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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 92 98 105
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1180 1060 944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.29% 2.05% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 2.17% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 670 606
Average daily rate £525 £525 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £521 £488
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 £44.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -20.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £34.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+83.82% -23.16%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 1048 £525 - 255
London +21 412 £560 +1.81% 115
South East -20 175 £525 - 48
East of England +4 113 £550 - 13
Scotland +49 105 £451 +0.22% 11
South West -7 75 £500 -13.04% 18
West Midlands +14 72 £500 +17.64% 19
Yorkshire -4 62 £548 +21.66% 18
East Midlands +8 57 £425 -18.07% 8
West Yorkshire +15 56 £550 +10.00% 16
Edinburgh +9 54 £550 +22.22% 4
North West -28 53 £475 - 12
Hampshire +4 52 £488 -2.50% 3
Berkshire -39 44 £518 -5.90% 17
City of London -10 38 £590 +12.38% 18
Bristol +17 36 £498 -5.23% 3
Leeds -3 33 £538 +7.50% 11
Hertfordshire +19 30 £600 +25.00% 3
Glasgow +30 26 £425 -14.14% 6
Nottinghamshire +8 26 £500 +12.35% 2
Bedfordshire -4 26 £588 +2.17% 3
Nottingham +3 25 £500 +12.35% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 24 £525 +3.96% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 22 £485 -3.00% 5
Manchester -21 22 £493 +2.60% 6
Oxfordshire +8 21 £520 -8.57% 10
Cambridge 0 21 £525 +5.00% 4
Warwickshire +13 18 £463 -9.75% 2
Derbyshire +4 18 £388 -26.19% 1
Birmingham +4 18 £550 +22.22% 7

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 518 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (20.57%) Finance
3 489 (19.88%) TOGAF
4 457 (18.58%) SOA
5 382 (15.53%) Oracle
6 373 (15.16%) Java
7 345 (14.02%) Microsoft
8 282 (11.46%) Retail
9 263 (10.69%) Banking
10 248 (10.08%) CRM
10 248 (10.08%) Enterprise Architecture
11 224 (9.11%) Security Cleared
12 217 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 212 (8.62%) E-Commerce
14 208 (8.46%) Data Modelling
15 196 (7.97%) SQL
15 196 (7.97%) Migration
16 195 (7.93%) Technical Architecture
17 194 (7.89%) .NET
18 192 (7.80%) Windows
19 181 (7.36%) SQL Server
20 174 (7.07%) UML
21 169 (6.87%) SAP
22 161 (6.54%) SC Cleared
23 154 (6.26%) Telecoms
24 149 (6.06%) Web Services
25 148 (6.02%) VMware
26 147 (5.98%) IBM
27 143 (5.81%) Analytics
28 138 (5.61%) Middleware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 105 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 100 (4.07%) WebSphere
3 80 (3.25%) WebLogic
4 67 (2.72%) JBoss
5 64 (2.60%) CMS
6 48 (1.95%) Node.js
7 35 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
8 22 (0.89%) Skype for Business
9 21 (0.85%) Drupal
10 18 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.65%) Apache
11 16 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (0.65%) SAS
12 15 (0.61%) ArcGIS
12 15 (0.61%) MS Exchange
13 14 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 14 (0.57%) CICS
13 14 (0.57%) Documentum
13 14 (0.57%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 105 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.06%) MS Office
3 25 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.37%) SPSS
5 4 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.16%) Siemens NX
6 3 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.081%) MS Project
7 2 (0.081%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.041%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 85 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
3 21 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
4 18 (0.73%) SAP CRM
5 17 (0.69%) Maximo
6 16 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 15 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.41%) BASE24
9 9 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.33%) BigMachines
10 8 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.33%) Teamcenter
11 7 (0.28%) HFM
11 7 (0.28%) Magento
11 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
12 6 (0.24%) Markit EDM
12 6 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 134 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (4.76%) SaaS
3 111 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (3.05%) IaaS
5 62 (2.52%) Office 365
6 61 (2.48%) PaaS
7 47 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.37%) Force.com
9 7 (0.28%) SoftLayer
10 6 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.16%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.12%) Boomi
13 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.081%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.081%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.25%) WAN
2 76 (3.09%) LAN
3 61 (2.48%) Firewall
4 42 (1.71%) Internet
4 42 (1.71%) SAN
5 35 (1.42%) MVNO
6 27 (1.10%) Network Security
6 27 (1.10%) VoIP
7 25 (1.02%) NAS
7 25 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (0.98%) MPLS
9 21 (0.85%) VPN
10 20 (0.81%) Unified Communications
11 19 (0.77%) DNS
11 19 (0.77%) Intranet
12 13 (0.53%) Extranet
13 12 (0.49%) CTI
14 11 (0.45%) 3G
14 11 (0.45%) Ethernet
14 11 (0.45%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 117 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 107 (4.35%) Big Data
4 92 (3.74%) Relational Database
5 66 (2.68%) MongoDB
6 58 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 52 (2.11%) Hadoop
8 42 (1.71%) Oracle Database
9 36 (1.46%) Oracle ODI
10 33 (1.34%) MySQL
11 32 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
12 31 (1.26%) GIS
12 31 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 29 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
16 20 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
16 20 (0.81%) SAP HANA
17 19 (0.77%) DB2
18 17 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (1.79%) Selenium
2 27 (1.10%) JIRA
3 24 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
4 21 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 20 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 19 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 18 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (0.69%) Maven
9 16 (0.65%) Cucumber
10 15 (0.61%) JUnit
11 13 (0.53%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.53%) Subversion
12 11 (0.45%) NUnit
13 10 (0.41%) Ant
13 10 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.24%) SpecFlow
15 5 (0.20%) Hudson
15 5 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
16 4 (0.16%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 506 (20.57%) Finance
2 282 (11.46%) Retail
3 263 (10.69%) Banking
4 154 (6.26%) Telecoms
5 68 (2.76%) Marketing
6 58 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 51 (2.07%) Billing
8 49 (1.99%) Publishing
9 34 (1.38%) Retail Banking
10 29 (1.18%) Military
11 24 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 20 (0.81%) Advertising
12 20 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.73%) Automotive
14 17 (0.69%) Electronics
15 15 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
16 12 (0.49%) Legal
17 11 (0.45%) Back Office
18 10 (0.41%) Front Office
18 10 (0.41%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (7.89%) .NET
2 149 (6.06%) Web Services
3 138 (5.61%) Middleware
4 133 (5.41%) REST
5 98 (3.98%) J2EE
6 95 (3.86%) SOAP
7 73 (2.97%) XML
8 64 (2.60%) HTML
9 56 (2.28%) WCF
10 54 (2.20%) AngularJS
11 43 (1.75%) MSMQ
12 36 (1.46%) Natural Language Processing
13 35 (1.42%) CSS
13 35 (1.42%) Spring
14 33 (1.34%) RESTful
15 30 (1.22%) Hibernate
15 30 (1.22%) JSF
16 29 (1.18%) JPA
17 27 (1.10%) Apache CXF
18 25 (1.02%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 136 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (5.28%) Data Centre
3 89 (3.62%) Data Integration
4 71 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
5 54 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 41 (1.67%) Private Cloud
7 39 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 35 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 31 (1.26%) Mainframe
10 22 (0.89%) Computer Science
10 22 (0.89%) Public Cloud
11 19 (0.77%) User Experience
12 18 (0.73%) iPad
13 17 (0.69%) Visualisation
14 16 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (0.61%) Internet of Things
15 15 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
16 14 (0.57%) FMCG
17 13 (0.53%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 192 (7.80%) Windows
2 133 (5.41%) Linux
3 112 (4.55%) Unix
4 77 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 43 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (1.02%) Android
8 22 (0.89%) Windows XP
9 19 (0.77%) Solaris
9 19 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.69%) AIX
12 13 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.45%) zOS
14 9 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.33%) Windows 10
16 7 (0.28%) HPUX
16 7 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (21.06%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (19.88%) TOGAF
3 457 (18.58%) SOA
4 248 (10.08%) CRM
4 248 (10.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 217 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 212 (8.62%) E-Commerce
7 208 (8.46%) Data Modelling
8 196 (7.97%) Migration
9 195 (7.93%) Technical Architecture
10 174 (7.07%) UML
11 143 (5.81%) Analytics
12 133 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
13 122 (4.96%) Zachman Framework
14 112 (4.55%) Waterfall
15 102 (4.15%) OO
16 101 (4.11%) ITIL
17 99 (4.02%) Project Management
18 98 (3.98%) Open Source
19 96 (3.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 373 (15.16%) Java
2 196 (7.97%) SQL
3 120 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 101 (4.11%) C#
5 48 (1.95%) Python
6 31 (1.26%) PowerShell
7 28 (1.14%) C
8 24 (0.98%) C++
8 24 (0.98%) PHP
9 22 (0.89%) Perl
10 20 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 16 (0.65%) Ruby
12 12 (0.49%) PL/SQL
12 12 (0.49%) Scala
13 8 (0.33%) Assembly Language
13 8 (0.33%) COBOL
13 8 (0.33%) JCL
13 8 (0.33%) REXX
14 7 (0.28%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 224 (9.11%) Security Cleared
2 161 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 123 (5.00%) Degree
4 31 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 23 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (0.37%) ISEB
7 8 (0.33%) CCNA
7 8 (0.33%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.33%) PMP
8 7 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.24%) MBA
9 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.20%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.20%) CCIE
10 5 (0.20%) CCNP
11 4 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.07%) QA
2 27 (1.10%) COBIT
3 24 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 22 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.41%) ISO20022
7 9 (0.37%) ISO 8583
7 9 (0.37%) MiFID
7 9 (0.37%) SLA
8 7 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.28%) ISO27002
8 7 (0.28%) SEPA
9 6 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.20%) Basel II
10 5 (0.20%) COREP
11 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.12%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.081%) EMIR
13 2 (0.081%) FATCA
13 2 (0.081%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 107 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 74 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.85%) VMware ESX
5 16 (0.65%) vSphere
6 15 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.45%) Docker
7 11 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.33%) HDFS
8 8 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.28%) vCloud
9 7 (0.28%) XenServer
10 6 (0.24%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.20%) NFS
12 3 (0.12%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.12%) XenApp
13 2 (0.081%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.041%) iptables
14 1 (0.041%) LXC
Systems Management
1 24 (0.98%) Puppet
2 19 (0.77%) SCCM
3 11 (0.45%) SCOM
4 10 (0.41%) Control-M
4 10 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.28%) Ansible
5 7 (0.28%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.20%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
7 4 (0.16%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.16%) Windows Intune
8 3 (0.12%) OVSD
9 2 (0.081%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.081%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.081%) Netcool
9 2 (0.081%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.081%) OPNET
9 2 (0.081%) WSUS
Vendors
1 382 (15.53%) Oracle
2 345 (14.02%) Microsoft
3 169 (6.87%) SAP
4 148 (6.02%) VMware
5 147 (5.98%) IBM
6 75 (3.05%) Cisco
7 70 (2.85%) Red Hat
8 64 (2.60%) Citrix
9 63 (2.56%) hybris
9 63 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
10 59 (2.40%) HP
11 38 (1.54%) EMC
12 30 (1.22%) ATG
13 27 (1.10%) Google
13 27 (1.10%) NetApp
13 27 (1.10%) Pega
14 24 (0.98%) Informatica
15 23 (0.93%) Cognos
15 23 (0.93%) Juniper
16 21 (0.85%) Siebel
London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day all inclusive
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £650 to £1,000 per day £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Capita plc
Rate: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car/benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day excellent rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £550 to £580 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Warwick
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bradford
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £590.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago