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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 109 96 137
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1064 1123 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.13% 2.18% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.30% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 701 516
Median daily rate £525 £525 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £412
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £484
% change year-on-year
- +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Median hourly rate £71.33 £40.00 £51.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.31% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.39 £37.42 £43.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.27 £59.50 £59.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £51.29
% change year-on-year
-26.34% +16.01%
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
47288 48921 46148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31099 31589 28488
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1397 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +1 483 £550 - 57
South East -2 181 £488 -2.50% 19
Yorkshire +22 78 £538 +18.13% 12
North West -33 63 £469 -12.54% 7
West Midlands -34 63 £500 +5.26% 13
South West -18 43 £550 +22.22% 10
East Midlands -9 40 £500 -4.76% 9
East of England -10 40 £500 -3.61% 12
North East -44 31 £440 -7.36% 1
Midlands +9 30 £500 -9.09%
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 477 (20.67%) Finance
2 420 (18.20%) TOGAF
3 368 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
4 361 (15.64%) SOA
5 333 (14.43%) Oracle
6 301 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 293 (12.69%) Java
7 293 (12.69%) Retail
8 248 (10.75%) Banking
9 218 (9.45%) Enterprise Architecture
10 213 (9.23%) Windows
10 213 (9.23%) CRM
11 202 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 191 (8.28%) .NET
13 188 (8.15%) VMware
14 179 (7.76%) Security Cleared
15 178 (7.71%) Web Services
16 153 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
17 151 (6.54%) SAP
18 150 (6.50%) SQL
19 148 (6.41%) Migration
20 147 (6.37%) Technical Architecture
21 145 (6.28%) SQL Server
22 143 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
23 142 (6.15%) Linux
23 142 (6.15%) E-Commerce
24 140 (6.07%) Telecoms
25 135 (5.85%) Middleware
26 130 (5.63%) Active Directory
27 125 (5.42%) Amazon AWS

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 90 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 77 (3.34%) WebSphere
3 54 (2.34%) CMS
4 33 (1.43%) IIS
5 32 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
6 29 (1.26%) Apache
6 29 (1.26%) Skype for Business
7 28 (1.21%) JBoss
8 23 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 22 (0.95%) MS Exchange
10 18 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 16 (0.69%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.65%) Drupal
13 15 (0.65%) Mule
14 14 (0.61%) Confluence
14 14 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
14 14 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
14 14 (0.61%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 124 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 21 (0.91%) MS Office
3 16 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 79 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.74%) Adobe Campaign
4 17 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
5 14 (0.61%) Unica
6 13 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.52%) Eloqua
8 10 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
8 10 (0.43%) SAP IS-U
9 9 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.39%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.39%) SAP HCM
10 8 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
10 8 (0.35%) SAP CRM
11 7 (0.30%) Maximo
11 7 (0.30%) Primavera
11 7 (0.30%) SAP HR
11 7 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.26%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 143 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 125 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (4.90%) SaaS
4 103 (4.46%) IaaS
5 94 (4.07%) PaaS
6 58 (2.51%) Office 365
7 23 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
8 21 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.39%) Boomi
11 7 (0.30%) Force.com
12 6 (0.26%) GitHub
12 6 (0.26%) Yammer
13 4 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.17%) Veeva
14 3 (0.13%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.13%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.087%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.087%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (4.55%) WAN
2 102 (4.42%) LAN
3 84 (3.64%) Firewall
4 47 (2.04%) SAN
5 46 (1.99%) Internet
6 32 (1.39%) HTTP
7 28 (1.21%) NAS
8 26 (1.13%) DNS
9 25 (1.08%) VoIP
10 20 (0.87%) 3G
10 20 (0.87%) Multicast
11 19 (0.82%) Network Security
11 19 (0.82%) VPN
12 18 (0.78%) FCoE
12 18 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
12 18 (0.78%) iSCSI
12 18 (0.78%) MPLS
12 18 (0.78%) Unified Communications
13 16 (0.69%) 4G
14 15 (0.65%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (2.95%) Relational Database
4 53 (2.30%) Hadoop
5 51 (2.21%) Big Data
6 35 (1.52%) MySQL
7 28 (1.21%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.17%) MongoDB
9 25 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (0.91%) DB2
11 19 (0.82%) NoSQL
12 18 (0.78%) HBase
12 18 (0.78%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.56%) SAP HANA
15 12 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 30 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 19 (0.82%) JIRA
4 18 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.61%) SoapUI
6 11 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 11 (0.48%) Maven
6 11 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
7 10 (0.43%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (0.39%) Subversion
9 7 (0.30%) JUnit
10 5 (0.22%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.22%) FishEye
10 5 (0.22%) GoCD
10 5 (0.22%) Hudson
10 5 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.17%) ERwin
11 4 (0.17%) IntelliJ
General
1 477 (20.67%) Finance
2 293 (12.69%) Retail
3 248 (10.75%) Banking
4 140 (6.07%) Telecoms
5 103 (4.46%) Marketing
6 58 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 39 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 28 (1.21%) Publishing
9 22 (0.95%) Billing
10 18 (0.78%) Advertising
11 17 (0.74%) Automotive
12 15 (0.65%) Legal
12 15 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.61%) Back Office
14 13 (0.56%) General Ledger
15 12 (0.52%) Front Office
16 11 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
17 9 (0.39%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.30%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (8.28%) .NET
2 178 (7.71%) Web Services
3 135 (5.85%) Middleware
4 106 (4.59%) XML
5 73 (3.16%) REST
6 71 (3.08%) HTML
7 65 (2.82%) SOAP
8 60 (2.60%) Spring
9 39 (1.69%) RESTful
10 36 (1.56%) AngularJS
10 36 (1.56%) J2EE
11 33 (1.43%) HTML5
12 32 (1.39%) CSS
13 31 (1.34%) JSON
14 27 (1.17%) Java EE
15 23 (1.00%) .NET Framework
15 23 (1.00%) ASP.NET
16 22 (0.95%) IBM Integration Bus
16 22 (0.95%) XSLT
17 21 (0.91%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 121 (5.24%) Data Centre
2 93 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
4 55 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 50 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 36 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 35 (1.52%) Data Integration
8 34 (1.47%) Mainframe
8 34 (1.47%) Private Cloud
9 30 (1.30%) User Experience
10 25 (1.08%) Video on Demand
11 24 (1.04%) EPoS
12 23 (1.00%) FMCG
13 22 (0.95%) EMV
14 21 (0.91%) Contactless
15 20 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
16 16 (0.69%) Social Media
17 14 (0.61%) Digital Media
17 14 (0.61%) NHS
17 14 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 213 (9.23%) Windows
2 142 (6.15%) Linux
3 72 (3.12%) Windows Server
4 71 (3.08%) Unix
5 52 (2.25%) Solaris
6 46 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (1.39%) AIX
9 30 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 25 (1.08%) Android
11 21 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.48%) SUSE
14 10 (0.43%) zOS
15 9 (0.39%) HPUX
15 9 (0.39%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.39%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.35%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.087%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (18.20%) TOGAF
2 368 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
3 361 (15.64%) SOA
4 218 (9.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 213 (9.23%) CRM
6 202 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 153 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
8 148 (6.41%) Migration
9 147 (6.37%) Technical Architecture
10 142 (6.15%) E-Commerce
11 118 (5.11%) Presales
11 118 (5.11%) SDLC
12 112 (4.85%) Project Management
13 103 (4.46%) UML
14 98 (4.25%) Data Modelling
15 97 (4.20%) ITIL
16 92 (3.99%) ERP
17 87 (3.77%) Zachman Framework
18 83 (3.60%) Analytics
19 78 (3.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 293 (12.69%) Java
2 150 (6.50%) SQL
3 83 (3.60%) JavaScript
4 62 (2.69%) C#
5 38 (1.65%) PHP
6 16 (0.69%) C
6 16 (0.69%) Python
7 15 (0.65%) Perl
8 10 (0.43%) T-SQL
9 9 (0.39%) C++
10 8 (0.35%) COBOL
10 8 (0.35%) Scala
11 6 (0.26%) ABAP
11 6 (0.26%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.22%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.17%) Groovy
14 3 (0.13%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.13%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.13%) Ruby
14 3 (0.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 179 (7.76%) Security Cleared
2 120 (5.20%) Degree
2 120 (5.20%) SC Cleared
3 28 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (0.95%) DV Cleared
5 13 (0.56%) CCIE
5 13 (0.56%) CISSP
6 11 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (0.48%) CCNA
6 11 (0.48%) CCNP
6 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.30%) MBA
8 7 (0.30%) MCSE
9 6 (0.26%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.26%) CCDP
9 6 (0.26%) CISM
10 5 (0.22%) ISEB
10 5 (0.22%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.47%) QA
2 32 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.52%) COBIT
6 9 (0.39%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.35%) SEPA
8 6 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.17%) HL7
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.13%) SLA
11 2 (0.087%) EMIR
11 2 (0.087%) SSAE 16
12 1 (0.043%) FATCA
12 1 (0.043%) ISO20022
12 1 (0.043%) MiFID
System Software
1 130 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 121 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.17%) Xen
5 26 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
6 21 (0.91%) VMware ESX
7 18 (0.78%) KVM
7 18 (0.78%) NFS
7 18 (0.78%) SRDF
8 14 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (0.48%) Docker
9 11 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.48%) vSphere
9 11 (0.48%) XenApp
10 7 (0.30%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.22%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.17%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.17%) vCloud
14 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 37 (1.60%) SCCM
2 17 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (0.74%) Puppet
3 15 (0.65%) Ansible
4 12 (0.52%) SCOM
5 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.35%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.22%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.17%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.13%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.087%) HP NNM
10 2 (0.087%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.087%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.087%) MIIS
10 2 (0.087%) MOM
10 2 (0.087%) Nagios
10 2 (0.087%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 333 (14.43%) Oracle
2 301 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 188 (8.15%) VMware
4 151 (6.54%) SAP
5 113 (4.90%) IBM
6 96 (4.16%) Salesforce.com
7 95 (4.12%) Cisco
8 75 (3.25%) Citrix
9 53 (2.30%) HP
10 38 (1.65%) EMC
11 33 (1.43%) Red Hat
11 33 (1.43%) TIBCO
11 33 (1.43%) webMethods
12 30 (1.30%) hybris
13 29 (1.26%) Adobe
14 27 (1.17%) NetApp
14 27 (1.17%) Sitecore
15 26 (1.13%) Intel
16 23 (1.00%) Juniper
16 23 (1.00%) Siebel
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester
aap3
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £750 per day but flexible
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wokingham
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Ubique Systems UK Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The People Network
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Simon James IT
Rate: £0 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago