Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Solution Architect
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 83 71
Rank change year-on-year -13 -12 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 117 117 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.31% 2.42% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.53% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 70 124
East of England median daily rate £500 £490 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -10.91% -
10th Percentile £456 £350 £450
90th Percentile £600 £607 £700
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
East of England median hourly rate - £42.65 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.85% -14.67%
England median hourly rate £59.50 £55.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +8.18% +19.57% +1.13%

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 4766 4625 5655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 95.74% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2740 2671 3312
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 368 536
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.88 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.71% +4.49% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.36 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Norfolk +26 34 £463 -3.65% 2
Bedfordshire +5 32 £580 +20.52% 4
Essex -11 23 £500 +42.86% 1
Hertfordshire -31 15 £531 -3.41% 1
Cambridgeshire -31 13 £550 +8.91% 4
Suffolk +14 5 £600 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 of England region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 78 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (54.70%) SOA
3 42 (35.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 38 (32.48%) Finance
5 28 (23.93%) Mentoring
6 27 (23.08%) Scrum
7 26 (22.22%) Coaching
8 21 (17.95%) E-Commerce
9 20 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (14.53%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (13.68%) Analytics
11 16 (13.68%) Data Integration
12 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
13 14 (11.97%) Web Services
14 13 (11.11%) TOGAF
15 11 (9.40%) TDD
15 11 (9.40%) .NET
16 10 (8.55%) Data Modelling
16 10 (8.55%) Marketing
16 10 (8.55%) PaaS
16 10 (8.55%) Kafka
17 9 (7.69%) Data Analytics
17 9 (7.69%) MongoDB
17 9 (7.69%) Retail
17 9 (7.69%) Migration
17 9 (7.69%) Java
17 9 (7.69%) UML
18 8 (6.84%) C#
18 8 (6.84%) SAP
18 8 (6.84%) JMS

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 5 (4.27%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.42%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.56%) Confluence
3 3 (2.56%) JBoss
3 3 (2.56%) WildFly
4 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.71%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.71%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.85%) CMS
5 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.71%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.71%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (8.55%) PaaS
3 7 (5.98%) Google Analytics
3 7 (5.98%) SaaS
4 6 (5.13%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (4.27%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (3.42%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (2.56%) IaaS
7 3 (2.56%) Office 365
8 1 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.85%) Force.com
8 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.85%) Serverless
8 1 (0.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) HTTP
2 4 (3.42%) SSL
2 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.71%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.71%) Skype
4 1 (0.85%) Broadband
4 1 (0.85%) Firewall
4 1 (0.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.98%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.13%) Amazon Redshift
3 6 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.13%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.27%) Amazon QuickSight
4 5 (4.27%) Big Data
4 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.27%) HBase
4 5 (4.27%) Impala
4 5 (4.27%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (4.27%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.42%) Sqoop
6 3 (2.56%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.56%) Parquet
6 3 (2.56%) QlikView
6 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.56%) Snowflake Schema
7 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.42%) Subversion
2 3 (2.56%) JIRA
3 2 (1.71%) MorphX
3 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (32.48%) Finance
2 10 (8.55%) Marketing
3 9 (7.69%) Retail
4 7 (5.98%) Advertising
5 2 (1.71%) Automotive
5 2 (1.71%) Law
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.97%) Web Services
2 11 (9.40%) .NET
3 10 (8.55%) Kafka
4 8 (6.84%) JMS
5 7 (5.98%) .NET Core
5 7 (5.98%) Node.js
6 5 (4.27%) Middleware
7 4 (3.42%) Java EE
7 4 (3.42%) REST
7 4 (3.42%) Servlets
7 4 (3.42%) SOAP
8 3 (2.56%) Apache Avro
8 3 (2.56%) EJB
8 3 (2.56%) JDBC
8 3 (2.56%) JPA
9 2 (1.71%) GraphX
9 2 (1.71%) J2EE
9 2 (1.71%) MLlib
9 2 (1.71%) RESTful
9 2 (1.71%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.71%) Linux
1 2 (1.71%) Solaris
1 2 (1.71%) Unix
2 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (54.70%) SOA
3 42 (35.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 28 (23.93%) Mentoring
5 27 (23.08%) Scrum
6 26 (22.22%) Coaching
7 21 (17.95%) E-Commerce
8 17 (14.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 16 (13.68%) Analytics
9 16 (13.68%) Data Integration
10 13 (11.11%) TOGAF
11 11 (9.40%) TDD
12 10 (8.55%) Data Modelling
13 9 (7.69%) Data Analytics
13 9 (7.69%) Migration
13 9 (7.69%) UML
14 8 (6.84%) Microservices
14 8 (6.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (5.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.69%) Java
2 8 (6.84%) C#
3 3 (2.56%) SQL
4 2 (1.71%) Apex Code
4 2 (1.71%) C
4 2 (1.71%) PHP
4 2 (1.71%) R
4 2 (1.71%) X++
5 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.85%) C++
5 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.85%) Python
5 1 (0.85%) Ruby
5 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.56%) Degree
3 2 (1.71%) CCA
3 2 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (1.71%) MCSA
3 2 (1.71%) MCSE
3 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) VCAP
3 2 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.71%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) COBIT
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) Docker
2 5 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.56%) Apache Flume
3 3 (2.56%) HDFS
3 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.71%) XenApp
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Oozie
2 2 (1.71%) Mesos
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.84%) SAP
3 7 (5.98%) Google
3 7 (5.98%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.13%) Oracle
5 3 (2.56%) Tableau
5 3 (2.56%) VMware
6 2 (1.71%) Citrix
6 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.85%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.85%) HP
7 1 (0.85%) hybris
7 1 (0.85%) IBM
7 1 (0.85%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.85%) NetApp
7 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds