Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £453 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

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 > Kent
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 65 73
Rank change year-on-year +20 +8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 15 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.14% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Kent median daily rate £453 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% -18.18% -
10th Percentile £414 £450 £525
90th Percentile £562 £450 £575
South East median daily rate £550 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £80.73 - £60.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 465 539 696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.48% 94.23% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 383 526
Kent median daily rate £385 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.19% -2.14%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £180
90th Percentile £588 £525 £541
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 31
Kent median hourly rate £37.50 £20.39 £15.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.94% +27.74% -0.25%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.06 £9.50
90th Percentile £47.75 £29.92 £41.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +8.82%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Kent

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Kent

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Kent over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Kent

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 22 April 2018. 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
West Malling - 3 £450 -
Maidstone - 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £550 -
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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 Kent region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (46.67%) .NET
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 5 (33.33%) TOGAF
6 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (26.67%) Firewall
6 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
6 4 (26.67%) Office 365
6 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) WLAN
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) Skype
6 4 (26.67%) OneDrive
6 4 (26.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (26.67%) Email Filtering
6 4 (26.67%) Web Filtering
7 3 (20.00%) Microservices
7 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 4 (26.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) Skype
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
1 4 (26.67%) WLAN
2 3 (20.00%) AMQP
2 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 3 (20.00%) SMTP
2 3 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Fiddler
1 3 (20.00%) ReSharper
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) CSS3
2 3 (20.00%) EDI
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
2 3 (20.00%) JSON
2 3 (20.00%) REST
2 3 (20.00%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (20.00%) WCF
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 4 (26.67%) Email Filtering
3 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (26.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (26.67%) Web Filtering
4 3 (20.00%) Microservices
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Big Data Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Data Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) TypeScript
2 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) DBS Check
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) MCSM
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 1 (6.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com