The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
.NET Solutions Architect
Rank 591 544 582
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +38
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Solutions Architect 5 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.016% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate £481 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £465 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £465 -
% change year-on-year
-0.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

.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 6 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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -53 4 £463 -2.63%
London -20 2 £525 -6.66%
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1

.NET Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 5 (55.56%) SOA
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (22.22%) Content Management
6 2 (22.22%) WCF
6 2 (22.22%) Android
6 2 (22.22%) iPhone
6 2 (22.22%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (22.22%) Sitecore
6 2 (22.22%) REST
6 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
6 2 (22.22%) CMS
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) HTML
7 1 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) MS Project

.NET Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (22.22%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (22.22%) CMS
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
4 2 (22.22%) REST
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) COM
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) iPhone
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
1 5 (55.56%) SOA
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Content Management
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Java
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Sitecore
1 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft