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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 106 116 117
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1020 880 834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 1.72% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.86% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 590 443
Average daily rate
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£501 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.57% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £486 £469
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 -1 949 £513 -2.38% 153
London -23 365 £525 -4.54% 63
South East +21 224 £500 +6.95% 37
Berkshire +34 99 £500 +11.11% 16
East of England +33 97 £550 +6.02% 6
City of London -32 76 £500 -5.66% 20
South West +1 67 £550 +10.00% 14
North West -11 57 £450 -6.25% 9
Yorkshire +31 55 £450 -14.28% 10
Hampshire -8 46 £500 +5.26% 9
West Yorkshire +14 40 £463 -11.90% 8
Reading +43 37 £550 +4.76% 9
Bedfordshire +16 37 £575 +9.52% 3
Scotland -8 34 £425 -3.40% 6
Leeds +7 31 £500 -4.76% 7
West Midlands 0 31 £493 -10.45% 8
Manchester -7 29 £450 -10.00% 4
East Midlands +13 28 £475 -2.56% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 28 £475 +0.05% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 27 £511 - 2
Milton Keynes 0 27 £476 +0.10%
Wiltshire -4 27 £545 +8.45% 5
Edinburgh -11 27 £415 -4.59% 2
Swindon -1 26 £545 +8.45% 5
Luton +3 23 £588 +17.50% 2
Surrey -1 21 £430 +2.38% 7
North East -12 19 £510 +2.00%
Cheshire +5 18 £439 -7.57% 3
Oxfordshire -1 18 £525 -19.23% 3
Wales -5 18 £475 -

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 457 (22.07%) Finance
2 369 (17.82%) Oracle
3 341 (16.47%) TOGAF
4 328 (15.84%) SOA
5 326 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
6 245 (11.83%) Java
7 240 (11.59%) Microsoft
8 236 (11.40%) Retail
9 219 (10.57%) .NET
10 205 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 204 (9.85%) SAP
12 191 (9.22%) Banking
13 184 (8.88%) E-Commerce
14 166 (8.02%) Enterprise Architecture
15 160 (7.73%) CRM
16 157 (7.58%) Telecoms
17 155 (7.48%) Web Services
18 154 (7.44%) Windows
19 132 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
20 131 (6.33%) Security Cleared
21 130 (6.28%) SQL Server
22 129 (6.23%) Middleware
23 126 (6.08%) SQL
24 125 (6.04%) Degree
25 122 (5.89%) Migration
26 119 (5.75%) Project Management
26 119 (5.75%) Data Modelling
27 116 (5.60%) Linux
28 115 (5.55%) IBM
29 107 (5.17%) J2EE

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 76 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 47 (2.27%) Apache
4 33 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 33 (1.59%) CMS
5 30 (1.45%) WebLogic
6 25 (1.21%) Lync
7 21 (1.01%) SAS
8 17 (0.82%) IIS
9 16 (0.77%) JBoss
9 16 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.72%) Confluence
11 14 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.63%) Apache Solr
12 13 (0.63%) Node.js
13 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.53%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 89 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.30%) MS Office
3 27 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.48%) SPSS
5 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.24%) MS Project
7 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.048%) Stata
7 1 (0.048%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.048%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 44 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
2 38 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
5 13 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
7 11 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.53%) SAP ERP
8 9 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
9 8 (0.39%) Cerner Millennium
10 7 (0.34%) SAP SD
10 7 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.29%) SAP SCM
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
12 5 (0.24%) Summit
12 5 (0.24%) VisionPLUS
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.56%) SaaS
2 52 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (1.35%) Office 365
5 25 (1.21%) PaaS
6 18 (0.87%) IaaS
7 15 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.48%) Force.com
9 7 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.048%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.048%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 95 (4.59%) Internet
2 69 (3.33%) Firewall
3 66 (3.19%) LAN
4 64 (3.09%) WAN
5 48 (2.32%) SAN
6 45 (2.17%) 3G
7 34 (1.64%) MPLS
8 31 (1.50%) Broadband
9 29 (1.40%) VPN
10 25 (1.21%) VoIP
11 22 (1.06%) Network Security
12 21 (1.01%) NAS
13 20 (0.97%) BGP
13 20 (0.97%) Wireless
14 18 (0.87%) OSPF
15 17 (0.82%) VLAN
16 16 (0.77%) IP Telephony
16 16 (0.77%) LTE
16 16 (0.77%) Ethernet
17 15 (0.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (2.80%) Big Data
4 56 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 49 (2.37%) Oracle Database
6 31 (1.50%) NoSQL
7 28 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
8 27 (1.30%) Relational Database
9 26 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (1.21%) MySQL
10 25 (1.21%) DB2
11 21 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (0.82%) MongoDB
14 15 (0.72%) HPCC
15 14 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.68%) SAP BW
16 12 (0.58%) DataStage
16 12 (0.58%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 36 (1.74%) JIRA
2 34 (1.64%) Maven
3 33 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.40%) Eclipse
5 18 (0.87%) Cucumber
6 17 (0.82%) FitNesse
7 13 (0.63%) Selenium
8 7 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.34%) MSTest
9 6 (0.29%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.29%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.24%) Ant
10 5 (0.24%) RequisitePro
10 5 (0.24%) Moq
11 4 (0.19%) JUnit
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.14%) NUnit
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.14%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.097%) Grunt
General
1 457 (22.07%) Finance
2 236 (11.40%) Retail
3 191 (9.22%) Banking
4 157 (7.58%) Telecoms
5 68 (3.28%) Marketing
6 66 (3.19%) Billing
7 51 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 43 (2.08%) Retail Banking
9 28 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 25 (1.21%) Local Government
11 23 (1.11%) Legal
12 21 (1.01%) Back Office
13 14 (0.68%) Electronics
14 12 (0.58%) Games
15 11 (0.53%) Military
15 11 (0.53%) Publishing
16 10 (0.48%) German Language
17 9 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.43%) Automotive
18 8 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (10.57%) .NET
2 155 (7.48%) Web Services
3 129 (6.23%) Middleware
4 107 (5.17%) J2EE
5 77 (3.72%) HTML
6 62 (2.99%) XML
7 43 (2.08%) HTML5
8 37 (1.79%) SOAP
9 34 (1.64%) RESTful
10 33 (1.59%) Spring
11 32 (1.55%) JSON
12 30 (1.45%) REST
12 30 (1.45%) ASP.NET
13 28 (1.35%) CSS
14 25 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
15 24 (1.16%) .NET Framework
16 23 (1.11%) PostGIS
17 19 (0.92%) jQuery
17 19 (0.92%) EJB
18 18 (0.87%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (3.77%) Open Source
3 73 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
4 67 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 58 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 33 (1.59%) FMCG
7 32 (1.55%) User Experience
8 27 (1.30%) Data Integration
9 26 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 24 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 23 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 22 (1.06%) NHS
12 22 (1.06%) Social Media
13 17 (0.82%) iSeries
13 17 (0.82%) Reference Data
14 16 (0.77%) Credit Risk
15 15 (0.72%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.72%) PACS
16 13 (0.63%) DTV
16 13 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 154 (7.44%) Windows
2 116 (5.60%) Linux
3 98 (4.73%) UNIX
4 25 (1.21%) Solaris
4 25 (1.21%) Android
4 25 (1.21%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.72%) AIX
8 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.39%) zOS
11 6 (0.29%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.29%) CentOS
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.19%) Fedora
14 2 (0.097%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.097%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.097%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (16.47%) TOGAF
2 328 (15.84%) SOA
3 326 (15.74%) Agile Software Development
4 205 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 184 (8.88%) E-Commerce
6 166 (8.02%) Enterprise Architecture
7 160 (7.73%) CRM
8 132 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
9 122 (5.89%) Migration
10 119 (5.75%) Data Modelling
10 119 (5.75%) Project Management
11 93 (4.49%) UML
11 93 (4.49%) Technical Architecture
12 85 (4.10%) Zachman Framework
13 83 (4.01%) ERP
14 75 (3.62%) Scrum
14 75 (3.62%) Mentoring
15 64 (3.09%) ITIL
16 59 (2.85%) Data Architecture
17 54 (2.61%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 245 (11.83%) Java
2 126 (6.08%) SQL
3 106 (5.12%) C#
4 37 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.16%) Python
5 24 (1.16%) Ruby
6 21 (1.01%) PHP
7 19 (0.92%) C++
8 18 (0.87%) Scala
9 16 (0.77%) C
10 14 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 13 (0.63%) Perl
12 12 (0.58%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.39%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.39%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.34%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.29%) VBA
16 5 (0.24%) Delphi
17 4 (0.19%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 131 (6.33%) Security Cleared
2 125 (6.04%) Degree
3 93 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.26%) CCIE
6 16 (0.77%) CCNP
7 15 (0.72%) CCDP
8 14 (0.68%) ISEB
9 12 (0.58%) CCNA
10 10 (0.48%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.34%) CCIP
11 7 (0.34%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.24%) PMP
13 3 (0.14%) CCDA
13 3 (0.14%) CISSP
14 2 (0.097%) MCSE
14 2 (0.097%) PhD
14 2 (0.097%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (1.83%) QA
2 14 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.63%) SLA
3 13 (0.63%) GAAP
4 12 (0.58%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.24%) COBIT
7 5 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.19%) HL7
9 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.097%) EMIR
10 2 (0.097%) Basel III
10 2 (0.097%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.097%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.048%) GxP
11 1 (0.048%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.048%) GCP
11 1 (0.048%) GMP
System Software
1 70 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (1.88%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.01%) vSphere
5 13 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.43%) SRDF
7 7 (0.34%) KVM
7 7 (0.34%) NFS
8 6 (0.29%) XenApp
9 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.24%) Xen
9 5 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.14%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.097%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.048%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.048%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.048%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 36 (1.74%) Puppet
2 21 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.48%) SCCM
4 8 (0.39%) Windows Intune
5 7 (0.34%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.29%) Netcool
6 6 (0.29%) SCOM
7 5 (0.24%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.19%) OPNET
8 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.097%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.097%) OpenView
10 2 (0.097%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.097%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.097%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.048%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 369 (17.82%) Oracle
2 240 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 204 (9.85%) SAP
4 115 (5.55%) IBM
5 106 (5.12%) VMware
6 89 (4.30%) Cisco
7 55 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
8 40 (1.93%) EMC
9 31 (1.50%) hybris
10 30 (1.45%) Hyperion
11 26 (1.26%) Citrix
12 24 (1.16%) NetApp
13 23 (1.11%) TIBCO
14 21 (1.01%) Informatica
14 21 (1.01%) HP
15 20 (0.97%) Sitecore
16 17 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
17 15 (0.72%) Sun
17 15 (0.72%) Juniper
17 15 (0.72%) Tableau
Scotland
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £520 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day £550-650+
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £550 to £700 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 10 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £550 to £625 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
thePlatform
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago