The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Microsoft Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 155 199 208
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.058% 0.036% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.038% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £588 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £495
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Solutions Architect
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3272 5259 5942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.95% 95.48% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2663 3983 4356
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 83 85
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -10.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect across the City of London region.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Microsoft Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) X.500
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Forefront Identity Manager

Microsoft Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle