The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 539 510 569
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 33 56 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.11% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.12% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 9
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£575 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £493
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £800 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £550
% change year-on-year
- -13.63%
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
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

Lead Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 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 -32 29 £575 -4.16% 15
London +5 25 £575 -4.16% 8
South East -11 2 £638 +34.21% 6
Wales - 2 - -
City of London +14 1 £575 -8.00% 3
East Midlands -4 1 - -
Hampshire -9 1 £800 - 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £475 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Reading - - - - 3
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Havant - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 22 (37.29%) SAP
2 17 (28.81%) Oracle
3 11 (18.64%) .NET
4 9 (15.25%) SOA
5 8 (13.56%) Web Services
6 7 (11.86%) Java
6 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
6 7 (11.86%) ERP
6 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
6 7 (11.86%) Manufacturing
6 7 (11.86%) Banking
7 6 (10.17%) C#
7 6 (10.17%) B2B
7 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.47%) Windows
8 5 (8.47%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (8.47%) Mainframe
8 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.47%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
8 5 (8.47%) QA
8 5 (8.47%) PaaS
8 5 (8.47%) REST
8 5 (8.47%) IaaS
9 4 (6.78%) Business Objects
9 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
9 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.78%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (6.78%) Middleware

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
1 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.39%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.69%) Liferay
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.39%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.69%) Endur
3 1 (1.69%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) PaaS
1 5 (8.47%) IaaS
2 4 (6.78%) SaaS
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Firewall
2 3 (5.08%) SNMP
3 2 (3.39%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.39%) DMZ
3 2 (3.39%) HTTP
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.39%) DB2
4 2 (3.39%) DTS
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Selenium
2 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) XMLSpy
2 1 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 7 (11.86%) Manufacturing
1 7 (11.86%) Banking
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Automotive
5 1 (1.69%) Front Office
5 1 (1.69%) German Language
5 1 (1.69%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) .NET
2 8 (13.56%) Web Services
3 5 (8.47%) REST
4 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.78%) Middleware
5 3 (5.08%) SOAP
5 3 (5.08%) WSDL
5 3 (5.08%) SAML
5 3 (5.08%) XML
5 3 (5.08%) XSD
6 2 (3.39%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (3.39%) HTML
6 2 (3.39%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.39%) JMS
6 2 (3.39%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (3.39%) JSON
6 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (3.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.08%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) FMCG
3 2 (3.39%) Open Source
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Derivative
4 1 (1.69%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) VMS
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) SOA
2 7 (11.86%) ERP
3 6 (10.17%) B2B
3 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
4 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.78%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (6.78%) MVC
5 4 (6.78%) Migration
5 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.78%) Time Management
6 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
6 3 (5.08%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.39%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.39%) Release Management
7 2 (3.39%) PLM
7 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) Java
2 6 (10.17%) C#
3 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
4 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) MCAD
2 2 (3.39%) MCSD
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
2 3 (5.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (37.29%) SAP
2 17 (28.81%) Oracle
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.47%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (6.78%) Business Objects
6 3 (5.08%) HP
7 2 (3.39%) Intel
7 2 (3.39%) Software AG
7 2 (3.39%) IBM
7 2 (3.39%) JDA
7 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.69%) Murex
8 1 (1.69%) webMethods
8 1 (1.69%) Symantec
8 1 (1.69%) OpenLink
8 1 (1.69%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.69%) hybris
8 1 (1.69%) F5
8 1 (1.69%) Juniper
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco
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