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 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 115 104 118
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1104 1194 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.09% 2.06% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 2.17% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 729 660
Median daily rate £538 £521 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.11% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £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 3 10 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £50.75 £52.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.37% -2.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.12 £31.73 £44.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.00 £63.53 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.83 £50.75 £52.25
% change year-on-year
-3.79% -2.87%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
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

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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 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
England 0 1067 £538 +2.38% 164
London +44 497 £575 +4.54% 81
South East -23 175 £504 +0.75% 26
Berkshire +26 77 £513 -1.20% 3
West Midlands -34 71 £500 -4.76% 18
North West -26 67 £475 -9.52% 10
East Midlands +10 61 £560 +6.66% 3
East of England -4 57 £503 -8.63% 11
City of London -2 52 £600 +6.19% 26
Yorkshire +13 50 £525 +10.52% 7
South West -14 44 £508 +1.50% 6
Manchester -12 39 £438 -7.89% 9
West Yorkshire +14 35 £513 +2.50% 4
Hampshire -38 32 £475 -5.00% 6
Nottinghamshire 0 26 £573 +27.22%
Leeds +7 24 £500 - 2
Nottingham -5 24 £575 +27.77%
Northamptonshire +7 22 £550 - 1
Wiltshire +15 18 £550 -0.94% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 18 £488 +1.56% 2
Midlands +5 18 £538 +10.25%
Swindon +17 17 £550 -2.22%
Hertfordshire -2 17 £625 +4.16% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 17 £443 -11.50% 2
Tyne and Wear -29 17 £443 -11.50% 2
North East -39 17 £443 -15.71% 2
Reading +15 16 £575 -11.53% 1
West Sussex +8 15 £500 +4.16%
Northampton +5 15 £550 -
Bedfordshire +4 15 £438 -20.45% 4

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 482 (20.54%) Finance
2 406 (17.30%) TOGAF
3 395 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
4 369 (15.72%) SOA
5 326 (13.89%) Java
6 320 (13.63%) Oracle
7 313 (13.34%) Microsoft
8 295 (12.57%) Retail
9 250 (10.65%) Banking
10 231 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
11 228 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 201 (8.56%) Windows
13 195 (8.31%) CRM
14 188 (8.01%) Web Services
15 184 (7.84%) Security Cleared
16 183 (7.80%) .NET
17 181 (7.71%) E-Commerce
18 180 (7.67%) SAP
19 173 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
20 166 (7.07%) SQL
21 156 (6.65%) Migration
22 155 (6.60%) SQL Server
23 146 (6.22%) VMware
24 143 (6.09%) Middleware
25 140 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
26 136 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
27 134 (5.71%) MS Excel
28 133 (5.67%) Marketing
29 132 (5.62%) SC Cleared
30 129 (5.50%) 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
1 101 (4.30%) SharePoint
2 63 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 50 (2.13%) CMS
4 46 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
5 42 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 28 (1.19%) Skype for Business
7 27 (1.15%) JBoss
8 26 (1.11%) Apache
9 24 (1.02%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.98%) IIS
11 21 (0.89%) MS Exchange
12 18 (0.77%) CICS
13 16 (0.68%) Confluence
13 16 (0.68%) Documentum
14 15 (0.64%) Apache Spark
14 15 (0.64%) Mule
14 15 (0.64%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 13 (0.55%) NetWeaver
16 13 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 134 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.19%) MS Office
3 18 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.043%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.043%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 82 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.77%) Adobe Campaign
2 18 (0.77%) SAP HCM
3 17 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
4 16 (0.68%) Unica
5 15 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 15 (0.64%) SAP ERP
6 12 (0.51%) Eloqua
7 10 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
7 10 (0.43%) SAP HR
7 10 (0.43%) SAP MII
8 9 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
8 9 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.34%) Maximo
9 8 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.34%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.26%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.26%) SAP CRM
10 6 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 173 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 136 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
3 103 (4.39%) SaaS
4 98 (4.18%) PaaS
5 81 (3.45%) IaaS
6 69 (2.94%) Office 365
7 32 (1.36%) SuccessFactors
8 23 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.55%) Boomi
11 12 (0.51%) Yammer
12 10 (0.43%) GitHub
13 7 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.26%) CloudBees
14 6 (0.26%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
15 4 (0.17%) Force.com
16 2 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.085%) Taleo
16 2 (0.085%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 118 (5.03%) WAN
2 112 (4.77%) LAN
3 65 (2.77%) Firewall
4 47 (2.00%) HTTP
5 39 (1.66%) SAN
6 34 (1.45%) Internet
7 32 (1.36%) DNS
8 31 (1.32%) VoIP
9 24 (1.02%) NAS
10 23 (0.98%) VPN
11 20 (0.85%) MPLS
12 17 (0.72%) Multicast
13 16 (0.68%) Network Security
13 16 (0.68%) Unified Communications
14 15 (0.64%) FCoE
14 15 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (0.64%) iSCSI
14 15 (0.64%) NFC
15 13 (0.55%) TCP/IP
16 12 (0.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
3 83 (3.54%) Relational Database
4 69 (2.94%) Big Data
5 58 (2.47%) Hadoop
6 38 (1.62%) MySQL
7 33 (1.41%) DB2
8 27 (1.15%) MongoDB
9 21 (0.89%) NoSQL
9 21 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (0.81%) Oracle Database
11 18 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (0.68%) SAP HANA
13 15 (0.64%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.60%) HBase
14 14 (0.60%) QlikView
14 14 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.55%) SAP Data Services
16 12 (0.51%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 30 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 29 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.07%) JIRA
4 24 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
6 10 (0.43%) Eclipse
6 10 (0.43%) Maven
7 9 (0.38%) Subversion
8 8 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.34%) GoCD
8 8 (0.34%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.30%) SonarQube
10 6 (0.26%) ERwin
10 6 (0.26%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.21%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.21%) FishEye
11 5 (0.21%) NUnit
11 5 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.17%) Hudson
12 4 (0.17%) NetBeans
General
1 482 (20.54%) Finance
2 295 (12.57%) Retail
3 250 (10.65%) Banking
4 133 (5.67%) Marketing
5 99 (4.22%) Telecoms
6 70 (2.98%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.28%) Publishing
9 28 (1.19%) Automotive
9 28 (1.19%) Billing
10 21 (0.89%) Legal
11 18 (0.77%) Back Office
12 15 (0.64%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.60%) Advertising
14 12 (0.51%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.43%) Law
16 9 (0.38%) Front Office
17 7 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
18 5 (0.21%) Local Government
19 4 (0.17%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (8.01%) Web Services
2 183 (7.80%) .NET
3 143 (6.09%) Middleware
4 98 (4.18%) XML
5 97 (4.13%) REST
6 91 (3.88%) HTML
7 77 (3.28%) SOAP
8 64 (2.73%) Spring
9 52 (2.22%) CSS
10 46 (1.96%) AngularJS
11 44 (1.87%) JSON
12 42 (1.79%) RESTful
13 41 (1.75%) J2EE
14 35 (1.49%) HTML5
15 33 (1.41%) ASP.NET
16 28 (1.19%) jQuery
17 27 (1.15%) .NET Framework
18 22 (0.94%) WCF
18 22 (0.94%) XSLT
19 21 (0.89%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 106 (4.52%) Data Centre
2 97 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
4 71 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 53 (2.26%) User Experience
6 50 (2.13%) Private Cloud
7 46 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 42 (1.79%) Data Integration
9 41 (1.75%) Mainframe
10 27 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.07%) EPoS
11 25 (1.07%) Virtual Team
12 24 (1.02%) Social Media
13 23 (0.98%) Mobile Payment
14 22 (0.94%) Contactless
14 22 (0.94%) EMV
15 19 (0.81%) FMCG
16 17 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (0.72%) Public Cloud
17 15 (0.64%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 201 (8.56%) Windows
2 116 (4.94%) Linux
3 65 (2.77%) Unix
4 60 (2.56%) Solaris
5 56 (2.39%) Windows Server
6 36 (1.53%) AIX
7 31 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (0.98%) Apple iOS
10 22 (0.94%) Android
11 20 (0.85%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.60%) zOS
14 12 (0.51%) Windows 10
15 11 (0.47%) SUSE
16 9 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.26%) HPUX
18 5 (0.21%) Windows 8
19 3 (0.13%) CentOS
20 2 (0.085%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (17.30%) TOGAF
2 395 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
3 369 (15.72%) SOA
4 231 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 228 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 195 (8.31%) CRM
7 181 (7.71%) E-Commerce
8 156 (6.65%) Migration
9 140 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
10 128 (5.45%) Technical Architecture
11 115 (4.90%) Presales
12 113 (4.81%) Data Modelling
13 104 (4.43%) SDLC
14 103 (4.39%) Zachman Framework
15 97 (4.13%) Analytics
16 96 (4.09%) ERP
17 92 (3.92%) Scrum
18 90 (3.83%) UML
19 86 (3.66%) Data Management
20 84 (3.58%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 326 (13.89%) Java
2 166 (7.07%) SQL
3 100 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 70 (2.98%) C#
5 30 (1.28%) Python
6 25 (1.07%) PHP
7 22 (0.94%) Scala
8 20 (0.85%) C
9 16 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 14 (0.60%) COBOL
10 14 (0.60%) Ruby
11 12 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 9 (0.38%) ABAP
13 8 (0.34%) Perl
14 7 (0.30%) Go
14 7 (0.30%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.26%) C++
15 6 (0.26%) R
16 3 (0.13%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 184 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 132 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 108 (4.60%) Degree
4 21 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (0.68%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.47%) CCIE
8 10 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.43%) CISSP
9 8 (0.34%) CCNA
9 8 (0.34%) CCNP
9 8 (0.34%) MCSE
10 6 (0.26%) CCDP
10 6 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.21%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.21%) GIAC
11 5 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.21%) PMP
11 5 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.79%) QA
2 38 (1.62%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.32%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 9 (0.38%) COBIT
5 9 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.34%) MiFID
7 5 (0.21%) EMIR
8 4 (0.17%) HL7
8 4 (0.17%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.17%) SEPA
9 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.13%) SLA
10 2 (0.085%) Dublin Core
10 2 (0.085%) GCP
10 2 (0.085%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.085%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 122 (5.20%) Active Directory
2 100 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 19 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 19 (0.81%) Xen
5 16 (0.68%) KVM
6 15 (0.64%) NFS
6 15 (0.64%) SRDF
6 15 (0.64%) vSphere
7 14 (0.60%) XenApp
8 13 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.47%) Docker
9 11 (0.47%) VMware ESX
10 10 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.17%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.13%) vCloud
13 2 (0.085%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (1.83%) SCCM
2 16 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.64%) Ansible
4 12 (0.51%) SCOM
5 11 (0.47%) Puppet
6 10 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (0.30%) Nagios
9 6 (0.26%) OpenView
9 6 (0.26%) WSUS
10 5 (0.21%) Kibana
10 5 (0.21%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.17%) MOM
12 3 (0.13%) Consul
12 3 (0.13%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.13%) OpenSSO
12 3 (0.13%) Terraform
12 3 (0.13%) vRealize
13 2 (0.085%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 320 (13.63%) Oracle
2 313 (13.34%) Microsoft
3 180 (7.67%) SAP
4 146 (6.22%) VMware
5 129 (5.50%) IBM
6 80 (3.41%) Cisco
7 75 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
8 64 (2.73%) Citrix
9 47 (2.00%) Adobe
10 45 (1.92%) HP
11 31 (1.32%) hybris
12 28 (1.19%) Informatica
13 27 (1.15%) TIBCO
14 26 (1.11%) Intel
15 25 (1.07%) EMC
16 22 (0.94%) ATG
16 22 (0.94%) MuleSoft
17 21 (0.89%) Red Hat
18 20 (0.85%) Dell
18 20 (0.85%) NetApp
Berkshire
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £740 - £765 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Ebury
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £600 - £750 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Source Technology
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: £600 day or to £110K for permanent
Posted: 5 days ago