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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 561 525 567
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 26 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.040% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.043% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 18
Average daily rate £563 £573 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.74% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £665 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £680 £598 £550
% change year-on-year
+13.80% +8.63%
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
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 28 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -80 24 £575 +0.43% 4
London -22 12 £515 -8.44% 1
West Midlands - 4 £680 -
South East -13 2 £650 +14.03% 1
Crawley - 2 £650 -
West Sussex - 2 £650 -
City of London - 1 £500 - 1
Scotland - 1 £550 -
East of England - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - - 4
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (31.25%) Oracle
2 11 (22.92%) SOA
2 11 (22.92%) Banking
2 11 (22.92%) Finance
3 9 (18.75%) SAP
4 8 (16.67%) Java
4 8 (16.67%) Web Services
4 8 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.58%) B2B
6 6 (12.50%) CRM
6 6 (12.50%) .NET
6 6 (12.50%) Mainframe
6 6 (12.50%) Retail
6 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (10.42%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
8 4 (8.33%) DB2
8 4 (8.33%) Business Objects
8 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
8 4 (8.33%) Windows
8 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (8.33%) Middleware
8 4 (8.33%) WebSphere
8 4 (8.33%) Release Management
8 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
9 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
9 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
9 3 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 4 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.08%) Liferay
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.08%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.08%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
3 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) LAN
1 2 (4.17%) WAN
1 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) LTE
2 1 (2.08%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.08%) DMZ
2 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) DB2
2 4 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.17%) DTS
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) XMLSpy
General
1 11 (22.92%) Banking
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) German Language
4 1 (2.08%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Web Services
2 6 (12.50%) .NET
3 4 (8.33%) Middleware
4 3 (6.25%) XML
5 2 (4.17%) XSD
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.17%) CSS
5 2 (4.17%) JSP
5 2 (4.17%) HTML
5 2 (4.17%) SAML
5 2 (4.17%) WSDL
5 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.17%) REST
6 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.08%) Java EE
6 1 (2.08%) JSON
6 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (2.08%) Spring
6 1 (2.08%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.08%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Open Source
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) AIX
3 2 (4.17%) Solaris
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) SOA
2 8 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 7 (14.58%) B2B
4 6 (12.50%) CRM
4 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (10.42%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.33%) Release Management
7 3 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.25%) Document Management
7 3 (6.25%) B2C
7 3 (6.25%) ETL
8 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.17%) Migration
8 2 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (4.17%) MVC
8 2 (4.17%) Scrum
8 2 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (2.08%) COBOL
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) COBIT
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) XenApp
1 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) vSphere
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Oracle
2 9 (18.75%) SAP
3 4 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco
4 3 (6.25%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) NetApp
5 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.08%) F5
6 1 (2.08%) webMethods
6 1 (2.08%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Apple
6 1 (2.08%) Lotus
6 1 (2.08%) Intel