
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) SOA

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (9.09%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
1 3 (27.27%) SAP PI
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Digital Media
2 3 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (27.27%) SCADA
2 3 (27.27%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) CRM
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) Content Management
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) B2C
4 2 (18.18%) E-business
4 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Information Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Adobe
2 3 (27.27%) FatWire
2 3 (27.27%) Guidewire
2 3 (27.27%) hybris
2 3 (27.27%) MuleSoft
2 3 (27.27%) Pega
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 3 (27.27%) Sitecore