Period
to 29 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £615 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 134 142
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 373 853 903
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.94% 2.12% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.25% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 562 603
Median daily rate £615 £600 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +1.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £475 £473 £494
90th Percentile £781 £713 £729
England median daily rate £600 £575 £560
% change year-on-year +4.35% +2.68% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £77.85 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.22% +44.84% +53.57%
10th Percentile £35.00 £65.46 £38.63
90th Percentile £43.75 £158.36 £69.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £54.25 £80.73
% change year-on-year -35.48% -32.80% +130.66%

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 17,985 37,894 43,238
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 94.29% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,439 27,023 31,222
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £308 £315 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 492 675
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.45 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.19% -0.24% -4.44%
10th Percentile £14.97 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £49.79
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.58%

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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 +53 58 £590 -1.26% 9
West London +38 10 £600 +9.09% 3
East London +44 6 £588 -6.00% 1
North London +6 1 £550 -6.38% 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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.

1 130 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (29.22%) AWS
3 106 (28.42%) Azure
3 106 (28.42%) Finance
4 67 (17.96%) Microservices
5 63 (16.89%) Java
6 55 (14.75%) Web Services
7 50 (13.40%) DevOps
8 46 (12.33%) .NET
9 43 (11.53%) Scrum
10 37 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 37 (9.92%) Microsoft
11 36 (9.65%) Migration
12 34 (9.12%) GCP
12 34 (9.12%) Hedge funds
13 32 (8.58%) TOGAF
13 32 (8.58%) C#
14 31 (8.31%) Salesforce.com
14 31 (8.31%) Python
14 31 (8.31%) Analytics
15 30 (8.04%) Kubernetes
15 30 (8.04%) SQL
16 29 (7.77%) Serverless
17 28 (7.51%) Front Office
18 27 (7.24%) Docker
19 26 (6.97%) JavaScript
19 26 (6.97%) CRM
19 26 (6.97%) Banking
20 25 (6.70%) Security Cleared
21 24 (6.43%) SDLC

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 (6.43%) CMS
2 12 (3.22%) Apache
3 9 (2.41%) Confluence
4 7 (1.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.54%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) CICS
7 1 (0.27%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.22%) Markit EDM
1 12 (3.22%) SimCorp Dimension
2 8 (2.14%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.07%) Endur
4 4 (1.07%) SAP MDG
4 4 (1.07%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.80%) CA PPM
5 3 (0.80%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.54%) SAP Travel Management
7 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 109 (29.22%) AWS
2 106 (28.42%) Azure
3 34 (9.12%) GCP
4 29 (7.77%) Serverless
5 23 (6.17%) SaaS
6 20 (5.36%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (3.22%) Amazon ECS
7 12 (3.22%) PaaS
8 11 (2.95%) Apigee
9 10 (2.68%) OpenShift
10 9 (2.41%) Amazon S3
11 8 (2.14%) IaaS
12 7 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (1.88%) iPaaS
13 6 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.61%) Office 365
14 5 (1.34%) Amazon SageMaker
14 5 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (1.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (1.07%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.41%) Internet
2 8 (2.14%) LAN
2 8 (2.14%) VPN
2 8 (2.14%) WAN
3 6 (1.61%) Unified Communications
4 5 (1.34%) BGP
4 5 (1.34%) MPLS
4 5 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.07%) Firewall
5 4 (1.07%) RTMP
6 3 (0.80%) DNS
6 3 (0.80%) Skype
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.54%) Converged Networks
7 2 (0.54%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.54%) OSPF
7 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.54%) VoIP
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.75%) Amazon Redshift
4 13 (3.49%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.95%) Big Data
5 11 (2.95%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.68%) MySQL
7 9 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (1.61%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.34%) Amazon Athena
10 5 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.34%) SAP HANA
11 4 (1.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.07%) GIS
11 4 (1.07%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.07%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.07%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.54%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 17 (4.56%) Artifactory
2 11 (2.95%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.95%) JIRA
3 10 (2.68%) GitLab
4 4 (1.07%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.07%) NUnit
5 2 (0.54%) Subversion
6 1 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 106 (28.42%) Finance
2 28 (7.51%) Front Office
3 26 (6.97%) Banking
4 20 (5.36%) Public Sector
5 18 (4.83%) Back Office
6 14 (3.75%) Retail
6 14 (3.75%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.95%) Marketing
8 7 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.07%) Advertising
9 4 (1.07%) Legal
9 4 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.80%) Billing
10 3 (0.80%) Local Government
10 3 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.54%) Games
11 2 (0.54%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (14.75%) Web Services
2 46 (12.33%) .NET
3 19 (5.09%) REST
4 16 (4.29%) Node.js
5 15 (4.02%) React
6 12 (3.22%) AngularJS
6 12 (3.22%) Middleware
7 11 (2.95%) OAuth
7 11 (2.95%) Swagger
8 10 (2.68%) gRPC
9 9 (2.41%) HTML
10 8 (2.14%) HTML5
10 8 (2.14%) Kafka
11 7 (1.88%) Java EE
11 7 (1.88%) JSON
11 7 (1.88%) SOAP
12 6 (1.61%) Spring
13 5 (1.34%) SAP Fiori
14 4 (1.07%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.07%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.12%) Hedge funds
2 24 (6.43%) Fixed Income
3 19 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.56%) Equities
4 17 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (4.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.75%) Reference Data
7 13 (3.49%) Derivative
8 12 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (2.95%) Cloud Native
9 11 (2.95%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.41%) Blog
10 9 (2.41%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.88%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (1.07%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.80%) PKI
15 3 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.95%) Windows
2 8 (2.14%) Android
3 7 (1.88%) Linux
4 5 (1.34%) Unix
5 3 (0.80%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.54%) Debian
6 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (17.96%) Microservices
3 50 (13.40%) DevOps
4 43 (11.53%) Scrum
5 37 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (9.65%) Migration
7 32 (8.58%) TOGAF
8 31 (8.31%) Analytics
9 26 (6.97%) CRM
10 24 (6.43%) SDLC
11 23 (6.17%) Asset Management
11 23 (6.17%) Data Modelling
12 20 (5.36%) Investment Management
12 20 (5.36%) Technical Architecture
13 19 (5.09%) Architectural Design
14 18 (4.83%) Enterprise Architecture
15 17 (4.56%) Data Architecture
15 17 (4.56%) Presales
16 16 (4.29%) Software Architecture
16 16 (4.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 63 (16.89%) Java
2 32 (8.58%) C#
3 31 (8.31%) Python
4 30 (8.04%) SQL
5 26 (6.97%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.95%) C++
7 10 (2.68%) Apex Code
8 7 (1.88%) R
9 5 (1.34%) PHP
9 5 (1.34%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.80%) Perl
11 2 (0.54%) Go
11 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.27%) Groovy
12 1 (0.27%) Ruby
12 1 (0.27%) Scala
12 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.09%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.22%) Degree
4 9 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.14%) Sun Certification
6 5 (1.34%) AWS Certification
6 5 (1.34%) BC Cleared
6 5 (1.34%) CCDA
6 5 (1.34%) CCDP
6 5 (1.34%) CCIE
6 5 (1.34%) CCNA
6 5 (1.34%) CCNP
6 5 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.54%) CISSP
8 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.14%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) SEPA
System Software
1 27 (7.24%) Docker
2 5 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) IAG
4 1 (0.27%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (8.04%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.80%) Ansible
2 3 (0.80%) Puppet
3 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.54%) Terraform
4 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.27%) Control-M
4 1 (0.27%) Istio
4 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.31%) Salesforce.com
3 22 (5.90%) Google
4 21 (5.63%) SAP
5 13 (3.49%) Cisco
5 13 (3.49%) Oracle
6 12 (3.22%) Calypso
6 12 (3.22%) Charles River
6 12 (3.22%) SimCorp
7 10 (2.68%) GoldenSource
8 8 (2.14%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.88%) MuleSoft
9 7 (1.88%) Sitecore
10 6 (1.61%) IBM
10 6 (1.61%) VMware
11 5 (1.34%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.07%) Adobe
12 4 (1.07%) hybris
12 4 (1.07%) OpenLink
12 4 (1.07%) Red Hat