Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 74 70
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 119 142 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.52% 3.02% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 3.20% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 95 92
East of England median daily rate £535 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +10.53% -11.63%
10th Percentile £452 £425 £406
90th Percentile £675 £730 £606
England median daily rate £569 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +3.41% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £42.65
England median hourly rate £69.59 - £63.13

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 4,466 4,435 4,968
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 94.24% 96.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,544 2,631 2,896
East of England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £205 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £541
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 344 350
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.50 £11.36
90th Percentile £46.05 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

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 July 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 July 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 -8 34 £570 +8.57% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 25 £575 +27.78% 9
Hertfordshire -7 25 £513 -14.58% 4
Norfolk +2 22 £488 +2.63% 6
Essex +10 8 £675 +28.88% 1
East Anglia -3 6 £525 -
Suffolk -15 2 £438 -33.96% 4
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 49 (41.18%) Finance
2 42 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (27.73%) Retail
4 30 (25.21%) SAP
4 30 (25.21%) SOA
5 22 (18.49%) TOGAF
6 18 (15.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 17 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (14.29%) Migration
8 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (13.45%) SaaS
8 16 (13.45%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (11.76%) Coaching
9 14 (11.76%) UML
10 13 (10.92%) Web Services
10 13 (10.92%) Marketing
10 13 (10.92%) Microservices
10 13 (10.92%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (10.08%) Service Design
11 12 (10.08%) Content Management
11 12 (10.08%) E-Commerce
12 11 (9.24%) CRM
13 10 (8.40%) Java
13 10 (8.40%) Data Centre
14 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (7.56%) Data Architecture
14 9 (7.56%) Oracle
14 9 (7.56%) Service Management

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 (7.56%) CMS
2 4 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.52%) Mule
4 1 (0.84%) Confluence
4 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.84%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.52%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.52%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.52%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (2.52%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (1.68%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.84%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.84%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.45%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (13.45%) SaaS
2 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (3.36%) Google Analytics
3 4 (3.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) Firewall
1 3 (2.52%) VLAN
1 3 (2.52%) VPN
2 2 (1.68%) BGP
2 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.68%) Cisco Firepower
2 2 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.68%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (1.68%) LAN
2 2 (1.68%) MPLS
2 2 (1.68%) OSPF
2 2 (1.68%) VPLS
2 2 (1.68%) VXLAN
2 2 (1.68%) Wireless
3 1 (0.84%) GSM
3 1 (0.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) LTE
3 1 (0.84%) SDH
3 1 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.84%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.36%) Big Data
2 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.36%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.68%) OLAP
3 2 (1.68%) OLTP
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.84%) Essbase
4 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.84%) Parquet
4 1 (0.84%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Maven
2 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.84%) ER Studio
3 1 (0.84%) ERwin
3 1 (0.84%) JIRA
3 1 (0.84%) Subversion
3 1 (0.84%) Toad
General
1 49 (41.18%) Finance
2 33 (27.73%) Retail
3 13 (10.92%) Marketing
4 8 (6.72%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.72%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.20%) Electronics
6 4 (3.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
7 1 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.92%) Web Services
2 7 (5.88%) Middleware
2 7 (5.88%) REST
3 5 (4.20%) .NET
3 5 (4.20%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (3.36%) .NET Core
4 4 (3.36%) JMS
4 4 (3.36%) Kafka
4 4 (3.36%) Node.js
4 4 (3.36%) SOAP
5 3 (2.52%) JPA
5 3 (2.52%) Spring
5 3 (2.52%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.68%) RESTful
7 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.84%) Apache Avro
7 1 (0.84%) CSS
7 1 (0.84%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (6.72%) EPoS
4 3 (2.52%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) FMCG
6 1 (0.84%) IPTV
6 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.84%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.04%) Windows
2 3 (2.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.84%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.21%) SOA
3 22 (18.49%) TOGAF
4 18 (15.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 17 (14.29%) Migration
6 16 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (11.76%) Coaching
7 14 (11.76%) UML
8 13 (10.92%) Microservices
9 12 (10.08%) Content Management
9 12 (10.08%) E-Commerce
9 12 (10.08%) Service Design
10 11 (9.24%) CRM
11 9 (7.56%) Data Architecture
11 9 (7.56%) Service Management
12 8 (6.72%) Data Modelling
12 8 (6.72%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) Java
2 4 (3.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (4.20%) Degree
2 4 (3.36%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (1.68%) CCDA
3 2 (1.68%) CCNP
3 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.84%) ACCA
4 1 (0.84%) CCNA
4 1 (0.84%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) GDPR
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.84%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 30 (25.21%) SAP
2 9 (7.56%) Oracle
3 8 (6.72%) TIBCO
4 5 (4.20%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.36%) ForeScout
5 4 (3.36%) Google
5 4 (3.36%) hybris
5 4 (3.36%) Lumesse
5 4 (3.36%) Marketo
5 4 (3.36%) MuleSoft
5 4 (3.36%) Splunk
5 4 (3.36%) Thycotic
6 2 (1.68%) 3PAR
6 2 (1.68%) Avaya
6 2 (1.68%) Cisco
6 2 (1.68%) Meraki
6 2 (1.68%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.68%) VMware
7 1 (0.84%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.84%) Informatica