The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 106 89
Rank change year-on-year -3 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 902 1071 1136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.17% 2.17% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 2.28% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 634 714
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £666 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 8
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +4 409 £600 +9.09% 90
South East 0 164 £523 -0.94% 24
East of England +5 84 £525 +10.52% 8
West Midlands +22 66 £500 - 6
Yorkshire -3 54 £550 +14.58% 11
East Midlands -22 42 £513 +17.14% 6
South West -37 30 £528 -0.47% 4
North West -13 26 £550 +13.40% 11
North East -10 14 £439 -2.50% 2
Midlands +1 7 £525 +5.00%
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 413 (22.06%) Finance
2 392 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (16.61%) Microsoft
4 267 (14.26%) Java
5 256 (13.68%) TOGAF
6 220 (11.75%) SOA
7 200 (10.68%) Oracle
8 197 (10.52%) Retail
9 191 (10.20%) SAP
10 188 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 183 (9.78%) Banking
12 181 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 181 (9.67%) Web Services
12 181 (9.67%) CRM
13 175 (9.35%) Enterprise Architecture
14 152 (8.12%) E-Commerce
15 149 (7.96%) .NET
16 139 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
17 130 (6.94%) SQL Server
18 129 (6.89%) Security Cleared
19 128 (6.84%) Windows
20 123 (6.57%) Migration
21 116 (6.20%) IT Strategy
22 105 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
23 101 (5.40%) SC Cleared
23 101 (5.40%) Middleware
24 99 (5.29%) SQL
24 99 (5.29%) JavaScript
24 99 (5.29%) SharePoint
24 99 (5.29%) Analytics

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 99 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 72 (3.85%) CMS
3 40 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 39 (2.08%) Skype for Business
5 38 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 37 (1.98%) Confluence
6 37 (1.98%) WebSphere
7 31 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (1.28%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.23%) JBoss
10 22 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (0.91%) Drupal
11 17 (0.91%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.80%) Apache
13 14 (0.75%) IIS
14 13 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (0.59%) Umbraco
16 10 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
17 9 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 86 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.91%) MS Office
4 5 (0.27%) MS Project
5 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 78 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.01%) SAP HR
3 18 (0.96%) SAP FI
4 15 (0.80%) Maximo
5 14 (0.75%) SAP CO
6 13 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
7 12 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
8 10 (0.53%) SAP HCM
9 9 (0.48%) Magento
9 9 (0.48%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.48%) SAP FSCM
9 9 (0.48%) SAP Retail
10 7 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
10 7 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.37%) SAP GRC
11 6 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
11 6 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
11 6 (0.32%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 188 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 139 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
3 87 (4.65%) Office 365
4 74 (3.95%) SaaS
5 52 (2.78%) PaaS
6 42 (2.24%) IaaS
7 29 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
9 14 (0.75%) OpenShift
10 12 (0.64%) GitHub
11 7 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.37%) CloudBees
11 7 (0.37%) Force.com
12 6 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.32%) Yammer
13 5 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.27%) Boomi
13 5 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.21%) WAN
2 50 (2.67%) Firewall
3 48 (2.56%) LAN
4 46 (2.46%) Internet
5 35 (1.87%) Skype
6 25 (1.34%) Network Security
7 23 (1.23%) HTTP
7 23 (1.23%) LDAP
8 22 (1.18%) DNS
9 16 (0.85%) MVNO
10 13 (0.69%) SAN
10 13 (0.69%) VPN
11 11 (0.59%) MPLS
11 11 (0.59%) TCP/IP
12 10 (0.53%) SSL
12 10 (0.53%) Unified Communications
13 7 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (0.37%) IPv4
13 7 (0.37%) VoIP
14 6 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.90%) Big Data
3 51 (2.72%) NoSQL
3 51 (2.72%) Relational Database
4 44 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 37 (1.98%) Hadoop
6 33 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (1.66%) Oracle Database
8 30 (1.60%) MySQL
9 26 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
10 24 (1.28%) SAP BW
10 24 (1.28%) SAP HANA
11 22 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.59%) DB2
15 10 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
15 10 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 46 (2.46%) JIRA
2 41 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 26 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.12%) Maven
5 16 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.69%) Selenium
6 13 (0.69%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.43%) SonarQube
8 7 (0.37%) Ant
9 6 (0.32%) Rational Rose
10 5 (0.27%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.21%) JUnit
12 3 (0.16%) JBehave
12 3 (0.16%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.16%) Rational Software Modeler
12 3 (0.16%) Subversion
13 2 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 413 (22.06%) Finance
2 197 (10.52%) Retail
3 183 (9.78%) Banking
4 70 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.78%) Marketing
6 50 (2.67%) Billing
7 41 (2.19%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.39%) Back Office
9 22 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.07%) Legal
11 19 (1.01%) Advertising
12 11 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.59%) Publishing
13 10 (0.53%) Law
14 9 (0.48%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.48%) Automotive
14 9 (0.48%) Front Office
15 8 (0.43%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.27%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (9.67%) Web Services
2 149 (7.96%) .NET
3 101 (5.40%) Middleware
4 98 (5.24%) REST
5 93 (4.97%) HTML
6 82 (4.38%) SOAP
7 75 (4.01%) Spring
8 74 (3.95%) JSON
9 67 (3.58%) XML
10 66 (3.53%) J2EE
11 59 (3.15%) CSS
12 44 (2.35%) HTML5
13 36 (1.92%) CSS3
14 34 (1.82%) Java EE
15 32 (1.71%) AngularJS
15 32 (1.71%) RESTful
16 31 (1.66%) ASP.NET
17 30 (1.60%) Node.js
18 27 (1.44%) Hibernate
19 25 (1.34%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.49%) Data Centre
3 51 (2.72%) User Experience
4 50 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 47 (2.51%) Management Information System
6 32 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 31 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 30 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.55%) Private Cloud
9 29 (1.55%) SWIFT
10 24 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 24 (1.28%) Market Risk
11 19 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 18 (0.96%) Fintech
12 18 (0.96%) Virtual Team
13 17 (0.91%) Mainframe
14 16 (0.85%) Social Media
15 15 (0.80%) Credit Risk
16 14 (0.75%) PKI
17 13 (0.69%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 128 (6.84%) Windows
2 91 (4.86%) Linux
3 42 (2.24%) Unix
4 24 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 16 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (0.69%) CentOS
7 12 (0.64%) AIX
7 12 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.59%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.53%) Solaris
10 8 (0.43%) Android
11 7 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.21%) VMS
14 3 (0.16%) SUSE
15 2 (0.11%) pSOS
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.11%) zOS
16 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (13.68%) TOGAF
3 220 (11.75%) SOA
4 181 (9.67%) CRM
4 181 (9.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 175 (9.35%) Enterprise Architecture
6 152 (8.12%) E-Commerce
7 123 (6.57%) Migration
8 116 (6.20%) IT Strategy
9 99 (5.29%) Analytics
10 88 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
11 87 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
12 83 (4.43%) DevOps
13 82 (4.38%) ERP
14 81 (4.33%) ITIL
15 80 (4.27%) Microservices
15 80 (4.27%) Scrum
16 76 (4.06%) UML
17 63 (3.37%) Data Modelling
17 63 (3.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 267 (14.26%) Java
2 99 (5.29%) JavaScript
2 99 (5.29%) SQL
3 62 (3.31%) C#
4 40 (2.14%) Python
5 35 (1.87%) Ruby
6 23 (1.23%) C++
7 17 (0.91%) C
8 16 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 16 (0.85%) PHP
9 14 (0.75%) Apex Code
10 13 (0.69%) Scala
11 11 (0.59%) ABAP
12 9 (0.48%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.43%) Perl
14 6 (0.32%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.27%) Delphi
15 5 (0.27%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.27%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (6.89%) Security Cleared
2 101 (5.40%) SC Cleared
3 79 (4.22%) Degree
4 21 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.85%) CISSP
6 12 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.43%) CCNA
8 8 (0.43%) ISSAP
9 6 (0.32%) ISEB
9 6 (0.32%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.27%) CCIE
10 5 (0.27%) CLAS
10 5 (0.27%) PMP
11 4 (0.21%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.21%) CISA
11 4 (0.21%) CISM
12 3 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.08%) QA
2 26 (1.39%) SEPA
3 24 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 23 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.59%) MiFID
6 10 (0.53%) IFRS
7 8 (0.43%) COBIT
7 8 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.32%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.21%) GDPR
9 4 (0.21%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.16%) PMO
10 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.16%) SLA
11 2 (0.11%) HL7
11 2 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.053%) Basel III
12 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.053%) GPG13
12 1 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 67 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.35%) Docker
4 18 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.48%) LXC
6 7 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.32%) vCloud
7 6 (0.32%) XenApp
8 5 (0.27%) DFS Replication
8 5 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.21%) NFS
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.21%) vSphere
10 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.16%) KVM
10 3 (0.16%) SRDF
10 3 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.16%) Xen
10 3 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (1.60%) Puppet
2 21 (1.12%) Ansible
3 17 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.91%) Terraform
4 16 (0.85%) SCCM
5 8 (0.43%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.37%) Nagios
6 7 (0.37%) QRadar
7 5 (0.27%) Kibana
7 5 (0.27%) MOM
8 4 (0.21%) logstash
8 4 (0.21%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.16%) Cacti
9 3 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.16%) OpenSSO
9 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.11%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 311 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 200 (10.68%) Oracle
3 191 (10.20%) SAP
4 68 (3.63%) VMware
5 62 (3.31%) IBM
6 58 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
7 49 (2.62%) Cisco
8 48 (2.56%) Adobe
9 31 (1.66%) hybris
10 27 (1.44%) HP
11 26 (1.39%) Pega
12 23 (1.23%) Citrix
13 19 (1.01%) Red Hat
13 19 (1.01%) webMethods
14 16 (0.85%) MuleSoft
15 15 (0.80%) Reuters
15 15 (0.80%) Splunk
16 14 (0.75%) ATG
17 13 (0.69%) Hyperion
18 12 (0.64%) Informatica
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