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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Solution Architect
Rank 557 549 543
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 37 51 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.092% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.10% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 3
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£569 £540 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.32% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £548 £530 £500
% change year-on-year
+3.30% +6.00%
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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 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 24 April 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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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 -5 35 £550 -3.50% 10
London -7 12 £700 +27.27% 8
South East -4 8 £505 -15.83% 1
East of England +25 7 £613 +2.08% 1
Luton +6 5 £638 +10.86%
Bedfordshire +4 5 £638 +10.86%
West Midlands - 4 £394 -
Berkshire - 3 £590 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £440 -
Birmingham - 3 £363 -
City of London +16 2 - - 2
Southampton - 2 £486 -
Suffolk - 2 £525 - 1
Ipswich - 2 £525 - 1
Bristol +5 1 - -
South West +3 1 - -
Scotland -5 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 - -
North West -22 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £675 -
Basingstoke - 1 £440 -

Senior Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 19 (28.36%) TOGAF
2 16 (23.88%) .NET
3 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (20.90%) SOA
5 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
5 13 (19.40%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET
6 12 (17.91%) C#
6 12 (17.91%) E-Commerce
7 11 (16.42%) Finance
7 11 (16.42%) WCF
8 10 (14.93%) jQuery
8 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (14.93%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (14.93%) KnockoutJS
8 10 (14.93%) MVC
9 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.96%) Zachman Framework
10 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
10 5 (7.46%) ETL
10 5 (7.46%) SAP
11 4 (5.97%) Oracle
11 4 (5.97%) Strategic Planning
11 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (4.48%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (4.48%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (4.48%) Lync
12 3 (4.48%) Sitecore

Senior Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 3 (4.48%) Lync
2 2 (2.99%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.49%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.49%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (14.93%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) LAN
1 2 (2.99%) WAN
2 1 (1.49%) LTE
2 1 (1.49%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.49%) GSM
2 1 (1.49%) Wireless
2 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SAP BW
2 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.49%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Rational Rose
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
2 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
3 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) .NET
2 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET
3 11 (16.42%) WCF
4 10 (14.93%) jQuery
4 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (14.93%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.99%) Middleware
6 2 (2.99%) Web Services
6 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.49%) Itk
7 1 (1.49%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.49%) REST
7 1 (1.49%) CSS3
7 1 (1.49%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.49%) HTML5
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.49%) Django
7 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) NHS
1 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.49%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.49%) Replication
2 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.49%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) TOGAF
2 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.90%) SOA
4 13 (19.40%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (17.91%) E-Commerce
6 10 (14.93%) MVC
7 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.96%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (7.46%) ETL
9 4 (5.97%) Strategic Planning
10 3 (4.48%) Project Management
10 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.99%) UML
11 2 (2.99%) CRM
11 2 (2.99%) Programme Management
11 2 (2.99%) Workflow
11 2 (2.99%) Validation
11 2 (2.99%) Software Engineering
11 2 (2.99%) Business Analysis
11 2 (2.99%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) C#
2 3 (4.48%) Java
3 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.99%) SQL
4 1 (1.49%) Scala
4 1 (1.49%) Ruby
4 1 (1.49%) ABAP
4 1 (1.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.49%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (4.48%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) SAP
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle
4 3 (4.48%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.48%) Riverbed
4 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco
5 2 (2.99%) EMC
5 2 (2.99%) ESRI
5 2 (2.99%) VMware
6 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.49%) Juniper
6 1 (1.49%) Informatica
6 1 (1.49%) NetApp
6 1 (1.49%) Symantec
6 1 (1.49%) HP
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