The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 96 97
Rank change year-on-year -44 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 777 1173 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.81% 2.37% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.50% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 795 721
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £420 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

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 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -48 351 £575 - 62
South East -20 138 £541 +10.87% 23
East of England -20 58 £525 +7.14% 10
North West -4 51 £525 +13.51% 19
South West +4 45 £511 -7.04% 8
West Midlands 0 40 £515 +0.98% 6
Yorkshire -20 39 £550 +10.00% 14
East Midlands -10 27 £500 - 5
North East +50 16 £485 +10.22%
Midlands -7 6 £519 +3.75% 11
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 403 (23.92%) Finance
2 336 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (15.19%) Microsoft
4 249 (14.78%) TOGAF
5 214 (12.70%) Java
6 209 (12.40%) SOA
7 197 (11.69%) Retail
8 195 (11.57%) Banking
9 182 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 179 (10.62%) Oracle
11 176 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
12 174 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 153 (9.08%) SAP
14 142 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
14 142 (8.43%) Security Cleared
15 133 (7.89%) CRM
16 126 (7.48%) Windows
17 125 (7.42%) E-Commerce
18 124 (7.36%) Web Services
19 117 (6.94%) .NET
20 116 (6.88%) Migration
21 108 (6.41%) SC Cleared
22 104 (6.17%) IT Strategy
23 95 (5.64%) Analytics
24 94 (5.58%) SQL Server
25 86 (5.10%) Data Centre
26 84 (4.99%) ERP
26 84 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
27 83 (4.93%) Linux
28 82 (4.87%) ITIL

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 79 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 60 (3.56%) CMS
3 40 (2.37%) Confluence
4 35 (2.08%) Skype for Business
5 34 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 33 (1.96%) WebSphere
7 24 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 23 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
10 21 (1.25%) JBoss
11 20 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.77%) Documentum
12 13 (0.77%) Drupal
12 13 (0.77%) MS Exchange
13 12 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
15 10 (0.59%) Apache Spark
15 10 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
15 10 (0.59%) IIS
15 10 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 29 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 23 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.12%) SPSS
7 1 (0.059%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 56 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (0.83%) SAP HR
3 12 (0.71%) Magento
4 10 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
5 8 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.47%) SAP HCM
5 8 (0.47%) Teamcenter
6 7 (0.42%) SAP Retail
7 6 (0.36%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.36%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.36%) Unica
8 5 (0.30%) Maximo
8 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 174 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 142 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (4.51%) Office 365
4 58 (3.44%) SaaS
5 43 (2.55%) PaaS
6 30 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (1.78%) IaaS
7 12 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
8 11 (0.65%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.47%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.36%) Silverpop
10 6 (0.36%) Veeva
10 6 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.30%) Force.com
12 4 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
12 4 (0.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.49%) WAN
2 40 (2.37%) Firewall
3 35 (2.08%) LAN
4 32 (1.90%) Skype
5 31 (1.84%) Internet
6 18 (1.07%) DNS
7 15 (0.89%) SAN
8 14 (0.83%) LDAP
9 13 (0.77%) HTTP
10 12 (0.71%) MVNO
11 11 (0.65%) VPN
12 10 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (0.59%) Network Security
13 7 (0.42%) Intranet
13 7 (0.42%) SSL
14 6 (0.36%) MPLS
14 6 (0.36%) NAS
14 6 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.30%) BGP
15 5 (0.30%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.44%) Big Data
3 42 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 27 (1.60%) Oracle Database
8 26 (1.54%) MongoDB
9 23 (1.36%) MySQL
10 22 (1.31%) Hadoop
11 17 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (0.89%) Power BI
13 14 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.71%) SAP HANA
15 11 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.53%) DB2
16 9 (0.53%) QlikView
17 8 (0.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 46 (2.73%) JIRA
2 20 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 11 (0.65%) Selenium
4 10 (0.59%) Maven
5 8 (0.47%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.24%) Ant
7 4 (0.24%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.12%) MorphX
9 2 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.12%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.12%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.12%) Subversion
10 1 (0.059%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 403 (23.92%) Finance
2 197 (11.69%) Retail
3 195 (11.57%) Banking
4 65 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 52 (3.09%) Marketing
6 50 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.90%) Billing
8 28 (1.66%) Back Office
9 26 (1.54%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.25%) Legal
11 20 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.77%) Law
13 12 (0.71%) Publishing
14 11 (0.65%) Front Office
15 9 (0.53%) Advertising
15 9 (0.53%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.42%) Electronics
17 6 (0.36%) Digital Economy
17 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.30%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (7.36%) Web Services
2 117 (6.94%) .NET
3 76 (4.51%) REST
4 75 (4.45%) Middleware
5 54 (3.20%) SOAP
6 53 (3.15%) HTML
7 44 (2.61%) JSON
8 42 (2.49%) Spring
9 38 (2.26%) XML
10 28 (1.66%) HTML5
10 28 (1.66%) J2EE
10 28 (1.66%) RESTful
11 27 (1.60%) CSS
12 21 (1.25%) JPA
13 20 (1.19%) CSS3
13 20 (1.19%) Java EE
13 20 (1.19%) JMS
14 19 (1.13%) SAML
15 17 (1.01%) OAuth
16 16 (0.95%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.10%) Data Centre
2 84 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 37 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 36 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 28 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 27 (1.60%) Private Cloud
9 26 (1.54%) User Experience
10 24 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (1.31%) Market Risk
11 22 (1.31%) SWIFT
12 16 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.83%) Fintech
13 14 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.77%) Mainframe
15 12 (0.71%) Clustering
15 12 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 126 (7.48%) Windows
2 83 (4.93%) Linux
3 30 (1.78%) Unix
4 25 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.19%) CentOS
6 16 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.59%) AIX
10 9 (0.53%) Android
10 9 (0.53%) Solaris
11 8 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.24%) VMS
13 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.12%) HPUX
14 2 (0.12%) pSOS
15 1 (0.059%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (14.78%) TOGAF
3 209 (12.40%) SOA
4 182 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 176 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 133 (7.89%) CRM
7 125 (7.42%) E-Commerce
8 116 (6.88%) Migration
9 104 (6.17%) IT Strategy
10 95 (5.64%) Analytics
11 84 (4.99%) ERP
12 82 (4.87%) ITIL
13 81 (4.81%) Technical Architecture
14 71 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
15 70 (4.15%) Microservices
15 70 (4.15%) Scrum
16 69 (4.09%) Project Management
17 67 (3.98%) Waterfall
18 64 (3.80%) DevOps
19 60 (3.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 214 (12.70%) Java
2 75 (4.45%) SQL
3 49 (2.91%) Python
4 46 (2.73%) JavaScript
5 41 (2.43%) C#
6 39 (2.31%) Ruby
7 26 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 18 (1.07%) C++
9 12 (0.71%) C
10 11 (0.65%) ABAP
10 11 (0.65%) Scala
11 8 (0.47%) Apex Code
11 8 (0.47%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.42%) Perl
12 7 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.36%) R
14 5 (0.30%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.30%) VB
15 4 (0.24%) PHP
15 4 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 142 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 108 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 72 (4.27%) Degree
4 28 (1.66%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.83%) CISSP
6 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (0.53%) CCIE
8 9 (0.53%) CISM
9 8 (0.47%) VCAP
10 7 (0.42%) MCSE
11 6 (0.36%) VCP6
12 5 (0.30%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.30%) CCNA
13 4 (0.24%) ISSAP
13 4 (0.24%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.18%) CCA
14 3 (0.18%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.72%) PCI DSS
1 29 (1.72%) QA
2 22 (1.31%) SEPA
3 15 (0.89%) GDPR
4 9 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.53%) MiFID
5 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.42%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.36%) SLA
8 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.24%) IFRS
10 3 (0.18%) COBIT
11 2 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.12%) PMO
11 2 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
11 2 (0.12%) TARGET2
12 1 (0.059%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.059%) JSP 440
System Software
1 55 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.97%) Docker
3 38 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.53%) LXC
7 8 (0.47%) vSphere
8 5 (0.30%) DFS Replication
8 5 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.24%) XenApp
10 3 (0.18%) NFS
10 3 (0.18%) vCloud
11 2 (0.12%) KVM
11 2 (0.12%) SRDF
11 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.12%) Xen
11 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (2.26%) Puppet
2 24 (1.42%) Ansible
2 24 (1.42%) Terraform
3 20 (1.19%) SCCM
4 18 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.36%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.30%) MOM
6 5 (0.30%) Nagios
7 3 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.18%) QRadar
7 3 (0.18%) SCOM
7 3 (0.18%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.12%) Check_MK
8 2 (0.12%) Graphite
8 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.12%) Kibana
8 2 (0.12%) logstash
8 2 (0.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 256 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 179 (10.62%) Oracle
3 153 (9.08%) SAP
4 59 (3.50%) VMware
5 54 (3.20%) IBM
6 40 (2.37%) Pega
7 32 (1.90%) Adobe
8 31 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (1.78%) Cisco
10 22 (1.31%) Citrix
10 22 (1.31%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.07%) hybris
12 17 (1.01%) Guidewire
13 15 (0.89%) HP
13 15 (0.89%) MuleSoft
13 15 (0.89%) Sitecore
14 13 (0.77%) webMethods
15 12 (0.71%) Genesys
16 11 (0.65%) Splunk
17 10 (0.59%) Reuters
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