The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol 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
South West / Bristol
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 59 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 8 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.94% 1.18% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.21% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Median daily rate £463 £575 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.56% +10.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £431 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £638 £600
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 Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 816 826 884
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.77% 97.29% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 589 654
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 37
Median hourly rate £31.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.42% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.00 £37.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 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 Bristol region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (40.91%) Client/Server
2 7 (31.82%) SOA
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
4 5 (22.73%) IBM
4 5 (22.73%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 5 (22.73%) Linux
4 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (22.73%) Skype for Business
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (22.73%) Analytics
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
4 5 (22.73%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 5 (22.73%) Skype
5 4 (18.18%) Robotic Process Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Cognitive Analytics
5 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) DFS Replication

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
1 5 (22.73%) Skype for Business
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP SD
1 2 (9.09%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (22.73%) Skype
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) DMZ
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Rational Rose
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Back Office
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Dojo
1 4 (18.18%) DOM
1 4 (18.18%) jQuery
1 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 4 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Client/Server
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
1 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
1 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) SOA
2 5 (22.73%) Analytics
2 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (18.18%) Cognitive Analytics
3 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
3 4 (18.18%) Process Management
3 4 (18.18%) QMS
3 4 (18.18%) Quality Management
3 4 (18.18%) Robotic Process Automation
3 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.09%) Security Management
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.55%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) DFS Replication
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 5 (22.73%) IBM
3 4 (18.18%) Pega
3 4 (18.18%) webMethods
4 3 (13.64%) SAP
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) Civica
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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