The median contractor rate for a .NET Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
.NET Solutions Architect
UK / England
Rank 553 599 578
Rank change year-on-year +46 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Solutions Architect 13 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.033% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.034% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 17
Median daily rate £588 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.81% +15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £506
% change year-on-year +15.78% -6.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

.NET Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET Solutions Architect in England

.NET Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Solutions Architect in England

.NET Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Solutions Architect in England

.NET Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Solutions Architect in England

.NET Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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
London +34 8 £600 - 2
Yorkshire +17 3 £550 +15.78%
East Midlands -4 1 £350 -
Midlands - 1 - -
.NET Solutions Architect
UK

.NET Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, .NET 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 England region featuring .NET Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 17 (53.13%) C#
4 16 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (31.25%) Web Services
8 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (25.00%) Finance
10 7 (21.88%) MVC
10 7 (21.88%) SAP
11 6 (18.75%) Oracle
11 6 (18.75%) SOAP
11 6 (18.75%) REST
11 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
12 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (15.63%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (15.63%) SQL
12 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (12.50%) TDD
13 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
13 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (12.50%) CMS
13 4 (12.50%) Scrum
13 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
13 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
13 4 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (12.50%) Sitecore

.NET Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 4 (12.50%) CMS
1 4 (12.50%) Drupal
1 4 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (12.50%) Umbraco
2 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 2 (6.25%) SAP HANA
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.13%) Big Data
5 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) DB2
5 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) Web Services
3 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 6 (18.75%) REST
3 6 (18.75%) SOAP
4 4 (12.50%) JSON
5 3 (9.38%) WCF
5 3 (9.38%) XML
6 1 (3.13%) Ajax
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.13%) Classic ASP
6 1 (3.13%) CSS
6 1 (3.13%) Django
6 1 (3.13%) HTML
6 1 (3.13%) HTML5
6 1 (3.13%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (3.13%) J2EE
6 1 (3.13%) JDBC
6 1 (3.13%) Node.js
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) DataPower
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) MVC
3 5 (15.63%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (12.50%) Scrum
4 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.50%) TDD
4 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) Document Management
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Service Design
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
6 2 (6.25%) UML
7 1 (3.13%) CRM
7 1 (3.13%) Data Management
7 1 (3.13%) Logistics
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) C#
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 3 (9.38%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) Scala
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) SAP
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle
4 4 (12.50%) Sitecore
5 2 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) IBM
6 1 (3.13%) Siebel
6 1 (3.13%) Teradata
6 1 (3.13%) TIBCO