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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 603 552 554
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 26 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.055% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.059% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 16
Average daily rate
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£520 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £503 £503
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £645 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £525 £588
% change year-on-year
-0.95% -10.63%
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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 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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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 -31 26 £520 -5.45% 7
London +12 11 £575 +4.54% 1
City of London +23 2 £600 -7.69%
North West -13 2 £675 +35.00%
South East -22 1 - - 4
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Gatwick - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Havant - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (27.59%) SAP
2 13 (22.41%) Linux
3 12 (20.69%) Java
3 12 (20.69%) Selenium
4 11 (18.97%) JSON
4 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.97%) HTML
4 11 (18.97%) Open Source
5 10 (17.24%) Confluence
5 10 (17.24%) HTML5
5 10 (17.24%) NoSQL
5 10 (17.24%) RESTful
5 10 (17.24%) Python
5 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 10 (17.24%) JIRA
5 10 (17.24%) Django
6 9 (15.52%) Ruby
6 9 (15.52%) Spring
6 9 (15.52%) Scala
6 9 (15.52%) Puppet
6 9 (15.52%) MongoDB
6 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
6 9 (15.52%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (15.52%) Mentoring
7 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
7 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.07%) Manufacturing
8 7 (12.07%) ERP
8 7 (12.07%) .NET
9 6 (10.34%) SQL Server

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 10 (17.24%) Confluence
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.45%) SAP SRM
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.72%) SAP SCM
3 1 (1.72%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) PaaS
1 6 (10.34%) IaaS
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) SNMP
2 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.72%) Wireless
3 1 (1.72%) 2G
3 1 (1.72%) LTE
3 1 (1.72%) 4G
3 1 (1.72%) MVNO
3 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.72%) DMZ
3 1 (1.72%) 3G
3 1 (1.72%) MPLS
3 1 (1.72%) GSM
3 1 (1.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 9 (15.52%) MongoDB
3 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
5 4 (6.90%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.72%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Selenium
2 10 (17.24%) JIRA
3 9 (15.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.72%) NUnit
4 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (12.07%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Automotive
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Front Office
5 1 (1.72%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) HTML
1 11 (18.97%) JSON
2 10 (17.24%) Django
2 10 (17.24%) RESTful
2 10 (17.24%) HTML5
3 9 (15.52%) Spring
4 7 (12.07%) .NET
5 6 (10.34%) Web Services
6 3 (5.17%) REST
7 2 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.45%) jQuery
7 2 (3.45%) XML
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.45%) SOAP
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.45%) SAML
8 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.72%) Middleware
8 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Open Source
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) FMCG
4 2 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.72%) PKI
5 1 (1.72%) Derivative
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.72%) LIMS
5 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.72%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Linux
2 4 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) VMS
3 1 (1.72%) Android
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.52%) Mentoring
3 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (12.07%) ERP
5 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.62%) TOGAF
7 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.90%) Scrum
7 4 (6.90%) MVC
7 4 (6.90%) SOA
8 3 (5.17%) B2B
8 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.17%) Migration
8 3 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.17%) Web Development
8 3 (5.17%) Software Architecture
8 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (3.45%) Time Management
9 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) Java
2 10 (17.24%) Python
3 9 (15.52%) Ruby
3 9 (15.52%) Scala
4 5 (8.62%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) MCAD
2 2 (3.45%) MCSD
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.45%) MCTS
2 2 (3.45%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) Puppet
1 9 (15.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) SAP
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle
4 4 (6.90%) HP
5 3 (5.17%) hybris
5 3 (5.17%) JDA
5 3 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.72%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.72%) Primavera
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.72%) Murex
6 1 (1.72%) IBM
6 1 (1.72%) Demandware
6 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.72%) Intel
6 1 (1.72%) Software AG