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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Solution Architect
Rank 586 561 510
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 27 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.053% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.057% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 19
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£600 £575 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £689 £680 £740
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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -23 24 £600 +4.34% 7
London +14 15 £606 +10.22% 2
South West +12 4 - -
South East -16 4 £613 +8.88% 2
Somerset - 4 - -
Berkshire - 3 £600 - 1
City of London - 3 £600 - 1
Scotland - 3 £575 -
Reading - 2 £600 - 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -9 1 £475 -
Nottingham -11 1 £475 -
East Midlands -13 1 £475 -
Edinburgh - 1 £575 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £663 -

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 31 (43.06%) Java
2 25 (34.72%) TOGAF
3 22 (30.56%) Apache
4 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (27.78%) Scrum
6 19 (26.39%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (26.39%) Finance
6 19 (26.39%) Java EE
6 19 (26.39%) Open Source
7 15 (20.83%) Banking
8 11 (15.28%) Oracle
9 9 (12.50%) SOA
9 9 (12.50%) Retail
10 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 7 (9.72%) Migration
11 7 (9.72%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (8.33%) C#
12 6 (8.33%) SQL
12 6 (8.33%) Web Services
13 5 (6.94%) UNIX
13 5 (6.94%) Solaris
13 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
13 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
13 5 (6.94%) Retail Banking
13 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
14 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (5.56%) Validation
14 4 (5.56%) Data Migration

Lead Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (30.56%) Apache
2 4 (5.56%) IIS
3 3 (4.17%) CICS
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.39%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) SaaS
2 1 (1.39%) PaaS
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) IaaS
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) SAN
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.39%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.17%) KDB
5 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.78%) MySQL
5 2 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.78%) DataStage
6 1 (1.39%) DB2
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.39%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.39%) QlikView
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 15 (20.83%) Banking
3 9 (12.50%) Retail
4 5 (6.94%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.56%) Back Office
6 3 (4.17%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.78%) Law
7 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.39%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) Java EE
2 6 (8.33%) Web Services
3 4 (5.56%) SOAP
3 4 (5.56%) .NET
3 4 (5.56%) J2EE
3 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.17%) CSS
4 3 (4.17%) HTML
4 3 (4.17%) JSON
4 3 (4.17%) Middleware
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.78%) XHTML
5 2 (2.78%) RESTful
5 2 (2.78%) HTML5
5 2 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.39%) OSGi
6 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Mainframe
1 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.17%) VSAM
2 3 (4.17%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.78%) Clustering
3 2 (2.78%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.78%) BYOD
3 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) UNIX
1 5 (6.94%) Solaris
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
2 3 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (1.39%) HPUX
3 1 (1.39%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) TOGAF
2 21 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (27.78%) Scrum
4 19 (26.39%) Open Source
5 9 (12.50%) SOA
6 7 (9.72%) Migration
6 7 (9.72%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.56%) Validation
9 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.56%) Asset Management
9 4 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.56%) Software Deployment
9 4 (5.56%) Data Migration
10 3 (4.17%) Analytics
10 3 (4.17%) B2C
10 3 (4.17%) ETL
11 2 (2.78%) Process Management
11 2 (2.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.06%) Java
2 6 (8.33%) C#
2 6 (8.33%) SQL
3 4 (5.56%) VB
3 4 (5.56%) VB.NET
3 4 (5.56%) VB6
4 3 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.78%) COBOL
5 2 (2.78%) Clojure
6 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) IAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.39%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.56%) IBM
4 3 (4.17%) SAP
4 3 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.78%) CA
5 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.39%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.39%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.39%) Actimize
6 1 (1.39%) Dell
6 1 (1.39%) EMC
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