Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 65 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 -18 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 147 136 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.14% 3.04% 3.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 3.17% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 82 154
East of England median daily rate £525 £475 £551
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -13.83% +0.23%
10th Percentile £456 £350 £463
90th Percentile £664 £587 £700
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
East of England median hourly rate £92.50 - £49.00
10th Percentile £88.75 - £31.73
90th Percentile £96.25 - £62.55
England median hourly rate £80.73 £55.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year +46.78% +3.77% +35.94%

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 4,436 4,286 4,972
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.73% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,560 2,455 2,857
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 351 504
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £22.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% -9.35% +13.08%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +3 39 £610 +32.97% 5
Essex +8 35 £525 +50.00% 4
Norfolk +10 32 £488 +2.63% 3
Cambridgeshire -24 30 £500 -0.99% 12
Hertfordshire -13 29 £550 - 6
Suffolk +3 1 £525 +10.53% 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 95 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (49.66%) SOA
3 43 (29.25%) Finance
4 40 (27.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 35 (23.81%) Mentoring
6 31 (21.09%) Analytics
6 31 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
6 31 (21.09%) Scrum
7 30 (20.41%) E-Commerce
8 29 (19.73%) TDD
9 27 (18.37%) Marketing
9 27 (18.37%) Coaching
9 27 (18.37%) Microservices
10 25 (17.01%) Docker
11 24 (16.33%) Kafka
11 24 (16.33%) PaaS
11 24 (16.33%) .NET
12 23 (15.65%) Node.js
12 23 (15.65%) MongoDB
13 21 (14.29%) .NET Core
13 21 (14.29%) NoSQL
13 21 (14.29%) BDD
13 21 (14.29%) Google Analytics
13 21 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (14.29%) C#
13 21 (14.29%) OO
13 21 (14.29%) Google
13 21 (14.29%) Advertising
14 19 (12.93%) TOGAF
15 17 (11.56%) Java

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 6 (4.08%) JBoss
2 5 (3.40%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.40%) CMS
2 5 (3.40%) Confluence
2 5 (3.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (3.40%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.40%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.40%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.04%) WildFly
4 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.36%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.36%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (16.33%) PaaS
3 21 (14.29%) Google Analytics
4 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (3.40%) Amazon EMR
5 5 (3.40%) Amazon Kinesis
5 5 (3.40%) SaaS
6 3 (2.04%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.04%) IaaS
6 3 (2.04%) Office 365
7 2 (1.36%) Force.com
7 2 (1.36%) Veeva
8 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.44%) HTTP
2 7 (4.76%) SSL
2 7 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.68%) BGP
3 1 (0.68%) Broadband
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (0.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.68%) LAN
3 1 (0.68%) MPLS
3 1 (0.68%) OSPF
3 1 (0.68%) SAN
3 1 (0.68%) VPLS
3 1 (0.68%) VPN
3 1 (0.68%) VXLAN
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.65%) MongoDB
2 21 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.40%) Amazon QuickSight
5 5 (3.40%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (3.40%) Big Data
5 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.40%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.40%) HBase
5 5 (3.40%) Impala
5 5 (3.40%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (2.04%) Parquet
6 3 (2.04%) QlikView
6 3 (2.04%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.04%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (2.04%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.36%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.76%) Subversion
2 5 (3.40%) JIRA
3 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.36%) Maven
General
1 43 (29.25%) Finance
2 27 (18.37%) Marketing
3 21 (14.29%) Advertising
4 14 (9.52%) Retail
5 6 (4.08%) Law
6 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.36%) Automotive
8 2 (1.36%) Electronics
8 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.68%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.33%) .NET
1 24 (16.33%) Kafka
2 23 (15.65%) Node.js
3 21 (14.29%) .NET Core
4 12 (8.16%) Web Services
5 8 (5.44%) JMS
6 6 (4.08%) Middleware
7 5 (3.40%) J2EE
7 5 (3.40%) SOAP
8 4 (2.72%) Java EE
8 4 (2.72%) REST
8 4 (2.72%) Servlets
8 4 (2.72%) Visualforce
9 3 (2.04%) Apache Avro
9 3 (2.04%) EJB
9 3 (2.04%) JDBC
9 3 (2.04%) JPA
10 2 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (1.36%) MLlib
10 2 (1.36%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.36%) EPoS
5 2 (1.36%) FMCG
5 2 (1.36%) Life Science
5 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.40%) Solaris
1 5 (3.40%) Unix
2 1 (0.68%) Android
2 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.68%) Linux
2 1 (0.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (49.66%) SOA
3 40 (27.21%) Continuous Improvement
4 35 (23.81%) Mentoring
5 31 (21.09%) Analytics
5 31 (21.09%) Scrum
6 30 (20.41%) E-Commerce
7 29 (19.73%) TDD
8 27 (18.37%) Coaching
8 27 (18.37%) Microservices
9 21 (14.29%) BDD
9 21 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (14.29%) OO
10 19 (12.93%) TOGAF
11 15 (10.20%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (8.16%) Migration
13 11 (7.48%) Data Modelling
13 11 (7.48%) UML
14 10 (6.80%) API Design
14 10 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.29%) C#
2 17 (11.56%) Java
3 5 (3.40%) C
4 4 (2.72%) Apex Code
5 3 (2.04%) SQL
6 2 (1.36%) R
7 1 (0.68%) C++
7 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (0.68%) CCDA
3 1 (0.68%) CCDP
3 1 (0.68%) CCNA
3 1 (0.68%) CCNP
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) GDPR
2 2 (1.36%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (17.01%) Docker
2 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.04%) Apache Flume
2 3 (2.04%) HDFS
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.04%) Oozie
2 2 (1.36%) Mesos
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (14.29%) Google
2 15 (10.20%) SAP
3 13 (8.84%) Oracle
4 5 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.72%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.72%) webMethods
6 3 (2.04%) Tableau
7 2 (1.36%) IBM
7 2 (1.36%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco
8 1 (0.68%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.68%) HP
8 1 (0.68%) hybris
8 1 (0.68%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.68%) Meraki
8 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.68%) NetApp
8 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.68%) VMware