The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 27 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 29 47
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 22 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.10% 5.48% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 5.62% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 9
Median daily rate £450 £478 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.85% -11.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £495
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 499 605 657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 93.10% 97.42% 97.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 364 319
Median daily rate £350 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 43 69
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +167.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £37.50
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 Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Cambridgeshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Cambridgeshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Cambridgeshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Peterborough +5 8 £438 -12.50% 2
Cambridge -14 8 £525 +23.52% 2
Huntingdon -4 1 £520 +10.40%
Solutions Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 21 (50.00%) .NET
2 20 (47.62%) Web Services
3 16 (38.10%) OO
3 16 (38.10%) SOA
4 15 (35.71%) Finance
5 13 (30.95%) Adobe
5 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
5 13 (30.95%) J2EE
5 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
5 13 (30.95%) HTML
5 13 (30.95%) Hibernate
5 13 (30.95%) Information Security
5 13 (30.95%) Spring
5 13 (30.95%) Apache Flex
6 12 (28.57%) Java
7 7 (16.67%) SAP
8 6 (14.29%) Banking
9 5 (11.90%) Billing
9 5 (11.90%) Visualforce
9 5 (11.90%) Apex Code
9 5 (11.90%) SQL
9 5 (11.90%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (9.52%) Microservices
10 4 (9.52%) Big Data
10 4 (9.52%) VMS
10 4 (9.52%) HTTP
10 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
10 4 (9.52%) C#
10 4 (9.52%) C++

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 3 (7.14%) Alfresco
1 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) CMS
2 2 (4.76%) Documentum
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Big Data
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Billing
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) .NET
2 20 (47.62%) Web Services
3 13 (30.95%) Apache Flex
3 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
3 13 (30.95%) Hibernate
3 13 (30.95%) HTML
3 13 (30.95%) J2EE
3 13 (30.95%) Spring
4 5 (11.90%) Visualforce
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.76%) OAuth
6 2 (4.76%) REST
6 2 (4.76%) RESTful
7 1 (2.38%) Java EE
7 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) OO
1 16 (38.10%) SOA
2 13 (30.95%) Information Security
3 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.52%) Microservices
4 3 (7.14%) Content Management
4 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Content Management
4 3 (7.14%) Presales
4 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 2 (4.76%) API Design
5 2 (4.76%) ArchiMate
5 2 (4.76%) CRM
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Process Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Record to Report
6 1 (2.38%) Line Management
6 1 (2.38%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (2.38%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
2 12 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) Apex Code
3 5 (11.90%) SQL
4 4 (9.52%) C#
4 4 (9.52%) C++
4 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Adobe
2 7 (16.67%) SAP
3 5 (11.90%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) WSO2