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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Solutions Architect
Rank 589 547 524
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Business Solution Architect 8 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.048% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.052% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 7
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £369 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £518 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.91% +15.13%
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
49911 48452 42119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.38% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30221 29000 24202
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1962 2019 2153
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

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
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 26 March 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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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 -36 8 £475 +8.57% 1
London +2 4 £500 +14.28%
South West -9 2 £493 +3.14%
South East -19 1 £450 +9.09% 1
North West -25 1 £451 +0.11%
Bolton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Business Solution Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 (34.29%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Banking
4 8 (22.86%) Oracle
4 8 (22.86%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (20.00%) Web Services
6 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
6 6 (17.14%) ISO 9001
6 6 (17.14%) C#
6 6 (17.14%) HTML
6 6 (17.14%) .NET
6 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
6 6 (17.14%) CSS
6 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
6 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
6 6 (17.14%) Kindle
6 6 (17.14%) Hadoop
6 6 (17.14%) HTML5
6 6 (17.14%) CSS3
6 6 (17.14%) Big Data
6 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
7 5 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (11.43%) SQL
8 4 (11.43%) ETL
8 4 (11.43%) Inmon Methodology

Business Solution Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (17.14%) Hadoop
2 6 (17.14%) Big Data
3 4 (11.43%) HPCC
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Banking
3 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.57%) Marketing
5 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.71%) Retail
5 2 (5.71%) Billing
5 2 (5.71%) Publishing
6 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.86%) Back Office
6 1 (2.86%) Electronics
6 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.86%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) Web Services
2 6 (17.14%) HTML
2 6 (17.14%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) ASP.NET
2 6 (17.14%) CSS
2 6 (17.14%) HTML5
2 6 (17.14%) CSS3
3 1 (2.86%) REST
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (17.14%) Kindle
2 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) Wiki
3 1 (2.86%) Online Games
3 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (25.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
4 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
5 5 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (11.43%) ETL
6 4 (11.43%) Inmon Methodology
6 4 (11.43%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (11.43%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (8.57%) Analytics
7 3 (8.57%) Data Analytics
8 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) SOA
8 2 (5.71%) Logical Data Model
9 1 (2.86%) Line Management
9 1 (2.86%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (2.86%) CRM
9 1 (2.86%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) C#
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) SAP
3 3 (8.57%) Teradata
3 3 (8.57%) Netezza
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft