The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Lead Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Solution Architect
UK
Rank 525 588 570
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 70 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.077% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.081% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 31 21
Median daily rate £600 £575 £548
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £575 £548
% change year-on-year
- +5.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Lead Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

Lead Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the UK.

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Lead Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +70 67 £600 +5.26% 6
London +52 49 £600 +5.26% 3
South East +19 10 £638 +6.25%
Milton Keynes - 8 £650 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £650 -
City of London -5 3 £650 +38.29%
Scotland +24 2 - -
Edinburgh +21 2 - -
West Midlands +7 2 £518 -5.90% 1
North East - 2 £438 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £438 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £438 -
Berkshire +21 1 £625 -7.40%
Reading +18 1 £625 -7.40%
Surrey +13 1 - -
South West +7 1 - -
Hertfordshire +3 1 £575 -8.00% 2
East of England +3 1 £575 +4.92% 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £575 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £575 -
Staines - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £575 -
Bradford - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Lead 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 featuring Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 38 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.52%) Java
4 19 (17.59%) SC Cleared
4 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
4 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (15.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (15.74%) CRM
6 16 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (13.89%) TOGAF
8 14 (12.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (12.04%) Oracle
9 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
10 12 (11.11%) Banking
10 12 (11.11%) Finance
10 12 (11.11%) Office 365
11 11 (10.19%) SAP
12 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
12 10 (9.26%) ERP
13 9 (8.33%) Linux
13 9 (8.33%) HTML
13 9 (8.33%) Project Management
13 9 (8.33%) HTML5
13 9 (8.33%) SWIFT
13 9 (8.33%) Skype for Business
13 9 (8.33%) Docker
13 9 (8.33%) Skype
14 8 (7.41%) SEPA
14 8 (7.41%) Scrum
15 7 (6.48%) Spring

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.48%) Confluence
4 3 (2.78%) Predix
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (15.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.78%) Temenos T24
3 2 (1.85%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.85%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.85%) SAP FI-AA
3 2 (1.85%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (1.85%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.93%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.93%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.93%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.93%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (11.11%) Office 365
3 6 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.85%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.33%) Skype
2 6 (5.56%) WAN
3 5 (4.63%) LAN
4 3 (2.78%) VoIP
5 2 (1.85%) MPLS
5 2 (1.85%) VPN
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.93%) Extranet
6 1 (0.93%) Internet
6 1 (0.93%) Intranet
6 1 (0.93%) PBX
6 1 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 6 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.70%) MySQL
5 3 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.85%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.93%) Essbase
7 1 (0.93%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.93%) OLAP
7 1 (0.93%) OLTP
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) JIRA
2 6 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.93%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.93%) Rational Rose
General
1 12 (11.11%) Banking
1 12 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Retail
3 3 (2.78%) Automotive
3 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
4 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.93%) Front Office
5 1 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) HTML
1 9 (8.33%) HTML5
2 7 (6.48%) JSON
2 7 (6.48%) Spring
3 6 (5.56%) CSS
3 6 (5.56%) CSS3
3 6 (5.56%) Django
3 6 (5.56%) Web Services
4 4 (3.70%) .NET
4 4 (3.70%) Ajax
4 4 (3.70%) Middleware
4 4 (3.70%) REST
4 4 (3.70%) SOAP
5 3 (2.78%) Java EE
5 3 (2.78%) RESTful
6 2 (1.85%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.93%) JSR 170
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.93%) OSGi
7 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) SWIFT
2 7 (6.48%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.78%) SCADA
4 3 (2.78%) User Experience
5 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) Social Media
6 1 (0.93%) CESG
6 1 (0.93%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.93%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.33%) Linux
2 7 (6.48%) Windows
3 2 (1.85%) Android
3 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.93%) CentOS
4 1 (0.93%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.74%) CRM
3 16 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (13.89%) TOGAF
5 14 (12.96%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (9.26%) ERP
7 9 (8.33%) Project Management
8 8 (7.41%) Scrum
9 7 (6.48%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.56%) Presales
11 5 (4.63%) Business Analysis
11 5 (4.63%) Microservices
11 5 (4.63%) SDLC
11 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (4.63%) Zachman Framework
12 4 (3.70%) Coaching
12 4 (3.70%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.70%) Data Modelling
12 4 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.52%) Java
2 7 (6.48%) Python
2 7 (6.48%) Ruby
3 6 (5.56%) Scala
4 4 (3.70%) C#
5 3 (2.78%) SQL
5 3 (2.78%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.85%) Apple Swift
6 2 (1.85%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (17.59%) SC Cleared
1 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.48%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.63%) Degree
4 2 (1.85%) VCAP
4 2 (1.85%) VCDX
4 2 (1.85%) VCP6
4 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.93%) CISSP
5 1 (0.93%) CLAS
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) SEPA
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) GPG13
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Docker
2 4 (3.70%) LXC
2 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.85%) vCloud
3 2 (1.85%) vSphere
4 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) Puppet
2 6 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.85%) SCOM
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
4 1 (0.93%) Terraform
4 1 (0.93%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.04%) Oracle
3 11 (10.19%) SAP
4 6 (5.56%) VMware
5 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.78%) Bloomberg
6 3 (2.78%) Cisco
6 3 (2.78%) Reuters
6 3 (2.78%) Temenos
7 2 (1.85%) CA
7 2 (1.85%) FXall
7 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.93%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.93%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.93%) Brocade
8 1 (0.93%) Casewise
8 1 (0.93%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.93%) hybris
8 1 (0.93%) Omniture
8 1 (0.93%) webMethods
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