The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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.

Solution Architect
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 121 127
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 421 452 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.15% 2.01% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.12% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 287 263
Median daily rate £600 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £670 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £521
% change year-on-year +5.00% -3.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £31.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -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 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 29 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 +25 68 £608 +6.57% 16
Bromley +11 3 £650 +23.80% 1
Uxbridge +7 2 £459 +22.33%
Docklands, London - 2 £625 -
Croydon +11 1 - -
Hayes -3 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf -5 1 £613 -7.54%
Westminster - 1 £550 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 254 (29.64%) Finance
2 227 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (20.42%) Microsoft
4 157 (18.32%) Java
5 133 (15.52%) Banking
6 121 (14.12%) TOGAF
7 109 (12.72%) Microsoft Azure
8 105 (12.25%) Oracle
9 96 (11.20%) E-Commerce
10 88 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 84 (9.80%) Web Services
12 82 (9.57%) CRM
13 75 (8.75%) Enterprise Architecture
14 74 (8.63%) Retail
14 74 (8.63%) .NET
15 73 (8.52%) Migration
16 70 (8.17%) SQL Server
17 69 (8.05%) REST
18 68 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
18 68 (7.93%) SAP
19 65 (7.58%) SOA
19 65 (7.58%) DevOps
20 64 (7.47%) SharePoint
21 59 (6.88%) Office 365
22 57 (6.65%) Middleware
23 55 (6.42%) SOAP
24 54 (6.30%) IT Strategy
25 50 (5.83%) CMS
26 47 (5.48%) SQL
26 47 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM

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 64 (7.47%) SharePoint
2 50 (5.83%) CMS
3 33 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 27 (3.15%) WebSphere
5 22 (2.57%) Skype for Business
6 20 (2.33%) WebLogic
7 18 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
8 17 (1.98%) Drupal
8 17 (1.98%) JBoss
9 12 (1.40%) Confluence
10 11 (1.28%) Umbraco
11 10 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (1.17%) IIS
12 9 (1.05%) Apache
13 8 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.93%) Magnolia
13 8 (0.93%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
16 5 (0.58%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 45 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.63%) MS Office
3 6 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) MS Project
4 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 47 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.93%) Magento
2 8 (0.93%) SAP CO
2 8 (0.93%) SAP FI
2 8 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.82%) SAP HR
4 6 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.70%) SAP Travel Management
5 5 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.47%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.35%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.35%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 109 (12.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (6.88%) Office 365
4 39 (4.55%) SaaS
5 30 (3.50%) PaaS
6 24 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (2.68%) IaaS
8 10 (1.17%) GitHub
8 10 (1.17%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (0.70%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.58%) CloudBees
11 5 (0.58%) Force.com
11 5 (0.58%) Yammer
12 4 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.35%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.68%) WAN
2 22 (2.57%) Firewall
3 19 (2.22%) Skype
4 18 (2.10%) Internet
5 15 (1.75%) HTTP
5 15 (1.75%) LAN
6 14 (1.63%) LDAP
7 12 (1.40%) DNS
8 7 (0.82%) MPLS
8 7 (0.82%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.58%) Network Security
9 5 (0.58%) VPN
9 5 (0.58%) X.509
10 4 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.47%) SAN
10 4 (0.47%) SSL
11 3 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (0.35%) IPsec
11 3 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.78%) Big Data
3 25 (2.92%) Hadoop
4 23 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (2.45%) NoSQL
6 14 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
6 14 (1.63%) Oracle Database
6 14 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.17%) SAP HANA
10 7 (0.82%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (0.82%) Power BI
10 7 (0.82%) QlikView
11 6 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (0.70%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.58%) MySQL
13 4 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 20 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 17 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.98%) Maven
3 15 (1.75%) JIRA
4 8 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.70%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.35%) Ant
8 3 (0.35%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.35%) Rational Software Modeler
9 2 (0.23%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.23%) Subversion
10 1 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.12%) Selenium
10 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
General
1 254 (29.64%) Finance
2 133 (15.52%) Banking
3 74 (8.63%) Retail
4 27 (3.15%) Marketing
5 21 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.63%) Back Office
6 14 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.52%) Advertising
8 11 (1.28%) Legal
9 10 (1.17%) Law
10 9 (1.05%) Billing
10 9 (1.05%) Front Office
11 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (9.80%) Web Services
2 74 (8.63%) .NET
3 69 (8.05%) REST
4 57 (6.65%) Middleware
5 55 (6.42%) SOAP
6 46 (5.37%) JSON
7 42 (4.90%) HTML
8 35 (4.08%) XML
9 34 (3.97%) Spring
10 30 (3.50%) CSS
11 29 (3.38%) J2EE
12 27 (3.15%) HTML5
13 26 (3.03%) AngularJS
14 20 (2.33%) Node.js
15 19 (2.22%) CSS3
16 17 (1.98%) SAML
17 14 (1.63%) ASP.NET
18 13 (1.52%) Java EE
18 13 (1.52%) RESTful
19 12 (1.40%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.43%) Management Information System
2 37 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.32%) User Experience
3 36 (4.20%) Mobile App
4 33 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 24 (2.80%) Market Risk
5 24 (2.80%) SWIFT
6 18 (2.10%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.98%) Fintech
7 17 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (1.63%) Credit Risk
8 14 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.28%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.05%) EMV
11 9 (1.05%) PKI
12 8 (0.93%) Contactless
13 7 (0.82%) EPoS
14 6 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 36 (4.20%) Windows
2 34 (3.97%) Linux
3 18 (2.10%) Unix
4 9 (1.05%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.82%) Android
6 6 (0.70%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.58%) Solaris
8 3 (0.35%) AIX
8 3 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.23%) pSOS
10 1 (0.12%) SUSE
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (14.12%) TOGAF
3 96 (11.20%) E-Commerce
4 88 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 82 (9.57%) CRM
6 75 (8.75%) Enterprise Architecture
7 73 (8.52%) Migration
8 65 (7.58%) DevOps
8 65 (7.58%) SOA
9 54 (6.30%) IT Strategy
10 45 (5.25%) Microservices
11 44 (5.13%) Data Architecture
11 44 (5.13%) ERP
12 43 (5.02%) Data Modelling
13 42 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (4.90%) SDLC
14 41 (4.78%) Analytics
15 39 (4.55%) Service Design
15 39 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
16 38 (4.43%) UML
Programming Languages
1 157 (18.32%) Java
2 47 (5.48%) SQL
3 37 (4.32%) JavaScript
4 31 (3.62%) C#
5 21 (2.45%) C++
6 15 (1.75%) C
7 10 (1.17%) Python
8 8 (0.93%) Apex Code
9 6 (0.70%) Perl
9 6 (0.70%) Ruby
10 5 (0.58%) Go
11 4 (0.47%) COBOL
11 4 (0.47%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.35%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.35%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.35%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (4.20%) Degree
2 33 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.52%) CISSP
5 9 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (0.93%) ISSAP
7 6 (0.70%) CCNA
7 6 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.58%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.58%) PMP
9 4 (0.47%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.47%) CISA
9 4 (0.47%) CISM
9 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.35%) CCIE
10 3 (0.35%) CLAS
10 3 (0.35%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.23%) CCNP
11 2 (0.23%) MCSD
11 2 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.68%) SEPA
2 21 (2.45%) QA
3 14 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.40%) MiFID
5 11 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.58%) IFRS
7 4 (0.47%) COBIT
8 2 (0.23%) HL7
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.23%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.12%) Basel III
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.12%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.12%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.12%) PMO
9 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.12%) TARGET2
System Software
1 26 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.82%) Docker
5 5 (0.58%) XenApp
6 3 (0.35%) NFS
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.35%) vCloud
6 3 (0.35%) vSphere
7 2 (0.23%) HDFS
7 2 (0.23%) KVM
7 2 (0.23%) SRDF
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.23%) Xen
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.12%) Ceph
8 1 (0.12%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (1.05%) Kubernetes
1 9 (1.05%) SCCM
2 7 (0.82%) Ansible
2 7 (0.82%) QRadar
3 5 (0.58%) MOM
3 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.58%) Puppet
4 4 (0.47%) Kibana
4 4 (0.47%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.35%) Cacti
5 3 (0.35%) logstash
5 3 (0.35%) Nagios
5 3 (0.35%) OpenSSO
5 3 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.23%) Check_MK
6 2 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.23%) Graphite
6 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.23%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 175 (20.42%) Microsoft
2 105 (12.25%) Oracle
3 68 (7.93%) SAP
4 39 (4.55%) IBM
5 37 (4.32%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (3.97%) VMware
7 28 (3.27%) Adobe
8 19 (2.22%) Cisco
9 15 (1.75%) Citrix
9 15 (1.75%) hybris
10 14 (1.63%) HP
11 12 (1.40%) Bloomberg
11 12 (1.40%) Reuters
12 11 (1.28%) MuleSoft
12 11 (1.28%) Pega
13 9 (1.05%) Informatica
13 9 (1.05%) Splunk
14 8 (0.93%) Hyperion
14 8 (0.93%) NetApp
14 8 (0.93%) Red Hat
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Infotree Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London - South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600+ per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 27 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 14 days ago