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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
UK
Rank 110 98 117
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 953 1131 974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.16% 2.23% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.35% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 657 606
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 3
Median hourly rate £65.00 £60.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +84.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -1 906 £550 +4.76% 171
London +21 416 £593 +3.04% 76
South East +13 179 £513 -2.38% 22
East of England -21 74 £475 -13.63% 13
Hampshire +15 56 £513 +6.54% 5
City of London +19 51 £615 +11.81% 18
West Midlands -8 51 £525 +5.00% 11
Yorkshire -6 46 £550 +4.76% 14
Berkshire +17 45 £525 +0.47% 3
North West +10 45 £575 +19.17% 9
West Yorkshire +2 38 £550 +4.76% 11
East Midlands -14 34 £500 +17.64% 4
South West -19 33 £504 +1.25% 18
Cambridgeshire +16 26 £450 -14.28% 5
Manchester +15 24 £575 +15.00% 7
Leeds -5 22 £575 +12.19% 6
Wiltshire +10 21 £550 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 19 £500 +3.09% 3
Birmingham +2 19 £513 +12.02% 4
Reading +14 18 £500 -9.90% 1
Scotland -46 18 £450 - 3
Milton Keynes +5 15 £525 +8.24% 1
West Sussex -1 15 £444 -19.31% 1
Swindon +12 14 £550 +10.00% 1
Bedfordshire -2 14 £500 -14.89% 3
North East -6 14 £438 +2.94% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 14 £438 +2.94% 1
Tyne and Wear -10 14 £438 +2.94% 1
Northamptonshire -4 13 £450 -5.26% 1
Essex -4 13 £375 -23.50%

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 440 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (19.99%) Finance
3 339 (16.37%) Microsoft
4 314 (15.16%) Java
5 308 (14.87%) TOGAF
6 252 (12.17%) SOA
7 225 (10.86%) SAP
8 221 (10.67%) Oracle
9 210 (10.14%) Retail
10 208 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 202 (9.75%) CRM
12 201 (9.71%) Banking
13 192 (9.27%) Web Services
14 181 (8.74%) Enterprise Architecture
15 178 (8.59%) E-Commerce
16 171 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
17 165 (7.97%) .NET
18 147 (7.10%) SQL Server
19 143 (6.90%) Windows
19 143 (6.90%) Security Cleared
20 140 (6.76%) Migration
21 137 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
22 133 (6.42%) Middleware
23 131 (6.33%) SQL
23 131 (6.33%) JavaScript
24 125 (6.04%) REST
25 119 (5.75%) Scrum
26 114 (5.50%) HTML
27 111 (5.36%) SC Cleared
28 110 (5.31%) Business Intelligence

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 85 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 48 (2.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 48 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
3 48 (2.32%) CMS
4 33 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 31 (1.50%) Confluence
5 31 (1.50%) WebLogic
6 28 (1.35%) Skype for Business
7 24 (1.16%) JBoss
8 22 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 20 (0.97%) Apache
9 20 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (0.77%) MS Exchange
11 15 (0.72%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.68%) Documentum
13 13 (0.63%) Drupal
14 10 (0.48%) IIS
14 10 (0.48%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 104 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.58%) MS Office
4 4 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.14%) MS Project
6 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.048%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 94 (4.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.01%) SAP HCM
2 21 (1.01%) SAP HR
3 18 (0.87%) SAP FI
4 17 (0.82%) SAP ERP
5 16 (0.77%) Maximo
6 13 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.63%) SAP CO
7 12 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
9 10 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
10 9 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.39%) SAP GRC
11 8 (0.39%) SAP PS
12 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.34%) Magento
12 7 (0.34%) SAP FSCM
13 6 (0.29%) SAP Retail
13 6 (0.29%) SAP Travel Management
13 6 (0.29%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 171 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (3.91%) SaaS
4 77 (3.72%) Office 365
5 73 (3.52%) PaaS
6 54 (2.61%) IaaS
7 32 (1.55%) SuccessFactors
8 23 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.87%) OpenShift
10 17 (0.82%) GitHub
11 12 (0.58%) CloudBees
12 10 (0.48%) Yammer
13 9 (0.43%) Boomi
14 7 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
16 5 (0.24%) Akamai
16 5 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.24%) Force.com
17 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 73 (3.52%) WAN
2 62 (2.99%) LAN
3 50 (2.41%) Firewall
4 48 (2.32%) Internet
5 37 (1.79%) HTTP
6 31 (1.50%) Network Security
7 29 (1.40%) LDAP
8 27 (1.30%) DNS
9 20 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 20 (0.97%) VoIP
10 18 (0.87%) MPLS
10 18 (0.87%) VPN
11 15 (0.72%) SAN
12 14 (0.68%) Skype
13 13 (0.63%) HTTPS
13 13 (0.63%) Unified Communications
14 11 (0.53%) SSL
15 10 (0.48%) SMS
16 9 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (0.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 79 (3.81%) Big Data
3 67 (3.24%) Relational Database
4 61 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 54 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 50 (2.41%) Hadoop
8 40 (1.93%) MySQL
9 28 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (1.30%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 25 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
11 25 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (1.21%) SAP BW
11 25 (1.21%) SAP HANA
12 21 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (0.92%) DB2
14 16 (0.77%) Redis
15 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.68%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 53 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 43 (2.08%) JIRA
3 36 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.92%) Maven
5 14 (0.68%) Selenium
5 14 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.63%) SonarQube
6 13 (0.63%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.29%) Ant
7 6 (0.29%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.19%) JUnit
10 3 (0.14%) GoCD
10 3 (0.14%) JBehave
10 3 (0.14%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.14%) Rational Rose
10 3 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.097%) EasyMock
11 2 (0.097%) Subversion
11 2 (0.097%) TeamCity
General
1 414 (19.99%) Finance
2 210 (10.14%) Retail
3 201 (9.71%) Banking
4 81 (3.91%) Marketing
5 53 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 46 (2.22%) Billing
6 46 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.11%) Automotive
8 21 (1.01%) Advertising
8 21 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 18 (0.87%) Back Office
10 16 (0.77%) Legal
11 13 (0.63%) Publishing
12 10 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.34%) German Language
14 7 (0.34%) Law
15 6 (0.29%) Front Office
15 6 (0.29%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (9.27%) Web Services
2 165 (7.97%) .NET
3 133 (6.42%) Middleware
4 125 (6.04%) REST
5 114 (5.50%) HTML
6 99 (4.78%) SOAP
7 91 (4.39%) JSON
8 85 (4.10%) Spring
9 80 (3.86%) CSS
10 79 (3.81%) XML
11 76 (3.67%) J2EE
12 51 (2.46%) AngularJS
13 47 (2.27%) HTML5
14 42 (2.03%) RESTful
15 38 (1.83%) ASP.NET
15 38 (1.83%) Java EE
16 37 (1.79%) CSS3
17 35 (1.69%) jQuery
18 34 (1.64%) Node.js
19 30 (1.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.06%) Data Centre
3 68 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 65 (3.14%) User Experience
5 56 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 41 (1.98%) Data Integration
6 41 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.50%) Private Cloud
8 29 (1.40%) Virtual Team
9 25 (1.21%) Public Cloud
10 24 (1.16%) Mainframe
10 24 (1.16%) Social Media
11 20 (0.97%) Computer Science
11 20 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
12 18 (0.87%) PKI
13 17 (0.82%) EPoS
14 16 (0.77%) Fintech
14 16 (0.77%) Market Risk
15 15 (0.72%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 143 (6.90%) Windows
2 97 (4.68%) Linux
3 53 (2.56%) Unix
4 25 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.06%) Solaris
6 18 (0.87%) AIX
6 18 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.34%) Android
10 7 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.34%) zOS
11 5 (0.24%) SUSE
12 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.097%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.048%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (14.87%) TOGAF
3 252 (12.17%) SOA
4 208 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 202 (9.75%) CRM
6 181 (8.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 178 (8.59%) E-Commerce
8 140 (6.76%) Migration
9 119 (5.75%) Scrum
10 110 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
11 106 (5.12%) Technical Architecture
12 102 (4.93%) Zachman Framework
13 97 (4.68%) Analytics
14 96 (4.64%) DevOps
14 96 (4.64%) Microservices
15 83 (4.01%) Presales
15 83 (4.01%) UML
16 81 (3.91%) Data Modelling
17 73 (3.52%) Data Architecture
17 73 (3.52%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 314 (15.16%) Java
2 131 (6.33%) JavaScript
2 131 (6.33%) SQL
3 79 (3.81%) C#
4 43 (2.08%) Python
5 31 (1.50%) Ruby
6 27 (1.30%) Scala
7 21 (1.01%) C
8 19 (0.92%) PHP
9 12 (0.58%) Perl
10 11 (0.53%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.53%) VB.NET
11 10 (0.48%) Apex Code
12 9 (0.43%) ABAP
12 9 (0.43%) C++
12 9 (0.43%) Go
12 9 (0.43%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.39%) R
14 5 (0.24%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 111 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 94 (4.54%) Degree
4 19 (0.92%) DV Cleared
5 12 (0.58%) CISSP
6 11 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.39%) CCNA
8 8 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.34%) CLAS
9 7 (0.34%) ISEB
9 7 (0.34%) MCSE
9 7 (0.34%) PMP
10 6 (0.29%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.24%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.24%) CCIE
11 5 (0.24%) ISSAP
11 5 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.19%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.46%) QA
2 32 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (0.82%) MiFID
5 10 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.39%) SEPA
8 7 (0.34%) COBIT
9 5 (0.24%) EMIR
9 5 (0.24%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.097%) Dublin Core
11 2 (0.097%) GCP
12 1 (0.048%) Basel III
12 1 (0.048%) P3O
System Software
1 81 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 55 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.35%) Docker
4 21 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (0.58%) XenApp
6 11 (0.53%) vSphere
7 10 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.39%) LXC
9 5 (0.24%) vCloud
10 4 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.14%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.14%) KVM
11 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.14%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.14%) SRDF
11 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.14%) Xen
11 3 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 32 (1.55%) SCCM
2 20 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (0.97%) Puppet
3 14 (0.68%) Ansible
4 11 (0.53%) Tivoli
5 10 (0.48%) Nagios
6 9 (0.43%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.39%) Kibana
8 7 (0.34%) MOM
8 7 (0.34%) SCOM
9 6 (0.29%) OpenView
9 6 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 5 (0.24%) OpenSSO
10 5 (0.24%) QRadar
11 4 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.19%) WSUS
12 3 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.14%) Nessus
12 3 (0.14%) Rundeck
12 3 (0.14%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 339 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 225 (10.86%) SAP
3 221 (10.67%) Oracle
4 87 (4.20%) VMware
5 77 (3.72%) IBM
6 63 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
7 58 (2.80%) Adobe
8 49 (2.37%) Cisco
9 41 (1.98%) hybris
10 27 (1.30%) Citrix
11 26 (1.26%) HP
12 22 (1.06%) Informatica
13 21 (1.01%) Cognos
14 20 (0.97%) ATG
15 19 (0.92%) MuleSoft
15 19 (0.92%) Red Hat
16 13 (0.63%) Google
16 13 (0.63%) Splunk
17 12 (0.58%) Ariba
18 11 (0.53%) Juniper
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + Highly Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £630 per day + -
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Optima Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £575.00 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £441 to £560 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago