The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
South West / Bristol
Rank 53 43 49
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.73% 3.15% 2.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 3.26% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 11
Median daily rate £488 £544 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £56.88 -
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 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 770 860 795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.42% 96.63% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 600 552
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 41 27
Median hourly rate £23.84 £37.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.42% +170.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
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 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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Bristol

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bristol region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (40.91%) Client/Server
2 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) SOA
4 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 6 (27.27%) IBM
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
5 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
5 5 (22.73%) Java
5 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) Windows
5 5 (22.73%) Linux
5 5 (22.73%) XML
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (22.73%) Retail
5 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (22.73%) Skype for Business
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Analytics
5 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (22.73%) Skype
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
5 5 (22.73%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
6 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (18.18%) Robotic Process Automation
6 4 (18.18%) IBM Blueworks

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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
3 1 (4.55%) ArcGIS
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (4.55%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
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%) MVNO
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) GIS
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
1 1 (4.55%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Rational Rose
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Back Office
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) Dojo
2 4 (18.18%) DOM
2 4 (18.18%) jQuery
2 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (13.64%) hapi
3 3 (13.64%) Node.js
3 3 (13.64%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) EJB
4 1 (4.55%) Flash
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) J2EE
4 1 (4.55%) JMS
4 1 (4.55%) JSP
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) SCADA
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
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 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Analytics
4 4 (18.18%) ArchiMate
4 4 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) Information Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) Process Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) Process Management
4 4 (18.18%) QMS
4 4 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 4 (18.18%) Robotic Process Automation
4 4 (18.18%) UML
5 3 (13.64%) CRM
5 3 (13.64%) Data Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
1 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) ABAP
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
1 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (18.18%) DFS Replication
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) IBM
1 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 4 (18.18%) Pega
2 4 (18.18%) webMethods
3 1 (4.55%) ATG
3 1 (4.55%) BEA
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Civica
3 1 (4.55%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.55%) ESRI
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Nokia
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) SAP