Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £630 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 65 83 109
Rank change year-on-year +18 +26 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2,394 1,357 922
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.37% 2.86% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.62% 3.09% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,588 934 605
10th Percentile £513 £450 £461
25th Percentile £563 £510 £510
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £630 £575 £600
Median % change year-on-year +9.57% -4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £725 £656 £675
90th Percentile £800 £725 £750
UK median daily rate £625 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +8.70% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
10th Percentile - £49.85 -
25th Percentile £56.50 £51.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate £59.00 £55.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.31% +30.59% -44.39%
75th Percentile £61.50 £66.25 £43.75
90th Percentile - £66.40 -
UK median hourly rate £59.00 £55.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +6.31% +30.59% -43.33%

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 66,205 43,976 39,315
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.24% 92.77% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,285 30,369 26,517
10th Percentile £313 £288 £255
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £644 £588 £575
90th Percentile £744 £679 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £485 £470
% change year-on-year +8.25% +3.19% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,790 1,458 1,354
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.40 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.33 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.51% +12.24% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £38.73
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.50 £52.21
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £22.00 £19.40
% change year-on-year +8.68% +13.40% +7.78%

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 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +24 1,327 £650 +8.33% 254
South East +8 296 £614 +11.59% 80
North of England +17 209 £625 +13.64% 67
Midlands -18 154 £625 +15.74% 47
West Midlands -4 132 £650 +18.18% 33
South West +8 129 £625 +5.77% 29
Yorkshire +18 105 £636 +10.65% 23
North West -4 101 £606 +21.25% 37
East of England -21 50 £650 +22.07% 22
East Midlands -42 20 £564 +22.55% 14
North East -11 6 £650 +13.04% 7
South Coast - 2 £800 -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following 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.

1 747 (31.20%) Azure
2 708 (29.57%) Agile
3 588 (24.56%) Finance
4 516 (21.55%) Social Skills
5 417 (17.42%) AWS
6 364 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 351 (14.66%) Microsoft
8 345 (14.41%) Microservices
9 338 (14.12%) DevOps
10 336 (14.04%) TOGAF
11 283 (11.82%) Migration
12 252 (10.53%) Retail
13 237 (9.90%) Enterprise Architecture
14 227 (9.48%) SAP
15 212 (8.86%) SaaS
16 207 (8.65%) Banking
17 189 (7.89%) PaaS
18 187 (7.81%) Security Cleared
19 180 (7.52%) Java
20 170 (7.10%) Oracle
20 170 (7.10%) CRM
21 166 (6.93%) SC Cleared
22 156 (6.52%) Analytics
22 156 (6.52%) IT Strategy
23 152 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
24 150 (6.27%) CI/CD
25 147 (6.14%) Public Sector
26 146 (6.10%) Data Modelling
27 140 (5.85%) Kubernetes
28 137 (5.72%) Business Intelligence

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 58 (2.42%) SharePoint
2 48 (2.01%) Confluence
3 23 (0.96%) Apache
4 20 (0.84%) CMS
5 18 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 13 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (0.50%) SAS
9 11 (0.46%) Camunda
10 10 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.42%) JBoss
11 8 (0.33%) Appian
11 8 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (0.33%) IIS
11 8 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.29%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.29%) ThingWorx
13 6 (0.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 16 (0.67%) MS Visio
2 12 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.21%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.084%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.042%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.84%) SAP S/4HANA
3 26 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
4 22 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.67%) Maximo
5 16 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 11 (0.46%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.33%) NetSuite
10 7 (0.29%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.29%) SAP SD
11 6 (0.25%) Findur
11 6 (0.25%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.25%) SAP IBP
11 6 (0.25%) SAP MM
12 5 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
12 5 (0.21%) Elite 3E
12 5 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 747 (31.20%) Azure
2 417 (17.42%) AWS
3 212 (8.86%) SaaS
4 189 (7.89%) PaaS
5 131 (5.47%) GCP
6 117 (4.89%) IaaS
7 96 (4.01%) Microsoft 365
8 95 (3.97%) Serverless
9 79 (3.30%) Power Platform
10 56 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
11 49 (2.05%) GitHub
12 40 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
13 38 (1.59%) Azure Logic Apps
14 37 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
15 33 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
16 31 (1.29%) PowerApps
17 29 (1.21%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 26 (1.09%) OpenShift
19 24 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
20 23 (0.96%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.84%) Firewall
2 30 (1.25%) Network Security
2 30 (1.25%) WAN
3 26 (1.09%) DNS
3 26 (1.09%) Internet
3 26 (1.09%) VPN
4 18 (0.75%) SD-WAN
5 15 (0.63%) LAN
6 14 (0.58%) LTE
6 14 (0.58%) SSL
7 13 (0.54%) MPLS
8 10 (0.42%) SAN
8 10 (0.42%) SMS
9 9 (0.38%) Wireless
10 8 (0.33%) DHCP
10 8 (0.33%) IPsec
10 8 (0.33%) MQTT
10 8 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (0.29%) HTTP
11 7 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (4.14%) Big Data
2 84 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 84 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 76 (3.17%) SQL Server
4 66 (2.76%) Data Lake
5 40 (1.67%) Power BI
6 34 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.38%) MongoDB
8 24 (1.00%) Metadata
9 23 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (0.84%) Hadoop
10 20 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 19 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
12 18 (0.75%) GIS
13 16 (0.67%) SAP HANA
14 13 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (0.54%) MySQL
15 12 (0.50%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.46%) Cloudera CDH
16 11 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 46 (1.92%) JIRA
3 38 (1.59%) PowerDesigner
4 25 (1.04%) Maven
5 23 (0.96%) Gradle
5 23 (0.96%) TeamCity
6 19 (0.79%) Git (software)
7 12 (0.50%) kappa
8 10 (0.42%) GitLab
9 9 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.13%) Bitbucket Server
11 3 (0.13%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.13%) Subversion
11 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.084%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.084%) ERwin
12 2 (0.084%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.084%) Selenium
13 1 (0.042%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 588 (24.56%) Finance
2 516 (21.55%) Social Skills
3 252 (10.53%) Retail
4 207 (8.65%) Banking
5 147 (6.14%) Public Sector
6 123 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
7 112 (4.68%) Telecoms
8 97 (4.05%) Marketing
9 82 (3.43%) Influencing Skills
10 77 (3.22%) Manufacturing
11 74 (3.09%) Presentation Skills
12 55 (2.30%) Legal
13 49 (2.05%) Front Office
14 45 (1.88%) Investment Banking
15 41 (1.71%) Billing
16 35 (1.46%) Electronics
16 35 (1.46%) Law
17 27 (1.13%) Automotive
18 23 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
19 22 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (5.26%) .NET
2 85 (3.55%) Kafka
3 75 (3.13%) REST
4 59 (2.46%) RESTful
5 50 (2.09%) JSON
6 48 (2.01%) XML
7 42 (1.75%) Middleware
8 41 (1.71%) SOAP
9 40 (1.67%) Web Services
10 33 (1.38%) Node.js
11 29 (1.21%) Spring
12 28 (1.17%) OAuth
13 25 (1.04%) .NET Core
14 22 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
15 20 (0.84%) AngularJS
15 20 (0.84%) Spring Boot
16 19 (0.79%) OpenID
17 17 (0.71%) HTML
17 17 (0.71%) SAML
18 15 (0.63%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 133 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 75 (3.13%) Cloud Native
3 74 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 60 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 56 (2.34%) Data Centre
5 56 (2.34%) User Experience
6 54 (2.26%) Legacy Systems
7 46 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 45 (1.88%) Virtual Team
9 44 (1.84%) Mobile App
10 39 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
11 36 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
12 34 (1.42%) IoT
13 28 (1.17%) Private Cloud
14 21 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
15 19 (0.79%) Data Structures
16 18 (0.75%) Renewable Energy
17 16 (0.67%) EPoS
17 16 (0.67%) Mainframe
17 16 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 119 (4.97%) Windows
2 70 (2.92%) Linux
3 38 (1.59%) Windows Server
4 26 (1.09%) Windows 10
5 21 (0.88%) Unix
6 18 (0.75%) VMS
7 6 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.21%) Android
8 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.17%) Solaris
9 4 (0.17%) zOS
10 3 (0.13%) AIX
10 3 (0.13%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.084%) CentOS
11 2 (0.084%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.042%) Debian
12 1 (0.042%) HPUX
12 1 (0.042%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.042%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (29.57%) Agile
2 364 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 345 (14.41%) Microservices
4 338 (14.12%) DevOps
5 336 (14.04%) TOGAF
6 283 (11.82%) Migration
7 237 (9.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 170 (7.10%) CRM
9 156 (6.52%) Analytics
9 156 (6.52%) IT Strategy
10 152 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
11 150 (6.27%) CI/CD
12 146 (6.10%) Data Modelling
13 137 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
14 132 (5.51%) SDLC
15 131 (5.47%) Architectural Design
16 120 (5.01%) Data Architecture
17 119 (4.97%) E-Commerce
18 116 (4.85%) ITIL
18 116 (4.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 180 (7.52%) Java
2 122 (5.10%) SQL
3 70 (2.92%) C#
4 68 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 66 (2.76%) Python
6 47 (1.96%) C
7 26 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 16 (0.67%) Scala
9 14 (0.58%) Bash
10 11 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.42%) R
12 8 (0.33%) C++
12 8 (0.33%) PHP
13 6 (0.25%) Perl
13 6 (0.25%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.21%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.17%) ABAP
15 4 (0.17%) Ada
15 4 (0.17%) Ruby
15 4 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 187 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 166 (6.93%) SC Cleared
3 105 (4.39%) Degree
4 68 (2.84%) TOGAF Certification
5 39 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.00%) AWS Certification
8 19 (0.79%) CCIE
9 16 (0.67%) CISSP
9 16 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (0.63%) CCNP
11 13 (0.54%) CCNA
12 12 (0.50%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.33%) MCSE
15 6 (0.25%) CCIE Service Provider
16 5 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 4 (0.17%) CCIE Security
17 4 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.38%) GDPR
2 43 (1.80%) QA
3 40 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 25 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.79%) ISO 20022
6 18 (0.75%) COBIT
7 17 (0.71%) NIST
8 11 (0.46%) Accessibility
8 11 (0.46%) PMO
9 10 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.33%) SOC 2
11 7 (0.29%) SEPA
12 6 (0.25%) GRC
13 4 (0.17%) IFRS
13 4 (0.17%) IFRS 9
13 4 (0.17%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.13%) COSO
14 3 (0.13%) Def Stans
14 3 (0.13%) NCSC
14 3 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 114 (4.76%) Docker
2 64 (2.67%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.21%) vCloud
7 5 (0.21%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.17%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.17%) vSphere
9 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.084%) GFS2
10 2 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.042%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 140 (5.85%) Kubernetes
2 53 (2.21%) Terraform
3 25 (1.04%) Ansible
4 24 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
5 20 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (0.67%) SCCM
7 8 (0.33%) Istio
7 8 (0.33%) Kibana
7 8 (0.33%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.25%) Grafana
10 5 (0.21%) logstash
10 5 (0.21%) Puppet
10 5 (0.21%) vRealize
11 4 (0.17%) Nagios
12 3 (0.13%) CASB
12 3 (0.13%) SCOM
12 3 (0.13%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.084%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.084%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 351 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 227 (9.48%) SAP
3 170 (7.10%) Oracle
4 107 (4.47%) Salesforce.com
5 76 (3.17%) Google
6 69 (2.88%) Databricks
7 66 (2.76%) MuleSoft
8 50 (2.09%) BiZZdesign
9 49 (2.05%) VMware
10 36 (1.50%) IBM
11 31 (1.29%) Cisco
12 30 (1.25%) hybris
13 29 (1.21%) Citrix
14 27 (1.13%) ServiceNow
15 25 (1.04%) Pega
16 24 (1.00%) Informatica
16 24 (1.00%) Splunk
17 23 (0.96%) Cloudera
18 21 (0.88%) F5
18 21 (0.88%) Red Hat