Period
to 18 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 81 128 146
Rank change year-on-year +47 +18 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,142 301 725
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.21% 2.18% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.46% 2.38% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 203 467
10th Percentile £513 £461 £463
25th Percentile £563 £513 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £588 £600
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -2.08% -
75th Percentile £713 £675 £675
90th Percentile £775 £750 £750
England median daily rate £600 £563 £575
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.17% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £89.50 -
England median hourly rate £72.49 £89.50 £70.00
% change year-on-year -19.01% +27.86% +18.32%

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 33,041 12,663 34,640
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.97% 91.81% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,950 9,134 25,287
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 94 439
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.08 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.74 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate £31.17 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.94% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.63 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.90 £54.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.84
% change year-on-year -11.27% +16.80% +7.63%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -5 109 £600 +4.35% 72
South London +9 12 £650 +25.00% 8
West London -15 7 £700 +12.00% 15
East London -9 1 £600 - 10
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 393 (34.41%) Azure
2 295 (25.83%) AWS
3 280 (24.52%) Agile Software Development
4 242 (21.19%) Finance
5 231 (20.23%) Social Skills
6 203 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 186 (16.29%) Microservices
8 180 (15.76%) DevOps
9 172 (15.06%) Microsoft
10 171 (14.97%) Banking
11 163 (14.27%) Java
12 144 (12.61%) Migration
13 142 (12.43%) TOGAF
14 119 (10.42%) Retail
15 118 (10.33%) Enterprise Architecture
16 110 (9.63%) Analytics
17 106 (9.28%) Salesforce.com
18 105 (9.19%) GCP
19 104 (9.11%) CRM
20 103 (9.02%) Data Modelling
21 86 (7.53%) Big Data
22 84 (7.36%) Kubernetes
22 84 (7.36%) SQL
22 84 (7.36%) PaaS
23 81 (7.09%) SAP
24 77 (6.74%) E-Commerce
25 76 (6.65%) Databricks
26 73 (6.39%) Docker
27 72 (6.30%) SaaS
28 71 (6.22%) Security Cleared

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 24 (2.10%) Confluence
2 15 (1.31%) Apache Spark
2 15 (1.31%) CMS
3 11 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.53%) Apache Pig
7 6 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
7 6 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.35%) Apache
10 3 (0.26%) Appian
10 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.26%) Camunda
10 3 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.26%) IIS
10 3 (0.26%) SAS
10 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (1.23%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.44%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.088%) Revit
Business Applications
1 23 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.70%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.35%) BASE24
7 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.26%) Magento
8 3 (0.26%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.26%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
8 3 (0.26%) SAP MDG
8 3 (0.26%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 393 (34.41%) Azure
2 295 (25.83%) AWS
3 105 (9.19%) GCP
4 84 (7.36%) PaaS
5 72 (6.30%) SaaS
6 61 (5.34%) Serverless
7 48 (4.20%) IaaS
8 38 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 37 (3.24%) Azure Data Factory
10 35 (3.06%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 34 (2.98%) Microsoft 365
12 33 (2.89%) Power Platform
13 30 (2.63%) GitHub
14 25 (2.19%) Amazon S3
14 25 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
15 23 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (1.93%) iPaaS
17 21 (1.84%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 20 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
19 19 (1.66%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.58%) SAN
2 17 (1.49%) NAS
3 15 (1.31%) Firewall
4 10 (0.88%) Internet
4 10 (0.88%) Network Security
5 9 (0.79%) HTTP
5 9 (0.79%) LAN
5 9 (0.79%) WAN
6 8 (0.70%) DNS
6 8 (0.70%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.61%) VoIP
8 6 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (0.53%) FCoE
8 6 (0.53%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (0.53%) iSCSI
8 6 (0.53%) Multicast
9 5 (0.44%) H.323
9 5 (0.44%) SCCP
9 5 (0.44%) SSL
10 4 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.53%) Big Data
2 52 (4.55%) Data Lake
3 51 (4.47%) NoSQL
4 49 (4.29%) SQL Server
5 46 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (2.45%) Power BI
7 23 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
7 23 (2.01%) RDBMS
7 23 (2.01%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.84%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.75%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (0.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.61%) SAP HANA
14 6 (0.53%) Cloud Spanner
14 6 (0.53%) GIS
14 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (3.77%) PowerDesigner
2 39 (3.42%) Jenkins
3 27 (2.36%) JIRA
4 20 (1.75%) Maven
5 16 (1.40%) Gradle
5 16 (1.40%) TeamCity
6 11 (0.96%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.44%) Selenium
9 4 (0.35%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.26%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.26%) Bitbucket Server
10 3 (0.26%) IBM UrbanCode
10 3 (0.26%) Terragrunt
11 2 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.18%) GitLab
11 2 (0.18%) JUnit
11 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.088%) Ant
12 1 (0.088%) Subversion
General
1 242 (21.19%) Finance
2 231 (20.23%) Social Skills
3 171 (14.97%) Banking
4 119 (10.42%) Retail
5 44 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (3.85%) Public Sector
6 43 (3.77%) Investment Banking
7 34 (2.98%) Marketing
7 34 (2.98%) Presentation Skills
8 33 (2.89%) Influencing Skills
9 29 (2.54%) Telecoms
10 28 (2.45%) Retail Banking
11 14 (1.23%) Billing
11 14 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
12 12 (1.05%) Back Office
13 10 (0.88%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.88%) Legal
13 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.79%) Law
15 7 (0.61%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (5.78%) Kafka
2 61 (5.34%) REST
3 56 (4.90%) .NET
4 36 (3.15%) Web Services
5 35 (3.06%) SOAP
5 35 (3.06%) Spring Boot
6 30 (2.63%) RESTful
7 28 (2.45%) Middleware
8 26 (2.28%) JSON
9 25 (2.19%) HTML
10 23 (2.01%) React
10 23 (2.01%) Spring
11 20 (1.75%) Node.js
12 19 (1.66%) OpenID
13 16 (1.40%) JMS
13 16 (1.40%) OAuth
13 16 (1.40%) XML
14 14 (1.23%) AngularJS
15 11 (0.96%) CSS
15 11 (0.96%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (4.47%) Cloud Native
2 45 (3.94%) Mobile App
3 39 (3.42%) Public Cloud
4 34 (2.98%) Data Protection Act
5 30 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 24 (2.10%) User Experience
8 23 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.66%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.49%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.49%) Legacy Systems
11 13 (1.14%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.96%) Legacy Applications
13 10 (0.88%) Cyberattack
13 10 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
14 9 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (0.70%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.70%) Equities
16 7 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 52 (4.55%) Windows
2 37 (3.24%) Linux
3 10 (0.88%) Windows 10
4 8 (0.70%) Unix
5 7 (0.61%) Solaris
6 5 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.26%) Debian
8 3 (0.26%) VMS
9 2 (0.18%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.088%) Android
10 1 (0.088%) CentOS
10 1 (0.088%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.088%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (24.52%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 186 (16.29%) Microservices
4 180 (15.76%) DevOps
5 144 (12.61%) Migration
6 142 (12.43%) TOGAF
7 118 (10.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 110 (9.63%) Analytics
9 104 (9.11%) CRM
10 103 (9.02%) Data Modelling
11 77 (6.74%) E-Commerce
12 71 (6.22%) Logistics
13 64 (5.60%) Scrum
14 61 (5.34%) Strategic Roadmap
15 56 (4.90%) Data Architecture
15 56 (4.90%) Infrastructure as Code
16 55 (4.82%) Architecture Roadmap
17 54 (4.73%) Project Delivery
17 54 (4.73%) SDLC
18 53 (4.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 163 (14.27%) Java
2 84 (7.36%) SQL
3 67 (5.87%) JavaScript
4 45 (3.94%) C#
5 41 (3.59%) Python
6 40 (3.50%) PowerShell
7 16 (1.40%) Bash Shell
7 16 (1.40%) Go
8 15 (1.31%) C
9 11 (0.96%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.79%) Kotlin
11 8 (0.70%) Perl
11 8 (0.70%) PHP
12 7 (0.61%) Scala
13 6 (0.53%) Java 11
14 5 (0.44%) C++
14 5 (0.44%) Groovy
14 5 (0.44%) Ruby
14 5 (0.44%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 71 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 61 (5.34%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.15%) Degree
4 26 (2.28%) TOGAF Certification
5 21 (1.84%) AWS Certification
6 11 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.61%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.26%) CISSP
10 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.18%) CISA
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.18%) RHCE
10 2 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.088%) BICSI Certification
11 1 (0.088%) BICSI RCDD
11 1 (0.088%) CISM
11 1 (0.088%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.088%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.088%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.28%) QA
2 23 (2.01%) GDPR
3 11 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.88%) COBIT
5 9 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.70%) PMO
6 8 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.44%) SEPA
8 4 (0.35%) ISO 20022
8 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.35%) PSD2
9 3 (0.26%) NIST
10 2 (0.18%) Accessibility
10 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.18%) ITGC
10 2 (0.18%) NCSC
10 2 (0.18%) SOC 2
11 1 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 73 (6.39%) Docker
2 47 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.53%) KVM
5 6 (0.53%) NFS
5 6 (0.53%) OpenAM
5 6 (0.53%) SRDF
5 6 (0.53%) Xen
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.088%) HDFS
9 1 (0.088%) RACF
9 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.088%) VMFS
9 1 (0.088%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 84 (7.36%) Kubernetes
2 58 (5.08%) Terraform
3 24 (2.10%) Ansible
4 16 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (1.40%) Puppet
5 7 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.26%) SCCM
8 2 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (0.18%) Packer
9 1 (0.088%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.088%) CASB
9 1 (0.088%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.088%) Grafana
9 1 (0.088%) Kibana
9 1 (0.088%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.088%) SCOM
Vendors
1 172 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 106 (9.28%) Salesforce.com
3 81 (7.09%) SAP
4 76 (6.65%) Databricks
5 64 (5.60%) Oracle
6 56 (4.90%) Google
7 55 (4.82%) MuleSoft
8 47 (4.12%) BiZZdesign
9 29 (2.54%) VMware
10 23 (2.01%) IBM
11 17 (1.49%) Cisco
12 14 (1.23%) Cloudera
12 14 (1.23%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.05%) CyberArk
13 12 (1.05%) Pega
14 11 (0.96%) Adobe
15 9 (0.79%) hybris
15 9 (0.79%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.79%) Splunk
16 8 (0.70%) Remedy