Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Solution Architect
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 114 105
Rank change year-on-year -39 -9 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1708 2124 2229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.80% 2.17% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.29% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1119 1413 1424
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +2.19%
10th Percentile £431 £413 £413
90th Percentile £690 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £520
% change year-on-year +2.33% +3.37% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 16
England median hourly rate £59.50 £55.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +19.57% +4.60%
10th Percentile £50.80 £44.62 £33.14
90th Percentile £59.90 £91.50 £62.52
UK median hourly rate £58.50 £50.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +17.00% +8.70% +4.60%

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 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in England

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in England

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in England

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 Solutions Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in England

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 Solutions Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 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 -65 708 £575 - 93
South East -11 333 £538 +7.50% 26
North of England +40 243 £525 +5.00% 30
Midlands -10 208 £525 - 20
East of England -14 123 £500 +2.04% 12
North West +28 112 £525 +5.00% 14
West Midlands +7 105 £525 +2.44% 18
Yorkshire +22 101 £545 +3.81% 14
East Midlands -12 89 £525 -4.55% 1
South West -15 76 £525 +5.00% 6
North East +30 28 £520 +16.85% 2
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 431 (25.23%) Finance
2 429 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (16.74%) TOGAF
4 251 (14.70%) Microsoft
5 246 (14.40%) SOA
6 213 (12.47%) Java
7 197 (11.53%) SAP
8 180 (10.54%) Enterprise Architecture
9 178 (10.42%) Oracle
10 176 (10.30%) Retail
11 175 (10.25%) Amazon AWS
12 169 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
13 153 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 142 (8.31%) Migration
15 141 (8.26%) CRM
16 140 (8.20%) Web Services
17 125 (7.32%) Analytics
18 122 (7.14%) Microservices
19 118 (6.91%) .NET
19 118 (6.91%) ERP
20 114 (6.67%) Banking
21 111 (6.50%) SaaS
22 100 (5.85%) Scrum
22 100 (5.85%) Data Modelling
23 99 (5.80%) PaaS
23 99 (5.80%) REST
23 99 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
24 98 (5.74%) E-Commerce
25 97 (5.68%) Mentoring
26 96 (5.62%) DevOps

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 33 (1.93%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.81%) CMS
2 31 (1.81%) WebSphere
3 25 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 23 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 21 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 17 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 15 (0.88%) Confluence
8 15 (0.88%) JBoss
8 15 (0.88%) WildFly
9 14 (0.82%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.53%) Documentum
10 9 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 11 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 50 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (1.05%) Teamcenter
4 14 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
5 12 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
6 11 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.53%) Maximo
7 9 (0.53%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.53%) SAP SD
8 8 (0.47%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.47%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.47%) SAP IS-U
9 7 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.41%) SAP HR
9 7 (0.41%) SAP WM
10 6 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.29%) Magento
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 175 (10.25%) Amazon AWS
2 169 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (6.50%) SaaS
4 99 (5.80%) PaaS
5 86 (5.04%) IaaS
6 70 (4.10%) Office 365
7 23 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.82%) iPaaS
10 13 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
11 11 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.59%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
14 8 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 7 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
16 6 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.34%) Firewall
1 40 (2.34%) Internet
2 27 (1.58%) LAN
2 27 (1.58%) WAN
3 22 (1.29%) VPN
4 20 (1.17%) HTTP
5 18 (1.05%) VoIP
6 16 (0.94%) DNS
6 16 (0.94%) TCP/IP
7 14 (0.82%) MPLS
8 12 (0.70%) NetScaler
8 12 (0.70%) SSL
9 11 (0.64%) Network Security
9 11 (0.64%) SMS
10 10 (0.59%) Intranet
10 10 (0.59%) LDAP
11 9 (0.53%) Skype
12 8 (0.47%) Wireless
13 7 (0.41%) Extranet
13 7 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.16%) Big Data
2 57 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (3.28%) SQL Server
4 48 (2.81%) Hadoop
5 44 (2.58%) Relational Database
6 41 (2.40%) NoSQL
7 35 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 25 (1.46%) Oracle Database
9 20 (1.17%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.11%) MySQL
11 18 (1.05%) Apache Hive
12 17 (1.00%) HBase
13 13 (0.76%) DB2
14 11 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.64%) OLTP
14 11 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
15 10 (0.59%) QlikView
15 10 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 25 (1.46%) JIRA
2 18 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 14 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.41%) Selenium
5 7 (0.41%) Subversion
6 6 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.23%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.23%) ERwin
7 4 (0.23%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.18%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.18%) GitLab
8 3 (0.18%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.18%) MorphX
8 3 (0.18%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.12%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.12%) XMLSpy
General
1 431 (25.23%) Finance
2 176 (10.30%) Retail
3 114 (6.67%) Banking
4 75 (4.39%) Marketing
5 57 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.87%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.64%) Billing
8 18 (1.05%) Aerospace
9 17 (1.00%) Advertising
9 17 (1.00%) Back Office
10 16 (0.94%) Electronics
10 16 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 16 (0.94%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.76%) Law
12 12 (0.70%) Automotive
12 12 (0.70%) Local Government
13 11 (0.64%) Legal
14 7 (0.41%) Publishing
15 6 (0.35%) Front Office
16 5 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (8.20%) Web Services
2 118 (6.91%) .NET
3 99 (5.80%) REST
4 62 (3.63%) SOAP
5 56 (3.28%) Middleware
6 48 (2.81%) Spring
7 46 (2.69%) JSON
8 45 (2.63%) HTML
9 42 (2.46%) RESTful
10 40 (2.34%) Kafka
11 34 (1.99%) Node.js
12 33 (1.93%) XML
13 32 (1.87%) J2EE
14 24 (1.41%) CSS
15 23 (1.35%) HTML5
16 22 (1.29%) AngularJS
16 22 (1.29%) Java EE
17 21 (1.23%) JMS
18 16 (0.94%) CSS3
18 16 (0.94%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.16%) Data Centre
3 40 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
4 36 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 31 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 29 (1.70%) User Experience
7 28 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (1.23%) Social Media
9 21 (1.23%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.05%) Public Cloud
11 17 (1.00%) Private Cloud
12 16 (0.94%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.70%) PKI
14 11 (0.64%) NHS
15 9 (0.53%) EPoS
15 9 (0.53%) Fintech
15 9 (0.53%) FMCG
16 8 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 91 (5.33%) Windows
2 61 (3.57%) Linux
3 30 (1.76%) Windows Server
4 26 (1.52%) Unix
5 16 (0.94%) Android
5 16 (0.94%) Windows 10
5 16 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.64%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.35%) Solaris
10 6 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.29%) AIX
12 4 (0.23%) SUSE
13 3 (0.18%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.18%) VME
13 3 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.18%) zOS
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (25.12%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (16.74%) TOGAF
3 246 (14.40%) SOA
4 180 (10.54%) Enterprise Architecture
5 153 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 142 (8.31%) Migration
7 141 (8.26%) CRM
8 125 (7.32%) Analytics
9 122 (7.14%) Microservices
10 118 (6.91%) ERP
11 100 (5.85%) Data Modelling
11 100 (5.85%) Scrum
12 99 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
13 98 (5.74%) E-Commerce
14 97 (5.68%) Mentoring
15 96 (5.62%) DevOps
16 92 (5.39%) IT Strategy
17 83 (4.86%) UML
18 77 (4.51%) Project Management
19 76 (4.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 213 (12.47%) Java
2 84 (4.92%) SQL
3 57 (3.34%) C#
4 39 (2.28%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.41%) Python
6 16 (0.94%) Apex Code
7 15 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 14 (0.82%) Scala
9 13 (0.76%) C
10 12 (0.70%) PHP
10 12 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 12 (0.70%) Ruby
11 10 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.47%) ABAP
12 8 (0.47%) VB
13 7 (0.41%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.41%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.29%) C++
14 5 (0.29%) R
14 5 (0.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 95 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 73 (4.27%) Degree
3 56 (3.28%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.76%) MCSE
8 10 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.53%) CCIE
9 9 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.47%) CCNA
11 7 (0.41%) CCNP
11 7 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.35%) VCAP
12 6 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.23%) VCP6
14 3 (0.18%) CCA
14 3 (0.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.93%) QA
2 27 (1.58%) GDPR
3 25 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.64%) COBIT
6 6 (0.35%) MiFID
6 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.35%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.23%) EMIR
7 4 (0.23%) SEPA
8 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.18%) GCP
8 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.18%) PMO
8 3 (0.18%) PSD2
8 3 (0.18%) SLA
9 2 (0.12%) IFRS
9 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.059%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 74 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 48 (2.81%) Docker
3 32 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.70%) XenDesktop
6 11 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.53%) XenApp
8 9 (0.53%) XenServer
9 8 (0.47%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.41%) HDFS
10 7 (0.41%) vSphere
11 6 (0.35%) LXC
12 3 (0.18%) vCloud
12 3 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.12%) KVM
13 2 (0.12%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.059%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 16 (0.94%) Puppet
2 14 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.76%) SCCM
4 7 (0.41%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.35%) Ansible
5 6 (0.35%) Terraform
6 5 (0.29%) RSA Archer
7 4 (0.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 4 (0.23%) Oozie
7 4 (0.23%) vRealize
8 3 (0.18%) CloudForms
8 3 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.18%) SCOM
8 3 (0.18%) TrustSec
8 3 (0.18%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.12%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.12%) Mesos
9 2 (0.12%) Rancher
Vendors
1 251 (14.70%) Microsoft
2 197 (11.53%) SAP
3 178 (10.42%) Oracle
4 56 (3.28%) VMware
5 55 (3.22%) Salesforce.com
6 47 (2.75%) IBM
7 38 (2.22%) Cisco
8 28 (1.64%) Adobe
9 25 (1.46%) Citrix
10 21 (1.23%) hybris
11 17 (1.00%) Google
11 17 (1.00%) Teradata
12 16 (0.94%) Pega
13 15 (0.88%) Informatica
13 15 (0.88%) MuleSoft
13 15 (0.88%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.82%) ATG
14 14 (0.82%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.82%) Siemens
14 14 (0.82%) Workday