Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 October 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 of England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 107 88
Rank change year-on-year +7 -19 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 119 105 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.33% 2.07% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 2.20% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 69 66
East of England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £461 £450 £363
90th Percentile £644 £600 £616
England median daily rate £556 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £42.65
England median hourly rate £57.50 £60.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +37.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,800 4,777 4,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 94.13% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,834 2,757 2,667
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £200
90th Percentile £579 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 366 378
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £20.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.19% -11.81% -5.07%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.13 £11.23
90th Percentile £48.65 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the East of England

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the East of England

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the East of England

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in the East of England

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Cambridgeshire +29 32 £550 +10.00% 6
Bedfordshire +10 29 £591 +3.73% 5
Hertfordshire +4 20 £513 - 10
Norfolk +4 20 £509 +10.00% 3
Essex -22 7 £675 +35.00% 1
Suffolk -15 5 £400 -33.33%
East Anglia -6 2 £525 - 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 of England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 53 (44.54%) Finance
2 50 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (26.05%) SOA
4 26 (21.85%) Retail
5 24 (20.17%) Java
5 24 (20.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 21 (17.65%) Coaching
6 21 (17.65%) SAP
7 20 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (15.13%) TOGAF
9 17 (14.29%) Content Management
9 17 (14.29%) Web Services
10 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (13.45%) SaaS
11 15 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (11.76%) Microservices
13 13 (10.92%) CRM
13 13 (10.92%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (10.08%) Spring
14 12 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (10.08%) REST
15 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (9.24%) Data Architecture
15 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
15 11 (9.24%) UML
15 11 (9.24%) Middleware
16 10 (8.40%) Oracle
16 10 (8.40%) CMS
17 9 (7.56%) Data Modelling

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 10 (8.40%) CMS
2 7 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.52%) Mule
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.84%) AquaLogic
5 1 (0.84%) Confluence
5 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.20%) SAP Hybris
3 4 (3.36%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.84%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (13.45%) SaaS
3 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.52%) Office 365
6 2 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.68%) IaaS
6 2 (1.68%) PaaS
6 2 (1.68%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.68%) Firewall
1 2 (1.68%) VLAN
2 1 (0.84%) SMS
2 1 (0.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.72%) Big Data
2 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.68%) OLAP
3 2 (1.68%) OLTP
3 2 (1.68%) Power BI
4 1 (0.84%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.84%) Parquet
4 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Maven
1 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.84%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.84%) GitLab
2 1 (0.84%) Hudson
2 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.84%) JIRA
2 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 53 (44.54%) Finance
2 26 (21.85%) Retail
3 7 (5.88%) Marketing
4 4 (3.36%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.52%) Electronics
5 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.68%) Banking
6 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.84%) French Language
7 1 (0.84%) German Language
7 1 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.84%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.29%) Web Services
2 12 (10.08%) REST
2 12 (10.08%) Spring
3 11 (9.24%) Middleware
4 8 (6.72%) .NET
5 6 (5.04%) AngularJS
5 6 (5.04%) SOAP
6 5 (4.20%) JPA
6 5 (4.20%) jQuery
6 5 (4.20%) OAuth
6 5 (4.20%) React
6 5 (4.20%) Spring MVC
7 3 (2.52%) RESTful
8 2 (1.68%) EDI
8 2 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.84%) CSS
9 1 (0.84%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.84%) JMS
9 1 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.72%) EPoS
2 8 (6.72%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.68%) Fintech
6 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.84%) IPTV
7 1 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.84%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.20%) Windows
2 3 (2.52%) Android
2 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.68%) Linux
3 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.68%) Unix
3 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.84%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.05%) SOA
3 24 (20.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 21 (17.65%) Coaching
4 21 (17.65%) Mentoring
5 18 (15.13%) TOGAF
6 17 (14.29%) Content Management
7 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (11.76%) Microservices
10 13 (10.92%) CRM
11 11 (9.24%) Data Architecture
11 11 (9.24%) E-Commerce
11 11 (9.24%) UML
12 9 (7.56%) Data Modelling
13 7 (5.88%) Data Integration
14 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Management
14 6 (5.04%) Project Management
14 6 (5.04%) Security Architecture
14 6 (5.04%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.17%) Java
2 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.68%) SQL
4 1 (0.84%) PHP
4 1 (0.84%) Python
4 1 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (5.88%) Degree
2 6 (5.04%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (0.84%) CEH
3 1 (0.84%) CISM
3 1 (0.84%) CISSP
3 1 (0.84%) CRISC
3 1 (0.84%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) GDPR
2 1 (0.84%) GLP
2 1 (0.84%) GMP
2 1 (0.84%) GxP
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) HDFS
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (2.52%) Ansible
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.68%) Terraform
3 2 (1.68%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.84%) Puppet
4 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (17.65%) SAP
2 10 (8.40%) Oracle
3 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.04%) hybris
5 5 (4.20%) Splunk
5 5 (4.20%) Workday
6 4 (3.36%) Google
6 4 (3.36%) Marketo
6 4 (3.36%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.52%) Avaya
7 3 (2.52%) ForeScout
7 3 (2.52%) Lumesse
7 3 (2.52%) Thycotic
7 3 (2.52%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.68%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.68%) Informatica
8 2 (1.68%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.68%) VMware
9 1 (0.84%) Cisco
9 1 (0.84%) JDA