The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 29 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 46 53
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.98% 1.56% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.62% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £350 - £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £521
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
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 Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 383 433 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 93.87% 96.65% 97.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 233 235
Median daily rate £350 £368 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +13.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Essex

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Architect in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Essex

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Essex

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 29 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
Brentwood +5 2 - -
Solutions Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Essex region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 9 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (53.33%) .NET
4 6 (40.00%) J2EE
4 6 (40.00%) Adobe
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) OO
4 6 (40.00%) SOA
4 6 (40.00%) SMS
4 6 (40.00%) Marketing
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (40.00%) Legal
4 6 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
4 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
4 6 (40.00%) Open Source
4 6 (40.00%) Social Media
4 6 (40.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (40.00%) Big Data
4 6 (40.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 6 (40.00%) Data Analytics
4 6 (40.00%) Analytics
4 6 (40.00%) Adobe Campaign
4 6 (40.00%) Virtual Team
5 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 4 (26.67%) ITSM
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) EMC
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 6 (40.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (6.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (40.00%) Legal
1 6 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Social Media
1 6 (40.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 9 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Analytics
3 6 (40.00%) Big Data Analytics
3 6 (40.00%) Data Analytics
3 6 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (40.00%) OO
3 6 (40.00%) Open Source
3 6 (40.00%) SOA
3 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 6 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (26.67%) ITSM
4 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) Document Management
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Adobe
2 2 (13.33%) EMC
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft