The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Canary Wharf 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
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 3.54% 1.61% 4.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.67% 1.65% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Median daily rate £600 £850 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +61.90%  
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 Canary Wharf. 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
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 109 121 161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 96.46% 97.58% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 83 115
Median daily rate £575 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +120.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Canary Wharf

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Canary Wharf

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

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 Canary Wharf region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (60.00%) JBoss
3 3 (60.00%) JMS
3 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 3 (60.00%) RDF
3 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 3 (60.00%) iBATIS
3 3 (60.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (60.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) WebSockets
3 3 (60.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) Linked Data
3 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (40.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) MOM
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) SOA
5 1 (20.00%) ETL
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
5 1 (20.00%) KYC
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) JBoss
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (60.00%) iBATIS
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
1 3 (60.00%) JMS
1 3 (60.00%) REST
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
1 3 (60.00%) Spring
1 3 (60.00%) WebSockets
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (60.00%) Linked Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (60.00%) RDF
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) KYC
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft