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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 86 118 104
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1224 922 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.19% 1.71% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 1.86% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 565 462
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £402 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £480 £480
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £55.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 +43 1136 £525 +2.43% 200
London +8 412 £550 +3.38% 107
South East +40 261 £500 +8.10% 35
City of London +36 112 £550 +4.76% 29
North West +45 109 £475 +2.26% 3
Berkshire +32 105 £525 +16.66% 13
East of England +38 99 £550 +4.76% 16
South West +22 73 £540 +8.00% 4
Scotland +11 66 £500 +7.41% 5
West Midlands -21 52 £525 +13.51% 5
Manchester +26 51 £450 -1.36% 1
East Midlands +23 50 £536 +12.25% 6
Hampshire +19 49 £500 +1.26% 1
Yorkshire +8 47 £475 +11.76% 15
Edinburgh -10 45 £500 +5.82% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 43 £500 +11.11% 1
Reading +23 42 £538 +21.81% 5
Bedfordshire +25 37 £613 +11.36% 1
Milton Keynes +27 35 £458 -20.43%
West Yorkshire +11 34 £450 +8.76% 8
Northamptonshire +17 29 £536 +11.66% 2
Luton +22 28 £600 +9.09%
Cheshire +15 27 £450 -0.77% 2
Oxfordshire +6 27 £500 - 2
Hertfordshire +1 25 £450 -14.28% 1
Somerset +18 24 £545 -5.01% 1
Northampton +11 21 £536 +11.66%
Bristol +11 20 £475 -20.83% 1
West Sussex -7 20 £500 - 1
Suffolk - 20 £525 - 3

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 514 (22.67%) Finance
2 401 (17.69%) SOA
3 376 (16.59%) TOGAF
4 358 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 310 (13.67%) Oracle
6 297 (13.10%) Microsoft
7 295 (13.01%) Java
8 265 (11.69%) .NET
9 250 (11.03%) Retail
10 230 (10.15%) Banking
11 225 (9.93%) SAP
12 217 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 210 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
14 209 (9.22%) E-Commerce
15 173 (7.63%) SQL Server
15 173 (7.63%) UML
16 170 (7.50%) Windows
16 170 (7.50%) Web Services
17 165 (7.28%) CRM
18 162 (7.15%) SQL
19 156 (6.88%) Middleware
20 147 (6.48%) Security Cleared
21 146 (6.44%) C#
22 137 (6.04%) Telecoms
23 131 (5.78%) Migration
24 109 (4.81%) Technical Architecture
25 108 (4.76%) VMware
26 104 (4.59%) Project Management
26 104 (4.59%) Degree
26 104 (4.59%) SC Cleared

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 49 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 40 (1.76%) Apache
4 37 (1.63%) CMS
5 32 (1.41%) IIS
6 30 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (1.01%) WebLogic
8 21 (0.93%) JBoss
8 21 (0.93%) Documentum
9 18 (0.79%) Lync
10 17 (0.75%) Node.js
11 14 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
12 12 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 12 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
13 11 (0.49%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.49%) SAS
13 11 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 78 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.53%) MS Office
4 7 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.13%) MS Project
6 2 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.088%) SPSS
7 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.044%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.044%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.044%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 33 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.62%) Agresso
5 14 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
7 11 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
8 10 (0.44%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.44%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
9 8 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
10 7 (0.31%) Maximo
10 7 (0.31%) Teamcenter
10 7 (0.31%) SAP CRM
10 7 (0.31%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
12 5 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
12 5 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 87 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (1.76%) SaaS
4 30 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (1.19%) PaaS
6 21 (0.93%) Office 365
6 21 (0.93%) IaaS
7 8 (0.35%) Force.com
8 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.088%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.088%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.088%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.088%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.088%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.044%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.044%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.044%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 74 (3.26%) Firewall
2 51 (2.25%) Internet
3 50 (2.21%) WAN
4 47 (2.07%) SAN
5 44 (1.94%) LAN
6 30 (1.32%) VPN
7 22 (0.97%) MPLS
7 22 (0.97%) NAS
8 19 (0.84%) Network Security
9 17 (0.75%) DNS
9 17 (0.75%) HTTP
10 14 (0.62%) VLAN
11 13 (0.57%) MVNO
11 13 (0.57%) VoIP
12 11 (0.49%) BGP
12 11 (0.49%) IP Telephony
12 11 (0.49%) Wireless
12 11 (0.49%) Multicast
13 10 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (0.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (2.82%) Big Data
4 51 (2.25%) Hadoop
4 51 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 41 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 36 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 34 (1.50%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.24%) MongoDB
8 28 (1.24%) SAP BW
9 25 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.10%) DB2
10 24 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
11 21 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.62%) MySQL
14 13 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.49%) EDRMS
15 11 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 18 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.40%) Maven
4 7 (0.31%) JIRA
4 7 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.22%) Selenium
6 5 (0.22%) Toad
6 5 (0.22%) MSTest
6 5 (0.22%) Moq
7 4 (0.18%) Hudson
7 4 (0.18%) ERwin
7 4 (0.18%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.18%) Subversion
8 3 (0.13%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.13%) JDeveloper
8 3 (0.13%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.13%) Apache Continuum
8 3 (0.13%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 514 (22.67%) Finance
2 250 (11.03%) Retail
3 230 (10.15%) Banking
4 137 (6.04%) Telecoms
5 83 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 41 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.54%) Retail Banking
7 35 (1.54%) Marketing
8 34 (1.50%) Billing
9 28 (1.24%) Automotive
9 28 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 26 (1.15%) Legal
11 22 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.93%) Games
13 19 (0.84%) Publishing
13 19 (0.84%) Back Office
13 19 (0.84%) Local Government
14 13 (0.57%) Electronics
15 11 (0.49%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.35%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (11.69%) .NET
2 170 (7.50%) Web Services
3 156 (6.88%) Middleware
4 83 (3.66%) HTML
5 71 (3.13%) XML
6 69 (3.04%) J2EE
7 53 (2.34%) REST
8 51 (2.25%) HTML5
9 47 (2.07%) ASP.NET
10 42 (1.85%) SOAP
11 40 (1.76%) CSS
11 40 (1.76%) .NET Framework
12 34 (1.50%) Java EE
12 34 (1.50%) WCF
13 32 (1.41%) jQuery
13 32 (1.41%) JSON
14 30 (1.32%) AngularJS
15 28 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
16 26 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
17 24 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (2.87%) Open Source
3 64 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (2.51%) Mobile App
5 52 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 45 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 36 (1.59%) GIS
8 35 (1.54%) User Experience
9 27 (1.19%) Data Integration
10 25 (1.10%) Credit Risk
11 24 (1.06%) NHS
11 24 (1.06%) Clustering
12 22 (0.97%) Informatics
13 19 (0.84%) PMI
14 18 (0.79%) Social Media
15 17 (0.75%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.71%) N-Tier
16 16 (0.71%) Thin Client
16 16 (0.71%) Fat Client
17 14 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 170 (7.50%) Windows
2 72 (3.18%) Linux
3 53 (2.34%) UNIX
4 37 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 34 (1.50%) Android
6 28 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (0.71%) Solaris
9 14 (0.62%) AIX
9 14 (0.62%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.18%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.13%) VMS
15 2 (0.088%) HPUX
15 2 (0.088%) SUSE
15 2 (0.088%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 401 (17.69%) SOA
2 376 (16.59%) TOGAF
3 358 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 217 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 210 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 209 (9.22%) E-Commerce
7 173 (7.63%) UML
8 165 (7.28%) CRM
9 131 (5.78%) Migration
10 109 (4.81%) Technical Architecture
11 104 (4.59%) Project Management
12 95 (4.19%) Data Modelling
13 91 (4.01%) ITIL
14 84 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
14 84 (3.71%) Zachman Framework
15 77 (3.40%) ERP
16 73 (3.22%) Workflow
17 66 (2.91%) Data Management
18 64 (2.82%) Scrum
19 62 (2.73%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 295 (13.01%) Java
2 162 (7.15%) SQL
3 146 (6.44%) C#
4 66 (2.91%) JavaScript
5 27 (1.19%) VB
6 22 (0.97%) C++
6 22 (0.97%) Ruby
7 16 (0.71%) C
8 14 (0.62%) ABAP
8 14 (0.62%) Python
9 13 (0.57%) VB.NET
10 12 (0.53%) PowerShell
11 11 (0.49%) PHP
12 10 (0.44%) Scala
13 9 (0.40%) Apex Code
13 9 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.26%) COBOL
15 5 (0.22%) Perl
16 4 (0.18%) VBScript
16 4 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 147 (6.48%) Security Cleared
2 104 (4.59%) Degree
2 104 (4.59%) SC Cleared
3 23 (1.01%) ISEB
4 20 (0.88%) DV Cleared
5 19 (0.84%) PMI Certification
6 14 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.44%) CCNA
9 8 (0.35%) CCIE
9 8 (0.35%) CCNP
10 6 (0.26%) CCDP
11 5 (0.22%) MCPD
12 4 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.18%) CCIP
12 4 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.13%) MCSE
13 3 (0.13%) CISSP
14 2 (0.088%) CCDA
14 2 (0.088%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.34%) QA
2 28 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.10%) ISO 9000
4 16 (0.71%) GMP
4 16 (0.71%) GxP
5 15 (0.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 13 (0.57%) SLA
7 11 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.35%) GAAP
9 7 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.22%) FATCA
11 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.18%) COBIT
11 4 (0.18%) HL7
12 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.088%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.088%) EMIR
13 2 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
14 1 (0.044%) Basel III
System Software
1 60 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.71%) Xen
5 11 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (0.49%) SRDF
5 11 (0.49%) vSphere
6 10 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.40%) NFS
8 8 (0.35%) KVM
9 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (0.18%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.13%) XenServer
11 3 (0.13%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.13%) vCloud
11 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.088%) Docker
12 2 (0.088%) LXC
Systems Management
1 23 (1.01%) SCCM
2 22 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.71%) Puppet
4 7 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.26%) SCOM
6 4 (0.18%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.13%) Windows Intune
7 3 (0.13%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.088%) Netcool
8 2 (0.088%) WMI
8 2 (0.088%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.088%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 2 (0.088%) OpenView
9 1 (0.044%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.044%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.044%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 310 (13.67%) Oracle
2 297 (13.10%) Microsoft
3 225 (9.93%) SAP
4 108 (4.76%) VMware
5 93 (4.10%) IBM
6 80 (3.53%) Cisco
7 53 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 49 (2.16%) TIBCO
9 43 (1.90%) Citrix
10 30 (1.32%) EMC
11 28 (1.24%) HP
12 24 (1.06%) Informatica
13 22 (0.97%) Sitecore
14 21 (0.93%) Business Objects
15 20 (0.88%) hybris
16 18 (0.79%) ATG
17 17 (0.75%) webMethods
18 15 (0.66%) NetApp
19 14 (0.62%) Red Hat
20 13 (0.57%) Adobe
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
North East
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: £500 - £550 p/d
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + Rate TBC
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £510 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
SLR Consultants
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
iSource IT
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago