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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / East of England
Rank 49 48 38
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 85 81 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.99% 3.30% 4.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.18% 3.42% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 50 96
Median daily rate £525 £475 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -12.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £413 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £709 £591 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

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 2035 2368 2531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.54% 96.38% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1381 1421
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 250
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.83 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Cambridgeshire -3 22 £450 -5.85% 4
Bedfordshire +16 21 £525 -16.00% 2
Norfolk +17 19 £590 -
Hertfordshire -9 16 £600 +26.31%
Essex -11 4 £350 -
Suffolk 0 3 £725 +38.09% 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 63 (40.13%) SOA
2 38 (24.20%) .NET
2 38 (24.20%) Finance
3 36 (22.93%) TOGAF
3 36 (22.93%) Java
4 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (21.66%) Enterprise Architecture
6 29 (18.47%) OO
7 26 (16.56%) Web Services
8 25 (15.92%) Retail
9 23 (14.65%) J2EE
10 21 (13.38%) Technical Architecture
11 19 (12.10%) Adobe
11 19 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (10.83%) SAP
13 16 (10.19%) Information Security
13 16 (10.19%) Spring
14 15 (9.55%) Degree
14 15 (9.55%) Zachman Framework
14 15 (9.55%) CRM
14 15 (9.55%) E-Commerce
15 14 (8.92%) HTML
15 14 (8.92%) JavaScript
15 14 (8.92%) Marketing
16 13 (8.28%) Apache Flex
16 13 (8.28%) Analytics
16 13 (8.28%) SQL
16 13 (8.28%) Oracle
16 13 (8.28%) ASP.NET
16 13 (8.28%) Microsoft

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (4.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (3.18%) CMS
3 5 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.91%) Alfresco
5 2 (1.27%) Documentum
5 2 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.64%) JBoss
6 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (7.01%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (2.55%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (1.91%) SDL Web 8
3 3 (1.91%) Unica
4 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.64%) assyst
5 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.64%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.64%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.91%) SaaS
2 3 (1.91%) Silverpop
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.64%) IaaS
4 1 (0.64%) PaaS
4 1 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.10%) Firewall
2 6 (3.82%) Internet
2 6 (3.82%) SMS
3 5 (3.18%) IPv4
3 5 (3.18%) Network Security
4 4 (2.55%) HTTP
5 2 (1.27%) LAN
5 2 (1.27%) NAS
5 2 (1.27%) SAN
5 2 (1.27%) WAN
6 1 (0.64%) Telepresence
6 1 (0.64%) VPN
6 1 (0.64%) Wireless
6 1 (0.64%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.01%) Big Data
3 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.64%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.27%) Ant
2 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.27%) Rational Rose
2 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.64%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.64%) JBehave
3 1 (0.64%) JUnit
3 1 (0.64%) Redmine
3 1 (0.64%) Selenium
General
1 38 (24.20%) Finance
2 25 (15.92%) Retail
3 14 (8.92%) Marketing
4 7 (4.46%) Banking
5 6 (3.82%) Legal
6 5 (3.18%) Billing
7 4 (2.55%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) French Language
8 1 (0.64%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (24.20%) .NET
2 26 (16.56%) Web Services
3 23 (14.65%) J2EE
4 16 (10.19%) Spring
5 14 (8.92%) HTML
6 13 (8.28%) Apache Flex
6 13 (8.28%) ASP.NET
6 13 (8.28%) Hibernate
7 8 (5.10%) Java EE
8 5 (3.18%) JMS
8 5 (3.18%) Visualforce
8 5 (3.18%) WPF
9 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.55%) JPA
9 4 (2.55%) Middleware
9 4 (2.55%) REST
10 3 (1.91%) EJB
10 3 (1.91%) JDBC
10 3 (1.91%) RESTful
10 3 (1.91%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (3.82%) Social Media
1 6 (3.82%) Virtual Team
2 5 (3.18%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.91%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.27%) Clustering
4 2 (1.27%) FMCG
4 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.27%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.64%) BYOD
5 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.82%) Windows
2 4 (2.55%) VMS
3 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.64%) Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Unix
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (40.13%) SOA
2 36 (22.93%) TOGAF
3 35 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (21.66%) Enterprise Architecture
5 29 (18.47%) OO
6 21 (13.38%) Technical Architecture
7 19 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (10.19%) Information Security
9 15 (9.55%) CRM
9 15 (9.55%) E-Commerce
9 15 (9.55%) Zachman Framework
10 13 (8.28%) Analytics
11 12 (7.64%) UML
12 11 (7.01%) Waterfall
13 9 (5.73%) Content Management
14 8 (5.10%) Logistics
14 8 (5.10%) Microservices
14 8 (5.10%) MVC
14 8 (5.10%) Scrum
15 7 (4.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.93%) Java
2 14 (8.92%) JavaScript
3 13 (8.28%) SQL
4 8 (5.10%) C#
5 5 (3.18%) Apex Code
5 5 (3.18%) Delphi
6 4 (2.55%) C++
6 4 (2.55%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (9.55%) Degree
2 3 (1.91%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.27%) SEPA
2 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.27%) Docker
3 2 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (12.10%) Adobe
2 17 (10.83%) SAP
3 13 (8.28%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.28%) Oracle
4 8 (5.10%) hybris
5 7 (4.46%) Forcepoint
5 7 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.46%) VMware
6 6 (3.82%) JDA
7 5 (3.18%) Borland
7 5 (3.18%) Embarcadero
7 5 (3.18%) IBM
8 3 (1.91%) Pega
9 2 (1.27%) Citrix
9 2 (1.27%) EMC
9 2 (1.27%) Splunk
10 1 (0.64%) Cisco
10 1 (0.64%) Lumesse
10 1 (0.64%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.64%) WSO2