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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 117 122 113
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1019 890 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.72% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.85% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 591 467
Average daily rate
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£515 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £404 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £39.75 £44.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-10.16% -

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
51630 48043 48724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 32647 29076 27348
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2103 2088 2596
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 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 -1 951 £520 -0.95% 180
London -29 362 £550 +3.77% 84
South East +23 231 £493 +3.68% 30
Berkshire +23 97 £500 +11.11% 12
East of England +49 88 £563 +11.66% 10
South West +11 80 £550 +10.00% 21
City of London -17 79 £500 -4.76% 26
North West -7 64 £450 -6.25% 7
Hampshire +5 56 £495 -2.94% 6
Yorkshire +20 48 £450 -2.70% 10
Bedfordshire +18 39 £600 -
West Yorkshire +16 38 £450 -14.28% 6
Scotland -3 37 £475 +5.55% 3
Wiltshire +1 32 £550 +9.72% 10
Edinburgh -3 32 £475 +5.55% 1
West Midlands -14 31 £468 -15.00% 9
Manchester -19 30 £450 -10.00% 4
Surrey +6 27 £400 -13.51% 5
Luton - 26 £600 -
Swindon -4 25 £543 +8.22% 8
Reading +19 24 £550 +32.53% 2
East Midlands -2 22 £500 -2.43% 7
Leeds -4 20 £444 -11.25% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 20 £490 +3.15% 1
Bristol -9 20 £525 +13.51% 7
Cheshire +11 18 £439 -8.54% 1
Southampton +7 18 £475 -26.92% 3
Milton Keynes -2 18 £495 +4.21% 1
Oxfordshire -6 18 £525 -19.23% 3
North East -19 17 £510 +0.49% 1

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

1 443 (21.54%) Finance
2 381 (18.52%) Oracle
3 312 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
4 308 (14.97%) SOA
5 305 (14.83%) TOGAF
6 265 (12.88%) Java
7 246 (11.96%) Retail
8 239 (11.62%) Microsoft
9 226 (10.99%) .NET
10 206 (10.01%) SAP
11 193 (9.38%) Banking
12 187 (9.09%) CRM
13 184 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
14 176 (8.56%) Enterprise Architecture
15 163 (7.92%) E-Commerce
16 162 (7.88%) Windows
17 147 (7.15%) Telecoms
18 144 (7.00%) Web Services
19 143 (6.95%) Security Cleared
20 133 (6.47%) Degree
21 130 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
22 127 (6.17%) J2EE
23 122 (5.93%) Linux
23 122 (5.93%) Migration
24 121 (5.88%) Middleware
25 120 (5.83%) IBM
25 120 (5.83%) SQL
25 120 (5.83%) Project Management
26 119 (5.79%) Data Modelling
27 115 (5.59%) SQL Server

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 70 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 69 (3.35%) WebSphere
3 51 (2.48%) Apache
4 40 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
5 29 (1.41%) WebLogic
6 25 (1.22%) JBoss
7 24 (1.17%) CMS
8 22 (1.07%) SAS
9 19 (0.92%) Lync
9 19 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 19 (0.92%) MS Exchange
10 18 (0.88%) IIS
11 15 (0.73%) Confluence
12 13 (0.63%) Apache Solr
12 13 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.34%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 89 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 28 (1.36%) MS Office
3 28 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.49%) SPSS
4 10 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.34%) MS Project
6 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.049%) Stata
6 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 50 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
2 38 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 14 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
5 12 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.58%) SAP IS-U
6 10 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.44%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.39%) Cerner Millennium
9 7 (0.34%) SAP SD
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
9 7 (0.34%) SAP CRM
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.29%) SAP SCM
10 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.24%) SAP SRM
11 5 (0.24%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 54 (2.63%) SaaS
2 42 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (1.36%) PaaS
4 28 (1.36%) Office 365
5 20 (0.97%) IaaS
6 15 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.53%) Force.com
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.049%) Taleo
9 1 (0.049%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (4.38%) Internet
2 60 (2.92%) LAN
3 58 (2.82%) WAN
4 51 (2.48%) Firewall
5 47 (2.28%) 3G
6 44 (2.14%) SAN
7 28 (1.36%) Broadband
8 27 (1.31%) VPN
9 26 (1.26%) MPLS
10 25 (1.22%) VoIP
11 20 (0.97%) LTE
12 19 (0.92%) Wireless
13 18 (0.88%) BGP
13 18 (0.88%) OSPF
13 18 (0.88%) 4G
14 17 (0.83%) VLAN
14 17 (0.83%) HTTP
15 16 (0.78%) TCP/IP
15 16 (0.78%) Network Security
16 15 (0.73%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (2.67%) Big Data
4 51 (2.48%) Hadoop
5 44 (2.14%) Oracle Database
6 32 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
8 28 (1.36%) DB2
8 28 (1.36%) NoSQL
9 25 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (1.12%) MySQL
11 15 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (0.73%) MongoDB
11 15 (0.73%) SAP BW
12 13 (0.63%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.58%) DataStage
13 12 (0.58%) SAP BI
14 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 37 (1.80%) JIRA
2 36 (1.75%) Maven
3 33 (1.60%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.51%) Eclipse
5 19 (0.92%) Cucumber
5 19 (0.92%) FitNesse
6 14 (0.68%) Selenium
7 9 (0.44%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.24%) RequisitePro
9 5 (0.24%) Ant
10 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.15%) MSTest
11 3 (0.15%) JUnit
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.15%) NUnit
12 2 (0.097%) ERwin
12 2 (0.097%) Toad
12 2 (0.097%) MSBuild
General
1 443 (21.54%) Finance
2 246 (11.96%) Retail
3 193 (9.38%) Banking
4 147 (7.15%) Telecoms
5 70 (3.40%) Marketing
6 69 (3.35%) Billing
7 47 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 45 (2.19%) Retail Banking
9 24 (1.17%) Local Government
10 22 (1.07%) Legal
10 22 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.92%) Back Office
12 14 (0.68%) Military
13 13 (0.63%) German Language
14 10 (0.49%) Advertising
14 10 (0.49%) Publishing
14 10 (0.49%) French Language
15 8 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.39%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (10.99%) .NET
2 144 (7.00%) Web Services
3 127 (6.17%) J2EE
4 121 (5.88%) Middleware
5 78 (3.79%) HTML
6 67 (3.26%) XML
7 46 (2.24%) SOAP
8 39 (1.90%) RESTful
9 36 (1.75%) HTML5
10 34 (1.65%) Spring
11 32 (1.56%) JSON
12 29 (1.41%) ASP.NET
13 27 (1.31%) .NET Framework
14 26 (1.26%) REST
15 24 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
15 24 (1.17%) CSS
16 23 (1.12%) PostGIS
17 22 (1.07%) Oracle Fusion
18 20 (0.97%) jQuery
19 16 (0.78%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.18%) Open Source
3 69 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
4 61 (2.97%) Computer Science
5 58 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 38 (1.85%) FMCG
7 31 (1.51%) Data Integration
8 29 (1.41%) Mainframe
9 25 (1.22%) Management Information System
10 24 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 23 (1.12%) User Experience
12 21 (1.02%) NHS
13 18 (0.88%) iSeries
14 17 (0.83%) Social Media
14 17 (0.83%) Reference Data
15 15 (0.73%) PACS
16 14 (0.68%) N-Tier
17 12 (0.58%) EPoS
17 12 (0.58%) Visualisation
18 11 (0.53%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 162 (7.88%) Windows
2 122 (5.93%) Linux
3 109 (5.30%) UNIX
4 30 (1.46%) Solaris
5 25 (1.22%) Android
6 24 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (0.73%) AIX
9 12 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 12 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.39%) zOS
11 7 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.29%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.29%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.24%) CentOS
13 5 (0.24%) VMS
14 4 (0.19%) Fedora
15 2 (0.097%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (14.97%) SOA
3 305 (14.83%) TOGAF
4 187 (9.09%) CRM
5 184 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 176 (8.56%) Enterprise Architecture
7 163 (7.92%) E-Commerce
8 130 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
9 122 (5.93%) Migration
10 120 (5.83%) Project Management
11 119 (5.79%) Data Modelling
12 90 (4.38%) Technical Architecture
13 89 (4.33%) ERP
14 82 (3.99%) UML
14 82 (3.99%) Zachman Framework
15 80 (3.89%) Scrum
16 74 (3.60%) Mentoring
17 65 (3.16%) ITIL
18 59 (2.87%) Data Architecture
19 57 (2.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 265 (12.88%) Java
2 120 (5.83%) SQL
3 89 (4.33%) C#
4 44 (2.14%) JavaScript
5 26 (1.26%) PHP
6 24 (1.17%) Python
7 23 (1.12%) Ruby
8 20 (0.97%) C++
8 20 (0.97%) C
9 17 (0.83%) Scala
9 17 (0.83%) Perl
10 13 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.44%) VB.NET
11 9 (0.44%) Objective-C
12 7 (0.34%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.34%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.34%) Apex Code
12 7 (0.34%) ABAP
13 6 (0.29%) VBA
14 5 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 143 (6.95%) Security Cleared
2 133 (6.47%) Degree
3 104 (5.06%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (1.31%) CCIE
6 16 (0.78%) CCNP
7 15 (0.73%) CCDP
8 14 (0.68%) ISEB
8 14 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.53%) CCNA
10 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.34%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.29%) CCIP
12 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.24%) MCTS
13 5 (0.24%) PMP
14 3 (0.15%) CISSP
14 3 (0.15%) CCDA
14 3 (0.15%) MCAD
14 3 (0.15%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (1.99%) QA
2 11 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.49%) SLA
4 9 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.39%) GAAP
5 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.19%) COBIT
8 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.19%) HL7
9 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.097%) EMIR
10 2 (0.097%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.049%) DICOM
11 1 (0.049%) Basel III
11 1 (0.049%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.049%) GCP
11 1 (0.049%) GMP
11 1 (0.049%) GxP
System Software
1 70 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.97%) vSphere
5 12 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (0.53%) XenApp
7 9 (0.44%) SRDF
8 7 (0.34%) NFS
8 7 (0.34%) KVM
9 5 (0.24%) Xen
10 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.15%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.097%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.049%) SAP ITS
13 1 (0.049%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.049%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (1.75%) Puppet
2 18 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.44%) SCCM
5 6 (0.29%) Netcool
6 5 (0.24%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.24%) Windows Intune
7 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.19%) OPNET
7 4 (0.19%) SCOM
8 3 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.097%) OpenView
9 2 (0.097%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.097%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.097%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.049%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.049%) WSUS
Vendors
1 381 (18.52%) Oracle
2 239 (11.62%) Microsoft
3 206 (10.01%) SAP
4 120 (5.83%) IBM
5 107 (5.20%) VMware
6 81 (3.94%) Cisco
7 69 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (1.80%) EMC
9 35 (1.70%) Citrix
10 29 (1.41%) TIBCO
11 28 (1.36%) Siebel
12 26 (1.26%) Hyperion
13 25 (1.22%) hybris
13 25 (1.22%) HP
14 24 (1.17%) NetApp
15 22 (1.07%) Informatica
16 20 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
17 17 (0.83%) Juniper
17 17 (0.83%) Sun
18 16 (0.78%) Intel
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