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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 101 103 130
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1037 907 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.03% 1.88% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 2.04% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 589 403
Average daily rate
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£525 £515 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.89% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £44.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.16% +47.50%
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +5 960 £525 +0.96% 224
London -38 360 £550 - 95
South East +14 210 £525 +16.66% 47
East of England +43 105 £550 +8.64% 9
Berkshire +33 97 £550 +25.71% 13
South West +15 89 £575 +17.34% 20
City of London -23 80 £510 -11.30% 34
North West +4 61 £475 -3.06% 12
Yorkshire +22 47 £450 -14.28% 19
Hampshire -2 46 £500 +11.11% 14
West Midlands +22 43 £450 -14.28% 9
Bedfordshire +18 42 £563 +12.50% 3
Scotland -5 41 £450 +2.27% 6
Reading +30 37 £550 +7.31% 7
Edinburgh +1 33 £450 +3.44% 2
East Midlands +32 32 £513 +18.77% 8
West Yorkshire +10 32 £500 -4.76% 11
Wiltshire +9 30 £545 +8.67% 5
Manchester +11 27 £490 -2.00% 5
Swindon +5 27 £545 +8.45% 4
Leeds +1 26 £500 -4.76% 9
Cambridgeshire +7 24 £510 +16.57% 2
Somerset +20 22 £675 +25.58% 8
Buckinghamshire -22 21 £476 +5.66% 7
Cheshire +4 20 £463 -5.12% 3
Bristol +2 20 £538 +19.44% 6
Milton Keynes -15 20 £488 +8.38% 5
Northamptonshire +12 19 £540 +2.85% 4
Southampton +3 18 £500 -24.52% 9
Luton +2 18 £575 +15.00% 1

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 463 (22.42%) Finance
2 373 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
3 353 (17.09%) SOA
4 342 (16.56%) TOGAF
5 317 (15.35%) Oracle
6 274 (13.27%) Java
7 267 (12.93%) Microsoft
8 250 (12.11%) Retail
9 232 (11.23%) .NET
10 220 (10.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 212 (10.27%) Banking
12 202 (9.78%) E-Commerce
13 198 (9.59%) SAP
14 173 (8.38%) CRM
15 164 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
16 163 (7.89%) Web Services
17 153 (7.41%) Windows
18 141 (6.83%) SQL Server
19 136 (6.59%) Security Cleared
20 130 (6.30%) SQL
20 130 (6.30%) Telecoms
21 129 (6.25%) Migration
22 126 (6.10%) UML
23 125 (6.05%) Middleware
24 124 (6.00%) C#
24 124 (6.00%) Degree
25 121 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
26 118 (5.71%) Data Modelling
27 107 (5.18%) IBM
28 106 (5.13%) J2EE

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 76 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.71%) Apache
3 47 (2.28%) WebSphere
4 44 (2.13%) CMS
5 37 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
6 30 (1.45%) WebLogic
7 28 (1.36%) Lync
8 20 (0.97%) SAS
9 18 (0.87%) IIS
10 15 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
11 14 (0.68%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.63%) Node.js
12 13 (0.63%) Confluence
13 11 (0.53%) JBoss
13 11 (0.53%) Documentum
13 11 (0.53%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (0.44%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 74 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.97%) MS Office
3 20 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.48%) SPSS
5 9 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.15%) MS Project
7 1 (0.048%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.048%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 39 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
5 12 (0.58%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.39%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.39%) SAP CO
7 8 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
8 7 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle TCA
10 5 (0.24%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.24%) Summit
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (2.32%) SaaS
3 41 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (1.40%) Office 365
5 25 (1.21%) PaaS
6 19 (0.92%) IaaS
7 17 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.44%) Force.com
9 8 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.048%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.048%) Yammer
11 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.048%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.12%) Internet
2 70 (3.39%) Firewall
3 62 (3.00%) LAN
3 62 (3.00%) WAN
4 48 (2.32%) SAN
5 34 (1.65%) MPLS
6 33 (1.60%) VPN
7 28 (1.36%) 3G
8 25 (1.21%) Network Security
9 23 (1.11%) VoIP
9 23 (1.11%) Broadband
10 22 (1.07%) NAS
11 21 (1.02%) BGP
12 19 (0.92%) VLAN
12 19 (0.92%) OSPF
13 18 (0.87%) Wireless
14 17 (0.82%) IP Telephony
15 16 (0.77%) TCP/IP
15 16 (0.77%) Ethernet
15 16 (0.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 87 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (3.20%) Big Data
4 58 (2.81%) Hadoop
5 39 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 36 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (1.45%) DB2
8 28 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.26%) NoSQL
10 25 (1.21%) MySQL
11 24 (1.16%) Relational Database
12 22 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
13 21 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 19 (0.92%) MongoDB
15 17 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.82%) SAP BW
16 15 (0.73%) HPCC
17 14 (0.68%) DataStage
18 10 (0.48%) QlikView
19 9 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (1.55%) Maven
2 29 (1.40%) JIRA
3 28 (1.36%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.16%) Eclipse
5 14 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 13 (0.63%) Selenium
7 12 (0.58%) FitNesse
8 7 (0.34%) MSTest
9 5 (0.24%) Moq
10 4 (0.19%) Ant
10 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.19%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.15%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.15%) NUnit
11 3 (0.15%) JUnit
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.15%) RequisitePro
General
1 463 (22.42%) Finance
2 250 (12.11%) Retail
3 212 (10.27%) Banking
4 130 (6.30%) Telecoms
5 61 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 51 (2.47%) Marketing
7 49 (2.37%) Retail Banking
8 41 (1.99%) Billing
9 30 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.36%) Legal
11 25 (1.21%) Local Government
12 21 (1.02%) Back Office
13 17 (0.82%) Electronics
14 14 (0.68%) Games
15 12 (0.58%) Publishing
15 12 (0.58%) Automotive
16 8 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.34%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.34%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (11.23%) .NET
2 163 (7.89%) Web Services
3 125 (6.05%) Middleware
4 106 (5.13%) J2EE
5 74 (3.58%) HTML
6 61 (2.95%) XML
7 50 (2.42%) HTML5
8 36 (1.74%) ASP.NET
9 35 (1.69%) Spring
10 34 (1.65%) JSON
11 33 (1.60%) .NET Framework
12 32 (1.55%) RESTful
13 29 (1.40%) REST
13 29 (1.40%) SOAP
14 28 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
15 27 (1.31%) CSS
16 26 (1.26%) Java EE
17 23 (1.11%) WCF
18 21 (1.02%) jQuery
19 19 (0.92%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (4.31%) Open Source
3 76 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
4 68 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 53 (2.57%) Mobile App
6 37 (1.79%) User Experience
7 36 (1.74%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.31%) NHS
9 23 (1.11%) Mainframe
9 23 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.02%) Social Media
10 21 (1.02%) Data Integration
11 19 (0.92%) FMCG
12 16 (0.77%) Credit Risk
13 15 (0.73%) Visualisation
13 15 (0.73%) iSeries
14 14 (0.68%) Clustering
15 13 (0.63%) DTV
15 13 (0.63%) GIS
16 12 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 153 (7.41%) Windows
2 106 (5.13%) Linux
3 87 (4.21%) UNIX
4 24 (1.16%) Android
4 24 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 20 (0.97%) Solaris
6 19 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.63%) AIX
9 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (0.39%) zOS
11 8 (0.39%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.29%) CentOS
13 5 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.19%) Fedora
15 3 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.097%) VMS
16 2 (0.097%) HPUX
16 2 (0.097%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (17.09%) SOA
3 342 (16.56%) TOGAF
4 220 (10.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 202 (9.78%) E-Commerce
6 173 (8.38%) CRM
7 164 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 129 (6.25%) Migration
9 126 (6.10%) UML
10 121 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
11 118 (5.71%) Data Modelling
12 92 (4.46%) Project Management
13 91 (4.41%) Technical Architecture
14 85 (4.12%) Scrum
15 84 (4.07%) ITIL
16 79 (3.83%) Zachman Framework
17 67 (3.24%) Mentoring
18 66 (3.20%) ERP
19 62 (3.00%) Workflow
20 57 (2.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 274 (13.27%) Java
2 130 (6.30%) SQL
3 124 (6.00%) C#
4 37 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 27 (1.31%) Python
5 27 (1.31%) Ruby
6 22 (1.07%) PHP
7 21 (1.02%) C++
8 18 (0.87%) Scala
9 14 (0.68%) C
9 14 (0.68%) VB.NET
10 13 (0.63%) VB
11 11 (0.53%) PL/SQL
11 11 (0.53%) Perl
12 10 (0.48%) ABAP
12 10 (0.48%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.39%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.39%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.24%) COBOL
14 5 (0.24%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 136 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 124 (6.00%) Degree
3 102 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.21%) ISEB
6 24 (1.16%) CCIE
7 14 (0.68%) CCNP
8 12 (0.58%) CCNA
8 12 (0.58%) CCDP
8 12 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.34%) CCIP
10 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.15%) CCDA
12 2 (0.097%) PMP
12 2 (0.097%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.097%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.097%) PhD
12 2 (0.097%) MCSE
12 2 (0.097%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.097%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.28%) QA
2 24 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (0.97%) ISO 9000
4 13 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.63%) GAAP
4 13 (0.63%) SLA
5 9 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.29%) COBIT
7 5 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.19%) HL7
8 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.097%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.097%) EMIR
10 1 (0.048%) Basel III
10 1 (0.048%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.048%) DICOM
10 1 (0.048%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.048%) GCP
10 1 (0.048%) GMP
System Software
1 64 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 23 (1.11%) vSphere
5 12 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (0.44%) SRDF
7 8 (0.39%) KVM
8 7 (0.34%) NFS
9 6 (0.29%) XenApp
9 6 (0.29%) Xen
10 5 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.15%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.097%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.048%) Docker
13 1 (0.048%) LXC
13 1 (0.048%) vCloud
13 1 (0.048%) SAP ITS
Systems Management
1 32 (1.55%) Puppet
2 24 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.53%) SCCM
4 8 (0.39%) Windows Intune
5 7 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.34%) SCOM
6 5 (0.24%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.24%) Netcool
7 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.097%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.097%) OpenView
9 2 (0.097%) OPNET
9 2 (0.097%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.097%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.048%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.048%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 317 (15.35%) Oracle
2 267 (12.93%) Microsoft
3 198 (9.59%) SAP
4 107 (5.18%) IBM
5 99 (4.79%) VMware
6 87 (4.21%) Cisco
7 55 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
8 39 (1.89%) EMC
9 32 (1.55%) TIBCO
10 30 (1.45%) hybris
11 25 (1.21%) Citrix
12 24 (1.16%) Informatica
13 21 (1.02%) Sitecore
13 21 (1.02%) NetApp
13 21 (1.02%) Hyperion
14 19 (0.92%) HP
15 15 (0.73%) Juniper
16 14 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
16 14 (0.68%) Tableau
17 13 (0.63%) Sun
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Dagenham, Essex
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £270 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Montash
Rate: £425 - £525 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: dependatn on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago