The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Solutions Architect
Rank 558 534 578
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Business Solution Architect 29 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.021% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.023% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 6
Average daily rate £463 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £390 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -11.11%
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
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
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
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 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 18 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 -69 27 £455 -4.21% 1
South East -7 8 £413 +5.76%
London -21 7 £438 -7.89%
South West - 4 £500 - 1
Berkshire -8 2 £506 +29.80%
North West - 1 £475 -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Business Solution Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (15.79%) Banking
4 6 (15.79%) Billing
4 6 (15.79%) PCI DSS
5 5 (13.16%) SOA
5 5 (13.16%) Retail
6 4 (10.53%) B2B
6 4 (10.53%) Cash Management
6 4 (10.53%) Customer Segmentation
7 3 (7.89%) Degree
7 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Retail Banking
7 3 (7.89%) Internet
7 3 (7.89%) webMethods
8 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
8 2 (5.26%) ATG
8 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma
8 2 (5.26%) Middleware
8 2 (5.26%) EAI
8 2 (5.26%) J2EE
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle
8 2 (5.26%) CRM
8 2 (5.26%) Siebel
8 2 (5.26%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
8 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
8 2 (5.26%) Information Security

Business Solution Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) FTP
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
2 6 (15.79%) Billing
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
4 3 (7.89%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.63%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Middleware
1 2 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (13.16%) SOA
4 4 (10.53%) B2B
4 4 (10.53%) Cash Management
4 4 (10.53%) Customer Segmentation
5 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma
6 2 (5.26%) EAI
6 2 (5.26%) CRM
6 2 (5.26%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
6 2 (5.26%) Information Security
7 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.63%) ERP
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.63%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) CRD IV
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) webMethods
2 2 (5.26%) ATG
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) Siebel