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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 86 124 100
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1254 930 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.28% 1.72% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.86% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 566 502
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +42 1163 £525 +3.96% 230
London +34 472 £550 +4.76% 114
South East +33 242 £505 +10.98% 45
City of London +35 133 £550 +4.76% 31
Berkshire +35 94 £538 +19.44% 13
North West +36 91 £475 +2.26% 6
East of England +45 84 £550 +15.78% 19
South West +24 66 £543 +8.50% 11
East Midlands +40 63 £500 +5.26% 11
Scotland -1 61 £488 +4.22% 5
West Midlands -6 53 £525 +8.24% 8
Yorkshire -1 52 £475 +7.04% 13
Hampshire +18 47 £500 -2.43% 3
Manchester +31 43 £450 -1.36% 3
Edinburgh -5 38 £488 +3.17% 1
West Yorkshire -3 37 £465 +6.28% 4
Northamptonshire +24 34 £536 +11.66% 7
Buckinghamshire -1 32 £500 +16.27% 3
Reading +15 29 £570 +15.44% 5
Bedfordshire +28 26 £613 +11.36% 4
Milton Keynes +16 26 £458 -28.23% 2
Hertfordshire +5 26 £475 -6.17% 5
Oxfordshire +9 25 £500 - 3
Somerset +26 24 £545 -0.90% 2
Bristol +16 20 £475 -20.83% 2
Northampton +14 20 £536 +11.66% 5
North East +6 20 £495 +7.02% 1
West Sussex -6 20 £498 +3.10% 1
Cheshire +5 19 £450 -
Luton +16 18 £600 +9.09%

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 516 (21.95%) Finance
2 424 (18.03%) SOA
3 393 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
4 387 (16.46%) TOGAF
5 325 (13.82%) Microsoft
6 314 (13.36%) Oracle
7 309 (13.14%) Java
8 261 (11.10%) .NET
9 249 (10.59%) Retail
10 242 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 234 (9.95%) Banking
12 223 (9.49%) SAP
13 222 (9.44%) Enterprise Architecture
14 218 (9.27%) E-Commerce
15 195 (8.29%) UML
16 185 (7.87%) CRM
17 178 (7.57%) Web Services
18 173 (7.36%) Windows
19 169 (7.19%) SQL Server
20 164 (6.98%) SQL
21 159 (6.76%) Middleware
22 152 (6.47%) Telecoms
23 146 (6.21%) C#
24 137 (5.83%) Security Cleared
25 127 (5.40%) Technical Architecture
26 119 (5.06%) Migration
27 114 (4.85%) Degree
28 113 (4.81%) VMware
29 106 (4.51%) Project Management
30 101 (4.30%) Data Centre

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 91 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 57 (2.42%) WebSphere
3 39 (1.66%) CMS
4 36 (1.53%) Apache
5 29 (1.23%) IIS
6 28 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (0.94%) Lync
7 22 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 22 (0.94%) JBoss
8 21 (0.89%) Documentum
9 16 (0.68%) Node.js
10 15 (0.64%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
11 13 (0.55%) NetWeaver
12 12 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
13 11 (0.47%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.43%) SAS
15 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 84 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 21 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.55%) MS Office
4 8 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.13%) MS Project
6 2 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.085%) SPSS
7 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.043%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.043%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.043%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 44 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
5 16 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
6 14 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.60%) Agresso
7 12 (0.51%) SAP CO
8 11 (0.47%) SAP FI
8 11 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.47%) Maximo
8 11 (0.47%) SAP CRM
9 10 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
11 8 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.34%) SAP PSCD
12 7 (0.30%) Teamcenter
13 6 (0.26%) SAP ERP
13 6 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
13 6 (0.26%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 93 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.74%) SaaS
4 31 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (1.32%) PaaS
5 23 (0.98%) IaaS
6 22 (0.94%) Office 365
7 7 (0.30%) Force.com
8 6 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.13%) Yammer
12 2 (0.085%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.085%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.043%) Taleo
13 1 (0.043%) Heroku
13 1 (0.043%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.11%) Firewall
2 56 (2.38%) Internet
3 44 (1.87%) WAN
4 42 (1.79%) SAN
5 37 (1.57%) LAN
6 33 (1.40%) VPN
7 20 (0.85%) MPLS
8 19 (0.81%) DNS
8 19 (0.81%) Network Security
8 19 (0.81%) NAS
9 15 (0.64%) HTTP
9 15 (0.64%) VoLTE
10 14 (0.60%) VLAN
11 13 (0.55%) 3G
11 13 (0.55%) MVNO
12 12 (0.51%) Unified Communications
12 12 (0.51%) VoIP
13 11 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (0.47%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 82 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (2.68%) Big Data
4 54 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 44 (1.87%) Relational Database
6 42 (1.79%) Hadoop
7 39 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 35 (1.49%) NoSQL
9 33 (1.40%) MongoDB
10 26 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (1.06%) RDBMS
11 25 (1.06%) DB2
12 24 (1.02%) SAP BW
13 23 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
14 20 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (0.81%) MySQL
16 17 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 15 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
18 13 (0.55%) EDRMS
19 12 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 9 (0.38%) Maven
3 9 (0.38%) TeamCity
4 8 (0.34%) JIRA
5 7 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (0.26%) Selenium
7 5 (0.21%) Rational Rose
7 5 (0.21%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.17%) MSTest
8 4 (0.17%) Moq
8 4 (0.17%) Hudson
8 4 (0.17%) Subversion
8 4 (0.17%) ERwin
8 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.13%) Toad
9 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.13%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.13%) Apache Continuum
9 3 (0.13%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 516 (21.95%) Finance
2 249 (10.59%) Retail
3 234 (9.95%) Banking
4 152 (6.47%) Telecoms
5 90 (3.83%) Manufacturing
6 45 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 40 (1.70%) Marketing
8 36 (1.53%) Billing
9 33 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 28 (1.19%) Automotive
10 28 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 26 (1.11%) Legal
12 23 (0.98%) Games
13 22 (0.94%) Publishing
14 21 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.77%) Local Government
16 14 (0.60%) Law
17 12 (0.51%) Back Office
17 12 (0.51%) Electronics
18 11 (0.47%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (11.10%) .NET
2 178 (7.57%) Web Services
3 159 (6.76%) Middleware
4 87 (3.70%) HTML
5 75 (3.19%) XML
6 73 (3.11%) J2EE
7 55 (2.34%) REST
8 54 (2.30%) HTML5
9 45 (1.91%) ASP.NET
10 44 (1.87%) SOAP
11 43 (1.83%) .NET Framework
12 42 (1.79%) CSS
13 35 (1.49%) Java EE
13 35 (1.49%) WCF
14 32 (1.36%) jQuery
15 31 (1.32%) JSON
16 30 (1.28%) AngularJS
17 28 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
18 27 (1.15%) RESTful
19 25 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.30%) Data Centre
2 95 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
4 65 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 62 (2.64%) Mobile App
6 43 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 42 (1.79%) GIS
8 37 (1.57%) User Experience
9 29 (1.23%) Data Integration
10 26 (1.11%) Credit Risk
11 24 (1.02%) NHS
11 24 (1.02%) Clustering
12 22 (0.94%) Informatics
13 19 (0.81%) PMI
14 18 (0.77%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.64%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.64%) Social Media
16 14 (0.60%) Mainframe
17 13 (0.55%) Biometrics
17 13 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 173 (7.36%) Windows
2 66 (2.81%) Linux
3 60 (2.55%) UNIX
4 41 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 35 (1.49%) Android
6 27 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (0.64%) AIX
10 14 (0.60%) Solaris
11 13 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
13 8 (0.34%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.21%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.17%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.13%) VMS
16 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.085%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.085%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (18.03%) SOA
2 393 (16.72%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (16.46%) TOGAF
4 242 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 222 (9.44%) Enterprise Architecture
6 218 (9.27%) E-Commerce
7 195 (8.29%) UML
8 185 (7.87%) CRM
9 127 (5.40%) Technical Architecture
10 119 (5.06%) Migration
11 106 (4.51%) Project Management
12 98 (4.17%) ITIL
13 96 (4.08%) SDLC
14 85 (3.62%) Data Management
14 85 (3.62%) Zachman Framework
15 82 (3.49%) Data Modelling
15 82 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
16 81 (3.45%) ERP
17 78 (3.32%) Workflow
18 74 (3.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 309 (13.14%) Java
2 164 (6.98%) SQL
3 146 (6.21%) C#
4 66 (2.81%) JavaScript
5 27 (1.15%) VB
6 25 (1.06%) Ruby
7 24 (1.02%) C++
8 19 (0.81%) C
9 14 (0.60%) Python
10 12 (0.51%) PowerShell
10 12 (0.51%) Scala
10 12 (0.51%) ABAP
11 11 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 11 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.43%) PHP
13 9 (0.38%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.26%) COBOL
15 5 (0.21%) Perl
15 5 (0.21%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.21%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 137 (5.83%) Security Cleared
2 114 (4.85%) Degree
3 97 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 23 (0.98%) ISEB
5 19 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 18 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.26%) CCIE
10 5 (0.21%) CCNA
10 5 (0.21%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.21%) MCPD
11 4 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.17%) CCNP
12 3 (0.13%) MCSE
12 3 (0.13%) CCDP
13 2 (0.085%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.085%) CCSA
13 2 (0.085%) CISM
13 2 (0.085%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.21%) QA
2 29 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.06%) ISO 9000
4 16 (0.68%) GMP
4 16 (0.68%) GxP
5 15 (0.64%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 12 (0.51%) SLA
7 11 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.30%) COBIT
9 6 (0.26%) FATCA
10 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.17%) GAAP
12 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.13%) EMIR
12 3 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.085%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.043%) Solvency II
System Software
1 59 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.60%) Xen
5 12 (0.51%) vSphere
6 11 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.30%) NFS
9 7 (0.30%) SRDF
10 6 (0.26%) KVM
11 4 (0.17%) XenServer
12 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.13%) vCloud
12 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.085%) Docker
13 2 (0.085%) LXC
Systems Management
1 24 (1.02%) SCCM
2 23 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.81%) Puppet
4 11 (0.47%) OpenView
5 9 (0.38%) HP NNM
5 9 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (0.26%) SCOM
7 5 (0.21%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.17%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.13%) Netcool
9 3 (0.13%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.13%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.13%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.085%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 2 (0.085%) CA LISA
10 2 (0.085%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.085%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 325 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 314 (13.36%) Oracle
3 223 (9.49%) SAP
4 113 (4.81%) VMware
5 98 (4.17%) IBM
6 79 (3.36%) Cisco
7 57 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
8 47 (2.00%) Citrix
8 47 (2.00%) TIBCO
9 43 (1.83%) HP
10 29 (1.23%) ATG
11 25 (1.06%) hybris
12 23 (0.98%) Business Objects
13 22 (0.94%) Informatica
13 22 (0.94%) EMC
14 21 (0.89%) webMethods
14 21 (0.89%) Sitecore
15 19 (0.81%) Adobe
15 19 (0.81%) JDA
16 18 (0.77%) Red Hat
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £425 - 550 per day + negotiable on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
Mason Frank International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pesaro Limited
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Pesaro Limited
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: up to £325 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Circa £750-875pd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Castleford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday