The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 122 116 114
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 53 70 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.54% 1.51% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.59% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 56 79
Median daily rate £600 £565 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £625 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.75 £52.25
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -2.87%
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
3267 4408 5489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.00% 95.21% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2598 3473 4019
Median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 68 110
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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 Solutions Architect across the City of London region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 37 (32.46%) Finance
2 25 (21.93%) Banking
3 22 (19.30%) TOGAF
4 21 (18.42%) SOA
5 19 (16.67%) Java
6 18 (15.79%) SQL
7 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
8 15 (13.16%) Retail
9 14 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (12.28%) Oracle
10 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
10 13 (11.40%) CRM
11 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (9.65%) VMware
12 11 (9.65%) E-Commerce
12 11 (9.65%) Big Data
13 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
13 10 (8.77%) Windows
14 9 (7.89%) XML
14 9 (7.89%) Data Modelling
14 9 (7.89%) Migration
14 9 (7.89%) IBM
14 9 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (7.89%) Hadoop
14 9 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
15 8 (7.02%) Firewall
15 8 (7.02%) Unix
15 8 (7.02%) AIX

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 4 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.63%) CMS
3 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.75%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.88%) Drupal
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.88%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.88%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.88%) Maximo
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.88%) Radian6
2 1 (0.88%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.88%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.51%) Office 365
4 2 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.75%) Force.com
4 2 (1.75%) IaaS
4 2 (1.75%) SaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Boomi
5 1 (0.88%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle CX
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Responsys
5 1 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) Firewall
2 6 (5.26%) DNS
3 5 (4.39%) HTTP
4 4 (3.51%) FTP
4 4 (3.51%) LAN
4 4 (3.51%) LDAP
4 4 (3.51%) WAN
4 4 (3.51%) Wireless
4 4 (3.51%) Wireless Security
5 3 (2.63%) CTI
6 2 (1.75%) ISDN
6 2 (1.75%) PBX
6 2 (1.75%) PSTN
6 2 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (1.75%) SSL
6 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.88%) NAS
7 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.88%) NFC
7 1 (0.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.65%) Big Data
3 9 (7.89%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.75%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) GIS
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) ObjectStore
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) ERwin
1 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (32.46%) Finance
2 25 (21.93%) Banking
3 15 (13.16%) Retail
4 6 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.26%) Marketing
5 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.63%) Front Office
7 2 (1.75%) Advertising
7 2 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.75%) Legal
7 2 (1.75%) Publishing
7 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.89%) XML
2 8 (7.02%) .NET
2 8 (7.02%) Web Services
3 7 (6.14%) REST
4 5 (4.39%) SOAP
5 3 (2.63%) EDI
5 3 (2.63%) J2EE
5 3 (2.63%) JAAS
5 3 (2.63%) JSON
5 3 (2.63%) Middleware
5 3 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.75%) HTML
6 2 (1.75%) HTML5
6 2 (1.75%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.75%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.88%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.51%) EPoS
3 3 (2.63%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.63%) Equities
3 3 (2.63%) Fintech
3 3 (2.63%) IVR
4 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.75%) Reinsurance
4 2 (1.75%) Social Media
4 2 (1.75%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.88%) Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) EMV
5 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.77%) Windows
2 8 (7.02%) AIX
2 8 (7.02%) Unix
3 6 (5.26%) Linux
4 5 (4.39%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.63%) Solaris
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.30%) TOGAF
2 21 (18.42%) SOA
3 14 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (11.40%) CRM
5 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.65%) E-Commerce
7 9 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (7.89%) Data Modelling
7 9 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (7.89%) Migration
7 9 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (7.02%) Low Latency
9 7 (6.14%) People Management
10 6 (5.26%) High Availability
10 6 (5.26%) Investment Management
10 6 (5.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
11 5 (4.39%) Data Architecture
11 5 (4.39%) Data Management
11 5 (4.39%) ERP
11 5 (4.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.67%) Java
2 18 (15.79%) SQL
3 6 (5.26%) Python
3 6 (5.26%) Ruby
4 4 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.63%) Perl
5 3 (2.63%) PHP
6 2 (1.75%) C#
6 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.88%) C
7 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.63%) Degree
3 2 (1.75%) MCITP
3 2 (1.75%) MCSE
3 2 (1.75%) MCTS
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.75%) PMP
4 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.63%) MiFID
3 2 (1.75%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.39%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.88%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.88%) vCloud
5 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.88%) MOM
Vendors
1 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.28%) Oracle
3 11 (9.65%) VMware
4 9 (7.89%) IBM
5 7 (6.14%) Citrix
6 6 (5.26%) Cisco
7 5 (4.39%) Bloomberg
7 5 (4.39%) Dell
7 5 (4.39%) HP
7 5 (4.39%) Reuters
7 5 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (4.39%) SAP
8 4 (3.51%) Hortonworks
9 3 (2.63%) EMC
9 3 (2.63%) MuleSoft
9 3 (2.63%) WorldPay
10 2 (1.75%) Avaya
10 2 (1.75%) Informatica
11 1 (0.88%) JDA
11 1 (0.88%) NetApp
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