Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Senior Solution Architect
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 764 788
Rank change year-on-year +16 +24 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 64 93 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.092% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.096% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 56 43
England median daily rate £550 £556 £567
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.99% -2.03% +0.80%
10th Percentile £465 £425 £421
90th Percentile £654 £697 £723
UK median daily rate £550 £562 £567
% change year-on-year -2.09% -0.93% +3.09%
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 83964 96517 97431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.11% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54856 63568 61512
England median daily rate £443 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2652 2830 3808
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +1.74%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.53 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.52%

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 28 July 2017.

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 28 July 2017. 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 -1 21 £590 +4.89% 1
Midlands +40 19 £496 +0.23%
West Midlands +41 18 £496 +0.23%
South East +36 13 £606 +5.43% 1
North of England +67 6 £508 -9.73% 3
South West +1 3 £520 -8.57%
Yorkshire +29 2 £495 -20.80% 2
North West +28 2 £538 -4.40% 1
East of England -3 2 £550 +10.00%
North East - 2 £563 -
Senior Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, Senior 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 Senior Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 18 (28.13%) Configuration Management
2 17 (26.56%) Docker
3 16 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 16 (25.00%) Terraform
3 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (25.00%) Windows
3 16 (25.00%) Linux
3 16 (25.00%) Ruby
3 16 (25.00%) JIRA
4 15 (23.44%) Python
4 15 (23.44%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (23.44%) Confluence
4 15 (23.44%) Puppet
5 14 (21.88%) Bash Shell
5 14 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (21.88%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (21.88%) Ansible
5 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (21.88%) CentOS
6 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
7 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
9 8 (12.50%) Finance
9 8 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 6 (9.38%) Banking
10 6 (9.38%) CRM
10 6 (9.38%) Oracle
10 6 (9.38%) Microservices
11 5 (7.81%) Java
11 5 (7.81%) UML

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 15 (23.44%) Confluence
2 14 (21.88%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.56%) IIS
5 1 (1.56%) nginx
5 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.13%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.56%) BigMachines
2 1 (1.56%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.13%) PaaS
4 1 (1.56%) Force.com
4 1 (1.56%) IaaS
4 1 (1.56%) Office 365
4 1 (1.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) Network Security
2 1 (1.56%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.56%) NewSQL
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.56%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.56%) Selenium
2 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.81%) Marketing
4 4 (6.25%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Law
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) SOAP
2 3 (4.69%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (4.69%) JSON
3 2 (3.13%) Software Packaging
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (1.56%) Ajax
4 1 (1.56%) CSS
4 1 (1.56%) CSS3
4 1 (1.56%) Django
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) Kafka
4 1 (1.56%) Mason
4 1 (1.56%) Middleware
4 1 (1.56%) Node.js
4 1 (1.56%) REST
4 1 (1.56%) RESTful
4 1 (1.56%) Spring
4 1 (1.56%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.69%) Credit Risk
2 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) BYOD
3 2 (3.13%) Fintech
3 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.13%) Robotics
4 1 (1.56%) CESG
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.56%) Social Media
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Linux
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 14 (21.88%) CentOS
3 1 (1.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Configuration Management
2 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 6 (9.38%) CRM
5 6 (9.38%) Microservices
6 5 (7.81%) UML
7 4 (6.25%) Analytics
7 4 (6.25%) DevOps
7 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (6.25%) Logistics
7 4 (6.25%) TDD
8 3 (4.69%) ArchiMate
8 3 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (4.69%) Customer Analytics
8 3 (4.69%) Marketing Analytics
8 3 (4.69%) Prototyping
8 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.69%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) Ruby
2 15 (23.44%) Python
3 14 (21.88%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.81%) Java
5 1 (1.56%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.56%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) Scala
5 1 (1.56%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.56%) CISSP
4 1 (1.56%) CITP
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.56%) IISP
4 1 (1.56%) MBCS
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.56%) LXC
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (25.00%) Terraform
2 15 (23.44%) Puppet
3 14 (21.88%) Ansible
4 1 (1.56%) Ambari
4 1 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle
2 5 (7.81%) SAP
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Pega
4 3 (4.69%) IBM
4 3 (4.69%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.56%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.56%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.56%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.56%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.56%) Huawei
5 1 (1.56%) Nokia
5 1 (1.56%) Samsung
5 1 (1.56%) Siebel
5 1 (1.56%) Virgin Media
5 1 (1.56%) VMware