The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 30 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.

Solution Architect
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 18 29
Rank change year-on-year -13 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 7 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.22% 6.94% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 7.11% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 8
Median daily rate £525 £425 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -18.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £413 £493
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 293 408 316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.02% 97.61% 97.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 264 188
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 29
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Cambridge

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Cambridge

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Cambridge over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cambridge region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 3 (25.00%) SAP
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) CMS
2 2 (16.67%) Content Management
2 2 (16.67%) Alfresco
2 2 (16.67%) OAuth
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Content Management
2 2 (16.67%) Process Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Documentum
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (16.67%) API Design
2 2 (16.67%) Record to Report
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (8.33%) ArchiMate
3 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) UML

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (16.67%) Alfresco
1 2 (16.67%) CMS
1 2 (16.67%) Documentum
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SDL Web 8
General
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) OAuth
2 1 (8.33%) Java EE
2 1 (8.33%) Visualforce
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) API Design
2 2 (16.67%) Content Management
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Content Management
2 2 (16.67%) Process Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Record to Report
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) ArchiMate
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Apex Code
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com