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 28 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 109 109 114
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1080 1088 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.18% 2.06% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 2.17% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 670 621
Median daily rate £545 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 4
Median hourly rate £77.50 £50.75 £52.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.70% -2.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £31.73 £44.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.50 £63.53 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.75 £52.25
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -2.87%
Solutions Architect
UK

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
46983 50190 48389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.63% 95.01% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30991 32588 30029
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 1916 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +45 519 £575 +4.54% 70
South East -23 178 £525 +5.00% 36
West Midlands -34 71 £500 -4.76% 19
North West -33 65 £475 -9.52% 14
East of England -14 58 £503 -8.63% 15
East Midlands +7 57 £560 +6.66% 5
Yorkshire +3 46 £525 +10.52% 5
South West -22 41 £500 - 6
Midlands +3 18 £538 +26.47%
North East -29 16 £443 -13.65% 3
South Coast +3 1 £525 -12.50%
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 462 (20.48%) Finance
2 390 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
3 385 (17.07%) TOGAF
4 353 (15.65%) SOA
5 317 (14.05%) Java
6 306 (13.56%) Oracle
7 301 (13.34%) Microsoft
8 289 (12.81%) Retail
9 230 (10.20%) Banking
10 222 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
11 217 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 196 (8.69%) CRM
13 192 (8.51%) Windows
14 184 (8.16%) Web Services
15 180 (7.98%) E-Commerce
16 175 (7.76%) SAP
17 168 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
18 165 (7.31%) Security Cleared
18 165 (7.31%) .NET
19 158 (7.00%) SQL Server
20 157 (6.96%) SQL
21 144 (6.38%) Migration
22 141 (6.25%) Middleware
23 136 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
24 135 (5.98%) VMware
24 135 (5.98%) Marketing
25 134 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
26 133 (5.90%) MS Excel
27 120 (5.32%) IBM
27 120 (5.32%) Active Directory

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
1 103 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 61 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 46 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 46 (2.04%) CMS
4 43 (1.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 28 (1.24%) Skype for Business
6 25 (1.11%) JBoss
7 23 (1.02%) Apache
7 23 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 21 (0.93%) MS Exchange
9 19 (0.84%) IIS
10 18 (0.80%) Confluence
11 16 (0.71%) Documentum
12 15 (0.66%) Mule
13 14 (0.62%) Apache Spark
13 14 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.58%) NetWeaver
14 13 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.49%) CICS
Applications
1 133 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.15%) MS Office
3 17 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.044%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 86 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.80%) Adobe Campaign
2 18 (0.80%) SAP HCM
3 17 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.71%) Unica
5 15 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
6 13 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.58%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.53%) Eloqua
8 10 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (0.44%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
9 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.40%) SAP MII
10 8 (0.35%) Maximo
10 8 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.31%) SAP CRM
12 6 (0.27%) SAP FI
13 5 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
13 5 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 168 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
3 104 (4.61%) SaaS
4 97 (4.30%) PaaS
5 83 (3.68%) IaaS
6 71 (3.15%) Office 365
7 32 (1.42%) SuccessFactors
8 23 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.58%) Boomi
11 12 (0.53%) Yammer
12 10 (0.44%) GitHub
13 6 (0.27%) CloudBees
13 6 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.27%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.22%) Force.com
15 4 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
16 2 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.089%) HP Helion
16 2 (0.089%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 102 (4.52%) WAN
2 96 (4.26%) LAN
3 64 (2.84%) Firewall
4 48 (2.13%) HTTP
5 37 (1.64%) SAN
6 34 (1.51%) Internet
7 32 (1.42%) VoIP
8 31 (1.37%) DNS
9 23 (1.02%) NAS
9 23 (1.02%) VPN
10 19 (0.84%) MPLS
11 16 (0.71%) Multicast
11 16 (0.71%) Network Security
11 16 (0.71%) TCP/IP
11 16 (0.71%) Unified Communications
12 15 (0.66%) NFC
13 14 (0.62%) FCoE
13 14 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
13 14 (0.62%) HTTPS
13 14 (0.62%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 87 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (3.06%) Big Data
4 64 (2.84%) Relational Database
5 55 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 37 (1.64%) MySQL
7 28 (1.24%) MongoDB
8 24 (1.06%) DB2
9 23 (1.02%) NoSQL
10 22 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.71%) SAP HANA
14 15 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.62%) QlikView
16 13 (0.58%) HBase
16 13 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.53%) OLTP
17 12 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 29 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 27 (1.20%) JIRA
4 20 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
6 10 (0.44%) Eclipse
6 10 (0.44%) Maven
7 8 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.35%) GoCD
7 8 (0.35%) SoapUI
8 7 (0.31%) SonarQube
8 7 (0.31%) Subversion
9 6 (0.27%) ERwin
10 5 (0.22%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.22%) FishEye
10 5 (0.22%) Selenium
10 5 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.18%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.18%) Hudson
11 4 (0.18%) IntelliJ
General
1 462 (20.48%) Finance
2 289 (12.81%) Retail
3 230 (10.20%) Banking
4 135 (5.98%) Marketing
5 87 (3.86%) Telecoms
6 65 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.37%) Publishing
9 27 (1.20%) Automotive
10 23 (1.02%) Billing
11 21 (0.93%) Legal
12 19 (0.84%) Back Office
13 15 (0.66%) Advertising
14 12 (0.53%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.35%) Front Office
17 7 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
18 5 (0.22%) Local Government
19 4 (0.18%) Financial Institution
19 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (8.16%) Web Services
2 165 (7.31%) .NET
3 141 (6.25%) Middleware
4 95 (4.21%) REST
4 95 (4.21%) XML
5 90 (3.99%) HTML
6 78 (3.46%) SOAP
7 66 (2.93%) Spring
8 52 (2.30%) CSS
9 46 (2.04%) AngularJS
9 46 (2.04%) JSON
10 44 (1.95%) RESTful
11 42 (1.86%) J2EE
12 36 (1.60%) HTML5
13 27 (1.20%) ASP.NET
14 26 (1.15%) jQuery
15 21 (0.93%) Java EE
16 20 (0.89%) EDI
17 19 (0.84%) .NET Framework
17 19 (0.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 105 (4.65%) Data Centre
2 87 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
3 84 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 56 (2.48%) User Experience
6 47 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 42 (1.86%) Data Integration
8 38 (1.68%) Private Cloud
9 35 (1.55%) Mainframe
10 29 (1.29%) EPoS
11 26 (1.15%) Computer Science
12 25 (1.11%) Social Media
13 23 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
13 23 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 22 (0.98%) Contactless
14 22 (0.98%) EMV
15 18 (0.80%) FMCG
16 16 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
16 16 (0.71%) Public Cloud
17 15 (0.66%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 192 (8.51%) Windows
2 115 (5.10%) Linux
3 58 (2.57%) Solaris
3 58 (2.57%) Unix
4 54 (2.39%) Windows Server
5 30 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (1.24%) AIX
7 27 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 21 (0.93%) Android
10 19 (0.84%) Windows 7
11 15 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.53%) zOS
13 11 (0.49%) Windows 10
14 9 (0.40%) SUSE
14 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.27%) HPUX
16 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.13%) CentOS
18 2 (0.089%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (17.07%) TOGAF
3 353 (15.65%) SOA
4 222 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 217 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 196 (8.69%) CRM
7 180 (7.98%) E-Commerce
8 144 (6.38%) Migration
9 136 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
10 120 (5.32%) Technical Architecture
11 111 (4.92%) Presales
12 107 (4.74%) Data Modelling
13 105 (4.65%) SDLC
14 98 (4.34%) Zachman Framework
15 94 (4.17%) Analytics
16 93 (4.12%) ERP
16 93 (4.12%) Scrum
17 91 (4.03%) UML
18 77 (3.41%) DevOps
19 76 (3.37%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 317 (14.05%) Java
2 157 (6.96%) SQL
3 96 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 66 (2.93%) C#
5 30 (1.33%) Python
6 25 (1.11%) PHP
7 22 (0.98%) Scala
8 17 (0.75%) C
9 16 (0.71%) Ruby
10 13 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.40%) ABAP
11 9 (0.40%) COBOL
11 9 (0.40%) Perl
12 7 (0.31%) Go
12 7 (0.31%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.31%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.27%) R
14 5 (0.22%) C++
15 3 (0.13%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 165 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 113 (5.01%) SC Cleared
3 106 (4.70%) Degree
4 20 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.75%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.49%) CCIE
8 10 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.40%) CISSP
9 9 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.40%) MCSE
10 8 (0.35%) CCNP
11 7 (0.31%) CCNA
12 6 (0.27%) CCDP
13 5 (0.22%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.22%) GIAC
13 5 (0.22%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.22%) PMP
13 5 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (1.95%) QA
2 37 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.44%) Solvency II
6 9 (0.40%) COBIT
6 9 (0.40%) MiFID
7 8 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.22%) EMIR
9 4 (0.18%) HL7
9 4 (0.18%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.18%) SEPA
10 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.13%) SLA
11 2 (0.089%) Dublin Core
11 2 (0.089%) GCP
11 2 (0.089%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.089%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 120 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 90 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (0.80%) Xen
5 15 (0.66%) KVM
6 14 (0.62%) NFS
6 14 (0.62%) SRDF
6 14 (0.62%) XenApp
7 13 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.49%) Docker
8 11 (0.49%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.40%) vSphere
11 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.13%) vCloud
13 2 (0.089%) HDFS
13 2 (0.089%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 41 (1.82%) SCCM
2 17 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.71%) Ansible
4 12 (0.53%) Puppet
5 11 (0.49%) SCOM
6 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (0.40%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.31%) Nagios
8 6 (0.27%) OpenView
8 6 (0.27%) WSUS
9 5 (0.22%) Kibana
9 5 (0.22%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.13%) Consul
11 3 (0.13%) MOM
11 3 (0.13%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.13%) OpenSSO
11 3 (0.13%) Terraform
12 2 (0.089%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.089%) vRealize
Vendors
1 306 (13.56%) Oracle
2 301 (13.34%) Microsoft
3 175 (7.76%) SAP
4 135 (5.98%) VMware
5 120 (5.32%) IBM
6 77 (3.41%) Cisco
7 76 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
8 58 (2.57%) Citrix
9 49 (2.17%) Adobe
10 39 (1.73%) HP
11 34 (1.51%) hybris
12 28 (1.24%) Informatica
13 26 (1.15%) TIBCO
14 24 (1.06%) EMC
15 23 (1.02%) Intel
16 22 (0.98%) ATG
16 22 (0.98%) MuleSoft
17 20 (0.89%) Dell
17 20 (0.89%) Red Hat
18 19 (0.84%) NetApp
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Berkshire
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £500.00 - £700 per week
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Southampton, Hampshire
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Buckinghamshire
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Northamptonshire
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