Period
to 25 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 76 110 143
Rank change year-on-year +34 +33 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,257 421 575
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.35% 2.38% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 2.59% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 286 385
10th Percentile £513 £463 £497
25th Percentile £563 £513 £538
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £575 £600
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% +0.42%
75th Percentile £725 £650 £688
90th Percentile £800 £725 £775
England median daily rate £625 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £41.25
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
75th Percentile - - £43.75
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £76.83 - £67.50
% change year-on-year - - +17.39%

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 34,987 16,280 27,854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 91.96% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,506 11,854 20,319
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 134 367
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.15 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.02 £22.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £34.23 £31.82 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.56% +51.52% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.63 £51.22 £39.63
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +2 110 £641 +11.52% 69
South London -3 8 £625 +19.05%
West London -22 5 £623 +24.50% 15
East London -2 4 £625 - 12
North London - 3 £800 - 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 443 (35.24%) Azure
2 382 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
3 343 (27.29%) Finance
4 307 (24.42%) AWS
5 303 (24.11%) Social Skills
6 217 (17.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 217 (17.26%) DevOps
7 216 (17.18%) Microservices
8 213 (16.95%) Microsoft
9 209 (16.63%) Banking
10 167 (13.29%) TOGAF
11 160 (12.73%) Migration
12 146 (11.61%) Java
13 140 (11.14%) Enterprise Architecture
14 134 (10.66%) CI/CD
15 120 (9.55%) SaaS
16 119 (9.47%) Data Modelling
16 119 (9.47%) Kubernetes
17 118 (9.39%) Analytics
18 113 (8.99%) PaaS
19 106 (8.43%) Docker
20 100 (7.96%) Databricks
20 100 (7.96%) Retail
21 92 (7.32%) GCP
22 89 (7.08%) CRM
23 88 (7.00%) Big Data
24 86 (6.84%) SAP
24 86 (6.84%) Salesforce.com
25 85 (6.76%) Public Cloud
26 81 (6.44%) Kafka

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 25 (1.99%) Confluence
2 22 (1.75%) CMS
3 15 (1.19%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.19%) Camunda
4 14 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.56%) IIS
7 6 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (0.40%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.32%) Apache
9 4 (0.32%) Drupal
9 4 (0.32%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.32%) SAS
10 3 (0.24%) Appian
10 3 (0.24%) Headless CMS
10 3 (0.24%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (1.43%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.48%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.16%) Windchill
7 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.080%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (1.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.32%) SAP IBP
6 4 (0.32%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.32%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.16%) Exstream
8 2 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 443 (35.24%) Azure
2 307 (24.42%) AWS
3 120 (9.55%) SaaS
4 113 (8.99%) PaaS
5 92 (7.32%) GCP
6 80 (6.36%) Serverless
7 64 (5.09%) IaaS
8 51 (4.06%) GitHub
9 49 (3.90%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 42 (3.34%) Microsoft 365
11 39 (3.10%) Azure Data Factory
12 33 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
13 31 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
13 31 (2.47%) OpenShift
14 28 (2.23%) Power Platform
15 27 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
16 25 (1.99%) Azure Functions
17 23 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
18 20 (1.59%) Amazon S3
19 19 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.99%) Network Security
2 20 (1.59%) Firewall
3 11 (0.88%) DNS
3 11 (0.88%) Internet
4 9 (0.72%) WAN
5 8 (0.64%) HTTP
5 8 (0.64%) SAN
5 8 (0.64%) SSL
6 6 (0.48%) Unified Communications
6 6 (0.48%) VoIP
6 6 (0.48%) VPN
7 5 (0.40%) LAN
7 5 (0.40%) NAS
8 4 (0.32%) IKE
8 4 (0.32%) IPsec
8 4 (0.32%) SD-WAN
9 3 (0.24%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.24%) RFID
9 3 (0.24%) SCCP
9 3 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (7.00%) Big Data
2 58 (4.61%) Data Lake
3 48 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (3.74%) NoSQL
5 44 (3.50%) SQL Server
6 27 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 26 (2.07%) RDBMS
8 21 (1.67%) Power BI
9 20 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 19 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.27%) Metadata
13 14 (1.11%) Cloudera CDH
14 12 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (0.72%) Tableau
17 8 (0.64%) BigQuery
18 7 (0.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 54 (4.30%) Jenkins
2 48 (3.82%) PowerDesigner
3 43 (3.42%) TeamCity
4 39 (3.10%) Gradle
4 39 (3.10%) Maven
5 29 (2.31%) JIRA
6 14 (1.11%) Git (software)
7 10 (0.80%) Selenium
8 8 (0.64%) GitLab
9 7 (0.56%) kappa
10 6 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
11 5 (0.40%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.40%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.32%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.32%) Terragrunt
12 4 (0.32%) Zephyr
13 3 (0.24%) SonarQube
14 2 (0.16%) webpack
General
1 343 (27.29%) Finance
2 303 (24.11%) Social Skills
3 209 (16.63%) Banking
4 100 (7.96%) Retail
5 64 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (5.09%) Investment Banking
6 59 (4.69%) Influencing Skills
7 49 (3.90%) Public Sector
8 44 (3.50%) Marketing
9 41 (3.26%) Presentation Skills
10 38 (3.02%) Front Office
11 31 (2.47%) Legal
12 29 (2.31%) Telecoms
13 24 (1.91%) Billing
14 17 (1.35%) Law
14 17 (1.35%) Manufacturing
15 14 (1.11%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.95%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.72%) Back Office
18 8 (0.64%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (6.44%) Kafka
2 69 (5.49%) .NET
3 62 (4.93%) REST
4 34 (2.70%) JSON
5 32 (2.55%) React
5 32 (2.55%) SOAP
6 31 (2.47%) Node.js
7 27 (2.15%) HTML
8 26 (2.07%) XML
9 25 (1.99%) AngularJS
10 24 (1.91%) RESTful
11 23 (1.83%) Web Services
12 22 (1.75%) Spring
12 22 (1.75%) Spring Boot
13 21 (1.67%) .NET Core
13 21 (1.67%) CSS
14 20 (1.59%) Middleware
15 14 (1.11%) OAuth
15 14 (1.11%) OpenID
16 13 (1.03%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 85 (6.76%) Public Cloud
2 57 (4.53%) Cloud Native
3 39 (3.10%) Data Protection Act
3 39 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 35 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 32 (2.55%) User Experience
6 26 (2.07%) Virtual Team
7 25 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (1.91%) Legacy Systems
9 20 (1.59%) Renewable Energy
10 15 (1.19%) Private Cloud
11 13 (1.03%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.88%) EPoS
13 10 (0.80%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.72%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.72%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.72%) Robotics
15 8 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 71 (5.65%) Windows
2 30 (2.39%) Linux
3 19 (1.51%) Windows 10
4 16 (1.27%) Unix
5 15 (1.19%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.64%) VMS
7 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.16%) Android
10 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.080%) AIX
11 1 (0.080%) Solaris
11 1 (0.080%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.080%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (17.26%) DevOps
2 217 (17.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 216 (17.18%) Microservices
4 167 (13.29%) TOGAF
5 160 (12.73%) Migration
6 140 (11.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 134 (10.66%) CI/CD
8 119 (9.47%) Data Modelling
9 118 (9.39%) Analytics
10 89 (7.08%) CRM
11 73 (5.81%) Open Source
12 72 (5.73%) Collaborative Working
13 71 (5.65%) Strategic Roadmap
14 70 (5.57%) Architecture Roadmap
15 68 (5.41%) Data Architecture
15 68 (5.41%) Scrum
16 64 (5.09%) E-Commerce
17 63 (5.01%) Infrastructure as Code
18 61 (4.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 146 (11.61%) Java
2 80 (6.36%) JavaScript
3 68 (5.41%) SQL
4 59 (4.69%) C#
5 37 (2.94%) Python
6 35 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 26 (2.07%) Bash
8 20 (1.59%) C
9 8 (0.64%) Go
10 7 (0.56%) Kotlin
10 7 (0.56%) PHP
11 6 (0.48%) Perl
11 6 (0.48%) Scala
11 6 (0.48%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.32%) R
13 4 (0.32%) Ruby
14 3 (0.24%) Ada
14 3 (0.24%) C++
15 2 (0.16%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 63 (5.01%) Security Cleared
2 56 (4.46%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.50%) Degree
4 31 (2.47%) TOGAF Certification
5 27 (2.15%) AWS Certification
6 10 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.64%) CCIE
7 8 (0.64%) Master's Degree
8 7 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.40%) CCNP
9 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.32%) CCIE Security
10 4 (0.32%) CISSP
11 3 (0.24%) CCNA
12 2 (0.16%) CCIE Service Provider
12 2 (0.16%) CISM
12 2 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.16%) RHCE
12 2 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.86%) QA
2 32 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 28 (2.23%) GDPR
4 19 (1.51%) PMO
5 11 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.56%) ISO 20022
6 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.40%) Accessibility
7 5 (0.40%) SEPA
8 3 (0.24%) PSD2
8 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.16%) ITGC
9 2 (0.16%) NCSC
9 2 (0.16%) NIST
10 1 (0.080%) GMP
10 1 (0.080%) GRC
10 1 (0.080%) HL7
10 1 (0.080%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.080%) SLA
10 1 (0.080%) Solvency II
System Software
1 106 (8.43%) Docker
2 51 (4.06%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.48%) OpenAM
5 4 (0.32%) vCloud
5 4 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.24%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.080%) HDFS
8 1 (0.080%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.080%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.080%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 119 (9.47%) Kubernetes
2 74 (5.89%) Terraform
3 20 (1.59%) Ansible
3 20 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.56%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.48%) Puppet
7 5 (0.40%) logstash
7 5 (0.40%) Nagios
8 3 (0.24%) SCCM
9 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.080%) FlexNet
10 1 (0.080%) Grafana
10 1 (0.080%) Istio
10 1 (0.080%) Kiali
10 1 (0.080%) Kibana
10 1 (0.080%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.080%) VxRail
Vendors
1 213 (16.95%) Microsoft
2 100 (7.96%) Databricks
3 86 (6.84%) Salesforce.com
3 86 (6.84%) SAP
4 70 (5.57%) Oracle
5 57 (4.53%) MuleSoft
6 51 (4.06%) BiZZdesign
7 42 (3.34%) Google
8 28 (2.23%) ServiceNow
9 27 (2.15%) Pega
10 25 (1.99%) Cloudera
10 25 (1.99%) IBM
11 22 (1.75%) Splunk
12 20 (1.59%) Red Hat
13 18 (1.43%) VMware
14 14 (1.11%) Charles River
15 9 (0.72%) Adobe
15 9 (0.72%) CA
15 9 (0.72%) Workday
16 8 (0.64%) AppDynamics