The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
Solution Architect
Rank 115 93 124
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 958 1046 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 2.05% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.22% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 609 451
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £380 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £478 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.59% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Average hourly rate £51.29 £41.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.58% -27.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
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%

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 July 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 July 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 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 -20 869 £500 -2.39% 204
London -26 402 £525 -4.54% 93
South East +17 240 £498 +4.73% 44
Berkshire +3 98 £475 -5.00% 20
City of London -48 79 £525 -4.54% 32
Surrey +26 48 £550 +26.43% 10
South West -13 45 £475 +5.55% 8
East of England -27 44 £438 -12.50% 12
West Midlands +5 43 £490 +8.88% 6
Scotland -30 41 £475 +4.10% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 39 £450 +5.88% 2
Hampshire -13 35 £525 +10.52% 6
North West -9 32 £475 +15.43% 10
Edinburgh -23 31 £465 +3.33%
East Midlands -13 29 £450 - 7
Reading +9 28 £575 +15.00% 11
Yorkshire -8 20 £500 +5.26% 18
Gloucestershire - 20 £465 - 1
Wales -7 18 £550 +4.76% 2
West Yorkshire -5 17 £500 +5.26% 17
Cambridgeshire +3 14 £423 -23.18% 5
Coventry -4 14 £400 -
Hertfordshire -16 14 £475 +4.39% 2
Swindon +8 13 £500 -
Cheshire +5 13 £500 +11.11% 2
Milton Keynes -2 13 £490 +15.29% 2
Wiltshire -6 13 £500 +8.69%
South Wales -9 13 £550 +4.76% 2
Gloucester - 13 £475 -
Guildford +17 12 £518 -5.90%

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 441 (23.04%) Finance
2 353 (18.44%) Oracle
3 297 (15.52%) SOA
4 274 (14.32%) TOGAF
5 253 (13.22%) .NET
6 242 (12.64%) Java
7 239 (12.49%) SAP
8 213 (11.13%) CRM
9 196 (10.24%) Microsoft
10 195 (10.19%) Enterprise Architecture
11 194 (10.14%) Retail
12 170 (8.88%) Telecoms
13 165 (8.62%) Banking
14 161 (8.41%) Windows
15 150 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
16 139 (7.26%) Security Cleared
17 136 (7.11%) Web Services
18 133 (6.95%) Technical Architecture
19 127 (6.64%) Project Management
20 118 (6.17%) Degree
21 117 (6.11%) SQL
22 115 (6.01%) Middleware
23 114 (5.96%) SQL Server
24 113 (5.90%) Migration
25 112 (5.85%) UML
25 112 (5.85%) E-Commerce
26 110 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
27 101 (5.28%) J2EE
28 99 (5.17%) SC Cleared
29 92 (4.81%) VMware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 77 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 74 (3.87%) WebSphere
3 43 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
4 28 (1.46%) WebLogic
5 24 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 22 (1.15%) IIS
7 20 (1.04%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.99%) Apache
8 19 (0.99%) Lync
9 18 (0.94%) CMS
10 17 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 16 (0.84%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.78%) SAS
12 15 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
13 14 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (0.68%) Liferay
14 13 (0.68%) TIBCO EMS
15 12 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
16 10 (0.52%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 79 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 31 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.31%) MS Office
5 20 (1.04%) MS Project
6 13 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.52%) Casewise Modeler
8 1 (0.052%) SPSS
8 1 (0.052%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.052%) Stata
Business Applications
1 42 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.67%) SAP FI
3 31 (1.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 31 (1.62%) SAP CO
4 25 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.63%) SAP SD
7 11 (0.57%) SAP FI-GL
7 11 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
8 10 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
8 10 (0.52%) SAP CRM
9 9 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
9 9 (0.47%) Magento
10 8 (0.42%) Cerner Millennium
10 8 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
11 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 7 (0.37%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.09%) SaaS
2 29 (1.52%) PaaS
3 21 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.73%) Office 365
5 12 (0.63%) IaaS
6 9 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.21%) Force.com
7 4 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.052%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.03%) Internet
2 45 (2.35%) Firewall
3 44 (2.30%) LAN
4 39 (2.04%) WAN
5 33 (1.72%) 3G
6 31 (1.62%) SAN
7 28 (1.46%) LTE
8 21 (1.10%) 4G
9 18 (0.94%) SNMP
10 17 (0.89%) VPN
11 16 (0.84%) Wireless
12 15 (0.78%) Network Security
13 14 (0.73%) MPLS
13 14 (0.73%) VoIP
14 13 (0.68%) UMTS
14 13 (0.68%) TCP/IP
14 13 (0.68%) HTTP
15 12 (0.63%) VLAN
16 11 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (0.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 62 (3.24%) Oracle Database
5 35 (1.83%) SAP BW
6 32 (1.67%) Big Data
7 29 (1.52%) RDBMS
7 29 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 26 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (1.25%) DB2
10 20 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (0.84%) MySQL
12 15 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (0.78%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
13 14 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (0.57%) NoSQL
15 11 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 12 (0.63%) JIRA
3 10 (0.52%) Maven
4 9 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
4 9 (0.47%) Ant
5 8 (0.42%) JUnit
6 7 (0.37%) Eclipse
6 7 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.31%) FitNesse
7 6 (0.31%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.21%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.10%) Selenium
10 2 (0.10%) XMLSpy
10 2 (0.10%) RequisitePro
11 1 (0.052%) NUnit
11 1 (0.052%) Subversion
General
1 441 (23.04%) Finance
2 194 (10.14%) Retail
3 170 (8.88%) Telecoms
4 165 (8.62%) Banking
5 66 (3.45%) Billing
6 53 (2.77%) Manufacturing
7 50 (2.61%) Marketing
8 34 (1.78%) Retail Banking
9 32 (1.67%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.20%) Back Office
11 21 (1.10%) Publishing
12 20 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 19 (0.99%) General Ledger
14 16 (0.84%) Legal
15 14 (0.73%) German Language
16 13 (0.68%) Advertising
17 12 (0.63%) Law
17 12 (0.63%) Military
17 12 (0.63%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.63%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (13.22%) .NET
2 136 (7.11%) Web Services
3 115 (6.01%) Middleware
4 101 (5.28%) J2EE
5 70 (3.66%) HTML
6 66 (3.45%) XML
7 57 (2.98%) SOAP
8 47 (2.46%) REST
9 42 (2.19%) Java EE
10 41 (2.14%) ASP.NET
11 38 (1.99%) CSS
12 31 (1.62%) .NET Framework
13 28 (1.46%) HTML5
14 27 (1.41%) Spring
15 23 (1.20%) JSON
16 22 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
17 20 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (0.94%) JMS
19 17 (0.89%) JRules
19 17 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
2 56 (2.93%) Mobile App
3 54 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 31 (1.62%) Computer Science
6 30 (1.57%) Open Source
7 27 (1.41%) Data Integration
7 27 (1.41%) FMCG
8 21 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 19 (0.99%) Online Banking
10 18 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
11 17 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (0.89%) NHS
11 17 (0.89%) Replication
12 16 (0.84%) GIS
13 15 (0.78%) N-Tier
13 15 (0.78%) Derivative
14 11 (0.57%) Clustering
14 11 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
15 10 (0.52%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 161 (8.41%) Windows
2 76 (3.97%) UNIX
3 75 (3.92%) Linux
4 52 (2.72%) Android
5 51 (2.66%) Apple iOS
6 30 (1.57%) Solaris
7 29 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.31%) AIX
9 24 (1.25%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.68%) VMS
12 8 (0.42%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.37%) SUSE
14 6 (0.31%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.16%) zOS
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (15.52%) SOA
2 274 (14.32%) TOGAF
3 213 (11.13%) CRM
4 195 (10.19%) Enterprise Architecture
5 150 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 133 (6.95%) Technical Architecture
7 127 (6.64%) Project Management
8 113 (5.90%) Migration
9 112 (5.85%) E-Commerce
9 112 (5.85%) UML
10 110 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
11 88 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
12 86 (4.49%) ITIL
13 77 (4.02%) Data Modelling
14 76 (3.97%) Scrum
15 71 (3.71%) ERP
15 71 (3.71%) Zachman Framework
16 59 (3.08%) Service Management
17 58 (3.03%) Use Case
18 56 (2.93%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 242 (12.64%) Java
2 117 (6.11%) SQL
3 77 (4.02%) C#
4 56 (2.93%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.25%) C++
6 22 (1.15%) C
7 21 (1.10%) PHP
8 16 (0.84%) Perl
9 11 (0.57%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.42%) ABAP
10 8 (0.42%) Objective-C
10 8 (0.42%) Ruby
11 7 (0.37%) PowerShell
11 7 (0.37%) Python
12 6 (0.31%) VBScript
12 6 (0.31%) COBOL
13 4 (0.21%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.10%) VB
14 2 (0.10%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 139 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 118 (6.17%) Degree
3 99 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 11 (0.57%) PMP
7 11 (0.57%) CCIE
8 10 (0.52%) CCNP
9 8 (0.42%) CISSP
9 8 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.31%) CCNA
10 6 (0.31%) CCDP
10 6 (0.31%) MCSE
11 5 (0.26%) ISEB
11 5 (0.26%) MCTS
12 4 (0.21%) CISM
13 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.16%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.57%) QA
2 11 (0.57%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.37%) SLA
5 6 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.26%) EMIR
7 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.21%) FATCA
7 4 (0.21%) WCAG
8 3 (0.16%) COBIT
9 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.10%) Basel III
9 2 (0.10%) HL7
10 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.052%) Basel II
10 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.052%) BS7799
10 1 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 67 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.84%) XenApp
4 12 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 8 (0.42%) vSphere
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.31%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.26%) SRDF
8 4 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.16%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.10%) NFS
11 1 (0.052%) Xen
11 1 (0.052%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.052%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.052%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.052%) vCloud
11 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 19 (0.99%) SCCM
2 18 (0.94%) Tivoli
3 13 (0.68%) Puppet
4 8 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.37%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.16%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.16%) Netcool
8 3 (0.16%) OPNET
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle EDQ
9 2 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.10%) OpenView
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.10%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.052%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.052%) SCOM
10 1 (0.052%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 353 (18.44%) Oracle
2 239 (12.49%) SAP
3 196 (10.24%) Microsoft
4 92 (4.81%) VMware
5 85 (4.44%) IBM
6 66 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
7 59 (3.08%) Cisco
8 50 (2.61%) Citrix
9 44 (2.30%) JBoss
10 43 (2.25%) TIBCO
11 39 (2.04%) HP
12 36 (1.88%) Siebel
13 31 (1.62%) webMethods
14 23 (1.20%) EMC
14 23 (1.20%) Juniper
15 19 (0.99%) ATG
16 18 (0.94%) Intel
17 17 (0.89%) Business Objects
18 16 (0.84%) NetApp
18 16 (0.84%) Red Hat
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