Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 4 July 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 71 91 145
Rank change year-on-year +20 +54 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1,396 826 341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.50% 2.98% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 3.21% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 569 230
10th Percentile £525 £463 £475
25th Percentile £575 £515 £540
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £620
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £763 £679 £713
90th Percentile £838 £738 £750
England median daily rate £650 £588 £593
% change year-on-year +10.64% -0.84% +3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
10th Percentile - - £87.65
25th Percentile - £57.50 £87.88
Median hourly rate - £62.00 £89.50
Median % change year-on-year - -30.73% +14.96%
75th Percentile - £66.50 £91.63
90th Percentile - - £92.15
England median hourly rate £59.00 £55.50 £89.50
% change year-on-year +6.31% -37.99% +19.33%

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 37,031 25,715 16,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 92.82% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,236 18,525 11,925
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £613
90th Percentile £788 £713 £700
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 253 194
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.26
25th Percentile £22.00 £20.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.40 £31.83
Median % change year-on-year +8.02% +1.79% +56.61%
75th Percentile £51.75 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.35 £62.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 -5 133 £700 +16.67% 62
West London +3 13 £670 -4.29% 12
South London -14 9 £588 - 1
North London - 5 - -
East London -8 2 £726 +11.69% 10
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following 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.

1 468 (33.52%) Azure
2 423 (30.30%) Agile
3 419 (30.01%) Finance
4 300 (21.49%) AWS
5 293 (20.99%) Social Skills
6 239 (17.12%) DevOps
7 223 (15.97%) Microservices
8 216 (15.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 205 (14.68%) TOGAF
10 196 (14.04%) Banking
11 195 (13.97%) Microsoft
12 163 (11.68%) Migration
13 130 (9.31%) Retail
14 127 (9.10%) PaaS
15 126 (9.03%) Java
16 125 (8.95%) SAP
17 117 (8.38%) SaaS
18 116 (8.31%) Enterprise Architecture
19 109 (7.81%) Oracle
20 105 (7.52%) Analytics
21 103 (7.38%) SQL
22 102 (7.31%) Data Modelling
22 102 (7.31%) CI/CD
23 96 (6.88%) Kubernetes
24 93 (6.66%) SDLC
25 89 (6.38%) GCP
26 88 (6.30%) CRM
26 88 (6.30%) Technical Architecture
27 82 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
28 80 (5.73%) IT Strategy

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 29 (2.08%) Apache Spark
1 29 (2.08%) Confluence
2 23 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.36%) Apache
4 17 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 16 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (0.86%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.72%) CMS
8 9 (0.64%) nginx
9 8 (0.57%) Apache Pig
9 8 (0.57%) Camunda
9 8 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.36%) JBoss
11 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.29%) IIS
12 4 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 15 (1.07%) SAP Hybris
4 11 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.64%) SAP FI
6 8 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 6 (0.43%) Findur
8 5 (0.36%) Actimize
8 5 (0.36%) Maximo
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
8 5 (0.36%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.36%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.29%) Carpe Diem
9 4 (0.29%) Elite 3E
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle SCM
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 468 (33.52%) Azure
2 300 (21.49%) AWS
3 127 (9.10%) PaaS
4 117 (8.38%) SaaS
5 89 (6.38%) GCP
6 75 (5.37%) Serverless
7 72 (5.16%) IaaS
8 60 (4.30%) Microsoft 365
9 39 (2.79%) Power Platform
10 38 (2.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 35 (2.51%) Azure DevOps
12 33 (2.36%) GitHub
13 29 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
14 28 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
14 28 (2.01%) Azure AKS
14 28 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
15 24 (1.72%) Amazon S3
16 22 (1.58%) Amazon EKS
16 22 (1.58%) Azure Functions
17 21 (1.50%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.51%) Firewall
2 17 (1.22%) Network Security
3 14 (1.00%) DNS
3 14 (1.00%) VPN
3 14 (1.00%) WAN
4 13 (0.93%) Internet
5 8 (0.57%) LAN
5 8 (0.57%) SAN
6 7 (0.50%) SD-WAN
7 5 (0.36%) HTTP
7 5 (0.36%) LTE
7 5 (0.36%) SSL
8 4 (0.29%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.29%) MPLS
8 4 (0.29%) SMS
8 4 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.21%) IKE
9 3 (0.21%) IPsec
9 3 (0.21%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (4.94%) Big Data
2 62 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 59 (4.23%) NoSQL
4 53 (3.80%) Data Lake
5 41 (2.94%) SQL Server
6 23 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 22 (1.58%) Azure SQL Database
8 20 (1.43%) Power BI
9 18 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.15%) Metadata
12 15 (1.07%) MongoDB
13 14 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.93%) DynamoDB
15 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 11 (0.79%) Flink
16 11 (0.79%) Hadoop
17 10 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 44 (3.15%) PowerDesigner
2 32 (2.29%) JIRA
3 30 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.36%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.93%) TeamCity
6 12 (0.86%) Gradle
6 12 (0.86%) kappa
6 12 (0.86%) Maven
7 8 (0.57%) GitLab
8 3 (0.21%) Bitbucket Server
8 3 (0.21%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.14%) ERwin
9 2 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.072%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.072%) Introscope
10 1 (0.072%) Selenium
10 1 (0.072%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.072%) webpack
General
1 419 (30.01%) Finance
2 293 (20.99%) Social Skills
3 196 (14.04%) Banking
4 130 (9.31%) Retail
5 82 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (3.87%) Public Sector
7 49 (3.51%) Investment Banking
8 45 (3.22%) Marketing
9 43 (3.08%) Influencing Skills
10 42 (3.01%) Telecoms
11 40 (2.87%) Presentation Skills
12 32 (2.29%) Legal
13 30 (2.15%) Front Office
14 24 (1.72%) Manufacturing
15 19 (1.36%) Law
16 17 (1.22%) Billing
16 17 (1.22%) Retail Banking
17 12 (0.86%) Digital Economy
17 12 (0.86%) Documentation Skills
17 12 (0.86%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (4.37%) Kafka
2 59 (4.23%) .NET
3 52 (3.72%) REST
3 52 (3.72%) RESTful
4 27 (1.93%) JSON
4 27 (1.93%) SOAP
5 24 (1.72%) Middleware
6 23 (1.65%) XML
7 22 (1.58%) Web Services
8 20 (1.43%) AngularJS
8 20 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
9 19 (1.36%) Spring
10 18 (1.29%) Spring Boot
11 15 (1.07%) React
12 12 (0.86%) Apache Camel
12 12 (0.86%) Node.js
13 11 (0.79%) OAuth
14 10 (0.72%) .NET Core
15 9 (0.64%) Apache Beam
15 9 (0.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (4.08%) Public Cloud
2 42 (3.01%) Management Information System
3 40 (2.87%) Cloud Native
4 36 (2.58%) User Experience
5 35 (2.51%) Virtual Team
6 33 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (2.08%) Legacy Systems
8 28 (2.01%) Data Centre
8 28 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 28 (2.01%) Mobile App
9 25 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
11 20 (1.43%) Mainframe
12 16 (1.15%) Legacy Applications
13 14 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (0.93%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.86%) Renewable Energy
16 10 (0.72%) Credit Risk
16 10 (0.72%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.72%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 70 (5.01%) Windows
2 41 (2.94%) Linux
3 18 (1.29%) VMS
4 13 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.79%) Android
6 11 (0.79%) Unix
7 10 (0.72%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.57%) Debian
8 8 (0.57%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.29%) zOS
10 1 (0.072%) AIX
10 1 (0.072%) HPUX
10 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (30.30%) Agile
2 239 (17.12%) DevOps
3 223 (15.97%) Microservices
4 216 (15.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 205 (14.68%) TOGAF
6 163 (11.68%) Migration
7 116 (8.31%) Enterprise Architecture
8 105 (7.52%) Analytics
9 102 (7.31%) CI/CD
9 102 (7.31%) Data Modelling
10 93 (6.66%) SDLC
11 88 (6.30%) CRM
11 88 (6.30%) Technical Architecture
12 80 (5.73%) IT Strategy
13 79 (5.66%) Data Architecture
14 71 (5.09%) Problem-Solving
15 68 (4.87%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 66 (4.73%) Waterfall
17 63 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
17 63 (4.51%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (9.03%) Java
2 103 (7.38%) SQL
3 55 (3.94%) Python
4 51 (3.65%) JavaScript
5 50 (3.58%) C#
6 35 (2.51%) C
7 26 (1.86%) PowerShell
8 12 (0.86%) Go
8 12 (0.86%) Scala
9 11 (0.79%) Perl
10 10 (0.72%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.64%) Bash
11 9 (0.64%) PHP
12 8 (0.57%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.43%) R
14 5 (0.36%) C++
15 3 (0.21%) ABAP
15 3 (0.21%) Ruby
16 2 (0.14%) Bicep
16 2 (0.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 57 (4.08%) Degree
3 56 (4.01%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.22%) TOGAF Certification
5 16 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.79%) CCIE
7 10 (0.72%) AWS Certification
8 9 (0.64%) CISSP
9 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.50%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.36%) CCNP
11 5 (0.36%) MCSE
12 4 (0.29%) CISA
12 4 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.21%) CASP
13 3 (0.21%) CCIE Security
13 3 (0.21%) CCIE Service Provider
13 3 (0.21%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.01%) GDPR
2 28 (2.01%) QA
3 26 (1.86%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.00%) ISO 20022
5 11 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.72%) COBIT
7 8 (0.57%) NIST
8 7 (0.50%) PMO
9 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.36%) SEPA
11 4 (0.29%) GRC
12 3 (0.21%) COSO
12 3 (0.21%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.14%) Accessibility
13 2 (0.14%) HL7
13 2 (0.14%) ITGC
13 2 (0.14%) SLA
14 1 (0.072%) Basel II
14 1 (0.072%) MiFID
14 1 (0.072%) NCSC
System Software
1 73 (5.23%) Docker
2 39 (2.79%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.29%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.29%) vCloud
7 3 (0.21%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.14%) GFS2
8 2 (0.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.072%) HDFS
9 1 (0.072%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 96 (6.88%) Kubernetes
2 38 (2.72%) Terraform
3 17 (1.22%) Ansible
4 16 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (0.93%) SCCM
6 10 (0.72%) Puppet
7 7 (0.50%) Istio
8 6 (0.43%) Grafana
8 6 (0.43%) Kibana
8 6 (0.43%) Prometheus
9 5 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.29%) logstash
11 3 (0.21%) Nagios
12 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.14%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.14%) Salt
12 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.072%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 195 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 125 (8.95%) SAP
3 109 (7.81%) Oracle
4 67 (4.80%) Salesforce.com
5 55 (3.94%) BiZZdesign
6 49 (3.51%) MuleSoft
7 47 (3.37%) Databricks
8 42 (3.01%) Google
9 29 (2.08%) VMware
10 25 (1.79%) Cloudera
10 25 (1.79%) Informatica
11 19 (1.36%) Adobe
11 19 (1.36%) F5
11 19 (1.36%) Pega
11 19 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.36%) Splunk
12 17 (1.22%) IBM
13 14 (1.00%) Cisco
14 13 (0.93%) Citrix
15 10 (0.72%) AppDynamics