Period
to 13 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 132 158
Rank change year-on-year +18 +26 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,682 1,966 1,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.18% 2.07% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 2.19% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,034 1,327 1,104
England median daily rate £575 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +2.33%
10th Percentile £457 £450 £425
90th Percentile £725 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 3
England median hourly rate £72.50 £55.64 £59.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.30% -6.48% +8.18%
10th Percentile £49.58 £35.64 £50.80
90th Percentile £84.98 £81.03 £59.90
UK median hourly rate £70.00 £60.00 £58.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +2.56% +17.00%

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 72,513 89,866 89,145
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 94.77% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,091 60,065 59,321
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,600 2,785 2,635
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.04% +3.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.89
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.63 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.50% -3.74% +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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 +37 723 £600 - 167
South East +34 368 £550 -6.38% 79
North of England -19 189 £550 +4.76% 88
South West -24 156 £525 - 39
Midlands -1 155 £550 - 46
North West -24 89 £550 +10.00% 54
West Midlands -13 86 £575 - 32
East of England +2 82 £600 +9.09% 30
Yorkshire -31 75 £550 +4.76% 28
East Midlands +17 62 £550 - 13
North East +34 25 £587 +17.45% 6
South Coast 0 2 - -
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 411 (24.44%) Azure
2 356 (21.17%) Agile Software Development
3 352 (20.93%) Finance
4 321 (19.08%) Microsoft
5 269 (15.99%) TOGAF
6 261 (15.52%) AWS
7 223 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 185 (11.00%) Java
9 167 (9.93%) Migration
10 158 (9.39%) Enterprise Architecture
11 156 (9.27%) Security Cleared
12 153 (9.10%) .NET
13 152 (9.04%) Microservices
14 145 (8.62%) Web Services
15 144 (8.56%) Oracle
16 140 (8.32%) CRM
17 133 (7.91%) SAP
18 126 (7.49%) DevOps
19 124 (7.37%) Retail
20 120 (7.13%) Banking
20 120 (7.13%) SC Cleared
21 117 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
22 114 (6.78%) Analytics
22 114 (6.78%) SQL
23 113 (6.72%) Office 365
23 113 (6.72%) SaaS
24 109 (6.48%) PaaS
25 108 (6.42%) Architectural Design
26 103 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
27 97 (5.77%) REST

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 49 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.43%) Apache Spark
3 18 (1.07%) Skype for Business
4 15 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 14 (0.83%) Confluence
6 12 (0.71%) CMS
6 12 (0.71%) SAS
7 11 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.54%) Apache
9 9 (0.54%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.48%) IIS
10 8 (0.48%) Jupyter
10 8 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.24%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.24%) Mattermost
12 4 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.24%) Mule
12 4 (0.24%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 21 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.18%) SPSS
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.059%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.059%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.059%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 45 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (2.02%) SAP S/4HANA
3 19 (1.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 15 (0.89%) Adobe Campaign
5 14 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.54%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.48%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.42%) Endur
9 6 (0.36%) Aligne
9 6 (0.36%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 5 (0.30%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.24%) SAP PLM
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
12 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
12 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.18%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 411 (24.44%) Azure
2 261 (15.52%) AWS
3 113 (6.72%) Office 365
3 113 (6.72%) SaaS
4 109 (6.48%) PaaS
5 95 (5.65%) IaaS
6 53 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
7 49 (2.91%) GCP
8 41 (2.44%) Power Platform
9 33 (1.96%) Serverless
10 29 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 23 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (1.19%) Amazon S3
13 18 (1.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 16 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
14 16 (0.95%) Boomi
15 15 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
15 15 (0.89%) PowerApps
16 14 (0.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 13 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.45%) Firewall
2 48 (2.85%) WAN
3 40 (2.38%) Internet
4 37 (2.20%) LAN
5 25 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 24 (1.43%) Skype
7 22 (1.31%) SAN
7 22 (1.31%) Unified Communications
7 22 (1.31%) VPN
8 20 (1.19%) DNS
8 20 (1.19%) NAS
9 18 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
11 13 (0.77%) Network Security
12 9 (0.54%) SMTP
12 9 (0.54%) SNMP
12 9 (0.54%) VoIP
13 8 (0.48%) Wireless
14 7 (0.42%) HTTP
14 7 (0.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.09%) Big Data
3 37 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 35 (2.08%) Data Lake
4 35 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 29 (1.72%) Hadoop
6 27 (1.61%) Power BI
7 24 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 22 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 22 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
9 20 (1.19%) Amazon Athena
10 19 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (1.07%) MySQL
12 16 (0.95%) Apache Hive
12 16 (0.95%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (0.71%) Blockchain
14 12 (0.71%) GIS
14 12 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (1.66%) JIRA
2 24 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.42%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.30%) Selenium
7 4 (0.24%) Ant
7 4 (0.24%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.24%) Maven
8 3 (0.18%) JUnit
8 3 (0.18%) NUnit
8 3 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.18%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.12%) GitLab
9 2 (0.12%) Subversion
9 2 (0.12%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.12%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.059%) Eclipse
General
1 352 (20.93%) Finance
2 124 (7.37%) Retail
3 120 (7.13%) Banking
4 95 (5.65%) Public Sector
5 76 (4.52%) Marketing
6 70 (4.16%) Telecoms
7 55 (3.27%) Manufacturing
8 34 (2.02%) Legal
9 26 (1.55%) Back Office
10 23 (1.37%) Billing
10 23 (1.37%) Front Office
11 21 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.95%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.95%) Law
13 15 (0.89%) Electronics
14 13 (0.77%) Advertising
15 11 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.65%) Publishing
16 8 (0.48%) Local Government
16 8 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (9.10%) .NET
2 145 (8.62%) Web Services
3 97 (5.77%) REST
4 71 (4.22%) XML
5 55 (3.27%) Node.js
5 55 (3.27%) SOAP
6 54 (3.21%) JSON
7 52 (3.09%) Middleware
8 44 (2.62%) Kafka
9 37 (2.20%) HTML
10 35 (2.08%) React
11 34 (2.02%) CSS
12 24 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
13 22 (1.31%) AngularJS
14 20 (1.19%) Spring
15 19 (1.13%) OAuth
16 18 (1.07%) J2EE
16 18 (1.07%) SAML
17 16 (0.95%) Java EE
17 16 (0.95%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 73 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (4.04%) Data Centre
3 54 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 51 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 48 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 43 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 21 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.07%) PKI
11 18 (1.07%) Reference Data
11 18 (1.07%) User Experience
12 17 (1.01%) Robotics
13 16 (0.95%) Replication
14 15 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.89%) Fixed Income
15 14 (0.83%) Derivative
15 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Licensing
15 14 (0.83%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (5.65%) Windows
2 48 (2.85%) Linux
3 32 (1.90%) Windows Server
4 21 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.71%) Unix
6 11 (0.65%) Android
7 10 (0.59%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.42%) CentOS
9 7 (0.42%) VMS
10 6 (0.36%) HPUX
10 6 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.24%) Solaris
11 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.18%) AIX
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.059%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.059%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (21.17%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (15.99%) TOGAF
3 223 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 167 (9.93%) Migration
5 158 (9.39%) Enterprise Architecture
6 152 (9.04%) Microservices
7 140 (8.32%) CRM
8 126 (7.49%) DevOps
9 117 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
10 114 (6.78%) Analytics
11 108 (6.42%) Architectural Design
12 91 (5.41%) Project Delivery
12 91 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
13 84 (4.99%) Technical Leadership
14 82 (4.88%) ITIL
15 78 (4.64%) ERP
16 77 (4.58%) IT Strategy
17 75 (4.46%) Scrum
18 74 (4.40%) SOA
18 74 (4.40%) UML
Programming Languages
1 185 (11.00%) Java
2 114 (6.78%) SQL
3 82 (4.88%) C#
4 77 (4.58%) JavaScript
5 61 (3.63%) Python
6 37 (2.20%) C
7 32 (1.90%) C++
8 24 (1.43%) Apex Code
9 23 (1.37%) PowerShell
10 13 (0.77%) PHP
11 11 (0.65%) Perl
12 9 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.48%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.42%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.42%) Ruby
15 6 (0.36%) R
15 6 (0.36%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.30%) VB
17 4 (0.24%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 156 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 120 (7.13%) SC Cleared
3 79 (4.70%) Degree
4 64 (3.80%) TOGAF Certification
5 30 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.01%) CISSP
8 15 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.83%) MCSE
10 12 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.59%) CCNA
12 9 (0.54%) CCIE
12 9 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (0.42%) CCNP
13 7 (0.42%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.36%) HND
14 6 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.30%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.30%) SSCP
16 4 (0.24%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.49%) QA
2 20 (1.19%) GDPR
3 9 (0.54%) COBIT
3 9 (0.54%) HMG Infosec
3 9 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 9 (0.54%) JSP 440
4 8 (0.48%) NIST
5 7 (0.42%) SLA
6 6 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.18%) PMO
9 3 (0.18%) PSD2
9 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.12%) GxP
10 2 (0.12%) NCSC
11 1 (0.059%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 53 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.02%) Docker
3 29 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.59%) vCloud
7 8 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.48%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.12%) HDFS
11 2 (0.12%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.12%) OpenDJ
11 2 (0.12%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.059%) KVM
12 1 (0.059%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.059%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (2.97%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.25%) Ansible
3 17 (1.01%) Puppet
4 14 (0.83%) SCCM
4 14 (0.83%) Terraform
5 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (0.48%) Amdocs OSS
7 8 (0.48%) Netcool
7 8 (0.48%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 7 (0.42%) Oozie
9 6 (0.36%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.24%) MOM
10 4 (0.24%) Nagios
11 3 (0.18%) logstash
11 3 (0.18%) Packer
12 2 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.12%) Salt
12 2 (0.12%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 321 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 144 (8.56%) Oracle
3 133 (7.91%) SAP
4 103 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
5 81 (4.82%) VMware
6 50 (2.97%) Cisco
7 41 (2.44%) Google
7 41 (2.44%) IBM
8 39 (2.32%) MuleSoft
9 24 (1.43%) Dell
10 22 (1.31%) Citrix
10 22 (1.31%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.13%) Adobe
11 19 (1.13%) Sparx
12 18 (1.07%) Informatica
13 12 (0.71%) BMC
14 11 (0.65%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.65%) Guidewire
14 11 (0.65%) UiPath
15 10 (0.59%) Cloudera