Period
to 11 April 2021

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 138 149
Rank change year-on-year +46 +11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 590 473 845
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.72% 1.94% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 2.08% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 321 549
10th Percentile £463 £488 £472
25th Percentile £513 £548 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £610 £600
Median % change year-on-year -5.74% +1.67% +4.35%
75th Percentile £675 £706 £673
90th Percentile £725 £788 £713
England median daily rate £570 £590 £575
% change year-on-year -3.39% +2.61% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
10th Percentile " " £52.75
25th Percentile £57.50 £41.25 £55.00
Median hourly rate £62.00 £42.50 £67.68
Median % change year-on-year +45.88% -37.20% -6.66%
75th Percentile £66.50 £43.75 £78.10
90th Percentile " " "
England median hourly rate £55.00 £62.92 £67.68
% change year-on-year -12.59% -7.03% -16.17%

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 20,049 22,789 40,351
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 93.47% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,488 16,567 29,369
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
75th Percentile £615 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 310 469
10th Percentile £16.99 £12.98 £12.45
25th Percentile £21.25 £16.80 £15.00
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.31 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year +27.52% +17.75% +3.23%
75th Percentile £51.50 £47.09 £34.25
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% +2.78% +1.12%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 +54 84 £600 +0.84% 43
West London +12 4 £491 -18.19% 4
South London - 4 £563 - 1
East London +17 2 £650 +4.84% 11
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 178 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (28.64%) Azure
3 128 (21.69%) Finance
4 126 (21.36%) AWS
5 116 (19.66%) Microservices
6 91 (15.42%) Enterprise Architecture
7 88 (14.92%) TOGAF
8 75 (12.71%) Microsoft
9 73 (12.37%) Java
9 73 (12.37%) Banking
10 72 (12.20%) Data Modelling
11 71 (12.03%) Security Cleared
12 64 (10.85%) SC Cleared
13 61 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 61 (10.34%) DevOps
14 52 (8.81%) Migration
15 51 (8.64%) Oracle
15 51 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
15 51 (8.64%) Analytics
16 49 (8.31%) PaaS
17 47 (7.97%) Data Architecture
17 47 (7.97%) Salesforce.com
17 47 (7.97%) Data Management
18 45 (7.63%) Open Source
18 45 (7.63%) Big Data
19 44 (7.46%) Master Data Management
20 43 (7.29%) Retail
21 42 (7.12%) SAP
22 41 (6.95%) SDLC
23 40 (6.78%) REST

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 16 (2.71%) CMS
2 14 (2.37%) Apache
3 13 (2.20%) Confluence
3 13 (2.20%) Red Hat Fuse
4 8 (1.36%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.85%) Headless CMS
8 4 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.51%) SugarCRM
9 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.34%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.34%) Drupal
10 2 (0.34%) IIS
10 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.34%) Mule
Applications
1 6 (1.02%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.68%) Magento
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.34%) Shopify
6 2 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.17%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.17%) Summit
7 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 169 (28.64%) Azure
2 126 (21.36%) AWS
3 49 (8.31%) PaaS
4 37 (6.27%) SaaS
5 35 (5.93%) GCP
5 35 (5.93%) Serverless
6 31 (5.25%) IaaS
7 24 (4.07%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (2.54%) iPaaS
9 14 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (2.20%) Power Platform
11 12 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (2.03%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 10 (1.69%) Microsoft 365
12 10 (1.69%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 8 (1.36%) GitHub
14 8 (1.36%) Route 53
14 8 (1.36%) SuccessFactors
15 7 (1.19%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.71%) WAN
2 15 (2.54%) LAN
3 14 (2.37%) Network Security
4 9 (1.53%) VPN
5 7 (1.19%) HTTP
5 7 (1.19%) Wireless
6 6 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (1.02%) Firewall
7 5 (0.85%) Internet
7 5 (0.85%) VoIP
8 3 (0.51%) DNS
8 3 (0.51%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (0.51%) FCoE
8 3 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.51%) FTP
8 3 (0.51%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.51%) ISDN
8 3 (0.51%) NAS
8 3 (0.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (7.63%) Big Data
3 26 (4.41%) Data Lake
4 22 (3.73%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.05%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.53%) SQL Server
9 8 (1.36%) Power BI
10 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.68%) Cloud Spanner
12 4 (0.68%) GIS
12 4 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.51%) HBase
13 3 (0.51%) MySQL
13 3 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (5.93%) PowerDesigner
2 23 (3.90%) kappa
3 21 (3.56%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.37%) JIRA
5 8 (1.36%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (0.68%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.51%) Ant
7 3 (0.51%) CircleCI
7 3 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.34%) Maven
9 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.17%) GitLab
9 1 (0.17%) RStudio
9 1 (0.17%) Subversion
9 1 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.17%) Terragrunt
9 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 128 (21.69%) Finance
2 73 (12.37%) Banking
3 43 (7.29%) Retail
4 28 (4.75%) Public Sector
5 26 (4.41%) Marketing
6 22 (3.73%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.54%) Investment Banking
8 12 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.53%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.19%) Front Office
11 6 (1.02%) Publishing
12 5 (0.85%) Back Office
12 5 (0.85%) Billing
12 5 (0.85%) Electronics
12 5 (0.85%) Law
13 3 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.51%) Legal
13 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.34%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.78%) REST
2 39 (6.61%) .NET
3 33 (5.59%) Web Services
4 26 (4.41%) Middleware
5 24 (4.07%) Spring
6 22 (3.73%) AngularJS
7 21 (3.56%) SOAP
8 20 (3.39%) XML
9 17 (2.88%) HTML
9 17 (2.88%) Kafka
10 16 (2.71%) JSON
10 16 (2.71%) Node.js
11 15 (2.54%) Ajax
12 14 (2.37%) jQuery
13 13 (2.20%) Apache Camel
13 13 (2.20%) GWT
13 13 (2.20%) Hibernate
13 13 (2.20%) HTML5
13 13 (2.20%) JSF
13 13 (2.20%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.56%) Mobile App
2 19 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.71%) Cloud Native
5 16 (2.71%) User Experience
6 15 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.37%) Clustering
7 14 (2.37%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.03%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.69%) SWIFT
11 8 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.19%) Cybercrime
12 7 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.02%) FMCG
13 6 (1.02%) Robotics
14 4 (0.68%) CMDB
14 4 (0.68%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.68%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 27 (4.58%) Linux
2 16 (2.71%) Windows
3 4 (0.68%) Solaris
4 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.34%) Unix
6 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.17%) Debian
6 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.17%) VMS
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (19.66%) Microservices
3 91 (15.42%) Enterprise Architecture
4 88 (14.92%) TOGAF
5 72 (12.20%) Data Modelling
6 61 (10.34%) DevOps
6 61 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (8.81%) Migration
8 51 (8.64%) Analytics
9 47 (7.97%) Data Architecture
9 47 (7.97%) Data Management
10 45 (7.63%) Open Source
11 44 (7.46%) Master Data Management
12 41 (6.95%) SDLC
13 36 (6.10%) Architecture Roadmap
14 33 (5.59%) CRM
14 33 (5.59%) Waterfall
15 32 (5.42%) ERP
16 31 (5.25%) Scrum
17 30 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 73 (12.37%) Java
2 30 (5.08%) JavaScript
2 30 (5.08%) SQL
3 14 (2.37%) Java 8
3 14 (2.37%) Python
4 8 (1.36%) C#
5 7 (1.19%) C
6 6 (1.02%) Apex Code
6 6 (1.02%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.85%) Ada
7 5 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.68%) SOQL
9 3 (0.51%) PHP
9 3 (0.51%) R
9 3 (0.51%) SOSL
10 2 (0.34%) Perl
10 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.34%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.17%) C++
11 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 64 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.07%) Degree
4 13 (2.20%) TOGAF Certification
5 10 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.02%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.68%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.34%) CISSP
9 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.17%) CCDP
10 1 (0.17%) CCIE
10 1 (0.17%) CCNA
10 1 (0.17%) CCNP
10 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MCP
10 1 (0.17%) MCSE
10 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.90%) Data Quality
2 20 (3.39%) QA
3 13 (2.20%) GDPR
4 8 (1.36%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.19%) SEPA
6 6 (1.02%) IFRS
7 5 (0.85%) ISO 20022
8 4 (0.68%) COBIT
9 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.51%) PSD2
10 2 (0.34%) NIST
10 2 (0.34%) SLA
11 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.17%) HL7
11 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.17%) NCSC
11 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (3.56%) Docker
2 15 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.51%) KVM
4 3 (0.51%) NFS
4 3 (0.51%) SRDF
4 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.51%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.51%) Xen
5 2 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (5.08%) Kubernetes
2 13 (2.20%) Terraform
3 5 (0.85%) Ansible
4 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.51%) Puppet
5 3 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.34%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.17%) Istio
7 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 75 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.64%) Oracle
3 47 (7.97%) Salesforce.com
4 42 (7.12%) SAP
5 30 (5.08%) BiZZdesign
6 23 (3.90%) MuleSoft
7 22 (3.73%) Databricks
8 17 (2.88%) IBM
8 17 (2.88%) ServiceNow
8 17 (2.88%) VMware
9 16 (2.71%) Google
10 13 (2.20%) Cisco
11 6 (1.02%) Dell
11 6 (1.02%) hybris
12 5 (0.85%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.85%) Qualtrics
12 5 (0.85%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.68%) EMC
13 4 (0.68%) F5
13 4 (0.68%) Sybase