The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 60 73
Rank change year-on-year -19 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 56 71 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.41% 2.84% 2.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 2.95% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 61
Median daily rate £525 £480 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2185 2403 2918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.90% 96.16% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1267 1368 1734
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 192 253
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +8 26 £525 -8.69% 2
Norfolk +5 7 £456 +7.35% 1
Hertfordshire -16 7 £550 -
Essex -11 6 £652 +30.35%
Cambridgeshire -21 4 £465 +12.73% 3
Suffolk +10 3 - - 2
East Anglia -2 3 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 60 (42.55%) SOA
2 39 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (26.95%) TOGAF
4 36 (25.53%) Finance
5 35 (24.82%) Java
6 34 (24.11%) Retail
7 33 (23.40%) Enterprise Architecture
8 25 (17.73%) E-Commerce
9 20 (14.18%) Web Services
10 19 (13.48%) .NET
10 19 (13.48%) CRM
11 18 (12.77%) Oracle
12 17 (12.06%) SAP
12 17 (12.06%) Microsoft
13 15 (10.64%) UML
13 15 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (10.64%) Scrum
14 13 (9.22%) hybris
14 13 (9.22%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (9.22%) Marketing
14 13 (9.22%) Mentoring
14 13 (9.22%) Microservices
15 12 (8.51%) Content Management
16 11 (7.80%) Asset Management
16 11 (7.80%) Analytics
16 11 (7.80%) Waterfall
16 11 (7.80%) Coaching
17 10 (7.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 10 (7.09%) Degree
17 10 (7.09%) JPA

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 10 (7.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (5.67%) CMS
3 6 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.84%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.13%) Alfresco
5 3 (2.13%) Documentum
5 3 (2.13%) JBoss
6 2 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.42%) Confluence
6 2 (1.42%) IIS
6 2 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.42%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.71%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.71%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (7.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.67%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (4.26%) Unica
3 3 (2.13%) SDL Web 8
4 2 (1.42%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.26%) SaaS
2 6 (4.26%) Silverpop
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.42%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.71%) IaaS
5 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.84%) HTTP
2 3 (2.13%) Firewall
3 2 (1.42%) LAN
3 2 (1.42%) NAS
3 2 (1.42%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.42%) SAN
3 2 (1.42%) Skype
3 2 (1.42%) SMS
3 2 (1.42%) Telepresence
3 2 (1.42%) WAN
4 1 (0.71%) Wireless
4 1 (0.71%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.96%) Big Data
3 6 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.71%) GIS
6 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.71%) QlikView
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Rational Rose
1 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.42%) JIRA
2 2 (1.42%) MorphX
General
1 36 (25.53%) Finance
2 34 (24.11%) Retail
3 13 (9.22%) Marketing
4 4 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.42%) Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Billing
5 2 (1.42%) Legal
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.18%) Web Services
2 19 (13.48%) .NET
3 10 (7.09%) JMS
3 10 (7.09%) JPA
4 9 (6.38%) Java EE
4 9 (6.38%) Middleware
5 8 (5.67%) JDBC
6 7 (4.96%) EJB
6 7 (4.96%) Servlets
7 6 (4.26%) J2EE
8 5 (3.55%) Spring
9 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.84%) REST
10 3 (2.13%) Apache Flex
10 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.13%) Hibernate
10 3 (2.13%) HTML
11 2 (1.42%) SOAP
11 2 (1.42%) Software Packaging
11 2 (1.42%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.55%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.42%) BYOD
3 2 (1.42%) Clustering
3 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.42%) Social Media
3 2 (1.42%) SWIFT
3 2 (1.42%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.84%) VMS
1 4 (2.84%) Windows
2 2 (1.42%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.71%) Android
3 1 (0.71%) Linux
3 1 (0.71%) Solaris
3 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (42.55%) SOA
2 39 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (26.95%) TOGAF
4 33 (23.40%) Enterprise Architecture
5 25 (17.73%) E-Commerce
6 19 (13.48%) CRM
7 15 (10.64%) Scrum
7 15 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (10.64%) UML
8 13 (9.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (9.22%) Mentoring
8 13 (9.22%) Microservices
9 12 (8.51%) Content Management
10 11 (7.80%) Analytics
10 11 (7.80%) Asset Management
10 11 (7.80%) Coaching
10 11 (7.80%) Waterfall
11 10 (7.09%) OO
12 9 (6.38%) B2B
12 9 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.82%) Java
2 6 (4.26%) SQL
3 5 (3.55%) C#
4 4 (2.84%) C++
4 4 (2.84%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.42%) X++
7 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.71%) Delphi
7 1 (0.71%) Python
7 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.09%) Degree
2 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.42%) CCA
3 2 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (1.42%) MCSA
3 2 (1.42%) MCSE
3 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.42%) VCAP
3 2 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.71%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.42%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.42%) Docker
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 18 (12.77%) Oracle
2 17 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.06%) SAP
3 13 (9.22%) hybris
4 9 (6.38%) IBM
5 7 (4.96%) JDA
6 6 (4.26%) Pega
6 6 (4.26%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.55%) Adobe
7 5 (3.55%) VMware
8 4 (2.84%) Citrix
8 4 (2.84%) Splunk
9 3 (2.13%) Lumesse
9 3 (2.13%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.42%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.71%) Borland
11 1 (0.71%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.71%) Embarcadero
11 1 (0.71%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.71%) WSO2