Period
to 21 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 107 102
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 106 108 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.54% 2.15% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 2.28% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 77 74
East of England median daily rate £563 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £499 £450 £425
90th Percentile £738 £680 £599
England median daily rate £575 £569 £550
% change year-on-year +1.10% +3.41% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £75.00 £66.67 £60.00
% change year-on-year +12.49% +11.12% +9.09%

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 3,862 4,727 4,592
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.64% 94.03% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,360 2,749 2,686
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £206 £190 £213
90th Percentile £598 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 321 362
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.32 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.62% -3.78% -11.42%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.50 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.23% -1.58%

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +37 58 £550 +7.32% 6
Cambridgeshire -17 21 £613 +11.36% 13
Bedfordshire +1 13 £608 +6.11% 5
Norfolk -11 10 £513 +5.13% 1
Essex +13 2 £506 -23.58% 1
Suffolk +12 1 £350 -12.50%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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 39 (36.79%) Finance
2 33 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (20.75%) Oracle
4 21 (19.81%) AWS
5 17 (16.04%) Java
5 17 (16.04%) ERP
6 15 (14.15%) Technical Leadership
7 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (11.32%) SOA
8 12 (11.32%) SAP
8 12 (11.32%) Middleware
8 12 (11.32%) Project Delivery
9 11 (10.38%) Microservices
9 11 (10.38%) Migration
9 11 (10.38%) Retail
9 11 (10.38%) TOGAF
10 9 (8.49%) Project Management
10 9 (8.49%) .NET
11 8 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (6.60%) Manufacturing
12 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
13 6 (5.66%) Strategic Roadmap
13 6 (5.66%) Architecture Governance
13 6 (5.66%) CRM
13 6 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (5.66%) Workflow
13 6 (5.66%) Oracle ERP
13 6 (5.66%) Scrum
13 6 (5.66%) Mentoring

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 2 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.94%) Confluence
2 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.89%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.89%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.89%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.94%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.94%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.94%) SAP FI-AR
3 1 (0.94%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.94%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.94%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.94%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.81%) AWS
2 6 (5.66%) SaaS
3 5 (4.72%) Azure
4 4 (3.77%) Office 365
4 4 (3.77%) PaaS
4 4 (3.77%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (2.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.94%) Firewall
1 1 (0.94%) FTP
1 1 (0.94%) LAN
1 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) Amazon Athena
1 4 (3.77%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon QuickSight
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (0.94%) Big Data
2 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.94%) HBase
2 1 (0.94%) Impala
2 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.94%) Parquet
2 1 (0.94%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 39 (36.79%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Retail
3 7 (6.60%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (4.72%) Banking
5 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.89%) German Language
7 1 (0.94%) Back Office
7 1 (0.94%) Billing
7 1 (0.94%) Environmental Health
7 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.32%) Middleware
2 9 (8.49%) .NET
3 6 (5.66%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.83%) Web Services
5 2 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.89%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.89%) Kafka
5 2 (1.89%) React
5 2 (1.89%) Spring
6 1 (0.94%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Avro
6 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.94%) BAPI
6 1 (0.94%) JSON
6 1 (0.94%) Node.js
6 1 (0.94%) RESTful
6 1 (0.94%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.94%) SAPUI5
6 1 (0.94%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.83%) Biotechnology
2 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.94%) FMCG
4 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.94%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.94%) SCADA
4 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.72%) Windows
2 2 (1.89%) AIX
2 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.94%) Linux
3 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.94%) Unix
3 1 (0.94%) VMS
3 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.04%) ERP
3 15 (14.15%) Technical Leadership
4 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (11.32%) Project Delivery
5 12 (11.32%) SOA
6 11 (10.38%) Microservices
6 11 (10.38%) Migration
6 11 (10.38%) TOGAF
7 9 (8.49%) Project Management
8 8 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.66%) Architecture Governance
10 6 (5.66%) CRM
10 6 (5.66%) High Availability
10 6 (5.66%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.66%) Scrum
10 6 (5.66%) Strategic Roadmap
10 6 (5.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.04%) Java
2 3 (2.83%) Python
2 3 (2.83%) SQL
3 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.89%) VB
3 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (1.89%) PMP
2 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.89%) PMO
1 2 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.94%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) AirWatch
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.89%) MOM
2 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.94%) Oozie
Vendors
1 22 (20.75%) Oracle
2 12 (11.32%) SAP
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.77%) Talend
4 4 (3.77%) Workday
5 3 (2.83%) Ariba
5 3 (2.83%) Concur
5 3 (2.83%) IBM
6 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.94%) Cisco
7 1 (0.94%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.94%) hybris
7 1 (0.94%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.94%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.94%) NetApp
7 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.94%) Sybase
7 1 (0.94%) VMware
7 1 (0.94%) WorldPay