The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Southampton region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 40 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.73% 3.54% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 3.73% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +4.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £484 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.92% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
326 295 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 93.95% 94.86% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 170 113
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £180 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 48 66
Average hourly rate £27.63 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.32% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £24.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (41.67%) J2EE
2 5 (41.67%) Apache
2 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (33.33%) Internet
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) FitNesse
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (25.00%) Maven
4 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (25.00%) Puppet
4 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 2 (16.67%) SaaS
5 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) webMethods
5 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 1 (8.33%) DTV
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (41.67%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (25.00%) Maven
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) FitNesse
1 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (41.67%) J2EE
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (8.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Information Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Market Research
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (16.67%) webMethods
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Sitecore