Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 July 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 > City of London
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 145 110
Rank change year-on-year +13 -35 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 107 103 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.65% 1.49% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.57% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 90 188
City of London median daily rate £588 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £475 £420 £425
90th Percentile £763 £800 £663
London median daily rate £590 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.27% - +3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £100.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +185.71% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6214 6572 10815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.75% 95.25% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4783 5312 8273
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £311 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 80 167
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.87% +1.30% +2.15%
10th Percentile £12.52 £11.48 £10.40
90th Percentile £30.06 £35.86 £37.02
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in the City of London

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 City of London region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 50 (46.73%) Finance
2 25 (23.36%) Banking
3 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (20.56%) Java
4 21 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (17.76%) TOGAF
6 17 (15.89%) Oracle
7 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
8 15 (14.02%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (12.15%) E-Commerce
10 12 (11.21%) SOA
10 12 (11.21%) Web Services
10 12 (11.21%) Analytics
10 12 (11.21%) SDLC
11 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (10.28%) IT Strategy
11 11 (10.28%) Data Modelling
12 10 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (9.35%) Microservices
13 9 (8.41%) Big Data
13 9 (8.41%) ERP
13 9 (8.41%) Linux
13 9 (8.41%) .NET
13 9 (8.41%) Investment Banking
13 9 (8.41%) Retail
14 8 (7.48%) SQL Server
14 8 (7.48%) Windows
14 8 (7.48%) VMware
14 8 (7.48%) Back Office
15 7 (6.54%) Workflow

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (3.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.80%) CICS
2 3 (2.80%) Drupal
2 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.87%) CMS
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.87%) Kentico
3 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.93%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.87%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.87%) Magento
2 2 (1.87%) Relativity
2 2 (1.87%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.93%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.93%) Exstream
3 1 (0.93%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Radian6
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.93%) Social Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.54%) SaaS
4 5 (4.67%) Office 365
5 2 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.87%) IaaS
5 2 (1.87%) PaaS
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.93%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Slack
6 1 (0.93%) Trello
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) DNS
1 3 (2.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.87%) CTI
2 2 (1.87%) MPLS
2 2 (1.87%) SAN
2 2 (1.87%) SMS
2 2 (1.87%) VPLS
3 1 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.93%) NAS
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) Big Data
2 8 (7.48%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.67%) DB2
4 4 (3.74%) QlikView
5 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.87%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.87%) HBase
6 2 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.87%) OLTP
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.87%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.93%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.93%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.93%) Redis
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.87%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
General
1 50 (46.73%) Finance
2 25 (23.36%) Banking
3 9 (8.41%) Investment Banking
3 9 (8.41%) Retail
4 8 (7.48%) Back Office
5 5 (4.67%) Legal
6 4 (3.74%) Front Office
7 3 (2.80%) Digital Economy
7 3 (2.80%) Law
7 3 (2.80%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.93%) Marketing
9 1 (0.93%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.93%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.21%) Web Services
2 9 (8.41%) .NET
3 7 (6.54%) Middleware
4 5 (4.67%) HTML
5 4 (3.74%) HTML5
5 4 (3.74%) REST
5 4 (3.74%) XML
6 2 (1.87%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.87%) EDI
6 2 (1.87%) J2EE
6 2 (1.87%) Java EE
6 2 (1.87%) JSON
6 2 (1.87%) Node.js
7 1 (0.93%) GWT
7 1 (0.93%) OAuth
7 1 (0.93%) RESTful
7 1 (0.93%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.93%) Spring
7 1 (0.93%) Visualforce
7 1 (0.93%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.61%) Market Risk
2 5 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.74%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (3.74%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Equities
5 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.87%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.87%) EPoS
5 2 (1.87%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.87%) IVR
5 2 (1.87%) NHS
5 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.87%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.87%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.87%) VSAM
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.41%) Linux
2 8 (7.48%) Windows
3 5 (4.67%) Unix
4 3 (2.80%) AIX
5 2 (1.87%) Android
5 2 (1.87%) Solaris
6 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.93%) pSOS
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.93%) SUSE
6 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (17.76%) TOGAF
4 15 (14.02%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (12.15%) E-Commerce
6 12 (11.21%) Analytics
6 12 (11.21%) SDLC
6 12 (11.21%) SOA
7 11 (10.28%) Data Modelling
7 11 (10.28%) IT Strategy
8 10 (9.35%) Microservices
9 9 (8.41%) ERP
10 7 (6.54%) DevOps
10 7 (6.54%) ETL
10 7 (6.54%) Workflow
11 6 (5.61%) Content Management
11 6 (5.61%) CRM
11 6 (5.61%) Data Architecture
11 6 (5.61%) Migration
12 5 (4.67%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.56%) Java
2 6 (5.61%) C#
2 6 (5.61%) SQL
3 3 (2.80%) C++
3 3 (2.80%) Python
3 3 (2.80%) R
4 2 (1.87%) C
4 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (4.67%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) MCSD
3 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) CCNA
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.93%) MBA
4 1 (0.93%) MCP
4 1 (0.93%) MCSE
4 1 (0.93%) OCP
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PMP
4 1 (0.93%) VCAP
4 1 (0.93%) VCP6
4 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) MiFID
1 4 (3.74%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) SEPA
2 2 (1.87%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.93%) IFRS
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.87%) HDFS
3 2 (1.87%) vSphere
4 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (1.87%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.93%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.93%) SCOM
2 1 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) Oracle
2 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.48%) VMware
4 5 (4.67%) SAP
5 4 (3.74%) Adobe
6 3 (2.80%) Bloomberg
6 3 (2.80%) IBM
6 3 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.87%) Citrix
7 2 (1.87%) HP
7 2 (1.87%) hybris
7 2 (1.87%) Informatica
7 2 (1.87%) Pardot
7 2 (1.87%) Pega
7 2 (1.87%) Reuters
7 2 (1.87%) TSYS
8 1 (0.93%) Conga
8 1 (0.93%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.93%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Verint
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