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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 115 93 131
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 978 1059 870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 2.07% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.24% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 620 442
Average daily rate
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£508 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £382 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +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
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
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 £41.00
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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -21 893 £510 -0.48% 197
London -20 414 £550 - 88
South East +10 241 £500 +5.26% 34
Berkshire +13 102 £475 -5.00% 13
City of London -31 82 £525 -4.54% 29
South West -7 47 £475 +5.55% 5
East of England -27 44 £450 -10.00% 8
Surrey +17 43 £563 +29.31% 5
West Midlands -4 42 £490 +8.88% 7
Scotland -28 40 £471 +4.72% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 39 £450 +5.88% 5
Hampshire -11 36 £525 +10.52% 7
North West -10 34 £475 +15.43% 17
Edinburgh -28 31 £465 +3.33% 1
East Midlands -12 29 £450 - 7
Reading +11 28 £575 +15.00% 8
Yorkshire -11 22 £500 +5.26% 21
Gloucestershire - 22 £465 -
West Yorkshire -8 19 £500 +5.26% 20
Wales -6 18 £550 +10.00% 3
Cheshire +7 17 £450 +2.85% 4
Gloucester - 15 £475 -
Leeds 0 14 £500 - 17
Hertfordshire -18 14 £475 +1.06%
Swindon +2 13 £500 - 1
Milton Keynes -4 13 £490 +15.29% 5
South Wales -11 13 £550 +10.00% 3
Wiltshire -11 13 £500 +8.69% 1
Staines +8 12 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +3 12 £423 -3.42% 5

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 434 (22.65%) Finance
2 350 (18.27%) Oracle
3 281 (14.67%) SOA
4 262 (13.67%) TOGAF
5 247 (12.89%) .NET
6 236 (12.32%) Java
7 233 (12.16%) SAP
8 216 (11.27%) CRM
9 191 (9.97%) Retail
10 190 (9.92%) Microsoft
11 188 (9.81%) Enterprise Architecture
12 165 (8.61%) Telecoms
13 161 (8.40%) Banking
13 161 (8.40%) Windows
14 148 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
15 136 (7.10%) Web Services
16 134 (6.99%) Security Cleared
17 129 (6.73%) Technical Architecture
18 124 (6.47%) Project Management
19 121 (6.32%) SQL
19 121 (6.32%) Degree
20 119 (6.21%) SQL Server
21 114 (5.95%) Middleware
22 113 (5.90%) Migration
23 110 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
24 108 (5.64%) J2EE
24 108 (5.64%) E-Commerce
25 104 (5.43%) UML
26 94 (4.91%) SC Cleared
27 92 (4.80%) Agile Software Development

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 78 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 75 (3.91%) WebSphere
3 44 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 23 (1.20%) IIS
6 21 (1.10%) Apache
7 20 (1.04%) Lync
8 19 (0.99%) MS Exchange
9 17 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 16 (0.84%) CMS
11 14 (0.73%) SAS
11 14 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
14 10 (0.52%) NetWeaver
15 9 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (0.47%) Liferay
Applications
1 75 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.25%) MS Office
5 20 (1.04%) MS Project
6 11 (0.57%) 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 31 (1.62%) SAP FI
3 30 (1.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 30 (1.57%) SAP CO
4 28 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.63%) SAP SD
8 11 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (0.52%) SAP FI-GL
9 10 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
9 10 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
9 10 (0.52%) SAP CRM
10 9 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
10 9 (0.47%) Magento
11 8 (0.42%) Cerner Millennium
12 7 (0.37%) SAP ERP
12 7 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
12 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 6 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.14%) SaaS
2 29 (1.51%) PaaS
3 22 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (0.73%) Office 365
5 12 (0.63%) IaaS
6 10 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.26%) Force.com
8 4 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.052%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.03%) Internet
2 44 (2.30%) Firewall
2 44 (2.30%) LAN
3 38 (1.98%) WAN
4 36 (1.88%) 3G
5 32 (1.67%) SAN
6 30 (1.57%) LTE
7 22 (1.15%) 4G
8 19 (0.99%) Wireless
9 18 (0.94%) SNMP
10 17 (0.89%) VPN
11 16 (0.84%) MPLS
12 15 (0.78%) Network Security
13 14 (0.73%) VoIP
14 13 (0.68%) UMTS
14 13 (0.68%) HTTP
14 13 (0.68%) VLAN
15 12 (0.63%) TCP/IP
16 11 (0.57%) OSPF
16 11 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 53 (2.77%) Oracle Database
5 34 (1.77%) SAP BW
6 33 (1.72%) Big Data
7 29 (1.51%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (1.15%) DB2
10 20 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (0.84%) MySQL
11 16 (0.84%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
12 15 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.57%) NoSQL
16 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (0.84%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.68%) JIRA
3 11 (0.57%) Maven
4 8 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
4 8 (0.42%) Eclipse
5 7 (0.37%) Ant
5 7 (0.37%) JUnit
5 7 (0.37%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.37%) FitNesse
5 7 (0.37%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (0.21%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.10%) Selenium
8 2 (0.10%) XMLSpy
8 2 (0.10%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.052%) NUnit
9 1 (0.052%) Subversion
General
1 434 (22.65%) Finance
2 191 (9.97%) Retail
3 165 (8.61%) Telecoms
4 161 (8.40%) Banking
5 70 (3.65%) Billing
6 53 (2.77%) Manufacturing
7 49 (2.56%) Marketing
8 35 (1.83%) Retail Banking
9 31 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.10%) Publishing
10 21 (1.10%) Back Office
11 18 (0.94%) Legal
11 18 (0.94%) General Ledger
12 17 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.68%) German Language
14 12 (0.63%) French Language
14 12 (0.63%) Military
14 12 (0.63%) Advertising
14 12 (0.63%) Law
15 10 (0.52%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (12.89%) .NET
2 136 (7.10%) Web Services
3 114 (5.95%) Middleware
4 108 (5.64%) J2EE
5 72 (3.76%) HTML
6 68 (3.55%) XML
7 57 (2.97%) SOAP
8 47 (2.45%) REST
9 40 (2.09%) ASP.NET
9 40 (2.09%) Java EE
10 38 (1.98%) CSS
11 30 (1.57%) .NET Framework
12 28 (1.46%) HTML5
13 23 (1.20%) JSON
14 22 (1.15%) Spring
14 22 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
15 21 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
15 21 (1.10%) JMS
16 20 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (0.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 60 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 59 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
3 55 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 36 (1.88%) Open Source
5 34 (1.77%) Data Integration
5 34 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 31 (1.62%) Mainframe
7 28 (1.46%) FMCG
8 19 (0.99%) Client/Server
9 18 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
10 17 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (0.89%) NHS
10 17 (0.89%) Replication
11 16 (0.84%) GIS
11 16 (0.84%) N-Tier
11 16 (0.84%) Online Banking
12 15 (0.78%) Derivative
13 12 (0.63%) PACS
14 11 (0.57%) Clustering
14 11 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 161 (8.40%) Windows
2 79 (4.12%) Linux
3 77 (4.02%) UNIX
4 53 (2.77%) Android
5 52 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.67%) Solaris
7 28 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.30%) AIX
9 24 (1.25%) Windows 7
10 19 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.63%) VMS
13 8 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (0.42%) SUSE
13 8 (0.42%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.31%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (14.67%) SOA
2 262 (13.67%) TOGAF
3 216 (11.27%) CRM
4 188 (9.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 148 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 129 (6.73%) Technical Architecture
7 124 (6.47%) Project Management
8 113 (5.90%) Migration
9 110 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
10 108 (5.64%) E-Commerce
11 104 (5.43%) UML
12 92 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
13 86 (4.49%) Data Modelling
14 84 (4.38%) ITIL
15 74 (3.86%) Scrum
16 72 (3.76%) ERP
17 65 (3.39%) Zachman Framework
18 60 (3.13%) ETL
19 59 (3.08%) Business Analysis
20 56 (2.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 236 (12.32%) Java
2 121 (6.32%) SQL
3 78 (4.07%) C#
4 58 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.25%) C++
6 21 (1.10%) PHP
7 20 (1.04%) C
8 16 (0.84%) Perl
9 11 (0.57%) PL/SQL
10 9 (0.47%) Objective-C
11 8 (0.42%) Ruby
11 8 (0.42%) Python
11 8 (0.42%) ABAP
12 7 (0.37%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.31%) VBScript
13 6 (0.31%) COBOL
14 4 (0.21%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.21%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.16%) R
16 2 (0.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 134 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 121 (6.32%) Degree
3 94 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (0.73%) PMI Certification
7 13 (0.68%) CCIE
8 12 (0.63%) CCNP
9 11 (0.57%) PMP
10 8 (0.42%) CCDP
11 7 (0.37%) CISSP
12 6 (0.31%) CCNA
12 6 (0.31%) MCSE
13 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.26%) MCTS
14 4 (0.21%) CISM
14 4 (0.21%) ISEB
15 3 (0.16%) MCAD
15 3 (0.16%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.41%) QA
2 12 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.37%) SLA
6 6 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.26%) EMIR
8 4 (0.21%) WCAG
8 4 (0.21%) FATCA
8 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.16%) Basel III
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.10%) HL7
11 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.052%) Basel II
11 1 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 66 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.73%) XenApp
4 12 (0.63%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.42%) vSphere
6 7 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.31%) SRDF
7 6 (0.31%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (0.16%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.16%) NFS
10 2 (0.10%) Xen
10 2 (0.10%) KVM
11 1 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.052%) ISA 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 18 (0.94%) SCCM
2 15 (0.78%) Tivoli
3 14 (0.73%) Puppet
4 8 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.21%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 3 (0.16%) Netcool
7 3 (0.16%) OPNET
7 3 (0.16%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.10%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.10%) OpenView
8 2 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.052%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.052%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 350 (18.27%) Oracle
2 233 (12.16%) SAP
3 190 (9.92%) Microsoft
4 92 (4.80%) VMware
5 83 (4.33%) IBM
6 67 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
7 61 (3.18%) Cisco
8 47 (2.45%) Citrix
9 44 (2.30%) JBoss
10 40 (2.09%) TIBCO
11 36 (1.88%) HP
12 33 (1.72%) Siebel
12 33 (1.72%) webMethods
13 23 (1.20%) EMC
14 22 (1.15%) Juniper
15 19 (0.99%) ATG
16 18 (0.94%) Intel
17 17 (0.89%) Business Objects
17 17 (0.89%) Red Hat
18 16 (0.84%) NetApp
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day excellent rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £601 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day excellent rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £65000 - £70000 per annum + £5k Car Allow + Bonus to 30%
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £568.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
University of Leeds
Rate: From £38,511 to £45,954 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate Value
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago