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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 130 118 115
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 43 89 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.22% 1.61% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.69% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 76 66
Median daily rate £581 £564 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.10% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £448 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £489
% change year-on-year
- +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £43.98
% change year-on-year
-24.36% +35.30%
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
3358 5251 5446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.26% 95.04% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 4096 3935
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 79 102
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.73 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.63% -6.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.94 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 (37.37%) Finance
2 24 (24.24%) Banking
3 23 (23.23%) TOGAF
4 21 (21.21%) SOA
5 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
5 16 (16.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (13.13%) Retail
6 13 (13.13%) Java
6 13 (13.13%) SQL
7 11 (11.11%) Oracle
7 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (11.11%) Migration
7 11 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (10.10%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (10.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (10.10%) Big Data
8 10 (10.10%) VMware
8 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
8 10 (10.10%) .NET
9 9 (9.09%) Web Services
9 9 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
9 9 (9.09%) IBM
9 9 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (8.08%) Data Modelling
10 8 (8.08%) CRM
10 8 (8.08%) Windows
10 8 (8.08%) AIX
10 8 (8.08%) XML
10 8 (8.08%) People Management

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 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.04%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.03%) CMS
3 3 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.01%) Drupal
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.01%) IIS
5 1 (1.01%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.01%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.01%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.01%) Radian6
2 1 (1.01%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.03%) Office 365
4 2 (2.02%) Force.com
4 2 (2.02%) IaaS
4 2 (2.02%) SaaS
5 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.01%) Boomi
5 1 (1.01%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle CX
5 1 (1.01%) PaaS
5 1 (1.01%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.07%) Firewall
2 5 (5.05%) DNS
2 5 (5.05%) HTTP
3 4 (4.04%) FTP
3 4 (4.04%) LAN
3 4 (4.04%) WAN
3 4 (4.04%) Wireless
3 4 (4.04%) Wireless Security
4 3 (3.03%) CTI
5 2 (2.02%) LDAP
5 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.01%) ISDN
6 1 (1.01%) NAS
6 1 (1.01%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.01%) NFC
6 1 (1.01%) PBX
6 1 (1.01%) PSTN
6 1 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.01%) SAN
6 1 (1.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) Big Data
1 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.02%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.02%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.01%) GIS
5 1 (1.01%) MySQL
5 1 (1.01%) ObjectStore
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.01%) ERwin
2 1 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 37 (37.37%) Finance
2 24 (24.24%) Banking
3 13 (13.13%) Retail
4 5 (5.05%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.04%) Front Office
5 4 (4.04%) Publishing
5 4 (4.04%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.03%) Marketing
7 2 (2.02%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.02%) Legal
7 2 (2.02%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.01%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.10%) .NET
2 9 (9.09%) Web Services
3 8 (8.08%) XML
4 7 (7.07%) REST
5 5 (5.05%) SOAP
6 3 (3.03%) J2EE
6 3 (3.03%) JSON
6 3 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.02%) EDI
7 2 (2.02%) HTML
7 2 (2.02%) HTML5
7 2 (2.02%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (2.02%) OAuth2
8 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.01%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.01%) Middleware
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (1.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.04%) Data Integration
2 4 (4.04%) EPoS
3 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.03%) IVR
3 3 (3.03%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.02%) Derivative
4 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.02%) Equities
4 2 (2.02%) Fintech
4 2 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.02%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.01%) Clustering
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) Contactless
5 1 (1.01%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.01%) EMV
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.01%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) AIX
1 8 (8.08%) Windows
2 6 (6.06%) Linux
3 5 (5.05%) Unix
3 5 (5.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.03%) Solaris
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.23%) TOGAF
2 21 (21.21%) SOA
3 16 (16.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (11.11%) Migration
4 11 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (10.10%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (10.10%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 8 (8.08%) CRM
7 8 (8.08%) Data Modelling
7 8 (8.08%) People Management
8 7 (7.07%) SDLC
8 7 (7.07%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 6 (6.06%) High Availability
9 6 (6.06%) Investment Management
9 6 (6.06%) Zachman Framework
10 5 (5.05%) Low Latency
10 5 (5.05%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (5.05%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) Java
1 13 (13.13%) SQL
2 3 (3.03%) PHP
2 3 (3.03%) Python
2 3 (3.03%) Ruby
3 2 (2.02%) C#
3 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) MCITP
3 1 (1.01%) MCSE
3 1 (1.01%) MCTS
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.01%) PMP
3 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.02%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 9 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.05%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.01%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.01%) vCloud
4 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (1.01%) MOM
Vendors
1 16 (16.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.11%) Oracle
3 10 (10.10%) VMware
4 9 (9.09%) IBM
5 7 (7.07%) Citrix
6 5 (5.05%) Bloomberg
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco
6 5 (5.05%) Dell
6 5 (5.05%) HP
6 5 (5.05%) Reuters
6 5 (5.05%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (4.04%) Hortonworks
8 3 (3.03%) EMC
8 3 (3.03%) SAP
9 2 (2.02%) Informatica
9 2 (2.02%) MuleSoft
9 2 (2.02%) Pega
10 1 (1.01%) Pardot
10 1 (1.01%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (1.01%) Talend
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