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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 32 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.92% 0.84% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £563 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%
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
254 227 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 97.32% 95.38% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 173 125
Average daily rate £413 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £27.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 5 £500 -11.11%
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (53.33%) .NET
1 8 (53.33%) UML
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (26.67%) MySQL
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) VB
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) ADO
6 2 (13.33%) SOAP
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
6 2 (13.33%) Kofax
6 2 (13.33%) Web Design
6 2 (13.33%) Middleware
6 2 (13.33%) SMTP
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Process Management
6 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 2 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) MySQL
3 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) Middleware
3 2 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (13.33%) ADO
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) Apache CXF
3 2 (13.33%) RESTful
3 2 (13.33%) REST
3 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE
4 1 (6.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) UML
2 6 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
2 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) Process Management
4 2 (13.33%) Web Design
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
4 2 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCPD
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (13.33%) Kofax
2 2 (13.33%) ForgeRock
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle