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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
UK / England
Rank 100 102 101
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 934 1050 983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.23% 2.20% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 2.32% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 620 618
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 7
Median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +34.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £27.50 £34.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £62.90 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

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
39610 45350 44481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26011 29610 27899
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1415 1523 1768
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +9 421 £598 +8.63% 68
South East +13 179 £525 - 16
East of England -10 83 £525 -4.54% 9
West Midlands -2 63 £513 +2.50% 11
Yorkshire +16 53 £550 +2.80% 9
North West +3 39 £550 +15.78% 10
East Midlands -18 36 £525 +20.00% 7
South West -31 28 £550 +9.89% 11
North East -3 16 £440 -7.36%
Midlands -5 5 £600 +9.09%
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 420 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (21.07%) Finance
3 336 (16.98%) Microsoft
4 304 (15.36%) Java
5 293 (14.81%) TOGAF
6 233 (11.77%) SOA
7 213 (10.76%) Oracle
8 197 (9.95%) SAP
8 197 (9.95%) CRM
9 194 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 193 (9.75%) Web Services
11 192 (9.70%) Retail
12 188 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
13 185 (9.35%) Banking
14 183 (9.25%) Enterprise Architecture
15 179 (9.04%) E-Commerce
16 170 (8.59%) .NET
17 142 (7.18%) SQL Server
18 138 (6.97%) Windows
19 133 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
20 128 (6.47%) Security Cleared
21 122 (6.16%) JavaScript
21 122 (6.16%) Middleware
22 121 (6.11%) SQL
22 121 (6.11%) REST
23 120 (6.06%) Migration
24 114 (5.76%) HTML
25 109 (5.51%) Scrum
26 102 (5.15%) Analytics
27 99 (5.00%) MS Excel

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 95 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 60 (3.03%) CMS
3 52 (2.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 44 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
5 41 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 37 (1.87%) Skype for Business
7 31 (1.57%) Confluence
7 31 (1.57%) WebSphere
8 25 (1.26%) WebLogic
9 22 (1.11%) JBoss
10 21 (1.06%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
13 16 (0.81%) Drupal
14 15 (0.76%) Apache
14 15 (0.76%) IIS
15 12 (0.61%) Umbraco
16 11 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
17 10 (0.51%) Apache Spark
17 10 (0.51%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 99 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.56%) MS Office
4 4 (0.20%) MS Project
4 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 95 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.96%) SAP HR
3 17 (0.86%) SAP FI
3 17 (0.86%) SAP HCM
4 16 (0.81%) Maximo
5 15 (0.76%) SAP ERP
6 13 (0.66%) SAP CO
7 12 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
9 9 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
9 9 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 9 (0.45%) SAP FSCM
10 8 (0.40%) Magento
11 7 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
11 7 (0.35%) SAP GRC
12 6 (0.30%) SAP Travel Management
13 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
13 5 (0.25%) SAP GTS
13 5 (0.25%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 188 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 133 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
3 82 (4.14%) Office 365
4 69 (3.49%) SaaS
5 60 (3.03%) PaaS
6 48 (2.43%) IaaS
7 25 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
8 23 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.91%) OpenShift
10 16 (0.81%) GitHub
11 11 (0.56%) CloudBees
12 9 (0.45%) Yammer
13 7 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.35%) Boomi
14 6 (0.30%) Force.com
15 5 (0.25%) Akamai
15 5 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 70 (3.54%) WAN
2 56 (2.83%) LAN
3 48 (2.43%) Firewall
4 47 (2.37%) Internet
5 40 (2.02%) HTTP
6 27 (1.36%) LDAP
6 27 (1.36%) Network Security
7 26 (1.31%) Skype
8 21 (1.06%) DNS
9 18 (0.91%) TCP/IP
10 17 (0.86%) MPLS
11 16 (0.81%) VoIP
12 15 (0.76%) SAN
13 13 (0.66%) HTTPS
14 12 (0.61%) Unified Communications
14 12 (0.61%) VPN
15 11 (0.56%) SSL
16 8 (0.40%) NAS
16 8 (0.40%) SMS
17 7 (0.35%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.69%) Big Data
3 58 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 53 (2.68%) NoSQL
5 52 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 45 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 38 (1.92%) MySQL
8 33 (1.67%) Oracle Database
9 27 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (1.26%) SAP BW
12 23 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.11%) SAP HANA
13 22 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (0.76%) DB2
16 14 (0.71%) Redis
17 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (2.37%) Jenkins
2 39 (1.97%) JIRA
3 32 (1.62%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.06%) Maven
5 15 (0.76%) Selenium
6 14 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.61%) SonarQube
9 7 (0.35%) Ant
10 6 (0.30%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.25%) Rational Rose
12 4 (0.20%) JUnit
13 3 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.15%) JBehave
13 3 (0.15%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.15%) Subversion
14 2 (0.10%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.10%) Mockito
14 2 (0.10%) TeamCity
General
1 417 (21.07%) Finance
2 192 (9.70%) Retail
3 185 (9.35%) Banking
4 69 (3.49%) Marketing
5 63 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.32%) Billing
7 35 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.31%) Back Office
8 26 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.11%) Advertising
10 19 (0.96%) Legal
11 14 (0.71%) Publishing
12 12 (0.61%) Automotive
13 10 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.45%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.45%) Front Office
15 8 (0.40%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.35%) Law
17 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (9.75%) Web Services
2 170 (8.59%) .NET
3 122 (6.16%) Middleware
4 121 (6.11%) REST
5 114 (5.76%) HTML
6 95 (4.80%) SOAP
7 88 (4.45%) JSON
8 79 (3.99%) Spring
9 78 (3.94%) CSS
10 76 (3.84%) XML
11 74 (3.74%) J2EE
12 48 (2.43%) AngularJS
13 47 (2.37%) HTML5
14 40 (2.02%) CSS3
15 37 (1.87%) ASP.NET
15 37 (1.87%) jQuery
15 37 (1.87%) RESTful
16 36 (1.82%) Java EE
17 35 (1.77%) Node.js
18 27 (1.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 94 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.24%) Data Centre
3 65 (3.28%) User Experience
4 45 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 37 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.57%) Private Cloud
8 26 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.26%) SWIFT
10 23 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (1.16%) Public Cloud
11 22 (1.11%) Social Media
12 21 (1.06%) Market Risk
13 20 (1.01%) Virtual Team
14 17 (0.86%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.86%) EPoS
14 17 (0.86%) Mainframe
15 16 (0.81%) Fintech
16 14 (0.71%) N-Tier
17 13 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 138 (6.97%) Windows
2 94 (4.75%) Linux
3 47 (2.37%) Unix
4 24 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 16 (0.81%) Solaris
6 15 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.71%) Windows 10
7 14 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.66%) AIX
9 9 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.30%) Android
10 6 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.25%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.20%) CentOS
12 4 (0.20%) VMS
12 4 (0.20%) zOS
13 3 (0.15%) SUSE
14 1 (0.051%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (14.81%) TOGAF
3 233 (11.77%) SOA
4 197 (9.95%) CRM
5 194 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 183 (9.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 179 (9.04%) E-Commerce
8 120 (6.06%) Migration
9 109 (5.51%) Scrum
10 102 (5.15%) Analytics
11 99 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
12 97 (4.90%) Technical Architecture
13 85 (4.30%) UML
14 84 (4.24%) DevOps
15 82 (4.14%) Zachman Framework
16 79 (3.99%) Microservices
17 78 (3.94%) Presales
18 75 (3.79%) Data Modelling
19 73 (3.69%) ITIL
20 72 (3.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 304 (15.36%) Java
2 122 (6.16%) JavaScript
3 121 (6.11%) SQL
4 76 (3.84%) C#
5 40 (2.02%) Python
6 33 (1.67%) Ruby
7 21 (1.06%) Scala
8 19 (0.96%) C
8 19 (0.96%) C++
8 19 (0.96%) PHP
9 13 (0.66%) Perl
10 11 (0.56%) Apex Code
10 11 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.45%) ABAP
12 8 (0.40%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.30%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.30%) Go
14 6 (0.30%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 128 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 96 (4.85%) SC Cleared
3 90 (4.55%) Degree
4 22 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.76%) CISSP
6 13 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.40%) CCNA
8 8 (0.40%) ISSAP
9 6 (0.30%) CCIE
9 6 (0.30%) CLAS
10 5 (0.25%) ISEB
10 5 (0.25%) MCSE
10 5 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.20%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.20%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.15%) CCNP
12 3 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.17%) QA
2 25 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 23 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.96%) MiFID
5 17 (0.86%) SEPA
6 9 (0.45%) IFRS
7 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.30%) COBIT
8 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.30%) IFRS 9
9 5 (0.25%) EMIR
9 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.10%) Dublin Core
10 2 (0.10%) GDPR
10 2 (0.10%) HL7
10 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.10%) SNOMED CT
11 1 (0.051%) GPG13
11 1 (0.051%) P3O
11 1 (0.051%) TARGET2
System Software
1 67 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.57%) Docker
4 14 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.45%) LXC
5 9 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (0.35%) vCloud
6 7 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.30%) vSphere
8 5 (0.25%) DFS Replication
8 5 (0.25%) XenApp
9 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.15%) NFS
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.15%) SRDF
9 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.15%) Xen
9 3 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (1.11%) Puppet
2 19 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.86%) SCCM
4 13 (0.66%) Ansible
5 11 (0.56%) Nagios
6 9 (0.45%) Kibana
6 9 (0.45%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.35%) QRadar
7 7 (0.35%) Terraform
8 6 (0.30%) SCOM
9 5 (0.25%) MOM
9 5 (0.25%) SQL Sentry
10 4 (0.20%) OpenSSO
10 4 (0.20%) vRealize
10 4 (0.20%) WSUS
11 3 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 3 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 336 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 213 (10.76%) Oracle
3 197 (9.95%) SAP
4 69 (3.49%) VMware
5 64 (3.23%) Adobe
6 62 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
7 60 (3.03%) IBM
8 52 (2.63%) Cisco
9 38 (1.92%) hybris
10 25 (1.26%) HP
11 22 (1.11%) Citrix
12 20 (1.01%) Red Hat
13 19 (0.96%) ATG
14 17 (0.86%) Cognos
14 17 (0.86%) Informatica
14 17 (0.86%) MuleSoft
15 15 (0.76%) Pega
16 14 (0.71%) webMethods
17 13 (0.66%) Reuters
18 12 (0.61%) Bloomberg
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