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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 32 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 18 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.22% 0.74% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.66% 0.78% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £663 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.52% -5.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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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
318 258 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 92.17% 95.20% 91.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 174 81
Average daily rate £360 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £198 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £40.00 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015, 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 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (64.29%) Apache
3 22 (52.38%) J2EE
4 19 (45.24%) Web Services
4 19 (45.24%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (42.86%) Open Source
6 17 (40.48%) Internet
7 16 (38.10%) Scrum
8 15 (35.71%) Eclipse
8 15 (35.71%) Maven
9 13 (30.95%) Java
10 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (23.81%) TOGAF
11 10 (23.81%) SOA
11 10 (23.81%) PostGIS
12 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
12 9 (21.43%) Java EE
12 9 (21.43%) JIRA
12 9 (21.43%) FitNesse
12 9 (21.43%) RESTful
12 9 (21.43%) Cucumber
12 9 (21.43%) Puppet
13 7 (16.67%) Oracle
14 6 (14.29%) PHP
14 6 (14.29%) Apache Solr
14 6 (14.29%) Content Management
15 5 (11.90%) SaaS
15 5 (11.90%) MySQL
15 5 (11.90%) SOAP

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 27 (64.29%) Apache
2 6 (14.29%) Apache Solr
3 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (45.24%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.90%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Eclipse
1 15 (35.71%) Maven
2 9 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 9 (21.43%) JIRA
2 9 (21.43%) FitNesse
2 9 (21.43%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (2.38%) Back Office
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (52.38%) J2EE
2 19 (45.24%) Web Services
3 10 (23.81%) PostGIS
4 9 (21.43%) Java EE
4 9 (21.43%) RESTful
5 5 (11.90%) SOAP
5 5 (11.90%) Middleware
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Scrum
3 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (23.81%) TOGAF
4 10 (23.81%) SOA
5 6 (14.29%) Content Management
6 4 (9.52%) UML
6 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 4 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.14%) Change Management
7 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.76%) CRM
8 2 (4.76%) BPEL
8 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.38%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Java
2 6 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Puppet
2 4 (9.52%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) VMware
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Sun
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