The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
UK / England
Rank 105 105 117
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 923 989 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.23% 2.17% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 2.28% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 595 548
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +84.61%
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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
39238 43349 43884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.62% 94.94% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25748 27917 28128
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1338 1586 1778
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 431 £600 +4.34% 79
South East +8 174 £516 -1.66% 20
East of England -21 73 £475 -13.63% 7
West Midlands -10 54 £525 +5.00% 12
North West +7 45 £575 +15.00% 14
Yorkshire -12 40 £550 +10.00% 17
South West -11 35 £508 +1.50% 8
East Midlands -13 34 £500 +17.64% 7
North East +2 23 £538 +26.47% 2
Midlands -5 6 £488 -15.21%
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 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 England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 410 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (20.24%) Finance
3 319 (16.02%) Microsoft
4 297 (14.92%) TOGAF
5 294 (14.77%) Java
6 251 (12.61%) SOA
7 225 (11.30%) Oracle
8 219 (11.00%) SAP
9 205 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 204 (10.25%) Retail
11 200 (10.05%) CRM
12 189 (9.49%) Banking
13 182 (9.14%) Web Services
14 177 (8.89%) E-Commerce
15 176 (8.84%) Enterprise Architecture
16 167 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
17 152 (7.63%) .NET
18 143 (7.18%) SQL Server
19 136 (6.83%) SQL
19 136 (6.83%) Windows
20 133 (6.68%) Security Cleared
20 133 (6.68%) Migration
21 132 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
22 130 (6.53%) JavaScript
23 126 (6.33%) Middleware
24 118 (5.93%) REST
25 114 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
26 112 (5.63%) HTML
27 111 (5.58%) Scrum
28 104 (5.22%) Analytical Skills

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 89 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 51 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 48 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 47 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
5 45 (2.26%) CMS
6 34 (1.71%) WebSphere
7 27 (1.36%) WebLogic
8 25 (1.26%) Skype for Business
9 24 (1.21%) Confluence
10 22 (1.10%) JBoss
10 22 (1.10%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.90%) Apache
11 18 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
12 16 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
13 14 (0.70%) Apache Spark
13 14 (0.70%) MS Exchange
14 13 (0.65%) Documentum
15 12 (0.60%) IIS
16 11 (0.55%) Drupal
16 11 (0.55%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 101 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.60%) MS Office
4 4 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.050%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 92 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.10%) SAP HCM
3 20 (1.00%) SAP FI
3 20 (1.00%) SAP HR
4 17 (0.85%) Maximo
5 15 (0.75%) SAP ERP
6 14 (0.70%) SAP CO
7 13 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
8 12 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
9 11 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
10 9 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
10 9 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.40%) SAP GRC
11 8 (0.40%) SAP PS
12 7 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.35%) Magento
12 7 (0.35%) SAP FSCM
12 7 (0.35%) SAP MM
13 6 (0.30%) SAP Travel Management
13 6 (0.30%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 167 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (3.77%) Office 365
3 75 (3.77%) SaaS
4 69 (3.47%) PaaS
5 51 (2.56%) IaaS
6 37 (1.86%) SuccessFactors
7 21 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.90%) OpenShift
9 16 (0.80%) GitHub
10 15 (0.75%) Boomi
11 12 (0.60%) CloudBees
12 11 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (0.45%) Yammer
14 6 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.25%) Akamai
15 5 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.25%) Force.com
16 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.31%) WAN
2 56 (2.81%) LAN
3 48 (2.41%) Firewall
4 44 (2.21%) Internet
5 40 (2.01%) HTTP
6 28 (1.41%) Network Security
7 26 (1.31%) DNS
7 26 (1.31%) LDAP
8 20 (1.00%) TCP/IP
9 19 (0.95%) MPLS
9 19 (0.95%) SAN
9 19 (0.95%) VoIP
9 19 (0.95%) VPN
10 14 (0.70%) Unified Communications
11 13 (0.65%) HTTPS
12 11 (0.55%) Skype
12 11 (0.55%) SSL
13 10 (0.50%) NAS
14 9 (0.45%) SMS
15 8 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 76 (3.82%) Big Data
3 63 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (2.66%) NoSQL
4 53 (2.66%) Relational Database
5 50 (2.51%) Hadoop
6 49 (2.46%) MongoDB
7 37 (1.86%) MySQL
8 28 (1.41%) SAP HANA
8 28 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.31%) SAP BW
10 25 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
10 25 (1.26%) Oracle Database
10 25 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (1.00%) DB2
11 20 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (0.80%) Redis
14 15 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 46 (2.31%) Jenkins
2 37 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 36 (1.81%) JIRA
4 21 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.85%) Maven
6 14 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.65%) SonarQube
8 12 (0.60%) Selenium
9 6 (0.30%) Ant
9 6 (0.30%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.20%) JUnit
11 3 (0.15%) GoCD
11 3 (0.15%) JBehave
11 3 (0.15%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.15%) Rational Rose
12 2 (0.10%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.10%) Mockito
12 2 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.10%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 403 (20.24%) Finance
2 204 (10.25%) Retail
3 189 (9.49%) Banking
4 90 (4.52%) Marketing
5 48 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.26%) Billing
7 44 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.00%) Advertising
10 19 (0.95%) Automotive
10 19 (0.95%) Back Office
11 16 (0.80%) Legal
12 12 (0.60%) Publishing
13 9 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.30%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.25%) Front Office
16 5 (0.25%) Law
17 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (9.14%) Web Services
2 152 (7.63%) .NET
3 126 (6.33%) Middleware
4 118 (5.93%) REST
5 112 (5.63%) HTML
6 94 (4.72%) SOAP
7 85 (4.27%) JSON
8 80 (4.02%) CSS
9 79 (3.97%) Spring
9 79 (3.97%) XML
10 75 (3.77%) J2EE
11 51 (2.56%) AngularJS
12 43 (2.16%) HTML5
13 41 (2.06%) RESTful
14 39 (1.96%) ASP.NET
15 37 (1.86%) jQuery
16 36 (1.81%) Java EE
17 34 (1.71%) CSS3
18 32 (1.61%) Node.js
19 26 (1.31%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (3.87%) Data Centre
3 66 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
4 65 (3.26%) User Experience
5 54 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 46 (2.31%) Data Integration
7 37 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 25 (1.26%) Private Cloud
10 24 (1.21%) Mainframe
11 23 (1.16%) Public Cloud
11 23 (1.16%) Social Media
12 21 (1.05%) Computer Science
13 20 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
14 17 (0.85%) EPoS
15 16 (0.80%) Fintech
15 16 (0.80%) IVR
16 15 (0.75%) Market Risk
16 15 (0.75%) PKI
16 15 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 136 (6.83%) Windows
2 92 (4.62%) Linux
3 46 (2.31%) Unix
4 29 (1.46%) Solaris
5 25 (1.26%) Windows Server
6 19 (0.95%) AIX
7 15 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.60%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.40%) zOS
11 6 (0.30%) Android
11 6 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.25%) SUSE
13 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.15%) HPUX
14 3 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (14.92%) TOGAF
3 251 (12.61%) SOA
4 205 (10.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 200 (10.05%) CRM
6 177 (8.89%) E-Commerce
7 176 (8.84%) Enterprise Architecture
8 133 (6.68%) Migration
9 114 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
10 111 (5.58%) Scrum
11 96 (4.82%) Technical Architecture
12 95 (4.77%) Analytics
12 95 (4.77%) Zachman Framework
13 90 (4.52%) DevOps
14 85 (4.27%) Microservices
15 84 (4.22%) Data Modelling
16 80 (4.02%) Presales
17 74 (3.72%) Data Architecture
18 72 (3.62%) ERP
18 72 (3.62%) UML
Programming Languages
1 294 (14.77%) Java
2 136 (6.83%) SQL
3 130 (6.53%) JavaScript
4 72 (3.62%) C#
5 37 (1.86%) Python
6 25 (1.26%) Ruby
6 25 (1.26%) Scala
7 22 (1.10%) C
8 19 (0.95%) PHP
9 12 (0.60%) ABAP
10 11 (0.55%) T-SQL
11 10 (0.50%) Apex Code
11 10 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.45%) C++
12 9 (0.45%) Go
12 9 (0.45%) Perl
13 8 (0.40%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.35%) R
15 5 (0.25%) Delphi
16 4 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 133 (6.68%) Security Cleared
2 101 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 86 (4.32%) Degree
4 19 (0.95%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (0.55%) CISSP
5 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.40%) CCNA
8 7 (0.35%) CLAS
8 7 (0.35%) MCSE
9 6 (0.30%) CCIE
9 6 (0.30%) ISEB
10 5 (0.25%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.25%) ISSAP
10 5 (0.25%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.20%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.20%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.46%) QA
2 34 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.75%) MiFID
6 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.40%) SEPA
7 6 (0.30%) COBIT
8 5 (0.25%) EMIR
9 4 (0.20%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.20%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.10%) Dublin Core
10 2 (0.10%) GCP
11 1 (0.050%) Basel III
11 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.050%) P3O
System Software
1 83 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 58 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.10%) Docker
4 20 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (0.60%) XenApp
6 11 (0.55%) vSphere
7 7 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.30%) LXC
9 5 (0.25%) KVM
9 5 (0.25%) NFS
9 5 (0.25%) SRDF
9 5 (0.25%) vCloud
9 5 (0.25%) Xen
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (1.36%) SCCM
2 17 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.65%) Puppet
4 10 (0.50%) Ansible
4 10 (0.50%) Nagios
5 9 (0.45%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.40%) Kibana
7 7 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.35%) SCOM
8 6 (0.30%) OpenView
9 5 (0.25%) MOM
9 5 (0.25%) OpenSSO
9 5 (0.25%) QRadar
10 4 (0.20%) WSUS
11 3 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.15%) Consul
11 3 (0.15%) Terraform
11 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 2 (0.10%) Amdocs OSS
12 2 (0.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 319 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 225 (11.30%) Oracle
3 219 (11.00%) SAP
4 95 (4.77%) VMware
5 78 (3.92%) IBM
6 69 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
7 58 (2.91%) Adobe
8 52 (2.61%) Cisco
9 41 (2.06%) hybris
10 28 (1.41%) Citrix
11 26 (1.31%) HP
12 22 (1.10%) Cognos
12 22 (1.10%) Informatica
13 20 (1.00%) ATG
14 19 (0.95%) MuleSoft
15 16 (0.80%) Dell
16 15 (0.75%) Red Hat
17 13 (0.65%) Google
17 13 (0.65%) NetApp
18 12 (0.60%) Ariba
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Randstad Technologies
Rate: £575.00 - £625 per day
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Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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London
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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City, London
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City, London
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City, London
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City, London
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City, London
Talent International
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London
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Hayes, Middlesex
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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