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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 108 102 133
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1047 1018 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 1.93% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.08% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 608 444
Average daily rate
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£514 £520 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% +9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £386 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £45.49 £72.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.25% +26.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.49 £73.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-38.32% +28.26%

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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -5 980 £518 -0.48% 195
London -9 440 £550 - 86
South East +19 236 £498 +4.73% 46
Berkshire +24 110 £475 +2.70% 16
City of London -18 94 £550 - 32
South West -1 60 £500 +11.11% 7
East of England -28 56 £500 -2.91% 14
West Midlands +14 55 £483 +7.22% 11
North West -3 50 £475 +7.04% 12
Surrey +21 43 £525 +5.00% 10
Hampshire -6 40 £460 -4.16% 8
Scotland -14 34 £500 +21.21% 3
East Midlands 0 30 £450 +5.88% 5
Reading +14 26 £575 +33.72% 8
Buckinghamshire -4 23 £538 +20.78% 1
Yorkshire -14 23 £500 +5.26% 9
Cheshire +10 22 £500 +28.20% 2
Edinburgh -18 21 £495 +16.47%
West Yorkshire -8 19 £488 +2.63% 9
Gloucestershire - 18 £413 - 1
Birmingham +5 16 £490 +15.29% 8
Wiltshire -5 16 £500 +10.61% 2
Hertfordshire -26 16 £500 - 3
Swindon +2 15 £500 - 1
Northamptonshire +2 12 £458 -22.12% 1
Southampton -6 12 £375 -20.21% 5
Manchester -22 12 £450 - 7
Gloucester - 12 - -
Leeds 0 11 £500 - 5
Milton Keynes -1 11 £465 +9.41% 1

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 466 (23.82%) Finance
2 371 (18.97%) Oracle
3 277 (14.16%) TOGAF
4 264 (13.50%) SOA
5 247 (12.63%) Java
6 232 (11.86%) .NET
7 229 (11.71%) SAP
8 214 (10.94%) CRM
9 204 (10.43%) Microsoft
10 193 (9.87%) Retail
11 182 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
12 165 (8.44%) Banking
13 161 (8.23%) Windows
14 156 (7.98%) Telecoms
15 153 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 143 (7.31%) Web Services
17 130 (6.65%) Middleware
17 130 (6.65%) Security Cleared
18 123 (6.29%) Technical Architecture
19 121 (6.19%) SQL
19 121 (6.19%) Migration
20 120 (6.13%) E-Commerce
21 119 (6.08%) Degree
22 118 (6.03%) Project Management
23 116 (5.93%) SQL Server
24 114 (5.83%) J2EE
25 105 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
26 96 (4.91%) Linux
26 96 (4.91%) SC Cleared
27 95 (4.86%) UML

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 79 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 73 (3.73%) WebSphere
3 45 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (1.58%) Apache
5 25 (1.28%) WebLogic
6 21 (1.07%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.02%) MS Exchange
8 17 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.77%) SAS
10 14 (0.72%) IIS
10 14 (0.72%) CMS
10 14 (0.72%) Lync
11 13 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
13 10 (0.51%) NetWeaver
14 9 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.46%) TIBCO EMS
14 9 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.41%) Liferay
Applications
1 79 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 28 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.18%) MS Office
5 18 (0.92%) MS Project
6 12 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.36%) SPSS
8 4 (0.20%) Casewise Modeler
9 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.051%) Stata
Business Applications
1 47 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (1.33%) SAP FI
4 25 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 25 (1.28%) SAP CO
5 18 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
7 14 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
8 12 (0.61%) SAP SD
9 11 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
11 9 (0.46%) SAP ERP
12 8 (0.41%) Cerner Millennium
12 8 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
13 7 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
13 7 (0.36%) SAP CRM
13 7 (0.36%) Magento
14 6 (0.31%) SAP FI-GL
14 6 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.30%) SaaS
2 33 (1.69%) PaaS
3 31 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (0.82%) Office 365
6 15 (0.77%) IaaS
7 12 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.46%) Force.com
9 4 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.051%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.27%) Internet
2 45 (2.30%) Firewall
3 44 (2.25%) LAN
4 40 (2.04%) WAN
5 36 (1.84%) SAN
6 34 (1.74%) 3G
7 26 (1.33%) LTE
8 23 (1.18%) Wireless
9 18 (0.92%) VPN
10 17 (0.87%) MPLS
11 15 (0.77%) Broadband
11 15 (0.77%) 4G
12 14 (0.72%) HTTP
12 14 (0.72%) Network Security
13 13 (0.66%) SNMP
13 13 (0.66%) UMTS
13 13 (0.66%) VoIP
14 12 (0.61%) OSPF
14 12 (0.61%) VLAN
15 11 (0.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 71 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 49 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 38 (1.94%) Big Data
6 30 (1.53%) SAP BW
7 21 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (1.07%) Hadoop
8 20 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (1.02%) RDBMS
8 20 (1.02%) DB2
9 18 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
10 15 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
12 12 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.56%) SAP BI
13 11 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (1.07%) JIRA
2 20 (1.02%) Maven
3 17 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.77%) Eclipse
5 12 (0.61%) FitNesse
5 12 (0.61%) Cucumber
6 10 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.41%) Ant
7 8 (0.41%) JUnit
8 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 4 (0.20%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.10%) Selenium
10 2 (0.10%) XMLSpy
10 2 (0.10%) RequisitePro
11 1 (0.051%) NUnit
11 1 (0.051%) Subversion
11 1 (0.051%) Oracle Forms
General
1 466 (23.82%) Finance
2 193 (9.87%) Retail
3 165 (8.44%) Banking
4 156 (7.98%) Telecoms
5 68 (3.48%) Billing
6 48 (2.45%) Marketing
7 43 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 36 (1.84%) Retail Banking
9 31 (1.58%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.12%) Publishing
10 22 (1.12%) Back Office
11 18 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (0.92%) Legal
12 15 (0.77%) Advertising
13 14 (0.72%) General Ledger
13 14 (0.72%) German Language
14 13 (0.66%) French Language
15 12 (0.61%) Law
15 12 (0.61%) Military
16 10 (0.51%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (11.86%) .NET
2 143 (7.31%) Web Services
3 130 (6.65%) Middleware
4 114 (5.83%) J2EE
5 77 (3.94%) HTML
6 73 (3.73%) XML
7 60 (3.07%) SOAP
8 41 (2.10%) REST
9 39 (1.99%) CSS
10 33 (1.69%) HTML5
11 30 (1.53%) ASP.NET
11 30 (1.53%) .NET Framework
11 30 (1.53%) Java EE
12 25 (1.28%) JSON
13 24 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
14 22 (1.12%) RESTful
14 22 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
15 20 (1.02%) Spring
16 19 (0.97%) JMS
16 19 (0.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 75 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
2 68 (3.48%) Mobile App
3 52 (2.66%) Open Source
4 47 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 37 (1.89%) Data Integration
6 37 (1.89%) FMCG
7 27 (1.38%) Mainframe
8 21 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 21 (1.07%) NHS
9 19 (0.97%) N-Tier
10 18 (0.92%) Reference Data
11 17 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (0.77%) PACS
12 15 (0.77%) Derivative
13 11 (0.56%) Replication
13 11 (0.56%) Clustering
14 10 (0.51%) iSeries
15 9 (0.46%) Smart Meter
15 9 (0.46%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 161 (8.23%) Windows
2 96 (4.91%) Linux
3 84 (4.29%) UNIX
4 51 (2.61%) Android
4 51 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 37 (1.89%) Solaris
6 24 (1.23%) AIX
6 24 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (0.51%) VMS
11 9 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.41%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.20%) SUSE
16 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.15%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (14.16%) TOGAF
2 264 (13.50%) SOA
3 214 (10.94%) CRM
4 182 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
5 153 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 123 (6.29%) Technical Architecture
7 121 (6.19%) Migration
8 120 (6.13%) E-Commerce
9 118 (6.03%) Project Management
10 105 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
11 95 (4.86%) UML
12 94 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
13 86 (4.40%) Data Modelling
14 85 (4.35%) ITIL
15 81 (4.14%) ERP
16 78 (3.99%) Scrum
17 73 (3.73%) Zachman Framework
18 64 (3.27%) Business Analysis
19 58 (2.97%) ETL
20 53 (2.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 247 (12.63%) Java
2 121 (6.19%) SQL
3 75 (3.83%) C#
4 56 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 28 (1.43%) C++
6 22 (1.12%) C
7 21 (1.07%) PHP
8 12 (0.61%) Perl
9 11 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 10 (0.51%) Python
10 10 (0.51%) Objective-C
11 8 (0.41%) ABAP
12 7 (0.36%) Ruby
13 6 (0.31%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.26%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.26%) R
14 5 (0.26%) COBOL
15 4 (0.20%) VBScript
15 4 (0.20%) VB
15 4 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 130 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 119 (6.08%) Degree
3 96 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (0.97%) CCIE
6 16 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.56%) PMP
8 11 (0.56%) CCNP
9 10 (0.51%) CCDP
10 7 (0.36%) ISEB
10 7 (0.36%) CCNA
10 7 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.36%) CISSP
11 6 (0.31%) MCSE
12 5 (0.26%) MCTS
13 4 (0.20%) CISM
14 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.15%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (1.99%) QA
2 11 (0.56%) ISO 9001
2 11 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.41%) SLA
5 7 (0.36%) EMIR
6 6 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.26%) COBIT
8 4 (0.20%) WCAG
8 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.20%) FATCA
9 3 (0.15%) HL7
10 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.051%) Basel II
11 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.051%) MiFID
11 1 (0.051%) Basel III
11 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
System Software
1 61 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.61%) XenApp
5 11 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.36%) vSphere
7 5 (0.26%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.26%) SRDF
8 4 (0.20%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.15%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.15%) NFS
9 3 (0.15%) KVM
10 2 (0.10%) Xen
10 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.051%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (0.77%) SCCM
2 14 (0.72%) Puppet
3 12 (0.61%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.26%) Netcool
5 4 (0.20%) OPNET
5 4 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.15%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.15%) OpenView
6 3 (0.15%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.10%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.051%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.051%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.051%) HP UCMDB
8 1 (0.051%) SCOM
Vendors
1 371 (18.97%) Oracle
2 229 (11.71%) SAP
3 204 (10.43%) Microsoft
4 94 (4.81%) VMware
5 93 (4.75%) IBM
6 75 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
7 59 (3.02%) Cisco
8 42 (2.15%) Citrix
9 33 (1.69%) JBoss
10 32 (1.64%) HP
11 31 (1.58%) Siebel
11 31 (1.58%) TIBCO
12 23 (1.18%) webMethods
13 21 (1.07%) EMC
14 20 (1.02%) Juniper
15 19 (0.97%) Business Objects
15 19 (0.97%) ATG
16 17 (0.87%) Informatica
16 17 (0.87%) NetApp
16 17 (0.87%) Intel
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £495 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Montash
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + maybe negotiate higher
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Slater Gordon
Rate: Competitive salary & benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North East
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday