Period
to 25 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 118 133
Rank change year-on-year +11 +15 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,344 1,940 1,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.18% 2.15% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 2.27% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 1,282 1,204
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £461 £453 £450
90th Percentile £750 £700 £694
UK median daily rate £575 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 10
England median hourly rate £62.92 £52.50 £80.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.85% -34.97% +24.20%
10th Percentile £30.65 £35.00 £58.41
90th Percentile £82.50 £80.62 £82.28
UK median hourly rate £62.92 £58.75 £76.62
% change year-on-year +7.10% -23.32% +17.87%

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 58,025 85,322 87,159
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 94.75% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,940 57,119 58,417
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,278 2,595 2,586
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.90 £49.39 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.41 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +3.77% - +3.89%

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 25 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 February 2020. 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 +20 528 £600 +4.35% 139
South East +23 305 £538 -6.52% 75
North of England +17 182 £575 +9.52% 82
South West -12 138 £575 +4.55% 21
Midlands +1 118 £550 - 44
North West -11 81 £600 +9.09% 46
Yorkshire +28 72 £550 +4.76% 28
East Midlands +35 62 £525 - 20
East of England -22 56 £575 - 26
West Midlands -11 52 £563 +2.27% 24
North East +31 29 £575 - 8
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 344 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (22.92%) Azure
3 259 (19.27%) Finance
4 249 (18.53%) AWS
5 203 (15.10%) Microsoft
5 203 (15.10%) TOGAF
6 179 (13.32%) Migration
7 154 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 154 (11.46%) Security Cleared
8 141 (10.49%) Java
8 141 (10.49%) .NET
9 128 (9.52%) Web Services
9 128 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 127 (9.45%) DevOps
11 124 (9.23%) SC Cleared
12 122 (9.08%) CRM
13 118 (8.78%) Salesforce.com
14 113 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
15 110 (8.18%) Microservices
16 104 (7.74%) SAP
17 102 (7.59%) Analytics
18 99 (7.37%) SaaS
19 97 (7.22%) Public Sector
20 90 (6.70%) Scrum
21 86 (6.40%) C#
22 85 (6.32%) Office 365
23 80 (5.95%) PaaS
24 79 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
24 79 (5.88%) Data Modelling
24 79 (5.88%) Retail

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 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.08%) CMS
3 13 (0.97%) Confluence
4 10 (0.74%) Apache Spark
4 10 (0.74%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.52%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.30%) ColdFusion
8 4 (0.30%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.30%) Mattermost
8 4 (0.30%) SAS
9 3 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.15%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.15%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.074%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 20 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 17 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.15%) SPSS
5 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.074%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 52 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.86%) SAP S/4HANA
3 22 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 13 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.82%) Endur
5 11 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 11 (0.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 10 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.52%) Aligne
8 6 (0.45%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.45%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.45%) SimCorp Dimension
9 4 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.30%) SAP MDG
9 4 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.22%) SAP MDM
10 3 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
11 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 308 (22.92%) Azure
2 249 (18.53%) AWS
3 99 (7.37%) SaaS
4 85 (6.32%) Office 365
5 80 (5.95%) PaaS
6 66 (4.91%) IaaS
7 50 (3.72%) Serverless
8 48 (3.57%) GCP
9 45 (3.35%) Dynamics 365
10 36 (2.68%) Power Platform
11 31 (2.31%) Amazon S3
12 25 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
13 23 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (1.71%) SuccessFactors
14 20 (1.49%) Azure Functions
15 16 (1.19%) PowerApps
16 14 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
17 13 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
18 12 (0.89%) OneDrive
18 12 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.23%) Firewall
2 27 (2.01%) WAN
3 23 (1.71%) Internet
3 23 (1.71%) LAN
4 21 (1.56%) SNMP
5 16 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 14 (1.04%) Unified Communications
6 14 (1.04%) VPN
7 13 (0.97%) DNS
7 13 (0.97%) Radio Access Network
8 12 (0.89%) NAS
9 10 (0.74%) Skype
9 10 (0.74%) Software-Defined Networking
10 9 (0.67%) SAN
10 9 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.60%) MPLS
12 7 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (0.45%) Network Security
13 6 (0.45%) VoIP
14 5 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.83%) Big Data
3 31 (2.31%) Power BI
4 29 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 29 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
4 29 (2.16%) Data Lake
5 24 (1.79%) NoSQL
6 23 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (1.64%) Amazon Athena
8 21 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (1.34%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.97%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.89%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.89%) MongoDB
12 12 (0.89%) SAP HANA
13 11 (0.82%) MySQL
13 11 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.74%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 22 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 17 (1.26%) JIRA
3 14 (1.04%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.89%) Artifactory
5 8 (0.60%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.60%) JUnit
6 7 (0.52%) GitLab
6 7 (0.52%) NUnit
7 5 (0.37%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.37%) Subversion
8 4 (0.30%) Maven
8 4 (0.30%) RStudio
9 3 (0.22%) Selenium
9 3 (0.22%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.15%) Postman
11 1 (0.074%) Babel
11 1 (0.074%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.074%) Travis CI
General
1 259 (19.27%) Finance
2 97 (7.22%) Public Sector
3 79 (5.88%) Retail
4 78 (5.80%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.72%) Banking
6 47 (3.50%) Marketing
7 41 (3.05%) Front Office
7 41 (3.05%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.79%) Legal
9 14 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.97%) Back Office
11 11 (0.82%) Billing
11 11 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.74%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.74%) Law
13 8 (0.60%) Advertising
13 8 (0.60%) Electronics
13 8 (0.60%) Local Government
14 5 (0.37%) German Language
15 4 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (10.49%) .NET
2 128 (9.52%) Web Services
3 59 (4.39%) REST
4 53 (3.94%) Node.js
5 43 (3.20%) React
6 33 (2.46%) SOAP
7 30 (2.23%) JSON
8 29 (2.16%) Middleware
8 29 (2.16%) XML
9 19 (1.41%) AngularJS
10 18 (1.34%) J2EE
10 18 (1.34%) Kafka
11 15 (1.12%) Spring
12 14 (1.04%) HTML
12 14 (1.04%) Java EE
13 12 (0.89%) Spring Boot
14 11 (0.82%) .NET Framework
15 10 (0.74%) CSS
15 10 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 79 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (3.87%) Public Cloud
3 48 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 44 (3.27%) Data Centre
4 44 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 39 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
6 38 (2.83%) Reference Data
7 30 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (2.16%) Fixed Income
9 24 (1.79%) Derivative
10 21 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.19%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
12 15 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 12 (0.89%) Cloud Native
13 12 (0.89%) Equities
13 12 (0.89%) Private Cloud
14 11 (0.82%) Frameworx
15 10 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.74%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 70 (5.21%) Windows
2 34 (2.53%) Linux
3 32 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.49%) Android
4 20 (1.49%) Unix
5 15 (1.12%) Windows 10
6 12 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.37%) Solaris
8 5 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.30%) CentOS
10 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.15%) VMS
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.074%) AIX
12 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.074%) SUSE
12 1 (0.074%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (15.10%) TOGAF
3 179 (13.32%) Migration
4 154 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 128 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 127 (9.45%) DevOps
7 122 (9.08%) CRM
8 113 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
9 110 (8.18%) Microservices
10 102 (7.59%) Analytics
11 90 (6.70%) Scrum
12 79 (5.88%) Data Modelling
13 72 (5.36%) ERP
13 72 (5.36%) UML
14 67 (4.99%) ITIL
15 66 (4.91%) Data Management
16 65 (4.84%) SDLC
17 62 (4.61%) Project Delivery
17 62 (4.61%) Technical Architecture
18 58 (4.32%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 141 (10.49%) Java
2 86 (6.40%) C#
3 74 (5.51%) JavaScript
3 74 (5.51%) SQL
4 65 (4.84%) Python
5 29 (2.16%) Perl
5 29 (2.16%) Shell Script
6 28 (2.08%) PHP
7 27 (2.01%) C++
8 18 (1.34%) Apex Code
9 11 (0.82%) R
10 9 (0.67%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.67%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.52%) TypeScript
12 6 (0.45%) C
12 6 (0.45%) Java 8
12 6 (0.45%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.22%) ABAP
13 3 (0.22%) Ruby
13 3 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 154 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 124 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 58 (4.32%) Degree
4 37 (2.75%) TOGAF Certification
5 21 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (1.41%) AWS Certification
7 17 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.89%) MCSE
11 11 (0.82%) CCDP
11 11 (0.82%) CISSP
12 10 (0.74%) CCNP
13 8 (0.60%) CCIE
14 7 (0.52%) CCNA
15 6 (0.45%) HND
16 5 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
17 4 (0.30%) ISEB
17 4 (0.30%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.64%) QA
2 6 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 6 (0.45%) NCSC
2 6 (0.45%) SLA
3 5 (0.37%) GDPR
3 5 (0.37%) NIST
4 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.22%) COBIT
6 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.074%) HL7
7 1 (0.074%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.074%) IFRS
7 1 (0.074%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.074%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.074%) PMO
7 1 (0.074%) PSD2
7 1 (0.074%) SNOMED CT
7 1 (0.074%) TARGET2
System Software
1 38 (2.83%) Docker
2 34 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 26 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.52%) vSphere
6 6 (0.45%) vCloud
7 5 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.37%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.22%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.074%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.074%) Firmware
10 1 (0.074%) KVM
10 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.074%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (2.90%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.08%) Netcool
2 28 (2.08%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 21 (1.56%) Amdocs OSS
4 19 (1.41%) Ansible
5 13 (0.97%) Terraform
6 11 (0.82%) Puppet
7 8 (0.60%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.60%) SCCM
7 8 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.30%) MOM
8 4 (0.30%) Oozie
9 3 (0.22%) Control-M
9 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.22%) Nagios
10 2 (0.15%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.15%) collectd
10 2 (0.15%) logstash
10 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 203 (15.10%) Microsoft
2 118 (8.78%) Salesforce.com
3 104 (7.74%) SAP
4 75 (5.58%) Oracle
5 52 (3.87%) VMware
6 50 (3.72%) Cisco
7 49 (3.65%) IBM
8 32 (2.38%) ServiceNow
9 31 (2.31%) Google
10 26 (1.93%) BMC
11 23 (1.71%) Remedy
11 23 (1.71%) Siebel
11 23 (1.71%) Sparx
12 21 (1.56%) Cramer
12 21 (1.56%) xMatters
13 17 (1.26%) Citrix
13 17 (1.26%) Dell
13 17 (1.26%) MuleSoft
14 15 (1.12%) Huawei
14 15 (1.12%) Nokia