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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 92 134 91
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1222 870 1058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.19% 1.64% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 1.78% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 514 598
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 £405 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 9
Average hourly rate £35.00 £60.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +47.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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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 +47 1136 £525 +5.00% 228
London +36 489 £550 +4.76% 107
South East -9 200 £500 +1.52% 38
City of London +44 133 £550 +4.76% 39
North West +39 93 £525 +14.50% 16
East of England +36 78 £525 +16.66% 16
West Midlands +21 67 £475 -2.06% 17
East Midlands +23 60 £525 +16.66% 6
Berkshire -15 60 £525 +15.06% 13
Hampshire +20 51 £483 -2.96% 2
South West -7 51 £450 -5.26% 13
Yorkshire +9 50 £450 +1.40% 13
Manchester +35 49 £500 +21.21% 11
Scotland +8 48 £450 -1.36% 9
West Yorkshire -5 34 £455 +2.53% 6
Northamptonshire +23 33 £525 +14.75% 1
North East +1 28 £483 +4.32% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 28 £488 +13.37% 4
Milton Keynes +17 25 £470 -12.55% 1
Wales +11 23 £443 -19.54% 2
Edinburgh -7 23 £538 +19.44% 5
Leeds -13 22 £475 - 5
West Sussex +2 20 £510 -2.85% 2
Hertfordshire +1 20 £483 -8.09% 2
Somerset +19 19 £425 +6.25% 2
Warwickshire +13 19 £550 +69.23%
Reading -6 18 £550 -4.34% 4
Bristol +7 16 £520 +4.00% 3
Bracknell +7 15 £550 -8.33% 1
South Wales -1 15 £450 -18.18% 2

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 518 (20.86%) Finance
2 441 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
3 437 (17.60%) SOA
4 389 (15.67%) TOGAF
5 372 (14.98%) Java
6 370 (14.90%) Microsoft
7 352 (14.18%) Oracle
8 276 (11.12%) .NET
9 262 (10.55%) Retail
10 248 (9.99%) Enterprise Architecture
11 235 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 234 (9.42%) Banking
13 227 (9.14%) SAP
14 224 (9.02%) E-Commerce
15 215 (8.66%) UML
16 196 (7.89%) CRM
17 192 (7.73%) Web Services
18 189 (7.61%) SQL
19 186 (7.49%) Windows
20 175 (7.05%) SQL Server
21 166 (6.69%) Middleware
22 150 (6.04%) Technical Architecture
23 145 (5.84%) Security Cleared
24 141 (5.68%) VMware
25 139 (5.60%) Telecoms
26 138 (5.56%) C#
27 132 (5.32%) Migration
28 126 (5.07%) Degree
29 123 (4.95%) IBM
30 114 (4.59%) Project Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.90%) WebSphere
3 43 (1.73%) Apache
4 39 (1.57%) IIS
5 37 (1.49%) CMS
6 32 (1.29%) JBoss
6 32 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (0.97%) Documentum
7 24 (0.97%) IBM Notes
8 22 (0.89%) WebLogic
9 20 (0.81%) Lync
10 18 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 18 (0.72%) SAS
11 14 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 14 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.52%) NetWeaver
13 11 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
13 11 (0.44%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 101 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.81%) MS Office
3 18 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.24%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.24%) Siemens NX
6 4 (0.16%) CATIA
6 4 (0.16%) MS Project
7 2 (0.081%) SPSS
7 2 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.081%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 48 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
3 22 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
4 17 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.60%) Maximo
6 14 (0.56%) Teamcenter
6 14 (0.56%) Agresso
7 13 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 13 (0.52%) SAP CO
7 13 (0.52%) SAP CRM
8 12 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (0.48%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.44%) SAP PSCD
9 11 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
10 10 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
11 9 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.32%) SAP MDM
12 8 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 95 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (1.93%) SaaS
4 34 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 32 (1.29%) Office 365
6 28 (1.13%) PaaS
7 21 (0.85%) IaaS
8 13 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 12 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.24%) Force.com
12 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.12%) Yammer
14 2 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.081%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.081%) HP Helion
14 2 (0.081%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.081%) Google Compute Engine
14 2 (0.081%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.54%) Internet
2 52 (2.09%) Firewall
3 41 (1.65%) WAN
4 38 (1.53%) SAN
5 30 (1.21%) VPN
6 28 (1.13%) LAN
7 21 (0.85%) DNS
8 18 (0.72%) VLAN
8 18 (0.72%) Network Security
8 18 (0.72%) NAS
9 15 (0.60%) VoLTE
10 14 (0.56%) HTTP
11 13 (0.52%) 3G
11 13 (0.52%) MPLS
11 13 (0.52%) Unified Communications
12 12 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
12 12 (0.48%) 4G
12 12 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (0.44%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 71 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (2.62%) Big Data
4 64 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 52 (2.09%) MongoDB
6 50 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 44 (1.77%) Hadoop
8 40 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (1.41%) MySQL
10 34 (1.37%) NoSQL
11 31 (1.25%) RDBMS
12 28 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (0.85%) SAP BW
14 21 (0.85%) DB2
15 18 (0.72%) EDRMS
15 18 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (0.60%) SAP HANA
18 12 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 26 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.48%) TeamCity
4 10 (0.40%) Maven
5 9 (0.36%) JIRA
5 9 (0.36%) Selenium
6 8 (0.32%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.24%) Subversion
7 6 (0.24%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.20%) ERwin
8 5 (0.20%) Rational Rose
9 4 (0.16%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.16%) Lombardi
9 4 (0.16%) Hudson
10 3 (0.12%) Apache Continuum
10 3 (0.12%) Rational Application Developer
10 3 (0.12%) MSI
10 3 (0.12%) Toad
10 3 (0.12%) JDeveloper
General
1 518 (20.86%) Finance
2 262 (10.55%) Retail
3 234 (9.42%) Banking
4 139 (5.60%) Telecoms
5 100 (4.03%) Manufacturing
6 52 (2.09%) Marketing
7 41 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 37 (1.49%) Billing
9 32 (1.29%) Legal
10 31 (1.25%) Automotive
11 30 (1.21%) Retail Banking
12 29 (1.17%) Financial Institution
13 27 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
14 22 (0.89%) Publishing
15 21 (0.85%) Local Government
16 16 (0.64%) Games
17 14 (0.56%) Front Office
18 13 (0.52%) Law
19 12 (0.48%) Back Office
20 9 (0.36%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (11.12%) .NET
2 192 (7.73%) Web Services
3 166 (6.69%) Middleware
4 97 (3.91%) XML
5 96 (3.87%) HTML
6 92 (3.71%) J2EE
7 56 (2.26%) HTML5
8 54 (2.17%) SOAP
9 50 (2.01%) .NET Framework
10 48 (1.93%) RESTful
11 47 (1.89%) REST
12 46 (1.85%) Java EE
12 46 (1.85%) CSS
13 37 (1.49%) ASP.NET
14 32 (1.29%) JSON
15 29 (1.17%) KnockoutJS
16 28 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
17 27 (1.09%) WCF
18 25 (1.01%) jQuery
19 24 (0.97%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 108 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 93 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 70 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 56 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (2.01%) GIS
7 44 (1.77%) User Experience
8 41 (1.65%) Data Integration
9 40 (1.61%) Computer Science
10 22 (0.89%) N-Tier
11 21 (0.85%) NHS
11 21 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 21 (0.85%) Clustering
12 20 (0.81%) Informatics
13 19 (0.77%) PMI
14 18 (0.72%) Credit Risk
15 15 (0.60%) Mainframe
16 14 (0.56%) Thin Client
16 14 (0.56%) Fat Client
16 14 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 186 (7.49%) Windows
2 81 (3.26%) UNIX
2 81 (3.26%) Linux
3 43 (1.73%) Apple iOS
4 35 (1.41%) Android
5 25 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.68%) Solaris
9 14 (0.56%) AIX
10 11 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
11 10 (0.40%) Windows XP
12 8 (0.32%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.24%) VMS
13 6 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (17.60%) SOA
3 389 (15.67%) TOGAF
4 248 (9.99%) Enterprise Architecture
5 235 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 224 (9.02%) E-Commerce
7 215 (8.66%) UML
8 196 (7.89%) CRM
9 150 (6.04%) Technical Architecture
10 132 (5.32%) Migration
11 114 (4.59%) Project Management
12 103 (4.15%) ITIL
13 102 (4.11%) Data Modelling
14 98 (3.95%) SDLC
15 97 (3.91%) Scrum
16 94 (3.79%) ERP
17 92 (3.71%) Zachman Framework
18 90 (3.62%) Data Management
19 87 (3.50%) Workflow
20 84 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 372 (14.98%) Java
2 189 (7.61%) SQL
3 138 (5.56%) C#
4 90 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 32 (1.29%) VB
6 31 (1.25%) Ruby
7 30 (1.21%) C
8 28 (1.13%) C++
9 18 (0.72%) Clojure
10 16 (0.64%) Scala
11 13 (0.52%) Python
12 11 (0.44%) PHP
12 11 (0.44%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.40%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.40%) ABAP
14 8 (0.32%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.24%) R
15 6 (0.24%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.20%) Tcl
16 5 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 145 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 126 (5.07%) Degree
3 102 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.13%) ISEB
5 20 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 18 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.24%) CISSP
9 6 (0.24%) CCIE
9 6 (0.24%) CISM
10 5 (0.20%) MCPD
10 5 (0.20%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.20%) CCNA
11 4 (0.16%) CCNP
11 4 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.16%) CISA
12 3 (0.12%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 3 (0.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.05%) QA
2 36 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (1.25%) ISO 9000
4 16 (0.64%) GxP
4 16 (0.64%) GMP
5 15 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 11 (0.44%) COBIT
7 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.24%) SLA
7 6 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.24%) FATCA
8 3 (0.12%) EMIR
8 3 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.081%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.081%) MiFID
10 1 (0.040%) HL7
10 1 (0.040%) Basel III
10 1 (0.040%) Solvency II
System Software
1 79 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 46 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.09%) Xen
5 22 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (0.85%) Docker
7 15 (0.60%) vSphere
8 13 (0.52%) NFS
9 12 (0.48%) SRDF
10 11 (0.44%) VMware ESX
10 11 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.32%) KVM
12 5 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (0.16%) XenServer
13 4 (0.16%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.12%) XenApp
14 3 (0.12%) vCloud
14 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.12%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 35 (1.41%) SCCM
2 25 (1.01%) Puppet
3 23 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.48%) EMC VPLEX
5 11 (0.44%) OpenView
6 9 (0.36%) HP NNM
7 8 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
8 7 (0.28%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.16%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.16%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.16%) SCOM
10 4 (0.16%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.12%) Netcool
11 3 (0.12%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.12%) SnapMirror
11 3 (0.12%) SnapVault
12 2 (0.081%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 370 (14.90%) Microsoft
2 352 (14.18%) Oracle
3 227 (9.14%) SAP
4 141 (5.68%) VMware
5 123 (4.95%) IBM
6 79 (3.18%) Cisco
7 60 (2.42%) Citrix
8 58 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (1.97%) TIBCO
10 48 (1.93%) HP
11 37 (1.49%) EMC
11 37 (1.49%) webMethods
12 30 (1.21%) ATG
13 26 (1.05%) hybris
14 25 (1.01%) Adobe
15 24 (0.97%) Lotus
16 23 (0.93%) Red Hat
16 23 (0.93%) Business Objects
17 21 (0.85%) Informatica
17 21 (0.85%) JDA
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Morecambe, Lancashire
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Rate: Up to £520 per day
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Berkshire
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Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
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Shropshire
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