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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 36 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 10 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.82% 1.50% 3.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 1.59% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 12
Average daily rate
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£490 £450 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -4.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +50.00%
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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
344 315 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 96.90% 94.59% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 227 164
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 10 52
Average hourly rate £12.50 £32.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% +132.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £15.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 25 (73.53%) Java
2 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) Java EE
3 18 (52.94%) TOGAF
4 14 (41.18%) Open Source
4 14 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (41.18%) Apache
5 8 (23.53%) Scrum
6 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (20.59%) Docker
6 7 (20.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 6 (17.65%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (17.65%) Microservices
7 6 (17.65%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (14.71%) Finance
9 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
9 4 (11.76%) .NET
9 4 (11.76%) SOA
9 4 (11.76%) Degree
9 4 (11.76%) Banking
9 4 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (8.82%) Software Delivery
10 3 (8.82%) Oracle
11 2 (5.88%) ETL
11 2 (5.88%) UML
11 2 (5.88%) Middleware
11 2 (5.88%) Workflow
11 2 (5.88%) ESRI
11 2 (5.88%) Change Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 14 (41.18%) Apache
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (20.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 6 (17.65%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (17.65%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.94%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.94%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.94%) SAP BI
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) Java EE
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) GIS
1 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) TOGAF
3 14 (41.18%) Open Source
4 8 (23.53%) Scrum
5 6 (17.65%) Microservices
6 4 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (11.76%) SOA
7 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (8.82%) Software Delivery
8 2 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) TDD
8 2 (5.88%) ETL
8 2 (5.88%) UML
8 2 (5.88%) Change Management
8 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.88%) Workflow
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.94%) CRM
9 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) ESRI
3 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Retek