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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 90 90 127
Rank change year-on-year
0 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1314 1278 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.45% 2.28% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 2.41% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 780 551
Median daily rate £508 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - £60.00

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -4 1205 £518 -1.42% 204
London +5 507 £575 +4.54% 93
South East -20 213 £500 - 34
Yorkshire +48 105 £475 - 13
North West -8 87 £485 +2.10% 15
East of England +11 85 £450 -18.18% 11
Scotland -8 75 £498 +2.05% 9
Berkshire -14 72 £525 -2.32% 6
West Yorkshire +31 67 £475 +2.15% 13
City of London -20 58 £600 +9.09% 28
Leeds +40 53 £475 - 7
West Midlands -14 50 £500 -4.76% 15
South West -21 50 £550 +1.38% 17
East Midlands -4 45 £500 - 4
Hampshire -4 43 £465 -7.00% 2
Manchester -9 43 £500 +11.11% 4
Edinburgh -4 41 £500 +2.56% 6
Cambridgeshire +38 33 £413 -18.51% 5
Nottinghamshire +27 33 £500 +5.26% 2
Nottingham +25 31 £525 +10.52% 2
South Yorkshire +23 28 £475 -2.56%
Wiltshire +13 27 £550 +2.32% 3
Hertfordshire +11 27 £550 +15.78% 3
West Sussex -17 27 £500 +0.50% 3
Sheffield +5 26 £475 -2.56%
Cambridge +22 25 £413 -17.50% 3
Hook +17 25 £463 +3.64% 1
Reading -13 23 £425 -25.43% 1
North East -37 23 £425 -14.14% 1
Midlands +8 22 £500 -9.09%

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 499 (20.14%) TOGAF
2 475 (19.17%) Finance
3 439 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
4 430 (17.35%) SOA
5 377 (15.21%) Oracle
6 342 (13.80%) Microsoft
7 332 (13.40%) Java
8 309 (12.47%) Retail
9 261 (10.53%) Banking
10 236 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
11 216 (8.72%) CRM
12 212 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 212 (8.56%) Security Cleared
13 208 (8.39%) Windows
14 197 (7.95%) .NET
15 195 (7.87%) VMware
16 194 (7.83%) E-Commerce
17 192 (7.75%) Migration
18 177 (7.14%) Telecoms
19 170 (6.86%) Technical Architecture
20 167 (6.74%) Web Services
21 148 (5.97%) UML
22 144 (5.81%) SAP
23 143 (5.77%) SQL
24 142 (5.73%) SC Cleared
25 141 (5.69%) Linux
26 138 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
27 137 (5.53%) Middleware
27 137 (5.53%) SaaS
28 134 (5.41%) SQL Server

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 77 (3.11%) CMS
2 72 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.91%) WebSphere
3 55 (2.22%) JBoss
4 31 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 29 (1.17%) Apache
6 28 (1.13%) Skype for Business
7 27 (1.09%) MS Exchange
8 25 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
9 24 (0.97%) IIS
9 24 (0.97%) OpenStack
10 23 (0.93%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.77%) Drupal
12 18 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
13 17 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
15 14 (0.56%) Mule
15 14 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
15 14 (0.56%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 117 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 25 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.69%) MS Office
4 6 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.12%) SPSS
6 1 (0.040%) MS Project
6 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 89 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
4 15 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.56%) Unica
6 13 (0.52%) Maximo
7 11 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
7 11 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.32%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.28%) BigMachines
9 7 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
9 7 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.24%) SAP CRM
10 6 (0.24%) SAP HCM
10 6 (0.24%) Teamcenter
11 5 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.20%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 137 (5.53%) SaaS
2 125 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 124 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 99 (4.00%) IaaS
5 80 (3.23%) PaaS
6 53 (2.14%) Office 365
7 26 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.44%) Force.com
8 11 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
9 9 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.20%) GitHub
12 4 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.16%) Route 53
12 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.12%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 112 (4.52%) WAN
2 110 (4.44%) LAN
3 94 (3.79%) Firewall
4 51 (2.06%) SAN
5 44 (1.78%) Internet
6 35 (1.41%) NAS
7 27 (1.09%) VoIP
8 24 (0.97%) DNS
8 24 (0.97%) VPN
9 22 (0.89%) 3G
10 20 (0.81%) Network Security
11 19 (0.77%) HTTP
11 19 (0.77%) MPLS
11 19 (0.77%) MVNO
12 17 (0.69%) 4G
13 15 (0.61%) Skype
14 14 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (0.52%) Multicast
16 12 (0.48%) FCoE
16 12 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 102 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 70 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (1.98%) Big Data
5 42 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 37 (1.49%) MySQL
7 27 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 26 (1.05%) DB2
8 26 (1.05%) MongoDB
9 25 (1.01%) NoSQL
10 20 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (0.77%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (0.56%) HBase
15 12 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
15 12 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
15 12 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (0.61%) JIRA
3 13 (0.52%) Eclipse
3 13 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 13 (0.52%) Maven
3 13 (0.52%) SoapUI
4 12 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (0.40%) Selenium
6 9 (0.36%) JUnit
6 9 (0.36%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.32%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.32%) NUnit
8 7 (0.28%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.24%) Subversion
9 6 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.20%) Hudson
11 4 (0.16%) Ant
11 4 (0.16%) Gradle
11 4 (0.16%) Rational Application Developer
12 3 (0.12%) JBehave
General
1 475 (19.17%) Finance
2 309 (12.47%) Retail
3 261 (10.53%) Banking
4 177 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 72 (2.91%) Marketing
6 59 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 47 (1.90%) Billing
8 37 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.17%) Publishing
10 25 (1.01%) Retail Banking
11 24 (0.97%) Advertising
12 18 (0.73%) Automotive
13 15 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.52%) General Ledger
15 12 (0.48%) Games
15 12 (0.48%) Legal
16 11 (0.44%) Front Office
17 10 (0.40%) Back Office
18 9 (0.36%) Financial Institution
19 8 (0.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (7.95%) .NET
2 167 (6.74%) Web Services
3 137 (5.53%) Middleware
4 91 (3.67%) XML
5 86 (3.47%) REST
6 75 (3.03%) SOAP
7 67 (2.70%) HTML
8 60 (2.42%) Spring
9 49 (1.98%) J2EE
10 41 (1.65%) RESTful
11 33 (1.33%) AngularJS
11 33 (1.33%) Hibernate
12 31 (1.25%) Java EE
13 28 (1.13%) .NET Framework
14 26 (1.05%) CSS
15 25 (1.01%) HTML5
15 25 (1.01%) JPA
16 24 (0.97%) JSF
17 21 (0.85%) Apache CXF
17 21 (0.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 133 (5.37%) Data Centre
2 115 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (2.02%) Data Integration
4 50 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 41 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 36 (1.45%) Mainframe
7 35 (1.41%) Private Cloud
8 26 (1.05%) Video on Demand
9 25 (1.01%) Computer Science
10 24 (0.97%) User Experience
11 20 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
11 20 (0.81%) EPoS
11 20 (0.81%) FMCG
12 19 (0.77%) iPad
12 19 (0.77%) Public Cloud
13 16 (0.65%) EMV
13 16 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (0.65%) Smart Meter
14 15 (0.61%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 208 (8.39%) Windows
2 141 (5.69%) Linux
3 99 (4.00%) Unix
4 75 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 45 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (1.29%) Solaris
8 31 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (1.13%) AIX
10 22 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 21 (0.85%) Android
11 21 (0.85%) Windows XP
12 16 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.36%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.32%) HPUX
14 8 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.28%) SUSE
15 7 (0.28%) zOS
16 5 (0.20%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (20.14%) TOGAF
2 439 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
3 430 (17.35%) SOA
4 236 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 216 (8.72%) CRM
6 212 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 194 (7.83%) E-Commerce
8 192 (7.75%) Migration
9 170 (6.86%) Technical Architecture
10 148 (5.97%) UML
11 138 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
12 115 (4.64%) Data Modelling
12 115 (4.64%) Project Management
13 106 (4.28%) Presales
14 102 (4.12%) ITIL
15 99 (4.00%) SDLC
16 94 (3.79%) Zachman Framework
17 86 (3.47%) Analytics
18 85 (3.43%) Content Management
19 82 (3.31%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 332 (13.40%) Java
2 143 (5.77%) SQL
3 83 (3.35%) C#
4 76 (3.07%) JavaScript
5 32 (1.29%) PHP
6 20 (0.81%) C
7 17 (0.69%) Perl
8 16 (0.65%) C++
8 16 (0.65%) Python
9 15 (0.61%) COBOL
10 10 (0.40%) PL/SQL
10 10 (0.40%) Scala
11 8 (0.32%) Apex Code
12 7 (0.28%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.28%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.24%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.20%) Ruby
15 4 (0.16%) VBA
16 3 (0.12%) ABAP
16 3 (0.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 212 (8.56%) Security Cleared
2 142 (5.73%) SC Cleared
3 126 (5.08%) Degree
4 22 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (0.89%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (0.36%) CCNA
7 8 (0.32%) CISSP
7 8 (0.32%) MBA
8 7 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.28%) ISEB
8 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.24%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.24%) CCIE
9 6 (0.24%) CCNP
9 6 (0.24%) CISM
10 5 (0.20%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.16%) PMP
11 4 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (1.49%) QA
2 28 (1.13%) COBIT
3 26 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.28%) ISO27002
7 6 (0.24%) SEPA
8 4 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.16%) HL7
8 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.081%) Basel II
10 2 (0.081%) COREP
10 2 (0.081%) EMIR
10 2 (0.081%) SLA
10 2 (0.081%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.081%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.040%) FATCA
11 1 (0.040%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.040%) JSP 440
System Software
1 131 (5.29%) Active Directory
2 120 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (1.94%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.09%) VMware ESX
5 21 (0.85%) Xen
6 20 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
7 17 (0.69%) vSphere
8 12 (0.48%) NFS
8 12 (0.48%) SRDF
9 11 (0.44%) KVM
9 11 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.36%) XenApp
11 7 (0.28%) Docker
12 5 (0.20%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.16%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.16%) vCloud
14 2 (0.081%) iptables
14 2 (0.081%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 36 (1.45%) SCCM
2 16 (0.65%) Puppet
3 14 (0.56%) SCOM
4 12 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.44%) Ansible
6 8 (0.32%) ZABBIX
7 7 (0.28%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.24%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.16%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.12%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.081%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.081%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.081%) HP NNM
11 2 (0.081%) Nagios
11 2 (0.081%) Netcool
11 2 (0.081%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 2 (0.081%) OpenNMS
11 2 (0.081%) WSUS
Vendors
1 377 (15.21%) Oracle
2 342 (13.80%) Microsoft
3 195 (7.87%) VMware
4 144 (5.81%) SAP
5 110 (4.44%) IBM
6 79 (3.19%) Cisco
7 78 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
8 77 (3.11%) Citrix
9 56 (2.26%) HP
9 56 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 47 (1.90%) hybris
11 38 (1.53%) EMC
12 36 (1.45%) TIBCO
13 35 (1.41%) Sitecore
14 33 (1.33%) webMethods
15 26 (1.05%) ATG
15 26 (1.05%) NetApp
15 26 (1.05%) Pega
16 21 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
16 21 (0.85%) Siebel
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £475.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Montash
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £700 - £750 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £480 to £530 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £610 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: negotiable on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Rate: Competitive day rate
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: From £560 to £580 per day 10 months contract
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago