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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 107 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1186 1054 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.00% 1.86% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 2.02% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 641 607
Average daily rate
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£515 £514 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.24% -1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £648
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +4.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.80% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.72 £42.30 £56.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.53 £56.80 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £45.49 £73.75
% change year-on-year
+30.80% -38.32%

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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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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 -3 1074 £520 +0.48% 216
London -23 373 £550 - 78
South East -20 230 £500 +2.04% 47
North West +29 114 £525 +13.51% 22
City of London +2 92 £575 +4.54% 22
Hampshire +41 89 £500 +8.69% 7
West Midlands +24 80 £504 +4.40% 23
East of England +18 73 £538 +7.50% 15
South West +4 73 £500 - 9
Manchester +35 64 £488 +8.33% 11
Scotland +13 53 £475 -5.00% 9
Berkshire -43 50 £488 +2.63% 15
North East +8 42 £500 -6.97% 1
Yorkshire -12 42 £475 -5.00% 14
Wales +23 38 £445 -6.31% 7
Buckinghamshire +8 35 £475 -11.62% 4
Edinburgh -3 33 £525 +5.00% 3
East Midlands -7 33 £525 +16.66% 4
South Wales +15 32 £451 -5.15% 7
Cambridgeshire +15 30 £538 +26.47% 3
Bristol +12 27 £500 +7.52% 4
West Yorkshire -18 27 £500 +2.56% 9
Milton Keynes +8 25 £480 +3.22% 3
Cardiff +11 23 £425 -10.52% 6
Hertfordshire +3 20 £550 +10.00% 8
Oxfordshire -5 20 £500 +11.11% 9
Cambridge +8 19 £531 +25.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -14 19 £500 -6.97%
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 19 £500 -6.97%
Leeds -17 19 £500 - 8

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 526 (21.83%) Finance
2 434 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
3 406 (16.85%) SOA
4 395 (16.39%) TOGAF
5 374 (15.52%) Oracle
6 370 (15.35%) Java
7 340 (14.11%) Microsoft
8 242 (10.04%) Enterprise Architecture
9 233 (9.67%) Banking
10 230 (9.54%) SAP
11 227 (9.42%) Retail
12 218 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 206 (8.55%) .NET
14 196 (8.13%) CRM
15 189 (7.84%) E-Commerce
16 182 (7.55%) UML
17 180 (7.47%) Technical Architecture
18 179 (7.43%) SQL
19 169 (7.01%) Web Services
20 168 (6.97%) Windows
21 166 (6.89%) SQL Server
22 158 (6.56%) Middleware
23 152 (6.31%) Security Cleared
24 149 (6.18%) Migration
25 148 (6.14%) VMware
26 138 (5.73%) Telecoms
27 137 (5.68%) IBM
28 133 (5.52%) Data Modelling
29 128 (5.31%) Project Management
30 118 (4.90%) Degree

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 108 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 85 (3.53%) WebSphere
3 41 (1.70%) JBoss
4 39 (1.62%) WebLogic
5 33 (1.37%) CMS
6 31 (1.29%) IIS
7 29 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
8 27 (1.12%) SAS
9 22 (0.91%) Lync
10 21 (0.87%) Apache
11 18 (0.75%) IBM Notes
11 18 (0.75%) NetWeaver
12 16 (0.66%) SAP EP
13 15 (0.62%) Node.js
13 15 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.58%) MS Exchange
15 13 (0.54%) Documentum
16 11 (0.46%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 94 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 21 (0.87%) MS Office
4 11 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.25%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.25%) Siemens NX
6 4 (0.17%) CATIA
6 4 (0.17%) MS Project
7 3 (0.12%) SPSS
7 3 (0.12%) Mingle
8 2 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 71 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
4 21 (0.87%) Maximo
5 18 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
6 17 (0.71%) SAP CRM
7 16 (0.66%) Teamcenter
7 16 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.58%) SAP CO
9 13 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
9 13 (0.54%) SAP FI
10 11 (0.46%) Agresso
10 11 (0.46%) SAP PSCD
11 10 (0.41%) SAP EWM
11 10 (0.41%) SAP APO
11 10 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
12 9 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
12 9 (0.37%) SAP PP
12 9 (0.37%) SAP MDM
12 9 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 89 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (2.57%) SaaS
4 33 (1.37%) PaaS
5 31 (1.29%) Office 365
6 30 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.87%) IaaS
8 13 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 12 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.21%) Force.com
11 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.17%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.12%) Yammer
14 2 (0.083%) HP Helion
14 2 (0.083%) Google Compute Engine
14 2 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.70%) Internet
2 43 (1.78%) WAN
3 41 (1.70%) SAN
4 37 (1.54%) Firewall
5 33 (1.37%) LAN
6 24 (1.00%) VPN
6 24 (1.00%) Network Security
7 20 (0.83%) Unified Communications
8 19 (0.79%) NAS
8 19 (0.79%) VLAN
8 19 (0.79%) VoIP
9 17 (0.71%) DNS
9 17 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (0.66%) MPLS
11 15 (0.62%) VoLTE
12 12 (0.50%) FTP
12 12 (0.50%) 4G
13 11 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (0.46%) 3G
13 11 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (2.82%) MongoDB
3 68 (2.82%) Big Data
4 64 (2.66%) Relational Database
5 52 (2.16%) Oracle Database
6 49 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 48 (1.99%) Hadoop
8 45 (1.87%) MySQL
9 39 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (1.54%) RDBMS
11 36 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
13 24 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
14 22 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
15 19 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
16 18 (0.75%) SAP BW
17 16 (0.66%) DB2
17 16 (0.66%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 31 (1.29%) Jenkins
2 24 (1.00%) Selenium
3 19 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
5 16 (0.66%) JIRA
6 12 (0.50%) Maven
6 12 (0.50%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.50%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.37%) Subversion
8 7 (0.29%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.29%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.25%) Hudson
9 6 (0.25%) Rational Rose
10 5 (0.21%) Ant
10 5 (0.21%) ERwin
11 4 (0.17%) Lombardi
11 4 (0.17%) JUnit
11 4 (0.17%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.17%) Toad
11 4 (0.17%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 526 (21.83%) Finance
2 233 (9.67%) Banking
3 227 (9.42%) Retail
4 138 (5.73%) Telecoms
5 93 (3.86%) Manufacturing
6 76 (3.15%) Marketing
7 31 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 31 (1.29%) Financial Institution
8 30 (1.24%) Automotive
9 28 (1.16%) Legal
10 27 (1.12%) Retail Banking
11 25 (1.04%) Billing
12 24 (1.00%) Publishing
13 22 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
14 19 (0.79%) Military
15 14 (0.58%) Games
16 13 (0.54%) Advertising
16 13 (0.54%) Front Office
17 12 (0.50%) Law
17 12 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (8.55%) .NET
2 169 (7.01%) Web Services
3 158 (6.56%) Middleware
4 104 (4.32%) HTML
5 87 (3.61%) J2EE
6 85 (3.53%) XML
7 63 (2.61%) HTML5
8 61 (2.53%) RESTful
9 55 (2.28%) REST
9 55 (2.28%) SOAP
10 43 (1.78%) .NET Framework
11 42 (1.74%) CSS
12 40 (1.66%) JSON
13 37 (1.54%) Spring
14 35 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
15 28 (1.16%) AngularJS
16 26 (1.08%) SAP PI
16 26 (1.08%) Java EE
17 24 (1.00%) XSLT
17 24 (1.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (4.36%) Data Centre
2 102 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 63 (2.61%) Data Integration
5 62 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (2.41%) GIS
7 57 (2.37%) Mobile App
8 43 (1.78%) User Experience
9 26 (1.08%) N-Tier
9 26 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 19 (0.79%) Social Media
10 19 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 18 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 15 (0.62%) Credit Risk
12 15 (0.62%) Over-the-Top Content
13 13 (0.54%) Algorithms
13 13 (0.54%) IPTV
14 12 (0.50%) Clustering
14 12 (0.50%) Replication
14 12 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 168 (6.97%) Windows
2 101 (4.19%) Linux
3 83 (3.44%) UNIX
4 40 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 33 (1.37%) Android
6 19 (0.79%) AIX
7 18 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 16 (0.66%) Solaris
9 10 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.41%) Windows Vista
10 9 (0.37%) HPUX
10 9 (0.37%) Windows XP
10 9 (0.37%) VMS
11 8 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.21%) MVS
13 5 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (16.85%) SOA
3 395 (16.39%) TOGAF
4 242 (10.04%) Enterprise Architecture
5 218 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 196 (8.13%) CRM
7 189 (7.84%) E-Commerce
8 182 (7.55%) UML
9 180 (7.47%) Technical Architecture
10 149 (6.18%) Migration
11 133 (5.52%) Data Modelling
12 128 (5.31%) Project Management
13 111 (4.61%) Data Management
14 108 (4.48%) ERP
15 104 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
16 94 (3.90%) Scrum
17 91 (3.78%) Zachman Framework
18 88 (3.65%) Analytics
19 86 (3.57%) ITIL
20 84 (3.49%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 370 (15.35%) Java
2 179 (7.43%) SQL
3 104 (4.32%) C#
4 93 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 52 (2.16%) Ruby
6 32 (1.33%) C
7 27 (1.12%) Scala
8 26 (1.08%) VB
9 24 (1.00%) Python
10 21 (0.87%) Clojure
11 20 (0.83%) C++
12 9 (0.37%) PHP
13 8 (0.33%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.29%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.25%) ABAP
16 5 (0.21%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.21%) Tcl
16 5 (0.21%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.21%) XPath
16 5 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 152 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 118 (4.90%) Degree
3 108 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 17 (0.71%) DV Cleared
4 17 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (0.66%) ISEB
6 13 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.29%) CCNP
8 7 (0.29%) CCNA
9 5 (0.21%) CISSP
9 5 (0.21%) CCIE
9 5 (0.21%) IBM Certification
9 5 (0.21%) CISM
10 4 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (0.17%) CISA
10 4 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.12%) MCSD
11 3 (0.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.07%) QA
2 24 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.66%) ISO 9000
4 12 (0.50%) COBIT
5 10 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (0.41%) GMP
5 10 (0.41%) GxP
6 9 (0.37%) Basel II
6 9 (0.37%) COREP
7 8 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.21%) FATCA
10 3 (0.12%) EMIR
10 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.12%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.083%) Basel III
11 2 (0.083%) MiFID
System Software
1 87 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 24 (1.00%) Docker
5 18 (0.75%) Xen
6 16 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.58%) vSphere
8 12 (0.50%) NFS
9 11 (0.46%) SRDF
10 10 (0.41%) VMware ESX
11 8 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (0.25%) vCloud
14 5 (0.21%) KVM
14 5 (0.21%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.17%) XenApp
15 4 (0.17%) Apache Flume
16 3 (0.12%) LXC
17 2 (0.083%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 31 (1.29%) Puppet
2 28 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (0.95%) SCCM
4 11 (0.46%) OpenView
4 11 (0.46%) EMC VPLEX
5 9 (0.37%) HP NNM
5 9 (0.37%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.33%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
8 6 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.21%) SnapMirror
9 5 (0.21%) SnapVault
9 5 (0.21%) SCOM
10 4 (0.17%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.12%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.083%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.083%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.083%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 374 (15.52%) Oracle
2 340 (14.11%) Microsoft
3 230 (9.54%) SAP
4 148 (6.14%) VMware
5 137 (5.68%) IBM
6 77 (3.20%) Cisco
7 51 (2.12%) HP
8 50 (2.07%) Citrix
9 49 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.74%) hybris
11 38 (1.58%) webMethods
12 34 (1.41%) TIBCO
12 34 (1.41%) EMC
13 32 (1.33%) Adobe
14 31 (1.29%) ATG
15 26 (1.08%) ESRI
16 25 (1.04%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.04%) NetApp
16 25 (1.04%) Pega
17 22 (0.91%) Sitecore
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fox IT SM ltd
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East
Ifftner Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £650 - £730 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Preferred Choice
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £500 - £550 per day all inclusive
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £500 - £550 per day all inclusive
Posted: Yesterday
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £750 per day excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
@ITS
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago