Period
to 19 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 72 101 128
Rank change year-on-year +29 +27 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 101 24 111
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.82% 1.37% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 1.47% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 18 91
10th Percentile £510 £425 £463
25th Percentile £557 £513 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £568 £600
Median % change year-on-year +5.73% -5.42% -
75th Percentile £684 £659 £675
90th Percentile £776 £679 £725
Central London median daily rate £600 £568 £600
% change year-on-year +5.73% -5.42% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,330 1,633 5,895
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.89% 93.00% 94.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,468 1,211 4,667
10th Percentile £356 £313 £318
25th Percentile £450 £413 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £505 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% -1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 72
10th Percentile £12.88 £16.25 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.00 £20.00 £12.70
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.17% +98.65% -1.07%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.44 £22.80
90th Percentile £62.35 £53.70 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £35.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -24.48% +83.33% +4.28%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the City of London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the City of London.

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 19 September 2021, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 40 (39.60%) Azure
2 30 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (28.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (27.72%) Finance
5 24 (23.76%) TOGAF
6 21 (20.79%) Microservices
7 20 (19.80%) Enterprise Architecture
7 20 (19.80%) CRM
7 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
8 19 (18.81%) Java
8 19 (18.81%) AWS
9 18 (17.82%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (17.82%) Project Delivery
10 17 (16.83%) Mobile App
11 13 (12.87%) Security Architecture
11 13 (12.87%) Logistics
12 12 (11.88%) Social Skills
13 11 (10.89%) Retail
13 11 (10.89%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (9.90%) E-Commerce
14 10 (9.90%) Zachman Framework
15 9 (8.91%) GCP
15 9 (8.91%) SOA
16 8 (7.92%) Google
16 8 (7.92%) Coaching
16 8 (7.92%) Public Sector
17 7 (6.93%) Influencing Skills
17 7 (6.93%) GDPR
17 7 (6.93%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 7 (6.93%) RESTful

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 1 (0.99%) Apache
1 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Fuse
1 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.98%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.99%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.99%) Magento
3 1 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.99%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 40 (39.60%) Azure
2 19 (18.81%) AWS
3 9 (8.91%) GCP
4 7 (6.93%) iPaaS
5 6 (5.94%) PaaS
5 6 (5.94%) SaaS
6 4 (3.96%) Apigee
7 3 (2.97%) Azure App Service
8 2 (1.98%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.98%) Serverless
9 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.99%) GitHub
9 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.99%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.99%) IaaS
9 1 (0.99%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (0.99%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) HTTP
1 1 (0.99%) Internet
1 1 (0.99%) Kerberos
1 1 (0.99%) Network Security
1 1 (0.99%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.99%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.97%) MongoDB
1 3 (2.97%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.98%) Big Data
2 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.99%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.99%) GIS
3 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.99%) Parquet
3 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.99%) Redis
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.98%) JIRA
1 2 (1.98%) Selenium
2 1 (0.99%) Gatling
2 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.99%) Postman
General
1 28 (27.72%) Finance
2 12 (11.88%) Social Skills
3 11 (10.89%) Retail
4 8 (7.92%) Public Sector
5 7 (6.93%) Banking
5 7 (6.93%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.99%) Back Office
8 1 (0.99%) Billing
8 1 (0.99%) Front Office
8 1 (0.99%) International Banking
8 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.99%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) Kafka
1 7 (6.93%) RESTful
2 5 (4.95%) HTML
3 3 (2.97%) .NET
3 3 (2.97%) Swagger
4 2 (1.98%) HTML5
4 2 (1.98%) JSF
4 2 (1.98%) JSON
4 2 (1.98%) Middleware
4 2 (1.98%) REST
4 2 (1.98%) SOAP
4 2 (1.98%) Spring
4 2 (1.98%) Web Services
5 1 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.99%) GWT
5 1 (0.99%) jQuery
5 1 (0.99%) OAuth
5 1 (0.99%) OpenID
5 1 (0.99%) OSGi
5 1 (0.99%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.83%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.95%) EPoS
3 4 (3.96%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (2.97%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.97%) Robotics
5 2 (1.98%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.98%) New Media
5 2 (1.98%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.99%) Clustering
6 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.99%) Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Equities
6 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.99%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (0.99%) PKI
6 1 (0.99%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.99%) Linux
1 1 (0.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (23.76%) TOGAF
4 21 (20.79%) Microservices
5 20 (19.80%) CRM
5 20 (19.80%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (17.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (17.82%) Project Delivery
7 13 (12.87%) Logistics
7 13 (12.87%) Security Architecture
8 10 (9.90%) E-Commerce
8 10 (9.90%) Zachman Framework
9 9 (8.91%) SOA
10 8 (7.92%) Coaching
11 7 (6.93%) DevOps
11 7 (6.93%) Migration
11 7 (6.93%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 6 (5.94%) Data Modelling
12 6 (5.94%) Mentoring
13 5 (4.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.81%) Java
2 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.98%) Python
2 2 (1.98%) R
3 1 (0.99%) C
3 1 (0.99%) C#
3 1 (0.99%) Java 8
3 1 (0.99%) Scala
3 1 (0.99%) SQL
3 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.97%) Degree
2 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.98%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.98%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.99%) ISEB
4 1 (0.99%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) GDPR
2 6 (5.94%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.96%) COBIT
4 1 (0.99%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.99%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.99%) NCSC
4 1 (0.99%) QA
4 1 (0.99%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Docker
2 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.99%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.99%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.99%) Ansible
2 1 (0.99%) Grafana
2 1 (0.99%) Kibana
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.89%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (7.92%) Google
4 5 (4.95%) Oracle
5 4 (3.96%) SAP
6 3 (2.97%) MuleSoft
6 3 (2.97%) VMware
7 2 (1.98%) Databricks
7 2 (1.98%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.99%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.99%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.99%) Facebook
8 1 (0.99%) Kronos
8 1 (0.99%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.99%) Murex
8 1 (0.99%) PagerDuty
8 1 (0.99%) Pega
8 1 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.99%) Remedy
8 1 (0.99%) Splunk