The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Solution 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 Business Solution Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Solutions Architect
Rank 606 575 582
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Solution Architect 7 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.011% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.012% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Average daily rate
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£470 £400 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £385 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £620 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +11.11%
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
52334 48999 54002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.29% 92.76% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31896 29279 30301
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 2119 2612
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Business Solution Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Business Solution Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Solution Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Business Solution Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Solution Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Solution Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

Business Solution Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Solution Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Business Solution Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Solution Architect
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Solution Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 12 September 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
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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
England -23 7 £470 +17.50% 4
London +7 5 £500 +25.00% 1
City of London - 3 £350 -
South East - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Business Solution Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business Solution 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 Business Solution Architect in their job title.

1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (18.18%) Retail Banking
4 4 (18.18%) Retail
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) B2B
5 3 (13.64%) Billing
5 3 (13.64%) Credit Risk
5 3 (13.64%) Cash Management
5 3 (13.64%) Customer Segmentation
6 2 (9.09%) EMIR
6 2 (9.09%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Information Security
6 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (4.55%) C
7 1 (4.55%) SQL
7 1 (4.55%) .NET
7 1 (4.55%) MS Office
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) UML
7 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
7 1 (4.55%) CRM
7 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling

Business Solution Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business Solution 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 Business Solution Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Retail
3 4 (18.18%) Retail Banking
4 3 (13.64%) Billing
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.64%) Cash Management
2 3 (13.64%) B2B
2 3 (13.64%) Customer Segmentation
3 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Use Case
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.55%) BDD
4 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
4 1 (4.55%) UML
4 1 (4.55%) CRM
4 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) EMIR
1 2 (9.09%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.55%) Basel III
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft