Period
to 24 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 98 104
Rank change year-on-year +20 +6 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,732 787 1,991
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.06% 2.36% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 2.52% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,194 515 1,317
10th Percentile £464 £434 £450
25th Percentile £513 £503 £506
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £580 £575
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.87% +0.88%
75th Percentile £675 £675 £645
90th Percentile £738 £750 £713
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 8
10th Percentile £50.40 £87.65 £40.55
25th Percentile £52.00 £87.88 £54.94
Median hourly rate £55.50 £89.50 £67.50
Median % change year-on-year -37.99% +32.59% -6.90%
75th Percentile £66.38 £91.63 £78.10
90th Percentile £66.90 £92.15 £80.25
UK median hourly rate £55.50 £89.50 £67.50
% change year-on-year -37.99% +32.59% -6.90%

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 52,686 31,219 79,149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 93.52% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,561 21,117 53,568
10th Percentile £300 £263 £273
25th Percentile £400 £375 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,718 1,032 2,432
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.61 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.09 £13.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £43.00 £42.39 £43.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £52.24
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +6.95% +6.86%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in England

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in England.

Daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in England

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in England

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in England.

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 24 July 2021. 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 +54 914 £600 -4.00% 215
South East -15 199 £575 +8.75% 70
North of England -12 162 £563 -6.25% 93
Midlands +36 148 £550 +10.00% 75
South West +16 108 £586 +2.99% 29
West Midlands +32 102 £550 +15.79% 56
North West -13 74 £540 -10.00% 42
Yorkshire +13 73 £575 - 37
East of England +16 66 £533 -10.13% 20
East Midlands +7 47 £510 -2.81% 18
North East -6 15 £575 +4.07% 14
South Coast - 1 £600 -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 535 (30.89%) Azure
2 454 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (21.19%) AWS
4 327 (18.88%) Social Skills
5 319 (18.42%) Finance
6 272 (15.70%) TOGAF
7 262 (15.13%) Microservices
8 239 (13.80%) Enterprise Architecture
9 231 (13.34%) Microsoft
10 219 (12.64%) DevOps
11 208 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 205 (11.84%) Migration
13 190 (10.97%) Security Cleared
14 184 (10.62%) Java
15 179 (10.33%) Retail
16 159 (9.18%) Banking
17 155 (8.95%) SC Cleared
18 147 (8.49%) Oracle
19 144 (8.31%) PaaS
20 138 (7.97%) CRM
21 137 (7.91%) SAP
21 137 (7.91%) SaaS
22 132 (7.62%) Salesforce.com
23 129 (7.45%) Data Modelling
24 114 (6.58%) SQL
25 110 (6.35%) E-Commerce
25 110 (6.35%) Big Data
25 110 (6.35%) Analytics
26 107 (6.18%) GCP
26 107 (6.18%) Public Sector

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 43 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.14%) Confluence
3 26 (1.50%) CMS
4 15 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (0.81%) Apache
5 14 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 14 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 12 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (0.40%) IBM Domino
9 7 (0.40%) JBoss
10 6 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.35%) Liferay
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Fuse
10 6 (0.35%) SAS
11 5 (0.29%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.23%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.058%) Revit
Business Applications
1 27 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 9 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.52%) SAP Retail
5 7 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (0.35%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
7 5 (0.29%) BASE24
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.29%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.23%) SAP CAR
8 4 (0.23%) SAP MDG
8 4 (0.23%) Shopify
9 3 (0.17%) Magento
9 3 (0.17%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 535 (30.89%) Azure
2 367 (21.19%) AWS
3 144 (8.31%) PaaS
4 137 (7.91%) SaaS
5 107 (6.18%) GCP
6 105 (6.06%) IaaS
7 92 (5.31%) Serverless
8 73 (4.21%) Microsoft 365
9 59 (3.41%) Power Platform
10 43 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
11 42 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
12 40 (2.31%) Azure Data Factory
13 36 (2.08%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 35 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
15 31 (1.79%) Amazon S3
16 28 (1.62%) iPaaS
17 26 (1.50%) GitHub
18 25 (1.44%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 18 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
19 18 (1.04%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.96%) WAN
2 31 (1.79%) Firewall
3 29 (1.67%) LAN
4 23 (1.33%) DNS
4 23 (1.33%) SAN
5 21 (1.21%) VoIP
6 18 (1.04%) NAS
7 14 (0.81%) Internet
7 14 (0.81%) SSL
8 13 (0.75%) Network Security
9 11 (0.64%) Unified Communications
9 11 (0.64%) VPN
10 9 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (0.52%) FCoE
10 9 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (0.52%) iSCSI
10 9 (0.52%) Multicast
11 8 (0.46%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.46%) HTTP
11 8 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (6.35%) Big Data
2 75 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (3.87%) Data Lake
4 64 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 45 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 42 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 39 (2.25%) Power BI
8 32 (1.85%) Hadoop
8 32 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 29 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 25 (1.44%) Metadata
11 23 (1.33%) Oracle Database
11 23 (1.33%) RDBMS
12 16 (0.92%) MySQL
13 15 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
15 13 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (0.69%) Tableau
17 11 (0.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (3.23%) JIRA
2 51 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 45 (2.60%) PowerDesigner
4 26 (1.50%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.92%) kappa
5 16 (0.92%) Maven
6 10 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.40%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.35%) Gradle
9 5 (0.29%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.29%) GitLab
10 4 (0.23%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.17%) Bitbucket Server
11 3 (0.17%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.12%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.12%) Selenium
12 2 (0.12%) Subversion
12 2 (0.12%) Terragrunt
General
1 327 (18.88%) Social Skills
2 319 (18.42%) Finance
3 179 (10.33%) Retail
4 159 (9.18%) Banking
5 107 (6.18%) Public Sector
6 86 (4.97%) Telecoms
7 80 (4.62%) Marketing
8 77 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
9 59 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
10 52 (3.00%) Presentation Skills
11 41 (2.37%) Manufacturing
12 33 (1.91%) Documentation Skills
13 29 (1.67%) Retail Banking
14 27 (1.56%) Billing
15 25 (1.44%) Investment Banking
16 24 (1.39%) Electronics
17 14 (0.81%) Automotive
18 13 (0.75%) Legal
19 12 (0.69%) General Ledger
20 9 (0.52%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (5.43%) .NET
2 85 (4.91%) REST
3 75 (4.33%) Web Services
4 65 (3.75%) Middleware
5 63 (3.64%) SOAP
6 37 (2.14%) Kafka
6 37 (2.14%) Node.js
7 36 (2.08%) Spring
8 35 (2.02%) Spring Boot
9 33 (1.91%) RESTful
10 32 (1.85%) HTML
11 31 (1.79%) JSON
12 25 (1.44%) J2EE
12 25 (1.44%) XML
13 23 (1.33%) AngularJS
13 23 (1.33%) React
14 22 (1.27%) JMS
15 21 (1.21%) OAuth
15 21 (1.21%) OpenID
15 21 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 70 (4.04%) Cloud Native
2 68 (3.93%) Public Cloud
3 51 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 50 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 48 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (2.08%) Legacy Systems
7 35 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 33 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (1.67%) User Experience
10 28 (1.62%) Virtual Team
11 22 (1.27%) Legacy Applications
12 21 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
13 20 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
14 18 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (0.69%) Clustering
15 12 (0.69%) PKI
16 11 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 9 (0.52%) Cybercrime
17 9 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
17 9 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 79 (4.56%) Windows
2 67 (3.87%) Linux
3 12 (0.69%) Solaris
4 9 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.40%) Unix
5 7 (0.40%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.23%) AIX
7 4 (0.23%) Debian
8 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.058%) Android
9 1 (0.058%) CentOS
9 1 (0.058%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.058%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (15.70%) TOGAF
3 262 (15.13%) Microservices
4 239 (13.80%) Enterprise Architecture
5 219 (12.64%) DevOps
6 208 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
7 205 (11.84%) Migration
8 138 (7.97%) CRM
9 129 (7.45%) Data Modelling
10 110 (6.35%) Analytics
10 110 (6.35%) E-Commerce
11 106 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
12 100 (5.77%) SOA
13 99 (5.72%) Scrum
13 99 (5.72%) SDLC
14 96 (5.54%) ERP
15 93 (5.37%) Project Delivery
16 92 (5.31%) ArchiMate
17 89 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
18 86 (4.97%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 184 (10.62%) Java
2 114 (6.58%) SQL
3 75 (4.33%) JavaScript
4 45 (2.60%) Python
5 40 (2.31%) PowerShell
6 38 (2.19%) C#
7 18 (1.04%) C
8 17 (0.98%) Bash Shell
9 12 (0.69%) Go
10 11 (0.64%) PHP
11 9 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.46%) Java 8
12 8 (0.46%) Scala
13 7 (0.40%) Perl
14 6 (0.35%) Ada
14 6 (0.35%) C++
15 5 (0.29%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.29%) Groovy
15 5 (0.29%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 190 (10.97%) Security Cleared
2 155 (8.95%) SC Cleared
3 61 (3.52%) Degree
3 61 (3.52%) TOGAF Certification
4 46 (2.66%) DV Cleared
5 25 (1.44%) AWS Certification
6 18 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (0.92%) CCNA
8 9 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.40%) CISSP
9 7 (0.40%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.35%) CCNP
11 5 (0.29%) CISA
12 4 (0.23%) CISM
13 3 (0.17%) ISEB
13 3 (0.17%) SAFe Agilist
14 2 (0.12%) Chartered Engineer
14 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.42%) GDPR
2 34 (1.96%) QA
3 23 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.87%) COBIT
6 9 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.52%) SEPA
7 7 (0.40%) NIST
7 7 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.29%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.29%) SLA
9 4 (0.23%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.23%) PSD2
10 3 (0.17%) Accessibility
10 3 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
10 3 (0.17%) IFRS
10 3 (0.17%) NCSC
11 2 (0.12%) GMP
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 72 (4.16%) Docker
2 60 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 40 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.64%) SRDF
5 10 (0.58%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.52%) KVM
6 9 (0.52%) NFS
6 9 (0.52%) Xen
7 8 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.35%) RACF
8 6 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.23%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.058%) vCloud
11 1 (0.058%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.058%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 81 (4.68%) Kubernetes
2 65 (3.75%) Terraform
3 30 (1.73%) Ansible
4 24 (1.39%) Puppet
5 21 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.35%) SCCM
8 4 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 3 (0.17%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.12%) Packer
10 2 (0.12%) SCOM
11 1 (0.058%) CASB
11 1 (0.058%) IBM BigFix
11 1 (0.058%) Istio
11 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.058%) Nessus
11 1 (0.058%) Netcool
11 1 (0.058%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 231 (13.34%) Microsoft
2 147 (8.49%) Oracle
3 137 (7.91%) SAP
4 132 (7.62%) Salesforce.com
5 71 (4.10%) Google
6 67 (3.87%) VMware
7 57 (3.29%) Databricks
8 48 (2.77%) IBM
9 46 (2.66%) MuleSoft
10 43 (2.48%) BiZZdesign
11 32 (1.85%) Cisco
12 23 (1.33%) ServiceNow
13 15 (0.87%) Workday
14 14 (0.81%) Cloudera
14 14 (0.81%) Dell
14 14 (0.81%) hybris
15 13 (0.75%) CyberArk
16 12 (0.69%) EMC
16 12 (0.69%) Sparx
17 11 (0.64%) Red Hat