Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 63 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.07% 0.55% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Kent median daily rate £538 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% - -
South East median daily rate £575 £534 £500
% change year-on-year +7.73% +6.75% -
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 449 520 776
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 95.41% 97.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 375 564
Kent median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £200 £173 £180
90th Percentile £616 £538 £559
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 23
Kent median hourly rate £40.00 £26.54 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.74% +27.39% +30.19%
10th Percentile £11.19 £12.68 £10.60
90th Percentile £148.13 £77.64 £129.80
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +14.29%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (20.00%) AMQP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (20.00%) Microservices
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) AMQP
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
1 1 (20.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
1 1 (20.00%) EDI
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Microservices
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
1 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com