The median contractor rate for a Lead Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 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.

Lead Solution Architect
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 578 605
Rank change year-on-year +20 +27  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 36 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.089% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.094% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 19
England median daily rate £550 £558 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +1.36%  
10th Percentile £403 £462 £461
90th Percentile £650 £741 £676
UK median daily rate £550 £565 £550
% change year-on-year -2.65% +2.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 40963 46827 48392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.75% 95.00% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91483 109922 114749
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £256 £230
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4083 4735 7114
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.75 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Lead Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Solutions Architect in England

Lead Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Solutions Architect in England

Lead Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Solutions Architect in England

Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London -4 15 £525 -14.28% 2
North of England +59 11 £600 +21.21% 2
Midlands +18 9 £425 -29.16% 2
North West - 8 £600 -
East Midlands - 6 £410 - 1
Yorkshire +14 3 - - 2
West Midlands +21 2 £488 -18.75%
East of England - 1 - -
Lead Solutions Architect
UK

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 34 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.99%) Microsoft
3 26 (26.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
5 19 (19.59%) Office 365
6 18 (18.56%) SharePoint
7 17 (17.53%) Finance
7 17 (17.53%) Skype for Business
7 17 (17.53%) Skype
8 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
8 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared
8 13 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (11.34%) PRINCE2
9 11 (11.34%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (11.34%) IT Strategy
10 9 (9.28%) Retail
10 9 (9.28%) Oracle
10 9 (9.28%) Data Modelling
11 8 (8.25%) CRM
11 8 (8.25%) .NET
11 8 (8.25%) TOGAF
11 8 (8.25%) Dynamics CRM
11 8 (8.25%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (7.22%) High Availability
12 7 (7.22%) SOA
13 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
13 6 (6.19%) E-Commerce
13 6 (6.19%) Knowledge Management
13 6 (6.19%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (6.19%) Business Analysis

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 18 (18.56%) SharePoint
2 17 (17.53%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.15%) CMS
4 4 (4.12%) CoreMedia CMS
4 4 (4.12%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (4.12%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.12%) WinCC
5 3 (3.09%) Confluence
6 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.06%) SAS
7 1 (1.03%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.03%) FileNet
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (4.12%) Teamcenter
3 2 (2.06%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (1.03%) Magento
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.03%) Shopify
4 1 (1.03%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 26 (26.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (19.59%) Office 365
3 6 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.06%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.03%) IaaS
5 1 (1.03%) PaaS
5 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.53%) Skype
2 2 (2.06%) Extranet
2 2 (2.06%) Firewall
2 2 (2.06%) Intranet
3 1 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.03%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.03%) LAN
3 1 (1.03%) NAS
3 1 (1.03%) SAN
3 1 (1.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.06%) Big Data
3 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.06%) OLAP
3 2 (2.06%) OLTP
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.06%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.03%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) JIRA
2 1 (1.03%) JDeveloper
2 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.03%) Selenium
2 1 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 17 (17.53%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Retail
3 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 5 (5.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.03%) Advertising
5 1 (1.03%) Front Office
5 1 (1.03%) Games
5 1 (1.03%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.25%) .NET
2 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.09%) REST
3 3 (3.09%) SOAP
4 2 (2.06%) WCF
4 2 (2.06%) WF
4 2 (2.06%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (2.06%) XML
5 1 (1.03%) Ajax
5 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.03%) CSS
5 1 (1.03%) CSS3
5 1 (1.03%) Django
5 1 (1.03%) HTML
5 1 (1.03%) HTML5
5 1 (1.03%) JSON
5 1 (1.03%) Middleware
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.03%) Spring
5 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.06%) Contactless
4 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.03%) Clustering
5 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.03%) EPoS
5 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.03%) Online Games
5 1 (1.03%) PKI
5 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.03%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.12%) Linux
1 4 (4.12%) Windows
2 2 (2.06%) CentOS
3 1 (1.03%) Android
3 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (11.34%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (11.34%) IT Strategy
3 11 (11.34%) PRINCE2
4 9 (9.28%) Data Modelling
5 8 (8.25%) CRM
5 8 (8.25%) TOGAF
6 7 (7.22%) High Availability
6 7 (7.22%) SOA
7 6 (6.19%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.19%) Data Integration
7 6 (6.19%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.19%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (6.19%) SDLC
7 6 (6.19%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (5.15%) Data Security
8 5 (5.15%) Information Management
8 5 (5.15%) Information Security
8 5 (5.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.12%) Java
1 4 (4.12%) SQL
2 3 (3.09%) Python
2 3 (3.09%) Ruby
3 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.03%) C
4 1 (1.03%) C#
4 1 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
1 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) Degree
3 2 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.03%) CBAP
4 1 (1.03%) CCNA
4 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.03%) MCSE
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (1.03%) VCAP
4 1 (1.03%) VCDX
4 1 (1.03%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.06%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) COBIT
3 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) GDPR
3 1 (1.03%) GPG13
3 1 (1.03%) MiFID
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) Docker
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.03%) LXC
3 1 (1.03%) vCloud
3 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Puppet
2 2 (2.06%) Ansible
2 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.06%) Terraform
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (32.99%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.28%) Oracle
3 6 (6.19%) Pega
4 5 (5.15%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.12%) Adobe
5 4 (4.12%) Siemens
5 4 (4.12%) Sitecore
5 4 (4.12%) webMethods
6 3 (3.09%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.09%) Reuters
6 3 (3.09%) SAP
6 3 (3.09%) VMware
7 2 (2.06%) Cisco
7 2 (2.06%) FXall
7 2 (2.06%) IBM
7 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.03%) CyberArk
8 1 (1.03%) HP
8 1 (1.03%) IFS
8 1 (1.03%) Informatica
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