Period
to 24 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £502 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 24 October 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 37 53
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 44 24 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.01% 3.81% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 4.01% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 7 29
10th Percentile £450 £489 £381
25th Percentile £459 £553 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £502 £650 £513
Median % change year-on-year -22.85% +26.83% -2.38%
75th Percentile £611 £700 £575
90th Percentile £669 " £695
England median daily rate £600 £563 £575
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.17% +4.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 1,399 599 1,760
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 95.08% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 397 1,044
10th Percentile £150 £150 £180
25th Percentile £300 £264 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £403 £360 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.81% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £500 £456 £494
90th Percentile £588 £525 £575
England median daily rate £505 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 30 124
10th Percentile £9.30 £9.52 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.00 £11.21 £11.17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -9.68%
75th Percentile £20.00 £31.07 £18.81
90th Percentile £49.60 £44.25 £45.85
England median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.27% +17.65% +6.86%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in the East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -13 18 £625 +31.58% 8
Northamptonshire - 17 £485 - 4
Leicestershire -19 3 £465 -20.00% 3
Derbyshire -20 3 £490 -24.62% 2
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 East Midlands region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 17 (38.64%) Azure
2 13 (29.55%) AWS
3 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.27%) Microservices
4 11 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 11 (25.00%) Migration
5 9 (20.45%) SQL
5 9 (20.45%) Banking
5 9 (20.45%) High Availability
5 9 (20.45%) DevOps
6 8 (18.18%) Social Skills
6 8 (18.18%) JBoss
6 8 (18.18%) Java
6 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 8 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
7 7 (15.91%) SAP
7 7 (15.91%) RAML
8 6 (13.64%) Data Lake
8 6 (13.64%) IT Strategy
8 6 (13.64%) Decision-Making
8 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (13.64%) Architectural Design
8 6 (13.64%) SD-WAN
8 6 (13.64%) WAN
8 6 (13.64%) VPN
8 6 (13.64%) Cisco
8 6 (13.64%) MPLS
8 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.64%) Firewall

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 8 (18.18%) JBoss
2 5 (11.36%) NetWeaver
2 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (38.64%) Azure
2 13 (29.55%) AWS
3 6 (13.64%) PaaS
3 6 (13.64%) SaaS
4 5 (11.36%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 5 (11.36%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 5 (11.36%) IaaS
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (6.82%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 3 (6.82%) GCP
5 3 (6.82%) OpenShift
5 3 (6.82%) Power Platform
6 2 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (4.55%) Serverless
7 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Firewall
1 6 (13.64%) MPLS
1 6 (13.64%) SD-WAN
1 6 (13.64%) VPN
1 6 (13.64%) WAN
2 5 (11.36%) DHCP
2 5 (11.36%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) PBX
2 5 (11.36%) Skype
2 5 (11.36%) VoIP
2 5 (11.36%) Wireless
3 2 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (2.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Data Lake
2 5 (11.36%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (11.36%) DB2
2 5 (11.36%) MySQL
2 5 (11.36%) SAP HANA
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.82%) MariaDB
3 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
1 6 (13.64%) JIRA
General
1 9 (20.45%) Banking
2 8 (18.18%) Social Skills
3 5 (11.36%) Finance
4 3 (6.82%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (6.82%) Retail
5 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.27%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) RAML
2 5 (11.36%) Middleware
2 5 (11.36%) SAP Basis
3 4 (9.09%) SOAP
3 4 (9.09%) Web Services
4 3 (6.82%) J2EE
4 3 (6.82%) JDBC
4 3 (6.82%) REST
4 3 (6.82%) Spring
4 3 (6.82%) Spring Boot
4 3 (6.82%) Spring MVC
4 3 (6.82%) Swagger
5 2 (4.55%) Lambda Expressions
5 2 (4.55%) Node.js
6 1 (2.27%) JWT
6 1 (2.27%) OAuth
6 1 (2.27%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
1 5 (11.36%) PKI
1 5 (11.36%) Public Cloud
2 4 (9.09%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.55%) Legacy Code
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) AIX
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
1 5 (11.36%) Unix
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
1 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (27.27%) Microservices
2 11 (25.00%) Migration
2 11 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 9 (20.45%) DevOps
3 9 (20.45%) High Availability
4 6 (13.64%) Architectural Design
4 6 (13.64%) Decision-Making
4 6 (13.64%) IT Strategy
4 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (11.36%) Business Analysis
5 5 (11.36%) Business Continuity
5 5 (11.36%) Data Protection
5 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.36%) Due Diligence
5 5 (11.36%) Identity Management
5 5 (11.36%) ITIL
5 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (11.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) COBIT
1 5 (11.36%) GDPR
1 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
2 4 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (11.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 5 (11.36%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 8 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 7 (15.91%) SAP
3 6 (13.64%) Cisco
4 5 (11.36%) Citrix
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle
4 5 (11.36%) Software AG
5 3 (6.82%) JD Edwards
5 3 (6.82%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.55%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.27%) Informatica
7 1 (2.27%) Juniper
7 1 (2.27%) Workday