Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 74 59
Rank change year-on-year -8 -15 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 63 74 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.33% 2.36% 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.50% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 55
East Midlands median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +7.32%
10th Percentile £401 £406 £422
90th Percentile £600 £588 £625
England median daily rate £566 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.95% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £66.67 £60.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +11.12% +9.09% +46.67%

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 2,572 2,956 3,060
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 94.47% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,601 1,806 1,911
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £225 £235
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 161 119
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% +6.62% -
10th Percentile £10.33 £9.75 £8.74
90th Percentile £42.65 £42.50 £26.15
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +3 31 £588 +6.82% 4
Nottinghamshire -8 12 £525 +5.00% 6
Leicestershire +14 10 £575 +4.55% 1
Derbyshire -2 4 £478 -4.50% 4
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) TOGAF
2 17 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (26.98%) DevOps
3 16 (25.40%) Retail
3 16 (25.40%) SAP
4 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (17.46%) .NET
6 10 (15.87%) Java
7 8 (12.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (12.70%) Degree
7 8 (12.70%) C#
7 8 (12.70%) ERP
7 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (12.70%) Scrum
7 8 (12.70%) IT Strategy
8 7 (11.11%) Microservices
8 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 7 (11.11%) PaaS
9 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 6 (9.52%) Manufacturing
9 6 (9.52%) CRM
9 6 (9.52%) SQL
9 6 (9.52%) SDLC
9 6 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (7.94%) Docker
10 5 (7.94%) GDPR
10 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
10 5 (7.94%) Unix
10 5 (7.94%) Banking

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 2 (3.17%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.59%) Appian
2 1 (1.59%) Documentum
2 1 (1.59%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.59%) SAP MDM
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (26.98%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.11%) PaaS
4 5 (7.94%) SaaS
5 4 (6.35%) GitHub
5 4 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (6.35%) Office 365
6 3 (4.76%) IaaS
7 1 (1.59%) Boomi
7 1 (1.59%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Network Security
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) GitLab
General
1 16 (25.40%) Retail
2 6 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.94%) Banking
4 4 (6.35%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.76%) Finance
6 1 (1.59%) Law
6 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) HTML
2 4 (6.35%) Middleware
2 4 (6.35%) OAuth
2 4 (6.35%) OAuth2
2 4 (6.35%) SAML
3 3 (4.76%) WCF
3 3 (4.76%) WPF
4 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.59%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.59%) JDBC
5 1 (1.59%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.59%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.59%) REST
5 1 (1.59%) SOAP
5 1 (1.59%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (6.35%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.35%) PKI
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.76%) FMCG
4 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.17%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Unix
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) DevOps
2 17 (26.98%) TOGAF
3 8 (12.70%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (12.70%) ERP
3 8 (12.70%) IT Strategy
3 8 (12.70%) Scrum
3 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 7 (11.11%) Microservices
5 6 (9.52%) CRM
5 6 (9.52%) SDLC
5 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.35%) Cryptography
6 4 (6.35%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (6.35%) Identity Management
6 4 (6.35%) Information Security
6 4 (6.35%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.35%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) Java
2 8 (12.70%) C#
3 6 (9.52%) SQL
4 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) CEH
2 4 (6.35%) CISM
2 4 (6.35%) CISSP
3 3 (4.76%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Docker
2 4 (6.35%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) SAP
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle
3 3 (4.76%) JDA
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) Pega
4 1 (1.59%) Infor
4 1 (1.59%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.59%) RedPrairie