The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 115 93 129
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1079 1273 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.15% 2.33% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.45% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 738 634
Median daily rate £550 £524 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% +4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.30%

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
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 £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
England -14 1016 £550 +4.76% 146
London +23 492 £600 +4.34% 54
South East -15 177 £500 -3.84% 33
East of England -16 70 £475 -7.40% 11
Hampshire +25 64 £513 +7.89% 5
City of London +18 59 £625 +13.37% 16
West Midlands -21 59 £525 -4.54% 14
Berkshire -4 49 £500 -6.97% 12
East Midlands -9 48 £550 +27.53% 5
South West -14 46 £500 - 11
North West -33 46 £550 +4.76% 6
North East 0 36 £445 -28.80%
Tyne and Wear -4 36 £445 -28.80%
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 36 £445 -28.80%
Scotland -54 31 £450 -0.22% 3
Manchester -12 27 £575 +15.00% 2
Yorkshire -49 26 £525 +10.52% 11
Hertfordshire -2 24 £550 - 4
West Yorkshire -35 24 £525 +10.52% 11
Wiltshire +1 23 £550 +10.00%
Birmingham +4 22 £500 -0.99% 7
West Sussex +14 21 £475 -13.63% 2
Reading +6 20 £425 -30.61% 2
Leeds -16 20 £525 +10.52% 9
Basingstoke +19 18 £500 -7.40%
Cambridgeshire +6 18 £450 -18.18% 1
Southampton +20 17 £513 -14.58%
Edinburgh -32 17 £475 -5.00% 3
Swindon +5 15 £550 +10.00%
Essex 0 12 £375 -25.03% 1

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 437 (19.95%) Finance
2 426 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 350 (15.97%) TOGAF
3 350 (15.97%) Microsoft
4 314 (14.33%) Java
5 285 (13.01%) SOA
6 268 (12.23%) Oracle
7 235 (10.73%) Retail
8 226 (10.31%) SAP
9 220 (10.04%) CRM
10 219 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 211 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 201 (9.17%) Banking
13 200 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
14 190 (8.67%) .NET
15 184 (8.40%) Web Services
16 183 (8.35%) E-Commerce
17 169 (7.71%) Windows
18 157 (7.17%) SQL
18 157 (7.17%) SQL Server
19 156 (7.12%) Security Cleared
20 151 (6.89%) Middleware
21 149 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
22 135 (6.16%) JavaScript
22 135 (6.16%) Migration
23 133 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
24 127 (5.80%) Marketing
25 124 (5.66%) MS Excel
26 122 (5.57%) Technical Architecture
26 122 (5.57%) IBM

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
1 104 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 53 (2.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 51 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 49 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
6 45 (2.05%) CMS
7 36 (1.64%) Confluence
8 29 (1.32%) Skype for Business
9 25 (1.14%) Apache
9 25 (1.14%) Tomcat
10 20 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
11 19 (0.87%) IIS
11 19 (0.87%) JBoss
12 18 (0.82%) MS Exchange
12 18 (0.82%) WebLogic
13 17 (0.78%) Documentum
14 16 (0.73%) Apache Spark
14 16 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.55%) NetWeaver
16 10 (0.46%) CICS
Applications
1 124 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.10%) MS Office
3 11 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.14%) MS Project
6 2 (0.091%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.046%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.046%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 90 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.91%) SAP HCM
3 19 (0.87%) SAP FI
3 19 (0.87%) SAP HR
4 16 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.73%) SAP ERP
5 15 (0.68%) Adobe Campaign
6 13 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
6 13 (0.59%) SAP CO
7 12 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 12 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.50%) Eloqua
9 9 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.37%) Unica
11 7 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
11 7 (0.32%) SAP FSCM
11 7 (0.32%) SAP MII
11 7 (0.32%) SAP MM
12 6 (0.27%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 200 (9.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 149 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
3 90 (4.11%) Office 365
4 86 (3.93%) SaaS
5 84 (3.83%) PaaS
6 61 (2.78%) IaaS
7 42 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
8 21 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (0.78%) Boomi
11 16 (0.73%) OpenShift
12 15 (0.68%) GitHub
13 13 (0.59%) CloudBees
14 12 (0.55%) Yammer
15 7 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
16 5 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.23%) Force.com
16 5 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
17 3 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
18 2 (0.091%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 95 (4.34%) WAN
2 87 (3.97%) LAN
3 49 (2.24%) HTTP
4 47 (2.15%) Firewall
5 36 (1.64%) Internet
6 30 (1.37%) DNS
7 25 (1.14%) SAN
7 25 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 25 (1.14%) VoIP
8 20 (0.91%) Network Security
9 19 (0.87%) MPLS
10 18 (0.82%) VPN
11 17 (0.78%) Unified Communications
12 16 (0.73%) LDAP
13 14 (0.64%) NAS
14 13 (0.59%) HTTPS
14 13 (0.59%) Skype
15 12 (0.55%) SMS
16 11 (0.50%) SSL
17 10 (0.46%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
3 77 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 76 (3.47%) Big Data
5 52 (2.37%) Hadoop
6 47 (2.15%) MongoDB
7 44 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 39 (1.78%) MySQL
9 30 (1.37%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.23%) SAP HANA
10 27 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 26 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 22 (1.00%) SAP BW
14 21 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (0.91%) DB2
16 16 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
17 15 (0.68%) QlikView
17 15 (0.68%) Redis
17 15 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (2.37%) Jenkins
2 47 (2.15%) JIRA
3 43 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.64%) SonarQube
6 12 (0.55%) Maven
6 12 (0.55%) Selenium
6 12 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.46%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.37%) GoCD
10 7 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
11 6 (0.27%) Ant
11 6 (0.27%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.27%) ERwin
11 6 (0.27%) Subversion
12 5 (0.23%) FishEye
13 3 (0.14%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.14%) Mercurial
General
1 437 (19.95%) Finance
2 235 (10.73%) Retail
3 201 (9.17%) Banking
4 127 (5.80%) Marketing
5 64 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 58 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 41 (1.87%) Billing
8 25 (1.14%) Automotive
9 23 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.00%) Legal
11 20 (0.91%) Back Office
12 19 (0.87%) Advertising
13 16 (0.73%) Publishing
14 10 (0.46%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.27%) General Ledger
18 5 (0.23%) German Language
18 5 (0.23%) Law
19 4 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (8.67%) .NET
2 184 (8.40%) Web Services
3 151 (6.89%) Middleware
4 118 (5.39%) HTML
5 114 (5.20%) REST
6 100 (4.56%) SOAP
7 90 (4.11%) XML
8 85 (3.88%) CSS
9 82 (3.74%) JSON
10 71 (3.24%) J2EE
10 71 (3.24%) Spring
11 59 (2.69%) AngularJS
12 48 (2.19%) ASP.NET
13 43 (1.96%) RESTful
14 42 (1.92%) HTML5
15 39 (1.78%) jQuery
16 32 (1.46%) Java EE
17 30 (1.37%) Node.js
18 25 (1.14%) CSS3
19 23 (1.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 97 (4.43%) Data Centre
2 96 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
3 67 (3.06%) User Experience
4 64 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 48 (2.19%) Private Cloud
6 38 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 36 (1.64%) Data Integration
8 31 (1.41%) Social Media
9 30 (1.37%) Computer Science
10 29 (1.32%) Virtual Team
11 27 (1.23%) Mainframe
12 25 (1.14%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.00%) IVR
14 20 (0.91%) EPoS
15 19 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
16 16 (0.73%) PKI
17 15 (0.68%) Contactless
18 14 (0.64%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 169 (7.71%) Windows
2 103 (4.70%) Linux
3 54 (2.46%) Unix
4 37 (1.69%) Solaris
5 30 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 21 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (0.87%) AIX
7 19 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.50%) Android
11 10 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.41%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.41%) zOS
13 6 (0.27%) SUSE
14 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.14%) HPUX
15 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.091%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 350 (15.97%) TOGAF
3 285 (13.01%) SOA
4 220 (10.04%) CRM
5 219 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 211 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 183 (8.35%) E-Commerce
8 135 (6.16%) Migration
9 133 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
10 122 (5.57%) Technical Architecture
11 119 (5.43%) Scrum
12 118 (5.39%) Zachman Framework
13 110 (5.02%) Data Modelling
14 98 (4.47%) Presales
15 95 (4.34%) DevOps
16 94 (4.29%) Analytics
17 89 (4.06%) UML
18 87 (3.97%) Microservices
19 85 (3.88%) ERP
20 75 (3.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 314 (14.33%) Java
2 157 (7.17%) SQL
3 135 (6.16%) JavaScript
4 80 (3.65%) C#
5 43 (1.96%) Python
6 29 (1.32%) Ruby
7 28 (1.28%) Scala
8 23 (1.05%) C
9 21 (0.96%) PHP
10 15 (0.68%) T-SQL
11 13 (0.59%) ABAP
11 13 (0.59%) VB.NET
12 11 (0.50%) C++
12 11 (0.50%) Go
13 10 (0.46%) Perl
13 10 (0.46%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.37%) Apex Code
14 8 (0.37%) R
15 5 (0.23%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.18%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 156 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 108 (4.93%) Degree
2 108 (4.93%) SC Cleared
3 23 (1.05%) DV Cleared
4 16 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.59%) CISSP
7 11 (0.50%) MCSE
8 10 (0.46%) CCNA
9 9 (0.41%) CCIE
10 8 (0.37%) CLAS
11 6 (0.27%) ISEB
11 6 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.23%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.23%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.18%) CCA
13 4 (0.18%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.56%) QA
2 34 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.19%) Data Quality
4 24 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (0.64%) MiFID
6 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.37%) COBIT
7 8 (0.37%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.27%) SEPA
9 5 (0.23%) EMIR
10 4 (0.18%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.091%) Dublin Core
11 2 (0.091%) GCP
11 2 (0.091%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.091%) SLA
12 1 (0.046%) Basel III
System Software
1 105 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 64 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.14%) Docker
5 15 (0.68%) XenApp
6 14 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.41%) KVM
8 9 (0.41%) NFS
8 9 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.41%) SRDF
8 9 (0.41%) vSphere
8 9 (0.41%) Xen
9 7 (0.32%) LXC
9 7 (0.32%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.23%) vCloud
11 4 (0.18%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.14%) HDFS
12 3 (0.14%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 35 (1.60%) SCCM
2 22 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (0.91%) Puppet
4 17 (0.78%) Ansible
5 13 (0.59%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.37%) Kibana
6 8 (0.37%) Nagios
7 7 (0.32%) SCOM
8 6 (0.27%) OpenView
8 6 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.23%) OpenSSO
10 4 (0.18%) QRadar
10 4 (0.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (0.18%) WSUS
11 3 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.14%) Consul
11 3 (0.14%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.14%) Packer
11 3 (0.14%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 350 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 268 (12.23%) Oracle
3 226 (10.31%) SAP
4 122 (5.57%) IBM
5 113 (5.16%) VMware
6 92 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
7 71 (3.24%) Cisco
8 66 (3.01%) Adobe
9 41 (1.87%) hybris
10 40 (1.83%) Citrix
11 29 (1.32%) HP
11 29 (1.32%) Informatica
12 27 (1.23%) ATG
13 22 (1.00%) Cognos
14 20 (0.91%) MuleSoft
15 19 (0.87%) Google
16 18 (0.82%) Dell
16 18 (0.82%) Red Hat
16 18 (0.82%) webMethods
17 17 (0.78%) NetApp
Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK, London, EU , remote, Germany, Belgium
Euro Transition
Rate: £70 - £110 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Thornton Gregory
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £590 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Stott & May
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
PMC retail
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day 500-650pd all inclusive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £510 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
RP International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + Highly Competitive Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day TBC
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Gibbs S3
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: up to £550 Per Day
Posted: 25 days ago
London, Fore Street, EC2Y 5EJ
Prolifics UK
Posted: 17 days ago