The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Solution Architect
Rank 521 516 546
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 67 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.092% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.099% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 18
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£550 £558 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.34% +24.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £520 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £691 £600 £683
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £565 £448
% change year-on-year
-12.38% +26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £61.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -10 60 £550 -3.50% 18
London +18 28 £575 +4.54% 11
South East +1 23 £475 - 4
Berkshire +9 18 - - 3
Reading - 8 - - 2
Scotland -22 6 £363 -30.28%
Surrey - 4 - - 1
City of London +14 3 £625 +19.04% 4
Hertfordshire -1 3 - -
East of England -16 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
North West - 2 £539 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £515 -
Liverpool - 1 £515 -
Yorkshire - 1 £550 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Bournemouth - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Havant - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

Senior Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 38 (32.76%) Oracle
2 27 (23.28%) TOGAF
3 26 (22.41%) Finance
4 21 (18.10%) Java
4 21 (18.10%) SOA
5 19 (16.38%) 3G
5 19 (16.38%) Technical Architecture
6 18 (15.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (15.52%) Project Management
7 17 (14.66%) Telecoms
8 14 (12.07%) SQL
9 13 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (11.21%) Middleware
9 13 (11.21%) Degree
10 12 (10.34%) ITIL
11 11 (9.48%) Cerner
11 11 (9.48%) 4G
12 9 (7.76%) Computer Science
12 9 (7.76%) Retail
12 9 (7.76%) UML
12 9 (7.76%) PACS
13 8 (6.90%) Scrum
13 8 (6.90%) J2EE
13 8 (6.90%) Internet
13 8 (6.90%) Broadband
13 8 (6.90%) Billing
13 8 (6.90%) Use Case
13 8 (6.90%) Cerner Millennium
13 8 (6.90%) Oracle Database
14 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared

Senior Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (6.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 7 (6.03%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (4.31%) Liferay
3 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.72%) MS Project
1 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (1.72%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.86%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.86%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) IaaS
1 2 (1.72%) SaaS
1 2 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.38%) 3G
2 11 (9.48%) 4G
3 8 (6.90%) Internet
3 8 (6.90%) Broadband
4 6 (5.17%) 2G
4 6 (5.17%) LTE
5 4 (3.45%) Telnet
5 4 (3.45%) SNMP
5 4 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.72%) Wireless
7 2 (1.72%) GSM
8 1 (0.86%) HTTP
8 1 (0.86%) SMS
8 1 (0.86%) SAN
8 1 (0.86%) CTI
8 1 (0.86%) MPLS
8 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.86%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.86%) PhoneGap
3 1 (0.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.86%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.86%) Ant
General
1 26 (22.41%) Finance
2 17 (14.66%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.76%) Retail
4 8 (6.90%) Billing
5 6 (5.17%) Banking
5 6 (5.17%) Marketing
6 5 (4.31%) Back Office
7 3 (2.59%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.72%) Front Office
9 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.86%) Military
9 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.21%) Middleware
2 8 (6.90%) J2EE
3 7 (6.03%) Java EE
3 7 (6.03%) .NET
3 7 (6.03%) Web Services
4 5 (4.31%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (4.31%) XML
5 4 (3.45%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.45%) JSF
5 4 (3.45%) JPA
5 4 (3.45%) Apache CXF
6 2 (1.72%) HTML
6 2 (1.72%) CSS
6 2 (1.72%) HTML5
6 2 (1.72%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.72%) RichFaces
7 1 (0.86%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.86%) Ajax
7 1 (0.86%) JSON
7 1 (0.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.76%) Computer Science
1 9 (7.76%) PACS
2 7 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.45%) NHS
4 3 (2.59%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.59%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.72%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.72%) Equities
5 2 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.72%) PMI
5 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.72%) Derivative
5 2 (1.72%) Open Source
6 1 (0.86%) FMCG
6 1 (0.86%) Social Media
6 1 (0.86%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.86%) CESG
6 1 (0.86%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.31%) UNIX
2 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (0.86%) AIX
3 1 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.28%) TOGAF
2 21 (18.10%) SOA
3 19 (16.38%) Technical Architecture
4 18 (15.52%) Enterprise Architecture
4 18 (15.52%) Project Management
5 13 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.34%) ITIL
7 9 (7.76%) UML
8 8 (6.90%) Scrum
8 8 (6.90%) Use Case
9 7 (6.03%) Zachman Framework
10 6 (5.17%) CMMI
10 6 (5.17%) GAP Analysis
10 6 (5.17%) Validation
10 6 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.17%) OO
10 6 (5.17%) Information Management
10 6 (5.17%) Business Development
11 5 (4.31%) Security Architecture
11 5 (4.31%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.10%) Java
2 14 (12.07%) SQL
3 4 (3.45%) C#
3 4 (3.45%) C++
3 4 (3.45%) Perl
4 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) Degree
2 7 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) CISSP
4 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.86%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.86%) WCAG
2 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.86%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 38 (32.76%) Oracle
2 11 (9.48%) Cerner
3 7 (6.03%) SAP
3 7 (6.03%) JBoss
4 4 (3.45%) Talend
4 4 (3.45%) Ericsson
4 4 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.45%) Nortel
4 4 (3.45%) Greenplum
4 4 (3.45%) Huawei
4 4 (3.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 3 (2.59%) Kronos
5 3 (2.59%) Cisco
5 3 (2.59%) IBM
5 3 (2.59%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.59%) Juniper
6 2 (1.72%) Primavera
6 2 (1.72%) Aveksa
7 1 (0.86%) Facebook
7 1 (0.86%) Sencha
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