The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 579 580 528
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 41 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.057% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.061% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 37
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£550 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £466 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £469 £475
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 24 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 31 July 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 -14 39 £550 -4.34% 6
London -6 19 £600 +4.34% 4
South East -4 8 £625 -1.96% 1
North East - 6 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £475 -
Berkshire - 6 £613 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £475 -
City of London -6 5 £600 - 2
Yorkshire -20 4 £475 -
West Yorkshire -21 4 £475 -
Reading - 3 £600 -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - - 2
East Midlands 0 1 £475 -
Hampshire -7 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -8 1 £475 -
Nottingham -12 1 £475 -
Leeds -24 1 £500 -
Bradford - 1 £425 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £663 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 - - 1

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 28 (40.58%) Java
2 25 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (27.54%) Scrum
4 17 (24.64%) SOA
5 15 (21.74%) E-Commerce
5 15 (21.74%) Finance
5 15 (21.74%) RESTful
6 14 (20.29%) HTML5
6 14 (20.29%) MongoDB
6 14 (20.29%) Web Services
6 14 (20.29%) HTML
6 14 (20.29%) SQL
7 13 (18.84%) TDD
8 12 (17.39%) TOGAF
8 12 (17.39%) MVC
8 12 (17.39%) Ruby
9 11 (15.94%) UNIX
9 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
10 10 (14.49%) Internet
10 10 (14.49%) CSS
10 10 (14.49%) XHTML
10 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
10 10 (14.49%) J2EE
10 10 (14.49%) MySQL
10 10 (14.49%) Clojure
10 10 (14.49%) KnockoutJS
10 10 (14.49%) Open Source
10 10 (14.49%) DevOps
10 10 (14.49%) Functional Programming
11 9 (13.04%) Banking

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (13.04%) Apache
2 4 (5.80%) IIS
2 4 (5.80%) Confluence
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.45%) CICS
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
1 2 (2.90%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) SaaS
2 1 (1.45%) PaaS
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Internet
2 3 (4.35%) Extranet
2 3 (4.35%) Intranet
3 1 (1.45%) SAN
3 1 (1.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) MongoDB
2 10 (14.49%) MySQL
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (4.35%) Hadoop
7 3 (4.35%) KDB
7 3 (4.35%) OLAP
7 3 (4.35%) OLTP
8 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.45%) QlikView
9 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.45%) DB2
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Selenium
2 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.80%) JIRA
2 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.90%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (21.74%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Front Office
4 2 (2.90%) Back Office
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) RESTful
2 14 (20.29%) HTML5
2 14 (20.29%) HTML
2 14 (20.29%) Web Services
3 10 (14.49%) CSS
3 10 (14.49%) J2EE
3 10 (14.49%) XHTML
3 10 (14.49%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (10.14%) JSON
4 7 (10.14%) .NET
5 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
5 6 (8.70%) Java EE
6 4 (5.80%) Django
6 4 (5.80%) Play Framework
6 4 (5.80%) SOAP
6 4 (5.80%) Spring
7 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.90%) WPF
7 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Credit Risk
1 3 (4.35%) Social Media
1 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Reference Data
2 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.45%) VSAM
3 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) UNIX
2 4 (5.80%) Linux
3 3 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (1.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.54%) Scrum
3 17 (24.64%) SOA
4 15 (21.74%) E-Commerce
5 13 (18.84%) TDD
6 12 (17.39%) TOGAF
6 12 (17.39%) MVC
7 10 (14.49%) Open Source
7 10 (14.49%) DevOps
7 10 (14.49%) Functional Programming
8 7 (10.14%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (10.14%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.80%) B2C
10 4 (5.80%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.80%) Software Deployment
11 3 (4.35%) Analytics
11 3 (4.35%) Microservices
11 3 (4.35%) Target Operating Model
11 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.58%) Java
2 14 (20.29%) SQL
3 12 (17.39%) Ruby
4 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.49%) Clojure
5 8 (11.59%) C#
6 4 (5.80%) Scala
6 4 (5.80%) VB
6 4 (5.80%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.80%) Python
6 4 (5.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Puppet
1 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.14%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
3 3 (4.35%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.90%) IBM
4 2 (2.90%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.90%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) Dell
5 1 (1.45%) EMC
5 1 (1.45%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) Actimize
5 1 (1.45%) hybris
5 1 (1.45%) Siebel
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £650 day, 6 months contract likely to extend
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago