The table below looks at the statistics for the .NET Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
.NET Solutions Architect
Rank 628 611 583
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -28
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Solutions Architect 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.002% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 £500
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

.NET Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

.NET Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

.NET Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect within the UK.

.NET Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect within the UK.

.NET Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

.NET Solutions Architect
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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
England -28 3 £450 +5.88%
London - 3 £450 -

.NET Solutions Architect
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET 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 .NET Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Sitefinity
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore

.NET Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited .NET 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 .NET Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Sitefinity
Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sitecore