Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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.

Senior Solution Architect
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 744 757
Rank change year-on-year -70 +13 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 34 88 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.098% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.10% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 65 83
England median daily rate £600 £550 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -12.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £484 £435 £500
90th Percentile £750 £690 £700
UK median daily rate £583 £560 £625
% change year-on-year +4.02% -10.40% +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,728 85,326 92,700
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,854 56,159 59,974
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,579 2,933 3,553
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Senior Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Solutions Architect in England

Senior Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Solutions Architect in England

Senior Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Solutions Architect in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Solutions Architect in England

Senior Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Solutions Architect in England

Senior 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 Senior Solutions Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 24 January 2018. 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
London -76 14 £650 +7.00% 19
North of England +30 8 £537 -2.45% 4
South East -31 6 £575 +9.52% 9
Midlands +4 3 £575 +2.68% 3
Yorkshire +3 3 £575 +4.55% 1
North East - 3 £493 - 1
East Midlands +6 2 £588 +3.07%
North West +1 2 £613 +8.89% 2
South West -1 2 - -
West Midlands +1 1 £575 +4.55% 3
East of England - 1 - - 1
Senior Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (26.47%) TOGAF
2 8 (23.53%) Finance
3 7 (20.59%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (17.65%) Data Management
4 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.71%) Middleware
5 5 (14.71%) CRM
5 5 (14.71%) SOA
5 5 (14.71%) Degree
5 5 (14.71%) IT Strategy
6 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.76%) ERP
6 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
6 4 (11.76%) UML
7 3 (8.82%) Java
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle
7 3 (8.82%) 3G
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) Retail
7 3 (8.82%) MVC
7 3 (8.82%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (8.82%) Financial Modelling
7 3 (8.82%) Data Architecture

Senior 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 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Lawson
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.94%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.94%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) IaaS
2 3 (8.82%) PaaS
2 3 (8.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) 3G
1 3 (8.82%) 4G
1 3 (8.82%) LTE
1 3 (8.82%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (5.88%) VXLAN
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Geospatial Data
1 3 (8.82%) Spatial Data
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.94%) HBase
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Billing
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
3 1 (2.94%) SOAP
3 1 (2.94%) Spark Streaming
3 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.94%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) TOGAF
2 7 (20.59%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (17.65%) Data Management
4 5 (14.71%) CRM
4 5 (14.71%) IT Strategy
4 5 (14.71%) SOA
5 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.76%) Data Modelling
5 4 (11.76%) ERP
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
5 4 (11.76%) UML
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Data Architecture
6 3 (8.82%) Data Governance
6 3 (8.82%) Financial Modelling
6 3 (8.82%) Information Architecture
6 3 (8.82%) MVC
6 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.88%) VCAP
2 2 (5.88%) VCDX
2 2 (5.88%) VCP6
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.94%) GDPR
2 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) Meraki
3 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Dell
4 1 (2.94%) EMC
4 1 (2.94%) F5
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) Infor
4 1 (2.94%) MapR
4 1 (2.94%) NetApp
4 1 (2.94%) Retek
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Siebel
4 1 (2.94%) Splunk
4 1 (2.94%) Teradata
4 1 (2.94%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.94%) Workday
4 1 (2.94%) WSO2