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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
UK
Rank 103 92 99
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1016 1180 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.24% 2.27% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 2.39% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 681 668
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 7
Median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +34.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £26.25 £34.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £62.95 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
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 £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 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 +3 951 £550 +4.76% 144
London +9 431 £593 +7.72% 67
South East +20 182 £525 - 24
East of England -7 84 £523 -0.47% 8
City of London +17 63 £615 +6.95% 16
West Midlands +2 63 £513 +2.50% 11
Berkshire +27 62 £500 -4.76% 8
Hampshire +14 57 £525 +5.00% 4
Yorkshire +18 56 £550 +0.91% 5
West Yorkshire +13 41 £550 - 3
North West +4 39 £550 +15.78% 10
East Midlands -16 36 £525 +18.30% 5
Birmingham +11 29 £513 +2.50% 2
South West -25 28 £550 +9.89% 11
Cambridgeshire +4 26 £450 -11.11% 2
Scotland -43 22 £445 -15.23% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 21 £500 +11.11% 3
Leeds -3 21 £575 +4.54% 1
Bedfordshire 0 20 £525 -10.63% 2
Reading +20 19 £500 -10.71% 3
Norfolk +12 16 £700 +47.36%
Manchester +4 16 £563 +8.90% 4
Milton Keynes +2 16 £600 +33.33%
North East -8 15 £440 -7.36%
South Wales +23 14 £450 +9.09% 5
Wales +20 14 £450 +9.09% 5
Northamptonshire +2 14 £488 +2.63%
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 14 £440 -7.36%
Tyne and Wear -4 14 £440 -7.36%
Southampton +18 13 £513 -6.81% 3

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 449 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (20.74%) Finance
3 357 (17.10%) Microsoft
4 323 (15.47%) Java
5 300 (14.37%) TOGAF
6 233 (11.16%) Oracle
6 233 (11.16%) SOA
7 207 (9.91%) SAP
8 203 (9.72%) CRM
9 201 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 200 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 199 (9.53%) Banking
12 196 (9.39%) Web Services
13 194 (9.29%) Retail
14 189 (9.05%) Enterprise Architecture
15 183 (8.76%) E-Commerce
16 179 (8.57%) .NET
17 158 (7.57%) Windows
18 156 (7.47%) SQL Server
19 139 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
20 136 (6.51%) Security Cleared
21 131 (6.27%) Middleware
22 130 (6.23%) Migration
23 127 (6.08%) SQL
24 126 (6.03%) JavaScript
25 124 (5.94%) REST
26 119 (5.70%) HTML
27 115 (5.51%) Scrum
28 107 (5.12%) Technical Architecture
29 106 (5.08%) MS Excel

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 97 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.97%) CMS
3 52 (2.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 43 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
5 42 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 39 (1.87%) Skype for Business
7 38 (1.82%) Confluence
8 35 (1.68%) WebSphere
9 30 (1.44%) WebLogic
10 26 (1.25%) JBoss
11 21 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 20 (0.96%) Apache
13 19 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
14 17 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
14 17 (0.81%) Drupal
15 15 (0.72%) IIS
16 13 (0.62%) MS Exchange
17 12 (0.57%) Umbraco
18 11 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
19 10 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 106 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.62%) MS Office
4 4 (0.19%) MS Project
4 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 99 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.91%) SAP HR
3 18 (0.86%) Maximo
4 17 (0.81%) SAP FI
5 16 (0.77%) SAP HCM
6 13 (0.62%) SAP CO
6 13 (0.62%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
9 9 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
9 9 (0.43%) Magento
9 9 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
9 9 (0.43%) SAP FSCM
10 8 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.34%) SAP GRC
12 6 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.29%) SAP Travel Management
13 5 (0.24%) SAP PS
13 5 (0.24%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 201 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (4.21%) Office 365
4 75 (3.59%) SaaS
5 61 (2.92%) PaaS
6 50 (2.39%) IaaS
7 29 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (1.15%) SuccessFactors
9 18 (0.86%) OpenShift
10 16 (0.77%) GitHub
11 11 (0.53%) CloudBees
12 10 (0.48%) Yammer
13 8 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.38%) Force.com
14 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.29%) Boomi
15 5 (0.24%) Akamai
15 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.83%) WAN
2 69 (3.30%) LAN
3 50 (2.39%) Internet
4 48 (2.30%) Firewall
5 41 (1.96%) HTTP
6 29 (1.39%) Network Security
7 28 (1.34%) Skype
8 26 (1.25%) LDAP
9 23 (1.10%) DNS
10 20 (0.96%) TCP/IP
11 18 (0.86%) MPLS
11 18 (0.86%) VoIP
12 15 (0.72%) MVNO
12 15 (0.72%) SAN
13 13 (0.62%) HTTPS
13 13 (0.62%) VPN
14 12 (0.57%) Unified Communications
15 11 (0.53%) SSL
16 8 (0.38%) NAS
16 8 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.74%) Big Data
3 73 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 55 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 53 (2.54%) MongoDB
6 46 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (2.16%) Hadoop
8 38 (1.82%) MySQL
9 35 (1.68%) Oracle Database
10 29 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
13 25 (1.20%) SAP BW
13 25 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
15 22 (1.05%) SAP HANA
16 17 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (0.67%) DB2
17 14 (0.67%) Redis
18 13 (0.62%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (2.49%) Jenkins
2 47 (2.25%) JIRA
3 31 (1.48%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.01%) Maven
5 15 (0.72%) Selenium
6 14 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (0.57%) SonarQube
9 7 (0.34%) Ant
10 6 (0.29%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.24%) Rational Rose
11 5 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.19%) JUnit
12 4 (0.19%) Rational Software Modeler
13 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.14%) JBehave
13 3 (0.14%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.14%) Subversion
14 2 (0.096%) TeamCity
General
1 433 (20.74%) Finance
2 199 (9.53%) Banking
3 194 (9.29%) Retail
4 70 (3.35%) Marketing
5 67 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.44%) Billing
7 37 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 26 (1.25%) Back Office
10 23 (1.10%) Advertising
11 19 (0.91%) Legal
12 15 (0.72%) Automotive
12 15 (0.72%) Publishing
13 10 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.43%) Front Office
14 9 (0.43%) Law
15 8 (0.38%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.24%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (9.39%) Web Services
2 179 (8.57%) .NET
3 131 (6.27%) Middleware
4 124 (5.94%) REST
5 119 (5.70%) HTML
6 100 (4.79%) SOAP
7 91 (4.36%) JSON
8 83 (3.98%) Spring
9 80 (3.83%) CSS
9 80 (3.83%) XML
10 76 (3.64%) J2EE
11 50 (2.39%) AngularJS
12 49 (2.35%) HTML5
13 40 (1.92%) ASP.NET
13 40 (1.92%) CSS3
13 40 (1.92%) Java EE
13 40 (1.92%) RESTful
14 37 (1.77%) jQuery
15 35 (1.68%) Node.js
16 29 (1.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 103 (4.93%) Data Centre
2 102 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.21%) User Experience
4 50 (2.39%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 44 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 38 (1.82%) Private Cloud
8 29 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 25 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (1.20%) SWIFT
11 24 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.10%) Market Risk
13 22 (1.05%) Social Media
14 19 (0.91%) Mainframe
15 18 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.86%) EPoS
16 16 (0.77%) Fintech
16 16 (0.77%) PKI
17 14 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 158 (7.57%) Windows
2 99 (4.74%) Linux
3 55 (2.63%) Unix
4 27 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 19 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (0.77%) AIX
7 16 (0.77%) Solaris
7 16 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 14 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.38%) Android
11 7 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.19%) CentOS
13 4 (0.19%) VMS
14 3 (0.14%) zOS
15 2 (0.096%) SUSE
16 1 (0.048%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (14.37%) TOGAF
3 233 (11.16%) SOA
4 203 (9.72%) CRM
5 200 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 189 (9.05%) Enterprise Architecture
7 183 (8.76%) E-Commerce
8 130 (6.23%) Migration
9 115 (5.51%) Scrum
10 107 (5.12%) Technical Architecture
11 103 (4.93%) Analytics
12 100 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
13 93 (4.45%) DevOps
14 91 (4.36%) UML
15 88 (4.21%) Zachman Framework
16 86 (4.12%) Microservices
17 82 (3.93%) Presales
18 81 (3.88%) ITIL
19 80 (3.83%) Data Modelling
20 79 (3.78%) OO
Programming Languages
1 323 (15.47%) Java
2 127 (6.08%) SQL
3 126 (6.03%) JavaScript
4 81 (3.88%) C#
5 40 (1.92%) Python
6 34 (1.63%) Ruby
7 23 (1.10%) C++
8 20 (0.96%) Scala
9 18 (0.86%) C
9 18 (0.86%) PHP
10 15 (0.72%) Perl
11 13 (0.62%) Apex Code
12 10 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.43%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.38%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.38%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.34%) ABAP
15 7 (0.34%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.34%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.29%) Go
Qualifications
1 136 (6.51%) Security Cleared
2 101 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 96 (4.60%) Degree
4 22 (1.05%) DV Cleared
5 17 (0.81%) CISSP
6 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.43%) CCNA
9 9 (0.43%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.38%) ISSAP
10 8 (0.38%) PMP
11 6 (0.29%) CLAS
11 6 (0.29%) ISEB
11 6 (0.29%) MCSE
12 5 (0.24%) CCIE
13 4 (0.19%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.19%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.19%) JNCIA
13 4 (0.19%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.25%) QA
2 26 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.91%) MiFID
5 17 (0.81%) SEPA
6 9 (0.43%) IFRS
6 9 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.34%) COBIT
8 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.29%) IFRS 9
9 5 (0.24%) EMIR
10 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.096%) Dublin Core
11 2 (0.096%) GDPR
11 2 (0.096%) HL7
11 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.096%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.048%) Basel III
12 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 74 (3.54%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.77%) Docker
4 17 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.43%) LXC
7 8 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.34%) vCloud
8 7 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.29%) vSphere
10 5 (0.24%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.24%) XenApp
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.14%) NFS
12 3 (0.14%) PowerHA
12 3 (0.14%) SRDF
12 3 (0.14%) Xen
12 3 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (1.25%) Puppet
2 23 (1.10%) SCCM
3 19 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.81%) Ansible
5 11 (0.53%) Nagios
6 10 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 9 (0.43%) Kibana
7 9 (0.43%) SCOM
8 8 (0.38%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.34%) QRadar
9 7 (0.34%) Terraform
10 6 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.24%) MOM
11 5 (0.24%) SQL Sentry
12 4 (0.19%) OpenSSO
12 4 (0.19%) Rundeck
12 4 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.19%) vRealize
13 3 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 357 (17.10%) Microsoft
2 233 (11.16%) Oracle
3 207 (9.91%) SAP
4 75 (3.59%) VMware
5 71 (3.40%) IBM
6 64 (3.07%) Adobe
7 63 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
8 52 (2.49%) Cisco
9 38 (1.82%) hybris
10 32 (1.53%) HP
11 25 (1.20%) Citrix
12 23 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 19 (0.91%) ATG
13 19 (0.91%) Pega
14 17 (0.81%) Cognos
14 17 (0.81%) Informatica
14 17 (0.81%) MuleSoft
15 14 (0.67%) Reuters
15 14 (0.67%) webMethods
16 13 (0.62%) Bloomberg
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