Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 82 56
Rank change year-on-year -1 -26 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 64 76 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.18% 2.43% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 2.55% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 40
East Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -12.20%
10th Percentile £397 £408 £385
90th Percentile £573 £588 £577
England median daily rate £565 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 - £60.00

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 2,778 2,979 3,122
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 95.30% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,678 1,820 1,873
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 134 120
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £13.86 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.66% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.35 £9.62
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.80 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018. 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
Northamptonshire -2 21 £500 -9.09%
Nottinghamshire -2 21 £500 +5.26% 3
Derbyshire 0 8 £525 +5.00%
Lincolnshire +11 6 £368 -
Leicestershire +9 5 - - 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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 21 (32.81%) .NET
2 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (20.31%) C#
4 13 (20.31%) Oracle
5 12 (18.75%) SQL
6 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
7 10 (15.63%) Unix
7 10 (15.63%) MongoDB
8 9 (14.06%) DevOps
9 8 (12.50%) Banking
9 8 (12.50%) HTML
9 8 (12.50%) Java
9 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 8 (12.50%) SAP
9 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database
10 7 (10.94%) PL/SQL
10 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.94%) Shell Script
10 7 (10.94%) PaaS
10 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
10 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (9.38%) WCF
11 6 (9.38%) WPF
11 6 (9.38%) Pega
11 6 (9.38%) Apache Solr
11 6 (9.38%) PDM

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 6 (9.38%) Apache Solr
2 3 (4.69%) Confluence
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) Documentum
4 1 (1.56%) JBoss
4 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.56%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.56%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (10.94%) PaaS
4 6 (9.38%) SaaS
5 3 (4.69%) Boomi
5 3 (4.69%) Google Analytics
5 3 (4.69%) Office 365
5 3 (4.69%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (3.13%) IaaS
7 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (1.56%) LAN
2 1 (1.56%) VPN
2 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (4.69%) Power BI
5 2 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (3.13%) MySQL
6 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) DB2
6 1 (1.56%) HDInsight
6 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
1 2 (3.13%) VersionOne
2 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (12.50%) Banking
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Advertising
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Back Office
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) .NET
2 8 (12.50%) HTML
3 6 (9.38%) WCF
3 6 (9.38%) WPF
4 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.81%) Web Services
5 4 (6.25%) Node.js
6 3 (4.69%) .NET Core
6 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.69%) Kafka
7 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.13%) REST
8 1 (1.56%) Django
8 1 (1.56%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (1.56%) LAMP
8 1 (1.56%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (1.56%) Spring
8 1 (1.56%) Spring Security
8 1 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.69%) Fintech
2 3 (4.69%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) DataPower
3 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Unix
2 6 (9.38%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.81%) Linux
4 1 (1.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.31%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (14.06%) DevOps
4 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.38%) ArchiMate
5 6 (9.38%) CRM
5 6 (9.38%) IT Strategy
5 6 (9.38%) Microservices
5 6 (9.38%) PDM
6 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.81%) Migration
6 5 (7.81%) TOGAF
7 4 (6.25%) Analytics
7 4 (6.25%) Project Management
8 3 (4.69%) BDD
8 3 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (4.69%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (4.69%) Patch Management
8 3 (4.69%) TDD
8 3 (4.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) C#
2 12 (18.75%) SQL
3 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.50%) Java
5 7 (10.94%) PL/SQL
5 7 (10.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.56%) Go
6 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Degree
1 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) COBIT
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Ansible
1 1 (1.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Oracle
2 8 (12.50%) SAP
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.38%) Pega
5 3 (4.69%) Google
6 2 (3.13%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (3.13%) JDA
7 1 (1.56%) Capita
7 1 (1.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.56%) Infor
7 1 (1.56%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.56%) Sitecore