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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 95 119 95
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1191 958 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.09% 1.75% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 1.89% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 571 609
Average daily rate
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£520 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £648 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £478 £470
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £51.29 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.42 £43.52 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £59.06 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £51.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+16.01% +28.21%

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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +25 1104 £520 +3.94% 179
London +8 438 £550 +4.76% 87
South East -34 194 £500 +0.50% 34
City of London +29 108 £550 +4.80% 24
North West +40 105 £525 +10.52% 9
West Midlands +22 70 £475 -3.06% 10
East of England +25 69 £519 +18.57% 6
Berkshire -21 62 £525 +10.52% 10
South West +15 57 £450 -5.26% 12
Manchester +31 56 £500 +11.11% 6
East Midlands +15 56 £525 +16.66% 5
Hampshire +20 55 £498 -5.23% 4
Yorkshire +8 50 £453 -9.50% 10
Scotland -2 42 £450 -5.26% 13
North East +11 40 £483 +28.66% 1
West Yorkshire -8 30 £465 -7.00% 9
Northamptonshire +16 29 £525 +11.70% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 26 £450 - 5
Cambridgeshire +3 22 £525 +24.26% 1
Wales +2 22 £440 -20.00% 3
Leeds -15 20 £475 -5.00% 7
Edinburgh -17 20 £525 +12.90% 5
Somerset +22 19 £450 - 4
Milton Keynes 0 19 £450 -8.16% 3
Cheshire +2 18 £600 +20.00% 2
Tyne and Wear -8 18 £483 +28.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 17 £483 +28.66% 1
Hertfordshire -10 17 £490 +3.15% 2
Bristol 0 16 £500 +7.52% 3
Warwickshire +16 15 £550 -

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 507 (20.90%) Finance
2 437 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
3 424 (17.48%) SOA
4 364 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 362 (14.92%) Java
5 362 (14.92%) Microsoft
6 359 (14.80%) Oracle
7 263 (10.84%) .NET
8 253 (10.43%) Enterprise Architecture
9 239 (9.85%) Retail
10 226 (9.32%) SAP
11 223 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 216 (8.90%) Banking
13 206 (8.49%) E-Commerce
14 189 (7.79%) Windows
15 186 (7.67%) Web Services
16 185 (7.63%) UML
17 181 (7.46%) CRM
18 177 (7.30%) SQL
19 167 (6.88%) SQL Server
19 167 (6.88%) Technical Architecture
20 166 (6.84%) Middleware
21 151 (6.22%) VMware
22 141 (5.81%) Migration
22 141 (5.81%) Telecoms
23 138 (5.69%) Security Cleared
24 134 (5.52%) IBM
25 127 (5.23%) C#
26 121 (4.99%) Degree
27 117 (4.82%) Project Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 96 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 78 (3.22%) WebSphere
3 40 (1.65%) JBoss
4 39 (1.61%) CMS
5 37 (1.53%) IIS
6 34 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 30 (1.24%) Apache
8 24 (0.99%) IBM Notes
9 23 (0.95%) SAS
10 20 (0.82%) Documentum
10 20 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 20 (0.82%) Lync
11 15 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (0.62%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.62%) SAP EP
12 14 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.58%) NetWeaver
13 12 (0.49%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.45%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 106 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.82%) MS Office
4 12 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.25%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.25%) MS Project
5 6 (0.25%) Siemens NX
6 4 (0.16%) CATIA
7 3 (0.12%) Mingle
8 2 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.082%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 56 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
3 29 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
4 24 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
5 18 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.70%) Teamcenter
7 15 (0.62%) Maximo
7 15 (0.62%) SAP CO
8 14 (0.58%) SAP CRM
8 14 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (0.58%) Agresso
8 14 (0.58%) SAP FI
9 12 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
9 12 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
10 11 (0.45%) SAP PSCD
11 10 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
11 10 (0.41%) SAP EWM
11 10 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (0.41%) SAP APO
12 9 (0.37%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 90 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (2.23%) SaaS
4 33 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.15%) PaaS
5 28 (1.15%) Office 365
6 18 (0.74%) IaaS
7 13 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 12 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (0.33%) Force.com
11 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.16%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.12%) Yammer
13 3 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.082%) Google Compute Engine
14 2 (0.082%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.082%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 62 (2.56%) Internet
2 45 (1.85%) WAN
3 42 (1.73%) Firewall
4 41 (1.69%) SAN
5 28 (1.15%) LAN
6 25 (1.03%) VPN
7 21 (0.87%) VLAN
8 20 (0.82%) NAS
8 20 (0.82%) DNS
9 16 (0.66%) Network Security
10 15 (0.62%) Unified Communications
10 15 (0.62%) VoLTE
11 14 (0.58%) VoIP
12 13 (0.54%) HTTP
12 13 (0.54%) MPLS
12 13 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (0.54%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (0.54%) 3G
13 12 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
13 12 (0.49%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 66 (2.72%) Big Data
3 65 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (2.64%) Oracle Database
5 61 (2.51%) MongoDB
6 57 (2.35%) Relational Database
7 46 (1.90%) Hadoop
8 40 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 38 (1.57%) MySQL
10 36 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (1.40%) RDBMS
12 27 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
12 27 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.70%) EDRMS
14 17 (0.70%) DB2
15 16 (0.66%) SAP BW
16 14 (0.58%) SAP HANA
17 13 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (1.20%) Jenkins
2 20 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (0.66%) Selenium
4 14 (0.58%) JIRA
5 12 (0.49%) Maven
5 12 (0.49%) TeamCity
6 9 (0.37%) Subversion
6 9 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.29%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.25%) Hudson
9 5 (0.21%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.21%) Rational Rose
9 5 (0.21%) ERwin
10 4 (0.16%) Lombardi
10 4 (0.16%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.12%) Toad
11 3 (0.12%) JDeveloper
11 3 (0.12%) Ant
11 3 (0.12%) JUnit
General
1 507 (20.90%) Finance
2 239 (9.85%) Retail
3 216 (8.90%) Banking
4 141 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 99 (4.08%) Manufacturing
6 71 (2.93%) Marketing
7 35 (1.44%) Billing
7 35 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 34 (1.40%) Automotive
9 31 (1.28%) Legal
10 29 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 29 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 26 (1.07%) Retail Banking
12 22 (0.91%) Publishing
13 20 (0.82%) Local Government
14 15 (0.62%) Games
15 14 (0.58%) Front Office
16 12 (0.49%) Law
17 11 (0.45%) Back Office
18 10 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (10.84%) .NET
2 186 (7.67%) Web Services
3 166 (6.84%) Middleware
4 107 (4.41%) HTML
5 97 (4.00%) XML
6 88 (3.63%) J2EE
7 63 (2.60%) HTML5
8 61 (2.51%) RESTful
9 54 (2.23%) SOAP
10 51 (2.10%) REST
11 48 (1.98%) CSS
12 43 (1.77%) .NET Framework
13 40 (1.65%) JSON
14 35 (1.44%) ASP.NET
15 34 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
16 32 (1.32%) Java EE
17 29 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
18 28 (1.15%) Spring
19 26 (1.07%) XSLT
20 24 (0.99%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (4.45%) Data Centre
2 96 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 70 (2.89%) Mobile App
5 56 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 53 (2.18%) Data Integration
7 50 (2.06%) GIS
8 46 (1.90%) User Experience
9 33 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 23 (0.95%) N-Tier
11 19 (0.78%) PMI
11 19 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 18 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 18 (0.74%) Social Media
13 17 (0.70%) Credit Risk
13 17 (0.70%) Informatics
13 17 (0.70%) Clustering
14 14 (0.58%) Over-the-Top Content
15 12 (0.49%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.49%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 189 (7.79%) Windows
2 93 (3.83%) Linux
3 87 (3.59%) UNIX
4 43 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 35 (1.44%) Android
6 27 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.62%) Solaris
10 15 (0.62%) AIX
11 10 (0.41%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (0.41%) Windows Vista
12 9 (0.37%) VMS
13 8 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.25%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.21%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (18.01%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (17.48%) SOA
3 364 (15.00%) TOGAF
4 253 (10.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 223 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 206 (8.49%) E-Commerce
7 185 (7.63%) UML
8 181 (7.46%) CRM
9 167 (6.88%) Technical Architecture
10 141 (5.81%) Migration
11 117 (4.82%) Project Management
12 107 (4.41%) ERP
12 107 (4.41%) Data Modelling
13 100 (4.12%) Data Management
14 97 (4.00%) Scrum
15 91 (3.75%) ITIL
16 89 (3.67%) Zachman Framework
17 88 (3.63%) Business Intelligence
18 82 (3.38%) Workflow
19 79 (3.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 362 (14.92%) Java
2 177 (7.30%) SQL
3 127 (5.23%) C#
4 93 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 41 (1.69%) Ruby
6 35 (1.44%) C
7 29 (1.20%) VB
8 26 (1.07%) C++
9 22 (0.91%) Scala
10 21 (0.87%) Clojure
11 18 (0.74%) Python
12 12 (0.49%) PowerShell
13 11 (0.45%) PHP
14 10 (0.41%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.33%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.21%) R
16 5 (0.21%) VBScript
16 5 (0.21%) XPath
16 5 (0.21%) Perl
16 5 (0.21%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 138 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 121 (4.99%) Degree
3 92 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 20 (0.82%) ISEB
4 20 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 19 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.29%) CCNP
9 6 (0.25%) CCNA
9 6 (0.25%) CISSP
9 6 (0.25%) CISM
10 5 (0.21%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.21%) IBM Certification
10 5 (0.21%) MCPD
11 4 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.16%) CCIE
11 4 (0.16%) CISA
11 4 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 2 (0.082%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (1.98%) QA
2 27 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.74%) ISO 9000
4 16 (0.66%) GxP
4 16 (0.66%) GMP
5 15 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 10 (0.41%) COBIT
7 8 (0.33%) Basel II
7 8 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.33%) COREP
8 6 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.25%) FATCA
9 5 (0.21%) SLA
10 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.12%) EMIR
10 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.082%) MiFID
11 2 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.082%) Basel III
System Software
1 86 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (2.43%) Active Directory
3 48 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 26 (1.07%) Xen
5 23 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (0.87%) Docker
7 14 (0.58%) NFS
8 13 (0.54%) SRDF
8 13 (0.54%) vSphere
9 12 (0.49%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.29%) KVM
11 7 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 5 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.21%) vCloud
13 4 (0.16%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.16%) XenServer
14 3 (0.12%) XenApp
14 3 (0.12%) LXC
Systems Management
1 36 (1.48%) SCCM
2 29 (1.20%) Puppet
3 27 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.58%) EMC VPLEX
5 11 (0.45%) OpenView
6 9 (0.37%) HP NNM
7 8 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.21%) SnapMirror
10 5 (0.21%) SnapVault
11 4 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.16%) SCOM
11 4 (0.16%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.12%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.082%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.082%) CA LISA
13 2 (0.082%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 362 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 359 (14.80%) Oracle
3 226 (9.32%) SAP
4 151 (6.22%) VMware
5 134 (5.52%) IBM
6 76 (3.13%) Cisco
7 65 (2.68%) Citrix
8 54 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
9 52 (2.14%) HP
10 42 (1.73%) EMC
11 41 (1.69%) TIBCO
12 37 (1.53%) webMethods
13 29 (1.20%) Adobe
14 28 (1.15%) ATG
15 27 (1.11%) Sitecore
16 26 (1.07%) hybris
16 26 (1.07%) NetApp
17 25 (1.03%) Red Hat
18 24 (0.99%) Lotus
19 21 (0.87%) JDA
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £520 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Salt
Posted: 8 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £540.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £650 day, 6 months contract likely to extend
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £410 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Rate: As per Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £550.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £100 - £650 per day + ***NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE***
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 6 days ago