Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 117 145
Rank change year-on-year -54 +28 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 734 913 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.60% 2.20% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 2.32% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 612 488
London median daily rate £575 £600 £560
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £463 £452 £425
90th Percentile £713 £750 £700
England median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
London median hourly rate £60.00 £65.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +108.00% -
England median hourly rate £80.73 £55.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year +46.78% +3.77% +35.94%

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 43,386 39,404 42,009
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,575 28,077 29,634
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 557 648
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.82 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 -43 100 £575 -6.50% 44
South London -13 32 £640 +50.59% 2
East London 0 22 £500 -16.67% 10
West London -28 21 £563 -0.44% 18
North London +3 13 £513 -24.07%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 209 (28.47%) Finance
2 188 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (19.48%) Java
4 104 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
5 102 (13.90%) TOGAF
6 101 (13.76%) Microsoft
7 82 (11.17%) Web Services
8 81 (11.04%) Banking
9 80 (10.90%) Oracle
10 78 (10.63%) Enterprise Architecture
10 78 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 71 (9.67%) Retail
12 66 (8.99%) Analytics
12 66 (8.99%) Microservices
13 65 (8.86%) REST
14 60 (8.17%) CRM
15 58 (7.90%) SOA
15 58 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (7.90%) SaaS
16 57 (7.77%) DevOps
17 55 (7.49%) Migration
18 54 (7.36%) SAP
19 50 (6.81%) IaaS
20 49 (6.68%) PaaS
21 48 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
21 48 (6.54%) Big Data
22 47 (6.40%) UML
22 47 (6.40%) Open Source
23 44 (5.99%) ERP
24 42 (5.72%) .NET

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 (3.81%) WebSphere
2 19 (2.59%) CMS
3 18 (2.45%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 14 (1.91%) Apache Spark
5 10 (1.36%) JBoss
6 8 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.82%) Confluence
8 6 (0.82%) SAS
9 5 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.68%) ThingWorx
9 5 (0.68%) WildFly
10 4 (0.54%) Apache
10 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.72%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
4 7 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.41%) Magento
6 3 (0.41%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.27%) Actimize
7 2 (0.27%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.27%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.14%) Radian6
8 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.14%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 104 (14.17%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (7.90%) SaaS
4 50 (6.81%) IaaS
5 49 (6.68%) PaaS
6 37 (5.04%) Office 365
7 20 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.63%) Amazon Kinesis
10 11 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (1.23%) iPaaS
12 8 (1.09%) Amazon S3
12 8 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.95%) AWS CloudTrail
14 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
16 4 (0.54%) GitHub
16 4 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.09%) Internet
2 14 (1.91%) Firewall
3 12 (1.63%) Wireless
4 11 (1.50%) WAN
5 10 (1.36%) LAN
5 10 (1.36%) VPN
6 8 (1.09%) SSL
7 7 (0.95%) DNS
7 7 (0.95%) MPLS
8 5 (0.68%) HTTP
8 5 (0.68%) Modbus
8 5 (0.68%) MQTT
9 4 (0.54%) SMS
9 4 (0.54%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.54%) VPLS
10 3 (0.41%) S/MIME
10 3 (0.41%) Skype
10 3 (0.41%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (0.41%) VXLAN
10 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.54%) Big Data
2 31 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (4.09%) Hadoop
4 20 (2.72%) SQL Server
5 18 (2.45%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.04%) MongoDB
6 15 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.50%) HBase
8 9 (1.23%) MySQL
8 9 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.09%) Data Lake
9 8 (1.09%) DB2
10 7 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (0.95%) Apache Hive
10 7 (0.95%) Data Mining
11 6 (0.82%) IBM InfoSphere
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (0.68%) Power BI
12 5 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (0.82%) JIRA
2 5 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.54%) ERwin
4 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.41%) GitLab
4 3 (0.41%) Hudson
4 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.27%) Ant
5 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.27%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.27%) Maven
5 2 (0.27%) Xcode
6 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.14%) MorphX
6 1 (0.14%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 209 (28.47%) Finance
2 81 (11.04%) Banking
3 71 (9.67%) Retail
4 27 (3.68%) Marketing
5 21 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 16 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.04%) Back Office
8 9 (1.23%) Billing
8 9 (1.23%) Legal
9 8 (1.09%) Front Office
9 8 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.95%) Advertising
10 7 (0.95%) Local Government
11 6 (0.82%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.68%) Games
12 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Law
13 3 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.17%) Web Services
2 65 (8.86%) REST
3 42 (5.72%) .NET
4 35 (4.77%) JSON
5 30 (4.09%) SOAP
6 29 (3.95%) Kafka
7 27 (3.68%) Spring
8 26 (3.54%) HTML
9 25 (3.41%) XML
10 24 (3.27%) Node.js
11 19 (2.59%) Java EE
12 18 (2.45%) Middleware
13 15 (2.04%) RESTful
14 14 (1.91%) AngularJS
15 13 (1.77%) J2EE
15 13 (1.77%) OpenID
16 12 (1.63%) SAML
17 11 (1.50%) JDBC
18 10 (1.36%) CSS
18 10 (1.36%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 21 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 13 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (1.63%) Social Media
6 11 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.50%) User Experience
7 10 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.36%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.36%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.23%) NHS
8 9 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.09%) Cloud Native
9 8 (1.09%) PKI
10 7 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (0.95%) iPad
10 7 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.82%) EPoS
11 6 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (4.77%) Linux
2 31 (4.22%) Windows
3 16 (2.18%) Unix
4 9 (1.23%) Android
5 8 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.54%) AIX
8 4 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.41%) Solaris
10 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.27%) SUSE
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (13.90%) TOGAF
3 78 (10.63%) Enterprise Architecture
4 66 (8.99%) Analytics
4 66 (8.99%) Microservices
5 60 (8.17%) CRM
6 58 (7.90%) SOA
6 58 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 57 (7.77%) DevOps
8 55 (7.49%) Migration
9 48 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (6.40%) Open Source
10 47 (6.40%) UML
11 44 (5.99%) ERP
12 42 (5.72%) Data Modelling
13 41 (5.59%) SDLC
14 36 (4.90%) IT Strategy
14 36 (4.90%) ITIL
15 35 (4.77%) E-Commerce
15 35 (4.77%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 143 (19.48%) Java
2 29 (3.95%) JavaScript
2 29 (3.95%) SQL
3 20 (2.72%) Python
4 13 (1.77%) C#
5 12 (1.63%) PHP
6 10 (1.36%) C
7 8 (1.09%) Ruby
8 6 (0.82%) Apex Code
8 6 (0.82%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.68%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.54%) Scala
11 3 (0.41%) Perl
11 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.41%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.27%) Groovy
12 2 (0.27%) VB
12 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (5.72%) Security Cleared
2 23 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.59%) Degree
4 11 (1.50%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.54%) CCIE
7 4 (0.54%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.27%) CCNA
8 2 (0.27%) CCSP
8 2 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.27%) CWNA
8 2 (0.27%) VCAP
8 2 (0.27%) VCDX
8 2 (0.27%) VCP6
9 1 (0.14%) CCDA
9 1 (0.14%) CCNP
9 1 (0.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.81%) QA
2 24 (3.27%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.63%) GDPR
4 9 (1.23%) MiFID
5 7 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.54%) COBIT
7 4 (0.54%) EMIR
8 3 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.27%) GCP
9 2 (0.27%) IFRS
10 1 (0.14%) HL7
10 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.14%) PMO
10 1 (0.14%) RMADS
10 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.14%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.14%) SEPA
10 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.32%) Docker
3 8 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.54%) HDFS
5 3 (0.41%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.27%) XenApp
6 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.14%) Firmware
7 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.14%) vCloud
7 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (1.36%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.82%) SCCM
3 5 (0.68%) Grafana
4 3 (0.41%) TrustSec
5 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.27%) Puppet
5 2 (0.27%) SCOM
5 2 (0.27%) Terraform
5 2 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.27%) vRealize
6 1 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 101 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 80 (10.90%) Oracle
3 54 (7.36%) SAP
4 36 (4.90%) IBM
5 28 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (2.45%) VMware
7 17 (2.32%) Cisco
8 16 (2.18%) Adobe
9 15 (2.04%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.63%) ATG
11 11 (1.50%) Informatica
11 11 (1.50%) Teradata
12 10 (1.36%) Citrix
13 9 (1.23%) MapR
14 8 (1.09%) Google
15 7 (0.95%) Ab Initio
15 7 (0.95%) AlienVault
15 7 (0.95%) CA
15 7 (0.95%) IBM Sterling
16 6 (0.82%) Tableau