Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 80 69
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 80 92 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.27% 2.39% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 2.59% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 51 133
Hampshire median daily rate £550 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +1.01%
10th Percentile £407 £413 £404
90th Percentile £688 £580 £700
South East median daily rate £538 £500 £520
% change year-on-year +7.50% -3.85% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3356 3556 4247
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 92.44% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1989 2216 2603
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +2.65% +7.86%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £258
90th Percentile £536 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 245 281
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.07 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% +25.00% +11.86%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.68 £53.25 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Hampshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Hampshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Hampshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Hampshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Hampshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Basingstoke -28 16 £432 -13.70%
Southampton +3 12 £575 +12.20% 1
Hook -3 9 £448 -3.76%
Portsmouth -3 5 £575 -
Winchester +12 2 £500 +8.11%
Havant -5 2 £650 +20.93%
Fareham +2 1 £700 +27.27%
Farnborough - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Hampshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 22 (27.50%) TOGAF
2 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (17.50%) SAP
4 12 (15.00%) Citrix
4 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (13.75%) Retail
5 11 (13.75%) Windows
5 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (11.25%) Marketing
7 9 (11.25%) NetScaler
8 8 (10.00%) XenServer
8 8 (10.00%) XenDesktop
8 8 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (10.00%) Skype for Business
8 8 (10.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (10.00%) VMware
8 8 (10.00%) Hyper-V
8 8 (10.00%) PowerShell
9 7 (8.75%) Finance
9 7 (8.75%) Middleware
9 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (7.50%) Target Operating Model
10 6 (7.50%) Waterfall
10 6 (7.50%) PaaS
10 6 (7.50%) hybris
10 6 (7.50%) IaaS

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 8 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.00%) CMS
3 3 (3.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.50%) Smallworld
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (5.00%) SAP HR
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle BRM
3 3 (3.75%) SAP Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Eloqua
4 2 (2.50%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (2.50%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) IaaS
1 6 (7.50%) PaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) NetScaler
2 5 (6.25%) Firewall
3 3 (3.75%) MVNO
3 3 (3.75%) WAN
4 2 (2.50%) Internet
4 2 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (1.25%) DNS
5 1 (1.25%) Tactical Data Link
5 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Big Data
1 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
General
1 11 (13.75%) Retail
2 9 (11.25%) Marketing
3 7 (8.75%) Finance
4 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.50%) Billing
5 2 (2.50%) Local Government
5 2 (2.50%) Military
6 1 (1.25%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) CMDB
3 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.50%) Frameworx
4 2 (2.50%) Internet of Things
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.50%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) Social Media
5 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.75%) Linux
4 3 (3.75%) Unix
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) TOGAF
2 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (7.50%) CRM
4 6 (7.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 6 (7.50%) IT Strategy
4 6 (7.50%) Target Operating Model
4 6 (7.50%) Waterfall
5 5 (6.25%) Data Architecture
5 5 (6.25%) ITIL
5 5 (6.25%) ITSM
5 5 (6.25%) Scrum
5 5 (6.25%) Service Management
5 5 (6.25%) SOA
5 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 5 (6.25%) WFM
6 4 (5.00%) Content Management
6 4 (5.00%) Network Design
6 4 (5.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) GDPR
2 3 (3.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.50%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.25%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (10.00%) XenDesktop
1 8 (10.00%) XenServer
2 3 (3.75%) XenApp
3 2 (2.50%) Docker
3 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.50%) SAP
3 12 (15.00%) Citrix
4 8 (10.00%) VMware
5 6 (7.50%) hybris
6 5 (6.25%) Adobe
6 5 (6.25%) BMC
6 5 (6.25%) Cisco
6 5 (6.25%) FNZ
6 5 (6.25%) Oracle
6 5 (6.25%) Remedy
7 4 (5.00%) Verint
8 3 (3.75%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.50%) HP
9 2 (2.50%) Intergraph
9 2 (2.50%) Software AG
9 2 (2.50%) webMethods
10 1 (1.25%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.25%) Juniper
10 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com