Period
to 12 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 168 188
Rank change year-on-year +29 +20 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 714 775 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.98% 1.69% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.78% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 537 488
London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
10th Percentile £475 £463 £425
90th Percentile £750 £725 £725
England median daily rate £575 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
London median hourly rate - £52.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -40.00%
England median hourly rate £72.50 £55.64 £56.13
% change year-on-year +30.30% -0.86% +2.05%

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 33,814 43,433 43,879
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 94.79% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,298 31,385 31,737
London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £656
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 593 553
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% -3.75% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.10
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.29 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.56 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.73% -1.07% +3.72%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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 6 months to 12 November 2019. 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 +65 138 £600 -4.00% 54
West London +40 35 £515 +3.00% 16
East London +28 11 £615 -1.60% 7
North London +6 6 £650 +36.84% 1
South London +27 4 £615 +17.14% 4
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 185 (25.91%) Finance
2 175 (24.51%) Azure
3 152 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (17.23%) Microsoft
5 105 (14.71%) AWS
6 104 (14.57%) Java
7 92 (12.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 87 (12.18%) .NET
9 78 (10.92%) TOGAF
10 76 (10.64%) Microservices
11 71 (9.94%) CRM
12 70 (9.80%) Analytics
13 68 (9.52%) Banking
14 67 (9.38%) DevOps
15 65 (9.10%) REST
16 62 (8.68%) Retail
16 62 (8.68%) Web Services
17 56 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
18 55 (7.70%) JavaScript
19 54 (7.56%) C#
19 54 (7.56%) Enterprise Architecture
20 48 (6.72%) Migration
21 46 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
22 45 (6.30%) SQL
23 44 (6.16%) SAP
24 42 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
25 41 (5.74%) GCP
25 41 (5.74%) Marketing
26 40 (5.60%) Use Case
26 40 (5.60%) SQL Server

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 28 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 11 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.26%) CMS
5 7 (0.98%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.70%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.56%) Apache
8 4 (0.56%) Confluence
8 4 (0.56%) IIS
8 4 (0.56%) Mattermost
8 4 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.56%) SAS
9 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.42%) Mule
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.42%) SAP Portal
10 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 21 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.10%) Adobe Campaign
3 14 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.84%) Aligne
5 4 (0.56%) Endur
5 4 (0.56%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 4 (0.56%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.28%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.28%) SAP CS
8 1 (0.14%) Actimize
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.14%) SAP IBP
8 1 (0.14%) SAP SCM
8 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 175 (24.51%) Azure
2 105 (14.71%) AWS
3 41 (5.74%) GCP
4 30 (4.20%) Office 365
5 29 (4.06%) IaaS
6 28 (3.92%) PaaS
7 24 (3.36%) SaaS
8 17 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (2.38%) Power Platform
9 16 (2.24%) Amazon S3
10 12 (1.68%) Serverless
11 11 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (1.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 9 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
15 7 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (0.98%) Force.com
15 7 (0.98%) OneDrive
15 7 (0.98%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.38%) Firewall
2 16 (2.24%) WAN
3 14 (1.96%) LAN
4 12 (1.68%) Unified Communications
5 10 (1.40%) Internet
5 10 (1.40%) Skype
6 8 (1.12%) NAS
6 8 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.70%) MPLS
7 5 (0.70%) SAN
8 4 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.56%) VPN
9 3 (0.42%) Intranet
9 3 (0.42%) Network Security
9 3 (0.42%) VoIP
10 2 (0.28%) DNS
10 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.28%) Extranet
10 2 (0.28%) HTTP
10 2 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.78%) Big Data
2 27 (3.78%) NoSQL
3 25 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.52%) Hadoop
5 17 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.10%) Amazon Athena
7 14 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 14 (1.96%) Data Lake
7 14 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.82%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.68%) MySQL
9 12 (1.68%) Power BI
10 8 (1.12%) Apache Hive
10 8 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.12%) Blockchain
10 8 (1.12%) GIS
11 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.84%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.26%) JIRA
2 9 (1.26%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.56%) Ant
5 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket Server
5 2 (0.28%) Maven
5 2 (0.28%) Selenium
5 2 (0.28%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.14%) GitLab
6 1 (0.14%) RStudio
6 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.14%) Subversion
6 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 185 (25.91%) Finance
2 68 (9.52%) Banking
3 62 (8.68%) Retail
4 41 (5.74%) Marketing
5 19 (2.66%) Back Office
5 19 (2.66%) Front Office
6 17 (2.38%) Legal
6 17 (2.38%) Public Sector
7 15 (2.10%) Law
8 14 (1.96%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.54%) Advertising
10 10 (1.40%) Billing
11 8 (1.12%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.98%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.84%) Publishing
14 4 (0.56%) German Language
15 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (12.18%) .NET
2 65 (9.10%) REST
3 62 (8.68%) Web Services
4 34 (4.76%) SOAP
5 30 (4.20%) HTML
6 28 (3.92%) CSS
6 28 (3.92%) XML
7 23 (3.22%) JSON
8 21 (2.94%) Kafka
9 19 (2.66%) Middleware
10 18 (2.52%) J2EE
10 18 (2.52%) Node.js
10 18 (2.52%) React
11 15 (2.10%) Java EE
11 15 (2.10%) Spring
12 13 (1.82%) OAuth
12 13 (1.82%) SAML
13 12 (1.68%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.68%) OpenID
14 10 (1.40%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
3 30 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.66%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.52%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.10%) Fixed Income
8 15 (2.10%) Reference Data
9 13 (1.82%) Derivative
9 13 (1.82%) Marketing Technology
10 12 (1.68%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.98%) Bitcoin
14 7 (0.98%) iSeries
14 7 (0.98%) State Machine
15 6 (0.84%) AS400
15 6 (0.84%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (2.94%) Windows
2 20 (2.80%) Linux
3 10 (1.40%) Unix
4 6 (0.84%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.56%) VMS
5 4 (0.56%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.28%) Android
7 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.28%) Solaris
7 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.14%) SUSE
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (12.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 78 (10.92%) TOGAF
4 76 (10.64%) Microservices
5 71 (9.94%) CRM
6 70 (9.80%) Analytics
7 67 (9.38%) DevOps
8 54 (7.56%) Enterprise Architecture
9 48 (6.72%) Migration
10 46 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
12 40 (5.60%) Data Modelling
12 40 (5.60%) Use Case
13 37 (5.18%) Architectural Design
13 37 (5.18%) Strategic Roadmap
13 37 (5.18%) UML
14 36 (5.04%) SOA
15 34 (4.76%) Data Architecture
15 34 (4.76%) Scrum
15 34 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 104 (14.57%) Java
2 55 (7.70%) JavaScript
3 54 (7.56%) C#
4 45 (6.30%) SQL
5 32 (4.48%) Python
6 27 (3.78%) C++
7 23 (3.22%) Apex Code
8 15 (2.10%) C
9 8 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 7 (0.98%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.70%) R
11 5 (0.70%) VB
12 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.42%) PHP
12 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.42%) Ruby
13 2 (0.28%) Perl
13 2 (0.28%) Scala
13 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (3.64%) Degree
2 25 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.08%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.42%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.28%) CCIE
8 2 (0.28%) CCNP
8 2 (0.28%) CEH
8 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.28%) CISSP
8 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.28%) PMP
9 1 (0.14%) CCIP
9 1 (0.14%) CISM
9 1 (0.14%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.14%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.14%) MBA
9 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.98%) GDPR
2 6 (0.84%) QA
3 4 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.28%) COBIT
4 2 (0.28%) PSD2
4 2 (0.28%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) NIST
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.52%) Docker
3 6 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.42%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.42%) vCloud
6 1 (0.14%) HDFS
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) KVM
6 1 (0.14%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.14%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.54%) Ansible
3 10 (1.40%) Terraform
4 8 (1.12%) Puppet
5 7 (0.98%) SCCM
5 7 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.42%) Packer
8 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.28%) collectd
8 2 (0.28%) Control-M
8 2 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.28%) logstash
8 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.28%) Salt
8 2 (0.28%) Zipkin
9 1 (0.14%) Kibana
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 123 (17.23%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
3 44 (6.16%) SAP
4 35 (4.90%) Oracle
5 29 (4.06%) Google
6 18 (2.52%) Adobe
7 16 (2.24%) VMware
8 13 (1.82%) MuleSoft
9 12 (1.68%) IBM
10 11 (1.54%) Cisco
11 10 (1.40%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.26%) Dell
12 9 (1.26%) EMC
12 9 (1.26%) NetApp
13 6 (0.84%) Databricks
13 6 (0.84%) F5
13 6 (0.84%) Splunk
14 5 (0.70%) Informatica
14 5 (0.70%) Tableau
14 5 (0.70%) UiPath