The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 32 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 11 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.55% 1.82% 3.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 1.89% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Average daily rate
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£511 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £471 £468
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £634 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-29.15% +28.26%
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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 Swindon 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
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
404 318 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 93.52% 96.66% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 232 253
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 22 (81.48%) Finance
2 15 (55.56%) Banking
3 14 (51.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (44.44%) Retail
4 12 (44.44%) Retail Banking
5 9 (33.33%) SAP
6 7 (25.93%) ICL
6 7 (25.93%) Unisys
7 6 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (18.52%) Internet
8 5 (18.52%) Online Banking
9 4 (14.81%) Data Security
9 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
10 3 (11.11%) Data Architecture
10 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (11.11%) SOA
10 3 (11.11%) Hyperion
10 3 (11.11%) Oracle
10 3 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (7.41%) HTML
11 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
11 2 (7.41%) .NET
11 2 (7.41%) CSS
11 2 (7.41%) AIX
11 2 (7.41%) IBM
11 2 (7.41%) MVC
11 2 (7.41%) Process Management
11 2 (7.41%) Content Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Internet
General
1 22 (81.48%) Finance
2 15 (55.56%) Banking
3 12 (44.44%) Retail
3 12 (44.44%) Retail Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
1 2 (7.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Online Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) AIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (14.81%) Data Security
3 3 (11.11%) SOA
3 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (11.11%) Data Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Process Management
4 2 (7.41%) Content Management
4 2 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (7.41%) MVC
5 1 (3.70%) BPR
5 1 (3.70%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Use Case
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.70%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.70%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) SAP
2 7 (25.93%) Unisys
2 7 (25.93%) ICL
3 3 (11.11%) Hyperion
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Open Text