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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 591 567 550
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 37 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.081% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.086% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 25
Average daily rate £550 £549 £553
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £548 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.45% +21.66%
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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 29 £550 +2.56% 9
South East -7 12 £550 +2.56% 4
London +8 8 £550 -15.38% 1
West Sussex - 6 £550 -
Gatwick - 5 £550 -
Scotland -7 4 £475 -17.39%
Edinburgh -9 4 £475 -17.39%
North West -18 4 £592 - 1
South West - 4 £600 - 1
Somerset - 4 £600 -
Taunton - 4 £600 -
Hampshire -5 3 £600 +14.28%
Liverpool - 3 £650 -
Merseyside - 3 £650 -
Berkshire +4 2 £600 +9.09%
City of London +47 1 £375 -10.71%
Reading -10 1 £675 +22.72%
Portsmouth - 1 £401 -
Bracknell - 1 £525 -
Manchester - 1 £533 - 1

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.75%) Finance
3 23 (22.77%) SOA
4 17 (16.83%) Banking
5 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
6 15 (14.85%) CRM
7 12 (11.88%) Billing
8 11 (10.89%) E-Commerce
8 11 (10.89%) Java
9 10 (9.90%) .NET
10 9 (8.91%) Business Transformation
10 9 (8.91%) Analytics
10 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
10 9 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
11 8 (7.92%) MVC
11 8 (7.92%) Intranet
11 8 (7.92%) SharePoint
11 8 (7.92%) UML
11 8 (7.92%) Oracle
11 8 (7.92%) SAP
11 8 (7.92%) TDD
11 8 (7.92%) Business Analysis
11 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared
11 8 (7.92%) hybris
11 8 (7.92%) Office 365
12 7 (6.93%) SOLID
12 7 (6.93%) MVNO
12 7 (6.93%) Publishing
13 6 (5.94%) Data Modelling

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.95%) JBoss
3 2 (1.98%) Confluence
4 1 (0.99%) CMS
4 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.99%) Node.js
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SPSS
2 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.97%) Magento
3 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.98%) SAP CRM
3 2 (1.98%) SAP hybris
3 2 (1.98%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.99%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) Office 365
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.98%) IaaS
3 2 (1.98%) PaaS
3 2 (1.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.99%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) Intranet
2 7 (6.93%) MVNO
3 2 (1.98%) Extranet
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.99%) LDAP
4 1 (0.99%) Network Security
4 1 (0.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.98%) Big Data
2 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.98%) OLAP
2 2 (1.98%) OLTP
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (1.98%) QlikView
3 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.99%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.99%) HBase
3 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
1 3 (2.97%) JIRA
1 3 (2.97%) Selenium
2 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.99%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.99%) Flyway
3 1 (0.99%) Gradle
3 1 (0.99%) Grunt
3 1 (0.99%) JUnit
3 1 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.99%) Mockito
3 1 (0.99%) Protractor
3 1 (0.99%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.99%) Subversion
General
1 25 (24.75%) Finance
2 17 (16.83%) Banking
3 12 (11.88%) Billing
4 9 (8.91%) Telecoms
5 7 (6.93%) Publishing
6 3 (2.97%) Marketing
6 3 (2.97%) Retail
7 2 (1.98%) Advertising
7 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.99%) Automotive
8 1 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) .NET
2 6 (5.94%) Hibernate
3 5 (4.95%) Apache CXF
3 5 (4.95%) Drools
3 5 (4.95%) JPA
3 5 (4.95%) JSF
3 5 (4.95%) RichFaces
4 4 (3.96%) Spring
5 3 (2.97%) HTML
5 3 (2.97%) HTML5
5 3 (2.97%) JSON
5 3 (2.97%) Middleware
5 3 (2.97%) REST
6 2 (1.98%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.98%) Django
6 2 (1.98%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.98%) RESTful
6 2 (1.98%) Web Services
7 1 (0.99%) CSS
7 1 (0.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Private Cloud
2 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.98%) Social Media
4 2 (1.98%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.99%) FMCG
5 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.99%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.95%) Linux
2 4 (3.96%) Windows
3 1 (0.99%) Unix
3 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.77%) SOA
3 15 (14.85%) CRM
4 11 (10.89%) E-Commerce
5 9 (8.91%) Analytics
5 9 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (8.91%) Business Transformation
6 8 (7.92%) Business Analysis
6 8 (7.92%) MVC
6 8 (7.92%) TDD
6 8 (7.92%) UML
7 7 (6.93%) SOLID
8 6 (5.94%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (5.94%) Migration
8 6 (5.94%) Records Management
8 6 (5.94%) SDLC
8 6 (5.94%) Software Architecture
8 6 (5.94%) TOGAF
8 6 (5.94%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.89%) Java
2 2 (1.98%) Python
2 2 (1.98%) Ruby
2 2 (1.98%) Scala
3 1 (0.99%) C#
3 1 (0.99%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) Degree
4 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.98%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.99%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle EDQ
1 2 (1.98%) Puppet
2 1 (0.99%) Kibana
2 1 (0.99%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) hybris
2 8 (7.92%) Oracle
2 8 (7.92%) SAP
3 4 (3.96%) IBM
3 4 (3.96%) Siebel
4 2 (1.98%) Cognos
4 2 (1.98%) Huawei
4 2 (1.98%) VMware
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco
5 1 (0.99%) Citrix
5 1 (0.99%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.99%) Computacenter
5 1 (0.99%) HP
5 1 (0.99%) Pega
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