Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 116 143
Rank change year-on-year -63 +27 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 695 990 811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.50% 2.20% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 2.32% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 669 540
London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £425 £434 £425
90th Percentile £725 £750 £688
England median daily rate £550 £538 £525
% change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
London median hourly rate £60.00 £100.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +150.00% -
England median hourly rate £59.50 £55.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +8.18% +19.57% +1.13%

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 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -31 109 £575 -4.17% 22
East London +1 18 £500 -9.09% 2
South London -22 17 £678 +17.83% 2
West London -20 15 £563 +18.42% 6
North London -13 5 £525 -16.00% 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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.

1 186 (26.76%) Finance
2 159 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (18.27%) Java
4 98 (14.10%) TOGAF
5 94 (13.53%) Microsoft
5 94 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
6 87 (12.52%) Microsoft Azure
7 76 (10.94%) Oracle
8 74 (10.65%) Retail
9 69 (9.93%) Enterprise Architecture
10 68 (9.78%) Banking
10 68 (9.78%) Web Services
11 67 (9.64%) SAP
12 64 (9.21%) Analytics
13 62 (8.92%) SOA
14 58 (8.35%) CRM
15 57 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
16 56 (8.06%) REST
17 55 (7.91%) Microservices
18 50 (7.19%) DevOps
18 50 (7.19%) Migration
19 48 (6.91%) UML
20 47 (6.76%) ERP
21 45 (6.47%) Data Modelling
21 45 (6.47%) IaaS
21 45 (6.47%) SDLC
22 44 (6.33%) SaaS
23 42 (6.04%) .NET
24 41 (5.90%) ETL
25 40 (5.76%) Business Intelligence

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 (4.03%) WebSphere
2 19 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (2.16%) CMS
5 14 (2.01%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.44%) JBoss
7 9 (1.29%) WildFly
8 7 (1.01%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.58%) Confluence
10 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.43%) Apache
11 3 (0.43%) CICS
11 3 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.43%) SAS
11 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (1.58%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.16%) Dynamics AX
1 15 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.73%) Oracle Retail
3 8 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.58%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 4 (0.58%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.43%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.43%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.43%) Sonata
7 2 (0.29%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.29%) Radian6
7 2 (0.29%) Relativity
7 2 (0.29%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 94 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (12.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (6.47%) IaaS
4 44 (6.33%) SaaS
5 39 (5.61%) Office 365
6 37 (5.32%) PaaS
7 13 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (1.44%) iPaaS
10 8 (1.15%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.72%) GitHub
12 5 (0.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 3 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.43%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 3 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.59%) Internet
2 14 (2.01%) Firewall
3 10 (1.44%) VPN
4 9 (1.29%) LDAP
4 9 (1.29%) SMS
5 8 (1.15%) WAN
6 7 (1.01%) LAN
7 6 (0.86%) DNS
7 6 (0.86%) SSL
7 6 (0.86%) Wireless
8 5 (0.72%) HTTP
8 5 (0.72%) S/MIME
9 4 (0.58%) MPLS
9 4 (0.58%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.43%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.43%) Skype
10 3 (0.43%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (0.43%) VLAN
10 3 (0.43%) VPLS
10 3 (0.43%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.32%) Big Data
2 31 (4.46%) Hadoop
3 28 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.88%) SQL Server
5 18 (2.59%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.87%) DB2
7 12 (1.73%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.73%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.58%) HBase
8 11 (1.58%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.29%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.01%) QlikView
11 6 (0.86%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
11 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.72%) DataStage
12 5 (0.72%) MySQL
12 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.72%) Sqoop
13 4 (0.58%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.72%) JIRA
3 4 (0.58%) ERwin
3 4 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.43%) GitLab
4 3 (0.43%) Subversion
4 3 (0.43%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.29%) Gerrit
5 2 (0.29%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.29%) Maven
5 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Ant
6 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.14%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.14%) JUnit
6 1 (0.14%) MorphX
6 1 (0.14%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Xcode
General
1 186 (26.76%) Finance
2 74 (10.65%) Retail
3 68 (9.78%) Banking
4 32 (4.60%) Marketing
5 19 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.45%) Back Office
7 10 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.15%) Legal
8 8 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.86%) Billing
9 6 (0.86%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.72%) Electronics
10 5 (0.72%) Front Office
10 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.72%) Local Government
11 4 (0.58%) Advertising
12 3 (0.43%) Law
12 3 (0.43%) Publishing
12 3 (0.43%) Retail Finance
13 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (9.78%) Web Services
2 56 (8.06%) REST
3 42 (6.04%) .NET
4 32 (4.60%) SOAP
5 25 (3.60%) HTML
6 23 (3.31%) Kafka
7 22 (3.17%) JSON
8 20 (2.88%) Spring
9 19 (2.73%) Middleware
9 19 (2.73%) XML
10 18 (2.59%) Node.js
11 16 (2.30%) J2EE
11 16 (2.30%) RESTful
12 13 (1.87%) Java EE
13 12 (1.73%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.73%) OpenID
13 12 (1.73%) SAML
14 11 (1.58%) HTML5
15 10 (1.44%) CSS
15 10 (1.44%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 15 (2.16%) Mobile App
4 13 (1.87%) Social Media
5 12 (1.73%) PKI
6 10 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (1.29%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.29%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.29%) NHS
7 9 (1.29%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.15%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.15%) User Experience
9 7 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.86%) iPad
11 5 (0.72%) FMCG
11 5 (0.72%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.72%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.72%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.03%) Linux
2 27 (3.88%) Windows
3 11 (1.58%) Android
4 10 (1.44%) Unix
5 9 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.72%) AIX
7 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.58%) Solaris
8 4 (0.58%) SUSE
9 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.43%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.43%) zOS
10 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (22.88%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (14.10%) TOGAF
3 69 (9.93%) Enterprise Architecture
4 64 (9.21%) Analytics
5 62 (8.92%) SOA
6 58 (8.35%) CRM
7 57 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 55 (7.91%) Microservices
9 50 (7.19%) DevOps
9 50 (7.19%) Migration
10 48 (6.91%) UML
11 47 (6.76%) ERP
12 45 (6.47%) Data Modelling
12 45 (6.47%) SDLC
13 41 (5.90%) ETL
14 40 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
14 40 (5.76%) E-Commerce
15 35 (5.04%) IT Strategy
16 32 (4.60%) Data Management
17 31 (4.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 127 (18.27%) Java
2 23 (3.31%) JavaScript
2 23 (3.31%) SQL
3 15 (2.16%) Python
4 14 (2.01%) C#
5 8 (1.15%) Apex Code
5 8 (1.15%) PHP
6 7 (1.01%) C
7 6 (0.86%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.72%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.72%) Ruby
8 5 (0.72%) Scala
8 5 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.72%) VB
9 4 (0.58%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.43%) R
10 3 (0.43%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.29%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.29%) Pig Latin
11 2 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.02%) Degree
3 11 (1.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.58%) VCAP
6 4 (0.58%) VCP6
7 3 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.29%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.29%) CCIE
8 2 (0.29%) CCNA
8 2 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.29%) CWNA
8 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.29%) VCDX
9 1 (0.14%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.60%) QA
2 20 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.58%) GDPR
4 6 (0.86%) MiFID
5 5 (0.72%) COBIT
5 5 (0.72%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.58%) EMIR
7 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.43%) SLA
8 2 (0.29%) GCP
8 2 (0.29%) IFRS
9 1 (0.14%) GAAP
9 1 (0.14%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.14%) PMO
9 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 37 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.16%) Docker
3 11 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.58%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.58%) HDFS
4 4 (0.58%) vSphere
5 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.14%) Firmware
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.14%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.14%) vCloud
7 1 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (0.86%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.58%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 4 (0.58%) SCCM
3 3 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.43%) Terraform
3 3 (0.43%) TrustSec
4 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.29%) Puppet
4 2 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.29%) vRealize
5 1 (0.14%) Ambari
5 1 (0.14%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.14%) Rancher
5 1 (0.14%) SCOM
5 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 94 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 76 (10.94%) Oracle
3 67 (9.64%) SAP
4 36 (5.18%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (4.75%) IBM
6 21 (3.02%) VMware
7 20 (2.88%) Adobe
8 14 (2.01%) ATG
9 13 (1.87%) Informatica
10 10 (1.44%) Teradata
11 9 (1.29%) Cisco
11 9 (1.29%) Guidewire
11 9 (1.29%) hybris
11 9 (1.29%) MapR
11 9 (1.29%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.15%) HP
12 8 (1.15%) MuleSoft
12 8 (1.15%) TIBCO
13 7 (1.01%) Pega
13 7 (1.01%) Workday