The table below looks at the statistics for the Enterprise 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 Enterprise Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Enterprise Solution Architect
Rank 562 532 524
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Enterprise Solutions Architect 9 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.055% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.060% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 5
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£600 £520 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £581 £520 £488
% change year-on-year
+11.77% +6.66%
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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Enterprise Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Enterprise Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Enterprise Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Enterprise Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Enterprise Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Enterprise Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Enterprise Solutions Architect
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Enterprise Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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 -35 9 £600 +15.38% 4
London +6 5 £613 +11.36% 2
City of London +14 3 £625 -26.47% 1
South East -21 1 £563 +8.17%
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Bradford - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Enterprise Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Enterprise 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 Enterprise Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 12 (40.00%) SOA
2 10 (33.33%) Open Source
3 9 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (23.33%) Java
5 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (16.67%) Degree
6 5 (16.67%) SaaS
6 5 (16.67%) PaaS
6 5 (16.67%) Network Architecture
6 5 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
6 5 (16.67%) J2EE
6 5 (16.67%) Finance
7 4 (13.33%) CMS
7 4 (13.33%) LAMP
7 4 (13.33%) Middleware
7 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
7 4 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (13.33%) OO
7 4 (13.33%) Web Services
7 4 (13.33%) Java EE
7 4 (13.33%) Network Management
7 4 (13.33%) IaaS
7 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
8 3 (10.00%) B2B
8 3 (10.00%) Service Management

Enterprise Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Enterprise 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 Enterprise Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) SaaS
1 5 (16.67%) PaaS
2 4 (13.33%) IaaS
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Wireless
1 2 (6.67%) Broadband
1 2 (6.67%) MVNO
2 1 (3.33%) 4G
2 1 (3.33%) VoLTE
2 1 (3.33%) PSTN
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) 3G
2 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Billing
3 2 (6.67%) Multimedia
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Front Office
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) J2EE
2 4 (13.33%) LAMP
2 4 (13.33%) Middleware
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
2 4 (13.33%) Java EE
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) XSD
3 1 (3.33%) XSLT
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Open Source
2 4 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.67%) Social Media
5 1 (3.33%) Data Conversion
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Internet of Things
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) W3C
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.33%) UNIX
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) SOA
2 9 (30.00%) TOGAF
3 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (23.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 5 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 4 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (13.33%) OO
6 4 (13.33%) Network Management
7 3 (10.00%) B2B
7 3 (10.00%) Service Management
7 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.67%) Data Management
8 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) BPR
8 2 (6.67%) DevOps
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) XQuery
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) CCIE
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (3.33%) hybris
2 1 (3.33%) Verint
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco
2 1 (3.33%) Nortel
2 1 (3.33%) Avaya
2 1 (3.33%) BMC
2 1 (3.33%) Endeca
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