Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 54 41
Rank change year-on-year -12 -13 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 159 163 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.58% 3.73% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 3.92% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 118 144
East of England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.95% -9.05%
10th Percentile £469 £375 £406
90th Percentile £675 £667 £638
England median daily rate £563 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
East of England median hourly rate £92.50 - £62.50
10th Percentile £88.75 - £56.80
90th Percentile £96.25 - £62.80
England median hourly rate £80.73 £65.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +24.20% +8.33% +71.43%

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 4,218 4,158 4,854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.26% 96.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,388 2,471 2,861
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £193 £200 £213
90th Percentile £584 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 334 399
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +2.38% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.57 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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
Bedfordshire -1 51 £571 +8.81% 5
Cambridgeshire -5 37 £625 +38.89% 8
Hertfordshire -3 35 £550 -8.33% 8
Essex +14 28 £625 +66.67% 3
Norfolk -2 26 £488 -8.45% 4
East Anglia - 5 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 74 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (35.22%) SOA
3 53 (33.33%) Finance
4 39 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (20.75%) Microservices
6 32 (20.13%) Analytics
6 32 (20.13%) TDD
7 31 (19.50%) Marketing
7 31 (19.50%) E-Commerce
7 31 (19.50%) Mentoring
8 29 (18.24%) Docker
9 28 (17.61%) Kafka
9 28 (17.61%) PaaS
9 28 (17.61%) .NET
9 28 (17.61%) Retail
9 28 (17.61%) TOGAF
10 27 (16.98%) MongoDB
10 27 (16.98%) Node.js
11 25 (15.72%) NoSQL
11 25 (15.72%) Google Analytics
11 25 (15.72%) BDD
11 25 (15.72%) Cybersecurity
11 25 (15.72%) Google
11 25 (15.72%) Advertising
11 25 (15.72%) C#
11 25 (15.72%) SAP
11 25 (15.72%) OO
11 25 (15.72%) .NET Core
12 24 (15.09%) Migration
12 24 (15.09%) Enterprise Architecture

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 9 (5.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.77%) Confluence
2 6 (3.77%) JBoss
2 6 (3.77%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.77%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.14%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.52%) CMS
5 3 (1.89%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (5.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.63%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) SAP CO
1 3 (1.89%) SAP FI
1 3 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.26%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.63%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 39 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (17.61%) PaaS
3 25 (15.72%) Google Analytics
4 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (5.03%) SaaS
5 3 (1.89%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (1.89%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.89%) IaaS
6 2 (1.26%) Veeva
7 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.63%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.40%) HTTP
2 6 (3.77%) SSL
2 6 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.52%) Firewall
3 4 (2.52%) VPN
4 3 (1.89%) BGP
4 3 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.89%) Cisco Firepower
4 3 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.89%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (1.89%) LAN
4 3 (1.89%) MPLS
4 3 (1.89%) OSPF
4 3 (1.89%) VLAN
4 3 (1.89%) VPLS
4 3 (1.89%) VXLAN
4 3 (1.89%) Wireless
5 1 (0.63%) DWDM
5 1 (0.63%) LTE
5 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.98%) MongoDB
2 25 (15.72%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.89%) Amazon QuickSight
4 3 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (1.89%) Big Data
4 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.89%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.89%) HBase
4 3 (1.89%) Impala
4 3 (1.89%) Parquet
4 3 (1.89%) Sqoop
5 2 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.63%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.63%) Essbase
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.63%) Power BI
6 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.77%) JIRA
1 6 (3.77%) Subversion
2 5 (3.14%) Maven
3 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.63%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.63%) ERwin
4 1 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 53 (33.33%) Finance
2 31 (19.50%) Marketing
3 28 (17.61%) Retail
4 25 (15.72%) Advertising
5 9 (5.66%) Manufacturing
5 9 (5.66%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.40%) Law
7 5 (3.14%) Electronics
8 2 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.63%) Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Billing
9 1 (0.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.61%) .NET
1 28 (17.61%) Kafka
2 27 (16.98%) Node.js
3 25 (15.72%) .NET Core
4 12 (7.55%) Web Services
5 8 (5.03%) SOAP
6 7 (4.40%) JMS
6 7 (4.40%) Middleware
6 7 (4.40%) REST
7 6 (3.77%) J2EE
8 5 (3.14%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.89%) Apache Avro
10 2 (1.26%) Visualforce
11 1 (0.63%) Mason
11 1 (0.63%) React
11 1 (0.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.92%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.66%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.89%) FMCG
5 3 (1.89%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.26%) EPoS
6 2 (1.26%) Life Science
6 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.77%) Solaris
1 6 (3.77%) Unix
2 4 (2.52%) Windows
3 3 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.63%) Android
4 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (46.54%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (35.22%) SOA
3 33 (20.75%) Microservices
4 32 (20.13%) Analytics
4 32 (20.13%) TDD
5 31 (19.50%) E-Commerce
5 31 (19.50%) Mentoring
6 28 (17.61%) TOGAF
7 25 (15.72%) BDD
7 25 (15.72%) Cybersecurity
7 25 (15.72%) OO
8 24 (15.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 24 (15.09%) Migration
9 21 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (11.95%) Coaching
11 18 (11.32%) Scrum
12 15 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (8.18%) UML
14 11 (6.92%) Business Analysis
14 11 (6.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.72%) C#
2 16 (10.06%) Java
3 6 (3.77%) C
4 2 (1.26%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.63%) C++
5 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.63%) Ruby
5 1 (0.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (1.89%) CCDA
1 3 (1.89%) CCNP
1 3 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (1.89%) Degree
1 3 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.26%) CCNA
3 1 (0.63%) ACCA
3 1 (0.63%) CCDP
3 1 (0.63%) CIMA
3 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.89%) GDPR
2 1 (0.63%) COBIT
2 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (18.24%) Docker
2 3 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.89%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.89%) HDFS
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.89%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.89%) Oozie
2 1 (0.63%) SCOM
2 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (15.72%) Google
1 25 (15.72%) SAP
2 16 (10.06%) Oracle
3 12 (7.55%) TIBCO
4 4 (2.52%) ForeScout
4 4 (2.52%) Lumesse
4 4 (2.52%) Splunk
4 4 (2.52%) Thycotic
4 4 (2.52%) webMethods
5 3 (1.89%) Cisco
5 3 (1.89%) Meraki
5 3 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.26%) Avaya
6 2 (1.26%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.26%) IBM
7 1 (0.63%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.63%) HP
7 1 (0.63%) Informatica
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.63%) NetApp