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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Solution Architect
Rank 529 521 538
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 64 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.092% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.100% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 20
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £520 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £694 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £515 £523 £460
% change year-on-year
-1.43% +13.58%
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
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
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 £40.00
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 25 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 25 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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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 -10 56 £550 -1.78% 26
London +5 26 £585 +6.43% 11
South East +5 23 £475 - 4
Berkshire +12 18 - - 2
Reading - 7 - - 1
Scotland -22 6 £363 -30.28%
Edinburgh -20 4 £416 -19.95%
Surrey - 4 - - 2
City of London +15 3 £625 +19.04% 4
Hertfordshire +1 3 - - 1
East of England -23 3 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £539 - 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Merseyside - 1 £515 -
Liverpool - 1 £515 -
Yorkshire - 1 £550 - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -

Senior Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 40 (35.09%) Oracle
2 30 (26.32%) TOGAF
3 26 (22.81%) Finance
4 24 (21.05%) Java
4 24 (21.05%) SOA
5 22 (19.30%) Technical Architecture
6 21 (18.42%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (14.91%) 3G
7 17 (14.91%) Project Management
8 16 (14.04%) Middleware
9 15 (13.16%) Telecoms
10 13 (11.40%) SQL
11 12 (10.53%) UML
11 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (10.53%) Degree
12 11 (9.65%) Scrum
12 11 (9.65%) ITIL
12 11 (9.65%) Cerner
12 11 (9.65%) Oracle Database
13 10 (8.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (8.77%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (8.77%) 4G
13 10 (8.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (7.89%) Retail
15 8 (7.02%) PACS
15 8 (7.02%) J2EE
15 8 (7.02%) Security Architecture
15 8 (7.02%) Liferay
15 8 (7.02%) Use Case

Senior Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 10 (8.77%) Oracle Service Bus
1 10 (8.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (7.02%) Liferay
3 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Project
1 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (1.75%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.88%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.88%) SAP SCM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) SaaS
1 2 (1.75%) PaaS
1 2 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.91%) 3G
2 10 (8.77%) 4G
3 7 (6.14%) Internet
3 7 (6.14%) Broadband
4 5 (4.39%) LTE
4 5 (4.39%) 2G
5 4 (3.51%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (3.51%) Telnet
5 4 (3.51%) SNMP
6 3 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.88%) SAN
7 1 (0.88%) CTI
7 1 (0.88%) Wireless
7 1 (0.88%) GSM
7 1 (0.88%) SMS
7 1 (0.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.65%) Oracle Database
2 10 (8.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.51%) MySQL
5 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Ant
3 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.88%) PhoneGap
General
1 26 (22.81%) Finance
2 15 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.89%) Retail
4 7 (6.14%) Billing
5 6 (5.26%) Banking
6 5 (4.39%) Marketing
6 5 (4.39%) Back Office
7 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.75%) Front Office
9 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) Middleware
2 8 (7.02%) J2EE
3 7 (6.14%) .NET
3 7 (6.14%) Web Services
3 7 (6.14%) Java EE
4 5 (4.39%) XML
4 5 (4.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (3.51%) Apache CXF
5 4 (3.51%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.51%) JSF
5 4 (3.51%) JPA
6 2 (1.75%) HTML5
6 2 (1.75%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.75%) HTML
6 2 (1.75%) CSS
6 2 (1.75%) RichFaces
7 1 (0.88%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.88%) EDI
7 1 (0.88%) JSON
7 1 (0.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) PACS
1 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (3.51%) NHS
5 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.75%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.75%) Equities
5 2 (1.75%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.75%) Derivative
5 2 (1.75%) Open Source
5 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Social Media
6 1 (0.88%) CESG
6 1 (0.88%) FMCG
6 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.88%) IVR
6 1 (0.88%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.39%) UNIX
2 4 (3.51%) Android
2 4 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.88%) AIX
3 1 (0.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.32%) TOGAF
2 24 (21.05%) SOA
3 22 (19.30%) Technical Architecture
4 21 (18.42%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (14.91%) Project Management
6 12 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.53%) UML
7 11 (9.65%) ITIL
7 11 (9.65%) Scrum
8 9 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.02%) Use Case
9 8 (7.02%) Security Architecture
10 7 (6.14%) ERD
10 7 (6.14%) Zachman Framework
11 6 (5.26%) Information Management
11 6 (5.26%) Validation
11 6 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (5.26%) OO
12 5 (4.39%) ETL
12 5 (4.39%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.05%) Java
2 13 (11.40%) SQL
3 4 (3.51%) Perl
3 4 (3.51%) C#
3 4 (3.51%) C++
4 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (10.53%) Degree
2 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) CISSP
4 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.88%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.88%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) BS7799
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 40 (35.09%) Oracle
2 11 (9.65%) Cerner
3 7 (6.14%) SAP
3 7 (6.14%) JBoss
4 4 (3.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.51%) Ericsson
4 4 (3.51%) Nortel
4 4 (3.51%) Huawei
4 4 (3.51%) Greenplum
4 4 (3.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (3.51%) Talend
5 3 (2.63%) Juniper
5 3 (2.63%) Kronos
5 3 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.63%) Cisco
5 3 (2.63%) IBM
6 2 (1.75%) Primavera
6 2 (1.75%) Aveksa
7 1 (0.88%) Facebook
7 1 (0.88%) Casewise
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