The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 18 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.93% - 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.29% - 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate
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£525 - £475
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 £40.00 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
Solutions Architect
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk 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
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
192 280 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 95.05% 97.90% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 206 101
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 13
Average hourly rate £13.19 £12.25 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £8.25 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £25.00 £15.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich - 12 £525 -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 18 (69.23%) .NET
2 16 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 15 (57.69%) UML
4 12 (46.15%) SOA
4 12 (46.15%) Zachman Framework
4 12 (46.15%) TOGAF
5 8 (30.77%) Middleware
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
7 6 (23.08%) J2EE
8 5 (19.23%) Project Management
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (19.23%) Java
8 5 (19.23%) Retail
8 5 (19.23%) MCPD
9 4 (15.38%) Windows
9 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 4 (15.38%) Client/Server
10 3 (11.54%) Linux
10 3 (11.54%) C#
10 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
10 3 (11.54%) Finance
10 3 (11.54%) Analytics
11 2 (7.69%) User Stories
11 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
11 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
11 2 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
11 2 (7.69%) Process Improvement
11 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (19.23%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) .NET
2 8 (30.77%) Middleware
3 6 (23.08%) J2EE
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.69%) Java EE
4 2 (7.69%) ADO
4 2 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (3.85%) WSDL
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) SOAP
5 1 (3.85%) HTML
5 1 (3.85%) Spring
5 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.85%) JSON
5 1 (3.85%) JPA
5 1 (3.85%) Apache CXF
5 1 (3.85%) jQuery
5 1 (3.85%) OSGi
5 1 (3.85%) REST
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
3 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) UML
2 12 (46.15%) SOA
2 12 (46.15%) Zachman Framework
2 12 (46.15%) TOGAF
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) User Stories
5 2 (7.69%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Process Improvement
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Process Management
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Information Management
5 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.85%) Data Governance
6 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (19.23%) MCPD
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Kofax
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) ForgeRock