Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 176 121
Rank change year-on-year +9 -55 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 742 737 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.67% 1.59% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.67% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 513 610
London median daily rate £588 £575 £586
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.17% -1.92% +6.59%
10th Percentile £469 £461 £450
90th Percentile £721 £713 £750
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
London median hourly rate £52.50 £60.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -7.69% +160.00%
10th Percentile £51.25 £60.00 £38.00
90th Percentile £57.75 £60.00 £96.00
England median hourly rate £53.14 £80.73 £55.00
% change year-on-year -34.17% +46.78% +3.77%

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 42,064 44,044 39,642
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.87% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,219 32,042 28,279
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £640
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 576 558
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.92 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.41% -3.24% +8.34%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.69
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -15 109 £600 +4.35% 57
South London -9 22 £550 -11.29% 1
West London +6 15 £500 -11.11% 27
East London -42 11 £536 +7.25% 6
North London -11 7 £575 +12.20%
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 182 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 174 (23.45%) Finance
3 159 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
5 114 (15.36%) Microsoft
6 112 (15.09%) Banking
7 96 (12.94%) Retail
8 93 (12.53%) Java
9 89 (11.99%) Microservices
10 72 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 70 (9.43%) .NET
12 67 (9.03%) SOA
13 62 (8.36%) DevOps
14 61 (8.22%) TOGAF
15 58 (7.82%) PaaS
16 57 (7.68%) Analytics
17 55 (7.41%) SQL
18 49 (6.60%) Big Data
19 48 (6.47%) Office 365
19 48 (6.47%) IaaS
20 47 (6.33%) Oracle
20 47 (6.33%) Data Modelling
21 46 (6.20%) Enterprise Architecture
22 44 (5.93%) CRM
22 44 (5.93%) SAP
22 44 (5.93%) Web Services
23 43 (5.80%) SaaS
24 42 (5.66%) Security Cleared
24 42 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
25 40 (5.39%) Migration

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 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (1.21%) CMS
4 8 (1.08%) IIS
4 8 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (0.81%) Confluence
6 6 (0.81%) Moodle
6 6 (0.81%) SAS
7 5 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.54%) Apache
8 4 (0.54%) Drupal
8 4 (0.54%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.40%) Appian
9 3 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.27%) Anypoint
Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.40%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.54%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.40%) Actimize
6 3 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 3 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.40%) SAP EWM
6 3 (0.40%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.40%) SAP SCM
6 3 (0.40%) Social Studio
7 2 (0.27%) Magento
7 2 (0.27%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.27%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 182 (24.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 151 (20.35%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (7.82%) PaaS
4 48 (6.47%) IaaS
4 48 (6.47%) Office 365
5 43 (5.80%) SaaS
6 27 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
6 27 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 9 (1.21%) Serverless
10 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.81%) GitHub
10 6 (0.81%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.67%) Datadog
11 5 (0.67%) iPaaS
12 4 (0.54%) Lucidchart
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.40%) Apigee
13 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.29%) Firewall
2 11 (1.48%) WAN
3 8 (1.08%) LAN
3 8 (1.08%) Skype
4 7 (0.94%) DNS
5 6 (0.81%) BIG-IP
5 6 (0.81%) Internet
6 5 (0.67%) SSL
6 5 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.67%) Wireless
7 4 (0.54%) DMZ
7 4 (0.54%) LTE
7 4 (0.54%) UMTS
7 4 (0.54%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.40%) Intranet
8 3 (0.40%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.40%) SAN
8 3 (0.40%) TETRA
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.60%) Big Data
2 37 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (4.99%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 19 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 17 (2.29%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
7 15 (2.02%) Power BI
8 11 (1.48%) Data Lake
8 11 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.35%) Apache Hive
10 9 (1.21%) Blockchain
11 7 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.94%) MySQL
12 5 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
13 4 (0.54%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 19 (2.56%) JIRA
2 16 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.48%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (0.94%) Selenium
6 6 (0.81%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.81%) IBM UrbanCode
6 6 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.67%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.67%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.67%) Maven
7 5 (0.67%) Zephyr
8 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.40%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.13%) GitLab
10 1 (0.13%) Spinnaker
10 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
General
1 174 (23.45%) Finance
2 112 (15.09%) Banking
3 96 (12.94%) Retail
4 20 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 16 (2.16%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.02%) Marketing
7 11 (1.48%) Back Office
7 11 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.08%) Front Office
8 8 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.94%) Law
10 6 (0.81%) Advertising
10 6 (0.81%) Legal
10 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.67%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.67%) Publishing
12 3 (0.40%) Automotive
12 3 (0.40%) Billing
12 3 (0.40%) Games
13 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (9.43%) .NET
2 44 (5.93%) Web Services
3 32 (4.31%) REST
4 19 (2.56%) HTML
5 18 (2.43%) Middleware
6 17 (2.29%) SAML
7 16 (2.16%) Spring
8 11 (1.48%) Kafka
8 11 (1.48%) RESTful
9 10 (1.35%) HTML5
9 10 (1.35%) J2EE
9 10 (1.35%) OAuth
10 9 (1.21%) CSS
11 8 (1.08%) .NET Core
11 8 (1.08%) EDI
11 8 (1.08%) Java EE
11 8 (1.08%) Velocity
12 7 (0.94%) CSS3
12 7 (0.94%) Natural Language Processing
12 7 (0.94%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.37%) Data Centre
3 19 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 12 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.62%) Fintech
6 12 (1.62%) User Experience
7 8 (1.08%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.08%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.08%) Taxonomies
8 7 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 7 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (0.94%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.81%) PKI
9 6 (0.81%) VLE
10 5 (0.67%) Online Banking
10 5 (0.67%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (4.85%) Windows
2 31 (4.18%) Linux
3 26 (3.50%) Unix
4 13 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.48%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.94%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.81%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.67%) Android
9 5 (0.67%) Solaris
9 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.40%) VMS
11 2 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (11.99%) Microservices
3 72 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 67 (9.03%) SOA
5 62 (8.36%) DevOps
6 61 (8.22%) TOGAF
7 57 (7.68%) Analytics
8 47 (6.33%) Data Modelling
9 46 (6.20%) Enterprise Architecture
10 44 (5.93%) CRM
11 42 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
12 40 (5.39%) Migration
13 39 (5.26%) IT Strategy
14 38 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
15 37 (4.99%) Workflow
16 34 (4.58%) ETL
17 33 (4.45%) Machine Learning
18 32 (4.31%) E-Commerce
19 29 (3.91%) ERP
20 27 (3.64%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 93 (12.53%) Java
2 55 (7.41%) SQL
3 38 (5.12%) JavaScript
4 35 (4.72%) C#
5 23 (3.10%) Python
6 14 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 13 (1.75%) C
8 10 (1.35%) Java 8
9 7 (0.94%) C++
10 6 (0.81%) PHP
10 6 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.67%) R
12 4 (0.54%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.54%) Perl
12 4 (0.54%) Ruby
12 4 (0.54%) Scala
13 3 (0.40%) Dart
13 3 (0.40%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 37 (4.99%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.75%) Degree
4 13 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
5 11 (1.48%) AWS Certification
6 10 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.21%) MCSE
8 6 (0.81%) CISSP
8 6 (0.81%) RHCE
9 5 (0.67%) CCIE
9 5 (0.67%) CISM
9 5 (0.67%) MCITP
9 5 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.54%) CCNA
10 4 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.40%) ISEB
11 3 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.72%) QA
2 10 (1.35%) GDPR
3 6 (0.81%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.81%) PSD2
4 5 (0.67%) MiFID
5 4 (0.54%) IFRS
5 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.40%) COBIT
6 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.40%) FATCA
6 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.27%) EMIR
7 2 (0.27%) PMO
8 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 15022
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 33 (4.45%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.77%) Docker
3 18 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.67%) OpenAM
5 5 (0.67%) vCloud
5 5 (0.67%) vSphere
6 3 (0.40%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.40%) IAG
6 3 (0.40%) XenApp
7 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.27%) HDFS
7 2 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (3.64%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
3 17 (2.29%) Ansible
4 16 (2.16%) Puppet
4 16 (2.16%) Terraform
5 13 (1.75%) SCCM
6 12 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.67%) Nagios
8 5 (0.67%) Sysdig
9 4 (0.54%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.40%) Salt
11 2 (0.27%) PaperCut
12 1 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.13%) Grafana
12 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.13%) Packer
12 1 (0.13%) Stealthwatch
12 1 (0.13%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 114 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.33%) Oracle
3 44 (5.93%) SAP
4 34 (4.58%) VMware
5 23 (3.10%) Google
6 20 (2.70%) IBM
7 17 (2.29%) Cisco
7 17 (2.29%) Citrix
8 14 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.21%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.21%) Splunk
10 8 (1.08%) Ab Initio
11 7 (0.94%) hybris
11 7 (0.94%) Pega
11 7 (0.94%) Tableau
12 6 (0.81%) Adobe
12 6 (0.81%) F5
12 6 (0.81%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.81%) Okta
12 6 (0.81%) ServiceNow