The median contractor rate for a Lead Solutions Architect was £600 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
Lead Solution Architect
UK / England
Rank 504 580 560
Rank change year-on-year +76 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 62 35 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.071% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.075% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 23
Median daily rate £600 £600 £548
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £550 £548
% change year-on-year +4.54% +0.45%  
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%  

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 27 March 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 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 +67 47 £600 -2.04% 4
South East +13 6 £625 +4.16%
West Midlands +18 4 £518 -5.90% 2
East of England -4 2 £650 +18.61%
South West -2 1 - -
North East -10 1 £438 +16.66%
Yorkshire - 1 £725 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Lead Solutions Architect
UK

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 51 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.63%) Microsoft
3 27 (23.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (17.70%) SQL Server
5 19 (16.81%) Office 365
6 18 (15.93%) SC Cleared
6 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
6 18 (15.93%) SharePoint
6 18 (15.93%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (15.04%) Dynamics CRM
7 17 (15.04%) CRM
7 17 (15.04%) Skype for Business
7 17 (15.04%) Skype
8 16 (14.16%) TOGAF
8 16 (14.16%) Finance
8 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (13.27%) Java
10 14 (12.39%) IT Strategy
11 12 (10.62%) Oracle
11 12 (10.62%) PRINCE2
11 12 (10.62%) Banking
12 9 (7.96%) Project Management
12 9 (7.96%) SAP
12 9 (7.96%) ERP
12 9 (7.96%) SWIFT
12 9 (7.96%) Docker
13 8 (7.08%) SDLC
13 8 (7.08%) SEPA
13 8 (7.08%) HTML5
13 8 (7.08%) HTML

Lead 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 18 (15.93%) SharePoint
2 17 (15.04%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.31%) Confluence
4 2 (1.77%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.88%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.88%) CMS
5 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (15.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.77%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.77%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.77%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.77%) SAP FI-AA
2 2 (1.77%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (1.77%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.88%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (16.81%) Office 365
3 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.65%) SaaS
5 2 (1.77%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.88%) IaaS
6 1 (0.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.04%) Skype
2 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.88%) Extranet
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.42%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.54%) MySQL
4 3 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.77%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.88%) Big Data
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) Essbase
6 1 (0.88%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.88%) OLAP
6 1 (0.88%) OLTP
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) JIRA
2 5 (4.42%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.42%) Selenium
3 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.88%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 16 (14.16%) Finance
2 12 (10.62%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.08%) HTML
1 8 (7.08%) HTML5
2 6 (5.31%) CSS
2 6 (5.31%) CSS3
2 6 (5.31%) JSON
2 6 (5.31%) Spring
2 6 (5.31%) Web Services
3 5 (4.42%) Django
4 4 (3.54%) Ajax
4 4 (3.54%) REST
4 4 (3.54%) SOAP
5 3 (2.65%) .NET
5 3 (2.65%) Java EE
6 2 (1.77%) RESTful
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.88%) J2EE
7 1 (0.88%) JSR 170
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.88%) OSGi
7 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) SWIFT
2 6 (5.31%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.42%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) CESG
5 1 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.88%) EPoS
5 1 (0.88%) Fintech
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Social Media
5 1 (0.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.19%) Linux
2 3 (2.65%) Android
2 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.65%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) CentOS
3 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.13%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.93%) Enterprise Architecture
3 17 (15.04%) CRM
4 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (14.16%) TOGAF
5 14 (12.39%) IT Strategy
6 12 (10.62%) PRINCE2
7 9 (7.96%) ERP
7 9 (7.96%) Project Management
8 8 (7.08%) SDLC
9 7 (6.19%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.19%) Scrum
10 6 (5.31%) Business Analysis
10 6 (5.31%) Knowledge Management
11 5 (4.42%) Data Governance
11 5 (4.42%) Data Security
11 5 (4.42%) Information Architecture
11 5 (4.42%) Information Management
11 5 (4.42%) Information Security
11 5 (4.42%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.27%) Java
2 6 (5.31%) Python
2 6 (5.31%) Ruby
3 5 (4.42%) Scala
4 2 (1.77%) Apple Swift
4 2 (1.77%) C#
4 2 (1.77%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) SC Cleared
1 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.19%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Degree
4 2 (1.77%) ISEB
4 2 (1.77%) VCAP
4 2 (1.77%) VCDX
4 2 (1.77%) VCP6
4 2 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.88%) CISSP
5 1 (0.88%) CLAS
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) SEPA
2 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) COBIT
3 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) GPG13
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (7.96%) Docker
2 4 (3.54%) LXC
3 2 (1.77%) vCloud
3 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.77%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.31%) Puppet
2 5 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.88%) Terraform
4 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (33.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) Oracle
3 9 (7.96%) SAP
4 6 (5.31%) Pega
5 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.54%) VMware
6 3 (2.65%) Bloomberg
6 3 (2.65%) Reuters
6 3 (2.65%) webMethods
7 2 (1.77%) CA
7 2 (1.77%) FXall
7 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe
8 1 (0.88%) Ariba
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco
8 1 (0.88%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.88%) HP
8 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.88%) NetApp
8 1 (0.88%) Software AG
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