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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 577 569 508
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 31 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.063% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.068% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 38
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£600 £563 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £435 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £696 £680 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £680 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +43.15%
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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 2015.

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 17 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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 29 £600 +4.34% 5
London -8 18 £625 +13.63% 3
South East -11 5 £600 +26.31% 1
South West +1 4 - -
City of London -1 4 £600 +4.34% 1
Berkshire - 4 £600 -
Somerset - 4 - -
Reading - 3 £600 -
Stirling - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Nottingham -8 1 £475 -
East Midlands -11 1 £475 -
Nottinghamshire -14 1 £475 -
Surrey - 1 £663 -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (46.05%) Java
2 27 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (34.21%) Scrum
4 24 (31.58%) TOGAF
5 22 (28.95%) Apache
6 19 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (25.00%) Java EE
6 19 (25.00%) Open Source
7 16 (21.05%) Finance
8 15 (19.74%) Banking
9 14 (18.42%) SOA
10 12 (15.79%) Web Services
10 12 (15.79%) SQL
10 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
11 10 (13.16%) UNIX
12 9 (11.84%) J2EE
12 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.53%) Internet
13 8 (10.53%) MySQL
13 8 (10.53%) Oracle
13 8 (10.53%) HTML
13 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
13 8 (10.53%) CSS
13 8 (10.53%) XHTML
13 8 (10.53%) TDD
13 8 (10.53%) MVC
13 8 (10.53%) RESTful
13 8 (10.53%) HTML5
13 8 (10.53%) Clojure
13 8 (10.53%) MongoDB

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 22 (28.95%) Apache
2 4 (5.26%) IIS
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (2.63%) CICS
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (1.32%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (2.63%) SAN
3 1 (1.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (10.53%) MySQL
2 8 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.95%) KDB
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.32%) QlikView
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.32%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.32%) DB2
6 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.32%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 15 (19.74%) Banking
3 7 (9.21%) Retail
4 4 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Back Office
5 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.63%) Front Office
7 1 (1.32%) Law
7 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.00%) Java EE
2 12 (15.79%) Web Services
3 9 (11.84%) J2EE
4 8 (10.53%) HTML
4 8 (10.53%) XHTML
4 8 (10.53%) CSS
4 8 (10.53%) RESTful
4 8 (10.53%) HTML5
4 8 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (5.26%) .NET
5 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.95%) SOAP
7 2 (2.63%) Middleware
7 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.95%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.63%) VSAM
3 2 (2.63%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.32%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.32%) BYOD
4 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) UNIX
2 4 (5.26%) Solaris
3 2 (2.63%) AIX
4 1 (1.32%) HPUX
4 1 (1.32%) Windows
4 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.21%) Scrum
3 24 (31.58%) TOGAF
4 19 (25.00%) Open Source
5 14 (18.42%) SOA
6 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.53%) MVC
7 8 (10.53%) TDD
7 8 (10.53%) DevOps
7 8 (10.53%) Functional Programming
8 7 (9.21%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (9.21%) Migration
9 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.26%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.26%) Software Deployment
11 3 (3.95%) Analytics
11 3 (3.95%) Target Operating Model
11 3 (3.95%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.05%) Java
2 12 (15.79%) SQL
3 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.53%) Clojure
4 6 (7.89%) Ruby
4 6 (7.89%) C#
5 4 (5.26%) VB
5 4 (5.26%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.26%) VB6
6 1 (1.32%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Degree
2 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) IAG
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) SAP
3 3 (3.95%) IBM
3 3 (3.95%) ServiceNow
3 3 (3.95%) HP
4 1 (1.32%) Dell
4 1 (1.32%) EMC
4 1 (1.32%) CA
4 1 (1.32%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.32%) Actimize
4 1 (1.32%) hybris
4 1 (1.32%) Siebel
4 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
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