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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 114 100 125
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1115 1191 958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 2.09% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.20% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 730 571
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £478
% change year-on-year
- +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £51.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.12 £37.42 £43.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £59.50 £59.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £51.29
% change year-on-year
-26.34% +16.01%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 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
England -14 1048 £525 +0.96% 155
London +10 472 £550 - 65
South East +2 179 £488 -2.50% 20
Yorkshire +23 76 £536 +18.50% 16
West Midlands -22 68 £500 +5.26% 13
North West -33 63 £463 -11.90% 8
West Yorkshire +30 60 £550 +18.27% 11
Berkshire 0 60 £500 -4.76% 6
City of London -13 45 £575 +4.49% 15
Scotland +4 43 £445 -1.11% 5
South West -19 42 £550 +22.22% 12
East Midlands -12 41 £500 -4.76% 10
East of England -13 38 £500 -3.61% 8
Hampshire -17 38 £473 -5.02%
Manchester -22 34 £450 -10.00% 6
Leeds +13 29 £575 +21.05% 8
Midlands +9 29 £500 -9.09% 1
North East -49 28 £440 -8.80% 3
Tyne and Wear -34 27 £440 -8.80% 2
Nottinghamshire +14 26 £500 +8.10% 1
Nottingham +6 25 £500 +8.10% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 25 £445 -7.77% 2
Edinburgh +1 22 £475 -9.52% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 21 £466 +3.54% 5
West Sussex +3 21 £513 -8.88%
Bradford +19 20 £550 +18.91% 3
Hook +15 18 £464 +9.11%
Wiltshire +4 18 £550 +22.22% 4
Surrey -7 16 £481 -3.75% 7
Milton Keynes +11 15 £461 +2.43% 3

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 527 (21.27%) Finance
2 475 (19.17%) TOGAF
3 393 (15.86%) SOA
4 386 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
5 361 (14.57%) Oracle
6 325 (13.12%) Microsoft
7 318 (12.83%) Java
8 306 (12.35%) Retail
9 286 (11.54%) Banking
10 234 (9.44%) Enterprise Architecture
11 225 (9.08%) Windows
12 218 (8.80%) CRM
13 212 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 206 (8.31%) .NET
15 202 (8.15%) Security Cleared
16 195 (7.87%) VMware
17 184 (7.43%) Web Services
18 162 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
19 160 (6.46%) SQL
20 159 (6.42%) SAP
20 159 (6.42%) Migration
21 158 (6.38%) Telecoms
22 156 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
23 150 (6.05%) Technical Architecture
23 150 (6.05%) E-Commerce
24 148 (5.97%) Middleware
25 147 (5.93%) Linux
26 146 (5.89%) SQL Server
27 140 (5.65%) SC Cleared
28 130 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure

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 94 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 82 (3.31%) WebSphere
3 59 (2.38%) CMS
4 41 (1.65%) JBoss
5 37 (1.49%) IIS
6 34 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
7 32 (1.29%) Apache
8 28 (1.13%) Skype for Business
9 24 (0.97%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 23 (0.93%) MS Exchange
11 18 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (0.69%) CICS
12 17 (0.69%) OpenStack
13 16 (0.65%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.61%) Mule
14 15 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
14 15 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
15 14 (0.56%) Confluence
15 14 (0.56%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 129 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.05%) MS Office
3 17 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.040%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 81 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.73%) Adobe Campaign
5 17 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
6 14 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 14 (0.56%) Unica
7 12 (0.48%) Eloqua
7 12 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
8 11 (0.44%) SAP ERP
9 10 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
10 9 (0.36%) SAP HCM
10 9 (0.36%) SAP MII
11 8 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
11 8 (0.32%) SAP FI
11 8 (0.32%) SAP HR
11 8 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
12 7 (0.28%) Primavera
12 7 (0.28%) SAP CRM
12 7 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 156 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
3 117 (4.72%) SaaS
4 108 (4.36%) IaaS
5 102 (4.12%) PaaS
6 63 (2.54%) Office 365
7 23 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
8 22 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 20 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.36%) Boomi
11 7 (0.28%) Force.com
12 6 (0.24%) GitHub
12 6 (0.24%) Yammer
13 4 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.16%) Veeva
14 3 (0.12%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.12%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.081%) Route 53
15 2 (0.081%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (5.21%) WAN
2 126 (5.08%) LAN
3 88 (3.55%) Firewall
4 48 (1.94%) Internet
4 48 (1.94%) SAN
5 36 (1.45%) HTTP
6 29 (1.17%) NAS
7 26 (1.05%) DNS
8 25 (1.01%) VoIP
9 21 (0.85%) Multicast
10 20 (0.81%) 3G
11 19 (0.77%) FCoE
11 19 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
11 19 (0.77%) iSCSI
11 19 (0.77%) MPLS
11 19 (0.77%) Network Security
11 19 (0.77%) VPN
12 18 (0.73%) Unified Communications
13 16 (0.65%) 4G
14 15 (0.61%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (5.89%) SQL Server
2 102 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 87 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (2.26%) Hadoop
5 54 (2.18%) Big Data
6 36 (1.45%) MySQL
7 29 (1.17%) Oracle Database
8 28 (1.13%) DB2
9 26 (1.05%) MongoDB
10 25 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 19 (0.77%) HBase
12 19 (0.77%) NoSQL
13 16 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.52%) SAP HANA
15 12 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 19 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.77%) JIRA
4 14 (0.56%) SoapUI
5 13 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.48%) Eclipse
7 11 (0.44%) Maven
7 11 (0.44%) Subversion
7 11 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.28%) JUnit
10 5 (0.20%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.20%) FishEye
10 5 (0.20%) GoCD
10 5 (0.20%) Hudson
10 5 (0.20%) NUnit
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.16%) NetBeans
General
1 527 (21.27%) Finance
2 306 (12.35%) Retail
3 286 (11.54%) Banking
4 158 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 108 (4.36%) Marketing
6 63 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.21%) Billing
9 27 (1.09%) Publishing
10 24 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 20 (0.81%) Automotive
12 18 (0.73%) Advertising
13 16 (0.65%) Legal
14 14 (0.56%) Back Office
15 13 (0.52%) Front Office
15 13 (0.52%) General Ledger
16 11 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
18 8 (0.32%) Financial Institution
19 7 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (8.31%) .NET
2 184 (7.43%) Web Services
3 148 (5.97%) Middleware
4 113 (4.56%) XML
5 77 (3.11%) HTML
6 76 (3.07%) REST
7 68 (2.74%) SOAP
8 62 (2.50%) Spring
9 40 (1.61%) RESTful
10 37 (1.49%) J2EE
11 36 (1.45%) CSS
12 35 (1.41%) AngularJS
13 34 (1.37%) JSON
14 33 (1.33%) HTML5
14 33 (1.33%) Java EE
15 31 (1.25%) ASP.NET
16 28 (1.13%) .NET Framework
17 25 (1.01%) XSLT
18 24 (0.97%) IBM Integration Bus
18 24 (0.97%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 124 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 109 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 51 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 46 (1.86%) Private Cloud
7 41 (1.65%) Mainframe
8 37 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 33 (1.33%) Data Integration
10 30 (1.21%) User Experience
11 25 (1.01%) Video on Demand
12 24 (0.97%) EPoS
13 23 (0.93%) FMCG
14 22 (0.89%) EMV
15 21 (0.85%) Contactless
16 19 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
17 18 (0.73%) Social Media
18 17 (0.69%) Smart Meter
19 16 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
19 16 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 225 (9.08%) Windows
2 147 (5.93%) Linux
3 76 (3.07%) Unix
4 70 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 57 (2.30%) Solaris
6 47 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (1.61%) AIX
8 36 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 25 (1.01%) Android
11 22 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.48%) SUSE
14 11 (0.44%) zOS
15 10 (0.40%) HPUX
16 9 (0.36%) Windows 10
17 8 (0.32%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.28%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.12%) Windows 8
20 2 (0.081%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (19.17%) TOGAF
2 393 (15.86%) SOA
3 386 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
4 234 (9.44%) Enterprise Architecture
5 218 (8.80%) CRM
6 212 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 162 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
8 159 (6.42%) Migration
9 150 (6.05%) E-Commerce
9 150 (6.05%) Technical Architecture
10 124 (5.00%) UML
11 122 (4.92%) Presales
12 119 (4.80%) Data Modelling
13 116 (4.68%) SDLC
14 111 (4.48%) ITIL
15 110 (4.44%) Project Management
16 99 (4.00%) Zachman Framework
17 96 (3.87%) ERP
18 88 (3.55%) Analytics
19 79 (3.19%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 318 (12.83%) Java
2 160 (6.46%) SQL
3 89 (3.59%) JavaScript
4 68 (2.74%) C#
5 37 (1.49%) PHP
6 19 (0.77%) Python
7 18 (0.73%) C
8 14 (0.56%) C++
8 14 (0.56%) Perl
9 13 (0.52%) COBOL
9 13 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 10 (0.40%) Scala
10 10 (0.40%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.24%) ABAP
11 6 (0.24%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.16%) Groovy
12 4 (0.16%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.12%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.12%) Go
13 3 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 202 (8.15%) Security Cleared
2 140 (5.65%) SC Cleared
3 119 (4.80%) Degree
4 28 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (0.89%) DV Cleared
6 17 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (0.56%) CISSP
8 13 (0.52%) CCIE
9 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.44%) CCNA
10 11 (0.44%) CCNP
11 8 (0.32%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.28%) MCSE
13 6 (0.24%) CCDP
13 6 (0.24%) CISM
14 5 (0.20%) ISEB
14 5 (0.20%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.20%) PMP
14 5 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (1.74%) QA
2 32 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.77%) COBIT
3 19 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.40%) Solvency II
6 7 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.24%) SEPA
8 4 (0.16%) HL7
8 4 (0.16%) SLA
9 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.081%) EMIR
10 2 (0.081%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.040%) FATCA
11 1 (0.040%) MiFID
System Software
1 130 (5.25%) Active Directory
1 130 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 28 (1.13%) Xen
4 27 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (0.77%) KVM
5 19 (0.77%) NFS
5 19 (0.77%) SRDF
5 19 (0.77%) VMware ESX
6 16 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.65%) vSphere
7 12 (0.48%) Docker
7 12 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.44%) XenApp
9 7 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.20%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.16%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.16%) vCloud
12 3 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 37 (1.49%) SCCM
2 17 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (0.69%) Puppet
3 15 (0.61%) Ansible
4 12 (0.48%) SCOM
5 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.32%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.20%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.20%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.16%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.12%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.081%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.081%) HP NNM
10 2 (0.081%) MIIS
10 2 (0.081%) Nagios
10 2 (0.081%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.081%) WSUS
Vendors
1 361 (14.57%) Oracle
2 325 (13.12%) Microsoft
3 195 (7.87%) VMware
4 159 (6.42%) SAP
5 129 (5.21%) IBM
6 97 (3.91%) Cisco
7 95 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
8 80 (3.23%) Citrix
9 54 (2.18%) HP
10 40 (1.61%) EMC
11 36 (1.45%) TIBCO
11 36 (1.45%) webMethods
12 34 (1.37%) Sitecore
13 31 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 30 (1.21%) Adobe
14 30 (1.21%) hybris
15 28 (1.13%) Intel
15 28 (1.13%) NetApp
16 23 (0.93%) Juniper
16 23 (0.93%) Siebel
Wokingham
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester
aap3
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £750 per day but flexible
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 500 - 550
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £670.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £670.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 3 days ago