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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 94 103 117
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1076 952 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.05% 1.86% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.02% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 595 430
Average daily rate
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£525 £510 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Average hourly rate £42.25 £44.25 £61.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% -27.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £61.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -27.45%

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
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +10 1010 £525 +2.14% 199
London -34 348 £525 -4.54% 87
South East +15 249 £525 +16.66% 45
East of England +32 116 £550 +6.02% 17
Berkshire +37 113 £500 +17.64% 16
North West +33 91 £475 -5.00% 17
South West 0 86 £555 +11.00% 9
City of London -12 83 £538 -6.52% 32
Hampshire +16 59 £505 +3.58% 13
Reading +30 47 £494 -2.46% 5
Bedfordshire +18 45 £575 +15.00% 2
West Midlands -1 39 £425 -8.10% 7
East Midlands +19 38 £519 +33.69% 5
Manchester +13 38 £475 -5.00% 7
Scotland -11 38 £450 - 8
Buckinghamshire -9 33 £500 +17.64% 1
Milton Keynes -3 31 £500 +11.11% 1
Edinburgh -8 30 £450 +2.27% 3
Yorkshire +5 29 £500 -1.71% 11
Cambridgeshire +22 28 £511 +16.85% 5
Cheshire +19 28 £450 -11.76% 5
Wiltshire +19 27 £545 +8.67% 1
Southampton +6 25 £525 -19.23% 7
Luton +9 24 £575 +15.00%
Swindon +11 23 £545 +6.23% 1
Northamptonshire +10 21 £540 - 1
Somerset +8 21 £675 +20.26% 2
Hertfordshire -1 20 £475 -15.92% 8
Bristol -3 19 £500 +11.11% 3
Taunton +2 18 £675 +22.72% 1

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 452 (21.71%) Finance
2 380 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
3 362 (17.39%) SOA
4 352 (16.91%) TOGAF
5 297 (14.27%) Oracle
6 285 (13.69%) Microsoft
7 271 (13.02%) Java
8 265 (12.73%) Retail
9 246 (11.82%) .NET
10 229 (11.00%) Banking
11 218 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 211 (10.13%) SAP
13 208 (9.99%) E-Commerce
14 178 (8.55%) Web Services
15 175 (8.41%) Enterprise Architecture
16 158 (7.59%) Windows
17 157 (7.54%) CRM
18 149 (7.16%) Security Cleared
19 146 (7.01%) SQL Server
20 140 (6.72%) SQL
21 139 (6.68%) Migration
22 135 (6.48%) C#
23 132 (6.34%) UML
23 132 (6.34%) Telecoms
24 121 (5.81%) Degree
25 119 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
26 117 (5.62%) Middleware
27 111 (5.33%) SC Cleared
28 109 (5.24%) Data Modelling
29 98 (4.71%) VMware

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 72 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 55 (2.64%) Apache
3 48 (2.31%) CMS
4 40 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 40 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
5 30 (1.44%) WebLogic
6 26 (1.25%) Lync
7 24 (1.15%) IIS
8 20 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (0.77%) Documentum
9 16 (0.77%) SAS
10 15 (0.72%) Node.js
11 13 (0.62%) Confluence
11 13 (0.62%) JBoss
12 12 (0.58%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
16 8 (0.38%) Liferay
Applications
1 86 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.01%) MS Office
4 17 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.19%) MS Project
6 4 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.048%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.048%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 19 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
6 10 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (0.43%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.43%) SAP CO
7 9 (0.43%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
10 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.24%) Summit
10 5 (0.24%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
11 4 (0.19%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 84 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (2.02%) SaaS
3 35 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (1.54%) Office 365
5 22 (1.06%) PaaS
6 21 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.77%) IaaS
8 8 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.34%) Force.com
10 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.048%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.048%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.65%) Internet
2 75 (3.60%) Firewall
3 62 (2.98%) WAN
4 57 (2.74%) LAN
5 43 (2.07%) SAN
6 32 (1.54%) VPN
6 32 (1.54%) MPLS
7 25 (1.20%) Network Security
8 24 (1.15%) 3G
9 22 (1.06%) NAS
10 21 (1.01%) VoIP
11 19 (0.91%) Broadband
11 19 (0.91%) BGP
12 18 (0.86%) VLAN
12 18 (0.86%) TCP/IP
13 17 (0.82%) DNS
13 17 (0.82%) OSPF
14 16 (0.77%) IP Telephony
15 15 (0.72%) MVNO
16 14 (0.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 97 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (3.27%) Big Data
4 55 (2.64%) Hadoop
5 40 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 37 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (1.39%) DB2
8 26 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (1.15%) MySQL
9 24 (1.15%) NoSQL
10 23 (1.10%) MongoDB
10 23 (1.10%) Relational Database
11 21 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
12 18 (0.86%) SAP BW
13 16 (0.77%) DataStage
14 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.72%) HPCC
15 9 (0.43%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (1.15%) Maven
2 22 (1.06%) JIRA
2 22 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.82%) Eclipse
4 15 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.62%) Selenium
6 8 (0.38%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.34%) MSTest
7 7 (0.34%) FitNesse
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.24%) Moq
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.14%) NUnit
10 3 (0.14%) RequisitePro
10 3 (0.14%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.096%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.096%) Grunt
11 2 (0.096%) Bower
General
1 452 (21.71%) Finance
2 265 (12.73%) Retail
3 229 (11.00%) Banking
4 132 (6.34%) Telecoms
5 70 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 52 (2.50%) Marketing
7 50 (2.40%) Retail Banking
8 40 (1.92%) Billing
9 31 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 30 (1.44%) Local Government
11 27 (1.30%) Legal
12 22 (1.06%) Back Office
13 17 (0.82%) Electronics
14 16 (0.77%) Automotive
14 16 (0.77%) Publishing
15 14 (0.67%) Games
16 13 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.58%) Financial Institution
18 6 (0.29%) Military
18 6 (0.29%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (11.82%) .NET
2 178 (8.55%) Web Services
3 117 (5.62%) Middleware
4 91 (4.37%) J2EE
5 77 (3.70%) HTML
6 58 (2.79%) XML
7 50 (2.40%) HTML5
8 47 (2.26%) ASP.NET
9 39 (1.87%) REST
10 37 (1.78%) CSS
10 37 (1.78%) Spring
10 37 (1.78%) JSON
11 34 (1.63%) SOAP
12 32 (1.54%) WCF
12 32 (1.54%) jQuery
13 31 (1.49%) .NET Framework
14 30 (1.44%) Java EE
15 29 (1.39%) RESTful
16 24 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (3.75%) Open Source
3 62 (2.98%) Computer Science
4 61 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 39 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 39 (1.87%) User Experience
7 25 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 22 (1.06%) NHS
8 22 (1.06%) Social Media
9 20 (0.96%) Data Structures
10 18 (0.86%) Data Integration
11 17 (0.82%) Credit Risk
11 17 (0.82%) Clustering
12 15 (0.72%) GIS
13 14 (0.67%) DTV
14 12 (0.58%) Biometrics
15 11 (0.53%) Thin Client
15 11 (0.53%) Online Banking
15 11 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 158 (7.59%) Windows
2 87 (4.18%) Linux
3 82 (3.94%) UNIX
4 27 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 25 (1.20%) Android
6 22 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (0.82%) Solaris
9 13 (0.62%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.53%) AIX
11 9 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.34%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.29%) zOS
13 6 (0.29%) CentOS
13 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.19%) Fedora
14 4 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.14%) VMS
16 2 (0.096%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (17.39%) SOA
3 352 (16.91%) TOGAF
4 218 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 208 (9.99%) E-Commerce
6 175 (8.41%) Enterprise Architecture
7 157 (7.54%) CRM
8 139 (6.68%) Migration
9 132 (6.34%) UML
10 119 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
11 109 (5.24%) Data Modelling
12 93 (4.47%) Technical Architecture
13 90 (4.32%) Project Management
14 85 (4.08%) ITIL
15 79 (3.79%) Scrum
16 78 (3.75%) Zachman Framework
17 66 (3.17%) Workflow
18 60 (2.88%) Mentoring
19 56 (2.69%) ERP
20 55 (2.64%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 271 (13.02%) Java
2 140 (6.72%) SQL
3 135 (6.48%) C#
4 51 (2.45%) JavaScript
5 30 (1.44%) Ruby
6 25 (1.20%) Python
7 22 (1.06%) PHP
8 18 (0.86%) Scala
9 15 (0.72%) C++
10 14 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.67%) VB
11 13 (0.62%) PowerShell
12 12 (0.58%) VB.NET
12 12 (0.58%) C
13 11 (0.53%) Perl
14 10 (0.48%) ABAP
15 7 (0.34%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.29%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.29%) COBOL
17 4 (0.19%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 149 (7.16%) Security Cleared
2 121 (5.81%) Degree
3 111 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.39%) VCP4
5 26 (1.25%) ISEB
6 22 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (0.82%) CCIE
8 14 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.58%) CCNA
10 11 (0.53%) CCNP
11 8 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.38%) CCDP
12 7 (0.34%) CCIP
13 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.14%) MCSE
14 3 (0.14%) MCPD
15 2 (0.096%) Network+ Certification
15 2 (0.096%) CCSA
15 2 (0.096%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.096%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.92%) QA
2 25 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.01%) ISO 9000
4 14 (0.67%) SLA
4 14 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.62%) GAAP
6 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.29%) GMP
8 6 (0.29%) GxP
9 5 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 5 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.19%) HL7
10 4 (0.19%) COBIT
11 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.048%) GCP
11 1 (0.048%) DICOM
11 1 (0.048%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.048%) FATCA
System Software
1 62 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.01%) vSphere
5 13 (0.62%) Xen
6 12 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.43%) SRDF
8 8 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.38%) NFS
8 8 (0.38%) KVM
9 5 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (0.19%) XenApp
10 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.14%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.096%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.096%) XenServer
12 2 (0.096%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.048%) vCloud
13 1 (0.048%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (1.25%) Puppet
2 24 (1.15%) SCCM
2 24 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (0.38%) Windows Intune
4 7 (0.34%) SCOM
5 4 (0.19%) Netcool
5 4 (0.19%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.14%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.096%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.048%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.048%) OPNET
8 1 (0.048%) WSUS
8 1 (0.048%) OpenView
8 1 (0.048%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 297 (14.27%) Oracle
2 285 (13.69%) Microsoft
3 211 (10.13%) SAP
4 98 (4.71%) VMware
5 97 (4.66%) IBM
6 90 (4.32%) Cisco
7 51 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
8 44 (2.11%) EMC
9 41 (1.97%) Citrix
10 39 (1.87%) TIBCO
11 28 (1.34%) Sitecore
12 22 (1.06%) Informatica
13 21 (1.01%) NetApp
13 21 (1.01%) HP
13 21 (1.01%) hybris
14 18 (0.86%) Hyperion
15 14 (0.67%) Business Objects
16 13 (0.62%) Juniper
16 13 (0.62%) Red Hat
17 12 (0.58%) TOWER Software
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