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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Enterprise Solution Architect
Rank 590 573 586
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Enterprise Solutions Architect 27 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.032% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.035% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 9
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£650 £650 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £332 £498
10% offered a daily rate of more than £709 £700 £587
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 £533 £500
% change year-on-year
+22.06% +6.50%
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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Enterprise Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Enterprise Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 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 1 October 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 -10 25 £650 - 3
London +9 9 £563 -13.46% 2
South East -11 6 £675 -3.57%
South West -26 5 £650 +153.90%
Bristol - 5 £650 -
City of London - 3 £470 -
East Midlands - 2 £538 -
Hampshire - 1 £800 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £525 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1

Enterprise Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (33.33%) SOA
2 11 (30.56%) Open Source
3 10 (27.78%) SAP
4 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (25.00%) Retail
5 8 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (22.22%) Java
6 7 (19.44%) Middleware
6 7 (19.44%) TOGAF
7 6 (16.67%) Billing
7 6 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (16.67%) Network Management
7 6 (16.67%) BPR
7 6 (16.67%) Finance
7 6 (16.67%) Oracle
8 5 (13.89%) J2EE
8 5 (13.89%) Web Services
8 5 (13.89%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (13.89%) OO
8 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
8 5 (13.89%) Back Office
8 5 (13.89%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (13.89%) Project Management
8 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (13.89%) SaaS
8 5 (13.89%) PaaS
8 5 (13.89%) Network Architecture
8 5 (13.89%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (13.89%) IaaS
8 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Software

Enterprise Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (5.56%) SAP ERP
4 1 (2.78%) Cordys
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (2.78%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) SaaS
1 5 (13.89%) PaaS
1 5 (13.89%) IaaS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) MVNO
1 2 (5.56%) Wireless
1 2 (5.56%) Broadband
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
General
1 9 (25.00%) Retail
2 6 (16.67%) Billing
2 6 (16.67%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Back Office
4 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.56%) Multimedia
5 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.78%) Front Office
6 1 (2.78%) Publishing
6 1 (2.78%) Banking
6 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Middleware
2 5 (13.89%) J2EE
2 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 5 (13.89%) Java EE
3 4 (11.11%) LAMP
4 2 (5.56%) .NET
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) XML
5 1 (2.78%) XSD
5 1 (2.78%) XSLT
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) SOAP
5 1 (2.78%) REST
5 1 (2.78%) jBPM
5 1 (2.78%) Drools
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Open Source
2 5 (13.89%) Client/Server
2 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) EPoS
4 1 (2.78%) W3C
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) LIMS
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) SOA
2 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (19.44%) TOGAF
5 6 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (16.67%) Network Management
5 6 (16.67%) BPR
6 5 (13.89%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (13.89%) OO
6 5 (13.89%) Project Management
6 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (13.89%) Network Architecture
7 4 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.11%) B2B
8 3 (8.33%) CRM
8 3 (8.33%) E-business
8 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
9 2 (5.56%) Migration
9 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) C#
2 1 (2.78%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) CITP
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) SAP
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) JDA
4 2 (5.56%) Primavera
4 2 (5.56%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.78%) JBoss
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) EPiServer
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