Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 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.

Lead Solution Architect
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 573 559
Rank change year-on-year -14 -14 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 40 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.085% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 31
London median daily rate £600 £575 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -2.13% +2.17%
10th Percentile £450 £500 £450
90th Percentile £725 £794 £750
England median daily rate £600 £565 £565
% change year-on-year +6.19% - +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Central London +1 6 £550 -2.22%
West London -3 2 - -
Lead Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) SAP
3 8 (20.00%) Finance
3 8 (20.00%) DevOps
4 7 (17.50%) Retail
4 7 (17.50%) Java
4 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.50%) WebSphere
5 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (15.00%) SaaS
5 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (15.00%) IaaS
5 6 (15.00%) SOA
5 6 (15.00%) Microservices
6 5 (12.50%) IBM
6 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 5 (12.50%) ERP
6 5 (12.50%) Big Data
6 5 (12.50%) Business Transformation
6 5 (12.50%) PaaS
7 4 (10.00%) IBM Sterling
7 4 (10.00%) PHP
7 4 (10.00%) Web Services
7 4 (10.00%) Banking
7 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (7.50%) IT Strategy
8 3 (7.50%) Sonata
8 3 (7.50%) TDD
8 3 (7.50%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (7.50%) CRM

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 7 (17.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.50%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Sonata
2 2 (5.00%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.50%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (15.00%) IaaS
1 6 (15.00%) SaaS
2 5 (12.50%) PaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) LAN
1 1 (2.50%) SMS
1 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (5.00%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.50%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Retail
3 4 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) HTML5
2 2 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.50%) EDI
3 1 (2.50%) Kafka
3 1 (2.50%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) Node.js
3 1 (2.50%) React
3 1 (2.50%) RESTful
3 1 (2.50%) Spring
3 1 (2.50%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.50%) Spring Integration
3 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Android
1 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) DevOps
3 6 (15.00%) Microservices
3 6 (15.00%) SOA
3 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 5 (12.50%) ERP
4 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.50%) CRM
5 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.50%) IT Strategy
5 3 (7.50%) TDD
5 3 (7.50%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (5.00%) BDD
6 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Cash Management
6 2 (5.00%) Data Strategy
6 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.00%) System Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) PHP
3 3 (7.50%) C
4 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) EMIR
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) SAP
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) IBM
4 4 (10.00%) IBM Sterling
5 3 (7.50%) Guidewire
5 3 (7.50%) Infor
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
6 2 (5.00%) Bloomberg
6 2 (5.00%) FXall
6 2 (5.00%) IFS
6 2 (5.00%) MuleSoft
6 2 (5.00%) Reuters
7 1 (2.50%) Apple
7 1 (2.50%) Google
7 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.50%) Siebel
7 1 (2.50%) Wallstreet Suite