Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £580 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Solution Architect
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 39 47
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 32 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.72% 3.53% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 3.74% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 8
Bedfordshire median daily rate £580 £481 £556
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.52% -13.48% -5.32%
10th Percentile £526 £419 £465
90th Percentile £750 £612 £673
East of England median daily rate £500 £480 £550
% change year-on-year +4.17% -12.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £42.65 £36.50
% change year-on-year - +16.85% -14.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 647 588 645
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 94.38% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 378 430
Bedfordshire median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £196 £200 £212
90th Percentile £575 £579 £575
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 46
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -64.00% +114.29%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £42.05 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.28% +4.68%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Bedfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Architect in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Bedfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Bedfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -1 24 £623 +29.35% 4
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 16 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 16 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (34.38%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (34.38%) Analytics
4 11 (34.38%) SOA
4 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 10 (31.25%) Web Services
6 9 (28.13%) UML
6 9 (28.13%) TOGAF
6 9 (28.13%) Data Analytics
7 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 8 (25.00%) Retail
7 8 (25.00%) JMS
8 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
8 7 (21.88%) SaaS
9 6 (18.75%) Migration
9 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (18.75%) Change Management
9 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (15.63%) PaaS
10 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
10 5 (15.63%) Visualisation
10 5 (15.63%) Kafka
10 5 (15.63%) Big Data
10 5 (15.63%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (15.63%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (15.63%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (15.63%) HBase

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 5 (15.63%) Apache Spark
2 3 (9.38%) WildFly
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.13%) CMS
4 1 (3.13%) Confluence
4 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 11 (34.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (21.88%) SaaS
3 5 (15.63%) Amazon EMR
3 5 (15.63%) Amazon Kinesis
3 5 (15.63%) PaaS
4 3 (9.38%) Amazon S3
4 3 (9.38%) IaaS
5 2 (6.25%) Google Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (3.13%) Office 365
6 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
6 1 (3.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
1 2 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon QuickSight
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon Redshift
2 5 (15.63%) Big Data
2 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
2 5 (15.63%) HBase
2 5 (15.63%) Impala
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (9.38%) Parquet
3 3 (9.38%) QlikView
3 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.38%) Snowflake Schema
3 3 (9.38%) Sqoop
4 2 (6.25%) Apache Hive
4 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (6.25%) Mahout
4 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 8 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) Marketing
3 2 (6.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Web Services
2 8 (25.00%) JMS
3 5 (15.63%) Kafka
4 4 (12.50%) Java EE
4 4 (12.50%) REST
4 4 (12.50%) Servlets
4 4 (12.50%) SOAP
5 3 (9.38%) Apache Avro
5 3 (9.38%) EJB
5 3 (9.38%) JDBC
5 3 (9.38%) JPA
5 3 (9.38%) Middleware
6 2 (6.25%) .NET
6 2 (6.25%) .NET Core
6 2 (6.25%) GraphX
6 2 (6.25%) MLlib
6 2 (6.25%) Node.js
6 2 (6.25%) TensorFlow
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Data Integration
1 16 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (40.63%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (34.38%) Analytics
4 11 (34.38%) SOA
5 9 (28.13%) Data Analytics
5 9 (28.13%) TOGAF
5 9 (28.13%) UML
6 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (18.75%) Change Management
7 6 (18.75%) Migration
7 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.63%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (15.63%) Visualisation
9 4 (12.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 4 (12.50%) Low Latency
9 4 (12.50%) Project Management
9 4 (12.50%) Security Architecture
9 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) R
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) CCA
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.25%) MCSA
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) VCAP
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Apache Flume
1 3 (9.38%) HDFS
2 2 (6.25%) Docker
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Oozie
2 2 (6.25%) Mesos
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.38%) SAP
3 3 (9.38%) Tableau
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) Google
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.13%) Cognizant
5 1 (3.13%) hybris
5 1 (3.13%) MuleSoft