Period
to 6 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £610 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 90 67 68
Rank change year-on-year -23 +1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 36 133 139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.59% 3.22% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 3.45% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 110 100
Median daily rate £610 £531 £536
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.82% -0.93% +2.14%
10th Percentile £495 £506 £450
90th Percentile £710 £699 £675
England median daily rate £588 £575 £560
% change year-on-year +2.17% +2.68% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £92.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £80.73
% change year-on-year -33.33% -34.97% -15.02%

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 2,107 3,852 4,208
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 93.34% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,223 2,259 2,381
Median daily rate £425 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £173 £213 £200
90th Percentile £583 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 273 295
Median hourly rate £18.36 £16.00 £16.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.72% -1.02% -18.77%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.30 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.52
% change year-on-year +10.26% +5.29% -1.20%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the East of England

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in the East of England over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the East of England

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the East of England.

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 6 June 2020. 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 13 £613 +2.08% 1
Hertfordshire -20 7 £625 +13.64% 2
Bedfordshire +4 6 £618 +5.11% 3
Norfolk -3 5 £513 -
Essex +25 3 £688 +37.50%
Suffolk +5 2 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Migration
2 8 (22.22%) SAP
3 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) AWS
5 4 (11.11%) Retail
5 4 (11.11%) Billing
5 4 (11.11%) Java
5 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 4 (11.11%) Order to Cash
5 4 (11.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (11.11%) Requirements Gathering
6 3 (8.33%) Azure
6 3 (8.33%) Project Delivery
6 3 (8.33%) SDLC
6 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL
6 3 (8.33%) .NET
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle
6 3 (8.33%) SOA
6 3 (8.33%) ETL
6 3 (8.33%) Validation
6 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
6 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) Data Quality
6 3 (8.33%) Data Migration

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 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (5.56%) SAP SD
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.78%) Infor M3
3 1 (2.78%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.78%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.78%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Azure
3 2 (5.56%) PaaS
3 2 (5.56%) Power Platform
3 2 (5.56%) Twilio
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.78%) AWS Step Functions
4 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.78%) GCP
4 1 (2.78%) SaaS
4 1 (2.78%) Serverless
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Power BI
1 2 (5.56%) SAP HANA
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon Athena
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.78%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.78%) dBASE
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) LSMW
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Billing
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.78%) IDoc
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (2.78%) Serverless Framework
3 1 (2.78%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (5.56%) Robotics
2 1 (2.78%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.78%) CMDB
2 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Migration
2 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.11%) Order to Cash
4 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (11.11%) Requirements Gathering
4 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.33%) Data Architecture
5 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (8.33%) ETL
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) Microservices
5 3 (8.33%) Project Delivery
5 3 (8.33%) SDLC
5 3 (8.33%) SOA
5 3 (8.33%) Validation
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) ABAP
2 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.78%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.56%) PMO
2 2 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (2.78%) ISO 13485
3 1 (2.78%) NIST
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
1 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) SAP
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Ariba
3 2 (5.56%) Tableau
4 1 (2.78%) Avaya
4 1 (2.78%) JDA
4 1 (2.78%) Qualys
4 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.78%) Splunk