The median contractor rate for a Lead Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Solution Architect
England / London
Rank 358 423 403
Rank change year-on-year +65 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 48 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.059% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.062% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 10 10
Median daily rate £600 £613 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.04% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £533 £585
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £650 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £550 £548
% change year-on-year +4.54% +0.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Solutions Architect in London

Lead Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Solutions Architect in London

Lead Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Solutions Architect in London

Lead Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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
City of London +3 2 £700 +23.89%
Lead Solutions Architect
England

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Lead 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 London region featuring Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 35 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
3 23 (28.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (23.75%) SQL Server
4 19 (23.75%) Office 365
5 18 (22.50%) SharePoint
6 17 (21.25%) Skype for Business
6 17 (21.25%) Skype
7 15 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (17.50%) Finance
9 13 (16.25%) TOGAF
9 13 (16.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (13.75%) Banking
11 10 (12.50%) Java
11 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 10 (12.50%) IT Strategy
12 9 (11.25%) SWIFT
13 8 (10.00%) SEPA
13 8 (10.00%) ERP
13 8 (10.00%) Project Management
14 7 (8.75%) CRM
14 7 (8.75%) SAP
14 7 (8.75%) Dynamics CRM
14 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
14 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
15 6 (7.50%) Pega
15 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
15 6 (7.50%) MS Office
15 6 (7.50%) Data Modelling
16 5 (6.25%) Oracle

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 18 (22.50%) SharePoint
2 17 (21.25%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.25%) CMS
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
1 6 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.50%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.50%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.50%) SAP FI-AA
2 2 (2.50%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (2.50%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.25%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (23.75%) Office 365
3 2 (2.50%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.25%) Essbase
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) JDeveloper
General
1 14 (17.50%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.25%) Front Office
6 1 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) HTML
1 3 (3.75%) HTML5
2 2 (2.50%) CSS
2 2 (2.50%) CSS3
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (1.25%) J2EE
3 1 (1.25%) JSON
3 1 (1.25%) JSR 170
3 1 (1.25%) Middleware
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.25%) OSGi
3 1 (1.25%) RESTful
3 1 (1.25%) Spring
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) SWIFT
2 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) Fintech
5 1 (1.25%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) Android
1 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (16.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (16.25%) TOGAF
4 10 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 8 (10.00%) ERP
5 8 (10.00%) Project Management
6 7 (8.75%) CRM
7 6 (7.50%) Data Modelling
8 5 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.25%) Data Governance
8 5 (6.25%) Data Security
8 5 (6.25%) Information Architecture
8 5 (6.25%) Information Management
8 5 (6.25%) Information Security
8 5 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (6.25%) SDLC
9 4 (5.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 4 (5.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (2.50%) Apple Swift
2 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (2.50%) VCAP
3 2 (2.50%) VCDX
3 2 (2.50%) VCP6
3 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) SEPA
2 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.25%) MiFID
3 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.50%) vSphere
2 1 (1.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) SAP
3 6 (7.50%) Pega
4 5 (6.25%) Oracle
5 3 (3.75%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.75%) Reuters
5 3 (3.75%) VMware
6 2 (2.50%) CA
6 2 (2.50%) FXall
6 2 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.25%) Adobe
7 1 (1.25%) Ariba
7 1 (1.25%) GoldenSource
7 1 (1.25%) hybris
7 1 (1.25%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.25%) NetApp
7 1 (1.25%) Omniture
7 1 (1.25%) webMethods
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