Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 20 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 91 57
Rank change year-on-year +7 -34 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 31 16 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.58% 0.95% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.00% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 36
Bristol median daily rate £463 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £411 £385 £330
90th Percentile £545 £626 £600
South West median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £55.88 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1858 1603 1651
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.91% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1267 1139 1217
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £536
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 79 83
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Bristol

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Bristol region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) SOA
3 9 (29.03%) Migration
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
5 7 (22.58%) Coaching
5 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
7 4 (12.90%) SAP SD
7 4 (12.90%) SAP WM
7 4 (12.90%) SAP
7 4 (12.90%) Office 365
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL
8 3 (9.68%) MCSE
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (9.68%) Genesys
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco
8 3 (9.68%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Scrum
9 2 (6.45%) IT Strategy
9 2 (6.45%) CMMI
9 2 (6.45%) Change Management
9 2 (6.45%) Java
9 2 (6.45%) Waterfall

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) SAP SD
1 4 (12.90%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) IVR
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) SOA
3 9 (29.03%) Migration
4 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (22.58%) Coaching
5 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
7 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
7 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) ITIL
8 3 (9.68%) Scrum
8 3 (9.68%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (6.45%) Change Management
9 2 (6.45%) CMMI
9 2 (6.45%) IT Strategy
9 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (6.45%) Waterfall
10 1 (3.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) C#
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) MCSE
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) SAP
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 3 (9.68%) Genesys