The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in Docklands, London during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
London / Docklands, London
Rank 16 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Docklands, London 1.72% - 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% - 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £650 - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76%  
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 Docklands, 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
Docklands, London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 55 52 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London 94.83% 92.86% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 68
Median daily rate £550 £538 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +10.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £32.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.94%  
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 Docklands, London

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Docklands, London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Docklands, London

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 26 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 Docklands, London region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (75.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Big Data
3 2 (50.00%) ArchiMate
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (50.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) RUP
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Market Risk
4 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (25.00%) Visualisation

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon Glacier
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) ArchiMate
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) MapReduce
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) RUP
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Tableau