The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 112 91
Rank change year-on-year +6 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 55 53 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.70% 1.52% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.60% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 47 89
Median daily rate £588 £580 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £521 £490 £512
% change year-on-year +6.37% -4.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £60.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +21.21%  

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 3076 3304 5192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.14% 94.89% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2347 2682 3915
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 75
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.50 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.84% +4.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £32.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 23 April 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 April 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 55 (51.89%) Finance
2 31 (29.25%) Banking
3 24 (22.64%) Java
3 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
4 22 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (17.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (16.04%) .NET
6 17 (16.04%) TOGAF
7 16 (15.09%) Data Architecture
7 16 (15.09%) Oracle
8 15 (14.15%) Web Services
8 15 (14.15%) SOA
9 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (11.32%) Data Integration
11 11 (10.38%) CRM
11 11 (10.38%) Analytics
12 10 (9.43%) ETL
12 10 (9.43%) Market Risk
12 10 (9.43%) Retail
13 9 (8.49%) Dynamics CRM
13 9 (8.49%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (8.49%) E-Commerce
13 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
13 9 (8.49%) Migration
13 9 (8.49%) Risk Management
13 9 (8.49%) REST
13 9 (8.49%) DevOps
13 9 (8.49%) IT Strategy
14 8 (7.55%) Big Data
14 8 (7.55%) SQL

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 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (2.83%) Drupal
3 2 (1.89%) CICS
3 2 (1.89%) CMS
3 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.89%) JBoss
3 2 (1.89%) Kentico
3 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.94%) Apache
4 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.94%) Confluence
4 1 (0.94%) IIS
4 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.89%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (1.89%) Magento
3 1 (0.94%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.94%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.94%) Summit
3 1 (0.94%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.66%) Office 365
4 4 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.77%) SaaS
5 2 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.89%) PaaS
6 1 (0.94%) GitHub
6 1 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.94%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.94%) IaaS
6 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.94%) Slack
6 1 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) DNS
1 6 (5.66%) HTTP
2 3 (2.83%) WAN
3 2 (1.89%) LDAP
3 2 (1.89%) MPLS
3 2 (1.89%) VPLS
4 1 (0.94%) CTI
4 1 (0.94%) DHCP
4 1 (0.94%) Firewall
4 1 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.94%) LAN
4 1 (0.94%) VPN
4 1 (0.94%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) Big Data
3 3 (2.83%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.89%) DB2
4 2 (1.89%) Essbase
4 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.89%) OLTP
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.89%) QlikView
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.94%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.94%) HBase
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Maven
2 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.89%) JIRA
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.94%) Ant
3 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.94%) Rational Software Modeler
3 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (51.89%) Finance
2 31 (29.25%) Banking
3 10 (9.43%) Retail
4 8 (7.55%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.72%) Back Office
5 5 (4.72%) Front Office
6 4 (3.77%) Legal
7 3 (2.83%) Advertising
7 3 (2.83%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.89%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.94%) Marketing
9 1 (0.94%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.94%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.04%) .NET
2 15 (14.15%) Web Services
3 9 (8.49%) REST
4 8 (7.55%) HTML
5 7 (6.60%) JSON
5 7 (6.60%) Middleware
6 6 (5.66%) XML
7 4 (3.77%) HTML5
7 4 (3.77%) Spring
8 3 (2.83%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.83%) jQuery
8 3 (2.83%) SAML
8 3 (2.83%) SOAP
8 3 (2.83%) XSD
8 3 (2.83%) XSLT
9 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.89%) CSS
9 2 (1.89%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.89%) J2EE
9 2 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Market Risk
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.77%) User Experience
5 3 (2.83%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.83%) Equities
5 3 (2.83%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.89%) EPoS
6 2 (1.89%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.89%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.89%) Tandem
6 2 (1.89%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.89%) VSAM
7 1 (0.94%) Contactless
7 1 (0.94%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.60%) Windows
2 6 (5.66%) Linux
3 5 (4.72%) Unix
4 2 (1.89%) AIX
4 2 (1.89%) Solaris
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.94%) Android
5 1 (0.94%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (16.04%) TOGAF
4 16 (15.09%) Data Architecture
5 15 (14.15%) SOA
6 12 (11.32%) Data Integration
7 11 (10.38%) Analytics
7 11 (10.38%) CRM
8 10 (9.43%) ETL
9 9 (8.49%) DevOps
9 9 (8.49%) E-Commerce
9 9 (8.49%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (8.49%) IT Strategy
9 9 (8.49%) Migration
9 9 (8.49%) Risk Management
10 8 (7.55%) ERP
11 7 (6.60%) Data Modelling
11 7 (6.60%) SDLC
12 6 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (4.72%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.64%) Java
2 8 (7.55%) SQL
3 7 (6.60%) C#
4 4 (3.77%) C++
4 4 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.83%) Python
6 2 (1.89%) XPath
7 1 (0.94%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.94%) Go
7 1 (0.94%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.94%) R
7 1 (0.94%) Ruby
7 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.83%) Degree
2 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.89%) MCSD
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.94%) PMP
4 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) MiFID
2 2 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) SEPA
3 1 (0.94%) COBIT
3 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.94%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.94%) IFRS
3 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.94%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.94%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.94%) Ceph
4 1 (0.94%) GlusterFS
4 1 (0.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) MOM
2 2 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.94%) Ansible
3 1 (0.94%) Cacti
3 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.09%) Oracle
3 6 (5.66%) Bloomberg
4 5 (4.72%) Reuters
4 5 (4.72%) SAP
4 5 (4.72%) VMware
5 3 (2.83%) Citrix
5 3 (2.83%) IBM
5 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.89%) Dell
6 2 (1.89%) GoldenSource
6 2 (1.89%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.89%) HP
6 2 (1.89%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.89%) TSYS
7 1 (0.94%) Marketo
7 1 (0.94%) Pardot
7 1 (0.94%) Splunk
7 1 (0.94%) Tableau
7 1 (0.94%) Verint
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