The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Solution Architect
Rank 523 541 545
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 77 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.064% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.069% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 21
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£556 £560 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +25.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £523 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £585 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £613 £436
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +40.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £61.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - -

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Senior Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Solutions Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Solutions Architect within the UK.

Senior Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Senior Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Solutions Architect within the UK.

Senior Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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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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 +22 71 £550 -1.78% 12
South East +11 26 - - 2
London -1 25 £575 +4.54% 5
Berkshire +27 21 - - 1
Reading - 8 - -
City of London +28 7 £613 +15.56% 2
West Midlands +1 5 - -
Scotland - 5 - -
Surrey - 5 - -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Hertfordshire -11 3 - - 1
East of England -22 3 - - 1
North West - 3 £563 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 - -
Redhill - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Cheshire - 1 £563 -
Manchester - 1 £575 - 1
Liverpool - 1 £515 -
Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 £515 -
South West - 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Northampton - - - -

Senior Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 36 (28.13%) Oracle
2 30 (23.44%) Finance
3 26 (20.31%) SOA
4 24 (18.75%) TOGAF
5 22 (17.19%) Telecoms
6 21 (16.41%) Java
7 20 (15.63%) 3G
8 19 (14.84%) Project Management
9 17 (13.28%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (11.72%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (10.94%) Middleware
11 14 (10.94%) SQL
12 13 (10.16%) Degree
13 12 (9.38%) ITIL
13 12 (9.38%) Retail
14 11 (8.59%) Billing
14 11 (8.59%) Internet
14 11 (8.59%) Broadband
14 11 (8.59%) Cerner
14 11 (8.59%) Computer Science
15 10 (7.81%) UML
15 10 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (7.03%) PACS
16 9 (7.03%) Business Development
17 8 (6.25%) Use Case
17 8 (6.25%) Cerner Millennium
17 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
17 8 (6.25%) 4G
17 8 (6.25%) Banking

Senior Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.69%) Oracle Service Bus
1 6 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (3.13%) Liferay
3 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) MS Project
1 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (1.56%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) Summit
3 1 (0.78%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.34%) SaaS
2 2 (1.56%) PaaS
2 2 (1.56%) IaaS
2 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.78%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.63%) 3G
2 11 (8.59%) Broadband
2 11 (8.59%) Internet
3 8 (6.25%) 4G
4 7 (5.47%) LTE
5 3 (2.34%) 2G
5 3 (2.34%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (2.34%) SAN
6 2 (1.56%) Wireless
6 2 (1.56%) GSM
7 1 (0.78%) SMS
7 1 (0.78%) VoIP
7 1 (0.78%) HTTP
7 1 (0.78%) SNMP
7 1 (0.78%) MPLS
7 1 (0.78%) Telnet
7 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.78%) CTI
7 1 (0.78%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.78%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) JIRA
2 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.56%) Ant
3 1 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.78%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 30 (23.44%) Finance
2 22 (17.19%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.38%) Retail
4 11 (8.59%) Billing
5 8 (6.25%) Banking
6 7 (5.47%) Marketing
7 5 (3.91%) Retail Banking
7 5 (3.91%) Back Office
8 2 (1.56%) Front Office
9 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.78%) Military
9 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.94%) Middleware
2 7 (5.47%) J2EE
2 7 (5.47%) Java EE
2 7 (5.47%) Web Services
3 6 (4.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (4.69%) .NET
4 4 (3.13%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.13%) JSF
4 4 (3.13%) Apache CXF
4 4 (3.13%) JPA
5 3 (2.34%) XML
5 3 (2.34%) HTML5
5 3 (2.34%) HTML
5 3 (2.34%) CSS
6 2 (1.56%) Ajax
6 2 (1.56%) RichFaces
6 2 (1.56%) JSON
6 2 (1.56%) jQuery
6 2 (1.56%) PhoneGap
6 2 (1.56%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.03%) PACS
3 7 (5.47%) Open Source
4 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.13%) NHS
6 3 (2.34%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.56%) Derivative
7 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.56%) PMI
7 2 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.56%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.56%) Equities
8 1 (0.78%) IVR
8 1 (0.78%) LIMS
8 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.69%) Android
1 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.56%) UNIX
3 1 (0.78%) AIX
3 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) SOA
2 24 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 19 (14.84%) Project Management
4 17 (13.28%) Enterprise Architecture
5 15 (11.72%) Technical Architecture
5 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (9.38%) ITIL
7 10 (7.81%) UML
7 10 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (7.03%) Business Development
9 8 (6.25%) Use Case
10 7 (5.47%) Scrum
10 7 (5.47%) Analytics
11 6 (4.69%) CMMI
11 6 (4.69%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (4.69%) OO
12 5 (3.91%) B2C
12 5 (3.91%) Validation
12 5 (3.91%) Migration
12 5 (3.91%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.41%) Java
2 14 (10.94%) SQL
3 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.78%) Perl
4 1 (0.78%) C#
4 1 (0.78%) C++
4 1 (0.78%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 13 (10.16%) Degree
2 8 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 36 (28.13%) Oracle
2 11 (8.59%) Cerner
3 7 (5.47%) SAP
3 7 (5.47%) JBoss
4 4 (3.13%) IBM
4 4 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.34%) Kronos
6 2 (1.56%) Sencha
6 2 (1.56%) Aveksa
6 2 (1.56%) EMC
6 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.56%) Primavera
7 1 (0.78%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.78%) VMware
7 1 (0.78%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.78%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.78%) Informatica
7 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.78%) Nortel
7 1 (0.78%) Avaya