The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 26 29
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 26 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 7.28% 3.73% 3.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.56% 3.95% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 11
Median daily rate £525 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.69% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £523 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £43.83 £59.50
% change year-on-year +31.20% -26.34%  

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 344 304 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.36% 94.41% 96.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 204 232
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.77% +200.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £50.78 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 -7 8 £563 +2.27% 1
Solutions Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 22 (46.81%) Retail
2 21 (44.68%) TOGAF
3 20 (42.55%) E-Commerce
4 18 (38.30%) SOA
5 17 (36.17%) Java
6 15 (31.91%) Enterprise Architecture
7 14 (29.79%) CRM
8 12 (25.53%) hybris
9 11 (23.40%) SAP
9 11 (23.40%) Finance
10 10 (21.28%) JMS
10 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
10 10 (21.28%) JPA
11 9 (19.15%) Data Integration
11 9 (19.15%) B2B
11 9 (19.15%) Web Services
11 9 (19.15%) Asset Management
12 8 (17.02%) Java EE
12 8 (17.02%) Content Management
12 8 (17.02%) JDBC
12 8 (17.02%) B2C
12 8 (17.02%) Marketing
12 8 (17.02%) SAP Hybris
13 7 (14.89%) Servlets
13 7 (14.89%) EJB
14 6 (12.77%) Oracle
14 6 (12.77%) IBM
14 6 (12.77%) Red Hat
14 6 (12.77%) Microservices
14 6 (12.77%) Silverpop

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 4 (8.51%) CMS
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.13%) Confluence
4 1 (2.13%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 8 (17.02%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (12.77%) Unica
3 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Silverpop
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.51%) SaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
1 2 (4.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) Power BI
4 1 (2.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 22 (46.81%) Retail
2 11 (23.40%) Finance
3 8 (17.02%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) JMS
1 10 (21.28%) JPA
2 9 (19.15%) Web Services
3 8 (17.02%) Java EE
3 8 (17.02%) JDBC
4 7 (14.89%) EJB
4 7 (14.89%) Servlets
5 4 (8.51%) Middleware
6 2 (4.26%) REST
6 2 (4.26%) SOAP
6 2 (4.26%) Spring
6 2 (4.26%) Spring MVC
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) TOGAF
2 20 (42.55%) E-Commerce
3 18 (38.30%) SOA
4 15 (31.91%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (29.79%) CRM
6 9 (19.15%) Asset Management
6 9 (19.15%) B2B
6 9 (19.15%) Data Integration
7 8 (17.02%) B2C
7 8 (17.02%) Content Management
8 6 (12.77%) Analytics
8 6 (12.77%) Financial Modelling
8 6 (12.77%) Microservices
9 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.64%) Data Architecture
9 5 (10.64%) ETL
9 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.51%) IT Governance
10 4 (8.51%) Migration
10 4 (8.51%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) CCA
1 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
1 2 (4.26%) MCSA
1 2 (4.26%) MCSE
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.26%) VCAP
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.26%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) hybris
2 11 (23.40%) SAP
3 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.77%) IBM
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 6 (12.77%) Pega
4 6 (12.77%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.38%) Lumesse
5 3 (6.38%) Splunk
5 3 (6.38%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix
6 2 (4.26%) MuleSoft
6 2 (4.26%) VMware
7 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.13%) Hyperion