The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands 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
England / East Midlands
Rank 52 39 55
Rank change year-on-year -13 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 42 67 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.85% 4.13% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 4.28% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 21
Median daily rate £513 £438 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £365 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £550 £560
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 the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1421 1565 1599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.47% 96.43% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 917 877
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 62 96
Median hourly rate £13.60 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.29% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £22.50
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire -14 11 £513 +31.41%
Northamptonshire +1 10 £525 +10.52% 3
Nottinghamshire -24 5 £500 +11.11%
Lincolnshire - 3 - -
Leicestershire -1 2 - - 2
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 26 (30.23%) SAP
2 16 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (16.28%) TOGAF
3 14 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
4 13 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
5 11 (12.79%) Oracle
5 11 (12.79%) SOA
5 11 (12.79%) IT Strategy
6 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
6 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.30%) Retail
7 8 (9.30%) Validation
7 8 (9.30%) B2B
7 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
7 8 (9.30%) Java
7 8 (9.30%) Windows
7 8 (9.30%) E-Commerce
7 8 (9.30%) ERP
7 8 (9.30%) EAI
7 8 (9.30%) QA
8 7 (8.14%) .NET
8 7 (8.14%) Web Services
8 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
8 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.14%) Logistics
9 6 (6.98%) Banking
9 6 (6.98%) webMethods
9 6 (6.98%) C#

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (5.81%) JBoss
1 5 (5.81%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.33%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) Mule
4 1 (1.16%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.16%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.16%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.16%) SAP GTS
2 1 (1.16%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.16%) SAP MDM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.16%) SAP PM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Retail
2 1 (1.16%) SAP SCM
2 1 (1.16%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Office 365
2 4 (4.65%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) DNS
1 4 (4.65%) Skype
2 3 (3.49%) DHCP
2 3 (3.49%) Firewall
2 3 (3.49%) Internet
3 2 (2.33%) MVNO
3 2 (2.33%) SAN
3 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.16%) FTP
4 1 (1.16%) NAS
4 1 (1.16%) Network Security
4 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.81%) SAP HANA
3 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.65%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.49%) Redis
5 2 (2.33%) Big Data
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.33%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (9.30%) Retail
2 6 (6.98%) Banking
3 5 (5.81%) Aerospace
3 5 (5.81%) Finance
3 5 (5.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.49%) Marketing
6 2 (2.33%) Billing
6 2 (2.33%) Legal
6 2 (2.33%) Publishing
7 1 (1.16%) Electronics
7 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) .NET
1 7 (8.14%) Web Services
2 6 (6.98%) WCF
3 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.65%) RESTful
4 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.49%) CSS
4 3 (3.49%) Java EE
4 3 (3.49%) JBoss Seam
4 3 (3.49%) jQuery
4 3 (3.49%) JSF
4 3 (3.49%) SOAP
4 3 (3.49%) Spring
4 3 (3.49%) Struts
4 3 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.33%) HTML
5 2 (2.33%) WPF
6 1 (1.16%) Drools
6 1 (1.16%) JPA
6 1 (1.16%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.81%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Life Science
5 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Windows
2 4 (4.65%) Unix
3 2 (2.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.16%) Android
4 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.16%) Linux
4 1 (1.16%) Solaris
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
2 14 (16.28%) TOGAF
3 11 (12.79%) IT Strategy
3 11 (12.79%) SOA
4 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.30%) B2B
5 8 (9.30%) EAI
5 8 (9.30%) E-Commerce
5 8 (9.30%) ERP
5 8 (9.30%) Validation
6 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.14%) Logistics
7 6 (6.98%) Analytics
8 5 (5.81%) Network Architecture
8 5 (5.81%) Presales
9 4 (4.65%) Data Architecture
9 4 (4.65%) Microservices
9 4 (4.65%) MVC
9 4 (4.65%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.30%) Java
2 6 (6.98%) C#
3 5 (5.81%) ABAP
3 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.65%) SQL
5 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.98%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) SCCM
2 1 (1.16%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (30.23%) SAP
2 11 (12.79%) Oracle
3 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.98%) webMethods
5 4 (4.65%) VMware
6 3 (3.49%) Siemens
6 3 (3.49%) Software AG
7 2 (2.33%) Citrix
7 2 (2.33%) ComArch
7 2 (2.33%) EMC
7 2 (2.33%) Gemalto
8 1 (1.16%) Apple
8 1 (1.16%) HP
8 1 (1.16%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.16%) Red Hat
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