Period
to 26 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £605 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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
England > London
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 133 132
Rank change year-on-year +50 -1 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 916 328 911
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.09% 2.02% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 2.17% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 218 594
10th Percentile £490 £475 £463
25th Percentile £525 £541 £522
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £605 £625 £600
Median % change year-on-year -3.20% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £688 £713 £675
90th Percentile £750 £750 £738
England median daily rate £600 £580 £575
% change year-on-year +3.45% +0.87% +0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
10th Percentile " £87.65 "
25th Percentile £57.50 £87.88 £77.60
Median hourly rate £62.00 £89.50 £77.85
Median % change year-on-year -30.73% +14.96% +7.38%
75th Percentile £66.50 £91.63 £78.10
90th Percentile " £92.15 "
England median hourly rate £55.50 £89.50 £67.50
% change year-on-year -37.99% +32.59% -6.90%

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 27,523 15,122 38,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 93.13% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,798 10,907 27,882
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £680
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 184 466
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.31 £12.02
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.66 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.42 £34.09 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.89% +70.44% -
75th Percentile £51.55 £47.83 £37.35
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.18 £53.00
England median hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.45% +5.26% +5.56%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in London.

Daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in London over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in London.

Hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in London

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 Solutions Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. 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 +32 113 £600 +4.35% 56
South London +31 10 £625 +20.19% 2
West London +2 10 £675 +8.00% 9
East London +3 2 £650 +4.00% 12
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 London region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 303 (33.08%) Azure
2 232 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (23.91%) AWS
4 177 (19.32%) Finance
5 149 (16.27%) Microservices
5 149 (16.27%) Social Skills
6 138 (15.07%) Microsoft
7 135 (14.74%) TOGAF
8 132 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 127 (13.86%) Banking
10 122 (13.32%) Java
11 117 (12.77%) DevOps
12 113 (12.34%) Enterprise Architecture
13 98 (10.70%) Retail
14 92 (10.04%) Data Modelling
14 92 (10.04%) Salesforce.com
15 90 (9.83%) Migration
16 80 (8.73%) PaaS
16 80 (8.73%) Big Data
17 78 (8.52%) GCP
17 78 (8.52%) CRM
18 77 (8.41%) Security Cleared
19 76 (8.30%) Analytics
20 68 (7.42%) SAP
21 65 (7.10%) SQL
21 65 (7.10%) SC Cleared
22 64 (6.99%) Kubernetes
23 62 (6.77%) Oracle
24 60 (6.55%) SDLC
25 59 (6.44%) REST

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 21 (2.29%) Confluence
2 15 (1.64%) CMS
3 12 (1.31%) Apache Spark
3 12 (1.31%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (0.87%) Apache
7 6 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.66%) Red Hat Fuse
8 5 (0.55%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.33%) Drupal
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.33%) SugarCRM
10 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.44%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 17 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.64%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.55%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.44%) BASE24
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.44%) Shopify
5 3 (0.33%) Magento
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.33%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 3 (0.33%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.22%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.22%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 303 (33.08%) Azure
2 219 (23.91%) AWS
3 80 (8.73%) PaaS
4 78 (8.52%) GCP
5 55 (6.00%) SaaS
5 55 (6.00%) Serverless
6 45 (4.91%) IaaS
7 31 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (3.17%) Azure Data Factory
8 29 (3.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 28 (3.06%) iPaaS
10 27 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
10 27 (2.95%) Microsoft 365
11 25 (2.73%) Power Platform
12 20 (2.18%) GitHub
13 18 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
14 16 (1.75%) Amazon S3
15 14 (1.53%) Azure Event Grid
16 13 (1.42%) SuccessFactors
17 12 (1.31%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.86%) SAN
2 16 (1.75%) NAS
2 16 (1.75%) WAN
3 15 (1.64%) LAN
4 13 (1.42%) Firewall
5 9 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (0.98%) DNS
5 9 (0.98%) FCoE
5 9 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (0.98%) Internet
5 9 (0.98%) iSCSI
5 9 (0.98%) Multicast
6 7 (0.76%) Unified Communications
7 6 (0.66%) HTTP
8 5 (0.55%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.55%) Network Security
8 5 (0.55%) VoIP
9 4 (0.44%) RTSP
9 4 (0.44%) SSL
9 4 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (8.73%) Big Data
2 46 (5.02%) Data Lake
2 46 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (3.38%) NoSQL
3 31 (3.38%) SQL Server
4 23 (2.51%) Hadoop
4 23 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 22 (2.40%) Metadata
5 22 (2.40%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.40%) Power BI
6 20 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 14 (1.53%) RDBMS
8 13 (1.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 11 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.66%) HBase
14 5 (0.55%) GIS
14 5 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 47 (5.13%) PowerDesigner
2 32 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.40%) JIRA
4 17 (1.86%) kappa
5 13 (1.42%) Maven
6 11 (1.20%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (0.76%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.66%) Gradle
10 3 (0.33%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.33%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.33%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.22%) Bitbucket Server
11 2 (0.22%) GitLab
11 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.22%) Subversion
12 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
12 1 (0.11%) Selenium
General
1 177 (19.32%) Finance
2 149 (16.27%) Social Skills
3 127 (13.86%) Banking
4 98 (10.70%) Retail
5 40 (4.37%) Marketing
6 35 (3.82%) Public Sector
7 31 (3.38%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.73%) Influencing Skills
8 25 (2.73%) Investment Banking
8 25 (2.73%) Retail Banking
9 20 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (2.18%) Presentation Skills
10 16 (1.75%) Documentation Skills
11 14 (1.53%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.87%) Back Office
12 8 (0.87%) Billing
13 6 (0.66%) Electronics
13 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.66%) Front Office
14 4 (0.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.44%) REST
2 50 (5.46%) .NET
3 39 (4.26%) SOAP
4 36 (3.93%) Web Services
5 34 (3.71%) Kafka
6 32 (3.49%) Middleware
7 25 (2.73%) Spring Boot
8 23 (2.51%) Node.js
9 22 (2.40%) HTML
9 22 (2.40%) RESTful
9 22 (2.40%) Spring
10 21 (2.29%) JMS
11 19 (2.07%) JSON
12 18 (1.97%) React
12 18 (1.97%) XML
13 13 (1.42%) AngularJS
14 12 (1.31%) OAuth
14 12 (1.31%) OpenID
15 11 (1.20%) HTML5
15 11 (1.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (3.82%) Mobile App
2 34 (3.71%) Cloud Native
3 29 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (2.51%) User Experience
5 22 (2.40%) Public Cloud
6 19 (2.07%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.97%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.86%) Virtual Team
9 16 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
11 13 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (1.20%) Legacy Applications
13 8 (0.87%) Clustering
13 8 (0.87%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
13 8 (0.87%) Robotics
13 8 (0.87%) SWIFT
14 6 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 42 (4.59%) Linux
2 33 (3.60%) Windows
3 11 (1.20%) Solaris
4 6 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.44%) Debian
6 4 (0.44%) Unix
7 3 (0.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.11%) CentOS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (16.27%) Microservices
3 135 (14.74%) TOGAF
4 132 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 117 (12.77%) DevOps
6 113 (12.34%) Enterprise Architecture
7 92 (10.04%) Data Modelling
8 90 (9.83%) Migration
9 78 (8.52%) CRM
10 76 (8.30%) Analytics
11 60 (6.55%) SDLC
12 57 (6.22%) E-Commerce
13 55 (6.00%) Logistics
14 53 (5.79%) Master Data Management
15 50 (5.46%) Open Source
16 49 (5.35%) Data Management
16 49 (5.35%) Scrum
17 47 (5.13%) Data Architecture
18 46 (5.02%) Infrastructure as Code
19 45 (4.91%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 122 (13.32%) Java
2 65 (7.10%) SQL
3 52 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 30 (3.28%) PowerShell
5 29 (3.17%) Python
6 26 (2.84%) C#
7 12 (1.31%) C
8 11 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.20%) Go
9 9 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.87%) Java 8
10 8 (0.87%) PHP
11 6 (0.66%) Perl
11 6 (0.66%) Scala
12 5 (0.55%) Ada
12 5 (0.55%) Groovy
12 5 (0.55%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.44%) Apex Code
13 4 (0.44%) C++
13 4 (0.44%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 77 (8.41%) Security Cleared
2 65 (7.10%) SC Cleared
3 31 (3.38%) Degree
4 26 (2.84%) TOGAF Certification
5 15 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.42%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.55%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.33%) CISA
9 3 (0.33%) CISSP
10 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.22%) CISM
10 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CCIE
11 1 (0.11%) CCNP
11 1 (0.11%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.11%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.73%) QA
2 20 (2.18%) GDPR
3 18 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.42%) COBIT
5 10 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.87%) SEPA
7 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.44%) NIST
9 3 (0.33%) IFRS
9 3 (0.33%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.33%) NCSC
9 3 (0.33%) PSD2
10 2 (0.22%) Accessibility
10 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.22%) SLA
10 2 (0.22%) SOC 2
System Software
1 55 (6.00%) Docker
2 34 (3.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.98%) KVM
4 9 (0.98%) NFS
4 9 (0.98%) SRDF
4 9 (0.98%) Xen
5 8 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.11%) RACF
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 64 (6.99%) Kubernetes
2 45 (4.91%) Terraform
3 23 (2.51%) Ansible
4 20 (2.18%) Puppet
5 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.33%) SCCM
8 2 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.22%) Packer
9 1 (0.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.11%) CASB
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.11%) Istio
9 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 138 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 92 (10.04%) Salesforce.com
3 68 (7.42%) SAP
4 62 (6.77%) Oracle
5 54 (5.90%) Databricks
6 49 (5.35%) Google
7 43 (4.69%) BiZZdesign
8 41 (4.48%) MuleSoft
9 26 (2.84%) VMware
10 22 (2.40%) IBM
11 19 (2.07%) Cisco
12 13 (1.42%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.20%) Cloudera
14 10 (1.09%) CyberArk
14 10 (1.09%) hybris
15 9 (0.98%) Adobe
15 9 (0.98%) EMC
15 9 (0.98%) NetApp
16 8 (0.87%) Workday
17 7 (0.76%) Dell