Period
to 17 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 64 61
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 66 87 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.72% 2.93% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 3.08% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 54 52
East Midlands median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £400 £407 £367
90th Percentile £680 £600 £675
England median daily rate £573 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.09% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £52.50 £80.73 £65.00
% change year-on-year -34.97% +24.20% +41.30%

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 2,308 2,828 3,048
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.32% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 1,748 1,909
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £220 £214 £200
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 164 139
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £9.52 £9.75 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.00 £46.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the East Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor 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 17 February 2019. 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 +4 20 £550 +4.76% 4
Northamptonshire -18 17 £410 -23.72% 8
Derbyshire +2 15 £545 +2.83%
Leicestershire +16 5 £680 +20.89%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 22 (33.33%) Java
2 21 (31.82%) Retail
2 21 (31.82%) DevOps
3 20 (30.30%) TOGAF
4 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (21.21%) Hadoop
7 12 (18.18%) SAP
8 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 10 (15.15%) .NET
9 10 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
10 9 (13.64%) SQL
10 9 (13.64%) Python
10 9 (13.64%) SOA
10 9 (13.64%) VMware
10 9 (13.64%) Finance
11 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (12.12%) Visualisation
11 8 (12.12%) Kibana
11 8 (12.12%) logstash
11 8 (12.12%) Big Data
11 8 (12.12%) Hortonworks
11 8 (12.12%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (12.12%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (10.61%) Microservices
12 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
12 7 (10.61%) SDLC
12 7 (10.61%) BPSS Clearance

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 (12.12%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (7.58%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.03%) JBoss
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.03%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (3.03%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.52%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.09%) Office 365
3 4 (6.06%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (4.55%) PaaS
5 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.52%) GitHub
6 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.52%) SaaS
6 1 (1.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) Hadoop
2 8 (12.12%) Big Data
3 5 (7.58%) Blockchain
4 2 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.52%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.52%) GitLab
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (31.82%) Retail
2 9 (13.64%) Finance
3 5 (7.58%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.55%) Marketing
5 2 (3.03%) Electronics
5 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.52%) Automotive
6 1 (1.52%) Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) .NET
1 10 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.52%) Ionic Framework
3 1 (1.52%) OAuth
3 1 (1.52%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) FMCG
2 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.52%) PKI
3 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) DevOps
2 20 (30.30%) TOGAF
3 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (13.64%) SOA
5 8 (12.12%) Visualisation
6 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.61%) Microservices
6 7 (10.61%) SDLC
6 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.09%) IT Strategy
7 6 (9.09%) Open Source
8 5 (7.58%) Application Rationalisation
8 5 (7.58%) Open Source Development
8 5 (7.58%) Scrum
8 5 (7.58%) Service Management
8 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.58%) Technical Debt
9 3 (4.55%) ERP
9 3 (4.55%) Migration
9 3 (4.55%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 9 (13.64%) Python
2 9 (13.64%) SQL
3 5 (7.58%) TypeScript
4 2 (3.03%) C
5 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.12%) TOGAF Certification
3 7 (10.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) CEH
5 1 (1.52%) CISM
5 1 (1.52%) CISSP
5 1 (1.52%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) COBIT
1 2 (3.03%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.09%) Docker
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.52%) XenApp
3 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) Kibana
1 8 (12.12%) logstash
2 6 (9.09%) Kubernetes
3 5 (7.58%) Ansible
3 5 (7.58%) Puppet
3 5 (7.58%) Terraform
4 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) SAP
2 9 (13.64%) VMware
3 8 (12.12%) Hortonworks
4 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.58%) Google
5 5 (7.58%) Oracle
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco
7 3 (4.55%) JDA
8 2 (3.03%) IBM
8 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.03%) Workday
9 1 (1.52%) Avaya
9 1 (1.52%) Citrix
9 1 (1.52%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.52%) RedPrairie
9 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com