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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
London / City of London
Rank 108 123 118
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 48 27 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.65% 0.90% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 0.94% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 60
Median daily rate £615 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £430 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £673 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
2778 2872 4792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.53% 95.73% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2248 3700
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 76
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £53.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 34 (30.09%) Finance
2 27 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 27 (23.89%) Java
3 19 (16.81%) Banking
4 18 (15.93%) Data Architecture
4 18 (15.93%) SOA
5 17 (15.04%) SQL
6 16 (14.16%) .NET
6 16 (14.16%) TOGAF
7 15 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (13.27%) CRM
8 11 (9.73%) Dynamics CRM
9 10 (8.85%) Retail
9 10 (8.85%) REST
9 10 (8.85%) Oracle
9 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
9 10 (8.85%) Web Services
9 10 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
10 9 (7.96%) Hadoop
10 9 (7.96%) Data Integration
10 9 (7.96%) Migration
10 9 (7.96%) Big Data
11 8 (7.08%) Analytics
11 8 (7.08%) JSON
11 8 (7.08%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (7.08%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (7.08%) SAP
11 8 (7.08%) ETL

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 8 (7.08%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (6.19%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.54%) CMS
4 2 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.77%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) JBoss
5 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.54%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.77%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.88%) Maximo
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.88%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.88%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.19%) Office 365
3 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.54%) SaaS
4 4 (3.54%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.77%) PaaS
7 1 (0.88%) GitHub
7 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.88%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) HTTP
1 6 (5.31%) LDAP
2 5 (4.42%) DNS
3 3 (2.65%) Firewall
4 2 (1.77%) ISDN
4 2 (1.77%) PBX
4 2 (1.77%) PSTN
4 2 (1.77%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.77%) SSL
4 2 (1.77%) VPN
5 1 (0.88%) DHCP
5 1 (0.88%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.88%) SAN
5 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.88%) WAN
5 1 (0.88%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.96%) Big Data
2 9 (7.96%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.77%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.77%) Essbase
5 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.88%) HBase
6 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.65%) Maven
3 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.88%) Ant
4 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.88%) ERwin
General
1 34 (30.09%) Finance
2 19 (16.81%) Banking
3 10 (8.85%) Retail
4 6 (5.31%) Advertising
4 6 (5.31%) Marketing
5 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.65%) Prime Brokerage
7 2 (1.77%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Front Office
8 1 (0.88%) Publishing
8 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.16%) .NET
2 10 (8.85%) REST
2 10 (8.85%) Web Services
3 8 (7.08%) JSON
4 7 (6.19%) HTML
4 7 (6.19%) XML
5 6 (5.31%) Middleware
6 4 (3.54%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (3.54%) SOAP
7 3 (2.65%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.65%) HTML5
7 3 (2.65%) JAAS
7 3 (2.65%) jQuery
7 3 (2.65%) SAML
7 3 (2.65%) Spring
7 3 (2.65%) XSD
8 2 (1.77%) CSS
8 2 (1.77%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Data Integration
2 6 (5.31%) Market Risk
3 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.54%) User Experience
5 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.65%) Equities
5 3 (2.65%) Fintech
6 2 (1.77%) EPoS
6 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.77%) Tandem
7 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.88%) EMV
7 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) Unix
2 4 (3.54%) Linux
2 4 (3.54%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) AIX
3 1 (0.88%) Solaris
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.93%) Data Architecture
1 18 (15.93%) SOA
2 16 (14.16%) TOGAF
3 15 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (13.27%) CRM
4 10 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (7.96%) Migration
6 8 (7.08%) Analytics
6 8 (7.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (7.08%) ETL
6 8 (7.08%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (5.31%) Data Modelling
7 6 (5.31%) DevOps
7 6 (5.31%) Scrum
8 5 (4.42%) Document Management
8 5 (4.42%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.42%) ERP
8 5 (4.42%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (4.42%) People Management
8 5 (4.42%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.89%) Java
2 17 (15.04%) SQL
3 9 (7.96%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.19%) C#
4 7 (6.19%) Python
5 6 (5.31%) Ruby
6 3 (2.65%) Perl
6 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.77%) PHP
7 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.77%) XPath
8 1 (0.88%) C
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.77%) Degree
2 2 (1.77%) MCITP
2 2 (1.77%) MCSE
2 2 (1.77%) MCTS
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.77%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.77%) PMP
2 2 (1.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) MiFID
2 1 (0.88%) COBIT
2 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (7.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.88%) Ceph
4 1 (0.88%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.88%) HDFS
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.54%) MOM
2 1 (0.88%) Ansible
2 1 (0.88%) Cacti
2 1 (0.88%) Puppet
2 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.85%) Oracle
3 8 (7.08%) SAP
4 6 (5.31%) VMware
5 3 (2.65%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.77%) ATG
6 2 (1.77%) Avaya
6 2 (1.77%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.77%) Cisco
6 2 (1.77%) Citrix
6 2 (1.77%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.77%) IBM
6 2 (1.77%) Reuters
6 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe
7 1 (0.88%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.88%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.88%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.88%) Splunk
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