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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 106 78 114
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 58 135 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.71% 2.44% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 2.57% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 107 77
Median daily rate £600 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £733 £625 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £60.00
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
3220 5261 5645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.18% 95.00% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2626 4018 4237
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 93 78
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.30 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 33 (33.67%) Banking
2 31 (31.63%) Finance
3 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (20.41%) TOGAF
4 19 (19.39%) SOA
5 15 (15.31%) Oracle
6 14 (14.29%) Retail
6 14 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (13.27%) Java
8 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
8 11 (11.22%) Migration
8 11 (11.22%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (10.20%) Data Centre
9 10 (10.20%) IBM
10 9 (9.18%) VMware
10 9 (9.18%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (8.16%) Firewall
11 8 (8.16%) Active Directory
11 8 (8.16%) .NET
11 8 (8.16%) Web Services
11 8 (8.16%) CRM
11 8 (8.16%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.14%) Windows
12 7 (7.14%) UML
12 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
12 7 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
12 7 (7.14%) Investment Banking
12 7 (7.14%) People Management
12 7 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement

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 (4.08%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.06%) IIS
3 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.02%) Apache
4 1 (1.02%) CMS
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.02%) Maximo
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.02%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.02%) Force.com
3 1 (1.02%) IaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle CX
3 1 (1.02%) Responsys
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) Firewall
2 5 (5.10%) LAN
2 5 (5.10%) NAS
2 5 (5.10%) SAN
2 5 (5.10%) WAN
2 5 (5.10%) Wireless
3 4 (4.08%) DNS
3 4 (4.08%) FTP
3 4 (4.08%) HTTP
3 4 (4.08%) Wireless Security
4 1 (1.02%) FCoE
4 1 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.02%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) Intranet
4 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.02%) LDAP
4 1 (1.02%) NFC
4 1 (1.02%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) Big Data
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.02%) HBase
5 1 (1.02%) MySQL
5 1 (1.02%) ObjectStore
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 33 (33.67%) Banking
2 31 (31.63%) Finance
3 14 (14.29%) Retail
4 7 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 6 (6.12%) Front Office
6 3 (3.06%) Publishing
6 3 (3.06%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.04%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.04%) Marketing
8 1 (1.02%) Advertising
8 1 (1.02%) Billing
8 1 (1.02%) Electronics
8 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) .NET
1 8 (8.16%) Web Services
2 4 (4.08%) J2EE
3 3 (3.06%) Middleware
3 3 (3.06%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.04%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.02%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.02%) EDI
5 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.02%) JSP
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.02%) React
5 1 (1.02%) REST
5 1 (1.02%) Servlets
5 1 (1.02%) SOAP
5 1 (1.02%) Spring
5 1 (1.02%) WCF
5 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.10%) Video on Demand
3 4 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.06%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.06%) EPoS
5 2 (2.04%) Derivative
5 2 (2.04%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.04%) Equities
5 2 (2.04%) Fintech
5 2 (2.04%) IPTV
5 2 (2.04%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.02%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.02%) EMV
6 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.02%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.02%) PACS
6 1 (1.02%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) AIX
3 4 (4.08%) Linux
4 3 (3.06%) Unix
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.04%) Solaris
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (20.41%) TOGAF
2 19 (19.39%) SOA
3 14 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (11.22%) Migration
4 11 (11.22%) Technical Architecture
5 9 (9.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (8.16%) CRM
6 8 (8.16%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (7.14%) People Management
7 7 (7.14%) UML
7 7 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
8 6 (6.12%) Project Management
8 6 (6.12%) SDLC
9 5 (5.10%) Network Design
9 5 (5.10%) Translating Business Requirements
9 5 (5.10%) Workflow
10 4 (4.08%) Data Architecture
10 4 (4.08%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.27%) Java
2 6 (6.12%) SQL
3 2 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Degree
3 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (8.16%) Active Directory
1 8 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.02%) NFS
4 1 (1.02%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.02%) SRDF
4 1 (1.02%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Oracle
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.20%) IBM
4 9 (9.18%) VMware
5 5 (5.10%) Cisco
6 4 (4.08%) Citrix
6 4 (4.08%) EMC
6 4 (4.08%) hybris
6 4 (4.08%) SAP
7 3 (3.06%) Bloomberg
7 3 (3.06%) Dell
7 3 (3.06%) Hortonworks
7 3 (3.06%) HP
7 3 (3.06%) Reuters
8 2 (2.04%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.04%) NetApp
8 2 (2.04%) Pega
8 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.04%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.02%) Concur
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