The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 80 108 109
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1211 956 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 1.84% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 1.99% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 591 453
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.67% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £44.50 £44.25 £55.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% -20.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.25 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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 Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +27 1133 £525 +2.43% 216
London -12 384 £525 -4.54% 101
South East +30 271 £531 +18.05% 45
East of England +36 120 £538 +3.61% 15
Berkshire +31 118 £525 +23.52% 16
North West +43 105 £450 -4.20% 12
South West +16 98 £560 +12.00% 13
City of London +11 95 £551 +0.09% 31
Hampshire +36 63 £519 - 5
West Midlands -2 58 £463 - 6
Scotland -4 51 £463 -0.64% 8
Bedfordshire +22 48 £600 +20.00%
East Midlands +26 46 £525 +10.52% 2
Manchester +24 46 £450 +1.40% 2
Edinburgh -8 42 £450 -4.30% 6
Reading +20 39 £500 -1.23% 7
Somerset +23 36 £674 +20.04% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 34 £538 +22.85% 6
Taunton +12 32 £673 +22.27%
Yorkshire -13 32 £463 +2.77% 20
Hertfordshire +9 30 £475 -10.79% 4
Cheshire +20 29 £450 -11.76% 8
Luton +16 29 £581 +16.25%
Oxfordshire +12 29 £563 - 5
Northamptonshire +17 28 £543 -
Milton Keynes -1 27 £500 +11.11% 5
Southampton +5 25 £525 -12.50% 2
Bristol +10 23 £475 +8.57% 5
Northampton +9 22 £548 -
Wiltshire +18 21 £545 +9.00% 4

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 489 (21.98%) Finance
2 388 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
3 375 (16.85%) SOA
4 359 (16.13%) TOGAF
5 307 (13.80%) Oracle
6 301 (13.53%) Java
7 294 (13.21%) Microsoft
8 258 (11.60%) Retail
9 255 (11.46%) .NET
10 233 (10.47%) Banking
11 231 (10.38%) SAP
12 219 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 210 (9.44%) E-Commerce
14 184 (8.27%) Enterprise Architecture
15 175 (7.87%) Web Services
16 167 (7.51%) Security Cleared
17 162 (7.28%) CRM
18 160 (7.19%) Windows
19 157 (7.06%) SQL Server
20 155 (6.97%) SQL
21 146 (6.56%) UML
22 143 (6.43%) Migration
23 141 (6.34%) C#
24 137 (6.16%) Telecoms
25 126 (5.66%) SC Cleared
26 124 (5.57%) Middleware
27 121 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
28 118 (5.30%) Degree
29 113 (5.08%) VMware
30 106 (4.76%) Analytical Skills

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 72 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 50 (2.25%) CMS
3 46 (2.07%) WebSphere
3 46 (2.07%) Apache
4 36 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
5 27 (1.21%) WebLogic
5 27 (1.21%) IIS
6 18 (0.81%) Documentum
6 18 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
6 18 (0.81%) Lync
7 17 (0.76%) Node.js
8 14 (0.63%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 13 (0.58%) JBoss
9 13 (0.58%) SAS
10 12 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (0.54%) Confluence
11 11 (0.49%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 84 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.72%) MS Office
4 12 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.13%) MS Project
7 1 (0.045%) SPSS
7 1 (0.045%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.045%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 34 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
6 12 (0.54%) SAP CO
6 12 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (0.54%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.36%) Agresso
8 8 (0.36%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.31%) Summit
10 6 (0.27%) SAP CRM
11 5 (0.22%) Teamcenter
11 5 (0.22%) SAP HCM
11 5 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (1.57%) SaaS
3 28 (1.26%) Office 365
4 27 (1.21%) PaaS
4 27 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.72%) IaaS
7 9 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.22%) Force.com
10 2 (0.090%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.045%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.045%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.045%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (3.33%) Firewall
2 61 (2.74%) Internet
3 59 (2.65%) WAN
4 53 (2.38%) LAN
5 45 (2.02%) SAN
6 30 (1.35%) VPN
7 29 (1.30%) MPLS
8 24 (1.08%) NAS
9 23 (1.03%) Network Security
10 19 (0.85%) VoIP
11 17 (0.76%) 3G
11 17 (0.76%) DNS
12 16 (0.72%) TCP/IP
12 16 (0.72%) HTTP
12 16 (0.72%) Broadband
13 15 (0.67%) VLAN
13 15 (0.67%) IP Telephony
13 15 (0.67%) MVNO
14 14 (0.63%) BGP
15 12 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
3 74 (3.33%) Big Data
4 64 (2.88%) Hadoop
5 42 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 34 (1.53%) MongoDB
6 34 (1.53%) NoSQL
7 31 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (1.39%) DB2
8 28 (1.26%) Relational Database
9 26 (1.17%) MySQL
10 25 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 24 (1.08%) SAP BW
12 18 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (0.76%) DataStage
14 15 (0.67%) HPCC
14 15 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
16 13 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (0.76%) JIRA
2 15 (0.67%) Maven
2 15 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (0.58%) Selenium
5 8 (0.36%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (0.27%) MSTest
7 5 (0.22%) Moq
8 3 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.13%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.13%) RequisitePro
8 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.13%) Subversion
9 2 (0.090%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.090%) ERwin
9 2 (0.090%) NUnit
9 2 (0.090%) Toad
9 2 (0.090%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.090%) Grunt
General
1 489 (21.98%) Finance
2 258 (11.60%) Retail
3 233 (10.47%) Banking
4 137 (6.16%) Telecoms
5 79 (3.55%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.93%) Retail Banking
7 41 (1.84%) Billing
7 41 (1.84%) Marketing
8 38 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 30 (1.35%) Legal
10 26 (1.17%) Local Government
11 23 (1.03%) Automotive
12 22 (0.99%) Publishing
13 21 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
14 20 (0.90%) Back Office
15 17 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.72%) Electronics
17 15 (0.67%) Games
18 8 (0.36%) General Ledger
19 5 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (11.46%) .NET
2 175 (7.87%) Web Services
3 124 (5.57%) Middleware
4 83 (3.73%) HTML
5 79 (3.55%) J2EE
6 58 (2.61%) XML
7 57 (2.56%) HTML5
8 47 (2.11%) REST
9 42 (1.89%) JSON
9 42 (1.89%) ASP.NET
10 40 (1.80%) CSS
11 37 (1.66%) SOAP
11 37 (1.66%) .NET Framework
12 36 (1.62%) Spring
13 34 (1.53%) jQuery
14 31 (1.39%) Java EE
14 31 (1.39%) WCF
15 27 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (1.21%) RESTful
16 25 (1.12%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 106 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (3.51%) Open Source
3 68 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
4 53 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 48 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 46 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.57%) User Experience
8 26 (1.17%) GIS
9 24 (1.08%) NHS
10 23 (1.03%) Clustering
11 22 (0.99%) Mainframe
12 21 (0.94%) Credit Risk
12 21 (0.94%) Data Integration
13 19 (0.85%) Social Media
13 19 (0.85%) Informatics
14 17 (0.76%) Data Structures
15 15 (0.67%) PMI
16 13 (0.58%) DTV
16 13 (0.58%) Biometrics
17 12 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 160 (7.19%) Windows
2 80 (3.60%) Linux
3 78 (3.51%) UNIX
4 31 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 26 (1.17%) Android
7 21 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.85%) Solaris
9 17 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.67%) AIX
11 14 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.27%) CentOS
15 5 (0.22%) zOS
15 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.18%) Fedora
16 4 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.13%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (16.85%) SOA
3 359 (16.13%) TOGAF
4 219 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 210 (9.44%) E-Commerce
6 184 (8.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 162 (7.28%) CRM
8 146 (6.56%) UML
9 143 (6.43%) Migration
10 121 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
11 101 (4.54%) Project Management
11 101 (4.54%) Technical Architecture
12 100 (4.49%) Data Modelling
12 100 (4.49%) ITIL
13 83 (3.73%) Zachman Framework
14 77 (3.46%) Scrum
15 68 (3.06%) Workflow
16 65 (2.92%) ERP
17 64 (2.88%) ETL
18 57 (2.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 301 (13.53%) Java
2 155 (6.97%) SQL
3 141 (6.34%) C#
4 60 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 32 (1.44%) Ruby
6 25 (1.12%) Python
7 21 (0.94%) Scala
8 20 (0.90%) PHP
8 20 (0.90%) C++
9 17 (0.76%) VB
10 14 (0.63%) ABAP
11 13 (0.58%) C
11 13 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.49%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.49%) Perl
13 9 (0.40%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.22%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.18%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.18%) COBOL
16 3 (0.13%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 167 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 126 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 118 (5.30%) Degree
4 27 (1.21%) ISEB
5 19 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.54%) CCNA
8 12 (0.54%) CCIE
9 11 (0.49%) CCNP
10 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.36%) CCDP
12 7 (0.31%) CCIP
13 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.18%) MCPD
14 3 (0.13%) MCSE
14 3 (0.13%) CISSP
15 2 (0.090%) CCDA
15 2 (0.090%) PhD
15 2 (0.090%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.11%) QA
2 29 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.12%) ISO 9000
4 14 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.58%) GMP
5 13 (0.58%) GxP
5 13 (0.58%) GAAP
6 12 (0.54%) SLA
6 12 (0.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.18%) COBIT
8 4 (0.18%) HL7
8 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.13%) FATCA
9 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.090%) EMIR
10 2 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.090%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.045%) DICOM
System Software
1 64 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.81%) vSphere
5 15 (0.67%) Xen
6 11 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (0.49%) SRDF
7 10 (0.45%) NFS
8 9 (0.40%) KVM
9 8 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.13%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.090%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.090%) XenApp
13 2 (0.090%) XenServer
13 2 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.090%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.090%) vCloud
14 1 (0.045%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 25 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (1.03%) SCCM
3 20 (0.90%) Puppet
4 8 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (0.36%) Windows Intune
5 7 (0.31%) SCOM
6 3 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.090%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.090%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (0.090%) Netcool
7 2 (0.090%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.045%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.045%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.045%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.045%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.045%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.045%) OpenView
Vendors
1 307 (13.80%) Oracle
2 294 (13.21%) Microsoft
3 231 (10.38%) SAP
4 113 (5.08%) VMware
5 92 (4.13%) IBM
6 88 (3.96%) Cisco
7 45 (2.02%) TIBCO
8 44 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
9 43 (1.93%) Citrix
10 41 (1.84%) EMC
11 31 (1.39%) Sitecore
12 29 (1.30%) HP
13 23 (1.03%) Informatica
14 22 (0.99%) NetApp
15 20 (0.90%) hybris
16 17 (0.76%) Hyperion
16 17 (0.76%) Business Objects
17 14 (0.63%) Red Hat
18 12 (0.54%) webMethods
18 12 (0.54%) TOWER Software
Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
JM
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £520 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £500.00 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum £450-500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day £450-600+ per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago