The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 16 32 9
Rank change year-on-year +16 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 21 4 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 7.64% 1.31% 11.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.98% 1.38% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 46
Median daily rate £525 £625 £594
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £595 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £685 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 263 290 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.64% 95.08% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 195 300
Median daily rate £440 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 26 March 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
Luton +12 6 £538 -18.86% 1
Dunstable - 1 £525 -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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%) Retail
2 11 (34.38%) SOA
3 10 (31.25%) CRM
3 10 (31.25%) TOGAF
4 9 (28.13%) E-Commerce
4 9 (28.13%) Finance
5 8 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (21.88%) SAP
6 7 (21.88%) Java
7 6 (18.75%) hybris
8 5 (15.63%) Financial Modelling
8 5 (15.63%) Network Architecture
8 5 (15.63%) Marketing
8 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (15.63%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (15.63%) OO
8 5 (15.63%) BPR
8 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.50%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (12.50%) JPA
9 4 (12.50%) JMS
9 4 (12.50%) B2B
9 4 (12.50%) B2C
9 4 (12.50%) Web Services
9 4 (12.50%) Content Management
9 4 (12.50%) Asset Management
10 3 (9.38%) Data Management
10 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) Java EE
10 3 (9.38%) Degree

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (9.38%) Unica
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Silverpop
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 16 (50.00%) Retail
2 9 (28.13%) Finance
3 5 (15.63%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) JMS
1 4 (12.50%) JPA
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) EJB
2 3 (9.38%) Java EE
2 3 (9.38%) JDBC
2 3 (9.38%) Servlets
3 1 (3.13%) REST
3 1 (3.13%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) Spring
3 1 (3.13%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) SOA
2 10 (31.25%) CRM
2 10 (31.25%) TOGAF
3 9 (28.13%) E-Commerce
4 8 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (15.63%) BPR
5 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (15.63%) Financial Modelling
5 5 (15.63%) Network Architecture
5 5 (15.63%) OO
5 5 (15.63%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 4 (12.50%) B2B
6 4 (12.50%) B2C
6 4 (12.50%) Content Management
7 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Data Management
7 3 (9.38%) Microservices
7 3 (9.38%) Migration
7 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) SAP
2 6 (18.75%) hybris
3 3 (9.38%) IBM
3 3 (9.38%) Pega
4 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.13%) Lumesse
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Splunk
5 1 (3.13%) TIBCO